MAKATI CITY – Three Microsoft Excel enthusiasts bested 107 competitors after four rounds to face off against one another for the title of Excel World Championship Philippines last November. Only one Excel Champ, Charles Emerson Ngo, a business operations associate, emerged victorious from the final round held live at the Microsoft Philippines office.
Ngo will be the first to represent the Philippines in the World Excel Championship in early 2017. The World Excel Champ will win a trip to Seattle, USA and get an opportunity to meet with Excel Product Leads to provide feedback on the next features to be added to Excel.
Excel World Championship Philippines, which ran from October to November 2016, provided a chance for Excel fans to show their skills and creativity as they worked through questions focusing on data management, data visualization, and formula writing.
In photo are officials from Microsoft and the Excel Champ Philippines winners as follows: (L-R) Anton Ramos, Product Marketing Manager, Office 365, Microsoft Philippines; Michael John Sayno Ramos, third place; Charles Emerson Ngo, first place; Vincent Hermogeno, second place; and Cian O`Neill, Chief Operating & Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft Philippines.