[Suported Event] Vietnam IT Conference 2017

Date(s) - 19/10/2017 - 20/10/2017
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Event Description

VNITO Conference 2017 is the biggest ITO/BPO conference in Vietnam, aiming at:
– Promoting Vietnam as an ideal IT services destination, belonging to the top countries in the world, together with China & India

– Connecting Vietnam IT services companies with potential customers; offering effective platforms for business matching among customers and IT services enterprises

– Building relationship and promoting collaboration, co-operation, joint-venture among the IT community; buyers and IT services vendors; sharing experience and knowledge among members as well as developing human resources for the industry


One-stop shop for 4-day event

– Vietnam IT industry information and data, business and investment environment in Vietnam

– Human resources, education & training, labor market, infrastructure, etc.

– Experiences and case studies in working with Vietnamese companies

– Business matching and visiting top Vietnam IT companies

– Opportunities to meet, exchange and find the potential business partners

Who should attend:

– MNCs, ICT organizations, high tech companies who are seeking Vietnam IT partners

– Vietnam ICT companies, tech companies, telecoms companies, IT start-ups, etc.

– ICT application companies in the field of banking, insurance, agriculture, e-commerce, etc.

– ICT Associations, promoting organizations, human resource companies, consulting organizations

– IT universities, training centers, research institutes

– Media


18 Oct 2017

17:00 – 18:00 Registration
Speaker, Guest, Advisory Board, Organizing Committee, Media
18:00 – 21:00 Welcome Drink
Speaker, Guest, Advisory Board, Organizing Committee, Media

