Since establishing its presence in the Philippines in 1937, IBM has evolved to become the leader in information technology, providing hardware, software and IT-enabled services to domestic and global clients. It is known for the quality of its products and services in a long-standing tradition of excellence, customer satisfaction, and commitment to business ethics and integrity.
Celebrating over seven decades of bringing progress through innovation, IBM Philippines has over 5,000 clients, 400 business partners, 130 authorized service centers, and operates from thirteen world-class facilities nationwide supporting business units such as Sales, Software, Systems Technology, Information Technology and Global Process Services Solutions.
IBM Sites in the Philippines
IBM Innovation Center Manila
Asia Pacific College
IBM has been recognized by Quezon City as among its Top Business Tax Payers for six consecutive years, earning IBM a place in the Hall of Fame. A PMAP (People Management Association of the Philippines) Employer of the Year recipient, IBM has also been recognized by ILO (International Labor Organization) as a Child Friendly Firm, and by ECOP (Employers Confederation of the Philippines) for Strategic Visioning and Partnership (2011) and Excellence in Quality and Productivity (2013). IBM also won Fastest Growing BPO Company of the Year in the 2011 and Non-Voice Excellence Company of the Year in 2012 in the International ICT Awards.
Building a Smarter Philippines
IBM was instrumental in the country’s National Innovation Strategy, known as “FILIPINNOVATION”. In 2007, IBM partnered the Department of Science and Technology to drive innovation, and programs such as the Philippine Intellectual Property Policy Strategy, Engineering Research & Development for Technology Program, and the National Technology Business Incubators Program, were subsequently introduced.
Since 2008, interest in IBM’s Smarter Planet strategy to transform banking, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, retail, distribution and public safety in the Philippines has grown rapidly. At the SmarterCities Summit in 2010, IBM partnered with the Filipinnnovation Network to convene to discuss the most pressing issues facing the nation.
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In 2009, IBM’s Innovation Center in Quezon City (opened by the President) was set up to help the local business and academic communities to build skills and develop new technologies that support demand for digital infrastructure projects in banking, energy, telecommunications, transportation, retail and government industries.
IBM-DOST Research and Development
In May 3, 2012, a historic partnership to work together and build the first Philippine System and Technology R&D Lab was formally signed between the DOST and IBM. The R&D Lab is aligned with Philippines’ strategic growth initiative that calls for greater partnering between industry and government to advance four critical areas for the country: business process outsourcing, governance for anti corruption, talent development, and innovation for a knowledge-based economy.
GLOBAL CENTER FOR SMARTER ANALYTICS
In December 6, 2012, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and IBM today signed an agreement to collaborate on developing a comprehensive analytics education master plan for Philippine higher education institutions in order to prepare the country’s workforce towards the emerging trend towards Analytics. In 2013, select Philippine universities began offering Analytics courses.
IBM Corporate Citizenship
IBM’s deep commitment to drive innovation in all communities where it operates resonates in the company’s Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs (CC&CA) programs that strategically employs IBM’s technology and expertise for the improvement of education and address other locally relevant issues. Among its award-winning programs are KidSmart Early Learning Program, eMentor teacher training program (2007), Computer Eyes (2002), Corporate Service Corps (2010), and Celebration of Service (2011).
For answers to general questions about IBM in Philippines,
Call (632) 995-2426 (995-2IBM)(632) 995-2426 (995-2IBM)
Philippines Head Office
2nd-4th Floors IBM Plaza
8 Eastwood Avenue
Eastwood City Cyberpark
E. Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue
1110 Libis, Quezon City
Country General Manager for IBM Philippines
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* All dollar figures are US