Vietnam Datathon 2023

Revolutionize the future of data-driven Retail

Vietnam Datathon (VNDH) is a 24-hour Data Hackathon event for undergraduate students from all over Vietnam. By working together in teams to generate insights and potential data science solutions, they will solve practical problems through the application of data science tools and techniques.


reached audiences


online applications


candidates on Datathon Days


sponsors/ partners



Vietnam Datathon Team

Vietnam Datathon Team: The Organizing Committee of the VNDVN 2023 contest brings together many leaders from technology companies; Information Technology Communities; prestigious universities in Vietnam. From our own goals in business, social activities, education and training, we cooperate with each other through:
Shared Mission: create a platform for future Data Science Engineers to meet and collaborate with innovative organizations to pioneer breakthrough solutions.
Shared Interest: with the younger generation discovering the power of Data Science applied to business products/technology.
Shared Benefit: leave an imprint in the tech community through an annual contest.

Host of Vietnam Datathon 2023

The Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, or VNU-HCM University of Science, has offered various scientific degrees across Southern Vietnam since its establishment as the Indochina College of Science in 1941.

Co-Organizer of Vietnam Datathon 2023

Kyanon Digital is a leading consulting and implementing technology company based in Vietnam, offering world-class digital solutions with an Agile approach. Founded in 2012, the company has 10+ years of experiences working with clients across APAC region with 300+ employees and 3 offices in Vietnam and Singapore.

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Judges & Advisors

Experts with experience and expertise will evaluate and score the contestants during the competition (updating...)
Dr. Tai Huynh
CEO Kyanon Digital
VP, VNITO Alliance
Dr. Pham Van Huy
Head of the Faculty of Information Technology, Ton Duc Thang University
Dr. Nguyen Viet Hung
Head of the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Pedagogy
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Binh Nguyen
Head of Applied Informatics Department, Faculty of Mathematics, Uni. of Sciences. VNU-HCM
Mr. Pham Thi Vuong
VP of the Institute of Data Science - Artificial Intelligence Sai Gon University
Dr. Dinh Le Dat
Co-Founder & Chairman, Antsomi
Mr. Dinh Cong Chinh
Mr. David Lapetina
Engineering Director, Kyanon Digital
President, HIDC
Dr. Hoang Le Minh
Head of Faculty of Information Technology, Van Lang University
Ms. Nguyen Huong Quynh
CEO BambuUp, Former MD Nielsen
Dr. Tran Son Hai
Head of NIIE Program, Nguyen Tat Thanh Uni
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Hien
Researcher, Uni. of Information Technology
Dr. Pham Nguyen Huy Phuong
Deputy Head of Personnel Department, HCMC University of Industry & Trade
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Dung
Deputy Head of Data Science Department, Van Lang University
and other advocates from academic or industrial organizations


As a mentor of Vietnam Datathon 2023, you will support candidates to understand the problem statement, provide direction and technical guidance, help them with challenges, provide feedbacks and evaluation, and support them in teamwork and collaboration
Mr. Pham Thanh Hai
ITLC Founder, Open Consultant
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Huy
Head of Software Department, Sai Gon University
Mr. Vu Thanh Tuan
FPT Software Academy (FA), FPT Software


As a mentor of Vietnam Datathon 2023, you will support candidates to understand the problem statement, provide direction and technical guidance, help them with challenges, provide feedbacks and evaluation, and support them in teamwork and collaboration

Prize and Benefits

from the competition Vietnam Datathon 2023

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1st Prize


including cash and gift

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2nd Prize


including cash and gift

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3rd Prize


including cash and gift

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2 Consolation Prizes


Why you should register now!

Be part of a transformative movement in the way that retail businesses interact with their customers with insights from data

Online round submission
Submit your idea and CV of team members. Your team will be provided a submission template. We will select top 24 excellent teams to join the Datathon Day
Workshop & Training
You are introduced about rules & regulations, agenda for the Datathon Day. Top-24 teams will take part in the training session about building fancy data-driven retail product
Work with Mentors

Top-24 teams work with mentors to prepare for Datathon Day where they spend 24hr implementing the MVP

Code & prepare presentation
+ Prepare MVP with guidance of mentor
+ Prepare presentation and submit by 12h, 17/12
Elimination round
Present to mentors to dertemine 5 teams go to final round
Final round
Present to judges
Score consolidation
+ Judges to decide teams’ score
+ Social media voting from 17:00 - 17:30
Award ceremony
+ Announce the winners
+ Awards

Frequently Asked

1Who can participate in the Datathon?
Calling all brilliant minds of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science! Join us for an exhilarating Datathon where you can unleash your expertise and creativity in the fields of Data Science and Computer Science.
2How do I form a team for Datathon?
Each team must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 members. If you participate individually, you can inform us to help us team up through the registration form.
3Is there a specific scope or limit to the exam in the Datathon?
The organizer will announce the list of topics and team can choose the topic they prefer
The overall theme topic is leveraging data to increase the customer engagement and experience
4How can I correct incorrect information on the registration form?
Please inbox the fanpage Vietnam Datathon or send the email via contact@vietnamdatathon.com for supporting and updating the correct information
5How can I prepare for the online application?
You will choose a specific topic and prepare slides sharing the idea of how you would build the MVP. You and your team members are also required to submit the CVs. We will provide a submission template for the online application.
6What do we have to do in the Datathon?
You will receive data in the domain of retailing. Your team is going to build an AI MVP to propose solutions based on the given data. The target is to increase the customer engagement and experience.
7What are the rules regarding the copyright of the competition entries?
Team members own the product themselves
8Who will own the products created during the competition?
Team can use open sources and approaches published on github and academic papers as long as the team credits to the reference
9How will the use of images for advertising and commercial purposes be addressed?
- No copyright infringement. No products of any previous competitions are allowed.
- Datathon organizers possess full authority to use the images of contestants and their proposed products. The use of images for advertising and commercial purposes has to be approved by Datathon organizers.
10Is it allowed to prepare code before the Datathon starts?
- No, preparing code is not allowed BEFORE the final day of Datathon
- However, the idea, scope, and problem defnition should be carefully made clear BEFORE the final day of Datathon. We also assign mentors to help teams in terms of giving directions, guidance, and consultancy of tech stacks.
11What kind of support will be provided during the Datathon?
The organizer will support candidates with meals and overnight lodging, but you must bring your own computer.

Revolutionize the future of data-driven Retail