Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
The newly-formed Zamboanga ICT Council (ZICT), the city’s primary advocate for the development and advancement of Information and Communications Technology particularly the game-changing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, recently adopted its official logo via a Logo-Making Contest which was ran from Aug. 28 - Sept. 19, 2012.
The top three (3) winners were awarded a total of P 16,000.00 in cash prize in a simple awarding ceremony that was held in the office of eMergence Systems & Solutions, a local IT company that is owned by ZICT council chairman Mr. Felix Louell G. Saavedra. The First Place Winner, Mr. Rabbi Stevens Turco received 10,000 in cash while the second (Michelee Parado) and third place winner (Kevin Daniel Simbajon) received 4,000.00 and 2,000.00 respectively.
Out of the 72 entries submitted, the tallied scores came up with the 3 winning designs that were judged according to overall concept and design impact (30%), relevance (30%), creativity (20%) and originality (20%). Judging was done by the ZICT Chaiman Felix Louell Saavedra, Vice-President Mr. Michael Tiu Lim, Treasurer Mr. Antonio Iturralde and council Executive Assistant Mr. Joseph P. Curada. This was facilitated by DTI representative and council member Marjorie Pascual. The winning entries, as officially announced in the Zamboanga ICT Council Facebook page last October 8, are the following:
ZICT Chairman Mr. Saavedra expressed how the chosen logo embodies the aspirations of the Zamboanga ICT in sustaining the momentum of Zamboanga being one of the “Next Wave Cities” in the ICT-BPO industry. The logo depicts industry growth and economic development that are brought about by the BPO industry, digital information technology that characterizes the industry’s global services, enabling of communications and data interconnections, and employment and economic empowerment of human resources.
“The logo represents the vibrant and game-changing nature of this sunrise industry, qualities which each member tries to bring to the table in the ICT council,” commented the ZICT chairman Mr. Saavedra, also a member of the Zamboanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We are taking initiatives at great personal commitment and sacrifice to try to jumpstart the development of this industry in Zamboanga City. The logo must represent the passion, vigour and dynamism which each member of the team is exhibiting in our efforts of laying the groundwork that will create the right ecosystem for the BPO industry to thrive.”
With the active effort of the Zamboanga ICT Council to make a noise both locally and nationally by conducting conference and other activities which promotes Zamboanga as a viable hub for the IT-BPO industry, it will not be long until we see the growth of the BPO-IT industry here in Zamboanga City the following years.
By Joseph Curada
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