Vietnam outsourcing may still be in early days, but there’s a whole new generation of talent coming through and a strong focus on computer science in the school system. That investment will pay off as the technology sector matures and more companies see the appeal of locating here.
The country is undergoing a transformation. The rise of tech business and the increase in opportunities is driving an entrepreneurial spirit that can be seen in the success of developers like Dong Nguyen, the Vietnamese creator of the mobile sensation, Flappy Birds. Designed, created, and distributed for free in a matter of days from Ho Chi Minh City, within a year it had millions of players and was earning $50,000 per day from in-game advertising. It has served as an inspiration for others.