By Jina Lee, Hyunjin Choi


ASEAN major telecommunication companies made a visit to Korea to meet innovative tech-based companies.


Born2Global Centre(Chief Executive Director Jongkap Kim) announced that it held “ASEAN-Korea ICT Partnership Platform 2019” on September 18th and 19th in Pangyo Startup Campus co-hosted with Seongnam industry promotion agency(CEO Sangcheol Cha).


The platform was set for both ASEAN major telecoms and Korean tech startups to develop the new business model cooperatively and to produce tangible business results by expanding global networks. The event proceeded in the form of one on one business meeting to amplify active B2B performances.



Over 50 leading Korean tech startups and 9 ASEAN telecommunication participated in the partnership platform and conducted over 120 business meetings.

The ASEAN telecommunications are as follows:

ACASIA Communications, Telekom Malaysia, Digi Telecom, Edotco Group, YTL Communications in Malaysia, Telkom Indonesia and MNC Vision Networks in Indonesia, CMC telecom in Vietnam and Advanced Info Service(AIS) in Thailand.

The Korean startup list includes MINDsLab, ASD Korea, 12cm, Buzzvil, Visual Camp, THE.WAVE.TALK, I-ON Communications, LOCKIN company, Xabyss and 40 other companies.



“It was a great chance for us to know a variety of solutions with groundbreaking technologies in Korea. Since it is assumed that there are many potential telecommunication service areas that Korean and ASEAN companies can develop together, we will vigorously propel the practical business achievement such as closing contracts,” said Henri Setiawan Wyatno, the vice president of Telkom Indonesia, which dominates 90% of Indonesian telecommunication market.



“Diverse collaboration opportunities were created by matching renowned global telecommunication companies with innovative Korean startups. Participants were able to discuss actual business challenges. Through this event, it is envisioned that telecommunication companies will be able to provide a differentiated service with more advanced tech in local markets. In turn, Korean companies will be able to expand their business scope abroad. We believe this event will continue on as a premiere conference attracting top international participants,” said Jongkap Kim, the chief executive director of Born2Global centre.




On March 22 K-ICT Born2Global Centre (B2G) held the “Go-To-Market Road show @ Hanoi: IR Pitching Event” at Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel in Vietnam.


Ten innovative companies pitched their impressive ICT technology. Five judges, including experts VCs, accelerators, entrepreneurs and corporate partners assessed all the contestants on their company's technological, market and team competencies. As a result, MOIN in Korea and HACHI in Vietnam got selected as the most outstanding companies respectively. After the IR and networking session, technology and products of each company were demonstrated.


At the event, MOU was signed between Born2Global and Vietnam Silicon Valley (VSV). Both organizations agreed to cooperate in joint development of promising innovative technology companies in Korea and Vietnam and share enterprise support programs.


The programs consist of: 1) domestic and overseas investment of ICT sector's innovative technology companies, 2) joint establishment of key strategies for successful overseas expansion, 3) providing connection with the key programs needed for fostering companies, 3) sharing information on eco-system in each country to find ICT promising companies, 4) search for other effective and productive ways of mutual cooperation.



“We have signed a MOU to promote Korea's ICT promising innovative technology company in Vietnam which we hope will act as a booster,” said JongKap Kim, Chief Executive Director of B2G, as he kicked off the event. “Korea and Vietnam will work together to develop technologies and businesses. We will share our strategic know-how and look for ways to link them together,” he added.




Few of the participating companies are listed below:



Korean Companies


UlalaLAB (

A smart factory platform for control & analyze the data by AI, based on IoT and clouding for small and medium manufacturing companies. Just install the Wimfacotry on the equipment in the production line. It can check real-time data of factory facilities, operation status, and malfunction status.


BlueSignal (

Predictor of future driving risk rates and traffic status based on traffic data and artificial intelligence algorithms. Highly effective for improving the prediction of transportation accuracy and traffic flow.


FlyHigh (

FlyHigh specializes in security. If there's a difference from an existing security company, FlyHigh is focusing on real results and convenience. So they create a product that's not existing. Or they make existing products easier and more effective. It is the secret FlyHigh won with big companies until now.



MOIN develops a global money transfer service based on Blockchain technology. MOIN provides overseas remittance among South Korea, Japan, and China at present and plans to expand into Southeast Asia countries


Hankook NFC (

MySnappyPOS is an easy and instant payment service app for small/individual merchants who want to be able to accept credit card payments and Apple Pay, using only a smartphone. By enabling payments without a traditional POS system or credit card terminals, MySnappyPOS turns your smartphone into anywhere payment terminal.



GSIL’s Smart Construction Safety Management System is a total safety management platform for construction. GSIL provides accident prevention, safety examinations, field monitoring services and real-time worker location service solution using IoT wearables.



Vietnamese Companies


Peko Peko (

Peko offers a suite of CRM and mobile payment platform that helps drive business online to offline retail shops in a sustainable and low-cost way. Through gamification, Peko rewards both shops and shoppers to transact together with the best value.


Hachi (

Hachi system can apply hydroponic system, drip irrigation and IoT to increasing productivity to 50-300% higher than normal. We connect and help farmer sell vegetable to restaurant after they harvest.


689Cloud (

Cloud-based platform and customized solution that makes simplify secured file sharing & collaboration on Cloud for internal & external business. 689Cloud developed by global team (US, JAPAN & Vietnam) experienced in Cloud & security solution since 2013, and launched to the market in Oct 2017, in Mar 2018 some major customers like VIB Bank, QTSC, UEL University started using the product.


Wework (

Online work management platform for enterprises: Flexibly manage multi projects, easy collaboration in real time notifications and dash board reports. 

The security solution company KIWONTECH has officially launched its Personnel optimization AI email security platform, SECU MAIL in Vietnam.



A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, KIWONTECH recently announced that it is actively preparing to enter the global market, as evidenced in its recent hosting of a seminar on AI email security solution platform in Ho Chi Minh City. At the seminar, KIWONTECH introduced its specialized application of security-currently a major issue in the Vietnamese IT industry-to the email sector. Hosted in cooperation with KIWONTECH's Vietnamese partner company VNETWORK, the seminar was attended by CTOs from over 70 Vietnamese companies and representatives from public corporations and institutions.


Session topics included: Status of Email Security in Vietnam, Methods of Email-Based Crime, and Solutions to Address Email-Based Crime. An in-depth information session was also held to introduce KIWONTECH's SECU MAIL.


At the seminar, KIWONTECH signed MOUs with two Vietnamese IT companies: Saco and Digital World. In addition, representatives from Vietnam's Ministry of Defense, who were present at the event and decided to adopt SECU MAIL on the spot.


Developed independently by KIWONTECH, SECU MAIL is a personnel optimization AI email security solution, checking the reliability of received email. It detects SCAM including fraudulent mail. Also, the AI engine blocks new kinds of ransomware and malicious code by verifying the number of cases that can be activated when a user opens an email.


KIWONTECH CEO Kim Dong-cheol said, "Until now, most local Vietnamese companies had been struggling with security due to their reliance on Gmail. Following a statement made by one of Vietnam's deputy prime ministers there is growing interest these days in email security. It is a great time to launch SECU MAIL Solution." 


VNETWORK said "With this, SECU MAIL is becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam, because it clearly indicates the identities of email senders to all users, not only the security administrator."


As part of its plan to expand into the Middle Eastern market, KIWONTECH has also signed MOUs with the Oman-based IT companies Ozone United and Interactive Solutions and Services L.L.C. Based on these MOUs, KIWONTECH will be supplying email security products and providing remote technical support to both companies.



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