Bringing Innovation to Banking: A Journey Through Tech Fusion 2023

Bringing Innovation to Banking: A Journey Through Tech Fusion 2023

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Makati City, Philippines – In a dynamic fusion of technology and banking, Tech Fusion 2023 ignited sparks of innovation and ushered in a new era of financial technology last September 21, 2023. Hosted at the Microsoft Philippines Office in Makati, this exclusive event brought together prominent figures from the banking industry, top executives, and decision-makers to explore the transformative power of DevOps, Cloud Migration, and API Management. In collaboration with Crayon and Microsoft, Exist Software Labs, Inc. unveiled a world of possibilities for the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) sector.

Charting a New Course

Tech Fusion 2023 was not just an event; it was a voyage into the heart of digitalization in banking. The journey explored three main areas:

  1. DevOps Dynamics: Time-to-Market Accelerations with Confidence

The first leg of the journey examined how DevOps practices can dramatically accelerate time-to-market for banking solutions while instilling confidence in the process. Attendees learned strategies to balance speed and quality, ensuring robust software delivery.

  1. New-Age Competition: Modern Infrastructure and Cloud-Native Architecture

In the second phase, the discussion revolved around modernizing infrastructure and embracing cloud-native architecture. Experts elaborated on the pivotal role of microservices, containerization, and serverless computing in building scalable and resilient banking applications.

  1. API Quest: Navigating the Infinite Possibilities of Banking Innovation

The final stretch explored the infinite possibilities of banking innovation through API Management. Attendees gained insights into how API technology simplifies banking transactions and integrates diverse applications into a unified platform, fostering financial inclusion and transparency.

Exist Awarded as Crayon’s Partner for Banking Solutions in the Tech Fusion 

The event commenced with a warm welcome from Willex Perez, Exist’s Co-founder & VP of Sales & Marketing. He expressed his enthusiasm for collaborating to enhance efficiency and satisfaction in banking through digitalization.

The highlight of the day was the official launch of Exist’s Digital Banking Solutions, known as the Exist Banking and Financial Services (EBFS) Business Unit. Jemelyn Ambrosio, BFS Business Unit Head, unveiled the digital banking roadmap, which depicted the evolution from traditional to digitally mature banks.

Following the presentation, Crayon Philippines recognized Exist Software Labs, Inc. as their primary partner in Banking Solutions in the Philippines. Carlos Sevilla, Crayon Philippines’ Channel Sales Director, presented this recognition to Exist.

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Panel Discussion

The heart of Tech Fusion 2023 beat within the panel discussions. Seasoned experts from diverse backgrounds shared their experiences and insights:

  • Randy Cabredo – Solutions Area Specialist for Azure, Microsoft
  • Chester Guerrero – Head of Production Security, Maya Philippines
  • Carlos Sevilla – Channel Sales Director, Crayon
  • Jonas Lim – Vice President of Technology, Exist Software Labs
  • Dennis De Vera – Director of Technical Services, Exist Software Labs

These panelists wove together their experiences and domain expertise to create a rich tapestry of knowledge. They delved into innovations and real-world implementations, answering participant questions and unraveling the intricate world of digitalization. The Tech Fusion event illuminated the path to a future-ready digital banking landscape through DevOps, Cloud Migration, and API Management.

While enjoying lunch, attendees seized the opportunity to network with technology experts and engage in enlightening conversations with fellow banking leaders. It was a moment to connect, share ideas, and envision a digitally transformed future for the BFSI sector.

Crayon’s Digital Transformation Insights

After the lunch break, Crayon’s Business Development Manager, Gab Villanueva, took the stage to share valuable insights on digital transformation. This added yet another layer of knowledge to the event, further enriching the participants’ understanding of how technology can drive financial institutions forward.

A Fusion of Knowledge, Innovation, and Fun

Tech Fusion 2023 was not just an event; it was an experience filled with knowledge, insights, fun, and new technologies. Banks across the Philippines can now leverage the wisdom shared during this event to embark on their own journeys of digital transformation, ultimately benefiting their customers and securing a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving BFSI landscape.

