Our Team

Passion – Experience – Commitment

Result-driven work comes from trusted professional Team.

Specializes in technological and IT-related solutions

Our digital innovation team will collaborate with you to implementing and applying Digital Solutions.
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Francis WONG, OAM

Founder – TVM Digital
Francis Wong is the Founder and a leading Australian entrepreneur who has been actively developing positive relationships between Australia and Global economies. He is also the Managing Director of Encounter Australia which is one of the leading tourism and marketing management companies based in South Australia.

Francis was honored in 2014, by the Australian Tourism Export Council for Australia’s Most Outstanding Contribution by an individual to the tourism industry, and also awarded with an Order of Australia Medal OAM in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to business and community.

Francis is also the Chief Representative for Australia / New Zealand BECAMEX IDC (JSC) for the Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.

He served on numerous boards including Tourism Australia, Council for International Trade & Commerce, Football Federation South Australia, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation South Australia, as well as the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. Francis is a Board Member of the Brunei Economic Development Board – International Advisory Board, and he is currently a Senior Advisor to the Australia Vietnam Business Council.

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Laurence STRANO

Founder – TVM Digital
Laurence Strano is the Founder and National President of the Australia Vietnam Business Council for the past 25 years. He is also the Executive Global Business Development Consultant and Chief Consultant of Laurence Strano & Consulting Associates (25 yrs) and the former Chief Economist, Australia Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (14 yrs), now known as Export Finance Australia, and he was also the Executive Chairman of Global Trade Support (10 yrs). He was also a Visiting Lecturer on Medium and Small Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Australia and throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East on Globalization, as well as a Visiting Lecturer on Finance for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) MBA Programs and Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Laurence believes that there are enormous potential for businesses to develop bilateral trade between Australia and Viet Nam that is directly improved by the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), which gives preferential tariffs for Australian exporters and investors in Viet Nam. Since 1996, the organization is focused on business networking opportunities for members, as well as to facilitate bilateral trade between Australia and Viet Nam.

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Thomas VO

CEO
Thomas Vo is the Executive Director and Innovator of TVM Digital, with a team of digital tech savvy entrepreneurs and designers, is creating and developing digital software, platforms and other resources for various businesses and industries. He is focused on digital transformation for businesses to accelerate in the marketplace, as well as keeping up with the continuous trends in digital technology. He is also developing digital technology resources for non-for-profit organizations who are servicing the business community & networks both in Australia and Vietnam.

Thomas has 25 years experience in the areas of Banking, Real Estate, Mortgage & Finance as a Director, Corporate Executive, and Senior Analyst, Computer Science & Information Technology.

He is a member of the Australia Computer Society (ACS), as well as a member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA). Thomas is currently an Executive Member & Vice President, Digital Innovation & Education Portfolios of the Australia Vietnam Business Council based in Sydney, Australia.

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Alan Tang

CTO
Alan Tang has a Bachelor of Computer System Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has over 15 years of professional experience in the IT Industry and 7 years of UX/UI Design, Alan has developed and produced digital innovation products such as fintech, proptech, mobile applications, designing & redesigning websites, ecommerce solutions, trading tech applications, and digital marketing solutions.
Alan has an entrepreneurial attitude when designing and creating a wide range of digital innovation resources, platforms, and other technology products for corporate management, human resources, financial services, real estate, property development, construction, education, health, public relations, media, and communications. Alan is a unique Digital Technology Designer with design thinking that is tactile, collaborative, user-centered, and design sprints with digital innovation solutions.
Alan is currently the Chief Technology Officer for TVM Digital and is currently Head of the Digital Innovation Portfolio, Australia Vietnam Business Council based in Bankstown, Australia, and Product Owner/Financial Analyst for FXAnalyst.
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Azalia CANUTO-AH MAT

