Founder of Soul Rich Woman (SRW) network and former Miss Singapore, Genecia Alluora Luo, tells Viet Nam News reporter Phuong Uyen that her mega mission to empower Southeast Asian women to succeed in business has a simple aim: change their lives for the better.How did Soul Rich Women and female entrepreneur empowerment in Southeast Asia happen?Back in 2013, I had begun to run my own multinational cafe chain, and I knew that going into the retail business means you have to go online for recognition and effective management. And though I wanted to, I honestly did not know how.Since this involved a lot of trial and error, without a business mentor or a comprehensive source of helpful information, I felt the need to do something about it, and SRW was born. The aim was not just to help established female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, but also those were still working a 9-5 job but desiring to do something on the side.In the information age, to get in touch with customers, gain market … [Read more...] about Empowering women in business to reach farther
Technological changes in business
Hundreds of projects under implementation Since 2011, the Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Committee for Ethnic Minorities Affairs, the Vietnam Farmers Association and people's committee of cities and provinces have approved 278 projects that are part of the program on supporting the application and transfer of science and technology to serve socioeconomic development in rural, mountainous regions (in the 2011-2015 period). These projects have been implemented in 60 cities and provinces with total funding of VND1.3 trillion, of which the state budget funding accounted for 45 percent, with the remaining 55 percent funded from local people, enterprises and budgets. The projects helped the localities receive, master and develop technologies to increase quality and productivity of some agricultural products like rice, vegetables and seafood; develop local special crops; … [Read more...] about Changes in rural, mountainous regions thanks to science
A farm produces safe vegetables in accordance with VietGap criteria. (Photo: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – A mere 3.3 percent of agricultural businesses nationwide are investing in technological development, as heard at a conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 24. There percentage equals 1,090 out of 33,000 enterprises, with overall investment worth more than 4.4 billion VND (195,433 USD). The low figure is stemmed mainly from investment risks and capital shortage, explained Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Head of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Science, Technology and Environment Department. She also pointed to poor intellectual property protection and a few incentives for corporate research activities in the country. According to MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh, a lack of advanced technologies hinders products’ added value and quality when market changes following signed free trade agreements. The ministry has proposed policies in favour of … [Read more...] about Few technologies applied in agriculture
The Science and Technology Journalists’ Club on Dec. 30 announced Vietnam’s top 10 science and technology events in 2009. 1. The Communist Party of Vietnam’s (CPV) Politburo’s conclusion on thereport reviewing the implementation of the Party Central Committee’sResolution 2 (the eighth tenure) on science and technology tasks andsolutions, to develop science and technology from now until 2020. The social sciences and humanities have made important contributions tocreatively amending and developing the Marxism-Leninism and the Ho ChiMinh Thought in the present context. Science and technology have created changes in productivity, qualityand effectiveness in production and increased products’competitiveness. 2. The National Assembly passed a resolution on the nuclear powerproject in the central province of Ninh Thuan at the sixth session ofthe 12th legislature on Dec. 25. The project will include two plants, each with two turbine groups and a capacity … [Read more...] about Top 10 science and technology events in 2009
At the sideline of the conference “Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as a Major Competitive Weapon in Business” recently held by CFVG in Hanoi, Vietnam Business Forum had an interview with Mr Frédéric Jallat, - Professor and Head of the Marketing Department at ESCP Europe (Paris) on CRM and how Vietnamese enterprises can implement it successfully. CRM is now defined differently. What is your own definition ? As far as I am concerned, I would define CRM as an approach which is based on identifying, attracting and keeping the company’s best customers in order to increase its global profitability. As such, customer relationship and loyalty management are at the heart of the company’s strategy. Therefore, tools and methods which develop and increase these relationships are crucial for the company’s survival and expansion. Why do you say that CRM is a major competitive weapon in … [Read more...] about How to Make CRM a Competitive Weapon in Business?
