About us

Vietnam ITO Conference is a bi-annual event, which is organized by VNITO Alliance, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC), Investment & Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) and partners, in order to promote the Vietnam IT industry, gather Vietnam software enterprises and create an effective bridge between the IT Vietnamese companies to the world. Vietnam ITO Conference assists buyers and service providers to network, cooperate and discuss trends, issues, and opportunities related to software services. 

After 2 successful event of Vietnam ITO Conference 2015 and 2017 with hundreds of international visitors around the world, Vietnam ITO Conference 2019 with main theme “Vietnam - The Emerged Destination for Innovation” will be held on 23-25 October in Ho Chi Minh City,  to create a complete picture of Vietnam IT industry with various activities (Conference, Panel Discussion, Exhibition, Business Matching, Gala Dinner, Software Park Tour, etc.) to attract a lot of local and foreign participants.

100+

SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS

1000+

ATTENDEES

30

SPEAKERS

60

TOPICS

100+

JOURNALISTS

Speakers

Organizing committee

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Agenda

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

17:30 – 18:00

Registration

18:00 -18:10

Opening Speech

Mr. Lam Nguyen Hai Long, Honorary President, VNITO Alliance

18:10 – 18:20

Briefly introduction of Vietnam ITO Conference 2019

Mr. Tran Phuc Hong, Vice President, VNITO Alliance

18:20 – 20:30

- Networking

- Moderators discuss with speakers to prepare for their panel discussions

Location: Sky Restaurant, Tan Son Nhat Hotel Saigon, 200 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan District

DAY 1: Main Conference

Time: 8:00 – 21:00, Oct 24, 2019

Venue: Diamond 1 & Diamond 2, Floor 4Tan Son Nhat Pavillon, 202 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan District

08:00 – 08:30

Registration

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome – Opening Remarks

09:00 – 09:30

MOU Signing Ceremony

-      VNITO Alliance – ISCO Okinawa (Japan)

-      VNITO Alliance – Heart Industry Holdings – Japan International Students Committee

-      VNITO Alliance – FISA (Japan)

-      VNITO Alliance – Korea IT Cooperation Center, Ho Chi Minh City

-      VNITO Alliance – Korea Commercial Software Association  

-      VNITO Alliance – Korea Trade Network    

09:30 – 09:50

Session 01: Enabling Innovation in Vietnam

Ms. An Mei Chen, Sr. Director of Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc. 

09:50 – 10:10

Session 02: CIO Global Survey: A Changing Perspective

Mr. Will Nguyen, Partner, Head of IT Advisory, Chief Innovation Officer, KPMG Vietnam

10:10 – 10:30

Session 03: How to build a collaborative innovation team for your business?

Mr. Mark Birch, Regional Director for APAC at Stack Overflow

10:30 – 11:00

Tea-break – Networking – Exhibition visit

11:00 – 12:00

Panel 01Innovation from Vietnam

Sharing experience in innovation in Vietnam and Asia. How enterprises applying new technologies to increase competitiveness? Introduce typical innovation solutions. Case studies and experience in applying AI/ML, Blockchain, Big Data, IoT

11:00 - 11:20 Powering AI For Smart Cities and Retail Solutions

Mr. Anish Pandey, Industry Vertical Director - ASEAN, NVIDIA Corporation

11:20 – 11:40 Global innovation from Vietnam – case studies

MrTran Phuc HongVice President, TMA Solutions

11:40 – 12:00 Innovation through modernize IT system

Ms. Pham Thi Tuyet Loan, CTONashTech

11:45  - 12:00 Synergy and Integration: new way for complex projects

Mr. Constantin Malik, Executive Director Global Relations and Development, Malik Institute, Switzerland

Mr. Nam Nguyen, Director Malik Australia & Southeast Asia, Australia 

12:00 – 13:30

Luncheon (Venue: Crystal)

13:30 – 15:00

Panel 02: Digital Transformation (Venue: Diamond 1)

Digital transformation is making waves worldwide. What Vietnam enterprises should do to boost and be power in this new era? Some typical solutions case studies on digital transformation that Vietnamese companies can apply for their innovation?

13:30 – 13:35 Opening by Moderator

Mr. Nguyen Van Phi Hung, Vice President, LARION

13:35 – 13:50 Journey to Cloud - the Foundation of Digital Transformation

Mr. Anton Lee, CTO, System Integrator & New Routes Lead, IBM Partner Ecosystem, Asia Pacific

13:50 – 14:05 Current trend of Digital Transformation and how are Vietnam IT companies getting along with this trend?

Mr. Nguyen Quan Vien, Vice President, Head of Go-To-Market Division, Global CyberSoft – A Hitachi Consulting Company

14:05 – 14:20 Beyond the hype: expand opportunities and unleash the values of digital transformation in industrial sectors   

Mr. Philippe Nguyen, Product Manager, Digital Services, Siemens Digital Industries Division, Germany

14:20 – 14:35 BPO in the wave of digital transformation: Challenge or Opportunity?

