The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese scientists and engineers tend to excel in the fields of mathematics and computer science, which require little capital to set up a laboratory. Latest technologies to be showcased at Vietnam Industry 4.0 Summit 2018 Vietnam encounters challenges as accessing the industry 4.0 innovation Vietnam's Industry 4.0 challenge is the human resources, local media cited a recent article by the Singapore-based RSIS International Research School. The article said that Vietnam's human resources are lagging behind other ASEAN countries and Vietnam has no clear policy or priority for science and technology. Although Vietnam has a large number of scientists and engineers, qualification is still an issue. Vietnam is lagging behind other ASEAN countries in the rankings of research institutions and universities. Vietnamese scientists and engineers tend to excel in the fields of mathematics and computer science, which require little capital to set up a laboratory, … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 challenge is human resources
Vietnam software industry
For years, MNCs like Intel, IBM, Samsung Display, Nokia and Microsoft have chosen Vietnam to outsource their software projects. Last year, Vietnam exported $3.5 billion worth of software, up 11.6 percent from 2017, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications. But a recent report by HCMC-based IT recruiting firm TopDev showed that local companies are branching out to different areas also. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of them. Technology giant FPT, telecommunications giant Viettel and online gaming giant VNG in recent years have been developing and coming up with solutions to apply AI in real life. Conglomerate Vingroup has also announced it would establish an AI research institute as part of its technology arm VinTech. Big demand has resulted in a higher pay check for AI engineers in the country, TopDev says. Its data shows that an AI engineer or machine learning engineer could earn up to $1,678 a month, 21 percent higher than the average salary for an … [Read more...] about Vietnam IT industry is more than just outsourcing
Quang Trung Software City in Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s top information and technology hub, reported revenues of VND3.3 trillion ($142 million) in the first half this year for the 155 businesses operating inside. This figure, which was up 25.5 percent year-on-year, included $93.4 million worth of software exports, up 36.5 percent. Revenues of Quang Trung Software City last year were worth over VND8 trillion ($344 million), a 25 percent rise over 2016. These growth rates are common for top software companies, including giant FPT Software, which has been reporting them since 2010. Last year FPT’s exports were worth VND6.2 trillion ($266 million). It plans to increase that number to VND7.7 trillion ($331 million) this year, and to $1 billion by 2020. The high growth rates obviously mean increasing job creation by the sector. Data from VietnamWorks, a leading recruitment company, shows there were 15,000 new jobs in the information technology sector last year, … [Read more...] about Vietnam software industry sees robust growth
This is the biggest bi-annual (once in every two years) conference on ITO/BPO in Vietnam, aiming at promoting Vietnam as an emerging IT service destination among the top IT service provider countries in the world. The conference attracted nearly 500 delegates including 150 overseas participants from 20 different countries and 250 corporate representatives from the local IT service community, together with more than 100 representatives from IT universities, Consulates, Trade Associations in Vietnam. Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 is co-organized by VNITO Alliance, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC), and the Investment & Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC). In four days of the conference (October 18th - 21st), Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 focuses on introducing the capabilities of Vietnam IT service industry in the loupe of new technologies (SMAC, AI, IoT, Blockchain, etc.); Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector; and investment opportunities in localities such as Lam Dong province, Danang … [Read more...] about Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 opens in Ho Chi Minh City
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s software firms are developing steadily with stable revenue growth rate of 50 percent per annum. Vietnam's software industry is developing rapidly One of the most important goals set in the Party Politburo’s Directive No 58 released in 2000 was developing IT, especially software, into an important key industry Vietnam’s software firms only began learning ‘how to walk’ two decades ago, when China and India had already become the world’s software export centers. However, they just needed a short time to be added to the list of leading software exporters. In 2000, FPT took the first steps to export software. But in 2014-2017, the largest Vietnamese IT group was recognized by IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) as one of top 100 outsourcing service providers – The Global Outsourcing 100. Gartner, when assessing the IT outsourcing services provided by the countries in Asia Pacific, … [Read more...] about What’s status of Vietnam’s software industry after two decades of development?