RMIT Vietnam NewsBuilding a career during the rise of the Internet of Things

Building a career during the rise of the Internet of Things

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 14:27

At RMIT Vietnam’s Career Week, Intel Vietnam’s Director of IT Jojy Ovelil said he anticipated the rise of the Internet of Things in the next two or three decades.

“With the current development of technologies, a lot of things can be automated, from smart cars to smart factories, houses, and cities,” Mr Ovelil said.

“I think, in the future, automation technology will take care of many stages of production.”

Mr Ovelil spoke on a panel focused on equipping RMIT Vietnam students with insights into technological trends and hiring expectations of tech giants such as Schindler, Amaris, Bosch and Intel.

Director of IT Jojy Ovelil - Intel Vietnam

Photo: Jojy Ovelil, Director of IT, Intel Vietnam, shared his experience about recruitment at a Career Week panel discussion.

Fellow panelist Nguyen Le Nguyet Thu from Bosch agreed with Mr Ovelil, showing data to support this prediction.

“In 2020, there will be seven billion smart device users and 77 billion devices and products being connected to one another,” Thu said, pointing out that the data shows the Internet of Things will impact all aspects of life.

“In industry, automation will be applied in manufacturing, logistics and even services,” she added.

“This will impact strongly on human capital management.”

Thomas Le Page, Senior Project Manager of Amaris, assured humans everywhere that automation technology will not totally replace human labour.

“We can improve operations instead of spending four hours a day filling in spreadsheets, for example,” he explained.

In other words, human resources will be focused on strategic thinking, problem solving and productivity, and it is the development of these abilities which will determine success in the future.

In addition, the panelists agreed on the characteristics they look for in a potential employee: passion, right attitude, a team mindset, job focus, commitment, open-mindedness, and innovation.

Nguyen Quang Long, RMIT Vietnam alumnus and HR Project Manager for Schindler, commented that his company highly appreciates staff who try to level themselves up.

“We are always looking for a candidate who can show us they can improve after one or two years of working,” Mr. Nguyen said.

Mr. Ovelil added that students should also focus on learning English in order to become global citizens.

“Being excellent in English as well as having global cultural knowledge will more likely help you get hired in international corporations,” he said.

Manuela Spiga, RMIT Vietnam’s Senior Manager Career and Employment Service, concurred with Mr Ovelil.

“We always advise our students that they are competing with international people who come to Vietnam to work, especially as more international companies launch here.”

More than 100 students attended the panel discussion at Saigon South campus.

Story: Yen Nguyen Hai