BUSINESS | Kyndryl, BPI celebrate decade of transformative tech partnership in PH


Celebrating a significant milestone in the world of technology and finance, Kyndryl, the global leader in IT infrastructure services, and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), a major player in the Filipino financial sector, mark their 10-year anniversary of a partnership that has revolutionized the technological landscape in the Philippines.

For the past decade, BPI has made leaps in modernizing its operations, particularly in Data Center Operations, Server and Storage Management, IT Service Desk, Security Management, and Asset Management. This transformative journey, facilitated through its collaboration with Kyndryl, has enabled BPI to expand its reach with an impressive network of 752 branches nationwide. This partnership is not just about technological advancement; it’s about people and talent. BPI has cultivated a formidable pool of technical expertise, embracing cutting-edge solutions to propel its digital transformation and offering seamless, top-tier services to its customers.

Alex Seminiano, BPI’s Chief Technology Officer, shares his insights: “Our alliance with Kyndryl is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to digital excellence, prioritizing customer experience, data management, and security. We’re not just innovating; we’re driven by a mission to enhance the lives of Filipino families and communities, one innovative banking solution at a time.”

The recent gathering of Kyndryl and BPI executives, including Wilson Go, Kyndryl Philippines managing director; Andrew Lim, Kyndryl ASEAN managing director; TG Limcaoco, BPI president and chief executive; Elly Keinan, Kyndryl global group president; and Mariels Winhoffer, Kyndryl global business development leader, symbolizes this enduring partnership.

Kyndryl’s investment in the Philippines is more than just business. It’s a commitment to nurture local talent and to bolster the country’s digital prowess. With a focus on education, skill development, and experience, Kyndryl and BPI are at the forefront of introducing advanced technologies in automation, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

Wilson Go, Kyndryl Philippines managing director, expresses pride in their decade-long alliance with BPI: “Being BPI’s strategic tech partner is an honor. We’re not just looking at the present; we’re committed to supporting BPI’s ongoing digital journey. Our goal is to contribute to the Philippines’ rich technical talent pool and to foster expertise in emerging domains like automation and cloud modernization.”

This decade-long partnership between Kyndryl and BPI is more than a business collaboration; it’s a fusion of technology and vision, a commitment to the digital empowerment of the Philippines, one innovative step at a time.

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