Accenture Gave Close To Million Pesos; Awesome Apps That Will Change Philippines

Accenture “Program the Future” Competition Recognizes Top Technology Apps Developed by Students


Winning apps promote environment protection & public health

Accenture in the Philippines recently concluded a competition, titled “Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015,” that yielded innovative apps developed by high performing college students to help address environmental and public health and safety issues.

Of the nearly 80 entries received from colleges and universities across the Philippines, the top 10 overall teams were chosen — five teams each for the Games App Challenge and App of the Future Challenge categories.

The champion teams of each category won Php 200,000 and Php 250,000 worth of prizes respectively and an additional Php 50,000 for their respective schools. Meanwhile, the runner-up team for the Games App Challenge was awarded Php 100,000 worth of prizes and the runner-up for the App of the Future Challenge received Php150,000 worth of prizes.

Earth-saving mobile game app


Team Technosaur from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) emerged as the champion in the Games App Challenge for developing “Modern Sweeper,” a 5-in-1 mobile game that challenges players to protect and save the earth. Team members Princess Sicat, Fenela Bagalayos, Marco Francisco, and Paulo Santiago created a game that shows real-life problems that revolve around recycling, waste management, pollution, and dynamite fishing.

Games App Challenge runner-up Team EChO from the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) University highlighted the significance of teaching water conservation to children (ages five to nine) thru their “Water Warrior” mobile game. Team EChO is comprised of Chum Keji Ocan, Jobelle Gerasta, Mark Joseph Fernandez and Junjie Sumalinog.

Team GwaPro and Team Creativs, both from the University of the Philippines Cebu, along with Team Earth Rangers from the University of San Jose Recoletos, completed this year’s finalists in the Games App Challenge category.

Save power with the futuristic home automation app


Team UCL from the University of the Philippines took the top prize in the App of the Future Challenge with a home automation assistant app called “Irina.” According to Romelio Tavas, Jr., Jasper Mendoza, Jake Sabandal, and Randy Beros, their team was inspired by the Internet of Things. “Irina” enables users to command appliances to turn off on their own, present electric consumption in peso value, identify which appliance consumes the most electricity, and help determine electricity consumption trends on a monthly basis.

Team Spectrum’s Charlie Ahl Arreglo, Princess Lykken Abella, Antonio Sotto, Jr., and Joyce Marie Montegrande, also from CIT University, received the runner-up trophy. They developed “Golden Garbage, a waste segregation Android app that helps users locate nearby junk shops and provides information on the recyclable items accepted and their corresponding costs.

De La Salle’s Team CoDiverse, University of the Philippines Diliman’s The In-code-ables and AMA Computer Learning Center, College of Meycauayan’s Team MAX were also part of the top 5 teams in the App of the Future Challenge category. 




Skills development of IT students


Now on its second year, Program the Future seeks to encourage talented youth to use technology to create a greater future for Filipinos and the country. The competition is a testament to Accenture’s continued commitment to enhance the skills of today’s Information Technology (IT) students.

Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead of Accenture in the Philippines and chairman of the panel of judges, commended all the students for creating very impressive apps that exceeded the judges’ expectations.

“The apps that you developed, in addition to the teamwork, collaboration and passion you showed, are proof that our country’s future is in good hands. May you continue to realize that you can use your talents and skills to make a difference,” said Tierro.

In addition to Tierro, the finalists were evaluated by Prof. John Williams of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), ABS-CBN’s Chief Digital Officer Donald Patrick Lim, and some of Accenture’s top executives, including Country Managing Director Lito Tayag, Digital Lead JP Palpallatoc, Platform Lead Chucky Castro, and Delivery Director for the Avanade unit Stephen Alba.


Team Technosaur from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), developer of the game app “Modern Sweeper,” is this year’s Champion in the Games App Category of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Cydelle Rondaris, Dean, College of Engineering and Technology (CET), PLM; Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Front row (from left to right): Charito Molina, Faculty, Computer Studies Department, PLM and Leisyl Ocampo, Chairperson, Department of Computer Studies, PLM; Team Technosaur members: Marco Francisco, Princess Joy Sicat, Fenella Mae Bagalayos and John Paulo Santiago; Alvine Aurelio, Team Coach, Accenture Technology in the Philippines; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines. Photo taken by Thaddy Boniquit, Accenture Photographers Club.

Team Technosaur


Team Technosaur from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), developer of the game app “Modern Sweeper,” is this year’s Champion in the Games App Category of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Cydelle Rondaris, Dean, College of Engineering and Technology (CET), PLM; Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Front row (from left to right): Charito Molina, Faculty, Computer Studies Department, PLM and Leisyl Ocampo, Chairperson, Department of Computer Studies, PLM; Team Technosaur members: Marco Francisco, Princess Joy Sicat, Fenella Mae Bagalayos and John Paulo Santiago; Alvine Aurelio, Team Coach, Accenture Technology in the Philippines; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines. Photo taken by Thaddy Boniquit, Accenture Photographers Club.









Team UCL


Team UCL of UP Diliman won top prize in the App of the Future Challenge of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN. Front row (from left to right): Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead of Accenture in the Philippines; Team UCL’s Romelio Tavas, Jr., Randy Beros, Jake Sabandal, and Jasper Mendoza; Prof. Nestor Tiglao, their coach; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead of Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines.     
          

Team EChO


Team EChO from CIT University who developed the game app “Water Warrior,” 1st runner-up in the Games App Category of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Front row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Back row (from left to right): Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana, Dean, College of Computer Studies, CIT University; Mark Joseph Fernandez, Junjie Sumalinog, Jobelle Gerasta, and Chum Keji Ocan of Team EChO; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines.     









Team Spectrum


Team Spectrum from CIT University, 1st Runner-up in the App of the Future Challenge, developed the “Golden Garbage” mobile app. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Front row (from left to right): Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Victoria Ocay, Team Coach, Accenture Technology in the Philippines; Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana, Dean, College of Computer Studies, CIT-U; Team Spectrum members: Antonio Sotto, Jr., Charlie Ahl Arreglo, Joyce Marie Montegrande and Princess Lykken Abella; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines.     

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