Vietnam Growing its Software Prowess on Global Turf

By Zia Askari | in Hanoi, Vietnam

Keeping an eye on the trends happening in the ICT space, companies in Vietnam are now targeting the global software space in order to fulfill their expanding aspirations on global turf.

In line with this thought, Vietnam’s FPT software has recently partnered with Slovakia based Gratex International in order to deliver its software expertise and enable long term opportunities for both the countries.

With the presence of the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico and the Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, FPT signed a development partnership agreement with Gratex International (GTI) of Slovakia.

The event was held within the framework of the discussion between Prime Minister Robert Fico and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Office of the President.

Under the agreement, FPT and GTI will develop business cooperation on a global scale, primarily in the area of Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, in the field of technological research and development, IT human resource development. Both sides expected the cooperation agreement will further promote their global business which can bring about million-euro projects in the coming times.

GTI is one of the leading companies in the IT sector in Slovakia, with branches in Australia and Korea. The company’s main expertise is on financial services, insurance, banking; telecommunication; public administration and medical services.

Also during the visit of Prime Minister of Slovakia, FPT also signed a cooperation agreement with the Institute for Informatics of Slovakia, Slovak Academy of Sciences (IISAS). Accordingly, FPT and IISAS will develop, implement, improve services, IT products in the fields of Big Data; Cloud computing and Information Security.

At the same time, FPT will use the research results and knowledge from IISAS to improve the products and services for their customers. FPT will also assist IISAS in projects in Vietnam as well as on a global scale. This agreement is valid for 3 years from the date of signing. IISAS was founded in 1999 and is highly experienced in research projects in the areas of microelectronics.

Slovakia is one of the central IT service provider for FPT’s key European markets and globally. In 2014, FPT started its business in Slovakia with the acquisition of RWE IT Slovakia, which provides internal IT services for the energy conglomerate RWE and renamed the company FPT Slovakia.

This not only helps FPT enhances its consultancy expertise on SAP as well as “Smart Home” solutions but also help the company to expand the scale of customers in the European market in particular and the world in general. FPT Slovakia currently has 360 employees working in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany and Vietnam.


ICT COMM Vietnam 2016

Keeping in mind the growing desire of a number of organisations to create home grown innovation – ICT COMM Vietnam 2016 has created an ideal platform for local as well as global companies to interact with each other and move towards mutually beneficial relationships.


As part of this mega event – in Hanoi, discussions happened on creating better opportunities around e-Learning, Mobility, e-Commerce and communications space. A number of local as well as global organisations participated in this event.