Global management consulting, technology management and outsourcing company Accenture in the Philippines bags the International ICT Awards Philippines 2012 BPO Company of the Year Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Hotel Manila last March 29, 2012. Over 500 guests from the country’s IT-BPO sector were present in this most prestigious sectoral awards jointly organized by the Business Process Association of the Philippines and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.
Lito Tayag, Country Managing Director of Accenture in the Philippines, received the award on behalf of the Company’s approximately 24,000 employees. This is the second time in the Awards’ history that Accenture won the title, also being the very first recipient of the award in 2007.
Convergys Philippines Services Corporation, represented by Victoria “Ivic” Mueco, the Company’s Country Manager for Customer Management Operations, was proclaimed BPO Employer of the Year. Also a consistent finalist throughout the Awards’ history, this marks Convergys’ third time to win the much-coveted award: First in 2007 and then again in 2009.
Other winners of the night were HSBC Electronic Data Processing Philippines for Shared Services Excellence of the Year, Maersk Global Services Center (Philippines) Ltd. for Most Innovative BPO Company of the Year, IBM for Non-Voice Excellence of the Year, Ingram Micro Shared Services Center for Fastest Growing BPO of the Year and Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Ltd. Phils. for a newly institutionalized category – Quality Program of the Year.
To ensure that the best new industry players are also recognized, the Award-giving body recognizes the Best New BPO Locator of the Year. This award was brought home by Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines) Inc.
Topping-off the list of awards is the ICT Individual Contributors Award which were given to three of the most respected personalities in the Philippine IT-BPO sector: Virgilio Pena, Monchito Ibrahim and PEZA Director General Lilia De Lima. These awardees were honored for over 10 years of valuable contribution to the ICT industry.
During his speech, Richard Mills, Chairman of the ICT Awards, urged fellow non-Filipinos to stand up and pay homage to the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who tirelessly work day-in and day-out to make the ICT industry in the Philippines what it is today. The crowd obliged in a standing ovation reinforcing a shared and strong belief that the Philippines is now a global force in business process outsourcing.