Vietnam-Born Entrepreneur An Trinh Excels in Silicon Valley

With cybersecurity challenges rising, the industry turns its gaze to An Trinh, a trailblazing figure earning international acclaim for his groundbreaking research and entrepreneurial prowess in cybersecurity. Within a short span, this 27-year-old co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Calif Inc. has carved a niche for himself as a trendsetter in cybersecurity, relentlessly pushing the boundaries of what's possible in this domain.

Trinh was born in Vietnam but intends to spend as much time in Silicon Valley to continue growing Calif Inc. Trinh’s innate passion for technology led him to pursue education at a local university, after which he decided to dive deep into the universe of cybersecurity. As his abilities and passion grew, Trinh endeavored to find methods to improve the industry—methods that have since become the hallmark of his career.

"Success in the cyber security industry isn't just about technical expertise; it's a testament to the resilience and determination of those who embrace the challenges,” remarked Trinh.

With technical understanding and a sharp mind, Trinh gained recognition among peers and industry veterans. He showcased his adeptness by presenting at globally recognized security conferences like Black Hat London, ZeroNights Saint Petersburg, and BSides Singapore. His presentations showcased his depth of knowledge and ignited discussions and collaboration among industry experts.

Beyond presentations, Trinh’s prowess as a bug hunter is legendary. His knack for uncovering security vulnerabilities has reaped generous rewards through international bug bounty programs. Among these, a standout achievement includes earning close to $200,000 from PayPal's bug bounty program within a year–a feat many can only dream of.

One of Trinh’s most influential pieces of research involves Java Remote Protocols. This rigorous study spotlighted intricate issues and led to paradigm shifts in how the cybersecurity industry approached Java security. Giants such as VMWare, Oracle, Dell, and IBM have accredited Trinh's work in this domain.

Another seminal discovery by Trinh was identifying critical vulnerabilities in the Zimbra Email Server. With Zimbra being a linchpin for over 200,000 businesses across 140 countries, this discovery had ripple effects across the globe. The NSA, FBI, and CISA referenced his work in security alerts, further solidifying his position as a cybersecurity heavyweight.

Trinh's skillset is not limited to research alone; his entrepreneurial acumen is equally noteworthy. Co-founding Calif Inc., an information security consulting firm based in Silicon Valley, Trinh spearheaded its meteoric growth. Under his stewardship as Chief Technology Officer, Calif Inc. experienced an awe-inspiring revenue escalation from $600,000 in 2021 to over $2 million in 2022. Clients have included big names in the industry such as BitGo, Anthropic, and Let’s Encrypt.

Public attention was brought to Trinh’s technical prowess when esteemed events asked him to serve as an industry judge. Events included the Globe 2023 Cybersecurity World Awards and Stevie 2023 American Business Awards, an honor that underscores the respect he commands in the industry.

"Cyber security has become a vital cornerstone of our modern society, and I am driven by a relentless desire to make a lasting impact. My accomplishments thus far serve as a springboard for even greater contributions. I am determined to leverage my expertise, skills, and passion for enhancing the industry and safeguarding our digital world,” Trinh added.

Trinh’s synthesis of cutting-edge research coupled with entrepreneurial flair makes him a figure of paramount importance. As the world progresses, An Trinh’s endeavors remain a beacon, guiding the path for both industry stalwarts and novices.

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An Trinh is a pioneering force in the cybersecurity industry. He co-founded Calif Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer. His research has profoundly impacted cybersecurity, and his entrepreneurial abilities have played a pivotal role in advancing the industry and will continue to do so.

Charlie Puth and Vietnamese artists to converge at 8Wonder super music festival

VinWonders announces that one of the most sought-after global music stars - Charlie Puth will perform, together with top Vietnamese artists, at the 8Wonder super music festival onJuly 22, 2023 at Vinpearl Nha Trang. This is a world-class music festival kicking off the "unlimited emotional wonder - Infinity Wonder" for the first time in Vietnam.

8Wonder - the music festival is the highlight, fully closing the series of "eternal festivals" WonderFest 2023 - an annual international sea festival at Vinpearl Nha Trang. The journey to experience the "unlimited emotional wonders" 8Wonder will start at 4 PM, with more than 6 hours of endless excitement and sublimation with top-level music, eye-catching performances, superb cuisine, colorful carnivals, entertainment and interactive activities, etc.

The headliner of 8Wonder this year is Charlie Puth - a multi-platinum A-List singer, songwriter and producer of US contemporary pop music. The author of the hit "We Don't Talk Anymore" will make thousands of audiences explode with emotions with mesmeric performances and outstanding visual effects, proving himself as “a global hitmaker”.

Joining Charlie Puth to resonate for eternal sublimation of emotions are the most popular and favorite artists in Vietnam.

