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[HIC VN 2024 Panel Session] Breaking Boundaries at HIC Vietnam 2024: Navigating Cutting-Edge Information Technology in the Era of Innovation at Vietnam

[HIC VN 2024 Panel Session] Breaking Boundaries at HIC Vietnam 2024: Navigating Cutting-Edge Information Technology in the Era of Innovation at Vietnam

February 3, 2024, marks the occasion of the highly anticipated 2nd Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Vietnam. Under the compelling theme, “Challenging the Box: Accentuating Vietnam’s Scientific Ingenuities,” we declare a deliberate departure from conventional boundaries, symbolizing our commitment to pushing the frontiers of scientific exploration.


Empowering Scientific Future: Transcending STEM through Information Technology Applications

Embark on a transformative journey through Vietnam's dynamic Information Technology (IT) landscape in our groundbreaking panel session, Connect with researchers, scholars, and industry leaders as we explore cutting-edge advancements at the intersection of academia, Industries, and Startups, reshaping the future of innovation in Vietnam. Delve into the symbiotic relationship nurturing Information Technology Talents, innovative solutions, and robotics, propelling the nation to the forefront of global industry. Uncover the current status of IT education and talent development in Vietnam, revealing collaborative efforts that act as a gateway to unlocking the nation's potential and celebrating success stories. This session serves as your key to shaping the scientific future for the country, breaking free from traditional boundaries in STEM through impactful Information Technology applications.

Session Partner : Focus Systems Corporation

Session Panelist

Mr. Truong Vo Huu Thien
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Truong Vo Huu Thien has had a passion for computer technology from a young age. After graduating with his Bachelor degree in Vietnam, he received a scholarship for a Master's degree in Computer Science at the Institute of Advanced Science and Technology in Japan. After completing his Master degree, he returned to Vietnam and established GaraSTEM Educational Technology Joint Stock Company with his desire of bringing STEM education closer to Vietnamese students. With over 8 years of experience and expertise in the field of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, he has made GaraSTEM become one of the top STEM education companies in Vietnam. Especially in 2022 where the Computer Science 10 and 11 textbooks – Computer Science Specialty, which he participated in the compilation, were officially put out into a teaching program in high schools in Vietnam.
Mr. Ngo Viet Dzung
Innovation Strategist
Growth Advisor – Lead The Change

Dzung is a startup ecosystem builder and mentor in the Vietnam Startup Ecosystem. With +12 years of experience in entrepreneurship & manufacturing management in various industries, he has supported +200 startups & SMEs, providing expertise in innovation training, business development, and project consultancy, leading to successful connections with investors globally. Holding a MBA & degrees from serial entrepreneurship programs from Japan and Singapore, he's served as a Program Director for cross-border acceleration programs, collaborating with countries like Israel, New Zealand.

He’s also an entrepreneur and innovator by himself. He’s a CEO of Brave Cat Co., an innovation & data science consultant agency. Before entrepreneurship, he spent over 6 years as a SQA Manager at Ajinomoto Group, contributing significantly to their strategy in the Vietnamese market. Currently, he’s a Growth Advisor at Lead The Change and lecturer on Entrepreneurship & Innovation at NTT Institute of International Education – Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NIIE).

Ms. Nami Akinaga
Frontier Development Division
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

She has received a Master’s degree in Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo. Her mission is “Maximizing the Value of Diversity”. In Leave a Nest, she creates new platforms for the next generation of entrepreneurs to generate knowledge beyond their research field, country and cultural borders. She has been committed to expand Leave a Nest main pillar projects such as science workshops, SCIENCE CASTLE and TECH PLANTER to Southeast Asia and supporting the early stage expansion of Leave a Nest Group to overseas.


This panel session would not be possible without our Session Partner, Focus Systems, which is an IT security company from Japan. They also aim to further develop the education sector of various countries by integrating their innovative technologies and solutions into each school for the betterment of the future. Together, we aim to develop Science and Technology for global happiness.

Conference Details

Date: February 03, 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am ~ 5:00 pm (Vietnam time)
Venue: CirCo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Conference Summary:

The theme, ‘Challenging the Box: Accentuating Vietnam’s Scientific Ingenuities,' represents a deliberate departure from conventional boundaries, seeking to ignite a transformative exploration. With a focus on Manufacturing, Agro-Industrial, and IT Solutions, the theme is designed to cast a spotlight on Vietnam's boundless creative and innovative prowess. It goes beyond the ordinary, emphasizing the importance of pushing limits, presenting inventive approaches, and adapting to challenges over time, all underpinned by a unique mindset that celebrates ingenuity. This thematic direction encourages a holistic exploration of the dynamic intersections between science, technology, and the unique ingenuities emerging from the vibrant landscape of Vietnam.

Program Timeline:

Start Time Activity
8:30 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:45 Opening Ceremony
9:45 – 10:45 Keynote Session: Challenging the Box: Accentuating Vietnam’s Scientific Ingenuities
10:45 – 11:45 Panel Session 1: Crafting Innovation: Unleashing Novel Approaches in Creative Production
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 – 13:00 HIC Splash
13:00 – 14:00 Poster Session
14:00- 15:00  Panel Session 2:  Harvesting Synergies: Uniting Agriculture and Industry through Unconventional Connections
15:00 – 16:00 Panel Session 3:  Exploring Unconventional Frontiers in Information Technology Applications
16:00 – 16:30 Awarding, Announcements, and Closing Ceremony

Enrich the dialogue, contribute to advancements, and be a key player in shaping interdisciplinary research in Vietnam. Seize this chance to make a lasting impact!

If you are interested to join us as a presenter, please register via the link below: https://global.lne.st/HICVN2024-Presenter

To join as an attendee, please use the following:

*Registration for a Leave a Nest ID is needed for both. Please register first your Leave a Nest ID through the links above, then after registering, please access the same link again to register as either a presenter or attendee