Mr. Frank Schellenberg, CEO & Founder, DIGI-TEXX VIETNAM

14:35 – 15:00 Discussion, Q&A

Mr. Anton Lee, CTO, System Integrator & New Routes Lead, IBM Partner Ecosystem, Asia Pacific

Mr. Nguyen Quan Vien, Vice President, Head of Go-To-Market Division, Global CyberSoft – A Hitachi Consulting Company

Mr. Philippe Nguyen, Product Manager, Digital Services, Siemens Digital Industries Division, Germany

Mr. Frank Schellenberg, CEO & Founder, DIGI-TEXX VIETNAM

Mr. Nguyen Tu Thanh, Director of Consulting Division, FSI Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Van Phi Hung, Vice President, LARION (Moderator)

Panel 03: Vietnam and Japan Cooperation in Industry 4.0 (Venue: Diamond 2)

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.

How Vietnamese companies can scale up in Japanese market?

13:30 -13:35 Opening by Moderator

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Quyen, Managing Director, S3Corp.

13:35 – 13:45 Japanese Economic Trends and JETRO’s activities

Ms. Kumi Yasuike, Deputy Chief Representative, JETRO Ho Chi Minh

13:45 – 13:55 Challenging for Automotive Software Testing in Japan

Mr. Juichi Takahashi, PhD, CEO, LogiGear Japan

13:55 – 14:05 Development of AI & Big Data in Japan

Mr. Shuichi Mitsuoka, CDO, D-Ocean

14:05 – 14:15 Japan’s digitalization and collaboration opportunity with Vietnam 

Mr. Koji Tauchi, Chief Representative, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting in HCMC

14:15 – 14:30 Introducing Japan Delegations from Tokyo, Okinawa, Fukuoka

14:30 – 15:00 Discussion, Q&A

Ms.  Kumi Yasuike, Deputy Chief Representative, JETRO Ho Chi Minh

Mr. Juichi Takahashi, PhD, CEO, LogiGear Japan

Mr. Shuichi Mitsuoka, CDO, D-Ocean

Mr. Koji Tauchi, Chief Representative, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting in HCMC

Ms. Vicky JIAYU Chan, Vice President & Japan Country Manager, NashTech Japan

Mr. Masashi Tomita, Executive Director, Fukuoka City Government

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Quyen, Managing Director,  S3Corp. (Moderator)

Business Matching Session (Venue: Platin)

15:00 – 15:30

Tea-break

15:30 – 17:00

Panel 04: TECH TALENTS - From intellectual human resources to innovative geeks (Venue: Diamond 1)

Why Vietnam? Professionals’ outlook of IT workforce and IT education in Vietnam. Innovation in growing tech talents at corporate and national levels. Valuable success stories. Holistic collaboration models among educational institutions and the industry, etc.

15:30 – 15:35 Opening by Moderator

Mr. Long Vuong, Vice President, LogiGear Vietnam

15:35 – 15:45 Overview on IT education and training in Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular

Mr. Nguyen Van Vu, Ph.D., Vice Dean of FIT, Chair of Department of Software Engineering, VNU-HCM University of Science

15:45 – 15:55 Capabilities and competencies of Vietnam IT workforce.

Mr. Dai Tran, Managing Director, KMS Technology

16:55 – 16:05 Challenges & Opportunities, how to overcome obstacles in human resources in short term and grow sustainably in long term

Mr. Le Dang Khoa, Chairman of Le Group Ventures, Chairman of TESO

16:05 – 16:15 Experience, success stories 

 Mr. Viet Ho, Managing Director, JKAdvisory LLC

16:15 – 17:00 Discussion, Q&A

Mr. Nguyen Van Vu, Ph.D., Vice Dean of FIT, Chair of Department of Software Engineering, VNU-HCM University of Science

Mr. Dai Tran, Managing Director, KMS Technology

Mr. Le Dang Khoa, Chairman of Le Group Ventures, Chairman of TESO

Mr. Viet Ho, Managing Director, JKAdvisory LLC

Mr. Long Vuong, Vice President, LogiGear Vietnam (Moderator)

Panel 05: New Opportunities for Korean and Vietnamese companies in developing Tech Solutions (Venue: Diamond 2)

How Korean tech companies can work with Vietnamese IT companies to get the win-win cooperation? New technologies in Korea, which Vietnamese companies can acquire to solve old problems and to increase competitiveness.

15:30 – 15:35 Opening by Moderator

Mr. Mai Hoai An, President, IMT Solutions

15:35 – 15:50 Global ICT Cooperation & Supporting of Korean Government

Mr. Junam Lee, Director, Korea IT Cooperation Center in Ho Chi Minh City

15:50 – 16:10 Good opportunities and good results are different. Good results require proper strategies and plans. Why Korea? And why Vietnam?

Mr. Park Ji Hwan, CEO, ThinkforBL Inc.

