OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF SAO KHUE AWARDS AWARDS 2020
- Sao Khue Award 2020 considered to be awarded to the field of “Digital transformation service”
- Major improvements in the evaluation process and judging committee
- Digital Transformation Day (DX Days) first organized along with Sao Khue Award, promoting digital transformation at agencies and businesses in Vietnam.
[Hà Nội, 15/01/2020], Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) officially launched Sao Khue Award 2020 – the most prestigious award of Vietnam’s software and IT services industry.
After 16 years of implementation and organization, Sao Khue Award has awarded 624 outstanding products, software solutions and IT services of Vietnamese Enterprises. The program has an important contribution to the reputation of products, services and brands of Vietnamese software and IT services enterprises, contributing practically to encourage Vietnamese to use these products and solutions created and developed by Vietnam;
Sao Khue Award 2020 continues the mission of promoting and branding for the Vietnam Software and IT Services industry. In this 17th year, the Program will have important innovations in order to meet the actual development situation.
The first significant change is the addition of the Digital Transformation Services Area to the IT Services Group. The National Digital Transformation Plan is about to be issued, the demand for digital transformation of agencies and businesses in the coming years will increase rapidly, the selection of consulting partners, the implementation of Digital Transformation is important. VINASA hopes that the addition of this field in Sao Khue Award 2020 will access and introduce reputable and capable consulting units to meet the demand of agencies, organizations and enterprises as well as community and society.
The second important change is the adjustment of the evaluation and accessing procedure. Accordingly, the judging and voting rounds will be professionalized, making it easier for businesses to enter and submit registration and the Selection Council to judge and vote.
Specifically, the Program will have the following sequential process:
- Round 1: Registration classification, including screening of valid registration, giving advices on the form completion and category selection of candidates for businesses;
- Round 2: Presentation in front of the Judging Committee, evaluating the results on the online grading system.
- Round 3: The Judging Council voting and considering to award “Sao Khue 2020 Award ” and “TOP 10 Sao Khue 2020” Award for outstanding products, solutions and services at the Final Round.
To prepare for this adjustment, the Program will select and invite experts in new technology fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things … to join the judges. In addition to honoring, promoting and branding for the Software and IT Services industry, the Sao Khue Award 2020 also encourages new technology products and services and honors Digital transformation process in Vietnam thereby implementing the strategy “Make in Vietnam” initiated by the Ministry of Information and Communications, in order to build a strong Vietnam on the basis of technology owned and created by the Vietnamese people themselves.
First Digital Transformation days (DX Days)
Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has collaborated with the United Nations Development Organization (UNDP) to conduct a survey of 2,659 enterprises in 18 industry groups about their readiness to access the Fourth Industrial Revolution ( conducted from September 2017 to May 2018). The results showed that up to 82% of enterprises in the industry are in the new position, of which 61% are still on the sidelines and 21% of enterprises have just started to “join”. The industry average is 0.53 (compared to 5 points), corresponding to the first readiness level of 0, or no preparation yet.
According to a survey of VINASA with 352 agencies, organizations and businesses in August 2019 about the readiness for digital transformation, only 5.1% of agencies having answered that they did not know anything about digital transformation and no action has been taken yet; 30.7% studied but did not know what to do; 40.6% have understood and had all resources ready for digital transformation and 23.6% are implementing Digital transformation activities. The three sectors with the fastest digital transformation speed are IT (77.3%), Finance, Banking (69.3%) and Electronic Commerce (65.5%).
The introduction of the initiative to organize the Digital Transformation Day (DX Days) held annually along with the series of activities of Sao Khue Award is a practical activity to implement the the pioneer mission of VINASA in 2020 with slogan: “Shocking Digital Transformation – Connecting and Sharing”.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Giang – General Secretary of VINASA said: “Digital transformation is considered as “vital issue” of businesses in the context of Industry 4.0. Defining a pioneering role in promoting digital transformation in Vietnam, VINASA hopes that Sao Khue Award, Digital Transformation Days and VINASA’s activities in the near future will create spaces of knowledge and practical experience to witness the reality of digital transformation of the business community to participate, share and practically connect supply and demand for digital transformation ”.
Following the judging and awarding activities, the Sao Khue Award in 2020 will carry out a nationwide communication campaign with many continuous activities including supporting and promoting activities for accredited products to the agencies, organizations, businesses and users through conferences, seminars and connecting events; product introduction and promotion activities on the press – television system, social media channels … At the same time, products / services awarded the Sao Khue Award 2020 will also continue to be mailed directly to over 2000 agencies, ministries, agencies from central to local levels, groups, corporations and large enterprises in industries across the country, creating more bridges between businesses and passengers and enhance customer’s loyalty.
In addition, products and services that have achieved the Sao Khue Award 2020 will have the opportunity to be selected and nominated for the APICTA Award – a prestigious award which has been considered the Oscar Award in the IT field. Businesses can register products, services and solutions to participate in the Program from now until March 6, 2020. Judging Round will take place in March 2020. The 17th Sao Khue announcement and award ceremony will be solemnly held in Hanoi at the end of April 2019.