IFIP InterYIT Participates in South East Asian Regional ICT Meeting

 14 May 2015: IFIP InterYIT, the global professional group for young people working in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), has partnered with the South East Asian Computer Confederation (SEARCC) to encourage and empower young ICT professionals to achieve their potential.

InterYIT Chairman, Yasas V. Abeywickrama, attended a recent meeting of the SEARCC Executive Council in Singapore to discuss strategies for greater cooperation between the two groups, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on initiatives aimed at recognising high achievers and encouraging greater participation in the ICT industry.

Established in 2011 as part of the global federation of ICT professional associations, IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), InterYIT aims to become the umbrella organisation for all Young ICT professionals, fostering communication between Young IT Groups and promoting greater involvement by young professionals in their national computer societies.

The South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) is a forum of national ICT professional societies in the Asia Pacific region, including India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

Mr Abeywickrama said the Singapore meeting and associated discussions were very fruitful. “We reviewed the success of our work thus far in empowering young professionals in the ICT industry across the region and also developed several new strategies, including plans to participate in the International School Software Competition,” he said.

IFIP InterYIT plans to become the umbrella organisation for all Young ICT professionals around the world, fostering communication between Young IT Groups and promoting representation of young professionals in the national computer societies as well as within IFIP.

Mr Abeywickrama said InterYIT will stage its first ever international conference in conjunction with the IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC 2015), to be held in South Korea in October.

“The meeting in Singapore allowed us to finalise arrangements for the upcoming international conference, which will be a significant achievement for InterYIT.  WCC 2015 is the most important ICT meeting in the world, bringing together potentially thousands of ICT professionals and technology scientists from across the globe. It has taken place every 2 to 3 years since 1959 and this year will be held in South Korea for the first time. IFIP InterYIT is proud to be a part of it,” he said.

For more information about WCC 2015 and the inaugural InterYIT Conference, visit www.wcc-2015.org


About InterYIT

InterYIT is the international association for Young IT Professionals and operates under the auspices of IFIP, a global federation of ICT societies and associations covering 50 nations and regions with a total membership of over 500,000 ICT professionals. Established in 2011, InterYIT exists to: encourage professionalism amongst young IT practitioners; foster communication between different Young IT groups; and to provide opportunities for young professionals to connect, share knowledge and be recognised for their achievements.