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    Hosted by: Agilis SolutionsFPT, and SD Forum.

    While China, India and other venues have garnered most of the outsourcing headlines in recent years, Vietnam has spent the last two decades steadily and systematically building a deep expertise in software engineering and related technology skills.

    Vietnam boasts 87 million people, an 8% annual GDP growth rate, and more than 50,000 trained software engineers. Its projected growth rate in IT services – to $3.5 billion by 2013 – makes it one of Asia’s fastest growing destinations for technology services, and in 2009 it broke into AT Kearney’s “Top 10” list for Global Services destinations. Many analysts, including Gartner’s Frances Karamouzis, frequently cite Vietnam as among the most intriguing players in the “Beyond BRIC: (Brazil, Russia, India and China)” software outsourcing world.

    To learn more about Vietnam’s emergence as a major software engineering and technology destination in Asia, you are cordially invited to a chance to meet with H.E Mr. Truong Vinh Trong, Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, and some of the pioneers and leaders of Vietnam’s fast-growing software and IT industry.

    VINASA will be visiting the valley with several software companies (small and medium) to increase exposure to both organizations in the USA as well as across the Pacific. A description of VINASA and the delegate firms is attached below.

     

    Monday, November 16th, in San Franciso, CA
    Lunch and panel discussion:
     

    "Beyond the Usual Suspects:
    Vietnam's Emergence as Asia's next Software Powerhouse"

    Panelists Include:
    • Mr. Nguyen Minh Hong, Vice Minister of Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
    • Mr. Pham Tan Cong , General Director of VINASA
    • Ms. Eileen Boerger, Executive VP and General Manager of Agilis Solutions, FPT’s largest U.S.-based partner for software outsourcing.
    • Mr. Paul Smith, Global Managing Director of Harvey Nash

    This is an invitation only event, and space is limited. If you are interested in attending this program or meeting with one of the delegate companies, please respond to marketing@sdforum.org

     

    Speaker Bios

    Mr. Nguyen Minh Hong, Vice Minister of MIC
    Nguyen Minh Hong has served as the Vice Minister for the Ministry of Information and Communications since March of 2006.  Prior to that he held the positions of Director General, Personnel Departments, and Director General, The Bureau, both of the Ministry of Posts and Telematics (MPT).  He has also served as Deputy Director General at MPT, and Officer at MPT.

    The Vice Minister earned his PhD in Telecommunication from the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic.

    Mr. Truong Gia BÌnh , chairman of Vinasa and Co-Founder and Board Chair of FPT
    Truong Gia Binh was one of 13 founders of FPT in 1988. FPT’s CEO until 2008 – and still its Chair of the Board – Mr. Binh led FPT through 20 years of excellent growth and its transition from a state-owned enterprise to a publically traded, private technology and IT services corporation. In 2008, FPT reached the milestone of $1 billion (U.S.) in revenue, with a staff of over 8,600.

    Mr. Binh also serves as the Dean of the Hanoi School of Business (HSB) of the Hanoi National University, and the Chairman of the Vietnam Software Association (VINASA).

    Mr. Binh earned his PhD in Math and Physics from Moscow University.

    Ms Eileen Boerger, Executive VP and General Manager of Agilis Solutions
    Eileen Boerger is Executive Vice President of CorSource Technology Group and General Manager of its Agilis Solutions business unit. Ms. Boerger was responsible for the formation of Agilis Solutions in 2004.

    Ms. Boerger has 30 years experience in the development and management of software systems and applications. During her career, she has managed the outsourcing of software development, quality assurance, and maintenance to three countries: Vietnam, India, and New Zealand. She has held positions at the VP level at QualityLogic, Mentor Graphics, and Unisys. She began her career with Burroughs after graduating with a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Eileen is currently a member of the Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC), a public sector - private industry partnership focused on growing the capacity and excellence of Oregon's engineering and technology programs. She is past chair of the Software Association of Oregon (SAO) and served on the board of the Women in Technology International (WITI) Foundation. Eileen has been recognized by Open Computing magazine as one of the "Top 100 Women in Computing".

