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Global Filipino Network Presents “Setting up and Managing Offshore Teams: Best Practices in Outsourcing”

Power ng Pinoy Inspiring Achievers Speaker Series and Business Networking

San Francisco, CA – November 16, 2014– Global Filipino Network, in cooperation with Stanford US-Asia Technology Management Center and Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) – Santa Clara Chapter, presents “Setting up and Managing Offshore Teams: Best Practices in Outsourcing, A Panel Discussion”.  This will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Stanford’s CISX Auditorium, Paul G. Allen Building420 Via Palou, Stanford, CA 95054 from 5:30pm to 8pm.

This panel discussion is the second of Power ng Pinoy Inspiring Achievers Speaker Series and Business Networking, a professional development speaker series featuring Filipino-Americans who successfully accelerated their way upward the ladder in the business world.  These professionals will give advice on how to leap from working for someone (employee) to working for themselves (entrepreneur).  They will also share their personal experiences to help an aspiring business owner understand the personal sacrifice and time commitment necessary to succeed as a business owner.

Attending this event is beneficial and educational to aspiring entrepreneurs, college students and business professionals as they will learn how think to grow business globally, build virtual teams and how to use outsource or run an offshore team as a strategy for a competitive edge.  Panelists will discuss the following:

  • Why setup operation in the Philippines as part of your strategy
  • Advantages and Challenges
  • How to get started
  • How to use your network
  • What will outsourcing cost you
  • How much money will you save

December 10’s panelists are:


JR Calanoc is CEO of One Virtual Source

JR Calanoc is CEO of One Virtual Source, JR Calanoc is CEO of One Virtual Source, a San Francisco-based technology company that helps Filipino American business owners and entrepreneurs connect with top pre-qualified Philippine technology companies. One Virtual Source was a direct result of JR’s participation in the Filipino American  Youth Leadership Program (FAYLP), where he was inspired by the drive and vision of his colleagues to find a way to highlight and market the technology talent of the Philippines.  OVS provides a cloud-based marketplace and project workspace that makes it simple for businesses to find each other and collaborate.  By using the OVS platform, Filipino-American businesses are able to reduce costs, increase staffing flexibility, and add to their core business while also providing opportunities for qualified and talented Philippine development teams.  Very much like OVS’s core value, JR’s motivation to speak at the event is “to give opportunities to those who will take it” – a passion for technology, business, excellence, and making an impact on the world is the driving force.


Marla De Castro-Rausch is Founder and CEO of Animation Vertigo

Marla De Castro-Rausch is Founder and CEO of Animation Vertigo, a California-based, outsource management company that offers motion capture and animation solutions to gaming, film and TV companies.  AV is the first and only company in the motion capture industry to offer these solutions through the topnotch technical artists of the Philippines.  AV celebrates their 10thyear this year working with leaders in the industry such as Activision, EA, WB, Netherreal and involving blockbusters such as Call of Duty Black Ops, Call of Duty Advance Warfare, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and critically acclaimed cinematic game, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.  Marla’s experience in becoming an entrepreneur instead of staying an employee is why GFN invited her to become a panelist.  She accepted the invite because “I thought if I had the opportunity at that time to hear someone or even talk to someone about it, I might have made the move much earlier”.   Marla also thinks that “it’s a role we all can play, share our experiences with people to help them with their career decisions”.


Anne Orozco-Ramirez is Founder and CEO of Core Dimensions International

Anne Orozco-Ramirez is Founder and CEO of Core Dimensions International, which she founded in 2010. Since 1985, Anne concentrated her mind and energy in business and people transformations. She is a US Certified Coach Practitioner (CCP), a US Certified Senior Advisor, and an accredited Certified Business Advisor for the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center.  Anne is incidentally Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (FACC)’s President of the Santa Clara Chapter.  Two reasons motivate Anne to speak at the event.  Firstly, Anne says that as President of the Chamber, “it is my desire to work collaboratively with other organizations in providing resources available to our member as well as encourage others to become members of out Chamber”.  Secondly, Anne shares that “as business coach practitioner, it has always been my passion to equip individuals, who are entering the world of entrepreneurship for the first time and to established businesses, with needed skills and resources to improve business performance by developing strategic solutions such as access to education, funding, and contracting opportunities”. She also states that partnering with Global Filipino Network’s (GFN) event could serve as a good link to encourage Fil-Am entrepreneurs to join the FACC Philippine Trade Mission around the first quarter next year.  Anne will deliver the opening remarks at the December 10 event.

Vivian Zalvidea Araullo is the moderator of the said event

Vivian Zalvidea Araullo is the moderator of the said event

The moderator of this event is Vivian Zalvidea Araullo.  Vivian is co-founder of Global Filipino Network and a multi-awarded broadcast journalist and free-lance print reporter. She writes for the North America bureau of After winning television’s highest honor, the Emmy, Vivian changed course and joined the nonprofit sector. She is currently executive director of West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center that helps low-income immigrant families in San Francisco. She’s been named by the Filipina Women’s Network as one of the most influential Filipina women in America.

Sponsors for this event are West Bay, Manila Mail, Philippine News and Fil-Am Post.

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Fee is $5.00 for the general public. Admission is free for members of GFN and FACC.


About Global Filipino Network

The Global Filipino Network is online news and magazine that provides the primary source of relevant information about and for Filipinos across the globe.


About Power ng Pinoy TV

Power ng Pinoy is a weekly 30-minute TV program that features inspirational and success stories of Filipino shakers and movers.  Produced in a documentary format, Power ng Pinoy introduces and salutes successful individuals, groups and corporations that continue to make a difference in the lives of Filipinos in the U.S. and in the Philippines.

About FACC

FACC was established in 1982 was nonprofit (501c 6), non-partisan, non-sectarian, mutual benefit corporation. Its mission is to promote and assist Fil-Am businesses and those wanting to do business with the Philippines.


About Stanford US-Asia Technology Management Center

Established in 1992, as the US-Japan Technology Management Center, the US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) is an education and research center located within the School of Engineering at Stanford University. US-ATMC programs aim at integrating practical perspectives into international strategic technology management along with analysis of research trends in selected areas of leading-edge technologies.

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