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IFIP InterYIT Presents at the Japanese National IT Convention

IFIP InterYIT, the global professional group for young people working in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), had presence at the The 78th National Convention of Information Processing Society of Japan.

InterYIT Chairman, Yasas V. Abeywickrama, made a presentation on the topic, the Role of Young Professional in the ICT industry, which was very well received by the audience.

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.

Mr Abeywickrama said the Japanese National convention and associated discussions were very fruitful. “We were able to communicate the success of our work thus far in empowering young professionals in the ICT industry across the world and also had the opportunity to invite Japanese young professionals to join hands with us on our efforts.,” he said.

IFIP InterYIT has 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.

In his speech at the IPSJ National convention, Abeywickrama explained that it’s no secret that technology is changing the world. But when you stop and think about it, technology is created by people – often young people who are willing to challenge the status quo and do things differently. He argued that youth have to take a role in educating the more senior citizens who are not aware of these benefits as well as get them enabled to utilize technologies better.

It is also important to understand that we have an industry in ICT, Information and Communication Technology, which is driven and run by young people. And this will continue to increase as today’s digital natives find new and innovative ways to apply technology to improve peoples’ lives. So if the industry is young and if the key drivers of that industry are young, then the supporting organizations, government bodies and industry groups should also reflect that. They should have young representation and inclusion. IFIP InterYIT is taking this thought leadership view around the world for the betterment of the industry and society at large.

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