    Mr. Paul Smith, Global Managing Director of Harvey Nash
    Paul Smith, Executive Chairman, Harvey Nash Outsourcing, is responsible for global outsourcing and the offshore services business. Paul joined Harvey Nash in 2000 after 25 years in the technology industry, founding and selling a number of software companies. He founded Harvey Nash Outsourcing now employing over 2500 software developers in Vietnam and ASEAN Region. Paul served as a main board member at a number of publicly listed companies, with venture capital and private equity organisations. Paul recently received an award for outstanding services to Vietnam’s ICT industry, an award for Export Excellence from the Vietnamese government and is an ICT Ambassador for Vietnam’s software industry. Paul is a regular speaker for the Asia Task Force and works closely with UKTI to support UK business into ASEAN region.

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    VINASA

    VINASA - Vietnam Software Association
    VINASA, established in April 2002, promotes the rights and the mutual development of companies within Vietnam’s software and digital content sector. VINASA’s current membership of 180 companies employ about 50% of Vietnam’s total number of professional programmers, and account for about 60% of software production in Vietnam. VINASA also acts as a bridge between the Vietnam Government and the country’s software and IT companies, including both their domestic users and foreign partners..

    Every year, VINASA organizes 3 to 4 business missions overseas to support companies looking for business partners, VINASA also sponsors 1 to 2 exhibitions to showcase Vietnam’s IT capabilities, its game and digital content industry, the country’s IT Human Resource development and training efforts, etc. Headquartered in Hanoi with a branch office in Ho Chi Minh City, VINASA has 25 full time staff and publishes “Digital Life Magazine,” widely recognized as the voice of Vietnam’s vibrant IT and software industry.
    (www.vinasa.org.vn)

     

    Delegate Companies

    ELCOM CORP
    Established in 1995, Elcom Corp thrives on electronics communications and information technology, garnering a reputation among our customers as a dedicated provider of brand-name products and services. Researching new technologies, turning out software products and integrating them with Mobile Value Added Service, TI-Computer & Telephone Integration, ITV- Interactive TV are Elcom’s focus of interest. In addition, the firm is also constantly involved in products and technologies associated with electronic control, monitor and measurement.

    Following our corporate motto “Quality & satisfaction is our image”, with ISO 9001:2000 qualification and a diversified range of products and services, Elcom has proven to be a reputed enterprise pervading across all customer segments in respective fields of Posts and Telecommunications, National Security, Industrial electronics. Also, Elcom stands out as a reliable partner of overseas ICT- specialized corporations.
     (www.elcom.com.vn)

    Renovation Software JSC
    Renovation Software JSC, a leading information technology services company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in numerous industries across the globe.
    Having a well-grounded long-term vision in place, Renovation has been relentless in building its capabilities for sustainable development in outsourcing business by mastering different computing technologies, investing in the software development process deployment and proactively seeking to execute outsourcing projects in advanced industries which requires supreme expertise.  (www.renovationsoft.com)

    Harmony Software Technologies JSC
    Since 1994, Harmony has been a leading software company specialized in providing Construction/CAD/GIS solutions to local and international customers. With fifteen (15) years of experiences, we have continuously helped our clients work, design, and manage economically and effectively.  (www.harmonysoft.com.vn/en)

    HPT Vietnam Corporation
    Found in 1995, HPT Vietnam Corporation has established itself as one of the leading IT service providers in Vietnam with the Vision: With 300 experienced and professional staffs, HPT not only operates all over Vietnam, but also expands its activities into US and Japan markets. HPT reached revenue of 27.2 million US dollars in 2008. HPT strictly applies ISO9001 standard to customer services and company management procedures; CMMI-level 3 for software development and management; and ISO27001 for information security.  (www.hpt.vn)

