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Siemens Digitalization Day held for first time

Released at: 10:36, 12/08/2018

Siemens Digitalization Day held for first time

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First holding in Vietnam on August 10 featured a variety of activities and attracted about 300 participants.

by Linh San

The first Siemens Vietnam Digitalization Day took place in Hanoi on August 10 in response to the rapid increase in the need for digitalization from Vietnamese enterprises and on the occasion of Siemens’ 25th anniversary in Vietnam.

Organized for the first time in the country, Siemens Digitalization Day hosted a variety of activities and attracted about 300 participants, ranging from government policy and decision makers and business and opinion leaders to Siemens’ customers and partners, the media, and Siemens’ senior executives from headquarters and the region.

Siemens Vietnam’s President and CEO Pham Thai Lai started the event with an interesting presentation on how Siemens has supported Vietnam in improving quality of life, propelling economic development, fostering human capital and innovation, and sustaining the environment during the past 25 years. Siemens Regional CEO Armin Bruck then spoke about how Siemens can help accelerate digitalization in Vietnam.

The presentations were followed by a panel discussion - “Vietnam Digital Transformation” - with panelists from the Hanoi Department of Information and Communication, UNDP Vietnam, Viettel, FPT Software, and Siemens. They discussed the impact of digitalization on the economy as well as the role of government and business in supporting digital transformation in Vietnam.

To better support the digital transformation of Vietnamese enterprises, Siemens officially launched MindSphere in Vietnam during the event. MindSphere is a cloud-based, open IoT operating system and is an important building block of Siemens’ digitalization strategy. It transforms data into knowledge and knowledge into business success, and creates new business opportunities. MindSphere can be used as the Operating System for cities as well.

Participants then witnessed the signing of two contracts between Siemens Vietnam and VinFast over the supply of technology and components to locally manufacture the electrical traction drive systems used in VinFast’s electric buses. Electric buses are an essential part of sustainable urban public transportation and Siemens is very pleased to bring both technology and experience to shape this trend in Vietnam together with VinFast.

Another highlight of Siemens Vietnam Digitalization Day was the unique digital experience at the exhibition area. Visitors could visit the virtual reality (VR) center at the Digital Power booth and take a virtual tour in a gas turbine factory or try the remote services applied in the area of building technology using augmented reality (AR) glasses. They could also watch experts from Siemens Singapore demonstrating some MindSphere apps.

“Vietnam is entering a very exciting time and digitalization is an opportunity for it to leapfrog and become an industrialized nation sooner,” said Siemens Vietnam President and CEO Pham Thai Lai. “Siemens is at the forefront of digital innovation. We have already developed the relevant solutions for cities for more efficiency, sustainability and security. 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.”

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