Dr. Francisco Castillo, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad), talked about the role of information technology in the water company’s transformation during the EMC Forum held recently in Makati City.
The event was attended by over 200 business and Information Technology (IT) management executives, technical architects, data scientists and storage/infrastructure managers from a wide range of Filipino businesses.
Dr. Castillo discussed Maynilad’s experience in revamping its IT infrastructure over the last three years. While the company faced many challenges in upgrading its hardware and virtualizing business processes, it began reaping benefits in terms of flexibility and operational efficiency.
Dr. Castillo was named “Outstanding ASEAN CIO” by the International Data Group (IDG), as well as Most Valuable Person by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) for his contribution in the mobility exchange conference in Singapore. He has over 20 years of experience in IT, and has undertaken IT and consulting engagements in several countries in Europe and Asia.
IN PHOTO: Maynilad Chief Information Officer Dr. Francisco Castillo (left) receives a token of appreciation from Dimitri Chen, EMC Chief Operating Officer – Asia Pacific and Japan Region, for sharing Maynilad’s information technology experience during the EMC 2014 Forum.