MKI and NashTech showcase Asian growth opportunities

Interest in business growth opportunities in Vietnam led over 170 Japanese executives from sectors as diverse as alcohol and real estate, to an event in Tokyo, hosted by leading ICT solution provider Mitsui Knowledge Industry (MKI) and partners NashTech. The seminar introduced Vietnam’s rapidly growing IT and Business Process Outsourcing market and the growth potential both represent.

CEO of MKI, Masaki Saito, opened the event speaking about the need to find alternative outsourcing and development destinations to China. Saito san described how this led MKI to Vietnam and in turn to NashTech.

Other speakers included Yoshi Takeda, MKI’s General Manager for the Global Business, who described the R&D Laboratory established with NashTech. Takeda-san detailed how, supported by the advanced technical team at NashTech Vietnam, the lab will help drive innovation and business growth for MKI  and key partners CISCO and A10. NashTech’s Hiroshi Jogasaki, addressed topical concerns such as navigating outsourcing inefficiencies, handling failing partnerships and safely re-visiting embryonic or failed projects.

Alistair Copeland, Head of Emerging Markets for NashTech commented: ‘We were delighted to join MKI for this event showcase as we recognize the dovetailing of resourcing profiles in each country: Japan with an aging experienced population and Vietnam with 50% of its population under 35. The two seem well matched. Additionally, the working cultures of both countries are closely aligned, delivering superior quality with a strong entrepreneurial spirit’.

NashTech, who have also worked with the European arm of major Japanese manufacturer NSK will continue to grow the R&D laboratory showcased with MKI, working with various partners in the region.  The NashTech team will also attend Japan IT week 14 -16 May 2014