This Tech CEO Is Among 2020’s The Outstanding Men of The Year Honorees
David Almirol, CEO and founder of homegrown software solutions company MultiSys Technologies Corporation, is among the seven The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) honorees for 2020.
TOYM recognizes exemplary young individuals who have brought service to others and are true models worth emulating by the young generation and the nation in general. The TOYM theme for 2020 was Pilipino: Tagumpay Natin ang Galing Mo.
Almirol, who is an honoree for science technology and engineering, hails from the city of Cauayan in Isabela, and worked his way through underemployment, homelessness, and bankruptcy to make a change, empower the homegrown technology and IT community, and eventually make his mark as one of the country's tech entrepreneurs.
“I’m grateful and deeply humbled by this recognition from the bottom of my heart,” says Almirol. “I have seen the many faces of failure, and yet here I stand—with the same mission and passion to champion Filipino tech ingenuity, and drive to do better, everyday, and inspire my fellow compatriots, especially the youth. Glory to God.”
Among the 2020 TOYM honorees are Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto; educator Edgar Elago; Angkas cofounder George Royeca; World Bank senior disaster risk management specialist Lesley Jeanne Cordero; National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines-Manila director and Telehealth Center director Raymond Francis Sarmiento; and Army Capt. Ron Villarosa Jr.
Almirol at the helm of MultiSys
For its inspiring accomplishments and excellence in the Information Technology sector, MultiSys has also bagged multiple recognitions in 2020 from international and local award-giving bodies.
MultiSys was named as one of Asia’s Leading SMEs in 2020 in the globally-recognized Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards. The ACES Award is one of the biggest and most sought-after accolades in Asia, which aims to identify successful visionaries and to enable as many people as possible to learn from its awardees’ success. The “Asia’s Leading SMEs” category recognizes outstanding small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia with a focus on growth and resilience. The winning SMEs have a sustainable business model, strong customer base, innovative product offering, growing revenue and profits, and the flexibility to respond to rapid changes in the industry and customer demand.
The Asia CEO Awards, one of the largest business award bodies in the country and in the Asia Pacific Region, also recognized MultiSys as 2020’s Most Innovative Company of the Year. The award was open to any Philippines-based organizations that achieved accomplishments and innovations meaningful to the organization and to society.
MultiSys also received the Inspirational Brand Award under the Telecommunications & ICT Industry category of the prestigious Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards in 2020. The regional awards committee honors business leaders and organizations that have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses, while upholding significant social responsibilities that come with leadership.
Further, MultiSys is one of only 13 Filipino awardees in the ASEAN Business Awards, having been recognized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) as one of the outstanding Southeast Asian businesses that contributed to pandemic response. MultiSys developed the Philippines’ digital contact tracing and pandemic mitigation platform, StaySafe.ph. The company still leads the deployment of the system to over 1,600 local government units and thousands of companies nationwide.
In addition, the Asia Leaders Awards named MultiSys the SME Company of the Year under the Technology category. The Asia Leaders Awards acknowledges honorable men and women who promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and beyond, as well as demonstrate unwavering efforts in solving the country’s problems.
“These recognitions inspire us even more to innovate and fulfill the demands of the evolving IT industry,” shares Almirol. “These are [a] testament to the true local IT excellence, that ‘Tatak Pinoy’ seal. These would also further our influence in the pursuit of [showcasing] Filipino technology internationally and uplifting the levels of skills and competitiveness in the local IT community. More importantly, these awards are well-deserved recognitions of our employees for all their hard work, dedication, talent and skills.”
MultiSys provides a wide range of cost-effective, full-scale software services, system platforms and integrations now being used by more than 2,500 companies and organizations.
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