Hitachi Sunway meets with officials from the Vietnamese government to boost leverage of technology.

From left: Muzahid Shah, Senior Vice President – Applications & Engineering Solutions of Hitachi Sunway; Ralph Tay, Managing Director for IndoChina of Hitachi Sunway; Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO / Director of Hitachi Sunway; Dr. Phan Xuan Dung, Chairman of the Committee for Science, Technology, and Environment of Vietnam National Assembly; Nguyen Hoang Hiep, Country Manager of Hitachi Systems Vietnam and Pham Huu Due, Director of Science – Technology – Environment Department of Vietnam National Assembly.

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Hitachi Sunway), a joint venture between Japan’s Hitachi Systems and the Malaysia-based Sunway Technology Sdn Bhd, is an ICT services integrator specializing in implementing, supporting, and providing consultancy for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and managing and supporting IT infrastructure and cloud-enabling IT platforms, including cyber security elements, in fully compliant and secure data centres. The vision of the company is to become a leading ICT Services Integrator in ASEAN.

Recently, Hitachi Sunway met with Vietnam National Assembly (NA)’s Economic Committee and the Committee for Science, Technology, and Environment to discuss cooperative programs leveraging Industry 4.0 to benefit Vietnam’s socioeconomic development.

Vietnam has good policies in place for investors and the government encourages technology investments leveraging Industry 4.0 that will help the country continue its economic growth rate, according to Dr. Phan Xuan Dung, Chairman of the Committee for Science, Technology, and Environment of Vietnam National Assembly.

“Vietnam will continue to look into institutional and structural reforms, improve IT infrastructure, and increase talent quality to attract more foreign investors, as these are the keys to achieving its vision to 2045, especially as it becomes more integrated into the global economy,” he said.

Hitachi Sunway intends to replicate their success stories in State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private companies, especially in the area of Industry 4.0, with the objectives of increasing speed to market, improving management of operational complexity, building local talent, and boosting productivity. Ultimately, these are vital drivers for Vietnam’s future success.

“Addressing these complex areas requires strong leadership and clarity of vision from both the public and private sectors,” said Dr. Nguyen Hoang Hiep, Country Manager of Hitachi Systems Vietnam. “It is important for organizations like Hitachi to Sunway create awareness in new areas such as Industry 4.0, manufacturing digitalisation, big data, artificial intelligence, and others.”

Vietnam’s requirements fit well with Hitachi Sunway’s expertise, according to the Committee for Science, Technology, and Environment, and the company should work with SOEs and the private sector to leverage new solutions relating to Industry 4.0.