VNITO Summit 2019: Vietnam – The Emerged Destination for Innovation

[Ho Chi Minh City, October 24, 2019] – NashTech, the software development and technology solutions company in Vietnam, was delighted to attend and speak at the Vietnam ITO summit this year. The theme was Vietnam – The Emerged Destination for Innovation. 

Vietnam ITO Summit is the biggest bi-annual conference for IT solutions, products and services in Vietnam. It aims to promote Vietnam as a technology destination among the top IT countries in the world. The event gathered together over 500 delegates and hosted 200 business matching sessions. Visitors, speakers and delegates came from universities, Consulates, Trade Associations and technology companies from all over Vietnam. There were also over 150 delegates from overseas.

NashTech’ representatives at Business Matching session in VNITO event 2019

NashTech’ representatives at Business Matching session in VNITO event 2019

Innovation through modernising IT systems

Loan Pham, NashTech CTO presented to all delegates and listed some key options that companies can consider modernising their businesses. These were: 

  1. Encapsulating: Use the features and value of existing applications, making them available as services. 
  1. Rehosting: Move components to a new physical or cloud infrastructure.
  1. Re-Platforming: Leave applications nearly as they are, adapted to a new platform. 
  1. Refactoring: Optimise existing code on the backend without changing front end behaviour or features. 
  1. RearchitectingFind new and better capabilities for applications with a complete shift in code.
  1. Rebuilding: Build new applications from scratch but with a similar function and scope.
  1. Replacing: Take new business requirements into account and build from the ground up. 

The key takeaway from our CTO’s presentation was that by applying emerging technologies to the innovation processes, enterprises can conquer challenges and create a competitive advantage.

 

Ms Loan Pham, CTO of NashTech Vietnam is presenting about Innovation through modernizing IT system” 

Ms Loan Pham, CTO of NashTech Vietnam is presenting about Innovation through modernizing IT system”

Vietnam and Japan Cooperation in Industry 4.0 

Our Country Manager of Japan, Vicky Chan also participated in an excellent panel discussion. Alongside representatives from Japanese Governors and Japanese IT and Tech companies, this panel discussed some success stories of working with Vietnam IT services companies. They highlighted the best business models and new cooperation initiatives for Japanese and Vietnamese partners. Most importantly they discussed how Vietnamese companies can scale up in the Japanese market. 

 

Ms. Vicky Chan joined the panel “Vietnam and Japan Cooperation in Industry 4.0” 

Ms. Vicky Chan joined the panel “Vietnam and Japan Cooperation in Industry 4.0”

We all know that offshore development in Vietnam is wellknown and has a great reputation. Vietnam has great developers that support their clients in both new projects and software maintenance. NashTech Vietnam is a pioneer in offshore development because we’ve had development centres in Vietnam for nearly 20 years. (In Japanese, we call it as Shinise), we actually do a lot of innovation projects from scratch with clients.

We not only emphasise our new technology radars like AI and blockchain. We involve our clients from the very beginning by starting with their vision. Once we know the vision of clients, we provide our solutions matching with modern technologies. Here I would like to say, the key to success is to share the vision together firstly, then work on the technologies.  

Vicky Chan, Country Manager of NashTech Japan. 

About NashTech 

NashTech enables innovative business and digital transformation through IT services spanningSoftware ServicesBusiness Process Outsourcing (BPO), and Consulting. It operates globally to support organisations with both outsourcing and consultancy requirements.  

Contact us today to find out how we can help you utilize the latest technologies, innovate and stay ahead of your competition.  

For more information, please visit www.nashtechglobal.com. 

About VNITO 

The Vietnam ITO event is organized by VNITO Alliance, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC), Investment & Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) and partners, in order to promote the Vietnam IT industry, gather Vietnam software enterprises and create an effective bridge between the IT Vietnamese companies to the world. 

NashTech named 2019 Vietnam’s 50+10 Leading IT companies

On October 22nd, NashTech was awarded the Top 50 + 10 Vietnam’s leading IT Companies in 2019 by VINASA (the Vietnam Software and Information Technology Services (IT) Association). 

The prestigious award is held annually to honor businesses with great contributions to the transition and transformation of the Vietnam IT industry. 

The finalists were chosen through rigorous evaluation rounds with specific criteria including revenue, investment levelinvolvement in the process of Vietnam’s digital transformation, the economic efficiency the business brings to society, …  

Ms Tu Kieu, Marketing Manager, received Top 50 + 10 Vietnam’s leading IT companies award.

