The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced today it has provided grant funding for technical assistance to fundamentally transform the ways Ho Chi Minh City manages its daily operations through advanced data analytics.

Winbourne Consulting Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – “Ho Chi Minh City has an ambitious smart cities agenda, and USTDA is an ideal partner to support its goals,” said Todd Abrajano, USTDA Chief Operating Officer, Head of Agency. “Our partnership will help the City deploy cutting-edge ICT technologies and advanced data analytics that innovative U.S. companies are ready to supply.”

USTDA’s funding will help the City develop implementation plans for an Intelligent Operations Center, a smart cities priority that will aggregate real-time urban data onto an intuitive dashboard platform that can be leveraged by local leaders. Through the use of these smart technologies and the application of advanced data analytics, Ho Chi Minh City can enhance service delivery to its rapidly growing population and advance new economic development. Virginia-based Winbourne Consulting, LLC, will execute the assistance on behalf of USTDA’s grantee, Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Information and Communications.

The complete Press release can be viewed here.

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