ITU Secretary-General Visits FPT, Discussing Further Collaboration Opportunities

Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao visited FPT for the first time on October 11, 2021. Zhao, together with his associates and representatives of the Ministry of Information and Communications, met with FPT Software’s Chief Operations Officer Tran Dang Hoa to discuss the possibilities to align FPT’s capabilities with ITU’s upcoming activities.

ITU Secretary-General visits FPT’s campus in Hanoi on October 11, 2021

At the meeting, FPT Software’s COO introduced FPT’s nine subsidiaries and its three main areas including Technology, Telecommunications and Education. FPT focuses on developing talents and invests in the research and development of new technologies. With the strengths in technology and human resources, Hoa proposed more collaboration opportunities between ITU and FPT with the aim to promote digital community development based on technological innovation.

ITU Secretary-General expressed interest in FPT’s global presence with 57 offices and 22 development centers in 26 countries and territories. Zhao invited FPT to become an ITU member to contribute to ITU’s projects and expand connection to partners and clients in 193 member countries of ITU. This also aligns with one of ITU’s priorities to promote the participation of ICT enterprises in building standards, proposing recommendations on telecommunications policy development and implementing new technologies and services.

Zhao’s visit to FPT is part of his business trip to Vietnam to attend the ITU Digital World 2021. Co-hosted by the government of Vietnam, ITU Digital World 2021 is an annual global tech event for governments, industries and tech firms to exchange knowledge and take a fresh look at how to build the digital world post-COVID-19 together. This year, the event takes place virtually, comprising ministerial roundtables, workshops and an online exhibition, which will still be available for a month afterward.

FPT’s virtual booth at ITU Digital World 2021

At the virtual exhibition, FPT has showcased its five flagship solutions for digital transformation including blockchain-backed enterprise platform akaChain and RPA platform akaBot developed by FPT Software. Other solutions introduced were artificial intelligence platform FPT.AI, next-gen Cloud platform FPT Cloud, remote e-contract signing solution FPT.eContract, and work management solution suite Base Work+. These solutions are part of FPT’s DX ecosystem to help businesses improve productivity, save costs and utilize resources to overcome the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.