To create "unlimited emotional wonder", the top performance standards of the world entertainment industry will be applied for the first time in Vietnam right on the stage of 8Wonder in particular. With a space of up to 10,400m2 and a 180-degree view overlooking Nha Trang Bay, Wonder Square will become an unprecedentedly unique "infinity" stage, blending together the colorful ocean world on the stage and the ocean of waves lapping in real life. Along with the "infinity ocean" is a world-class sound - light and visual system. The whole mixture will create outstanding audio-visual effects, putting 8Wonder on a par with global music festivals.

The combination of 8Wonder – the top-notch international music model and Wonder Fest – the leading tourism ecosystem and the most attractive tourist destination in Vietnam is a creative and distinct method of doing tourism. This event series not only creates a completely new highlight for Vietnam's tourism, but also strives to generate "emotional wonders" besides natural and cultural wonders, contributing to diverse experiences for tourists and raise Vietnam's tourism to a new level.

Charlie Puth has proven to be one of the industry’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators. Puth has amassed eight multi-platinum singles, four GRAMMY nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, a Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe nomination. His 2018 GRAMMY-nominated LP, Voicenotes, was RIAA Certified Gold only four days after its release and has logged over 5.6 billion streams worldwide. Recently, Puth released his highly anticipated third studio album CHARLIE via Atlantic Records. Featuring hit singles “Left and Right [feat. Jung Kook of BTS],“That’s Hilarious” and “Light Switch,” the “expertly crafted collection” (ROLLING STONE) has surpassed 1 billion global streams and received critical praise around the world. Following the release of his CHARLIE, Puth set out for his ‘One Night Only’ tour, welcoming fans around the world up close and personal as he shares his latest album and his greatest hits. In 2020, Puth’s collaboration with Gabby Barrett on their “I Hope” Remix earned him his fourth top 10 track on the Billboard Hot 100, hit number one on the Billboard “Adult Pop Songs” chart, and won a 2021 Billboard Music Award for “Top Collaboration.” Puth also co-wrote and produced The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s record-breaking single, “Stay,” which quickly become one of the biggest songs of 2021 and holds the title for the longest- reigning No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and the first to lead it for double- digits - spending a total of eleven weeks at the top of the chart.

Photo: Wonder Square with a view overlooking one of the most stunning bays in the world.

Improving Standards in Cancer Care for Vietnam

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers in the United States—today announced the signing of a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Vietnam National Cancer Hospital ("K Hospital") and the Vietnam Cancer Association to work together to improve standards for cancer care throughout the country. Five delegates from NCCN visited Hanoi May 24-26 to sign the MOU and pilot the creation of NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ for Vietnam.

"We are honored to collaborate with in-country experts to develop and validate Vietnamese harmonizations (and subsequent translations) of NCCN Guidelines," said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. "We can improve outcomes and quality-of-life for patients with cancer throughout the country by standardizing practices and addressing language barriers."

Professor Tran Van Thuan, Deputy Minister of Health of Vietnam, and Associate Professor Bui Dieu, President of the Vietnam Cancer Association, were special guests during the program.

"I believe the collaborations between K Hospital, the Vietnam Cancer Association, and NCCN are the first steps toward global best practices in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment," said Professor Tran Van Thuan. "I anticipate there will be more opportunities to collaborate in order to routinely update these guidelines and participate in numerous activities to improve the treatment and research capabilities of Vietnamese doctors."

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer care and the most thorough and frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. NCCN currently has a library of more than 80 NCCN Guidelines®, containing the latest evidence-based expert consensus recommendations for treating nearly every type of cancer, plus screening, prevention, and supportive care. These free resources help guide care providers around the world with more than 13 million downloads per year; nearly half of registered users of the NCCN Guidelines report that they live outside the United States.

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ are based on the original versions of the NCCN Guidelines but also include color-coded modifications of the algorithms to represent both the optimal care that low- and mid-resource countries aspire to provide and pragmatic approaches that provide effective treatment options for resource-constrained settings. NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ have already been published in collaboration with local experts in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

"We look forward to building off the highly-regarded NCCN Guidelines, taking into account our local circumstances, physiologic and risk differences, accessibility, regulations, and technology, to better serve people with cancer across Vietnam," said Professor Le Van Quang, Director – Chairperson of K Hospital. "By making the highest standards in evidence-based care more accessible, we can help all of our patients to live better lives."

While in Hanoi, Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Member of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, worked with local experts in Vietnam to create a pilot version of NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ for Vietnam: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. He was joined by Dr. Carlson; NCCN Chief Medical Officer Wui-Jin Koh, MD; Oncology Nurse Practitioner from Stanford Health Services, Kathleen Smith, RN, MS; and NCCN Senior Manager, Global Policy & Strategic Alliances, Katherine Winckworth-Prejsnar, MPH.

Next steps for this project include nine additional harmonizations to cover the top 10 highest-incidence cancer types for Vietnam. The NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for these 10 cancer types will also be translated into Vietnamese by professionals with advanced degrees and experience in the medical field.

