Vincent Atienza, more commonly known as "Achie", is the Chair of The Philippine Network Operators Group (PhNOG), and was the local host of APRICOT 2023 (and virtually for APRICOT 2021). He is very passionate and advocates for improving his home Country's Internet and Peering Ecosystem, as well as contributing to the global Internet community.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Internet Society Philippine Chapter (ISOC-PH) since 2013. Last February 2020, he was elected part of the APNIC Executive Council (EC), the First and Only Filipino on the board, where he concurrently holds the function of secretary. Achie also leads and is part of several Internet Working Groups and Program committees, with speaking engagements at local and international Internet conferences.
His day job is at Globe Telecom where he pioneered and transformed its Peering and Interconnection Strategy. He is responsible for managing the end-to-end evolution/optimization of Globe’s IP Ecosystem, focused on the core infrastructure that functions as the local & international Internet gateway. His role extends to cost management, business development and Nation building. Before joining Globe, He managed the Internet services portfolio for Eastern Telecommunications Philippines Incorporated (ETPI).
In his spare time, he tries to enjoy nature and very much likes to visually document everything (as needed). :)