The Digital Cities 2025 program is aiming to engage Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) Industry Ambassadors to advance its objective of transforming identified locations into bustling IT-BPM destination hubs.

Previously termed Next Wave Cities, the Digital Cities 2025 program aims to strengthen the industry-readiness of new centers by creating and developing ICT hubs in identified locations. The program is being implemented by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in cooperation with the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC).

“Your DICT is cooperating with industry experts to strengthen the 25 Digital Cities and promote dynamism in the local economic environment,” Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said. “The plan is for industry experts to be ambassadors through various interventions to help reinforce the role of the IT-BPM industry in economic growth,” Honasan added.

The IT-BPM Ambassadors will be resource speakers in various events and awareness fairs, sharing their professional expertise as part of an industry marketing campaign, assisting in content creation to promote Filipino talent, and working alongside the DICT and IBPAP to implement related initiatives.

To be potential ambassadors, persons must be currently holding managerial positions in the IT-BPM industry with at least a 5-year tenure. The role seeks IT-BPM leaders who can effectively build and manage stakeholder relationships. Applicants who had previously worked on countryside operations are preferred.

The Department continues to provide the 25 Digital Cities for 2025 with the necessary support in four (4) key areas: institutional development, talent attraction and development, infrastructure development, and marketing and promotion. These interventions aim to help these localities achieve their full potential in view of the government’s pursuit for countryside development and inclusive growth.

Interested applicants may email talent@ibpap.org for inquiries.