IT-BPM industry told to pay attention to talent pool

A recognized Google developer in the Philippines has urged the Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) to pay attention to making its talent pool better or risk losing to other countries. Albert Padin, the only recognized Google developer in the country, said developers need to get better and stay relevant to entice companies to locate here instead of going to China. Padin was in Cebu for Code Camp, a gathering of more than 1,600 developers from all over the country. Padin said the main challenge of a developer is to always keep up and stay updated. He also said that Cebu’s IT-BPM sector, which employs around 150,000 presently, is known for its good performance in voice services as well as some non-voice transactions.