Alliance Software Inc. & NEC Telecom Software Philippines Inc. hosted a successful Leadership Forum last July 21, 2014 at City Sports Club Cebu. The forum was entitled “Succeeding in the IT Profession” featuring Ms. Agnes A. Gervacio, President of NEC Phils. The aim of the event is to show the community that Filipinos can achieve success in the IT Profession. The event was organized by Alliance as part of the Leadership & Management Program.

Ms. Gervacio shared her life experiences on how she was able to reach her goals & maintain a close relationship with her family and friends. According to her, a work life balance is very important for every working individual to be able to achieve success.

Ms. Gervacio specified that though the demands in the IT industry is so high it is so important to prioritize things, and never be discouraged on the challenges that may come along the way. She also shared in the forum the values that helped her shape who she is today, one of which is to believe in oneself.

As the first woman and first Filipino to hold the position as NEC Philippines President, Ms. Gervacio had a wide experience in the telecommunications industry having graduated with a degree of Electronics and Communications Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology. Prior to her appointment as President of NEC Philippines she was connected with Pacnet Philippines as Country Manager and was the Director of Special Projects of Pacnet based in Singapore.

The forum was attended by the Dean of the College of Computer Studies, Cebu Institute of Technology-University & the Chair of the Computer Science Department, University of the Philippines- Visayas; from the industry sector was Alliance Software Inc. with its President and CEO Mr. Robert Cheng, COO Mr. Sherwin Yu and selected employees. NEC Telecom Software Philippines Inc. with its President Mr. Hisao Yagi and General Manager for HR and General Affairs, Ms. Gina Alonzo, and selected employees.

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