There are currently more than 250 translations of the NCCN Guidelines and clinical resources across 69 languages plus more than 50 NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™. View these free resources and learn more about NCCN's efforts to increase access to high-quality, high-value cancer care worldwide, by visiting

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) provide transparent, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for cancer treatment, prevention, and supportive services; they are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most thorough and frequently-updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® provide expert cancer treatment information to inform and empower patients and caregivers, through support from the NCCN Foundation®. Visit for more information.

Analytica Vietnam 2023

The 7th analytica Vietnam 2023 took place in April, 2023, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The event is organized by Messe München, a leading international trade fair organizer, and is expected to attract thousands of exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

analytica Vietnam 2023 is a premier event for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology professionals. The conference program features over 30 conference sessions and panel discussions presented by leading industry experts from across the globe. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest trends, challenges, and advancements in the industry, and gain insights into the future of laboratory technology and analysis.

analytica Vietnam, known as the most important hub in the ASEAN Region, is celebrating its biggest event ever with expected 5,000 diagnostic professionals, industry's top buyers and investment decision-makers from more than 30 countries in the world. The trade fair will be the first face-to-face meeting since the hit of COVID-19. With sponsorships from Thermo Fisher, BIOVIA and BTG, the upcoming edition of analytica Vietnam 2023 is expected to bring together a spectacular reunion of the science and research sector.

The 2023 trade fair exhibitors include national and international industry giants – Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shimadzu, Merck, Leco, ITS, DKSH, 2H Instruments, Scilab, Eppendorf and Waters. The exhibition show will feature international exhibitors from – Germany, Italy, UK, Japan, Canada, Korea, France, Czech Republic, USA, Singapore, India, Thailand, and China. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises Singapore (ASME) will support the exhibition with a German and Singapore Pavilion.

"We are thrilled to welcome the leading professionals and companies in the laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology industries to analytica Vietnam 2023," said Mr. Michael Wilton, CEO & Managing Director of MMI Asia Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Messe München GmbH. "This year's event will provide attendees with unparalleled opportunities to network, learn, and discover the latest products and technologies in the industry."

The Vietnamese government and Messe München are at the forefront of industry development in Vietnam. With analytica Vietnam, we offer the perfect platform to support the further development of the industry in the country, facilitate know-how transfer and promote investment in laboratory and biotechnology," says Armin Wittmann, Project Manager at Messe München GmbH.

Apart from the exhibition area, analytica Vietnam 2023 offers valuable first-hand know how. The trade fair includes several side events such as a world-class conference, forum and tutorials, pre-event laboratory tours, buyer-seller program, networking night and hosted buyer program to offer visitors a holistic experience of current technologies and trending developments in the market.

Conference Program from top industry experts

The analytica Vietnam Conference will take place on 19-20 April in parallel to the with the trade fair. The conference program features over 30 conference lectures presented by national and international experts from science and research sector across the globe to report on the latest topics in the areas of biomedical, and forensic analysis, novel analytical methods, food analysis and environment analysis and quality control. It is organized by Prof. Dr. Oliver J. Schmitz (University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Chemistry) and Prof. Dr. Pham Hung Viet (VNU University of Science, KLATEFOS).

Latest laboratory working practices

There will also be two practical tutorials on laboratory working practices on both days of the conference. The two half-day workshops "Compliant Modernization of HPLC Gradient Elution Methods in View of USP 621 Revision" and " 3-MCPD and MOSH/MOAH Analysis" inform about the details of the automated workflows for routine analysis." They focus on laboratory staff and students and require advance registration.

The Exhibitor Forum, part of supporting program within the exhibition halls, provides exhibitors with a platform for presenting their products and services live to a professional audience which is interested in the applicability of laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics related services and products.

About Messe Muenchen GmbH

Messe Muenchen GmbH is one of the world's leading trade fair organizers with more than 50 trade fairs for capital goods, consumer goods, and new technologies. Every year, Messe Muenchen organizes more than 200 events in Munich, Germany, and abroad, attracting over 30,000 exhibitors and 2 million visitors. The company's mission is to create innovative, sustainable, and profitable platforms for its customers to do business and connect with their target markets.

analytica Vietnam

With its exhibition areas of laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics, analytica Vietnam with the analytica Vietnam conference targets the growing market of Vietnam. 143 exhibitors and 4,144 visitors participated in analytica Vietnam 2019. The trade fair takes place every two years. The upcoming edition will take place from April 19 to 21, 2023 at the SECC – Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. More details can be found at

analytica worldwide

Messe München is the world's leading trade fair organizer for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology. The international network of exhibitions includes analytica, analytica China, analytica Anacon India & India Lab Expo, analytica Vietnam and analytica Lab Africa. Additional information about these exhibitions and their programs of events is available at

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