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ASTI KEY OFFICIALS

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
JOEL JOSEPH S. MARCIANO, JR., Ph.D.
ACTING DIRECTOR

Tel. No. +63 2 4269755 
Email: j.marciano@asti.dost.gov.ph

The Office of the Director (OD) oversees the overall welfare of the agency as it sets the agency's strategic direction, formulates internal policies, and ensures implementation to attain goals and objectives. This group is also responsible for the planning and monitoring of research programs/projects and other activities, setting of performance indicators and evaluation of agency performance based on the formulated indicators. Since the human resource development is under OD, this division oversees the development of the competencies and expansion of the capabilities of the agency.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION
ATTY. CARMENCITA M. ECHANO
CHIEF

Tel. No. +63 2 4267423 
Email: menchie@asti.dost.gov.ph

The Finance and Administration Division (FAD) provides support and the necessary services for the welfare of the agency and its staff. It advises and assists the director on budgetary, financial and management matters. It also provides the Institute with economical, efficient and effective services relating to personnel, supplies, equipment, collections, disbursement, security and custodial work.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
ENGR. PETER ANTONIO B. BANZON
CHIEF

Tel. No. +63 2 4263572 
Email: peter@asti.dost.gov.ph

The Research and Development Division (RDD) conducts strategic R&D in ICT and Electronics taking direction from the national S&T Plan as well as ICT and Electronics industry development roadmaps. The division is divided into three sections namely: Network Research, Computing Research, and Microelectronics Research.
The Network Research Section implements R&D projects in the fields of advanced networking and wireless technologies that are necessary for the design and implementation of innovative advanced networking products/services and wireless communications systems.
The Computing Research Section focuses on projects involving various computing technologies such as Open Source and Grid Computing which are significant in the development of software and firmware products.
The Microelectronics Research Section prioritizes research activities that will establish the design foundation and know-how vital for the country's entry into the local and global market for integrated circuits and embedded products and solutions.

SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES ENGINEERING DIVISION
ALVIN E. RETAMAR
CHIEF

Tel. No. +63 2 4269764
Email: ning@asti.dost.gov.ph

The Solutions and Services Engineering Division (SSED) is the agency's center for contracted engineering and design work. It handles, supports, and markets various solutions and services. The division is composed of the Embedded Systems Group (ESG), the PREGINET, the K-Agrinet, and the Business Development Unit (BDU).
The ESG is responsible for developing holistic embedded solutions for clients that incorporate microcontroller-based design, communication, graphical user interface, and applications.
The PREGINET operates and maintains the country's only nationwide research and education network and provides network services such as VoIP, IPv6, videoconferencing and other similar services.
The recently established BDU is envisioned to drive communication efforts through effective market research and communication. To complement these efforts and gain momentum to drive its activities. SSED actively seeks collaborations to effectively serve more clients from the academe, government, and industry.

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
RENE C. MENDOZA
CHIEF

Tel. No. +63 2 4269755 
Email: rene@asti.dost.gov.ph

The Knowledge Management Division (KMD) is created for the purpose of increasing and better leveraging of ASTI's available intellectual capital and enable the Institute to continuously improve its performance through reuse of its intellectual capital.
The team is expected to carry out the following functions: 1) Source, mine, synthesize, and package knowledge for internal and external use; b) Leverage knowledge to improve organizational performance of the agency; c) Proactively share knowledge for development impact; and d) Leverage KM as an integrating component for selected technology solutions.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE DIVISION
JOANNA G. SYJUCO
CHIEF

Tel. No. +63 2 4263694 
Email: joan@asti.dost.gov.ph

The Computer Software Division (CSD) aims at becoming a premiere software development team providing innovative and quality software systems and applications. It will forge and strengthen partnerships with the academe, government, and industry by providing effective software solutions, software design and development consultancies, and contract researches.