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ADVANCE.AI names Michael Calma as new country manager for Philippines

Manila, Philippines – AI and data company ADVANCE.AI has appointed Michael Calma, former country general manager at corporate IT training provider DDLS Philippines, to be its new country manager in the Philippines.

Calma brings with him over 20 years of experience in software development, systems integration, managed services, complex deal structuring, and social enterprises, as well as IT education. Aside from his previous role at DDLS Philippines, Calma has also held senior leadership roles at Dimension Data, MDI-Novare, and NEC, as well as co-founded two tech startups fresh out of college.

As the new country manager, Calma will be leading and growing ADVANCE.AI’s commercial business.

Commenting on his appointment, Calma said that he is very excited to join ADVANCE.AI at a time when Filipino consumers are shifting en masse to digital channels and services. 

He further shared banks and financial services enterprises need a trusted and reliable technology partner who can anticipate and address potential friction points across the end-to-end customer journey.

“We strive towards bayanihan (communal unity) with other technology providers, enterprises, and regulators towards accelerating a digitally empowered and financially inclusive Philippines,” said Calma.