WELCOME DRINK (Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017)

Venue: Sol, Rooftop, Floor 7, GEM Center

17:00 – 18:00 


18:00 – 21:00  

Welcome Drink

CONFERENCE DAY 1 (Thursday, Oct 19, 2017)

Venue: Castor 1-2, Floor 5, GEM Center

8:00 – 8:30 


8:30 – 9:00 

Welcome Remarks by Government Representatives

·      Mr. Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee

·      Mr. Dao Dinh Kha, Director, ICT Department, Ministry of Information and Communications  

Opening Remarks by the Organizing Committee 

·      Mr. Pham Thiet Hoa, Director of Investment and Trade Promotion Center (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 (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, CFO of NashTech)

·      Modernizing Software Delivery through Teamwork, Technology and Innovation (Mr. Michael Hackett, Co- Founder/ Sr. VP of LogiGear Corp.)

·      How to Leverage Vietnamese Talents for Global Innovation : Innovation as a Service? (Dr. Nguyen Huu Le, Chairman of TMA Solutions)

·      Transforming & Organizing for Emerging Technologies (Mr. Aslam Sherieff J, VP/GM Global Delivery and Engineering of Terralogic)

12:00 – 13:30 

Lunch Buffet (Venue: Pollux 1, Floor 3, GEM Center)

13:30 – 15:00

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.

Moderator: 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.

Moderator: Mr. Viet Ho, CPO of Russell Investments


·      Mr. Frank Schellenberg, Founder of DIGI-TEXX VIETNAM

·      Mr. Franc Parcon, Chief Customer Delivery Officer of 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 #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.

Moderator: 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. Chiaki Shirai, 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, ecommerce/retail, fintech, logistics, and smart-city.

Moderator: 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, Infinity Blockchain Labs

·         Mr. Tindaro Danze, Vice President, 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 

CONFERENCE DAY 2 (Friday, Oct 20, 2017)

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 12:00

Business Matching Session for foreign delegations and Vietnam enterprises (Venue: Castor 2-3, Floor 5, GEM Center)


Workshop: The Vietnam - US Agritech Cooperation (Venue: Castor 1, Floor 5, GEM Center)

Hi-tech agriculture in Ho Chi Minh City - opportunities for cooperation (English, Vietnamese)

Reality and vision of hi-tech agriculture application in South Central Highlands of Vietnam (Vietnamese)

Smart agriculture in the Mekong Delta (Vietnamese)

Orientation and opportunities for Vietnam-US Agritech cooperation

Experiences from the US companies

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)

OUTING DAY (complimentary tour for foreign guests) - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017

08:00 – 17:00

HCM City Tour (full day)

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


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