The jury board of the Vietnam's 40 Leading IT Companies 2015 award at work. (Source: vtv.vn)

A list of 40 leading Vietnamese information and technology (IT) companies will be announced at an awarding ceremony on October 8 in Hanoi, announced the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA).

VINASA did reveal that 18 of these companies are working in business process outsourcing (BPO), IT outsourcing and offshoring areas; and 15 companies provide software and solutions services.

The awards’ jury board includes representatives from the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and IT experts.

The board had initially planned to choose 50 companies for recognition out of the award’s 87 nominees, however only 40 companies met the award’s criteria.

VINASA will also publish profiles of the 40 companies for distribution amongst 1,000 big domestic and international organisations and companies.

The publication is considered a handbook for foreign organisations and enterprises that want to analyse and work within Vietnam’s IT sector, said Mai Liem Truc, chairperson of the jury board.

The awards held last year garnered positive commentary and feedback from Vietnamese and foreign organisations, said the chairperson.-VNA