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Sunstar: Oro eyed as Northern Mindanao outsourcing hub

THE Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies are eyeing Cagayan de Oro City as a potential BPO destination in Northern Mindanao, said Stephanie Caragos, information and communications technology city council president. “Today, there are at least 15 BPO companies operating in Cagayan de Oro and employing some 2,000 agents,” said Caragos. “In the future, 5,000 siguro ang atong ma-employ which is a very good number for employment here in Cagayan de Oro,” she said. Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2016/09/26/oro-eyed-northern-mindanao-outsourcing-hub-499853 Follow us: @sunstaronline on Twitter | SunStar Philippines on...

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news.pia.gov.ph | 1st ICT Summit in CDO marks growing BPO industry

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 24 (PIA) – Cagayan de Oro ICT Council together with partner stakeholders held the first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) summit in Cagayan de Oro City on 23 June 2016 to welcome growing Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry in the city. With the theme “Bringing BPO to the Southern Hub,” the summit aimed to showcase the city’s potentials and promote CDO as a (BPO)-ready sector inviting potential ICT/BPO companies to invest in the city. CDO ICT Council president Stephanie Caragos said that ICT is important in this period of rapid change which is already driven by technology. “Having ICT as a tool is one of the most vital assets of an organization, therefore using technology is key to the success of our organizations,” she...

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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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