July 20, 2012

PSIA Invitation

Ademar / July 20, 2012

Last June 14, 2012, we were invited to present Codetoki idea and share our experience in participating startup competitions to PSIA (Philippine Software Industry Association) members of PD/SIG (Product Development and Special Interest Group). The meeting was held at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati.

The first speaker was Ms. Maoi Arroyo, Founder and CEO of Hybridigm Consulting Inc., the Philippines’ first Bio-tech consulting firm. She talked about the aspects of commercialization. It was great to know that there is a Bio-tech consulting firm in the Philippines. Very inspiring. 

Sir Earl Martin Valencia, VP/Head of Corporate Development Innovation at SMART Communications shared his experience handling a small team inside a big company. His team had a budget of $2,500 only but they were able to meet their goals. Another interesting info about Sir Earl was that he was a rocket scientist at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Really amazing!

Ms. Ito Gruet, VP-Business Development at Computer Professionals, Inc., shared her experience and insights on the New Zealand Product Development Ecosystem. 

And lastly, Mr. Arup Maity, CEO of BlastAsia, talked about the Lean Startup and Product Development. 

And here’s me talking about Startup Weekend Cebu and the idea behind Codetoki.

This could not be possible without the help of Sir Alvin of Microsoft. Thank you so much Sir Alvin! :)

All photos were grabbed from PSIA flickr account