Head of Marketing
Azalia Canuto-Ah Mat is an Executive Marketing Consultant as well as a Communication Strategist & Senior Consultant for Laurence Strano & Consulting Associates. She was a former Government Senior Public Servant (15 yrs) with several years as Head of Computer Operations for a Community Relations Department, NSW Government. Azalia is also an Executive Marketing & Communication Strategist for Corporations, SMEs, and NFP Organizations (25yrs) with marketing experience in Community Economic Development, Tourism & Hospitality Development and Media & Communications. One of the highlights of her career was the recruitment of Cadet Journalists for major media establishments in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin. Azalia is also a recognized author of various communication papers and submissions based on Intercultural Communications, Tourism & Hospitality Training, Community Economic Development and Employment, Recruitment & Training Strategic Development for the Australian Public & Private Sector. She is currently the Secretary and Vice President of the Sports Development, Media & Communications and Real Estate & Commercial Property Development Portfolios, Australia Vietnam Business Council.
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Cynthia DEARIN

Strategy Consultant
Cynthia Dearin is an international business strategist who helps business leaders create game-changing international strategies.
She founded Dearin & Associates in 2013, assisting blue chip organisations including ANZ, Qantas, Aurizon Rail, Abu Dhabi Government, Orica Mining, Qatar Airways, Australian Hotels Association, Victorian State Government, New South Wales State Government, Ego Pharmaceuticals, The Fred Hollows Foundation, The Export Council of Australia and Dubai Airport Freezone, to life their game on the global stage.
Cynthia has also helped dozens of smaller companies to create and implement international strategies that increase momentum and revenue, and position them for global success.
She is on a mission to empower business leaders to scale internationally and amplify their impact in the world.
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Marco Zammarrelli

Business Development Executive
Marco Zammarrelli is a Business Development Executive Consultant as well as the Executive Director, Avalu Global Investments assisting with Sustainable International Projects, Innovative Technologies and Unique Property Developments. Marco is also the Executive Director of Zupreme Corp & Co- Founder of the World Leaders Summit (WLS). He has vast experience in marketing & communications, business development and public relations in the private and public sectors of both corporate and government at local, state and federal levels. Marco bring a world of business contacts and connections that is vital when setting up international agreements with networks in North America, UAE, Sub Continent, South Pacific, Europe and Africa. He also experience in tourism, hospitality and sports development, marketing and communications. Marco is currently the Executive Senior Advisor, Business Relationship Management for the Australia Vietnam Business Council.
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Jean-Michel Floc’h

Investment Advisor
Jean-Michel Floc’h is a French & Australian businessman merchant banker based in Beijing and Sydney with 46 years of experience in banking, Investment Banking, VC/Private Equity, real estate and business ownership. A career investment and corporate banker with experience that includes M&A, privatisations, private equity, venture capital, equity research and fund management, as well as a wide variety of advisory and consulting work related to corporate finance, capital raising and financing strategy.

Prior to establishing Floc’h International Group in 2000, he was attached to Indosuez Bank (1974-87), purchased by Credit Agricole Bank, where he was posted in France, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Malaysia, and Nepal as VP. Then with State Bank of NSW and BNP Paribas Australia, Sydney, BNP Singapore as Senior Banker in charge of SEA and BNP Bangkok.
His international career spans Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australia, but his core focus over the past 17 years has been based in Beijing China, and he currently represents a number of Chinese clients as either principal or business partner. China market entry strategy, M&A, and Joint Ventures; China Inbound and Outbound investment.

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Robert Balzola

Legal Advisor (Solicitor)
Robert Balzola is a legal practitioner and registered migration agent operating since 2001. He has 20 years’ experience in legal advocacy and migration assistance and has a practice that has over 600 client matters registered. Robert practices in all fields of migration law and migration visa subclass categories including family, special assistance categories, student, investor and other mainstream visa subclasses.
Robert has achieved success in all Courts in the State of New South Wales and the Commonwealth Courts including a series of wins in the High Court of Australia. Robert has served for 14 years in the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force. Robert has been a staff employee of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship as it was then known. Robert has experience in appellate work, visa applications and complex case management.

Robert holds qualifications in law, economics, theology and philosophy and has served as a military legal officer for seven years. Robert’s primary skills include migration legal assistance and migration assistance, but also practices in fields such as family law, child support law, conveyancing, criminal law and most litigation fields including administrative law and equity divisions.

