Acer presents its newest products and services in CIO forum

Acer presents its newest products and services in CIO forum

Ortigas Center, Pasig City – Tech giant Acer continues to value its relationship with its clients around the world. For many years, the company focuses on providing clients with services and innovative products that are not only excellent but provides added value at the same time.

Acer presents its newest products and services in CIO forum

Mon delos Reyes, Solutions Specialist, Windows 10 Devices, Microsoft Philippines, showcases Microsoft’s so-called “Digital Revolution” to the CIOs present during the Acer CIO forum.

And Acer Philippines, Inc. is no different. Just recently, Acer held its first CIO forum for the year entitled “Upgrade: Acer – Windows CIO Forum.” The event gathered Chief Information Officers of companies from different industries to showcase the latest and newest Acer product offerings and services to existing and potential clients.

Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines Sales and Marketing Director, on the other hand, said that they started the CIO forum of Acer back in 2008 with the aim of building a solid client base for Acer’s Commercial Sales Group. Back then, attendees were focused on a “per industry” basis and only existing clients.

Acer presents its newest products and services in CIO forum

Present to lead the introduction of the latest Acer products and services at the Acer CIO forum held recently were (from left) Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director, Acer Philippines; Lauren Yap, Acer Philippines Product Lead for Digital Display – Commercial; Carren Garcia, Channel Sales Manager – Commercial, Acer Philippines; Manuel Wong, Managing Director, Acer Philippines; Jeffrey Mariano, Acer Philippines Mobility Product Lead and Jofel Riofrio, Acer Philippines Product Manager for Commercial Products.

This year, however, Ong-Lim decided to mix it up by inviting attendees from mixed industries and also new and potential clients and gathered them in one venue. The client mix included representatives from the academe, government, telecommunications—all “loyal” industries that have regularly attended the forum—plus attendees from the manufacturing and retail industries.

“It was a challenge for us since Acer was known as a consumer brand so we had to grow commercial sales by coming up with various strategies,” Ong-Lim said.

She mentioned how they started building the team first then established partnerships with valuable partners. They even provided various incentives to channel-partners and end-users, which came in the form of “boot camps,” especially for clients from the academe, or events or what Ong-Lim said were “learning trips” both here and abroad.

With these, Ong-Lim slowly but surely grew the group. From a mere 5% contribution to Acer’s revenue, the Commercial Sales Group now contributes about 25% to Acer’s coffers.

Acer presents its newest products and services in CIO forum

The “Upgrade: Acer – Windows CIO Forum” was organized by Acer Philippines recently in order to showcase its latest products and services to the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from various industries such as the academe, manufacturing, telecommunications, to name a few. Shown here during the forum were (from left) Mon delos Reyes, Solutions Specialist, Windows 10 Devices, Microsoft Philippines; Manuel Wong, Managing Director, Acer Philippines; Carren Garcia, Channel Sales Manager – Commercial, Acer Philippines; Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director, Acer Philippines; Ray Gozon, Sr. Marketing Manager, Acer Philippines and Joel Guzman, Partners Account Manager, Microsoft Philippines.

And to add further value to Acer’s commercial products, Mon delos Reyes, Microsoft Philippines Partner Account Manager, also mentioned the “digital revolution” that Microsoft is mounting and how Acer products, particularly those that use the Windows 10 operating system, will play into this revolution.

Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong, for his part, thanked the CIOs for their continued support during his welcome speech. He also pioneered Acer’s service-oriented philosophy where he introduced “on-site services” where Acer engineers will be deployed at clients’ offices in order to provide quick and better assistance. He also shared information on Acer’s new and innovative products that truly provide value to clients’ investments.

For more about Acer Philippines’ innovative products and other updates, go to www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) or www.Facebook.com/AcerPH.

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