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Author: Stephanie "Honey" Caragos

Clix.com | Stephanie C. Caragos: CDO ICT Pioneer One of 23 International Fellows for Eisenhower Fellowship

By:Mike Banos One of Cagayan de Oro’s ICT Pioneers has been selected as one of the two Filipino delegates to the Eisenhower Fellowship in the United States. Stephanie Picardal Caragos, President and CEO of Syntactics, Inc., set up the trailblazing BPO firm in 2000 and is also one of the founders of the Cagayan de Oro ICT Council, of which she is a former chair. “I want to learn and find ways how to further improve our IT workforce and know what are the requirements in quality and skill and processes in our industry,” Ms. Caragos said. “On my part, I want to learn more from the field of IT, IT training and education, leadership and management.” A passionate advocate for the tech sector as a transformative economic tool, Ms. Caragos uses IT mentoring and business development to deliver a higher standard of living to college graduates from low income Mindanao families. Her efforts have helped make Mindanao a tech center, increase the pool of IT talent, and enhance prosperity and quality of life. Read more...

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Eisenhower Fellowships

A passionate advocate for the tech sector as a transformative economic tool, Stephanie Caragos uses IT mentoring and business development to deliver a higher standard of living to college graduates from low income Mindanao families. Her efforts have helped make Mindanao a tech center, increased the pool of IT talent, and enhanced prosperity and quality of life. After founding her own tech outsourcing company, Syntactics, in 2005, Caragos launched LetIThelp.org, a social enterprise that pairs local tech college graduates with Syntactics career mentors. While on her fellowship Caragos will explore mentoring and business models that can inform her expansion...

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Goverment Making The Most of Technology

The Philippine Government has been highly involved in using information technology as a tool for socio economic growth. Recently, in the Mindanao LGU ICT Forum for Innovation and Connectivity through Technology, Philgeps, the Philippines Government Electronic Procurement System, was re-introduced to the local government unit representatives in Region X and I was elated to find out that the Philgeps framework and initiative is actually being studied as a pilot program by other South East Asian Countries. Introduced also during the forum was the topic of “Streamlining A More Responsive BPLS To Businesses” which tackled the measures done by cities...

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Startup CDO First Meet Up

Cagayan de Oro, July 29, 2014 – As July 29 was a holiday, we took the opportunity to catch up with the CDO startup founders at Coffeeworks, Xavier University. It was an informal meetup with most of the groups that were created during the first Startup Weekend CDO as well as other startup founders who are already doing business. It was interesting to note that most of the teams are all interested to continue with their ideas or continue to work as a team. Ideacamp’s founder, Marl Ian Dionaldo, albeit solo in his quest, continued his vision and is...

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