The 20th Youth Congress on Information Technology (Y4iT 2022)Y4iT 2022 marked an important milestone as we celebrated 20 years of inspiring future technology leaders. Since 2003, Y4iT has spawned innovative ideas, made the youth aware of emerging technologies, and inspired thousands to take advantage of opportunities offered by these innovations through discussions and mentorship. Y4iT has definitely positioned itself as the go to venue for learning, discovery and networking for the youth.As we celebrated our 20th year, we looked back at everyone that has helped shape what Y4iT is today. Our success is attributed to the dedication and diligence of all the volunteers, mentors, companies, and participants that made the last two decades meaningful and exceptional. Y4iT has inspired thousands of students and educators alike from across the country, bringing them together for days of discovery and learning.Y4iT 2022 ran on NOVEMBER 16, 17, & 18, 2022, celebrating 20 YEARS OF INSPIRING FUTURE TECHNOLOGY LEADERS.Registration was free. The congress ran with two sessions per day (total of six sessions). Morning sessions were 9:00am-12nn and afternoon sessions were 1:00pm-4:00pm. The E-CERTIFICATE of participation can be requested for a fee of ₱150 per session.


Mon was formerly with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as Undersecretary. Prior to this, he became an Executive Consultant to the Secretary. He also served as Deputy Executive Director of the then Information and Communications Technology Office under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO) from July 2011 to June 2016 and Commissioner of the former Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) from 2007 until June 30, 2011.

Monchito Ibrahim

Marilie is a physical therapist, educator, researcher, and is Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Allied Medical Professions. Her clinical, academic, and volunteer work lie at the intersection of innovative strategies and vulnerable populations, and aim to contribute to minimizing inequities in health care and advancing the health care professions. Marilie is Project Leader of an ongoing research entitled “Developing Immersive Technology Gamification System for Rehabilitation Management of Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy and Mobility Limitations” and funded by the DOST-PCHRD.

Dr. Ma. Eliza R. Aguila

Health Informatics professional with over 10 years of experience specializing in health information systems, electronic medical records, project management, analytics, customer engagement and research and quality improvement. Over 5 years in management to provide advise on Healthcare related IT strategies and acquisitions, training and information utilization. Empower users to maximize technology, data and processes to
improve health.

Nelson Tiongson

Currently the Philippines Country Manager for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). At CompTIA, Orly is responsible for the territory account development, planning and execution of strategies, increased awareness of CompTIA skill certification and skill development solutions to Customers, Partners, Academic Institutions and Communities in Philippines. Orly has 35 years experience on Sales, Management, and Executive
positions in his career. Before joining CompTIA in May 2015, Orly has held several senior management positions with McDonalds Philippines, Zizmore
Corporation, Norkis Yamaha, Vibelle Jergens Manufacturing Corporation,
and Wow Magic Sing.

Orly Seachon, Jr.

Graduate of BS Computer Science from University of the Philippines Baguio, Josiah is a Masters Student from University of the Philippines Diliman under the MS Computer Science Program. Currently a consultant of Techfactors Incorporated for Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies. Also a Research Assistant of Augmented Experience for e-Health Laboratory Project under University of the Philippines Manila.

Josiah Cyrus R. Boque

John Justine Villar is currently an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is a faculty adviser at the Scientific Computing Laboratory of the Department of Computer Science and a Research and Extension Fellow at the Intelligent Transportation Laboratory of the National Center for Transportation Studies. His research work spans topics in computational biology and optimization models in transportation. He is also involved in various DOST-funded maritime research projects such as Project MARIS in 2019-2020, Project PAROLA in 2021 and currently with Project MEDIANS. He also serves as a reviewer in the Philippine Journal of Science and other international journals.

John Justine Villar

Cesar Brod is the LPI's Community Engagement Director for Portuguese and Spanish speaking regions and a long time free and open source technology user and advocate. He has been able to help start and grow several companies in Brazil by combining free and agile thinking and methods, mostly partnering with educational institutions. He is a proud user of Linux before the kernel reached version 1.0.

Cesar Brod

Roselyn Gabud is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research interests include Biodiversity Informatics, Natural Language Processing and Text Mining. She was very much involved during the first three years of Y4IT.

Roselyn Gabud

Marge Mislang has 22 years of progressive partnering experience in Human Resources with the passion and dedication for people and culture development. She is an advocate of empowering and equipping employees with knowledge and skills enhancement, while looking for ways to inject fun in the workplace.

Margaret Ann Mislang

Pablo José Del Reguero De La Torre has been working for 10 years in a big technological company where he gets a great experience and knowledge in the digital world for different solutions and environments. Along this period, he’s been expatriated on two occasions to NYC, USA and Shanghai, China. He’s also part of the Business Development Team for Digital Channels, CRM and Contact Center.

