Day: September 13, 2017

FILIPINA MOM, TERESA CONDICION, IS MAKING WAVES IN THE MOBILE APP SCENE

FILIPINA MOM, TERESA CONDICION, IS MAKING WAVES IN THE MOBILE APP SCENE

When I first joined RISE Conference in Hong Kong, there was a dedicated spot for Women In Tech. I’ve seen a number of women of different nationalities and I thought, “Are there Filipinas qualified here?”. But that was just a random thought and I didn’t give much importance to that.

Not until I read Teresa  Condicion’s credentials. 

Maybe this is the start that Filipina Moms should be engaging more with technology, or perhaps leading some of its legs.

Who is Teresa Condicion?

Teresa is the Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer of Snapcart, a mobile application that gives shoppers cashback for scanning their receipts while they collect significant amount of purchase data. This allows them to analyze and offer real time shopper information to various brands.

Snapcart is Asia’s first real-time shopper engagement app where it allows brands to connect with its consumers directly. It’s garnered various awards globally, and hailed as the top 22 most disruptive companies in the world by Disrupt 100 organization.

She is responsible in harnessing, managing, and analyzing Snapcart’s data analytics and machine learning platforms to deliver deep shopper insights to clients.

 

But this was not an overnight success, nor something that was out of luck….SHE WORKED HARD FOR IT!

Teresa Condicion was formerly Procter & Gamble Consumer Insights A. Director. She has 17 years of experience in Consumer Insights across Asia with 10 years of experience in advanced analytic, creating multiple innovations for P&G globally.

She finished a degree in Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas and was a Cum Laude (without much of a surprise).

And as a mom like me, I am extremely inspired on how she balances her time with her boys, and still have time to hit the gym.

If PeN is gearing towards being a SUPER app, Teresa is our SUPER MOM!

 

We are always on the lookout for amazing Filipina moms like Teresa Condicion. She’s one of our inspirations to make PeN a leading app across the globe.

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Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog

PeN HELPS FLOOD VICTIMS IN SOUTH ASIA TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR FAMILIES

SWEDEN, September 12 /PeN/PeN has been helping flood victims in South Asia in reconnecting with their families by providing free messages and calls services.

Because of the heavy rains brought by the monsoon, millions of people in South Asia have lost their homes, and are getting ill. Diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are already on the rise. And unfortunately, more than 1,400 people have died.

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There are approximately 41 million people affected across Bangladesh, Nepal, Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Mumbai.

Aside from suffering from the physical loss and diseases, flood victims are also emotionally traumatized. That’s where PeN extends its services by providing more free calls and messages particularly in the affected areas.

“Sometimes, in order to feel better, you just need to know that somebody cares. Our current app users and total service usage in India, Nepal and Bangladesh have increased during this season, making PeN one of the most efficient ways to reconnect with families. We extended the low cost to almost free services because we know the dire need for this until, such time that the storm passes – literally and figuratively. And we intend to do the same, if there is a need to do so.”
– Charisma Quebral, PeN CMO

One of PeN’s core objectives is to be an instrument of communication for countries where there is limited internet connection.

The number of calls and messages serviced by PeN in South Asia increased by three times during the time of the flooding. The region is also considered the app’s major player with more than 250,000 users in that area alone.

 

Posted by Charisma Quebral in Blog
27 ALREADY KILLED BY HEPATITIS OUTBREAK IN CALIFORNIA

27 ALREADY KILLED BY HEPATITIS OUTBREAK IN CALIFORNIA

A total of 421 patients have contracted the Hepatitis A disease since early 2017, said the Public Health Services Division in the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

With 27 deaths and 292 hospitalizations, California has declared a Hepatitis A outbreak mostly victimizing homeless individuals according to the agency.

An overview of the user report from PeN’s PULSE Virus Tracker

Vaccination efforts are being implemented on strategic locations in the county.

According to WHO,” Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is primarily spread when an uninfected (and unvaccinated) person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. The disease is closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation and poor personal hygiene.”

Hepatitis A can be avoided by thoroughly cleaning your hands after using the toilet and avoiding direct contact to contaminated stool, blood samples and other bodily fluid. Avoiding contaminated water and food is also important to prevent having the disease.

SOURCE: Public Health Services Division in the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Blog, Health