On March 30-31 2019, the Vietnam Global Leaders Forum (VGLF) 2019 event was held in Paris, France. It was coordinated by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) in collaboration with the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In an effort to contribute to the development of Vietnam, the event is the first step in Vietnam’s national strategy to attract and connect Vietnamese talents globally to create synergy and launch potential. It can be argued the Vietnam Global Leaders Forum is a serious move by the government towards the development of Vietnamese talents across the world.
Speakers and successful startups around the world, such as Mr. Aikins Kingsley – Founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters network, Ton Nu Thi Ninh – Veteran Vietnamese diplomat, Ms. Tran Thi Hoang Mai – Vietnamese Ambassador to UNESCO, Duong Trung Quoc historian, and Ms. Sandy Dang – Former Chairman of the International Education Organization were all together under one roof, and VGLF was full of many lively discussions related to many topics on science, technology, agricultural development, and tourism development.
The forum was attended by 200 honorable guests, many of whom are successful and influential Vietnamese entrepreneurs. Dr. Thuc Vu, Kambria’s CEO, was honored to be among the speakers attending this event. He had the opportunity to share about the Kambria project, also providing them with the opportunity to collaborate. Thuc’s topic, “Accelerating Open Innovation in the AI & Robotic with Kambria” was very well received, and became a useful opportunity for Kambria to connect with a network of incredible talent, many of whom originated from Vietnam. Kambria will support the long-term, national strategy of awakening the potential of Vietnam, catapulting Vietnam firmly down the path of innovation.
About Dr. Thuc Vu
Thuc is known for research his works published at international scientific conferences and magazines. He completed his undergraduate courses at Carnegie Mellon, and was awarded seven scholarships to complete his PhD from top Universities across the US. Ultimately, Thuc finished his PhD degree from Stanford University. After successfully completing his doctoral thesis in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford in 2010, Thuc started several business ventures, having co-founded two companies: Katango, and Tappy (acquired by Google and Weeby.co respectively). He is also a co-founder and the CEO of OhmniLabs, a successful robotics company based out of Silicon Valley. Currently, Dr. Vu is currently leading Kambria, the open source AI and robotics platform, to accelerate the development and application of robots.
This year, Kambria will implement a series of hackathon programs to find solutions to build virtual assistant products with AI and Robotics technologies. The program is expected to attract many talents in the technology sector to utilize Kambria’s Open Innovation Platform. To support this mission, Kambria has also built the first Open Innovation Hub in Vietnam. Innovation Hubs are the ideal place to create a collaborative environment within the technology sector as a stepping stone to building Kambria’s developer community in Vietnam.
As a decentralized platform, Kambria will provide the platform for innovators in the high-tech sector a way to connect and share with one another. This opportunity promotes collaboration and provides access to new sources of technical knowledge. The developer community will no longer depend on closed-source proprietary platforms kept confidential by multinational enterprises. This is a great opportunity for the frontier technology community to embrace the open-source movement, and keep up with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
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