Pablo José Del Reguero De La Torre

Dale Aniciete has 17 years of experience in IT, starting as a programmer and then gradually moving up to the ranks as the development team lead. Started working at INDRA as a Project Manager and currently assigned as a practice leader for the Web and Mobility cluster.

Giondale Aniciete

Keziah Ann Arboleda is an experienced Human Resources Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and Services industry. Skilled in Interviewing, Recruiting, Performance Management, and Executive Search.

Keziah Ann Arboleda

Ma. Katrina Anne Salvosa has been with Indra as a Talent Acquisition Business Partner for almost 3 years. She has handled different openings from entry level up to C- level positions and had experience both on corporate and executive search recruitment.

Ma. Katrina Anne Salvosa

Odonica Teano is an experienced Technical Recruiter & Talent Management professional of 16 years in APAC and United States of America territories.

Odonica Teano

Earl is currently the Co-founder of Plentina, an AI and fintech start-up
headquartered in Silicon Valley. He was previously a Managing Director for Digital Transformation at Charles Schwab, a broker-leader managing over $3 Trillion in assets headquartered in San Francisco. He also was in the tech and Innovation teams at Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund and Silicon Valley tech firms Cisco, VMWare and Dell EMC.

Earl Martin Valencia

...and more!


November 16, 2022 (Wednesday, Day 1)

Program details may change without prior notice.

9:00amWelcome RemarksRoselyn GabudUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
9:10amKeynote AddressMonchito IbrahimUPSITF
9:50amWindows 11 Pro Designed for Hybrid WorkEdgar J. Lopez Jr.ACER
10:10amDemystifying the MetaverseArvin YasonAccenture
10:45amNew Methods of Learning: The Future of EducationMargarita BaulaVertical Account Sales for ASUS Education (ASUS)
12:00nnLUNCH BREAK  
1:00pmTech TalkEarl Martin ValenciaCo-Founder and Chief Business Officer (Plentina Inc.)
1:40pmTech TalkNoel RamosUP Information Technology Development Center

November 17, 2022 (Thursday, Day 2)

Program details may change without prior notice.

9:00amWelcome RemarksRowena SolamoUP ITDC
9:10amKeynote AddressPaulo Noel G. PajeUP ITDC
9:50amACER Commercial Products 2022Gypsy O. AbsinAcer
10:10amStepping up in SustainabilityStephan “Tep” AlbaAccenture
10:40amIndra as Your Future Career Path to TechnologyPablo José Del Reguero De La Torre & Dale AnicieteIndra
11:00amCybersecurityAngel RedoblePLDT, Inc.
12:00nnLUNCH BREAK  
1:00pmProtecting your online privacy and data security with ASUS SolutionsJerome Matthew AnimosASUS
1:30pmImmersive Technology Applications in Healthcare for Pediatric Patients with Cerebral PalsyDr. Maria Eliza R. AguilaCollege of Allied Medical Professions (University of the Philippines Manila)
2:15pmAR-ccelerated Learning ExperienceJosiah Cyrus BoqueTechFactors
2:45pmTowards Digital Health: Advancing through Health InformaticsNelson TiongsonPhilippine Society for Digital Healt

November 18, 2022 (Friday, Day 3)

Program details may change without prior notice.

9:00amWelcome RemarksDr. John Justine VillarDepartment of Computer Science (University of the Philippines Diliman) 
9:10amKeynote AddressAriel BetanUPSITF 
9:30amData ScienceJunee Tan Torres  
10:00amACER Academy, An Exclusive Offer to SchoolsClare Mari AcuestaAcer 
10:50amBenefits of having a Powerful Router and MonitorElie FermindozaAsus 
12:00nnLUNCH BREAK   
1:00pmBuilding a Digital Workforce in a Global Digital EconomyOrly SeachonCompTIA 
1:30pmShape the Future with INDRAKeziah Arboleda, Kat Salvosa & Odonica TeanoIndra 
2:15pmA day to day Internet life. Keeping it simple by Converge.Nikko Anthony L. AgudaConsumer Product ManagerConverge
2:45pm"You must train the professional you will need in five years -- you will not have enough resources to hire an external one"Cesar BrodCommunity Engagement DirectorLinux Professional Institute


Y4iT 2022 FEEDBACK AND E-CERTIFICATE REQUESTFill out the FEEDBACK FORM and request for E-CERTIFICATE (applicable to all Y4iT 2022 participants).The e-certificate will be sent via email as soon as we have verified your participation and an e-copy of your payment receipt has been uploaded via the request form. An e-certificate will be provided to you for a fee of ₱150 per session attended, for a total of ₱900 if you will join all 6 sessions.Payment instructions via Gcash, Paymaya, Landbank or BPI are provided in the online request form.

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