Van Lang University cooperated with VINASA to organize the preliminary round for Sao Khue Award 2021.

(VLU, 02/06/2021) - On 23 March 2021, VLU’s Faculty of Information Technology had cooperated with the Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) to organize the preliminary round for Sao Khue Award 2021. The award aims to promote the globally-trending digitalizing platforms and attracts serious attention from enterprises.

First organized by VINASA in 2003, Sao Khue Award’s goal is to honor the enterprises, government units, collective groups, and individuals, who achieved excellent performance in developing software and IT industry in Vietnam. After 18 events, Sao Khue Award 2021 is back to introduce the new updates in participating groups.

In 2021, the Award concentrated on affirming the globally-trending digitalizing platforms. Setting the statement to “Promote digital solution – Become the pioneer in the digital ecosystem”, Sao Khue Award encouraged new digitalizing solutions for the government, enterprises, and the people. More specially, Sao Khue Award 2021 now tailored a distinct group for digitalization, which attracts the attention of many enterprises.

vlu so khao giai thuong sao kue aSao Khue Award is an accredited and major prize for software field hosted by VINASA since 2003

The execution of the Sao Khue Award consists of six stages:

  • Stage 1: Online registration on the Event’s website
  • Stage 2: Applications examination and pre-selection
  • Stage 3: Presentation about the enterprise’s products and/or services.
  • Stage 4: Final nomination round and Winner announcement
  • Stage 5: Awards Ceremony
  • Stage 6: Brand promotion for the award-winner

vlu so khao giai thuong sao khue bThe enterprises’ representatives showed up 30 minutes before their presentation schedule and prepared their own devices as requested by the Organizing Committee.

The categories included:

  • Group 1: Digital products and solutions
  • Group 2: Digitalization Platforms
  • Group 3: Latest Technology Solutions
  • Group 4: Digital start-up products and solutions
  • Group 5: Latest software products and solutions
  • Group 6: Information Technology Services

vlu so khao giai thuong sao khue cThe Board of Judges (Examination Board 15) from left to right consisted of Mr. Le Quoc Cuong, Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh, Mr. Chu Quang Thai

The preliminary round took place at Van Lang University Campus 3, which hosted three examination boards by the Board of Judges, who were experts in their fields.

In the presentation of products and services, the participating enterprises had a 25-minute time limit to install devices, introduce their products and answer the judges’ questions. Each examination board was equipped with a stopwatch to control the enterprises’ presentation time. The required materials for the presentation round included PowerPoint 10 slides; financial report of the year 2018, 2019, and 2020; available contracts related to the products or services; revenue report of the year 2018, 2019, 2020, and Q1 of 2021…

vlu so khao giai thuong sao khue dDr. Hoang le Minh, Dean of VLU’s Faculty of Information Technology, Head Judge of the Grading Session 17

In the presentation round, enterprises achieving a grade of 7 and up moved to the Awarding Round. The Board of Judges would discuss each nomination to confirm if it could satisfy the criteria. In the Award Round, the winning enterprise would be announced and the ceremony would also be broadcasting on TV.

The winner would not only acquire the Sao Khue Award but also receive the promotional benefits on the event’s press releases, website, and invitation letters, which were published nationally. As a participating enterprise, a certain representative said: “I was very anxious when I arrived at the wrong campus but I felt all relieved now once I have completed my demonstration. In my opinion, the judges are very thoughtful to help me relax right before my demonstration so I believe I have done a great job.

Reporter: Kim Tuyen
Photographer: Nguyen Thai
Translated by: Hoai An


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