MOVEMENTS | Tech execs, PR professional turn new leaf

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Seasoned IT executive Dan Viray has found a new job as vice president for enterprise managed data services at cloud computing firm IP Converge Data Services (IPC), a former sister company of his previous employer IP Converge Data Center (IP Converge).

Dan Viray via Facebook
Dan Viray via Facebook

The two companies have similar names as they used to be both owned by holding firm IP Ventures. They now have different owners: the publicly listed firm IP Converge is majority-owned by the 8990 Group of Companies, while IPC was acquired from IP Ventures in October 2012 by ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT.

Viray assumed his new job at IPC after shedding his role — apparently just in time — as business development director at CapGemini, the French-owned system integrator that is being blamed for the bungled IT migration of fast-food giant Jollibee.

Prior to IPC, IP Converge, and CapGemini, Viray also had high-level stints with Sun Microsystems, HP, Software AG, Digital Equipment, Unisys, and NCR Corporation.

Leo Querubin via LinkdIn
Leo Querubin via LinkdIn

Viray’s contemporary at Sun Microsystems Philippines, Leo Querubin, has also taken up a new consulting role as director for ICT business development at The Lina Group of Companies.

Querubin was the local project manager of election equipment provider Avante Systems. He is also an active and former president of the Philippine Computer Society (PCS).

Richard Parcia via Facebook
Richard Parcia via Facebook

BPO official and UST professor Richard Parcia, meanwhile, has transferred to cement maker Holcim Southeast Asia as head of its IT infrastructure and service desk.

A former executive of Intel Philippines and BayanTrade, Parcia was recently the senior IT manager for infrastructure services at the United Health Group.

Richard Arboleda via Facebook
Richard Arboleda via Facebook

On the other hand, PR executive Richard Arboleda has packed up his bags to take a vacation in the US after a short gig at Samsung Philippines.

A former reporter at the defunct Today newspaper, Arboleda has racked up a total of 19 years in the local PR industry, his LinkIn profile indicated.

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