[TAGUIG CITY, 19 July 2023] — MDI Novare, a leading technology innovation company, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Unilab Foundation Inc. as a technology partner and platinum sponsor of HackaSTEM, a three-day hybrid event that aims to foster creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork among a diverse group of senior high school students  while addressing critical societal challenges.

The event, blending the best aspects of physical and virtual experiences, will bring together participants from various locations, enabling them to contribute their unique perspectives. The in-person component of the hackathon will take place on July 22 and 29, 2023, at Common Grounds, Rockwell in Makati City.

Victor M. Silvino, CEO of MDI Novare, expressed excitement about the partnership, saying, “As we solidify this partnership, let it echo our dedication and promise to action. Together with the Unilab Foundation, MDI Novare will help shape a future where STEM education is accessible to all, enabling our youth to dream big and embrace the possibilities of technology.”

This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the joint efforts to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly in the field of technology. Pearl Sy, Communications & Marketing Head at MDI Novare, emphasized their role in empowering the next generation, stating, “As the National Champion in Technology, we recognize our role in empowering the next generation of thinkers, problem solvers, and visionaries who will shape the future.”

“Your support for our first ever hackathon was crucial for its seamless execution. This partnership is a huge confidence boost for our team and plays an invaluable role in organizing this transformational event for all the participants and, of course, the future of STEM education in the country,” said Joan Urieta, Programs & Strategic Support Director of Unilab Foundation Inc., as she thanked MDI Novare during the signing ceremony.

Investing in the future generations is not new to MDI Novare. Through their boot camp program called Novare University, they have emphasized the importance of nurturing the growth, learning, and development of tech talents since 2009. Mai De Guzman, Chief Talent Build Officer at MDI Novare, spoke about Novare University, a launchpad for fresh graduates and career shifters, offering a nurturing environment for young minds to explore their curiosities, embrace their passions, and develop practical skills.

“At Novare University, we foster a diverse and inclusive community where all individuals, regardless of their background or identity, can thrive and contribute,” added De Guzman.

Present at the signing ceremony are Victor M. Silvino (CEO), Mai De Guzman (Chief Talent Build Officer), Peter Laud (Chief Customer Growth Officer for Telco, Retail & Distribution), and Pearl Sy (Communications & Marketing Head) of MDI Novare and Joan Urieta (Programs & Strategic Support Director) Camille Mendoza (Senior Project Officer), Yna Jubas (Project Officer), and Isabel Monasterio (Assistant Project Manager) of Unilab Foundation Inc.


About MDI Novare
Founded in 1988, MDI Novare is a pioneer and champion in the Philippine ICT market. Over the past three decades, MDI Novare has driven digital transformation through custom application development, infrastructure, data analytics, and IT security solutions that meet and exceed business demands. Today, MDI Novare continues its culture of innovation by being at the forefront of major technology trends such as APIs, cloud computing, big data, AI, and automation as we strive to create a positive impact for our people, our clients, our partners, and our communities.

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