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Vietnam - Asia Tier 1 Delivery Destination


Oct 19-20, 2017
GEM Center, 08 Nguyen Binh Khiem St., Da Kao Ward, Dist.1, HCMC, Vietnam

Vietnam - Asia Tier 1 Delivery Destination

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About The Event

Vietnam ITO 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

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

  • Oct 19-20, 2017
  • GEM Center, 08 Nguyen Binh Khiem St., Da Kao Ward, Dist.1, HCMC, Vietnam
  • 150+ multi-national companies
  • 250+ IT enterprises
  • 20+ top Vietnam IT universities
  • 20+ Speakers

What Will Happen

17:00 to 18:00

18 Oct 2017


Speaker, Guest, Advisory Board, Organizing Committee, Media

Sol, Rooftop, Floor 7, GEM Center

Dist.1, HCMC

18:00 to 21:00

18 Oct 2017

Welcome Drink

Speaker, Guest, Advisory Board, Organizing Committee, Media

Sol, Rooftop, Floor 7, GEM Center

Dist.1, HCMC

8:00 – 8:30
Venue: Castor 1, Floor 5, GEM Center
8:30 – 9:00
Welcome Remarks by Government Representatives
- Mr. Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee
- Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications
Opening Remarks by the Organizing Committee
- Mr. Pham Thiet Hoa, Director of Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC)
- Mr. Lam Nguyen Hai Long, CEO of Quang Trung Software City, President of VNITO Alliance
9:00 - 9:30
MOU Signing Ceremony
- VNITO Alliance – Silicon Valley Forum (SVF), USA
- VNITO Alliance – Vietnam IT Development Group (VIDG), USA
- VNITO Alliance - Shonan Industrial Promotion Foundation (SIPF), Japan
9:30 - 10:15
Conference Session #01: Contrasting Vietnam IT Industry - Facts & Figures
- Vietnam – Navigating the future of IT Services sector (Dr. Nguyen Cong Ai, Partner of KPMG Vietnam
- Accessing Silicon Valley Technology Ecosystem (by Ms. Denyse Cardozo, Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Forum)
10:15 - 10:45
Tea Break & Networking/ Exhibition Visiting
10:45 - 12:00
Conference Session #02: Success Stories - From Optimization to Transformation
- A 20-year journey: from Dial up Internet to IoT (Mr. Nick Lonsdale, Finance Director of Nash Tech)
- Modernizing Software Delivery 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 (Venue: Pollux 1, Floor 3, GEM Center)
13:30 - 15:00
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion #01:
How to attract talents in Vietnam? Capabilities of Vietnam IT Human Resources (Venue: Castor 3, Floor 5, GEM Center)
Assessment of IT human resources. Vietnam IT labor market. Experience in hiring and developing talents
- Mr. Long Vuong, Senior Director of LogiGear Corp.
- Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Thu, Managing Director of ISC Quang Trung
- Ms. Nguyen Phuong Mai, Managing Director of Navigos Search
- Mr. Jovian Ho, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Dynagility
- Mr. Hoang Viet Anh, CEO of FPT Software
- 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 (Venue: Castor 4, Floor 5, GEM Center)
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 & Networking/ Exhibition Visiting
15:15 - 16:45
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion #03:
Transforming Vietnam – Japan Cooperation (Venue: Castor 3, Floor 5, GEM Center)
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.
- Ms. Quyen Nguyen, Managing Director of S3 Corp. Japan
- Mr. Mitsuoka Shuichi, Director of Topgate Co.,LTD
- Mr. Itabashi Tetsuya,President of A.C.T Co.,LTD
- Mr. Shirai Chiaki, Vice Chairperson of NPO JASIPA
- Mr. Shohei Takiyama, Division Head, SES Division General, Health Management Promotion Office of Analytics Japan
- Ms. Atsuko FUKAGAWA, Deputy Managing Director of JETRO Ho Chi Minh Office
- Mr. Yasuno Ken, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting Global Services Japan, IT Outsourcing

