It was a good fight among the five schools that entered the finals of the Advance Solutions Inc. (ASI) Technovation Challenge, and a wildcard finalist brought home the grand prize. Informatics Eastwood Icons headed by Frederick Lee with members Romeo Roque, Joboy Hiceta, Nikko Espiritu and Isaac Pabuayon led all other schools and garnered the admiration and approval of a demanding panel of judges.
Winning cash and IT Products, the team jumped for joy when the Champion spot was left for them to fill.
Grand Winner Informatics Eastwood Icons
Romeo Roque, general manager of Advance Solutions Inc. (ASI) Jefferson Plaza, president of COMDDAP Juan Chua, DENR Chief Officer-In-Charge for Management Information System Division Roberto De Leon, Frederick Richard Lee, Joboy Hiceta, Isaac Catalino Pabuayon, Nikko Espiritu, vice president of COMDDAP Bing Lastrilla, and vice president for Business Development of ASI Rowena Sanchez.
Awarded as Top 4 finalists (in alphabetical order) are teams A.R.C. from University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) with the project ‘ASI Eco Fan’ composed of Alvin Angeles, Ronell Ian Lomibao, Ma. Cherrie Estrellado; The BBN Project from De La Salle University with the project ‘Recycle Reward’ composed of Patrick Delos Reyes, Valerie Jean Lualhati, Daniel Gravador, Erina Therese Valdes and Erin Joy Caiga; Royal from University of Sto. Tomas with the project ‘Water Sensor’ masterminded by Jasmon Delfin; and SMSDR also from University of Perpetual Help System Dalta with the project ‘Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottle Waste Management composed of Edlen Joy Salazar, Kris Angelique Melicano, Zingso Santera, Emman Rillo and Ernest Alphonzo Diez.
Meanwhile, declared the Runners up of ASI Technovation are teams Cyber Arceri also from De La Salle University composed of Theresa Mendoza, Arianne Caitlin Ong, Baron Dimaranan, Wilbert Luy and Zed from University of Sto. Tomas, on solo is Jian Mateo.
UPHSD teams bagged Special awards gathering the most number of likes on Facebook and votes during the COMDDAP Expo 2012. Team A.R.C. awarded People’s Choice, voting duration from November 16-18, 2012. Team SMSDR awarded Most-Liked Prototype on Facebook with almost 3,000 ‘Likes’.
ASI Technovation Challenge: Green I.T.! is endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education, in partnership with Computer Manufacturer, Dealers, and Distributors Association of the Philippines (COMDDAP). Supported by Acer, BenQ, Coby, CaféFrance, HP and Intellipen.
“Technovation challenge was a thrilling experience. Not just for the organizers but also for everyone who worked hard for it – students and participating schools, said Jefferson Plaza, general manager of Advance Solutions Inc.
When asked what would be next year’s challenge, “Definitely more challenging and rewarding for 2013. We hope more students and schools would take on the challenge”.
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