In a brief interview on scientific and technological development strategy granted to the Vietnam Business Forum, Mr Tran Viet Hung, Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), affirmed that procedural and structural obstacles hinder the development of science and technology. If these problems are not resolved, Vietnam’s science and technology sectors will be left behind by the region and the world. Nguyen Thanh reports.The Prime Minister has recently approved the Vietnam Scientific and Technological Development Strategy in the 2011 - 2020 period. Mr Tran Viet Hung said the strategy had been prepared in a relatively long time by many expert organisations and built with experience and lessons drawn in the strategy from 2000 to 2010. Hence, a lot of changes will be found in the new strategy. Notable contents include the association of the scientific and technological development strategy with national socioeconomic development strategy; … [Read more...] about Which Ways for Scientific and Technological Development in Vietnam?
This is one of the two primary topics of discussion at the 8th CIO Summit & Awards 2012 held recently in Hanoi by International Data Group (IDG) and CEO & CIO Club. In reality, technology plays a very important role for innovation within enterprises, especially in banking industry. It can provide high-quality user experience through banking services like internet and mobile banking. Furthermore, it is also known as the drivers for next generation business offering differentiators. At present, computer savvy customers continue their technology consumption and their need for immediate responses to their requests. So, questions for chief information officers (CIO) are: How executives see technology as an innovation enabler to business competitiveness and why CIOs need to focus on business results through technology in order to support company objectives. At the conference, executives, top-notch professionals from largest Vietnamese and Southeast Asia companies and … [Read more...] about The Future of Technological Innovation in Businesses
“Metalex 2015 is considered an opportunity for Vietnamese entrepreneurs to find infinite solutions for metalworking industry,” said Project Manager of Reed Tradex Company Sirirat Sungvichai. According to Mr. Sirirat, Metalex 2015 will help enterprises in supporting industries find essential technologies to improve manufacturing and to upgrade production lines. 70,000 visitors are expected to come to Metalex 2015 with over 4000 new metalworking machinery, technologies and solutions, 2,700 brands from 50 countries including 9 international pavilions. Especially, Metalex 2015 find the largest gathering of Japanese brands and technologies in ASEAN, this is a great opportunity for Vietnamese entrepreneurs to network with Japanese investors before ASEAN Economic Community being launched late 2015. In term of supporting industries, Thailand has a very strong network of supporting industries in ASEAN, this is a strength which Thailand can build upon … [Read more...] about Metalex 2015 – Technologies Gathered in Single Site
Though 2016 is still not over, experts forecast that FDI disbursement for the whole year will surpass that in 2015, making it the third consecutive increase year on year.According to Chairperson Nguyen Mai of Vietnam's Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises, amidst reduced FDI registered capital, it is a good sign showing that FDI capital has brought about more practical benefits.This year’s FDI registered capital will not reach the set target and is expected to only reach a mere US$20-21 billion, thus not surpassing the figure of US$24 billion recorded in 2015. However, this figure should not be a major concern as it has always only remained a minor commitment.If investors only commit to allocating money, then the figure is only on paper, having little significance to the economy. In reality, registered capital in some years has even reached US$72 billion but it was far away from the actual FDI disbursement.For that reason, attracting “virtual” numbers has … [Read more...] about Vietnam records positive changes in FDI attraction
Reporters of Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper have interviewed Dr. Pham Hong Duong, chief of the research group, about the 3D technology.Reporter: Could you please give us some basic information about 3D technology? What are the differences between 3D and normal method?Dr. Pham Hong Duong: In the real world, when the observer moves himself around a certain object, its relative positions in his eyes will change. In 2D photograph or picture, we can not see this effect. Furthermore, when looking at an object, we can perceive the distance between us and the object. This experience comes from the property of human stereoscopic vision.It means that two eyes perceive two images from different perspectives.For simplicity we discuss only the 3D photography. 3D technology requires several steps: 3D shooting, 3D processing and 3D printing or displaying. Each step has its particularities compared with conventional 2D technology. For shooting stereoscopic photo, we need a camera with two lenses, … [Read more...] about First 3D Technology Photography in Viet Nam