Panel Discussion #04:
How to Leverage New Technologies and Solutions to Increase Competitive Advantages and Win (Venue: Castor 4, Floor 5, GEM Center)
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
- Prof. Laszlo Barabasi, the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science, Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, Lecturer of Harvard University
- Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh, Director, Developer Experience & Evangelism, Microsoft Vietnam
- Mr. Jerry Lim, Country Head, Grab Vietnam
- Ms. Nicole Nguyen, Head of Corporate Marketing of Infinity Blockchain Labs
- Mr. Tindaro Danze, Vice Presidemt, Country Division Lead, Siemens Limited Vietnam
17:00 - 18:00
- Networking (Venue: Castor 1, Floor 5, GEM Center)
- Book Introduction: “Linked” by Prof. Laszlo Barabasi (Venue: Castor 4, Floor 5, GEM Center)
18:00 - 21:00
Gala Dinner (Venue: Castor 1, Floor 5, GEM Center)
- Music Performance
- Speech by Government Representatives and Organizing Committee
- Acknowledgements to Contributors of the Conference
- Toasting & Dinner
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 12:00
- Business Matching Session for foreign delegations and Vietnam enterprises (Venue: Castor 2-3, Floor 5, GEM Center)
- Workshop: The US-Vietnam Agritech Cooperation (Venue: Castor 1, Floor 5, GEM Center)
- 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
13:00 - 17:00
IT Companies Tours (select either of 02 routes)
- Departure from GEM Center, 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Dist. 1
- Route #1- Quang Trung Software City Tour: TMA – GCS – DIGI-TEXX - Terralogic
- Route #2- IT Companies Tour: LogiGear – KMS Technology – NashTech
19:00 - 21:00
Friendship party for the local IT community (for the invited only)

08:00 to 17:00

21 Oct 2017

OUTING DAY (Complimentary tour for foreign guests)

HCM City Tour (full day)

Cu chi Tunnel - Saigon Central Post Office - Ben Thanh Market


Advisory Board

Ai Nguyen

Partner, KPMG Vietnam

Chi Ngo

President & CEO, Global CyberSoft

Frank Schellerberg

Founder & Shareholder, DIGI-TEXX

Hung Q. Nguyen

Chairman & CEO, LogiGear

James Galvin

CEO, Glandore Systems Ireland & Vietnam

Jeff Dilley

President, Exsero Services Limited

Jovian Ho

COO & Co-Founder, Dynagility

Le Nguyen

Chairman, TMA Solutions

Paul Smith

Executive Chairman, NashTech

Prithvi Puttaraju

Board member - Terralogic Inc, Founder & CEO - Algosquare, Inc

Thinh Nguyen

Founder & CEO, ZienSolutions

Trung Dao

President, HCM High Technology Association

Viet Ho

CPO, Russell Investment

Vinh Le

Chairman & CEO, Le Media

Vu Lam

Chairman & CEO, KMS Technology

organizing committee

An Nguyen

Business Development Manager, BeeSight Soft

An Nguyen

Managing Director, Luxoft Vietnam

An Mai

President, IMT Solutions

Chi Nguyen Khanh

Engagement Manager, NashTech

Cuong Nguyen

Managing Director, NashTech

Dai Tran

VP, KMS Technology

Hong Tran

Vice President, TMA Solutions

Linh Le

CEO, S3 Corp

Long Lam


Long Vuong

Sr. Director, LogiGear

Nhuan Lai

CEO, LARION Computing

Quyen Nguyen

Managing Director, S3 Corp Japan

Quynh Nguyen

CEO, FPT Software HCMC

Tai Huynh

Founder/CEO, Nguon Viet Software

Thanh Tran

CEO, Success Software Services

Thuan Tran


Toan Ngo

Vice President, Global CyberSoft Vietnam

Trung Ngo

COO, Asnet/AgilityIO

Tuan Vu

General Secretary, HCA

Van Dang

CEO, Savvycom

Viet Nguyen

Director, Can Tho University SW Center (CUSC)

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GEM Center

08 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Da Kao Ward

Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam