Head of the Organizing Committee for InnoEx
Founder, Chairwoman & CEO IBP
Founder & Chief Strategist BSSC
Vice President HCMC YBA
Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi has been a prominent influencer and key player in the Vietnam innovation ecosystem for more than 15 years. She was among the pioneers who kickstarted the whole ecosystem with the foundation of BSSC–Business Startup Support Center, the very first startup incubator in 2010.
BSSC is the leading incubator and accelerator in Southeast Asia with a network of 200 partners and a community of 30,000 startups from Vietnam and 40 countries. In 2018, she joined Vingroup to set up and lead VinTech City. One of its programmes is Vintech Fund – an R&D grant to sponsor and support the commercialization of high-tech products and R&D projects by Vietnamese researchers around the world. VinTech Fund disbursed more than $10 million USD worth of grant in 2019 and 2020.
Ms. Phi also founded Investment & Business Partners and collaborated with large companies (Hoa Binh Construction Group, Qualcomm – US, SK Group – Korea) in designing, consulting and operating innovation centers, corporate accelerators, innovation investment funds, etc. Some companies in IBP’s portfolio have had significant growth, reaching 10 times their valuation in 3 years despite the pandemic. Recently, IBP actively promoted innovation activities in regional business communities. One of the prominent activities is InnoEx – An annual international event designed to promote innovation and development for the striving business community in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
She is also an active member in the business community. In the role of Vice President of Young Business Association of HCMC (YBA), she initiated and implemented many value-creating programs for the business community such as Vietnam CEO Forum. She also participated as a strategic advisor and host in “The Next Power” premiered on VnExpress, a pioneering talk-show in real stories of Vietnam corporate innovation.
Chairman, RYNAN Technologies Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Thanh My established the Nguyen Thanh My Foundation in 2012 to fund hepatitis B prevention projects, provide university scholarships for talented disadvantaged students, and build houses for disadvantaged families in rural Vietnam. TS. Nguyen, originally from Travinh, is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Mylan Group. With the company, Dr. Nguyen has built dozens of houses, built bridges in rural areas and successfully implemented a cooperative education program. Dr. Nguyen seeks to improve the quality of life for even more people through the Foundation.
Dr. Nguyen holds a PhD in Energy and Materials from L’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) – Éner-gie, Matériaux et Télécommunication, Master of Science in Heterogeneous Catalysis and Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry from Condordia University. Currently, Dr. Nguyen is the chairman of RYNAN Technologies Vietnam.
Chairman & CEO,
Mr. Nguyen Cong Tan is currently serving as the Chairman and CEO of Citek, a company specialized in consulting and implementing digital transformation solutions, applying technology to management for both small and large enterprises in Vietnam and the Southeast Asia region. He has been a key partner for over 145 businesses in executing crucial digital transformation projects, propelling them into a new phase of breakthrough development
In addition to his role as an entrepreneur, he is renowned as a consulting expert and speaker within the business community in Ho Chi Minh City, offering insights on management, operations, and digital transformation
For his remarkable contributions to businesses and the community, Mr. Nguyen Cong Tan was honored with the Sao Do – Outstanding Vietnamese Young Entrepreneur award in 2022 and the Excellent Young Entrepreneur of Ho Chi Minh City award in 2022
With profound understanding of businesses and extensive experience in management, operations, and digital transformation, Mr. Nguyen Cong Tan brings fresh perspectives and valuable advice to enterprises and the community, facilitating practical applications
CEO, Cake by VPBank
Mr. Nguyen Huu Quang, CEO of Cake by VPBank, has 20 years of experience in fintech, finance and banking and has a deep understanding of financial technology models, digital banking and financial and banking services. Before that, he used to be the CEO of Trusting Social Vietnam fintech company, Deputy CEO of Retail Banking MSB and Sales Director of Visa Inc. in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
CEO, VinBrain - VinGroup
Mr. Steven Truong is the Founder and CEO of VinBrain, a subsidiary of Vingroup, the largest conglomerate in Vietnam. He has been in the AI and software industry for more than 26 years, and has held senior leadership positions in top technology companies in the USA and Canada, including Microsoft, Honeywell, and IntelliCommunities. Before he formed VinBrain, he was the Director of AI Incubation and Engineering at Microsoft in the USA, reporting directly to the VP of MSAI. Mr. Steven Truong has led multi-development center teams at Microsoft and has been a key innovation initiator for AI products that have been used by millions of users worldwide, such as Email Smart Reply and iRanker
Mr. Steven Truong established VinBrain with the mission to infuse AI and IoT to improve human lives and productivity. He has led his team to deploy DrAid – the 1st AI-powered doctor assistant in Vietnam – to more than 100 hospitals across VIetname and the USA. VinBrain also served thousands of Vietnamese COVID-19 patients through VinBrain’s second flagship product, AIviCare, for telehealth. VinBrain won ACM SIGAI Industry Award in 2021 – previously, Microsoft was the only winner
Advisor to the Singapore Gov
Mr. Albert Antonie serves as an advisor to Corporations (Singapore Port Authority, Changi Airport, Singapore Technology Corporation,...) and Government (Singapore, Japan, Korea,...) to achieve the goal of Digital Transformation. Albert is also a member of a Singapore/France expert group specializing in the impact of AI on daily life as well as the global economy. In Vietnam, he's a consultant at the Institute of Organizational Capacity Development and Management (DOMI)
Currently, Mr. Albert Antoine is the co-founder of Avaiga - A consulting firm specializing in digital transformation. Avaiga is headquartered in Singapore, and is a partner for many big companies in the world: Viettel, FPT, VinGroup, Vietcombank, Amazon, DHL, Zara, Nike, and many other global brands
Co-Founder, Vice Chairman & CEO,
Mr. Tran Le Nguyen and his brother managed and built the company at a relatively young age from a mid-range company to the million-dollar KIDO corporation it is today. Until today, KIDO has become one of the prestigious companies in the food industry and has won the national brand award 7 times in a row
Mr. Tran Le Nguyen is known to the community for his way of running the company with breakthrough and innovative decisions throughout the development path of KIDO. The most prominent are important M&A deals, which can be mentioned as Unilever's acquisition of Wall, developing mainly Merino and Celano ice cream lines, giving the company a 20% growth rate
Co-Head of Sales & Marketing,
Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)
Christina Bao is Managing Director and Co-Head of Sales & Marketing at HKEX
Christina joined HKEX in 2016 as the Chief of Staff to the CEO. She was responsible for the planning and oversight of the Group’s strategic projects
Prior to joining HKEX, Christina held a number of senior positions at Ping An Bank (previously at Shenzhen Development Bank, which merged with Ping An Bank in 2010). At Shenzhen Development Bank, she served as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO from 2005 until 2010, and was responsible for the bank’s strategic projects, Investor Relations and Public Relations. After the merger and integration of the two banks, she headed Retail e-Banking, Service & Marketing, and the Retail e-Finance Strategic Business Unit for Ping An Bank
Christina received her Master of Business Administration (Finance, General) from the Peking University of Mainland China