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Son Thanh DO

Founder – TVM Digital Vietnam
Son Thanh Do is the Founder of TVM Digital Vietnam, as well as the Chairman, Rich Group based in Vietnam. Since inception in 2010, the Rich Group with a young energetic creative team of tech savvy entrepreneurs, was very successful as an IT & Communication Service Company, and during the first 3 years of profitable growth, had focused all its IT resources into the company with continued successes. The IT & Communication Service Company in 2014, had researched and revised the next direction of the company over a 2 year period, and decided to restructure its business to a group model. On the 27 June 2016, the company officially became known as the Rich Group, and under the leadership of Son Thanh Do, had expanded the business in other areas such digital innovation technology, digital marketing, commerce, real estate, education, human resources, public relations & entertainment which is now considered key strengths of the company’s future. Son Thanh Do is currently Vice President, Australia Vietnam Business Council based in Vietnam
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Tien Minh NGUYEN

Head of TVM Digital Vietnam
Tien Minh Nguyen is a Graduate from Ha Noi University of Technology, and currently the Head of TVM Digital Delivery based in Vietnam. He has over 15 years experience in Information Technology, and 10 years experience in Web Designing as well as Application Development from concept planning to implementation, and also experienced in Web Services like XML Parsing and JSON. Tien was successful in developing the Object-Oriented Design, which he successfully implemented in Android, as well as experienced with Source Code Control Management. Over the past several years he has trained and developed other digital innovators and information technology cadets for the Rich Group. Some of the qualified digital technology graduates are now employed by Partner Companies in Vietnam and also in Japan. Tien as Head of Delivery is also the International Coordinator of TVM Digital – Business Process Outsourcing Division based with the Rich Group in Vietnam.
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David NGUYEN

Head of Innovation, AI and Robotics
An entrepreneur, disruption strategist with demonstrated history working with world-class academic researchers, leading industry partners and startups’ founders world-wide to commercialize Industrial Revolution 4.0 technologies, such as: Artificial Intelligent (AI), IoT, AIoT, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Automation, Blockchain, VR/AR and bringing it to life to change the world.

Skilled in Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation Strategy, Digital & Data Transformation, Agile Digital Solutions, Cybersecurity Automation Solutions, Negotiation, Strategic Engagement & Partnerships, Team Motivation, Requirements Analysis, Global Marketing Strategy and especially strong experience in apply cutting-edge Innovations and Technologies to build digital solutions solving real-life problems and making global impacts.

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Phu An TRAN. PhD

Senior Researcher – Digital Innovation (In Vietnam)
Research Interests
Type systems, Program Analysis, Software Testing, Software Engineering.
Teaching
Software Engineering, Object-Oriented Programming, Software Testing and Quality Assurance, Web Services, Software Architecture.
As a researcher, lecturer, practitioner and consultant in software engineering, wide and deep knowledge in various areas of software development such as agile processes and SEMAT, architecture and design patterns, testing techniques and tools, mobile and web frameworks, modern programming languages, usability/UX and responsive web design, continuous integration and DepOps, and trends in technologies.
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Anh Tuan PHAM. PhD

Senior Researcher – Emerging Technologies (in Vietnam)
PhD of Computer Science
Names of Project: Natural Language Understanding for Voice Search/Voice Control with Direct TV, Knowledge Graph for Movies and Programs.
Tools used: Java/C++/Python.
Position: Senior Researcher of AI at Digital Processing Service
Names of Project: Digital Transformation of Industry drawing, ChatBot in Medical. Tools used: Java/C++/Python.
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Hieu Van NGUYEN

Digital Solutions Delivery Manager (in Vietnam)
Graduated from Hanoi Open University specialised in Information Technology in 2000, is a highly motivated professional who has a lot of experience in the field of software development & delivery, and currently working as a Digital Solution Delivery Manager at TVM Digital.

Hieu Van Nguyen is expert in implementing new practices for delivery across organizations. Innovative approaches for risk management and continuous improvements to ensure that organizations achieve high-value outcomes. Prior to transformation to the Delivery Manager role, he has also worked as an Agile expert for reducing duplication and leveraging resources across projects. Experienced in delivering critical projects in various domains such as Blockchain, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail & Logistics. Worked with diverse teams at various international locations, Australia, Japan and Vietnam.

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