24/04/2019 09:18 GMT+7 print

Top 10 Sao Khue awards winners post 112 million USD in revenue

The total revenue of top 10 firms receiving Sao Khue Awards this year reached 2.6 trillion VND (112 million USD).

The information was announced at the award ceremony organised by the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) held recently in Hanoi.

The awards received 134 nominations from 96 enterprises, representing 35 percent year-on-year increase with 30 from businesses using new technology.

After the evaluation in the preliminary and live presentation rounds, judges choose 94 products and services to receive awards. Of which, the top 10 were selected based on criteria such as socio-economic effects, brand name prestige, revenues, market share, and innovative technology use. 

VINASA Chairman Truong Gia Binh said the award-winning products and services are built on the  most advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, internet of things (IoT) and Big Data. These have been a big momentum for the country’s software industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Since launching in 2003, the Sao Khue Awards, sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Communications, have become the most prestigious in IT field in the country. It has delivered awards to 747 best domestic products and services, contributing to guiding the IT market and customers and being an effective channel to link businesses.

In addition to big names in the IT sector such as Viettel, FPT, Top 10 Sao Khue Award this year saw many start-ups taking part.

Nguyen Trung Hieu, CEO of Telepro which is a start-up providing telesales, telemarketing solutions, said the award is a guarantee of their quality.

The company would focus on products’ quality to ensure the best services in the market in particular and the Asian region in general to have breakthrough in growth rate.