Vietnamese students wins first prize of ASEAN Data Science Explorers 2020
Photo: ASEAN Foundation

The final round of ADSE 2020 was recently organized in an online format. The Vietnamese team “Catfish”, including Phung Tran Dieu Hoa and Nguyen Truong Thinh from RMIT University Vietnam, won first place.

During the competition, the pair presented their project which focused on the statement of “People with Disability: Unblocking the Economic Bottleneck”.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mr. Thomas Zipperle, Chief Financial Officer of SAP Southeast Asia, said that the ADSE program serves to demonstrate the cultural diversity that SAP aims to celebrate, whilst also embracing the ASEAN region.

“Digital skills are essential for the workforce of today and the future. SAP Analytics Cloud aims to bridge the digital gap in ASEAN and empower youths to create sustainable innovations to address socio-economic issues," he emphasized.

Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation Yang Mee Eng said that both the ASEAN Foundation and SAP share the common objective of providing young people with future-proof skills. It is hoped that by educating the youth, it will enable them to thrive in an ever-changing world and will ultimately support the theme of Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship, which is building a “Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN”.

The second prize and the third prize were presented to team Halcyon Seraph (ASEAN Women-UP Township Network) and team Psyduck (Digital Integration, the Key to Growth) respectively. Team Halcyon Seraph comprised Koay Tze Min and Ng Yi Ming from the National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College, while team Psyduck made up of Oscar Fang Jack Ling and Quah Chun Meng from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Aa total of 852 proposals were sent to the organizing board of this year’s competition. Judges then evaluated each entrant based on their ability to collect, analyse, and present data, as well as the concepts which best tackle ASEAN socio-economic issues.

Starting in 2017, ASEAN DSE is a collaboration scheme that is held annually between the ASEAN Foundation and SAP./.


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