Winning the prestigious award is a great recognition for NashTech’s ongoing efforts in the development of the Vietnamese ICT community, digital transformation and better supporting Vietnam’s IT businesses 

As one of the biggest IT companies in Vietnam, NashTech is motivated to continue creating sustainable values​ for the ICT industry in Viet Nam for years to come. 

About NashTech 

NashTech enables innovative business and digital transformation through IT services spanningSoftware Services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and Consulting. It operates globally to support organisations with both outsourcing and consultancy requirements.  

Contact us today to find out how we can help you utilize the latest technologies, innovate and stay ahead of your competition.  

For more information, please visit www.nashtechglobal.com 

NashTech at Japan ICT Day 2019 in Danang

NashTech, part of the Harvey Nash Group plc, joined the Japan ICT Day 2019 which was hosted by The Da Nang People’s Committee and the Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) in Danang city. 

Since 2007, this conference has been a destination for Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises to seek business/ technology partnerships. This year, Japan ICT Day addressed the theme “Vietnam-Japan boost IT Cooperation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” which attracted over 300 delegates in both Vietnam and Japan to discuss in three sessions including Vietnam-Japan ICT cooperation in emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, Big Data, AI, IoT, RPA…); IT manpower development and efficient improvement in software outsourcing. 

Key highlights from the conference: 

  • Mr. Le Trung Chinh – Danang Vice-president of the People’s Committee shared that Japan has been the biggest foreign investor in Da Nang, accounting for 25% of total FDI to this city. Also, he said that Japan is the biggest software outsourcing market for lots of companies in Danang. 
  • Mr. Takeo Nakajima of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) shared in 2018, there have been 248 Japanese enterprises that invested in Vietnam in the IT sector, accounting for 8% of total FDI of Japan into Vietnam. 
  • Ms. Junko Kawauchi. Vice President of Global Affairs at JISA (Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association) expressed that 95% of Japanese companies shared their interest and willingness to employ software engineers from Vietnam. 
  • Mr. Tran Ngoc Thach – Vice Director, Da Nang Department of Information and Communications presented about policies and programs of Danang to absorb foreign direct capital. 
  • Ms. Vicky Chan – Vice President, NashTech Japan shared how to build up a successful path to offshore development between Vietnam and Japan in specific.

About NashTech 

NashTech enables innovative business and digital transformation through IT services spanning Software Services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and Consulting. It operates globally to support organisations with both outsourcing and consultancy requirements. 

Contact us today to find out how we can help you utilize the latest technologies, innovate and stay ahead of your competition. 

For more information, please visit www.nashtechglobal.com 

The Vietnam ICT Summit 2019: Digital Transformation Towards A Prosperous Vietnam

NashTech was honored to join the Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 on August 8th, 2019 at Hotel Melia Hanoi. The Vietnam ICT Summit is an important technology policy forum in Vietnam that aims to promote the role of information technology in accelerating the digital readiness and industrial innovation of Vietnam.  

The prestigious one-day event was organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Software and IT Service Association.

This year, the event attracted over 800 delegates including key figures such as Mr. Vu Duc DamDeputy Prime Minister and Mr. Nguyen Manh HungMinister of Information and Communications 

Mr Vu Duc Dam - Deputy Prime Minister joined Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 as honorary guest

Mr Vu Duc Dam – Deputy Prime Minister joined Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 as an honorary guest. Image source: VTV news

The National Digital Transformation Scheme for Vietnam 

The Vietnam Government presented the latest draft of the ‘National Digital Transformation Scheme which will be submitted to the Prime Minister in November 2019. Once approved, the scheme will be used by central and local sectors, organizations and enterprises in Vietnam to plan and implement their digital transformation activities. This will positively impact socio-economic development in Vietnam so is an important and exciting initiative and NashTech fully supports it.  

Mr Nguyen Hung Cuong – Managing Director of NashTech Vietnam is presenting about the Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2019 at Vietnam ICT Summit 2019

Mr Nguyen Hung Cuong – Managing Director of NashTech Vietnam is presenting about the Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2019 at Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 

NashTech Leverages Emerging Technology for International Clients 

Mr. Nguyen Hung CuongManaging Director of NashTech Vietnam was invited to speak to all attendees and took the opportunity to introduce the Harvey Nash Group & KPMG CIO Survey 2019 which as always, is full of key insights. This survey now in its 20th year was completed by 3,600 tech leaders globally, who shared their biggest challenges and opportunities and is spearheaded by our parent company, Harvey Nash Group whose Head Office is in London. 