As the sun set on Tech Fusion 2023, the banking industry in the Philippines looked forward to a future illuminated by innovation, collaboration, and the limitless potential of technology.

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Nine (9) Effective Ways DevOps Minimizes Technical Debt

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DevOps is an amalgamation of philosophies, practices, and tools that addresses numerous developmental and operational challenges an organization faces, one of which is dealing with ‘technical debt’.

Technical Debt is accrued when less-than-ideal coding and design decisions are made – in order to get what the team requires now or if there is a need to go into production sooner.


This is a key DevOps Practice, to test early in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), testing early is also known as “Shift-Left Testing”. It assists in finding and preventing errors from the early stages of the delivery process. It includes code coverage analysis, static code analysis, unit tests, as well as other code-level practices to catch errors at the earliest time possible where they cost the least to fix.


The DevOps Lifecycle has lean, short feedback cycles and faster iterations due to the enhanced level of collaboration between teams. This results in not having to wait until the next feature release to get a fix for bugs, security vulnerabilities, and usability issues, in addition, major complications that can affect users or operations are fixed instantaneously.

The process can be optimized further by defining a ranking for problems from low to high priority to help in deciding which issues should be attended to first. The team should be focus on solving these major problems first and not leave anything for a later time down the line.


A possible reason for incurring technical debt or “code debt” is because development teams, regardless of how reluctant they are, may be forced into taking shortcuts to deliver on tight deadlines combined with struggling with constant changes or requirements. However, improving the collaboration between the Development and Operations teams can shorten the SDLC, and enable quicker deployments, in addition to increasing their overall frequency.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment and Continuous Testing can make it easier for teams to navigate and deal with changes. In general, cultivating a collaborative culture inspires code reviews, good coding practices, and robust testing with mutual help.


In automating tedious time-consuming tasks, and others that prove to be more prone to errors, your teams will be granted more time to repay technical debt. Additionally, automation that is rooted in CI/CD, in terms of automated testing and building, and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) supports in recognizing debt earlier and facilitates continuous debt repayment. It also enforces code quality standards – hence, automation can reduce existing technical debt while also preventing any future debt.


DevOps makes it easier to control and manage technical debt continuously. It empowers constant communication, allowing teams to track debt, incite awareness and resolve it as soon as possible. The appointed team leaders can also include a review of the technical debt into backlog and schedule maintenance sprints to deal with it promptly. DevOps also reduces the likeliness of having incomplete or deferred tasks in the backlog, further helping prevent incurring any additional debt.


In managing technical debt over long periods, a proper DevOps Culture will be the key. As we’ve said a number of times over, it encourages strong collaboration between cross-functional teams, provides autonomy and ownership, and practices continuous feedback and improvement. It’s a truly efficient platform in calculating and tracking technical debt whilst communicating it to other teams. A DevOps Culture can also be used as a way to educate and inform developers of the kind of codes that may introduce bugs and raise code quality.


A well-defined DevOps Standards will allow you to create quality gates for every code check-in before running tests and deployment. It saves your teams from repetitive, prone-to-error tasks while optimizing their development efforts. In enforcing certain DevOps Standards, it can also prevent your teams from cutting corners in the process, which is the major contributor to technical debt, thus, implementing exact DevOps Standards can maintain a high level of productivity and quality while ensuring excellent team morale and indirectly saving money for your organization.


You should consider utilizing containers to make deployments easier, containers are lightweight and portable and can simplify application development and deployment. A container orchestration tool like Kubernetes, automates container lifecycle in production, allowing your teams to focus on high-value tasks of refactoring apps. or lowering code debt.


The way application components communicate with one another is also critical in addressing technical debt, which can also be caused by different systems accessing services and data in ways that are unexpected to the team. If you implement APIs, it can make the interfaces more visible and increases the resilience of communications, due to bad links between different applications, an API-based model permits teams to make changes quickly without affecting the existing structure. In addition, any team that interacts with the service in question at a later date has a clearly defined set of expectations, as a result of this, it’ll be easier to roll out any changes/features with less technical debt.

