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Vietnam Immersion Programme: Smart City Recap

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On the 9th of December 2022, we have successfully concluded our Vietnam Immersion Programme: Smart City (*organized by SGTech, in partnership with Launch JDI), to help business jumpstart their exponential growth by exploring business opportunities for Vietnam market expansion.  

ICYMI and want to learn more, do access our recap datasheet for a full recap or read our event highlights here.

About Vietnam Immersion Programme: Smart City

Vietnam Immersion Programme: Smart City (VIP: Smart City) is a 4-day programme held in Ho Chi Minh City – the technology hub and economic center of Vietnam, to facilitate business matching and networking between:

  1. Tech companies with innovative technologies and commercial-ready solutions who are ready to enter Vietnam 
  2. Key stakeholders of the local smart city agenda and projects in Vietnam

Through our series of VIP programmes, we aim to contribute to 0.1% of Vietnam’s digital economy by introducing, educating, and implementing the elements of digital transformation to at least 10,000 organizations.

Who Joined Our VIP: Smart City 

Leading Singapore companies with innovative and commercial-ready solutions to help accelerate smart city projects. Their vision is aligned with our program mission, to facilitate and explore business opportunities in Vietnam that drive forward the future of smart cities.  

Intercorp Solutions

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Intercorp Solutions is a Singapore-based SaaS technology company, which provides workplace & workforce cloud solutions through the implementation of cutting-edge biometrics, cloud computing, video analytics, and big data technologies for enterprise workplace security, door access, workforce time attendance, payroll, HR, and productivity needs.

The company was represented by Kelvin Koh, Chief Executive Officer, and Jackie Lam, Business Development Director.

Gtriip

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Established in 2014, Gtriip is an innovator in document-less human travel with the mission to provide identity verification solutions for hotels and offices, making the check-in process faster while still upholding privacy.

Trevo (Travellers Verification Online) – their first product for the hospitality vertical, allows guests to digitally check in with a selfie, and check out via the web using their smartphones. The platform can also issue guests with digital keys to access the room, bypassing the reception.

The company was represented by Maxim Tint, Chief Executive Officer.

YJP Surveyors Pte Ltd

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YJP surveyors is a Singapore-based geospatial company providing accurate and costs competitive services in the field of surveying and environmental measurements.

YJP maintains its competitive edge by utilizing a combination of investment in advanced technology. By turning 3D scanning of real-world environments into hyperrealistic and accurate 3D models, they also help public and private agencies develop metaverses.

The company was represented by Alvin Yap, Head of Technology Strategy.

Adera Global

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ADERA Global Smart Tech is Singapore’s globally trusted company that uses its knowledge and expertise in Biometrics and Digitalization to create a greener world through 3 verticals, including Digital Automation for the Financial Industry, Digital Identity, and Digital Payment for the new Digital world. They have developed digital solutions in computer vision and AI, to help create and enable secure financial services, digital identity, and provide payment services to the world.

The company was represented by Scott Khoo, Business Partnership Manager, and Owen Chao, Product Marketing Manager.

Nexusguard

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Nexusguard is the leading provider of DDoS Mitigation and Cyber Intelligence, ensuring uninterrupted internet service, visibility, optimization, and performance. The company is focused on developing and providing the best cybersecurity solution for every client across a range of industries with specific business and technical requirements.

With the goal to become the business partner and MSSP of choice for global Communications Service Providers, their strategy for success is built from the ground up on a strong foundation of people, processes, and technology.

The company was represented by Andy Ng, Chief Executive Officer, and Donny Chong, Product Director.

HelloHolo

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HelloHolo is Singapore’s leading mixed reality and immersive media consultancy. They are the first point of contact for companies to explore, activate, and commercialize mixed reality ideas (developing custom PoCs apps, tech showcases, brand experiences, and research projects). As a solutions provider and systems integrator, HelloHolo provides development in Unity C# for apps & backend team: Maya, Blender, Adobe Photoshop, and Substance Painter.

The company was represented by Kee Cheng Heng, Co-founder, and Tan Kian Ann, Business Development Director.

Graymatics

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Founded in Silicon Valley in 2012, Graymatics is a leading cognitive media processing company leveraging the best and deepest of AI technologies for extracting deep insights and enabling compelling solutions around the installed CCTV base.

