Video: Steve Ballmer at Hanoi University of Technology

During his short visit on May 24, Steve Ballmer witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding on cloud computing between Microsoft Vietnam with FPT and talked with students of the Hanoi University of Technology.

Choosing Vietnam as the first stop on his Asian tour, Ballmer introduced cloud computing and Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 to Vietnamese businesses on the morning of May 24 in Hanoi. He talked with more than 1000 students from the Hanoi University of Technology about the future of IT industry in the afternoon.

Witnessing the signing ceremony between Microsoft and FPT, Steve Ballmer praised the potential of Vietnam, saying that the memorandum would set the foundation for cooperation to develop cloud computing in Vietnam.

The Microsoft CEO attracted all students with his presentation at the Hanoi University of Technology at 3.30pm. According to Ballmer, Microsoft’s vision focuses on cloud computing. Most students didn’t know about cloud computing.

“Cloud computing will create many opportunities for Vietnam,” Ballmers confirmed.

At the end of his 20-minute talk, Ballmer remarked that students are future leaders and experts who will develop new products based on cloud computing and also help Vietnam achieve its IT goals.

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like an electricity grid.

Ballmer has assumed the CEO position at Microsoft since 2000 and has significantly contributed to its development. Though people have recently mentioned the name Ray Ozzie as the successor to Bill Gates at Microsoft, Ballmer is still the most important person driving the Microsoft ship to maintain its influence over the IT world.

He came to Vietnam for the first time in 2007 to witness the signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between Microsoft and the Vietnamese Government, to work with the Ministry of Education and Training and to meet officials of the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), FPT Group and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV).


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