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Ulitzer Blogger Meets President of Philippines

As a leading Filipino blogger my success depends on Ulitzer to reach a worldwide audience - Inday Vinas

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Today, I received an email from Inday Vinas, one of our Ulitzer authors, and her photo meeting and shaking hands with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Inday writes: "As a leading Filipino blogger whose success depends on Ulitzer to reach a worldwide audience, I was a special guest of the Office of the President at Convergence 2009, a conference focused on the present and future potential of the Philippines in the field of Global IT."

Inday's blog can be found at

"The conference was held at the Fontana Convention Center, Clark-Subic Special Economic Zone, Central Pampanga, one of ten designated "Next Wave Cities" in the Philippines.

Under Macapagal-Arroyo's administration, the Philippines Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector has grown 100-fold, rising to $7.3 billion in 2009, with 400,000 new jobs created over the past seven years. Additionally, the Clark-Subic Zone generates almost $1 billion in exported products and services per year."

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Fuat Kircaali is the founder and chairman of SYS-CON Media, CloudEXPO, Inc. and DXWorldEXPO, Inc.

Kircaali came to the United States from Zurich University, Switzerland in 1984 while studying for his PhD, to design computer systems for SH-2G submarine hunter helicopters for the U.S. Navy. He later worked at IBM's IS&CG Headquarters as a market research analyst under Mike Armstrong's leadership, an IBM executive who later ran IBM Europe and AT&T; and Fuat was the Director of Information Systems for UWCC, reporting to CEO Steve Silk (later Hebrew National CEO), one of the top marketing geniuses of the past two decades.

Kircaali founded SYS-CON Media in 1994, a privately held tech media company with sales exceeding $200 million. SYS-CON Media was listed three years in a row by Inc 500 and Deloitte and Touche among the fastest-growing private companies in America. Kircaali launched DXWorldEXPO LLC, a Lighthouse Point, FL-based "digital transformation" events company in March 2017.

Fuat completed Bogazici University (ranked among the top 100 universities in the world) Business Administration program in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Istanbul, Turkey. He was one of 50 students accepted to the program out of over 1 million high school graduates.

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