The 14th Youth Congress on Information Technology

September 27-29, 2016
SMX Convention Center, Manila


Imagine, innovate and be inspired by this year's lineup of masters from the IT industry


Baltazar Aguda
Executive Director of the Philippine Genome Center

Sen. Bam Aquino
Senator of the Republic of the Philippines

Joyce Chen
GSE Strategy & Development Senior Manager at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Fred Chua
President of 3D2GO

Matthew Cua
Founder of SkyEye

Jonathan Defensor De Luzuriaga
President of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA)

Albert Dela Cruz
Principal Consultant at RIGELTECH Corporation

Henry DuhACM
Director at Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia

Allan Jay Dumanhug
IT Security Analyst at University of the Philippines – eUP Project

Philip Gioca
Country Manager of Philippines

Damian Haas
Oracle Academy Regional Director, Asia Pacific at Oracle Corporation

Sheryl Hermoso
Senior Training Officer at Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

Paul Leonard Hilario
Instructor and Project Staff at Philippine Microsatellite Program

Monchito Ibrahim
Consultant for eInnovation at Department of Information & Communications Technology

Johan Janssens
Chief Innovator at Timble

Jacqueline Jensen
Community Evangelist at Piktochart

Keith Jones
CIS Divisional Head, Philippines at Cognizant Technology Solutions

LizAn Kuster
Co-Founder of Impact Hub Manila

Kristian Melquiades
Country Manager at Tala

Mary Grace Mirandilla-Santos
Vice President for Policy at Internet Society Philippines Chapter

Paulo Noel Paje
Director of the UP Information Technology Development Center

Ivy Patdu
Deputy Commissioner at National Privacy Commission

Phil Smithson
Lead Service Designer and Director at On-Off Group

Pebbles Sy-Manalang
Chief Information Officer at Globe Telecom

Charles Patrick Ty
Business Development Manager at Intel Philippines

Jacqueline van den Ende
Founder and CEO of Lamudi Philippines

Gabriel Villorente
Senior Embedded Systems Training Instructor: Mobile and Embedded Software Development Track at UP Information Technology Development Center

Miguel Warren
Country Manager at Payoneer

...and many more coming up!
SMX Convention Center

Event Details

Sep 27
Day 1, Tuesday

  1. Welcome Address

    Mr. Jonathan Defensor De Luzuriaga
  2. Keynote Speech

    Sen. Bam Aquino

Tech Talks

Speakers in alphabetical order
  1. Digital Citizenship to Connect the Unconnected

    Ms. Joyce Chen

    Mr. Philip Gioca
  3. Think Big, Start Small, Grow Fast - Working with Industry for ‘Work Ready’ Students

    Mr. Damian Haas
  4. Youth, Diversity and Women in Technology

    Ms. Sheryl Hermoso
  5. 14 Million Infographics Later, Here Are 24 Ideas For Your Inspiration

    Ms. Jacqueline Jensen
  6. PH Broadband: Current State and The Way Forward

    Ms. Mary Grace Mirandilla-Santos
  7. Human Centered Design

    Mr. Phil Smithson
  8. Globe: The Road to a Digital Philippines

    Ms. Pebbles Sy-Manalang

Sep 28
Day 2, Wednesday

  1. Welcome Address

Tech Talks

Speakers in alphabetical order
  1. An Overview of the 3D Printing Revolution

    Mr. Fred Chua
  2. Next Generation User Interface: Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Prof. Henry Duh
  3. Captains of Spaceship Earth - An Exploration of Technology, Philippines, and… YOU(th)!

    Mr. Johan Janssens
  4. How to Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

    Mr. Keith Jones
  5. Using Data Science to Revolutionize Financial Services

    Mr. Kristian Melquiades
  6. Tech Talk

    Mr. Paulo Noel Paje
  7. What Data Privacy Act Means for IT

    Dr. Atty. Ivy Patdu
  8. Leading through Technology

    Ms. Jacqueline van den Ende

Sep 29
Day 3, Thursday

  1. Welcome Address

    Comm. Monchito Ibrahim

Tech Talks

Speakers in alphabetical order
  1. The Philippine Genome Center and IT

    Dr. Baltazar Aguda
  2. Impact Entrepreneurship 2/2

    Mr. Matthew Cua
  3. CATCH-PATCH-MATCH: 4-Things you need to DO to Protect Yourself from 85% of Cyber Security Threats