16:10 – 16:20 Cooperation Strategy for Building Substantial IT Ecosystem between Korea & Vietnam

Mr. Jeong-Kun Lee, CEO & Founder, Saltware

16:20 – 16:25 Blockchain Powered Financial Inclusion

Mr. David Nguyen, CEO, LOTUS APP

16:25 – 16:30 A successful case study that Vietnamese companies have worked with Korean companies

Mr. Tran Ho Phuong, Vice President, NTQ Solution

16:30 – 17:00 Discussion, Q&A

Mr. Junam Lee, Director, Korea IT Cooperation Center in Ho Chi Minh City

Mr. Park Ji Hwan, CEO, ThinkforBL Inc.

Mr. Jeong-Kun Lee, CEO & Founder, Saltware

Mr. David Nguyen, CEO, LOTUS APP

Mr. Tran Ho Phuong, Vice President, NTQ Solution

Mr. Mai Hoai An, President, IMT Solutions (Moderator)

Business Matching Session (Venue: Platin)

17:00 – 18:00

Networking – Visiting exhibition counters – Interviewing

18:30 – 21:00

Gala Dinner

18:30 – 18:45 Opening Show - Thank you Message from Organizers

18:45 – 19:15 Honoring the Advisors, Organizers, Sponsors

19:15 – 21:00 Enjoy the music show, networking

Presentation on “Startups in Silicon Valley”

Presenter: Ms. Olga Buchonina, Founder/CEO of Action Spot/Startup Studio (www.myactionspot.com)

From 05:00pm to 5:45pm on Oct. 24, 2019

Location: Blue Coffee Restaurant (next to Tan Son Nhat Hotel) 

To participate, please RSVP to: vietgroupusa@gmail.com

Location: Tan Son Nhat Hotel, 202 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC, Vietnam

DAY 2: IT Companies Tour/VNITO Golf Tournament 2019

Time: 07:30 – 16:30, Oct 25, 2019

Option 01:

07:30 – 16:30

Visiting Vietnam Top IT Companies - Visiting Quang Trung Software City

 (Free for foreign delegates)

07:30 – 07:45 Gathering at Tan Son Nhat Hotel lobby

07:45 – 12:00 Visit Quang Trung Software City, Global CyberSoft – A Hitachi Consulting Company

                            TMA Solutions, DIGI-TEXX VIETNAM

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 17:00 Visit NashTech, KMS Technology, LogiGear

17:00 – 18:00 Back to Tan Son Nhat Hotel

Option 02:

07:30 – 13:00

VNITO Golf Tournament 2019 (Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, 06 Tan Son Street, Ward 12, Go Vap District, HCMC)

 

Location: Downtown, HCMC, Vietnam

Registration

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VND 200.000.000

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VND 100.000.000

Gold Sponsor

VND 60.000.000

Silver Sponsor

VND 30.000.000

Bronze Sponsor

VND 15.000.000

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ITPC or Investment & Trade Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is a government agency specilizing in facilitating investment and trade. Our mission is to improve the growth of Ho Chi Minh City’s enterprises and foreign investors. With the networks to over 20 international partners, we offer services to help enterprises export, develop business capabilities, find overseas partners, enter new markets and to help foreign investors develop their projects in Vietnam. In the 21st century, we focus on promoting foreign direct investment into Ho Chi Minh City and helping small to medium size Vietnamese enterprises maximize their global export potential.

Founded on March 16th 2001, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) is one of key projects of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which is built to promote the development of Vietnam IT industry and transform the economic structure of the city in the integration period. After 18 years of development, QTSC has attracted 160 ICT companies (52 international companies and 108 domestic ones) and 29 investors (who have been completing infrastructure to serve the local needs) with the total amount of 20,755 people studying and working here. QTSC has become an attractive destination for those who want to seek investment and cooperation opportunities in IT industry. Some of the big names are KDDI, Swiss Post Solutions, TMA Solutions, Hitachi Consulting, VinaData, MISA, etc. They have provided more than 250 IT products, services and solutions in many different fields which are exported to over 20 countries, mainly focused on the United States, Japan and Europe.

VNITO Alliance is a non-profit organization to promote the Vietnam ITO/BPO sector, gather Vietnam software outsourcing enterprises, and create an effective bridge between the ITO/BPO community and the government. VNITO Alliance assists outsourcing buyers and service providers to network, cooperate and discuss trends, issues, and opportunities related to software outsourcing. Founded in March 2016, VNITO currently has more than 100 members who are ITO, BPO, software companies in HCMC, Hanoi, Danang, Cantho, etc., including companies in Vietnam Top IT companies such as FPT Software, TMA Solutions, Global Cybersoft (Hitachi Consulting Vietnam), DIGI-TEXX Vietnam, KMS Technology, LogiGear Vietnam, NashTech Vietnam, IMT Solutions, Kyanon, Larion, Luxoft, S3 Corp, Savvycom, Sucess Software Services, etc.

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