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Philippines' Growth Champions 2023 Exist Software Labs Inc. Ensures Biz Success Thru Tailor fit Solutions, Java Developer Philippines

Philippines’ Growth Champions 2023 Exist Software Labs Inc. Ensures Biz Success Thru Tailor fit Solutions

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“People are the core of every business. Businesses are based on relationships, and relationships are based on people.”

This quote from businessman Marcus Lemonis was taken to heart by the men behind Exist Software Labs Inc. (Exist). Since 2001, Exist has been providing top global enterprises with cutting-edge technologies through consulting and software development. They have become a formidable development expert providing breakthrough solutions to verticals and domains in banking and finance, healthcare, retail, and energy industries.

Exist has also developed two home-grown software products including Anahaw, which brings retail businesses to the forefront of the game, and Healthcare solutions for hospitals and clinics.

MERX is a system to manage hospital information for more efficient operations. Medcurial has enterprise-grade clinic management and electronic medical records systems that ensure smooth transactions and boost the performance of telemedicine services.

Staying abreast of clients’ individual needs and creating IT solutions tailor-fit to their specific needs, Exist has helped top enterprises reach new peaks.

Its services include enterprise software development, mobile app development and management, offshore outsourcing, technology consulting, data solutions, QA and testing, and cloud development, deployment, and management services.

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Exist Software Labs. Inc.: Service throughout the Pandemic

In 2020, just like any other business, Exist was taken off guard by the sudden disruption in business activities. Its core – its people and strong partnership with its clients – kept it going. Exist’s culture of continuous collaboration with its people and a solid commitment to its client partners showed the company’s resiliency during economic uncertainties, especially during the pandemic. The “Agile Culture” of Exist Software Labs Inc. led them to achieve their annual revenue goal and more.

“The success of Exist in the past years is because of your hard work and dedication,” Michael Lim, President, and CEO, told employees during a town hall meeting at Exist.

Three years later, Exist has increased its revenue year after year and expanded both its clientele and manpower. In this year’s Philippines Growth Champions 2023 of Inquirer and international research company, Statista, where the Top 25 companies with the highest revenue growth are recognized, Exist ranked 20th overall and, for its category, IT and Software, Top 5.

With over two decades of experience, Exist continues to help various companies reach milestones, even in large-scale projects, using modern application design and development, as well as providing world-class support. Clients can prove that the innovations they achieved collaborating with Exist have transformed them for the better and allowed them to build a sustainable advantage in their industries.

“The team at Exist has brought us several technology innovations over the last few years and we look forward to continuing to push the digital envelope with them,” said John Howard Medina, COO of PBCOM.

Exist Software Labs Inc. may have ascended to its current status as a reliable partner, but it plans to help even more businesses. It is ready to serve companies that need a complete revamp of their client IT infrastructure, API services orchestration, and software design; as well as those enterprise users who would like a software application that adheres to their current flow.

A leader in designing for systems integrations, Exist allows software applications from different departments to communicate with each other for better, more informed, and timelier decisions.

Exist’s solutions perfectly fit institutions with unique processes or those that want a competitive advantage; especially those who now find that, rightfully, building software is more flexible, designed to be more scalable through integrations, more secure, and more resilient than buying off the shelf (OTS).

Exist Software Labs. Inc. continues to live by its promise that there’s always a better way by empowering its business partners with innovative solutions and services that give them a competitive advantage by ensuring their individual needs are recognized and addressed with top-notch solutions.

SODEC JAPAN 2021 | Empowering Digital Transformation through DevOps and App Modernization. Java, Java Philippines

SODEC JAPAN 2021 | Empowering Digital Transformation through DevOps and App Modernization

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SODEC JAPAN 2021 | Empowering Digital Transformation through DevOps and App Modernization

Exist, a global consulting and IT solutions leader continues its pursuit to promote empowerment in Digital Transformation through DevOps and App Modernization with its participation in SODEC 2021 Autumn.

