On May 18th, FPT Techday 2016 has been successfully organized at New World Hotel, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city, attracting over 500 visitors from technology enthusiasts, experts, Vietnamese startups to high level executives of domestics and global companies such as Google, Microsoft, Uber.etc.
As this year’s theme being “Connection for Growth”, the whole event focuses on how to build a technological ecosystem for the IT Community in Vietnam. Such ecosystems will be a solid foundation for the nation’s future development, allowing to connect people with people, technologies with people and companies with their customers. Being impressed by what IT community in Vietnam has achieved so far, Mr.Rajan Anandan – Managing Director Google South East Asia and India – expressed his thought on such remarkable growth and believed the start of a new technological era will begin from nowhere else but Asia.
Joining the event, FPT Software brought along 3 featured products which have been developed in recent years: FPT Drive – an IoT solution of automotive and transportation, OpenFSoft – A program to build the API Ecosystems aiming at helping increase the enterprise revenue from technology trading, available data or collaboration, and lastly is Citus ™ Cloud Suite – A set of tools to better assist Cloud transition and Cloud management in all phases. With updates and brand-new features, these products have attracted a lot of attention and received many positive feedbacks from the visitors. According to Mr. Tran Huy Bao Giang, CTO of FPT Software, the company will not only spend effort on perfecting these current products but also focus heavily on newest technological trends, including Image Recognition, Analytics and Deep Learning.
This year’s Techday was also a big opportunity for Vietnam startup community to showcase their solutions to local and international tech experts. The exhibition area was fully occupied with participation of many potentials and new startups including ELSA – an English Language Speech Assistant which won first prize at the SXSWedu 2016 Launch Startup Competition in the U.S last month, MoMo – a Mobile e-Wallet product which has received a combined US$28 million investment recently and Atadi – the first company in Vietnam that applies automation to better assist users in search of cheap flight.
FPT TechDay is an annual event and has been organized in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city since 2013, aiming to be an effective forum for FPT people and Vietnam technology community. Participants are given access to keynotes of leading technology experts of FPT and in-depth workshops on various topics as well as FPT’s demonstration of technology. This year event witnesses a major change as it opens for all public access and welcomes guest speakers from other IT companies.