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Promote an enabling environment for a free, open, and secure digital economy in Vietnam, and drive innovation and economic growth through digital transformation and development of new technologies to advance Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Vietnam.
2021 Strategic Plan
Top Priorities for 2021
Advocate to promote an enabling regulatory environment.
Enable and accelerate adoption of digital transformation processes.
Contribute to a globally competitive workforce in Vietnam.
Promote digital citizenship and digital responsibility.
Create a hub and network to connect start-ups, accelerators, and VCs to tech providers.
Key Events for 2021
Tech and Innovation Summit/s – Partnering to Promote IR 4 in Vietnam (Q3)
Participation in Developing a Globally Competitive Workforce events (Q2, Q3)
Roundtable on PDP and Digital Citizenship and Digital Responsibility (Q2/Q3)
Series of Practical How-to Digital Transformation for SMEs (Q2-4)
Quarterly Tech and Digital Economy meet-ups (Q2-4)
Top Advocacy Issues
Ensure continuity of cross-border data flows and data security (Law on Cyber Security, and Personal Data Protection Decree)
Promote a constructive regulatory approach to E-commerce (Decree 52)
Enable constructive regulatory environment for fintech and digital payments (Decree 101)
Ensure an open, constructive, coordinated, and streamlined approach to content regulation (Decree 6, 72, and 181, Cinema Law)
Hao Tran, CEO, Co-Founder at Vietcetera Media
Hao currently serves as the CEO of Vietcetera Media, a media platform that he co-founded in 2016, and Chairman of the Digital Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.
An established business commentator, Hao has shared on trends that are emerging in Vietnam and greater Southeast Asia including and not limited to venture capital, e-commerce, technology startups, food and beverage, tourism, retail and trade. His insights have been featured in media outlets such as Monocle, CNBC, CNN, VICE, Munchies, Forbes, Channel NewsAsia’s The Millennial Investor documentary series, the LA Times, Bloomberg News and BBC News.
Hao also advises a number of SMEs, family offices, and Fortune 500 companies seeking expertise in Vietnam and overseas, helping strategize key decisions including long-term growth, delivery models and business expansion.
A native of the San Francisco Bay, work has also taken Hao to both coasts of the US, Europe, India and now Ho Chi Minh City.
Nguyen Phuong Chi, Director of Public Outreach, Facebook
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, Vice Chair of the AmChamHCMC Digital Economy Committee and Treasurer and Board Member of BBGV.
Seck Yee Chung leads the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, IT/C and Healthcare practices in Vietnam. He is highly regarded in his field – Chambers and Asia Pacific Legal 500 rank him as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate/M&A and TMT.
Chung has worked in Vietnam since 1999 and has been involved in significant cross-border transactions. He delivers sound and pragmatic advice on regulatory and transactional matters, particularly on foreign investment, market access, private and public M&A, securities, competition and anti-corruption, commercial activities, and data use, over a diverse range of sectors, from digital economy, healthcare, and consumer products, to food & beverage, manufacturing, property, and aviation.
He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and serves as Vice President of the Singapore Business Group, Ho Chi Minh City.
Le Thu Minh, Associates, Baker & McKenzie
Le Tuan Minh, Associates, Baker & McKenzie
Winnie Wong, Country Manager, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos, Asia Pacific, Mastercard
Winnie Wong is responsible for growing Mastercard’s business in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. With her experience in consumer and corporate payments and banking, she brings a fresh perspective to the markets on digital payments and solutions.
Prior to her current role, Winnie was the Commercial B2B Sales Head for the region, where she was responsible for driving growth for Mastercard’s Business-to-Business (B2B) solutions across Asia Pacific. This includes working with governments, banks and corporations on trade digitization with the aim of improving efficiency and transparency, especially for cross-border trade.
2021 Meeting Schedule
The Committee meeting is organised monthly and open for members only, if you are interested in committee activities please contact [email protected]