The company is on a mission to make innovative Video AI technology usable for every industry. Its AI-powered platform helps transform installed CCTV video feeds into customer-centric solutions across different industries.

The company was represented by Abhijit Shanbhag, Chief Executive Officer, and Rachiata Kumar, Director.

Future Ready Academy

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Future Ready Academy is a leading Southeast Asia distributor and digital skills training provider for the EON Knowledge Metaverse platform, along with other AI robotics and STEM programmes. In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation push to “Go Digital. Go Global.” Future Ready Academy has forged partnerships with global leaders in digital and 21st Century skills education to deliver a world-class curriculum in an immersive problem-based, team-based, experiential learning environment.

The company was represented by Jeffrey Nah, Chief Executive Officer, and Axiom Kosasih.

VIP: Smart City – Day 1

Business Matching Trip To Hoa Binh Innovation Center

The first day’s morning was featured with great insights into how Hoa Binh Innovation Center – HBIC is revolutionizing Vietnam’s construction industry through smart city solutions, and its future direction to become one of the top brands in the region through its 6 key technological pillars for innovation

The Singapore delegation also had a fruitful 1-1 business matching with Mr. Nguyen Duc Dung – General Director of Hoa Binh Innovation Centre, to discuss the potential opportunities for collaboration through their open innovation platform and ecosystem in Vietnam.

About Hoa Binh Innovation Center

Hoa Binh Innovation Group (HBIC) is a subsidiary of Hoa Binh Construction Group – one of the leading general contractors in Vietnam. They are currently undergoing 92 projects in 49/63 provinces in Vietnam and 3 other countries. 

HBIC is an Open Innovation Center to facilitate strong business connections among startups, professors, researchers, corporates, investors, and SMEs, to nurture comprehensive innovative solutions for real business problems.

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Mr. Nguyen Duc Dung – General Director of HBIC shared about the company’s future development direction (Photo: JDI)

 

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Singapore delegation learns about Vietnam’s potential market for Smart City (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with Mr. Nguyen Duc Dung – the General Director of HBIC

 

Business Matching Trip To VNPT-IT

On Day 1’s afternoon, we have the pleasure to meet Pham The Trung – Deputy Director, Mr. Nguyen Khac Hieu – Head of Solution Dept 2, and Mr. Truong Quang Khai – Head of Solution Dept 3 of VNPT, to learn about the VNPT-IT’s ecosystem and why they are looking for innovative solutions to their sustainable smart city projects. 

The 1-to-1 business matching meetings also ended on a high note as our delegates were able to have in-depth discussions with VNPT-IT regarding the potential areas for collaboration.

About VNPT-IT

VNPT-IT is a subsidiary of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT Group) –  the second largest Telecom company in Vietnam (~24% of total market share) owned by the Vietnamese Government and the National Post Office of Vietnam. 

They operate in the field of research, development, and integration of information technology products and services to serve within VNPT and external customers (including international customers).

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An overview sharing about VNPT-IT’s smart city projects (Photo: JDI)

 

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A light heart moment during the business matching between VNPT-IT leaders and Singapore delegation (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with VNPT-IT (Photo: JDI)

 

VIP: Smart City Day 2

Business Matching Trip To Viettel Solutions

Day 2 morning continues with the Singapore delegation’s trip to Viettel Solutions. Here, we got an overview of Viettel Solutions’ ecosystem across different sectors in Vietnam, as well as for overseas markets, through the dedicated sharings from Mr. Doan Dai Phong – Deputy CEO, and other key leaders of Viettel Solutions.

The 1-to-1 business matching meetings also sparked many inspiring conversations and new business opportunities between all parties.

About Viettel Solutions

Viettel is the leading Telecom company in Vietnam (52% of the total market share in Vietnam), and also is one of the world’s fastest-growing telecom operators with over 110 million subscribers and more than 70,000 employees. They have over 110,000,000 customers in 11 markets across Asia, Africa, and America. 

Viettel Solutions is a digital transformation subsidiary of Viettel Group. It is the leading IT service & consulting firm that brings customers comprehensive and optimal solutions for Information Technology – Telecommunications on the basis of top infrastructure of technology and service of Viettel Group.

