By Chriselda Gesultura
Renowned leaders in the local technology industry have joined the Board of Advisors of KodeGo, the web development educational boot camp of Globe’s 917Ventures.
The five new board members provide a wide range of talent and experience to help KodeGo shape the future of edutech in the Philippines and uplift the lives of millions of Filipinos.
First on the list is former Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Monchito “Mon” Ibrahim. He brings over 45 years of leadership experience in technology and development in the private and public sectors. He is currently VP for External Affairs of the UP System Information Technology Foundation and VP/Trustee of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP).
Another seasoned IT business leader is Jerry Bongco, Head of Enterprise at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He spent 11 years at Microsoft, where he became the country director for the Consumer and Devices Business Division. He has also taken management roles in Sun Microsystems, Lucent Technologies, and Crayon.
Also a great addition to the roster is Jonathan “JDL” de Luzuriaga, President of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) and CEO of Spring Valley Tech Corp. He previously led the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines, Compos Mentis Inc., and ADEC Innovations’ software development.
Meanwhile, Joan Penaflorida is the president of Yondu Inc., also a Globe Group company. Yondu is a top-notch IT solutions company providing cloud services and software development, among other innovative technology solutions, for Philippine businesses. Her skills include management and organizational leadership, business development, strategic partnerships, and scaling early-stage startups.
Rounding up the list is Jack Madrid, President and CEO of the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), the flagship association of the IT-BPM industry. Some of his notable senior leadership roles include establishing Yahoo!’s brand and operations in the Philippines, Country Manager for eCommerce marketplace leader Multiply.com, Managing Director of MTV Asia, Managing Director of the Ayala Corporation and Director of Dell International Services. Jack was also Board Director of the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) and Cofounder of the Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines (DCOM).
“We are proud and honored to have these remarkable people on our Board of Advisors at KodeGo. With each of them being experts in their respective fields, we are looking forward to how their guidance and mentorship will make KodeGo grow as a company and help us continually redefine the edutech industry,” said Fam Alonto, Venture Builder at 917Ventures.
KodeGo is one of the business ideas taken in by 917Ventures under its Velocity program for promising ventures. KodeGo helps students, new graduates, and career shifters become certified IT professionals and get hired in as fast as 12 weeks through its online bootcamps with zero upfront fees. It also plans to offer other tech and non-tech courses in the future.
To learn more about KodeGo, visit https://kodego.ph/.