DataStax, Swinburne rear Vietnam’s next gen of tech talents

DataStax has partnered with Swinburne Vietnam to help develop data and information and communications technology (ICT) curriculum, training, and certification modules to cultivate Vietnam’s burgeoning tech talents. 

The modules will equip students of Swinburne Vietnam with in-demand knowledge and skills relating to computer systems, web development, big data management, programming, and emerging technologies. 

The partnership aims to enhance the country’s ICT and big data ecosystem and advance the skills and employability of the future ICT workforce.

The joint academic program will include workshops, training courses, hackathons, and internship programs that are created by DataStax. At the same time, the university will issue DataStax certifications and expose students to DataStax’s solutions that will equip them for ICT-related careers.

“The partnership will provide an excellent springboard for Vietnamese students to become the driving force of Vietnam’s digitisation initiatives,” said Hoang Viet Ha, director of Swinburne Vietnam. 

“With more and more economic sectors embracing digital technology, Vietnam is in a unique position to create a strong digital footprint that will advance our nation towards Industry 4.0,” he said.

Thomas Been, chief marketing officer at DataStax, said they have seen a strong desire to adopt advanced technologies in Vietnam such as blockchain, AI and machine learning, which will require more data science experts.

“The partnership we have built with Swinburne Vietnam is crucial in guiding students on how to operate these advanced technologies effectively,” said Been.

The initiative comes as Vietnam ranks first out of 154 countries according to the Global Cryptocurrency Adoption Index, indicating that its population has a strong appetite for digitalisation. 

National authorities have also been keen to develop the country’s digital capabilities, announcing a national policy to advance AI research, development, and application.

These factors have also led DataStax to recognise the leading role that Vietnam is playing in the region’s digital transformation journey, announcing the celebration of Cassandra Day in Hanoi. 

The event will include workshops and talks that will benefit NoSQL and Apache Cassandra users, enthusiasts, and community members of every level. Hanoi will be DataStax’s first stop in the Asia-Pacific region.