Stratpoint CEO recognized in Channel Asia’s 2021 Women in ICT Awards

The Information and Communication Technology industry has its own Olympics, a battle of technical strength and business sense. In the 2021 Women in ICT Awards hosted by Channel Asia, Stratpoint’s very own CEO, Mary Rose dela Cruz (MR), was named a finalist in the Achievement Award, from over 200 other nominees for this year’s recognition.

The Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) celebrates gender diversity and recognizes female excellence across the ASEAN tech channel. It aims to acknowledge women who are frontrunners, influential figures, and role models in the technology industry. The award is run by Channel Asia, a technology publication for Southeast Asia under the IDG Communications umbrella.

The WIICTA recognized MR’s career in the Achievement category, for having delivered an unrivaled contribution to the ICT industry, evident through outstanding professional and personal achievements. Nominees in the Achievement category are esteemed thought leaders with distinguished careers spanning at least 25 years, as business leaders and role models for aspiring executives. 

MR has been in the executive leadership of Stratpoint since 2010, joining as the Chief Operating Officer and 5 years later becoming its Chief Executive Officer. She is central in helping the company recover from the 2007-2008 financial crisis, when Stratpoint shed 60% of its headcount and experienced business stagnation. She pivoted the company from offering on-premise technologies to cloud services, a daring strategy as cloud was still new at the time. In 2 years, the company turned cash positive. Fast-forward to 2021, Stratpoint experienced double-digit growth year-on-year and grew into a team of more than 300.

On top of leading a successful technology company, MR sits on the board of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) to represent the interests of 160 Filipino software and IT service companies in the areas of emerging tech, in-demand skills, and upskilling. She fervently advocates women joining the IT industry to break stereotypes.

MR says about women in IT, “When there are women in IT, more women will emerge as leaders too, not because we are female but because we can create solutions to problems. We can harness the power of technology. We can lead. These are the things that make a CEO, regardless of gender, and in those capabilities, men and women are always equal.”

Spoken like the CEO we love and look up to. Cheers, MR!

August 5, 2021

Blogs

Staff Augmentation or Dedicated Team?

When engaging a third-party in an IT project, what is the right service arrangement? In this article, we explore the pros and cons of staff augmentation vs dedicated team.

Don’t get buried in technical debt

Technical debt is the cost of fixing an application in the future because you chose a cheaper, quicker, or more convenient but limited solution today. Learn how you can avoid incurring it with OutSystems.

Stratizens Work Collaboratively with the help of Google Workspace

Documents, sheets, powerpoints, and everything else essential for work can be found in Google Workspace. Even before the pandemic happened, we in Stratpoint have been using Google Workspace for almost everything. If you’re wondering what “Google Workspace” is, it is a...

Retail tech trends in a digital economy

Mobile shops and e-commerce sites are now a bare minimum in the digital economy. To compete for a share in the consumers’ e-wallets, brands need to keep up with technology trends in retail.

Leveraging code reusability

Find out how a biotech company was able to launch a COVID app overnight by leveraging code reusability. You can do this too with the help of OutSystems and Stratpoint.

Security best practices for mobile app development

Data breaches announced by big brands like Facebook and Google tell us that cyber threats have become too commonplace and dangerous. Protect your brand by keeping abreast with security best practices.

Send Us a Message

BUILD WITH US

Privacy Notice