On the 18th of October Tomsk based, Russian IT Company “ELECARD” celebrated the grand opening of a Representative Office in Asia in Vungtau City, Vietnam. Vungtau-city.com (VCC) representative talked to the President of the company Mr. Andrey Posdnyakov.
Mr. Andrey Posdnyakov: We have 9000 clients companies from 73 countries all over the world and among them, ABM, Apple, Intel, Google and others. The only Russian company that can be compared with us is “Kaspersky Lab”.
We are developing technologies that are not in high demand now, because nobody knows about them, but the demand will grow in 5-7 years.
Today, during the opening ceremony of our Office in Vung Tau, we demonstrated the possibilities of 3D monitor, but this technology will not be sold for the next year or two, only later increasing demand is going to start. Our experience, certainly not with absolute accuracy, predicts market behavior. We are accustomed to schedule for several years ahead.
VCC: Why Vietnam?
Mr. Andrey Posdnyakov: We had an office in Southeast Asia – in Thailand. But there we faced a lack of qualified personnel. It was impossible to hire a professional engineer there. And when I talked with potential Vietnamese partners at the first time, I saw that they fully complied with our requirements and were ready to grow with us.
Mr. Andrey Posdnyakov: To evolve, of course! By our first anniversary we are planning to have a fully completed representative office with more than 15 employees, both Vietnamese and Russians.
In the future we expect to form a team of Vietnamese engineers who will be able to make modifications for specific customers.
VCC: What are the main activities of the Vietnamese office?
Mr. Andrey Posdnyakov: At the moment it is customer service mainly, sales support. The office will sell Elecard products and offer technical support to customers throughout Southeast Asia.
The office will work with clients in such countries as Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and Japan.
VCC: So, good luck! I wish you success in your future endeavors.
Thank you for your time!
Elecard is a world leading provider of video compression technology and high quality software products for video and audio playback, editing, analysis, multimedia content preparation and streaming. Elecard’s solutions are optimized for various platforms including PCs, set-top boxes, portable media players and mobile phones. Elecard supports the most popular industry standards such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264/AVC, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, AAC, HE-AAC. Elecard is based in Tomsk, Russia, with a subsidiary in the USA. For more information, please visit www.elecard.com.