Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, two IBM teams set out to help the city achieve its vision of becoming the "Pearl of Asia" by exploring how technology can advance several areas, including transportation, water, food safety and e-government. Each team provided a detailed report, with the second team building on the work of the first, outlining high level recommendations as well as a concrete set of seven collaborative technology pilots and a few transformational programs that can be undertaken immediately.
City Leader


Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Evelyn Bailey-Semeniuk Executive Architect
Guru Banavar Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Global Public Sector
Roy Nicholson Global Business Services Partner, Life Sciences
Daniel Delos Global Business Services Partner, Strategy & Transformatio
Michele Grieshaber Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Global Financing
Clara Challoner Walker Executive Partner, Global Business Services, Financial Services
Team 2 Members
Brenda Dixon Partner, Global Business Services, US Federal Healthcare
Ray Harishankar IBM Fellow, Vice President of Innovation & Technology, Global Solutions & Assets
Frederic Begtine Distinguished Engineer,
Technical Advisor
Joseph Bertolotti Director, Global Strategy and
Sales Transformation
Alexey Ershov Director, Business Performance Services, Growth Markets
Bernie Kollman Client Unit Director, Public Sector Alberta and SLE, Edmonton
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