On 15th October 2016, TTV sent Ngo Xuan Hung and Quach Phi Thong from R&D and Magento team to attend the Meet Magento Vietnam event organized by Meet Magento Association and SmartOsc at GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the first Asian edition of the Meet Magento series (the leading conference for the e-Commerce and Magento community) which has been running since 2008 in Europe and the Americas. The event attracted the attendance and participation of more than 1,000 decision makers, corporate leaders, technical specialists as well as many of the largest retailers within the region. Especially, Vaimo, one of the leading global full service eCommerce solution provider on the Magento platform, who recently entered into a strategic partnership with transcosmos group, had a presentation by Oleksii Bedzir, Head of Systems Architects.
Hung and Thong joined the business and technical conference sessions respectively and were impressed by the scale and the content of the event. It helped them gain a great insight into Vietnam e-commerce market, especially when compared with large ones such as US or Japan. Nevertheless Hung saw it a great potential and worth big investment in R&D. “It changed my mind after I listened to the presentation of Lazada's ex-CEO Christopher Beselin about the "Behind the scenes - What more than an eCommerce website is needed to win in eCommerce". When we do a small eCommerce business, it is easy. But, when we do a big eCommerce business, it is very difficult and different” he said.
For the past few years, TTV has developed a team of 18 engineers specializing in Magento platform, 8 of whom have been certified. The company is also investing in R&D activities to enhance its capabilities in e-commerce IT services. After the event, Oleksii Bedzir also spent two weeks training TTV’s engineers on Magento.