Siemens: Powering Vietnam’s digital transformation

August 11, 2018 | 14:00
The first Siemens Vietnam Digitalisation Day took place in Hanoi yesterday (August 10) in response to the rapid increase in the need for digitalisation from Vietnamese enterprises and on the occasion of Siemens’ 25th anniversary of official presence in Vietnam.
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Siemens' Vietnam Digital Transformation panel discussion

At this event Siemens introduced and exhibited some of its latest technologies in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalisation.

Organised for the first time in Vietnam, Siemens Digitalisation Day hosted a variety of activities and attracted about 300 participants, ranging from government policy and decision makers, business and opinion leaders, to Siemens customers and partners, reporters, and Siemens senior executives from headquarters and the region.

Siemens Digitalisation Day featured a panel discussion “Vietnam Digital Transformation”, with panelists from Hanoi Department of Information and Communication, UNDP Vietnam, Viettel, FPT Software and Siemens.

The discussion focused on the impact of digitalisation on the economy, as well as the role of government and business in supporting the digital transformation in Vietnam.

At the event,Siemens introduced and exhibited some of its latest technologies in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalisation.

To better support the digital transformation of Vietnamese enterprises, Siemens officially launched MindSphere- a cloud-based, open IoT operating system, and an important building block of Siemens’ digitalization strategy in Vietnam, during this event.

MindSphere helps transforms data into knowledge and knowledge into business success, and creates new business opportunities. It can be used as the operating system for cities as well.

Participants also witnessed the signing of two contracts between Siemens Vietnam and Vinfast, part of Vietnam’s leading conglomerate Vingroup, for the supply of technology and components to locally manufacture electrical traction drive systems used in Vinfast’s electric buses (eBus).

Another highlight of Siemens Vietnam Digitalisation Day was the unique digital experience at the exhibition area.

Visitors could visit the virtual reality centre at the Digital Power booth and take a virtual tour in the gas turbine factory, or try the remote services applied in the area of building technology using the augmented reality glasses. They could also watch experts from Siemens Singapore demonstrating some MindSphere apps.

“Vietnam is entering a very exciting time and digitalisation is an opportunity for Vietnam to leapfrog and become an industrialised nation sooner. We are highly committed to being the partner of choice for Vietnamese customers, as well as supporting Vietnam in leading the way to digital transformation,” said Siemens Vietnam president and CEO Pham Thai Lai.

By Anh Duc

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