    Mr. Albert Dela Cruz
  4. Tech Talk

    Prof. Henry Duh
  5. CyberSecurity: Bug Bounty Program

    Mr. Allan Jay Dumanhug
  6. Space IT: The Journey, Challenges and Future of Diwata

    Dr. Paul Leonard Hilario
  7. Impact Entrepreneurship 1/2

    Ms. LizAn Kuster
  8. IOT: Disruptive Transformation

    Mr. Charles Patrick Ty
  9. Why Should We Hire You

    Mr. Gabriel Villorente
  10. Global Opportunities for Digital Entrepreneurs

    Mr. Miguel Warren
SMX Convention Center
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Badge claiming starts at 7am
Gates open at 7am
Event proper: 9am - 4pm || Break: 12nn - 1pm
Get badges Register

About the Event

Established in 2003, the Youth Congress on Information Technology — commonly known as Y4iT — is an annual information technology event in the Philippines.

Aimed primarily at college students, professionals, educators, IT experts and enthusiasts, Y4iT is an enabling event for today’s youth and aspires to recognize young Filipinos as key drivers in the dynamic IT industry. Since its launching, Y4iT has gone on to be at the forefront of information technology gathering events in the Philippines.


Gear Up for Y4iT 2016!

We are officially inviting everyone to be part of the biggest IT event in the Philippines! Join Y4iT on September 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center!

Posted by Youth Congress on Information Technology - y4it on Sunday, March 20, 2016
Y4iT 2015 Video Montage

Congress Badges Per Day

Early Bird Rate until August 15, 2016


Regular Rate August 16 to September 26, 2016



Small Group
50-99 people


Big Group
100 people or more


Walk-In Rate September 27 to 29, 2016


Badge Inclusions


Entrance to the Y4iT Plenary and Exhibit Halls. You will be granted access to talks of IT experts and booths and activities of Y4iT partners.

Congress Kit

The official Y4iT Congress Kit. This includes AM and PM snacks, souvenir program, and many more freebies from us and from our sponsors!


Certificate of Participation for each congress day. This shall serve as proof of your attendance and participation in this year’s Y4iT.


and Get


Fill out our registration form online and pay for your badges before or during the event.

Every process from registration to badge distribution will be done on the congress day.

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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the event?
Y4iT is mostly attended by IT students, professionals, and enthusiasts, but of course, everyone is invited to join.

How do I register for the event?
To register online, go to and follow the steps provided. To register on-site, just go to the registration booth, provide the Secretariat with necessary information, and pay for the total registration fee.

Can I register online and pay on-site (during event day)?
Yes, you may accomplish the registration form online and pay during event day. However, badge rates depend on the date of purchase and not of registration. Payments made during the event day will follow the walk-in rate.

Can I register online and pay offsite (direct payment at UPSITF office or bank deposit) but claim my badge/s on-site?
Yes, you may claim your badge/s on-site or during the event when you register online and pay before the event. Just present the Registration Summary and proof of payment.

Why should we register online?
Those who register online will be prioritized during the event. On-site registrants (walk-in participants) will only be accommodated at 9am.

I failed to bring or print out my Registration Summary. Would I still be able to claim my badges?
Yes. Just bring proof of payment to claim your badges.

I lost my badge, would the management still be able to replace it?
Unfortunately, Y4iT will not replace lost badge/s.

How long will the program be?
Gates open at 7am. The program starts at 9am and ends at 4pm.

Will there be different programs per day?
Yes, there will be a different program for each day. Expect to learn and be inspired by different speakers and topics each day.



3D2Go Accenture Cosmic Digital Universe Cognizant Enchanted Kingdom Globe Intel Jellyfish Education Consultancy Jobstreet Lamudi Lazada Leslie's Cheezy Leslie's Farmer John Microgenesis Oracle Payoneer Philippine Genome Center Piktochart Power Mac Center Teradoor United Health Group Unity Technologies

Media Partners

Partner Organizations

SITE - Society of Information Technology - Far Eastern University Diliman BCIS - Bedan Computer Information Society - San Beda College ACPI - Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. Computing Society of the Philippines IGDA - International Game Developers Association PSIA - Philippine Software Industry Association PSITE - Philippine Society of IT Educators

Terms & Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable but transferrable.

Y4iT reserves the right to cancel or replace speakers.

The Organizer

The UP System Information Technology Foundation (UPSITF) Inc. is a non-government organization focused on the application of Information and Communication Technology for development. It partners with UP Information Technology Development Center in providing various services such as, but not limited to, Education Development, IT Human Capital Development, Research & Development, Software Engineering, ICT Policy Development and Planning, and IT Project Management.