19 Oct 2017

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Remarks by government representatives of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City
– Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee (*)
– Mr. Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee
– Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications
9:30 – 10:00 Signing MOU Ceremony
– VNITO – Silicon Valley Forum (SVF), USA
– VNITO – Vietnam IT Development Group (VIDG), USA
– VNITO – Shonan Industrial Promotion Foundation (SIPF), Japan
10:00 – 10:45 Conference Session #01: Report on the recent Vietnam IT Industry
– Opportunities for Vietnam software companies in Industry 4.0 (by Ms. Denyse Cardozo, Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Forum)
– Report: Evaluating the Market Conditions and Prospects of Vietnam’s IT Service Sector (Dr. Nguyen Cong Ai, Partner of KPMG Vietnam
– Mr. Alex Crane, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
10:45 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 – 12:00 Conference Session #02: Success Stories – From Optimization to Transformation
– A 20-year journey: from Dial up Internet to IoT (Mr. Paul Smith, Executive Chairman, Nash Tech)
– Devops Transformation: Optimizing Your Software Delivery Process Through Teamwork, Technology And Innovation (Mr. Michael Hackett, Co- Founder/ Sr. VP, LogiGear Corp. )
– How to leverage Vietnamese Talents for Global Innovation : Innovation as a service? (Dr. Nguyen Huu Le, Chairman, TMA Solutions)
– Transforming & Organizing for Emerging Technologies (Mr. Aslam Sherieff J, VP/GM Global Delivery and Engineering, Terralogic)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Buffet
13:30 – 15:00 Panel Discussion #01:
How to attract talents in Vietnam? Capabilities of Vietnam IT Human Resources
Assessment of IT human resources. Vietnam IT labor market. Experience in hiring and developing talents
– Mr. Long Vuong, Senior Director, LogiGear Corp
– Mr. Hoang Viet Anh, CEO, FPT Software
– Mr. Jovian Ho, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Dynagility
– Ms. Nguyen Phuong Mai, Navigos Search
– Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Thu, ISC Quang Trung
– Mr. Le Sy Vinh, Dean of Information Technology Faculty at University of Engineering and Technology, VNU Hanoi
Panel Discussion #02:
Outlook and Insights about the BPO industry in Vietnam
An analysis of the potential of Vietnam BPO sector compared with that of other countries such as Myanmar, the Philippines, etc.
Success stories and lessons learned by BPO companies.
How the global BPO market develops in the future. New trends of development and how they impact Vietnam’s BPO.
– Mr. Viet Ho, CPO, Russell Investments
– Mr. Frank Schellenberg, Founder, DIGI-TEXX
– Mr. Franc Parcon, Chief Customer Delivery Officer, Swiss Post Solutions
– Ms. Truong Hong Tam, Director of BPO, NashTech Vietnam
15:00 – 15:15 Tea Break
15:15 – 16-45 Panel Discussion #03
Transforming Vietnam – Japan Cooperation
Japanese partners’ success stories when working with Vietnam IT services companies.
How to strengthen Vietnam – Japan cooperation.
Best business model and/or new cooperation initiatives for Japanese & Vietnamese partners.
Signing MOU between VNITO – SIPF
– Ms. Quyen Nguyen, Managing Director, S3 Corp.
– Opportunities and challenges to cooperate with Japanese companies in Big Data and AI industry (Mr. Mitsuoka Shuichi, Director of Topgate Co.,LTD)
– Success stories in collaboration with Vietnam IT services companies (Mr. Itabashi Tetsuya,President of A.C.T Co.,LTD)
– Winning Tips for Doing Business with Japanese Partners (Shirai Chiaki, Vice Chairperson of NPO JASIPA)
– Big Data Analytics Technology from Japan (Mr. Taishi Fuse, Data Analytics)
– JETRO’s supporting services from Vietnamese companies to set up business in Japan (Ms. Atsuko FUKAGAWA, Deputy Managing Director, JETRO Ho Chi Minh Office)
– Mr. Yasuno Ken, Hitachi Consulting KKPanel Discussion #04:
How to Leverage New Technologies and Solutions to increase competitive advantages and win
How Vietnamese companies use new technologies and solutions to build their competitive advantages and core competencies to sustain business growth.
The new technologies shall be in SMACT (Social media, Mobile, Analytic & big data, Cloud computing and Internet of Things), and or AI (for example, Machine Learning).
The applications are preferable in hi-tech/smart agriculture, e-commerce/retail, fintech, logistics, and smart-city.
– Mr. Viet Ho, CPO, Russell Investments
– Network Science: From structure to control (Prof. Laszlo Barabasi, the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University)
– Mr. Frank Nguyen, Chief Evangelist, Microsoft Vietnam
– Ms. Nicole Nguyen, Marketing Manager, Infinity Blockchain Labs
– Mr. Tindaro Danze, Vice President, Country Division Lead, Siemens Limited Vietnam
17:00 – 18:00 Book Introduction: “Linked” (Prof. Laszlo Barabasi, the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University)
18:00 – 21:00 Gala Dinner

20 Oct 2017

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Business Matching Session for foreign delegations and Vietnam enterprises
Workshop: The US-Vietnam Agritech Cooperation
– Hi-tech agriculture in Ho Chi Minh City – opportunities for cooperation
– Reality and vision of hi-tech agriculture application in South Central Highlands of Vietnam
– Smart agriculture in the Mekong Delta
– Orientation and opportunities for Vietnam-US agritech cooperation
– Experiences from the US
12:00 – 13:00 Break Time
13:00 – 17:00 Quang Trung Software City Tour & Tours to IT Companies (downtown)
– Quang Trung Software City Tour: TMA – GCS – DIGI-TEXX – Terralogic
– IT Companies Tour: NashTech – KMS – LogiGear – FPT Software
19:00 – 21:00 Friendship party for the local IT community (for the invited only)

21 Oct 2017

08:00 – 17:00 Outing Day (Free of Charge for Foreign Guests Only)


Special offers for overseas participants:

– Free admission to Welcome Drink, Conference and Business Matching from Oct 18 – 20, 2017

– Free of charge Tour to IT companies in QTSC & downtown on Oct 20, 2017

– Free of charge City tour on Oct 21, 2017

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