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.
The Foundation’s flagship project Youth on Information Technology or popularly known as Y4iT is an annual event organized by UPSITF, in cooperation with UP Information Technology Development Center (UP ITDC) and Y4iT Volunteer Corps (VolCorp), that attracts at least 25,000 attendees every year.
Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro, Executive Director of UPSITF, said that for the past ten years, Y4iT has served as a hub for computer enthusiasts and technopreneurs to share ideas and talk about the latest breakthroughs in IT. Drawing thousands of attendees from all over the country, the congress, according to Caro, has inspired individuals to engage with one another and build on ideas that are both innovative and relevant to the community.
Apart from staging the biggest IT event in the country, UPSITF also offers in information technology courses on current IT trends and various programming languages and software development projects. Course participants include fresh college graduates, government employees, teachers, and professionals.
The UP System Information Technology Foundation, Inc or UPSITF is a registered corporation and is duly recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
UP SITF Officers and Members
Comm. Monchito B. Ibrahim
Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro
Vice President for Internal Affairs and Executive Director
Prof. Rommel P. Feria
Vice President for External Affairs
Prof. Ariel S. Betan
Prof. Paulo Noel G. Paje
Prof. Armin B. Sarthou
Prof. Ma. Sheila A. Magboo