June 15, 2021

YSEALI Academy Announced the Launch of Technology and Innovation Seminar

June 15, 2021

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam— The YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) officially announced the launch of its second seminar in 2021. The seminar is under the theme of Technology and Innovation and will focus on Digital Transformation Challenges and Opportunities in Post-COVID-19. The application period is now open until July 15, 2021.

Launched in 2020 by the U.S. Department of State, the YSEALI Academy at FUV’s main mission is to build the capacity for young professionals, aged 25-40 from across Southeast Asia (Fellow). In 2021, the YSEALI Academy at FUV plans to offer three flagship seminars addressing challenging issues facing the region such as energy economics and policy, digital transformation challenges and opportunities, and fundamentals of startup investing in Southeast Asia.

The aim of the virtual two-week Technology and Innovation seminar on Digital Transformation Challenges and Opportunities in Post-COVID-19 is to provide training on an overview of digital transformation in Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on technology readiness, firm and consumer behavior, and regulatory aspects of fintech, e-commerce, digital finance, telecommuting/teleworking, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Through the course, Fellows can understand how companies across industry accelerate digitalization to increase resilience during and post-COVID-19. The seminar combines theoretical and experiential learning and includes high-impact practical experiences relating to maximize the engagement of participants.

The seminar will be offered by affiliate faculty from the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, practitioners from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fulbright, international and regional scholars and industry experts to develop and deliver learning materials and activities that are academically rigorous and practical to young professionals in ASEAN.

The Technology and Innovation seminar on Digital Transformation will select 25 fellows who are young professionals between the ages of 25-40, highly qualified and motivated, from all 10 ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste. Once selected, all seminar costs will be fully funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Seminar schedule:

  • Enrollment: June 15–July 15, 2021
  • Participant selection announced: August 09, 2021
  • Seminar dates: September 13–24, 2021 (two weeks virtual, ten working days, Monday – Friday)

To find out more about the seminar program at HERE

To apply: https://yseali.fulbright.edu.vn/apply/

“We hope to inspire young leaders, those who want to build their leadership competencies and be the resilient leaders of the new normal world post COVID-19 pandemic, through the seminar series at YSEALI Academy,” emphasized Dr. Le Vu Quan, Director of YSEALI Academy. “The virtual seminar is a testimony of Fulbright’s commitment to digital transformation in higher education to provide knowledge across national borders,” he added.

Similar to the Public Policy Seminar, this Technology and Innovation Seminar will be offered online. Starting in 2022, YSEALI Academy will offer face-to-face seminars in Vietnam.

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