Nguyen The Trung is applying his expertise to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors in Vietnam to drive technological innovation and growth.
Nguyen founded DTT Technology Group in 2003 and is the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Based in Vietnam, DTT leverages open technologies to provide comprehensive software development, testing and implementation solutions to blue-chip clients across four continents.
Under his leadership, DTT has experienced sustained growth and was recently voted as one of the top 10 ICT companies in Vietnam in the area of open source software services. It is now a global market player, with offices in Silicon Valley, Singapore, and throughout Europe.
“When I returned to Vietnam and started DTT, my Australian experience helped me to realise that there is a big gap between the ICT capabilities of Vietnam and other countries,” Nguyen explains. “It’s important to me that DTT strives for an international standard, and drives Vietnamese engineers to perform at that level.”
"There has been a paradigm shift in transportation, with sharing economies and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. We are creating a platform for Vietnam to transition to this new transportation model"
DTT is known as one of the few private ICT companies to engage with the Vietnamese government and provide strategic guidance on initiatives of national significance, including master plans for e-government, the design of enterprise architecture, national Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, alignment of ICT and provincial social and economic strategic growth, and the development of Vietnam’s ICT industry more broadly.
Nguyen is committed to building innovation through the development and sharing of collective knowledge and is a passionate advocate for advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. He is also an active social entrepreneur, founding the Da Nang Software Association and the Vietnam OpenStack community, and contributing through a range of interest groups.
Nguyen is currently working with the Ministry of Transportation in Vietnam to standardise IoT in Intelligent Transport Systems.
“With the maturity of IoT technologies there has been a paradigm shift in transportation, with sharing economies and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. We are creating a platform for Vietnam to transition to this new transportation model.”
2016 Alumni Awards Winner Nguyen The Trung
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