Cyber-security the Asia-Scotland institute hosts senior- Vetnamese delegation in Edinburgh
On September 24th and 25th 2015 the Asia Scotland Institute hosted a senior delegation from Vietnam’s embassy. The leader of the delegation is H.E. Mr Dao Trong Thi, chairman of the Party’s Central Steering Committee on Information Technology and a senior party official.
This delegation is from the Vietnamese Central Committee on Information Technology, tasked with determining the general direction of the development of cyber space in Vietnam. After meetings in London they had approached the Asia Scotland Institute, asking to visit Scotland with the aim of learning more about the British experience in regulating and managing cyber safety and security in providing public services. The visit intended to forge ties between Vietnam and Scotland’s IT sector – which is reaching exceptional heights and drawing attention from Asia and the rest of the world.
Day 1 – September 24th
On the evening of the delegation’s first day in Scotland, they attended Dynamic Earth where ENTREPRENEURIAL SCOTLAND hosted Nigel Eccles, co-founder and CEO of FanDual, and Gareth Williams, co-founder and CEO of SkyScanner described how they were building billion-dollar global internet companies.
Day 2 – September 25th
To start Day 2, the Asia Scotland Institute arranged for the delegation to visit DELL SecureWorks in Edinburgh City Centre. A workshop was then held in the afternoon at the Scottish Government’s main building in Victoria Quay, where the topics of Cyber Defence, Cyber Resilience, and Inwards Investment to grow Digital Markets were explored. Finally, a private meeting with Edinburgh Napier University was set up with a focus on early-stage technology spin-outs.
Vietnamese delegates who were involved in the trip included:
- Mr. LÊ QUANG V?NH Vinh – Deputy Chief of the Office of the Party’s Central Committee
- Mr. V? DUY L?I Loi – Director of the Centre for Information Technology, Central Party Committee
- Mr. PH?M TH? BÍNH Binh – Deputy Director of the Centre for Information Technology, Central Party Committee
- Mr. BÙI KHÁNH THÁI Thai – Chief of Office of Thai Nguyen, Province Party Committee