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Learning about Viettel Solutions’ smart city projects and achievements (Photo: JDI)

 

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Business matchings between Viettel key leaders and Singapore companies (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with Viettel Solutions (Photo: JDI)

 

Business Matching Trip To SonKim Land

The afternoon of Vietnam Immersion Programme Day 2 with SGTech marked our visit to SonKim Land. After a warm welcome session with Mr. Tran Huan – Chief Technology Officer of SonKim Land, there was an ongoing panel discussion on how SonKim Land became the leading real estate company in Vietnam that meet international standards.

As a result, the 1-to-1 business meetings with SonKim Land were also densely packed with business opportunity exploration on how our Singapore delegates can help them achieve long-term sustainable growth.

About SonKim Land

SonKim Land (SKL) is an industry leader in Vietnam’s luxury real estate segment. The company has a finger to the pulse of the local market, with projects that represent the apex of quality, innovation, and sophistication in the luxury property market.

From the time of establishment and in every step of its development, SonKim Land always aims to become a professional developer in the fields of real estate including apartments, offices, hospitality, and property management.

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Fruitful panel discussion with Mr. Tran Huan (Photo: JDI)

 

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Business matchings between SonKim Land and Singapore delegation (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with Son Kim Land (Photo: JDI)

 

VIP: Smart City Day 3

Exhibition At RTD Conference

We kickstart our Day 2 with the Singapore pavilion exhibition at the International Scientific Conference RTD 2022. Through the exhibition, the Singapore smart city participants were able to showcase their products and services to industry leaders, academics, and the local media.

About RTD

International Scientific Conference RTD 2022 is the first international meeting in a series organized by The College of Technology and Design (CTD) of the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH),

The RTD-2022, with the theme Smart Living, serves as a forum for discussion on how to strengthen the resilience of communities using technology and human-centered design to achieve sustainability for all. And at the same time, promotes the integration of digital technology innovations and advancements in various facets of human life and business.

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Preparing for the exhibition (Photo: JDI)

 

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One of the Singapore delegations showcased their products at RTD (Photo: JDI)

 

Business Matching Trip To Masterise Homes

In parallel with the exhibition, on VIP – Day 3 morning, SGTech and Launch JDI accompanied the Singapore delegation on the morning trip to Masterise Homes.

The company’s key leaders shared with us their vision to become the leading residential property management firm focused on luxury real estate projects, followed by 1-to-1 business matching meetings centralized around innovative solutions that can enrich Masterise’s developments and townships. 

About Masterise Homes

Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group, is a pioneer in bringing world-class excellence to the development, operations, and management of luxury real estate products and services, in the Vietnamese market and beyond.

They are committed to developing exquisite real estate projects to impeccable standards for the ultimate customer experience, delivering tangible and enduring value.

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An overview of Masterise Homes shared by one of the company leaders (Photo: JDI)

 

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Singapore delegate introduced and showcased their cutting-edge solutions with key leaders of Masterise Homes (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with Masterise Homes (Photo: JDI)

 

Business Matching Trip To TMA Solutions 

VIP: Smart City – Day 3 afternoon started with a trip to TMA Solutions. We were in for a treat right at the start as TMA Solutions guided us through a tour of their facilities to share about their growth, milestones, and capabilities built throughout their 25-year history.

Mr. Tran Phuc Hong – Vice President of TMA Solutions also shared with us their impressive portfolio of projects and coverage across 30 markets globally, and their partnership strategy to help Singapore companies tap into Vietnam Market.

On the other hand, the 1-to-1 business matching meetings sparked productive discussions on various commercial and collaborative models for the Singapore companies to deliberate on.

About TMA Solutions

The company is one of the largest software outsourcing companies in Vietnam with 3,800 engineers. Their technology group comprises TMA Solutions, TMA Solutions Binh Dinh, and TMA Innovation. In which, TMA Innovation is the subsidiary in charge of innovative tech products and solutions for various industries. 

With 25 years of experience in providing quality end-to-end solutions, from ideas to design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance, the companies help businesses lighten the IT burden and focus on their core businesses.

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A company tour at TMA solutions (Photo: JDI)

 

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Mr. Tran Phuc Hong shared great insights about Vietnam’s smart city sector (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with TMA Solutions (Photo: JDI)

 

VIP: Smart City Day 4

Business Matching Trip To enCity

On Day 4 morning of VIP: Smart City, our delegation with SGTech and Launch JDI headed to enCity to meet Mr. Hoang Minh Phung – Principal in Digital Technologies, and their industry experts.

