Cloud: Problem or Solution – Why the Top 10 C-Level priorities for 2017 repeatedly include Cloud?

Date(s) - 27/04/2017
8:30 am - 11:00 am

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Why Cloud? – Mr. Rick Yvanovich

Cloud in the 4th Industrial Revolution – Mr. Jeremy Showalter

Cloud Computing, Data Privacy and Security – Mr. Tuan La

Reference from Mr. Jeremy Showalter:

Microsoft Trust Center: Site that covers various issues related to various services:

Office 365 “Where is my data?”: Site with more details on this question depending on where you are in the world:

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Event Description

Multiple articles looking at the Top 10 priorities for 2017 by CEO’s, CFO’s, CTO’s, CIO’s and even Sales all heavily feature Cloud. The need for speed to innovate or to cope with disruption or to address growing cyber security threats, Cloud is the common denominator. But do you know how Cloud is disrupting and innovating? Do you know whether cloud is making things more or less secure? Do you know how cloud is impacting your business? If you want to know more then join this event and learn the answers to these and many more questions around cloud. Our speakers will address these issues and reveal a whole new world of cloud.


8:00am Registration
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Welcome, Introductions
9:05am Presentations
10:30am Q&A
11:00am Event ends


AmCham Members: vnd 350,000| Non-members: vnd 450,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.


Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 12.49.36 PMMr. Jeremy Showalter – Marketing and Operations Director, Microsoft Vietnam

Jeremy is the Marketing and Operations Director at Microsoft Vietnam, and previously worked with Microsoft in Ireland and Corporate.  He has worked across multiple functions including marketing, sales, product management, and corporate finance.  Prior to Microsoft he worked as a management and technology consultant and has earned degrees from the University of Chicago, George Washington University, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.


Mr. Rick Yvanovich FCMA CGMA FCPA MSc., Founder and CEO, TRG International

Rick is a Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of diverse experiences including Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Property development, Defense Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Breweries, FMCG, High Technology, and the Accounting profession. He has been living in Vietnam since May 1990. A consultant and serial entrepreneur he has been directly involved in hundreds of client engagements in 39 countries and founded several companies including TRG International. Rick is Chairman and a Board Member of the South East Asia Regional Board for CIMA, Chairman of the AMCHAM HCMC ICT group, Chairman of the Eurocham IT Sector Committee and Treasurer and Board Member of BBGV.

Tuan LaMr. Tuan La, Associate, Baker & McKenzie

Tuan La is an associate with Baker McKenzie, based in the Firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office. His practice focuses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including Mergers & Acquisitions, Information Technology & Communications, Finance & Projects, Real Estate, and other general corporate commercial matters.

He has advised multi-national tech and software companies with regards to various issues of market access, business formation, data privacy, data management, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance. He assisted multi-national companies, both tech and non-tech, on various M&A transactions including acquisition, restructuring, and due diligence. His transactional experience also includes drafting and reviewing various contracts; including commercial contracts, sale and purchase agreements, contractor agreements, termination agreements, etc.

He’s contributed and participated in legal discussions with local AmCham members through the organization’s monthly legal committee meetings.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Tuan worked as an Equity Finance Trader and a Finance/Operation analyst  for a hedge fund in Los Angeles, California. Building on his past works there, he brings extensive research and technical finance experience both in financial analysis and startup investments.  He graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law in Hawaii (2015) and also holds an MBA and Finance Degree from the University of Hawaii (2005).  He is admitted to the Hawaii Bar (2016) and is a foreign registered lawyer in Vietnam.

Philip Hung CaoMr. Philip Hung Cao, Palo Alto Networks, Solutions Architect

Mr Philip Hung Cao (#tekfarmer) is Solutions Architect at Palo Alto Networks, as well as Key-founder of Cloud Security Alliance, Vietnam Community (#CSAVietnam). He also holds other role as Co-founder and Vice Chairman of ISACA HCMC Chapter, Formation Committee. He has 16 years’ experience in ICT/Cybersecurity industry in various sectors & positions.

Prior to returning back to Vietnam and join Palo Alto Networks as a Solutions Architect, Philip used to live in Singapore and worked for Ingram Micro Asia as a Solutions Sales Consultant. Before that, he spent more than a decade of success with ICT/Cybersecurity industry in Vietnam, where he held a variety of roles from technical engineer, solutions consultant, channel development to management of key global ICT/Cybersecurity vendors & distributors such as FPT Distribution, Microsoft, Symantec, ZyXEL, Avnet Technology Solutions, Samsung… as well as owner of his early start-up business.

Philip is participating in Singapore ICT Associations and also Global Network & Associations such as (ISC)², IEEE, ISACA, IAPP, ISA, IASA, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Microsoft CIO Network, VMware CxO Corner, J-Partner Consultant… He also participated in Vietnam ICT Associations such as member of Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA) since 2008, Board of Advisory (2011) & Member Board of Judges (2015, 2016, 2017) for ASEAN CIO/CSO Awards by IDG, Advisory Council of IT Leader Community (ITLC), Co-founder of #CISOClubVN, member of Vietnam CIO…

Philip graduated from Danang University of Technology in Vietnam with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering and held an Advanced Computer Security Certificate from Stanford University. He can be reached anytime at

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