The mission of the RMIT Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE) is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a digitally transformed world.


CODE’s current focus is on analytics, augmented reality, robotics and STEM education. Our expertise in robotics and coding education for young people has been recognised by funding from the U.S. Consulate General.


Location: RMIT University, Saigon South campus 702 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Tel:(+84) 28 3622 3687



The CODE team features highly experienced subject experts with an international track record in research & development, consultancy and training.

  • Jerry Watkins

    Head of Department, RMIT Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE)

    Jerry has 20 years’ high-profile international experience in communication, design, media and interaction. He researches the impact of mobile/social content and platforms on organisations and systems.

  • Yen Huynh

    Manager, Digital Outreach & Engagement, CODE

    Yen has significant experience in project management and event logistics.

    She holds an MBA, a PGDip TESOL, and multiple degrees in literature, linguistics, and education.

  • Chris Berg

    Co-Director, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

    Chris is the author of nine books, including Understanding the Blockchain Economy: An introduction to institutional cryptoeconomics (with Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts) and Cryptodemocracy: How blockchain can radically expand democratic choice.

  • Michael Fairbairn

    Associate Director – Business Operations and Engagement - RMIT BIH

    With extensive industry experience both in Australia and internationally, Michael have led industry programs and provided strategic policy advice across the public and private sectors.

  • Mathews Nkhoma

    Dean, RMIT School of Business & Management

    Mathews has over 15 years’ experience in the private sector, government and academia. His research includes: zero-day attacks and vulnerability research, Information Systems Security, cybercrime, trust and confidence.

  • Binh Nguyen

    Senior Program Manager, Finance, RMIT School of Business & Mgmt

    Binh has over 10 years of experience working in academia and in the financial industry. His research includes fintech, cryptocurrencies, digital assets and real estate finance.

  • Manh Nguyen

    Technical Support Officer, RMIT Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE)

    Manh Nguyen is a programmer and robotics trainer for the CODE4Schools initiative as well as CODE’s digital learning & teaching projects.

    • Thai Nguyen

      Head, Department of Economics & Finance, RMIT School of Business & Mgmt

      Thai earned his BA (Hons) and PhD degrees from University of Nottingham (UK). His research interests include monetary policies, banking performance, financial technology and cryptocurrencies.

    • Uyen Nguyen

      Multimedia Support Officer, RMIT Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE)

      Uyen Nguyen is a video and media producer as well as project manager and creative technology trainer for the CODE4Schools initiative.

    • Jason Potts

      Co-Director, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

      Jason is a leading academic authority on the economics of innovation and new technologies, economic evolution, institutional economics, and complexity economics. He is Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University.

    • Ellie Rennie

      Principal Research Fellow, RMIT Digital Ethnography Research Centre

      Ellie investigates digital and social inclusion as well as the social outcomes of automation technologies. She is a Principal Research Fellow at RMIT’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre.

    • Matthew Warren

      Director, RMIT Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation

      Matthew is Professor of Cyber Security at RMIT and has co-/authored over 300 books, chapters, articles and papers. He has received numerous grants and awards from national and international funding bodies and is a Fellow of the Australian Computing Society.