Specializing in urban solutions, enCity is implementing innovative solutions to transform places into smart cities. As a result, they are also greatly interested in any potential areas for improving their craft. During the 1-to-1 business matchings, our delegations were excited to share their insights with enCity and explore any potential collaboration opportunities.

About enCity

enCity is an international consulting firm established by a diverse team of planners, designers, engineers, and economists. 

With the mission to improve the state of cities, regions, and the quality of life of urban residents with lower economic, social and environmental costs through planning, design, and technology solutions, enCity goes beyond blueprints and conventional thinking to search for innovative solutions that address local challenges.

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A dedicated sharing about enCity smart city projects by Mr. Hoang Phung

 

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Business matching between enCity and Singapore company (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with enCity (Photo: JDI)

 

Business Matching Trip To Dien Quang Group

On the afternoon of Day 4, our Singapore delegation went to District 9 to visit Dien Quang Group.

After a warm welcome by Mr. Pham Le Minh – CEO of IoT Business Unit of Dien Quang Group, we also had a great time connecting with some of the company’s business partners from Saigon Construction & Building Material Association (SACA).

Right after the open speech, we were given a Dien Quang’s R&D lab tour, learning how their products gained national & international recognition. The 1-to-1 business matchings this time were packed with great opportunities as our delegation can explore potential areas of collaboration from both Dien Quang and SACA business leaders.

About Dien Quang Group

Dien Quang Group is a long-standing prestige Vietnam-based electrical/electronic manufacturing company, with the mission to deliver comprehensive, smart, and professional lighting solutions using innovative technologies.

They are also a pioneer enterprise in exporting Vietnamese technology to the international market, as well as pioneering the application of 4.0 technology in lighting solutions and electrical equipment. 

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Dien Quang demonstrated their products during the company tour (Photo: JDI)

 

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An introduction of Dien Quang Group (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo with Dien Quang Group (Photo: JDI)

 

Business Matching Trip To Dien Quang Group

On the afternoon of Day 4, our Singapore delegation went to District 9 to visit Dien Quang Group.

After a warm welcome by Mr. Pham Le Minh – CEO of IoT Business Unit of Dien Quang Group, we also had a great time connecting with some of the company’s business partners from Saigon Construction & Building Material Association (SACA).

Right after the open speech, we were given a Dien Quang’s R&D lab tour, learning how their products gained national & international recognition. The 1-to-1 business matchings this time were packed with great opportunities as our delegation can explore potential areas of collaboration from both Dien Quang and SACA business leaders.

VIP: Smart City Networking Dinner 

The VIP: Smart City was concluded successfully with a special networking event on the night of Day 4 with the presence of not only the Singapore delegation and Vietnam companies, but also stakeholders and industry experts from SGTech, SCCV, and SACA. Here, we were able to meet up with industry colleagues and discuss with great business leaders about their experiences and key strategies to tap into Vietnam’s smart city sector.

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Meeting business leaders for a friendly chat with nice drinks (Photo: JDI)

 

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In-person networking between Singapore and Vietnamese industry leaders (Photo: JDI)

 

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Fun Game With New Friend! (Photo: JDI)

 

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Cheer time: 1… 2… 3 Dzô!!! (Photo: JDI)

 

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A group photo of some Vietnamese corporates and Singapore delegates (Photo: JDI)

 

The networking event also rounded off 4 days of our Vietnam Immersion Programme: Smart City in Ho Chi Minh City with success. There is nothing we are proud of more than being the facilitator alongside SGTech to connect Singapore startups and Vietnamese companies who are enthusiastic about digital transformation and innovation in the smart city field.

We would like to express our utmost appreciation to our Singapore delegation, who has come and joined us during the 4 fruitful days. Their trust always inspires our team to strive for the better. 

And we also want to send our deepest gratitude to all Vietnam companies, who have been willing to spend their generous time welcoming and sharing great insights with us. Our programme could not be successful without their participation.

Last but not least, we want to say thank you to all the members of the JDI team and SGTech team, for working so hard to make this event happen.

For those who unfortunately missed out on our VIP: Smart City, register now for saving a ticket to our upcoming VIP: Deep Tech!

 

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