State-owned enterprises and Vietnam Government’s take on Cloud & DC
The central government’s decision to safeguard Vietnam’s geopolitical boundaries vis a vis 5G has massively changed the nation’s Cloud Computing, and Datacenter landscape. Vietnam’s decision to award Viettel, the nation’s largest Telecommunications firm, with the first 5G trial license is a clear signal that Cybersecurity remains at the heart of Connectivity development. Viettel partnered with Nordic companies such as Nokia and Ericsson, to supplement their 5G kit. The success of the rollout is a clear indication that the unique path taken by the Central Government to secure national security interest above all is a viable and fiscally responsible option. With national providers showing greater independence, the Cloud Computing and Datacenter market is set to witness accelerated growth.
Hanoi, as the capital of Vietnam, lies at the heart of the country’s push toward Industry 4.0. The Cybersecurity focus of the Cloud Computing and Datacenter ecosystem warrants a strong partnership with Governmental organizations. In tandem with developing 5G through the prism of national and cybersecurity, is the outsized growth in the number of internet users within Vietnam. Internet penetration amongst Vietnam’s population of close to 96 million people, has enjoyed a growth of more than 40% this year. Breaking down the numbers into context, this marks current internet reach at 60 million users. Recognising this, Vietnam’s government has embarked on a master plan for national digital transformation, pledging US$415 million towards the ICT sector by 2020 (Source: BMI Vietnam Information Technology Report 2016 ). The level of infrastructure support along with the implementation of Data Sovereignty Laws (once again with an eye towards cybersecurity) has already attracted interest from a myriad of international heavyweights like Apple, Facebook and Google.
W.Media’s VNCDC-Hanoi aims to bridge key governmental organisations and state-owned enterprises with their counterparts in the international market. The event also features a soft launch of W.Media’s two new colocated conventions, W.Media’s Cybersecurity Convention, and W.Media’s Sustainable Build Convention. Ultimately, the Conventions create partnerships that will secure as well as further drive Vietnam’s emergence as the Cloud Computing, and Datacenter hub in Southeast Asia and beyond.
Registration & Breakfast
Chairman Welcome Address
Guest of Honour Speech – Government policy and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the Cloud and datacenter industry
Addressing the landscape for FDI and how a synergy can be built with homegrown Cloud & DC players
Addressing the policies that MIC is looking at to facilitate the maturity of data centers in Vietnam so as to better support its push for a digital economy
Representative, Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
Opening Debate: Digital transformation in state-owned enterprises and government sector
Are SOEs and the government sector moving fast enough towards digitalization?
What are the key challenges in transforming legacy infrastructure and systems?
What is the preferred choice of infrastructure – On-Prem vs. Colocation vs. Cloud?
IT Modernization – The immediate need to Rationalize and Consolidate Infrastructure
The key to IT Modernization lies first in assessing existing assets and systems. A sharp-eyed review that identifies assets that can be consolidated or rationalized, will allow for smarter investment into the resources and organisational needs in order to scale.
Morning Coffee Break and Technology Bench Presentations in Expo Hall
Panel: Datacenter Power, Latency and Development – Lapses that cost
Power shortages threaten to derail Vietnam’s ambitions of being a Cloud and Datacenter Hub in Southeast Asia. Datacenters depend on the lowest possible level of latency for the highest number of users. 24/7 power becomes a crucial part of this equation. The panel will explore the different options available to remedy this pressing issue.
Representative, Viettel IDC
Designing and Building Green Datacenters for maximum efficiency
Case study: A Smarter Nation – Next-gen infrastructure of IoT and Edge Computing
Lunch and Technology Bench Presentations at Expo Hall
Cloud Computing Debate: Which Cloud Service Provider(s)?
Reviewing options from Vietnamese to Global CSPs
Tips in selecting and architecting the right cloud structure
Reviewing cybersecurity and governance structure
Case Study: From startup to maturity –Journey in the cloud
Cybersecurity Challenges and Best Practices for Infrastructure and Operations leaders
As enterprise infrastructures evolve rapidly in today’s digital-first world, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders need to prioritize adapting and protecting on their to-do lists. Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is increasing exponentially and creating security risks that must be mitigated. The adoption of cloud computing is exploding, with enterprise applications migrating to the public cloud and organizations becoming more cloud-native in their deployments. Edge computing adoption is picking up pace as hyperscale cloud providers develop solutions to distribute their cloud capabilities closer to the edge. Find out what are the best practices and solutions to have in place that will address cybersecurity needs for infrastructure and operations teams.
Debate: Gearing up Industry 4.0 in Vietnam – Investment, skills, resources as pillars of growth
The building blocks of Industry 4.0 require a total 360 commitment to investment, skills and resources. The revolutionary nature of transforming traditional industrial and service delivery models requires a measured style of leadership. The panel will discuss the tools available in Vietnam for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0.
1540 – 1620
Evening Drinks Reception at Expo Hall
Intercontinental Landmark 72, Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, 9th September 2021
8am – 4:20pm
Who Should attend?
– CEO, CIO, CTO, COO, CFO
– Head of Engineering/Facilities
– Head of IT/Networks
– Cloud & Infrastructure Engineers
– OTT Publishers
– IT/DC Procurement & Sourcing
– IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
– System Integrators