IT Starts Here

IT Starts Here is an information gateway and career guide that will help fresh graduates, job seekers, and career shifters explore opportunities in the IT-BPM industry and assess which jobs suit them based on their educational background, skill set, and interest as well as their desired professional trajectory. Those who sign up and take the career mapping quiz can gain more knowledge about the specific roles they’d like to venture into or gain new insights on the other subsectors within Philippine IT-BPM. Start working towards your dream career today!



The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) is the enabling association for the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry in the Philippines. IBPAP serves as the one-stop information and advocacy gateway for the industry. Since 2004, IBPAP has led the Philippine IT-BPM Industry’s growth through multiple initiatives.

Since 2004, IBPAP has led the Philippine IT-BPM Industry's growth through multiple initiatives.


BPAP inception 

2004 - 2006

Co-developed IT-BPM courses with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)


Roadmap 2010 Launch


Next Wave Cities Program was launched and awarded as the "Best Outsourcing Destination" (3 times) Tholons: Philippines as #2 Outstanding Destination


Roadmap 2016 was launched


Prohibition of night work for women Data Privacy Act Signed (RA 10173) was lifted


Cybercrime Prevention Act was signed (RA 10175)


Inclusion of BPO in BOI List for the Investment Priorities Plan 


BPAP was renamed to IBPAP ; Tesda allocated P500M toward IT-BPM courses ; CHED approved the Service Management Program


Accelerate PH Roadmap 2022 was launched; IBPAP Firsts: HRCCLabor Forum, Cebu GMAM, Business Resillency Summit, and IT Security Summit


SMP was recognized as 2017 People Program of the Year by Philippine Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP)


The Next Wave Cities program was rebranded to digitalcitiesPH, coinciding with the launch of its Portal and Playbook


Philippines was ranked 5th in the Top 50 Digital Nations; Manila, Cebu and Davao placed inn the Top 100 Super Cities in the 2019 Tholons Services Globalization Index

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