Digital transformation is now considered the “backbone” of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, playing an important role in improving operational efficiency, thereby creating great profit value. However, Digital Transformation will not be of success without a methodical and comprehensive Leadership. On that basis, the program “Promoting Digital Transformation and Enhancing Leadership in the United States” has been initiated by VIETSTAR for leaders of Power Generation Corporation 2 (GENCO2) from March 25 to April 6, 2023. The program was held at Harvard University and practical experience sharing was conducted at General Electric (GE).


With focus on in-depth knowledge in Strategy Execution of Digital Transformation and Appropriate Leadership Development, targeted at leading successful digital transformation for businesses in the digital era, the training was delivered at Harvard University and practical experiences sharing was conducted at GE – USA.

Founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is hailed as the most prestigious in the world with 2,400 faculty members and hundreds of thousands of alumni working in more than 202 different countries. The University has produced 48 Nobel prizes, 32 Heads of State and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners. With its well-grounded history and international influence, Harvard has been a hub of influential figures on global scale in the history.

Digital transformation is not either a breakthrough or technology but also integrates 3 strategy pillars: People, Process and Technology. In order to successfully embark on digital transformation journey, leaders, as captains of their business vessels are urged to timely and intensively sharpen leadership capacity to be breakthrough leaders. In other words, business leaders are required to realize the impact of modern technologies and incorporate the application into the heart of businesses, leading and connecting people, embracing challenges, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.


With the advantage of host venue at Harvard University, in this program, Vietnamese business leaders were offered with knowledge acquisition opportunity from high-profile professors, namely:

Professor David Dapice – a leading expert on economic development in Southeast Asia. As a senior advisor to the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, he is credited as one of economic boosters with initiatives for Indonesia rapid growth.

Prof. William W. Hogan – Harvard Kennedy University – Research Director of the Harvard Electrical Policy Group (HEPG); Former President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

Professor, Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh – Indiana University, Member of the Government Advisory Group and Chairman of the Vietnam Initiative, a global network of Leadership Training and Policy Consulting for Vietnam.

Mr. Rahul Chadha – Vice President of GE Digital – Outstanding CEO with hands-on development experience in Industrial Internet software solutions, engineering, professional services, business development, operations and customer support.

In addition to cultivating knowledge on leadership skills and global trends at Harvard University, GENCO2 leaders embraced the opportunity to further explore the latest digital technologies at GE
At a workshop with Professor William W. Hogan at Harvard University
Ms. Pham Thu Hang – CEO of VIETSTAR and Representative of GENCO2 at Harvard University
Wrapping up the program, GENCO2 delegation took photo with Professor, Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh – Indiana University at Harvard University

It can be said that the program has opened up a meaningful opportunity for GENCO 2 leaders to access the world’s leading technology, paving the way to enhance sustainable development initiatives and cultural exchanges between the two countries, Vietnam – the United States. With flexible approaches, appealing and up-to date  contents, international exchanges and integration activities are always high on the agenda of VIETSTAR.

Over 15 years of establishment and development, with optimal solutions and utmost dedication, VIETSTAR has been standing firm as a pioneer to proudly accompany Vietnamese enterprises on digital transformation journey, striving for knowledge creation and value transformation towards sustainable development in international arena./.

For further information, kindly enquire VietStar Consulting and Training Joint Stock Company (VIETSTAR)

As an American multinational conglomerate, GE is well positioned as a global digital pioneer. With over 130 years of relentless innovation, GE brings to market innovative solutions that transformed industries and people’s lives all over the world.