Vietnam ICT Summit 2017 to focus on Industrial Revolution 4.0

11:12 | 05/09/2017 Information Technology

The 7th Vietnam ICT Summit 2017 will open in Hanoi on September 6 with the aim of taking a closer look into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Hosted annually by the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA), this year’s event is expected to welcome more than 500 participants, including the top leaders from relevant ministries, localities, economic groups and IT enterprises in the country and from around the world.

Under the theme of “Vietnam: Digital Transformation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” the summit will further examine the Industrial Revolution 4.0, with all of its major challenges, as well as the development opportunities for Vietnam.

The fourth industrial revolution is steadily becoming more and more evident, impacting on a range of aspects of socio-economic life on a global scale and offering tremendous opportunities to change the face of global economies, whilst also bearing incalculable risks.

To grasp the opportunities brought about by the Revolution, the Prime Minister has issued Directive No. 16/CT-TTg, assigning the concerned ministries, central agencies, and local authorities to implement key tasks to improve the capacity to access the Industry 4.0.

In the realisation of the PM’s directive, the Vietnam ICT Summit 2017 not only poses macro issues bearing long-term strategic orientations, but also looks into a number of key areas in order to work together towards a national digital development strategy to boost national development in the wave of Industry 4.0.

Delegates at the summit will focus their discussions on four main themes, including awareness on Industry 4.0; Vietnam’s digital economic strengths: the digital industry, intelligent agriculture, and smart travel; smart cities; and digital manpower, innovation and startups.

The summit is expected to welcome top government leader PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc to address the opening ceremony, along with presentations by speakers who are prestigious experts and leaders of major technology groups in Vietnam such as Viettel, FPT, Microsoft, MISA, VNPT, CISCO, VNG and Shoppee.

Launched in 2011 by VINASA, with sponsorship from the Ministry of Information and Communications, the nation's largest annual summit on IT policy has gathered policy makers and IT experts to discuss their vision and development trends and exchange major solutions in the field in order to create a foundation for new development methods and national modernisation.

Theo NDO