- Right to left: Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu; Camille Calma, Catherine Villarosa, Selynn Co, Christine Chicano, Greg Tolentino, Pebbles Sy-Manalang, Globe head of Product Management, Vince Yamat, Globe Director for Innovations; and Globe Chief Human Resource Officer Ato Jiao.[/caption]
Globe Game Changer Challenge, a competition launched by the leading telecommunications company for ideas to revolutionize the Filipino digital lifestyle, attracted the best and the brightest graduating students in the country.
The completion has attracted top students from major colleges and universities that include University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Davao and De La Salle University Manila.
GGCC is a rigorous and prestigious competition to determine which top students from leading universities in the country will be able to help Globe achieve its vision of enriching the digital lifestyle of its consumers.
The GGCC competition involved around 300 outstanding students of major colleges and universities in the country including University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Davao and De La Salle University Manila. Based on their academic standing, excellence in extra-curricular activities, the 300 aspirants were then trimmed down to 25 after going through a series of interviews and workshops on innovation.
The top 25 students were then grouped into five teams and were asked to work on their big idea that would enhance Filipino digital lifestyle. Their proposals were judged by the senior leaders of Globe Telecom.
“Globe has been at the forefront of innovation and the people at Globe need to be innovative, customer-centric and this is what we envisioned to achieve through the GGCC. It’s important for us to bring a lot of new ideas, for young people to deliver disruptive, creative, innovative thinking unto the company because that is our life blood. Through the GGCC, we hope to bring the best of the best into the company,” Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said.
The winning GGCC team is composed of Camille Calma, a BS Business Administration student from the University of the Philippines, Diliman; Greg Tolentino, a BS in Applied Economics student from the De La Salle University, Manila; Catherine Villarosa, a BS Management student from the Ateneo de Manila University; Christine Chicano, a BS Business Administration student from UP Diliman; and Selynn Co, a BS Management Engineering student also from ADMU.
The winners will go to an all-expense paid trip to Singapore for an exclusive immersion in the SingTel Innovation Center. They were also awarded a cash prize of P50,000 and were each given an Ipad mini. The winners will also have a chance to be part of the company’s Management Development Program Batch 2015. The Management Development Program, intended for promising young talents, aims to develop effective cross management abilities, honing their decision-making skills that will help in achieving organization goals and prepare them to take the company forward amid intense competition and increasing demand for innovation.