PNOC is dedicated in its commitment to enhancing its technological capabilities to align with global industry benchmarks. In line with this vision, it has forged a strategic alliance with the University of the Philippines (UP), marking a significant milestone with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on February 28, 2024, at UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The partnership aims to advance PNOC’s Digital Transformation (Dx) initiatives through collaborative planning, design, and implementation strategies. Leveraging UP’s unparalleled expertise in information and communications technology (ICT), PNOC is poised to start on a transformative journey across various domains, including strategic planning, policy formulation, website development, software design, ICT training, information security, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

The MOA underscores the shared commitment of PNOC President Oliver Butalid and UP President Jijil Jimenez, with Director Paje of UP ITDC spearheading the project. This collaboration symbolizes a fusion of PNOC’s industry acumen and UP’s academic excellence, aimed at driving innovation and excellence in the fast-changing energy sector landscape.

Through this synergistic partnership, PNOC is poised to overcome ICT-related challenges, foster competitiveness, and ultimately deliver enhanced value to both the organization and to those it serves. Stay tuned as PNOC and UP embark on this promising venture shaping the future of technological innovation in the energy sector.