Mr. Nguyen Hung Cuong also presented 3 key case studies to show how NashTech leverages emerging technologies such as AI, Data Science and Robotic Automation Process to improve efficiency in business models across many industries.  

NashTech’s Contribution to the ICT Industry in Vietnam 

The presence of NashTech at key conferences like Vietnam ICT Summit 2019, is an example of how we not only contribute to the business growth of our clients but also make valuable contributions to the ICT Industry in Vietnam. Thank you to The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Software and IT Service Association for inviting us to attend and speak at the Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 in Hanoi. 

Our Nasher, Pham Tien Manh is a ‘Top 100 Facebook White Hat 2019’

More companies than ever before are enlisting the help of the white hat community through bug bounty programs. Facebook recently announced their  ‘Top 100 Facebook White Hat 2019’ and we are proud that one of our Nashers, Pham Tien Manh is on the list for his work on Penetration Testing. From a studious Vulnerability Assessor to a member of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) and a White Hat Hacker, Manh Pham has proved that age does not matter when it comes to IT. 

We wanted to find out a bit more about the white hat community, so we asked Manh about it. Bug Bounty Programs are organized by technology giants such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft and also Government organisations, where individuals can receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs, especially those pertaining to exploits and vulnerabilities. White hat hackers usually start off as bug bounty hunters, who find exploits in prominent systems and websites for a bounty from the company operating them. Or like Manh, they are keen to find vulnerabilities as a passion rather than as a means of income.

As a loyal user of Facebook, Manh has spent a lot of his spare time detecting and reporting security issues. Manh’s speciality for bug reporting to Facebook is Penetration Testing, which is is an authorized simulated cyber-attack computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. It is considered as one of the toughest testing methods as a penetration tester is required to keep up to date with the latest inventions and applications.  

“It’s something I am passionate about, rather than doing it for money” – says Manh. 

With a passion for computer games from a young age, Manh chose to pursue a career in Information Security. Manh says that patience, hard work, professional ethics and calmness are the key to become a Security Tester.  NashTech is thrilled to have such passionate and talented team members working for us. We look forward to helping Manh develop his skills and passions further.

Are you a skilled Penetration Tester? NashTech is Hiring. Here is the job description, and if you’re interested, please submit your CV Here:

Penetration Tester

Description

  • Analyze security requirements from software development team to define the security software testing strategy.
  • Participate in client meetings to discuss and agree on security testing approach, estimation in new security test opportunities
  • Plan and perform security testing of application designs, source code and deployments, covering all kinds of applications, web application, web service, mobile application in software development.
  • Do black box and white box security testing for web and mobile applications.
  • Follow up with the project team to verify the security risks.

Qualifications

Desired skills and experience:

  • University level with a bachelor degree in computer science or equivalence.
  • Has 3+ years of working experience in software testing
  • Has 1+ year of hands-on experience in security testing
  • Strong knowledge of security principles, techniques and technologies (OWASP Top 10 For Web application or Mobile application)
  • Experience performing the security test for web or mobile application based on OWASP Top 10
  • Strong knowledge of the network protocols
  • Good English communication (written and oral)
  • Good knowledge and understand the programming languages.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Nice to have:

  • ISTQB/ISEB Certificate or equivalence.
  • Experience in working with agile/scrum methodology.
  • Experience to use the tools: ZAP, Acunitex, BurpSuite, Netsparker, N-Stalker, sqlmap, kali linux
  • Industrial certifications holder: CISSP, CEH, SCP, GIACs, ComTIA Security+

Why you’ll love working at NashTech

  • 13-month salary per year
  • Performance bonus (up to 2-month salary)
  • Flexible option bonus for good performers & retention bonus for outstanding performers
  • Social – Health – Insurance paid fully
  • Healthcare: Annual health check-up, Premium Health Insurance (plus 1 slot for your dependent)
  • Annual leaves: 14 ~ 18 days
  • Clubs program: Football, Badminton, Swimming, Tennis, Rock, Yoga…
  • Training courses: Technical skills – Soft skills – English

