Vietnamese Talents
Vietnamese Talent Awards 2020 launched in Hanoi
  • | | July 22, 2020 04:39 PM
The Vietnamese Talent Awards 2020 were launched at the VNPT Tower in Hanoi on July 22.


The organising board and the judge panel at the launching ceremony

The theme of this year awards is the power of digital transformation to attract more IT entries as a contribution to the programme on the country's digital transformation.

The awards were first held in 2005 and have continued expanding and developing ever since. Hundreds of outstanding works and talents have been discovered and many have been successfully implemented in the real-life to help with the socio-economic development.

In 2020, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and the Chairwoman of Vietnam Association for Promoting Education Nguyen Thi Doan continued to authorise Pham Huy Hoan, a standing member of the central executive committee of the Vietnam Association for Promoting Education, to be the head of the awards' organising board.

Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) continues to be the co-organiser.


Pham Huy Hoan, head of the organising board speaks at the launching ceremony on July 22.

"When the awards were started in 2005 by the Vietnam Association for Promoting Education, it was a small-scale contest to search and honour talents in the IT sector," Pham Huy Hoan, head of the organisation board said at the press conference. "After 15 years, it has become a reputable award and the contribution has been recognised by the government and the public. We are proud to be able to represent the awards and bring more works and solutions to life so that the awards' reputation will continue to expand in Vietnam and globally."

Several winning works from the Vietnamese Talent Awards have gone on to earn millions of USD. The Money Lover app has been launched in 30 markets and Money Junior was given USD100,000 in sponsorship from Google. The text to speech app, VBEE, and the speech to text app, Origin-STT, have been chosen by the Ministry of Information and Communication to the national digital transformation programme to 2025 with a view to 2030.


Huynh Quang Liem, deputy director of VNPT

Huynh Quang Liem, deputy director of VNPT, said, "2020 will be a cornerstone in the digital transformation process. It is not only orientation but also a national strategy."

He hoped to discover and honour new talents who will contribute to the transformation process and help develop a digital economy following the national programme. Vietnam and the world still have to deal with Covid-19 but this is also an opportunity for strong and rapid digital development.

"Covid-19 has badly affected the world. A large number of small and big firms have turned to digital technology to better manage and operate their businesses," Liem said. "Searching for talents is a difficult journey that we can take pride in."

He went on to say that VNPT was proud to support the Vietnamese Talent Awards through the years and committed to supporting the awards to promote innovation, develop new technologies as well as enrich a competent and skilled workforce that meets international standards.

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