About Us

CORPORATE:

HI-TEK, Inc. is a privately held Company with offices in San Diego, California, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Vientiane, Laos.  Since 1995, we have successfully designed and developed numerous innovative interactive e-commerce websites portal to promote travel, tourism, and internet services worldwide. We continue to position ourselves as a reliable and competitive global online travel services and reservation provider.  With our intuitive, highly secured proprietary e-commerce travel platform in multiple languages and Vietnamese visa processing capabilities, HI-TEK offers our global business and leisure Travelers discount rates for flights, hotels, entertainments and tour packages. HI-TEK provides state of the art tools to our affiliates to ensure optimal productivity and customer satisfaction.

MANAGEMENT:

MR. TOM JOHNSON,CO-FOUNDER / CHAIRMAN & CEO – (USA)

Mr. Tom Johnson is an innovative internet entrepreneur with strong international business acumen. As co-founder of HI-TEK for more than 25 years, he has actively provided technical guidance for online search technology, Internet advertising, personalization, social networking, tracking and optimizing performance metrics, blockchain technology and e-commerce for the global travel and tourism market. 

Recently, the HI-TEK software development team and their strategic global technology partners have produced numerous proprietary e-commerce and mobile travel booking applications that accept digital Travel tokens (HI-TEKCOIN) as a form of crypto payment. 

He has participated in numerous capital finance raises and successfully brought two private companies to the U.S. public market.

Partner companies include: Yahoo!, Google, IBM, Intel, Cisco, E-Band, CSC Global, Key Systems, Vietnam Internet Information Center (VNNIC), Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Laos Network Internet Center (LANIC), Travelers Aid Society, Incentive Travel, Priceline, Expedia, and many others.

In the United States, he received his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry, Computer Science and Master in Business Administrations.

DR. LEE JOHNSON, CO-FOUNDER/PRESIDENT & CIO

Dr. Lee Johnson is an educator, technologists, and smart internet architect. He has been teaching, working, creating and living on the Net for more than 35 years. He received his PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science at University San Diego, California, USA.

He is the co-founder, President and CIO of HI-TEK, the official worldwide domain name registrar and internet web services provider for the countries of Vietnam and Laos, enabling and celebrating innovation, collaboration, and productivity through next generation broadband networks, mobile data center solutions, cyber security, e-commerce, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence strategies and IoT for global citizens benefit.

He and his HI-TEK software development teams in Vietnam and the U.S. were internationally recognized for technology innovations in developing the first native language internet domain names registration for Vietnam, multi-lingual community web engagement, e-education, next generation Wi-Max gigabit telecom network projects, and online digital assets payment system for the travel and tourism industries.

From 2006 to 2018, Dr. Johnson received 5 prestigious technology awards and recognitions for significant contributions to the country of Vietnam by the Vietnamese Government.

MS. ANNIE UNG, VP OF GLOBAL BUSINESS R&D / COO – (USA)

Ms. Annie Ung is responsible for developing corporate sales strategies to increase tourism business using blockchain technology. She plays a key role in developing and creating optimal relationships with Government and partners ensuring delivery and satisfaction with each defined project (including businesses, agreements, applicable laws and technical development).

Since 2003, Ms. Ung was in charge of opening and operating HI-TEK Vietnam. Recently, she opened new offices in Laos and Singapore. Her duties include analyzing applicable laws, policies, and regulations affecting the company’s current and future operations to meet all the requirements and development strategy of HI-TEK parent company. In Vietnam, she is developing and maintaining relations with Central and Municipal Vietnamese regulatory authorities to ensure conformity with existing and newly promulgated Vietnamese regulations towards managing the www.Travel.vn ; www.Hotels.vn; (since 2003) and all new projects with Blockchain Technology. 

Ms. Ung received many honorable awards from the Vietnamese Authorities include: Young Entrepreneur and Technology Leading company in Vietnam on Internet and Tourism. She is a board member of Hanoi Young Entrepreneur (HANOIBA), VECOM (Vietnam Ecommerce Association), VITA (Vietnam Tourism Association).

Ms. Ung has over 15 years of experience as CEO, COO, Technical Writers and VP of Business Development. She received her undergraduate degrees from the College of Information Technology and BA from the Hanoi University of Foreign Studies in Vietnam. On behalf of HI-TEK San Diego, she is now serving as a certified California Public Notary and authorized representative officer for the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, USA.

VISION STATEMENT:

We strive to be the best CUGs (Closed User Groups) discount global online travel company in the world.

Our Technology Team is committed to designing, developing and implementing the most secured and easy to use e-commerce booking reservation technology and applications. 

We believe in building and sustaining a long-term relationship with our Clients and Partners by maintaining a clear and honest communication. Excellent customer service is our highest priority. 

We will make your travel experience a … Reality in a Digital World…

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS :

Dr. Lee Johnson, our President, received a special award from Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for his “Achievements in the Development of the Internet in Vietnam and Contributing to the Development of the Economic and Social Affairs of the country". The honor is the first of its kind, awarded to a recipient outside of the country, in a state ceremony in Hanoi, on July 22, 2011.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs honored Dr. Lee Johnson for “Contributions in the Development of IT in Vietnam”, in a state ceremony in Hanoi on March 20, 2008.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Post and Telematics (“MPT”) (renamed the Ministry of Information and Communications (“MIC”) honored Dr. Lee Johnson for his “Contributions to the Development of the Internet in Vietnam”, in a state ceremony in Hanoi, on January 26, 2007.