People are extremely important to us and that’s why we have a clear vision: to make NashTech a great place to work in its sector. We pride ourselves on:

  • Professional and Flexible Working Environment
  • Great Teamwork
  • International Assignments
  • WeCare – WeShare – WeDare – We Innovate Engagement Program

IT job – 5 myths of bittersweet

IT personnel has never been so hot in Vietnam. According to TopDev, Vietnam will be short of 75,000 IT workers in 2019, and that is set to increase to 100,000 in 2020. Thus, IT is the rising hot job that all parents want their kids to pursue. High salary, minimum physical work, cool office… what’s not to like? However, there is more to the job than meets the eye. There are many misunderstandings and stereotypes that IT pros have to face from their family, friends and the society.

Here are five myths of bittersweet you may have to go through on the journey of becoming a developer:

Stage One – Gender balance

This is something you already know because at school, there are too many boys and too few girls doing a tech major.

Dr Lê Thị Kim Phụng, Deputy Head of HCM City University of Technology’s chemical engineering faculty, said at a conference that gender imbalance in technology is a visible problem in Vietnam. The low number of females in both the campus and workplace might explain the norm that 2 out of 3 young coders are single (2018 New Coder Survey).

Luckily, the gender gap is shrinking. According a survey, young women are 33% more likely to study computer science compared with women born before 1983. So… female programmers everywhere are now full of hope for a more diverse workplace.

Many tech enterprises are concerned about workplace diversity and trying to keep gender balance in the workplace. The largest tech company in Vietnam, NashTech has been a pioneer in encouraging female IT talents and promoting successful female leaders in tech.

Stage Two – Misunderstanding

Every programmer has suffered, not once but many times, from requests like ‘how do I fix my computer?’, ‘Can you fix this software?’, ‘The Wi-Fi isn’t working…’ from their friends and family. In fact, the majority of developers said they were expected to be IT support in their family (Developer Survey 2019). And as a developer, you can’t help but think, ‘Why do they think I can fix ANY IT issue?’ 

The common misunderstanding is that there is only one field in IT. Like when you work in software, but your uncle asks you to fix the hardware of his computer. When encountered with a situation like this, try to explain that the computer industry is a lot like the medical industry, it’s specialised these days.

You can bring your family along to family day, so your family can see, first hand, where you work and what your job entails. It will remove any misconception about your job and make them proud of what you do.

Stage Three – Stereotype

“Programming for the heart” is the first ever sitcom portraying how Vietnamese society and media view IT professionals in the workplace: nerdy and socially awkward.

The stereotype that programmers are weird and anti-social people is not true at all. In fact, working in IT requires many interpersonal skills like collaboration, communication and emotional intelligence. A big software system can involve dozens, hundreds or thousands of engineers working on the same code base. Therefore, social skills are essential for effective teamwork and keeping things together.

Tech companies, like NashTech, include soft skills in their employee’s training to leverage coordination in teamwork and personal growth. 

Stage Four – Work-life balance

The working schedule of an IT worker is often very busy which can make work-life balance a real struggle for new families. The stress and pressure are frequently high during projects. You’re racing against time to meet the deadline. If, unfortunately, your solution does not work properly, then you might have to spend hours looking into every dot and comma. The work seems to consume us, and you are left with very little time for your family.

You’ll be pleased to hear that NashTech shows great attention to employee’s wellbeing through organising various activities to help them maintain a balanced life. For example, day care day is organised during school holidays to help IT-ers who are parents. On top of that, extra activities like sports and recreation, charity visits and company trips are offered to nurture employees’ mental and physical health.

Stage Five – Update & upgrade

Nothing changes faster than technology. That is why, after more than five years working on the same job, most developers feel the need to upgrade their IT skills.

It can be both challenging and exciting to stay up to date. Nevertheless, learning a new programming language or a new skill set can be difficult, as difficult as learning a new foreign language. It might take three months to get close to being fluent, but only when you’ve put in enough time and effort.

For a working professional to take time out from their job, and private life, to learn a new skill / language is difficult. You will need hands-on experience when acquiring new skills, take learning a new programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) such as ‘Python’ or ‘R’ as an example, to master it.

That is why most tech companies provide employees with technical training and lab practice, and this is no different at NashTech.

What stage are you at? Do you have the passion to change false perceptions about IT jobs?

Apply for a job at NashTech today.