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Exist Global, pioneers in Open Source software engineering in Asia Pacific, commemorated its 10th anniversary with co-founders Winston Damarillo, Willex Perez, and Junnie Arreza joining CEO Jerry Rapes in a toast to honor 10 extraordinary years of software innovation and the next 10 years of success. "Exist has had an amazing global trajectory since 2001," said Winston. "Our head count, roster of clients, industry network and service portfolio have expanded tremendously." Exist began with venture-funded start-up clients and 7 employees. Today, it runs the most modern development centers in Manila and Cebu with 180 technologists, serving world's leading companies in Healthcare, IT, Telecoms and Finance. In addition, Exist has established itself on the forefront of bleeding-edge technology development -- globally recognized innovators and producers of almost 3 dozen O... (more)

Information Technology Forecast for 2012

Healthcare IT Will Flourish "The IT development potential in healthcare is huge," said Jerry, Exist CEO. Much of this can be attributed to increasing demands to provide better quality of care, streamline operations, gain more administrative visibility and clinical insight, and improve access to healthcare. In the Philippines itself, a couple of healthcare IT developments, such as PhilHealth's eClaims project, are already underway. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. "Exist will be very active with Philippine healthcare stakeholders as an authority in technology." “Our problem... (more)

Fund Campaign for Typhoon Yolanda Victims

You are now probably aware that the damages caused by Typhoon Yolanda on various provinces in the Visayan region in the Philippines is beyond imagination. For those who would like to extend help to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines is preparing a relief operation specifically for the province of Leyte. Please find the below the email from the American Chamber Foundation on how you can help. ... (more)

IT in Healthcare

E-health initiatives are now found in 68% of the ICST policies in the Asia and Pacific region, as stated by the United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Information Communication and Space Technology (UNESCAP-ICST). In the Philippines, local hospitals and clinics see IT systems as both a challenge and an opportunity. By improving the quality of healthcare and medical information accuracy, these systems allow the country’s healthcare providers to meet the increasing demands not only of the local market but also the international market. Value for IT... (more)

Building Next-Generation Tech Leaders

I spoke to Mike Lim, VP for Engineering at Exist, who by the way is currently enrolled at the prestigious Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program, about this and here's my non-verbatim summary of our short exchange: Give people the opportunity to lead, even with small projects. Assign him/her a role, instead of giving tasks. This will give the person room to be creative and innovative. This'll give him/her a chance to demonstrate what he/she can be capable of. It's not having the title of a "manager". One can be a mentor to another, give inputs and share his/her experience to a peer,... (more)