Valtteri Bottas (right) and Lewis Hamilton celebrate a Mercedes one-two in Melbourne. (Photo: AFP/PETER PARKS) Perhaps it shouldn't have been a surprise to see Mercedes romp away to a one-two victory, but the absence of Ferrari from the podium was a real shock. And so we are left with some obvious questions: Where did all of Ferrari's preseason promise go? Will it come back on a different type of track? And, ultimately, will anyone be able to challenge Mercedes? There is a weight of evidence (outlined below) that suggests Ferrari will recover, but even if it doesn't, the emergence of a more aggressive Valtteri Bottas this year has the potential to keep things interesting. Again, it's too early to draw conclusions, but if Bottas can continue to drive on the level we saw in Australia, he will be a genuine threat to Lewis Hamilton's title defence. So let's start with the race winner and how he managed to put a five-time world champion in the shade on Sunday. THE REAL VALTTERI BOTTAS … [Read more...] about Formula One: How Valtteri Bottas rediscovered himself and why Ferrari need to do the same
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Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
As one of the typical companies joining METALEX Vietnam 2016 in HCMC last October, Mr. Sung Yoon Jong, Managing Director of 3M Vietnam Co., Ltd., shared with Vietnam Economic News’s My Phung about the innovative products with advanced technology that 3M showcased in this exhibition, as well as giving his view on the potential development and investment trends for FDI companies in general and 3M in particular in Vietnam market. What do you think about the growth in industrial production and investment trends in Vietnam currently? Vietnam continues to grow faster in electronic consumer, footwear, apparel in industrial manufacturing segment and real estate in commercial segment. It is very critical for all the industrial companies focus to upgrade the production standard, commit on the safety compliance and continue to develop talents and skilled labor. We can see FDI in Vietnam will be bigger and bigger at least in the next 5 years who are seeking for the potential young and … [Read more...] about 3M Vietnam: high-tech solutions in production
Why are companies implementing digital transformation initiatives? CIO Rahul Shinde of Duy Tan Plastics Manufacturing Corporation People and culture must come before the technology to unlock the full potential of digital. The companies have been transforming for the last 30-40 years using technology and we have seen many phases of development and transformation to respond to the changing business climate. However, what is different today is that in the recent past, the pace, cost, and volume of technical innovation has accelerated the way businesses adopt technology and hence today’s transformation is happening via tools, processes, and data that is driven through digital channels. With a new breed of online companies providing enhanced customer experience using new online marketing channels, providing digitally-enhanced products, and utilising cloud technology to engage and service customers utilising data-driven insights, and customers embracing the same has … [Read more...] about Adopting tech changes: a must in the digital age
ABB Vietnam’s director Brian Hull spoke to VIR’s Phuong Thu about his company’s 25-year success story in the country as well as the path Vietnam should take to ensure sustainable growth. ABB has been a part of Vietnam’s economic development since 1993. Would you like to tell us about your performance in Vietnam? ABB entered Vietnam early and this year is an important milestone for us, as it marks our 25th anniversary. Over the last 25 years, ABB Vietnam has grown to become a reliable partner in the field of technology, providing solutions and services to the market. In addition, ABB factories in Vietnam manufacture transformers, high-voltage components, and medium-voltage power products for customers across Southeast Asia and the world. We currently employ some 900 people across Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City. Despite the financial crisis in 1997, which impacted the global economy with long-lasting consequences, ABB in Vietnam stayed strong, believing in … [Read more...] about ABB powers Industry 4.0 for sustainable growth