Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor Peter George Bithos was chosen by information technology (IT) journalists from the print and online media in the country as the IT Executive of the Year, for his being instrumental in steering growth and profitability of the company’s mobile and broadband businesses.
Bithos was cited by Cyberpress, an organization composed of IT journalists from the print and online media in the Philippines.
Bithos bested Lonson Alejandrino of Cherry Mobile, Michael Ngan of Lenovo Philippines, Earl Valencia and Marthyn Cuan of Ideaspace, and Undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management Bon Moya to win the much-coveted plum.
Bithos was instrumental in steering growth and profitability of the company’s mobile and broadband businesses with an innovative product portfolio, and a sound strategy to drive superior customer experience. Under his watch, Globe’s mobile subscriber base grew by 14 percent as of end-September last year, reaching 36.5 million. The broadband customer base of Globe also reached 1.9 million with a 15-percent increase from the previous year.
In 2013, Bithos led the successful launch of the company’s partnership with leading global over-the-top (OTT) player Viber to offer subscribers a richer messaging experience. Under Bithos’ leadership, Globe also forged a world-first collaboration with Facebook to offer its prepaid and postpaid subscribers free access to the social networking site, alongside customer service innovations that address fear of mobile browsing.
Other awards handed out were IT Company of the Year, IT Product of the Year, IT Start-up of the Year, IT Story of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rosalie C. Periabras