Alvin Gendrano

Vice President for Big Data and Insights,

Alvin is the Vice President of BigData and Insights at PLDT/Smart, the Philippines' largest Telco. Prior to PLDT, Alvin was Microsoft's Director of Developer Platforms while serving on the board of the Philippine Software Industry Association from 2011 to 2014.

Before returning home, Alvin was in the US for 15 years working for Microsoft, where he launched the Xbox Games-on-Demand service, was Director of Business Management for Microsoft SQLServer & SQL Azure, grew an online games marketplace to $300M annually, and published papers on distributed databases. 

Alvin has an MBA from the University of North Carolina with honors, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Arizona, and a BS in Computer Science from De La Salle University (cum laude and Best Thesis).