Emmy Lou Delfin
ICT Industry Development Bureau of DICT
In the last 20 years, Emmy Lou Versoza-Delfin has been in public service, working mostly in developmental work related to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). She is currently the Director of the ICT Industry Development Bureau of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Ms. Delfin has contributed greatly to the ICT ecosystem, especially in the countryside through her work and leadership in the digitalPH initiative which is composed of four major programs: Next Wave Cities (NWCs) now called digitalcitiesPH, Stepping Up the Value Chain, Digital Startups/seedPH and Rural Impact Sourcing.
Through the NWCs Program, Ms. Delfin has been instrumental in helping establish more than 70 multi-stakeholder organizations called ICT Councils around the country, which are the prime movers in developing and promoting the local ICT ecosystems. She has played an active role in assessing and promoting cities outside Metro Manila as alternative locations for Information Technology – Business Process Management (IT-BPM) operations, bringing significant job opportunities to the countryside.