    VIET Intelligences
    VISS was built based on the experiences and infrastructures of Viet Intelligences Technical Solutions and Communication Services, established in 2005. VISS has been successful in developing a stable environment in producing and outsourcing software for the Japanese and Singapore markets. We have received many positive feedbacks and encouragement from our partners, and our customers. VISS believes that customer’s satisfaction is the key to success, and hence, the quality of work and the quality of customer service are our top priority. VISS has been improving itself every single day, toward a more professional working environment, ready for bigger challenges in the future.  (www.vicorp.com.vn)

    Quang Trung Software City Development Company
    Founded in 2001, Quan Trung Software DCity (QTSC) is one of the key projects in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) development plan. It has been growing quickly to become the biggest software park in Vietnam.  With the total area of 430,000 sqm, QTSC has many functions such as software production, exhibition centre, accommodation, entertainment, etc. In addition to that, with pre-eminent infrastructure facilities, competitive office and internet rental costs, the environment and landscape are wonderful place for working, studying and living for 20,000 people in 2010.

    QTSC has a strong support link from both municipal and state government, and has the benefit of many incentives to promote the IT industry from the government. Our responsibility is not only managing and developing QTSC but also supporting the IT companies and investors who want to do business in IT field in HCMC particularly and Vietnam generally.
     (www.quangtrungsoft.com.vn)

    The Applied Professional Training Corporation
    The Applied Professional Training Corporation was established in 2005 in response to the need for world-standard professional training and education. We partner with local and international educational institutions to develop high-quality and cost-effective learning solutions to meet the knowledge demand of Vietnam’s emerging economy. Our on-the-ground expertise and facilities put us in a unique position to serve our clients - corporations, government organizations and individuals. Aprotrain is proud to be making a significant contribution to help people invest in their futures.  (www.aprotrain.com)

    Hong Co Informatics & Trading company
    As a partner in supply and implementation of information technology solutions for manufacturers such as IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Microsoft, CISCO, NetApp,… Hong Co Company continuously enhances qualifications and professional skills of the staff team for the purpose of bringing best quality products and services to the clients.  (www.hongco-it.com)

    MISA
    MISA joint stock company founded in 1994 is well-known by all enterprises and administrative units in the whole country. Development Center, 04 representative offices in big cities such as Ha Noi, Da Nang, Buon Ma Thuot and Ho Chi Minh city as well as agencies locates in all over cities and provinces in the whole of VietNam. With more than 15,000 permanent customers, MISA has been essential partner of all states agencies and Vietnam business community. On the other hand, MISA has put effort into spreading its product to Asian and the world's market
     (www.misa.com.vn)

    NCS Corporation
    NCS Corporation is a Vietnam software development and consulting company who pursues the philosophy of Nurturing Customers' Satisfaction and Insuring Common Success in relationship with partners. Founded in September 2001, NCS is one of the most dynamic and determined players in the IT business of Vietnam.
    We have steadily gained prestige at home and abroad through a proven track record of delivering quality software products on time and within budget, thanks to our Neat & Cost-effective Solutions. Despite being young, NCS is becoming a fast growing software company in Vietnam with head office in Hanoi and two branches in Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo. NCS first started as an outsourcing software development service provider for foreign companies. Then it entered into development of its own soft. At the moment, while further expanding outsourcing services to Japan and other markets like Europe and North America, the company is developing a complete e-Learning solution in complete compliance with SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model, an emerging standard for implementing sharable Web-based learning system). NCS is proud to be the first to introduce SCORM-compliant e-Learning solutions and software into the local market of Vietnam.  (www.ncs.com.vn)

    VietSoftware International Inc.
    VietSoftware International (often referred to as VSII) is a leading software development and outsourcing company in Vietnam established since 2005. Spun off from VietSoftware, Inc. in 2005, the company has grown from 20 people start up to a nearly-200-people company with international recognition as a company of choice for software outsourcing services in Vietnam. (www.vsi-international.com)