InterYIT (International Young ICT Professionals group) is a group for young professionals in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). InterYIT comes under IFIP – the International Federation for Information Processing. IFIP is the leading multinational organisation in ICT, recognised by the United Nations and other world bodies. IFIP has the representation of ICT societies in 56 countries/regions, covering five continents with a total membership of over half a million. It links more than 3500 scientists from Academia & Industry.
The InterYIT board has representation from around the world. Yasas V. Abeywickrama of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) is the Chairman of the International Young ICT Professionals Group (InterYIT). Previous to the appointment of Yasas V. Abeywickrama, the chairmanship was held by Australia’s Joel Nation.
Abeywickrama was a part of Australian Computer Society (ACS) from 2006 to 2010 and was the Director of Young IT Professionals Board of the ACS (2009/10). In 2010, Yasas returned to Sri Lanka. Since then he has been active member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), which is the apex body for IT professionals in Sri Lanka. Yasas has served the Executive Council for many years.
Other board members of InterYIT are Haiyan Wu BCS – UK), Maarten Emons (NGI – Netherlands), and Emmanuel Essiet (Nigeria).
The board expects to expand its services to support young professionals around the world as well as to strengthen groups of young professionals who are in the field of IT.
InterYIT can be contacted at email@example.com to get further details on this. InterYIT can be also contacted to receive guidance on formation of new Young IT groups. The group has developed a guideline on how new groups can be formed effectively.
Principles Inter YIT Follow:
- Young Professionals are the future of any industry.
- They need to be made a part of societies and organizations.
- Their views and issues need to be heard.
- To encourage the professional growth of Young Professionals around the world.
- Be the umbrella organisation for all Young IT groups that are directly and in-directly working with national computer societies.
- Foster communication between Young IT Groups.
- Encourage the creation of new Youth IT Groups within member societies who does not currently have such representation.
- Promote representation of young professionals in the computer societies as well as within IFIP.
- Be the linkage between young professionals and IFIP (www.ifip.org).