Software & Apps Development Expo (SODEC Spring) is Japan’s largest exhibition showcasing a wide range of products for the development, operation, and maintenance of software and apps. A large number of IT Enthusiasts from all around the globe visit SODEC every year to conduct business discussions with exhibitors.

The event was made possible by the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), supported by the Philippine Government, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the cooperation of the Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Philippine Embassy in Japan and the Philippine Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB). The 29th Japan IT Week 2021 Autumn was held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, for three days, from October 27th to 29th, 2021

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has enabled large-scale businesses to create remote working facilities and remote access of the workforce to their data; fortunately, many enterprises have succeeded in keeping an average to minimal decline in productivity.

Businesses from various industries have supplied all necessary infrastructure and security support to their clients and employees to maintain company continuity throughout this period. As a result of these circumstances, enterprises are accelerating their migration to modernized infrastructures and advancing their legacy systems and applications; This only indicates the increased demand for the service.

According to a new analysis published by Valuates Reports, The global Application Modernization Services market size is projected to reach US$ 43350 million by 2027, from US$ 16200 million in 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.1% during 2021-2027. Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidation of legacy software programming to align it more closely with current business needs.

DevOps, on the other hand, is expanding and integrating with numerous technological advances such as machine learning and AI, which will gain traction not just this year but also in the future.

“The global DevOps market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, the global DevOps market to grow at a CAGR of around 21% during 2021-2026.” – According to Businesswire research conducted in June of this year.

Exist will continue to innovate and provide comprehensive solutions through DevOps and Application Modernization as part of our mission to empower digital transformation.

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EXIST showcases the importance of Application Modernization and DevOps at SODEC JAPAN 2021, Java, Java Developer Philippines

EXIST showcases the importance of Application Modernization and DevOps at SODEC JAPAN 2021

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EXIST showcases the importance of Application Modernization and DevOps at SODEC JAPAN 2021

Companies that are striving to innovate their systems to adapt to the fast-changing business landscape continue to expand as demand for DevOps and App Modernization grows. With our end-to-end IT solutions and services, Exist can help you plan and implement your digital journey to meet evolving client demands, regulatory changes, and global market opportunities in today’s digital economy.

Today as part of Japan’s Autumn IT Week 2021, Exist participates in the Software and App Development Exhibition (SODEC) in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. With the support from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT); and the cooperation of the Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Philippine Embassy in Japan, and the Department of Trade and Industry, along with the Export Marketing Bureau.

Exist Software Labs will share their knowledge and skills in giving current solutions to the dynamic changes in the business relating to DevOps and App Modernization via a video confirmation system. 

Don’t miss out! Know more about how you can modernize your system, improve efficiency and compete at a global scale with confidence. Be sure to drop by our booth at Japan IT Week SODEC 2021 at Makuhari Messe, booth number 31-49, which will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. JST until October 29, 2021.

We want to meet you in SODEC 2021!

Exist Heads to SODEC Japan 2019, Highlights the Value of DevOps. Java, Java Philippines

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グローバルコンサルティング&ITリーダーであるExistは5月8日~10日、SODEC Japanに参加し、そのITソリューションおよびサービスを包括するデザインをご提供します。

Japan IT Week春の中でも最大の展示会の一つであるソフトウェア&アプリ開発展(SODEC)はソフトウェアおよびアプリの開発、運用、そしてプロジェクト管理等を扱った日本最大級の展示会です。

Exist社長兼CEOのMichael Limは、PSIADICT、およびその他のフィリピンの参加企業と共に、SODECに再出展し、日本企業とのコラボレーション、パートナーシップの機会がさらに広がることを楽しみにしています」と語り、「日本の組織がグローバリゼーションに直面し続けているため、Existはビジネスのデジタル化を加速することを可能にするために、すぐに利用可能で最高のIT人材群を提供できると信じています。」と提言しました。