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IBM Connect 2015 attracts Vietnamese interest

Released at: 15:21, 03/09/2015

IBM Connect 2015 attracts Vietnamese interest

Singapore conference on new technologies attended by major Vietnamese organizations

by Minh Anh

IBM Connect 2015 was held in Singapore on September 2-3 with the attendance of more than 500 forward-thinking business visionaries, leaders, and innovators across ASEAN.

Major Vietnamese corporations were also in attendance, including Agribank, BIDV, Banknet, VP Bank, Techcombank, and MobiFone.

IBM Connect 2015 offered participants the chance to explore the new possibilities to be tapped from disruptive technologies that are changing business and individualized interactions, from data science, intelligent apps, predictive analytics, cognitive computing with domain expertise, and new approaches to optimizing security in a connected world.

“IBM Connect 2015 is an annual event where our clients can share their experience with our IBM team so that the team can help them find the best solutions and bring value to their companies and organizations,” said Ms. Tran Mai Huong, Enterprise Client Executive, North Region, at IBM Vietnam.

Almost all of the Vietnamese participants, she added, were interested in the technological innovations from IBM Watson, IBM Cloud, IBM Analytics, and IBM Commerce. “These innovations focus on enabling new business processes that help companies provide customers with the best experiences,” Ms. Huong said. “We always to try to bring the best value to our Vietnamese clients.”

A representative from Agribank said that IBM Connect 2015 was particularly useful in allowing the bank to learn more about the latest innovations around the globe.

In related news, IBM and the Singapore Economic Development Board launched the IBM Smarter Commerce Center of Competency, which aims to drive innovative development of commercial products and solutions and transform the way businesses in Singapore and Asia-Pacific (including Vietnam) engage with customers.

According to yStats.com, one of the world's leading secondary market research companies, the Asia-Pacific is one of the world’s fastest growing markets for e-commerce and is forecast to grow at 20 per cent annually between 2013 and 2018 owing to its large population base and high internet and mobile penetration rates.

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