Mr. Steven Furst

Director of Strategy & Architecture of FPT IS’s Public Sector

Mr. Steven Furst

Director of Strategy & Architecture of FPT IS’s Public Sector

Biography

Steven (“Steve”) is a senior international strategy, management and information systems specialist with over thirty years of experience in the consulting and ICT industries.  As a seasoned consulting services business manager, his client base and network covers both the public sector and private enterprise.  For public sector clients, his focus is on digital strategy, architecture, and strengthening service delivery through the application of ICT. For private and state owned/operated enterprises, his focus has been on the nexus of business and digital strategy, and systems program delivery assurance. His areas of experience include leadership, program and project management, ICT acquisition, enterprise solutions and technology platforms, business process reform, and change management.

Steve has consulted to a wide range of governments and enterprises in a variety of Asian, African, and Latin American countries as well as in the United States.  With a focus on emerging economies, he has advised Prime Ministers’ offices and initiatives, national councils, Ministries of Finance, national and state-level transportation agencies, and public and private commercial enterprises. He has presented to a variety of senior-level regional and international conferences. Working with FPT Information System since mid-2016, Steve is focused on conceptualizing, developing, and delivering a portfolio of digital government and smart city solutions to clients in Vietnam and the region.

Topic:

The 4th industrial revolution and impacts on risk management of state budget collection

New information and communication technologies and trends driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) present both challenges and opportunities for public financial managers. Big data, artificial intelligence, and advance analytics are particularly relevant. Commercial financial service providers have been quick to adopt and deploy these technologies to offer innovative customer services and improve internal effectiveness and efficiency. While 4IR technologies present new opportunities for fraudulent and criminal behavior, they also provide authorities with increasingly sophisticated ways to detect that behavior, identify perpetrators, and capture previously uncollected revenues. FPT Information System can help to deploy 4IR technology to augment existing risk management and increase revenue collection dramatically.