We’ve had over a thousand applicants for our program and we only select 30 women per class who exemplify these three traits

Versatile

From our experience, what separates great data scientists from the good ones are their abilities to communicate effectively in different situations. We train FTW graduates to find and tell data stories that non-technologists find intriguing

Ambitious

FTW Foundation is building a movement.

Regardless of background and where they decide to work after the program, FTW Scholars’ values are unwavering in their wanting to help the Philippines and solving some of society's biggest problems.

Unstoppable.

Some call it grit, some call it resilience. It's hard to learn something new. Most of us hadn't written any lines of code before we started the program so to get through this program, scholars need to be resourceful, determined, and focused on a growth-mindset.

 

... More than the tech skills, FTW taught me to believe in my abilities, to be confident because I can.
— Mikha Jane Mata, FTW Scholar, Data Scientist at Accenture

OUR FOUNDERS

FTW Foundation was started in July of 2018 and our first classes were in October of the same year. Before starting FTW, our founders worked in various companies like, NXTLVL Farms, NXTLVL Academy, Edukasyon.ph, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bain & Company, Goldman Sachs, McCann, Z-Lift Solutions, and other companies.

DERYA TANGHEDegrees  Fordham University Hofstra University

DERYA TANGHE

Board of Trustees
Lizzie Eder Zobel

Board of Trustees
Carol Dominguez

Board of Trustees
Marife Zamora

CARA WILSONDegrees Harvard University SDA Bocconi

CARA WILSON

Board of Trustees
Nicole Paterno

Board of Trustees Carlo Nemenzo Almendral

PACO CAPARASDegrees Harvard University Wharton University

PACO CAPARAS

Chief of Staff
Vrenelli Alvarado

MICHELLE ALARCONDegrees University of the Philippines

MICHELLE ALARCON


OUR INSTRUCTORS

We have a high, global standard in teaching data science and AI. Our curriculum was designed by people who have experienced working in Silicon Valley, New York and Singapore. As subject matter experts, our instructors make sure we are always ahead and ready to meet current industry demands. Here are some of our instructors:

MICHELLE ALARCONMichelle currently serves as the Head of Learning at FTW Foundation.An analytics practitioner with over 25 years of experience, she founded analytics consulting firm Z-Lift Solutions in 2013 to enable companies with their analytics n…

MICHELLE ALARCON

Michelle currently serves as the Head of Learning at FTW Foundation.

An analytics practitioner with over 25 years of experience, she founded analytics consulting firm Z-Lift Solutions in 2013 to enable companies with their analytics needs. In the same year, Michelle organized the tech community R Users Group of the Philippines for aspiring practitioners using open source tools. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP).

MYK OGBINARInstructor and Capstone Project MentorMyk is an evangelist when it comes to data science/ machine learning, automation, and open source tech. He has more than 13 years of experience in end-to-end service and project delivery in various ro…

MYK OGBINAR

Instructor and Capstone Project Mentor

Myk is an evangelist when it comes to data science/ machine learning, automation, and open source tech. He has more than 13 years of experience in end-to-end service and project delivery in various roles and technologies in the fields of IT, Retail, Energy, Telco, and Banking. Myk is currently spearheading data science and analytics initiatives in a multinational bank

CARMI ESCLANDAInstructor and Capstone Project MentorCarmi Esclanda is a development specialist serving the National Economic and Development Authority for more than five years. She finished her graduate studies in Data Science in the Asian Institute…

CARMI ESCLANDA

Instructor and Capstone Project Mentor

Carmi Esclanda is a development specialist serving the National Economic and Development Authority for more than five years. She finished her graduate studies in Data Science in the Asian Institute of Management where she completed DS projects involving machine learning, deep learning, big data, and network science.

 
ANGIE TOBIAS-LOZANOInstructor and Capstone Project MentorA Data Science practitioner since 2014, she started as a Senior Operations Research Analyst for Navitaire. Her specialization is on revenue management for airline companies. and moved to a cou…

ANGIE TOBIAS-LOZANO

Instructor and Capstone Project Mentor

A Data Science practitioner since 2014, she started as a Senior Operations Research Analyst for Navitaire. Her specialization is on revenue management for airline companies. and moved to a couple of consulting agencies where she worked with different companies/industries such as utility & services, retail (clothing brand) and banking. Currently, she is a Data Scientist for JG Summit Holdings, Inc.

YVES KANGLEONInstructor and Capstone Project MentorYves started with database work- mainframe immediately after graduation. After 5 years of working, Yves entered the analytics field and since then has been doing variation of analytics. He is currently the Director for Customer Analytics and Loyalty in Cebu Pacific. He is also a part-time teach on Saturdays since June 2018

YVES KANGLEON

Instructor and Capstone Project Mentor

Yves started with database work- mainframe immediately after graduation. After 5 years of working, Yves entered the analytics field and since then has been doing variation of analytics. He is currently the Director for Customer Analytics and Loyalty in Cebu Pacific. He is also a part-time teach on Saturdays since June 2018

 

If you have teaching and/or data experience and want to make a difference