Sao Khue IT winners honoured

April 23, 2018 | 09:37 am GMT+7

The Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) presented the Sao Khue Awards to 73 information and technology (IT) solutions and services, and software products in a ceremony in Hanoi on April 21.


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At the awarding ceremony
Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong praised the role played by VINASA and IT enterprises nationwide for the country’s IT sector’s development. 
Sao Khue 2018 received 103 nominations from 80 organisations and enterprises nationwide, of which 51 software products and 22 IT services were awarded Sao Khue title. 
This year’s award gave priority to IT products, solutions and services related research, application of new technology trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Thing (IoT), Big Data, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blockchain, and Virtual Reality (VR), which are hoped to promote digital conversion process in enterprises and organisations.
The Top 10 Sao Khue were also awarded to the most excellent products and services from the Bank for Investment and Development (BIDV), FPT Software, ISOFH company, ITSOL company, TIMA Group, Viettel Network Technologies Centre, Vietnam  Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Viettel Telecom and Information Technology Solution Centre, VTC Telecommunications JSC. 
VINASA Chairman Truong Gia Binh affirmed the Sao Khue Awards will continue to be innovated, aiming to encourage IT firms to make their utmost and promote innovation, focusing on promoting digital conversion strategy, and developing high-quality services and products, thus serving Vietnam’s development and the demand in international markets. 
Initiated in 2003, the award aims to honour high-quality and effective IT products and services in domestic market, which also can make inroads into international markets, contributing to promoting IT application and development in Vietnam in recent years. 
The organising board has so far honoured over 800 outstanding software and IT products and services.