DataStax and Swinburne Vietnam to Grow Vietnam's Next Generation Data Talents

Partnership aims to support accelerating national efforts to become a technologically advanced economy

On October 05, 2022

HANOI, October 5, 2022 - DataStax, the real-time data company, 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 signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is expected to take place on the 6th of October.

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 digitization initiatives," said Dr 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."

"We 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," said Thomas Been, chief marketing officer at DataStax. "The partnership we have built with Swinburne Vietnam is crucial in guiding students on how to operate these advanced technologies effectively. We are honored to play a role in strengthening the country's digital footprint and its competitiveness with other digital economies across the globe."

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 digitalization. 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 recognize the leading role that Vietnam is playing in the region's digital transformation journey, announcing the celebration of Cassandra Day in Hanoi, in which Swinburne Vietnam is delighted to accompanion. 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.

About Swinburne Vietnam

Swinburne Vietnam is an alliance program between Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and FPT University, Vietnam. With the vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world, Swinburne Vietnam is driven by a shared sense of purpose to create technology of the future and nurture human talent and abilities required for a digital future.

About DataStax 

DataStax is the real-time data company. With DataStax, any enterprise can mobilize real-time data and quickly build the smart, high-scale applications required to become a true data-driven business. DataStax Astra DB uniquely combines the power of Apache Cassandra®—the world’s most scalable database—with the advanced Apache Pulsar™ streaming technology in a unified stack delivered as a service on any cloud. Hundreds of the world’s leading enterprises, including Audi, FedEx, ESL Gaming and many more rely on DataStax to unleash the power of real-time data to deliver the in-the-moment digital experiences that can win new markets and change industries. Learn more at

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