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November 25, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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The TRG Talk: Digital Transformation Series will share the latest insights, methods and technologies for organisations to successfully embrace a data-led, digital economy. Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving greater speed, agility, accuracy, reducing costs and opening new streams of business activity not thought possible before.  In Vietnam, technology is an identified key growth driver however a lack of AI and inadequate data quality are common obstacles obstructing progress.


TRG International CEO

Rick Yvanovich
Founder & CEO, TRG International

Matt Smith

Matt Smith
Head of Pre-Sales at AiM

Rick’s a serial Entrepreneur, Techie, Brit, baby boomer, and professional bean counter (hence the FCMA CGMA FCPA). He has worked for 40+ years in supermarkets, accounting profession, breweries, newsagents, defence manufacturing, IT, property development and BP, in the UK, China, Singapore, Switzerland and Vietnam. Posted to BP China as Finance Manager, then relocated to BP Vietnam in 1990 making him likely the longest Brit and one of the most seasoned expats in Vietnam.

Rick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a Fellow of CPA Australia, and has an MSc in Strategic Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Matt Smith is head of pre-sales at Aim, running a consultancy service specialising in the provision of data governance software products to the global market.

Matt’s decade of consulting experience covers diverse system development and implementation projects across industries including banking, finance, pensions, BPO, shipping, not-for-profit and tech. His roles ranged from solution architecture, to project management and system development with a supported customer based in the millions.

Matt specialises in Aim’s RegTech platform dataBelt®, providing unprecedented insight to the full data governance lifecycle, covering all aspects of cybersecurity posture, data privacy, quality, value, compliance and risk.

Steve Ackland

Steve Ackland
CEO at AiM

Steve Ackland is CEO at Aim - a City management consultancy specialising in digital transformation using new technologies to deliver outstanding results.

Steve is well-known for thought leadership and authored papers in a number of disciplines. It was Steve’s vision of how data governance and regulatory control are fused with AI, RPA and blockchain which led to the creation of AiM’s leading RegTech platform dataBelt® - which controls the full data governance lifecycle.

Robb Heaton

Rob Heaton
Senior Execuitive Advisor, Global PMI Partners

Rob Heaton is a Senior Executive with extensive advisory experience in Post M&A integration, business performance improvement, divestment readiness, business incubation, and business systems & process improvement.

Global PMI Partners provides M&A integration/carve-out, post-close transformation, training and internal capability services across the globe to companies expanding locally and internationally. We are specialists with a full-service presence in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Australian regions.


Professor Mathews Nkhoma
Dean of School of Business & Management
RMIT University Vietnam

As Dean of School of Business & Management, Professor Nkhoma oversees all academic and business operations in the School. His primary responsibilities are to ensure a consistently high-quality, transformative experience for all SBM students, staff members, and industry partners, and to continue the School’s successful impact in Vietnam and the region.

Born in Blantyre, Malawi, and grew up in London, Mathews holds a Master of Science in Internet Engineering and a PhD in Management Information Systems (Information Security) from the University of East London. He has worked for RMIT Vietnam since 2010 and served as Head of Department (Management, Business IT, Logistics, and Law) from 2012 through 2016.

In December 2016, Mathews was appointed to the role of Dean, following a distinguished track record of academic leadership at the university. Mathews has made a significant impact during this time. He has led the implementation of innovative teaching approaches, introduced new needs-responsive program offerings, and developed and hosted several well-received academic conferences and business seminars.

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November 25, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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TRG International
145-147, Nguyen Co Thach St, An Loi Dong Ward, Thu Duc City
Ho Chi Minh,Viet Nam
(+84) 28 7309 3339 (Ext: 236)


TRG International
(+84) 28 7309 3339 (Ext: 236)