As of September 7, 2020, FPT Corporation welcomes Vu Anh Tu, Deputy General Director of FPT Telecom J.S.C., as Chief Technology Officer. In addition, FPT’s Technology Director Le Hong Viet will take up the position of General Director of FPT Smart Cloud Co., Ltd, the newest member company of the Group.
The appointment is part of the “FPT’s senior leadership rotation” program, aiming to create a diverse experience in business fields, enhance leadership and management capacity for senior leaders, and promote core technologies in digital transformation strategy.
New FPT Chief Technology Officer Vu Anh Tu is responsible for developing FPT’s technology strategy and orientation; directing projects to develop new products and services to meet long-term business strategy; developing policies and technology resources for the entire corporation, supporting CTTV in production and business activities.
Vu Anh Tu was born in 1978. He is one of the four senior officers of FPT and is labeled as “Dr. Cisco” as he possessed several certifications in network and information security, such as CCIE or CISSP.
During nearly 20 years, he has held many important positions in the technology and engineering sectors, and become a key contributor in FPT’s development, such as Deputy General Director of FPT Telecom Joint Stock Company (FPT Telecom) (from 2016), Chairman of FPT Telecom International Co., Ltd. under FPT Telecom (from March 2018), Chief Technology Officer of FPT Telecom (2012 -2016), Head of IT Department of FPT Corporation (2011 – 2013), Director of FPT Telecom Network Operation Center (2008-2011), Deputy Director of Network Infrastructure Center of FPT Information System Co., Ltd. – FPT IS (2005-2008), etc.
At FPT Telecom, Tu has made important achievements in the development of new solutions and services, such as FPT Television service (2008) or IPTV decoder. A series of FPT Telecom’s services has reached millions of users. FPT Play, one of his startup, has become the OTT Video service with the largest number of users in Vietnam (21 million users). In order to improve customer experience, he and his team successfully developed Hi FPT apps captivating millions of users.
As the Chairman of FPT Telecommunication International (FTI), Tu accelerated digital transformation progress, installed Tier 3 Data Center, and restructured technical team to support business operations. For that, FPT exceeded VND 2,000 billion in revenue in 2018, increasing by approximately 20% in the years 2018 and 2019.
With leadership ability and profound achievements, Vu Anh Tu played a key role in making FPT Telecom win such awards as Digital Transformer of The Year (IDC) in 2016 and Vietnam Data Center Service Provider of the year 2019 (Frost & Sullivan).
Besides, Le Hong Viet holds the position of Chief Executive Officer – CEO of FPT Smart Cloud Co., Ltd. Established on August 13, FPT Smart Cloud focuses on Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI), two core technologies in digital transformation, operations and productivity optimization. The company plans to lead the market in the next 5 years by building a solid technology foundation, developing a diverse product ecosystem, and expanding global connectivity.
During 5 years working as FPT Technology Director (2015-2020), Viet has made a number of significant contributions to open up new development directions, notably AI, making FPT the “pioneer” of AI in Vietnam. With a profound technical background and a wealth of working experience in foreign countries such as Japan, the U.S and Singapore, he has pushed the “Made by FPT” AI platform to become a rival of other leading technology companies in the world.
In addition, he also promotes the development of a diverse technology product ecosystem and adopts a wide range of emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Big Data and Cloud in FPT’s operation.
Especially, Viet dedicates to develop a technology community in Vietnam, by holding several forums and technology competitions, such as FPT Techday or Digital Race – autonomous vehicle programming competition for students; sharing the FPT.AI platform for free to developer community; setting up various talks of leading technology experts from Google and Amazon for Vietnamese tech-savvy.
On September 7, at the appointment ceremony, FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh congratulated the two new leaders. “These appointment decisions assure the important role of technology in the development of FPT corporation, especially in the digital transformation phase. Technological maturity is shown to be an important ingredient in FPT’s growth and successful transformation. Therefore, we expect the contributions of Vu Anh Tu and Le Hong Viet as well as the in-house IT team in the future”, he emphasized.
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