10:18 | 23/10/2017 Information Technology
The Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 was officially held on October 19, in Ho Chi Minh City.
This is the biggest bi-annual (once in every two years) conference on ITO/BPO in Vietnam, aiming at promoting Vietnam as an emerging IT service destination among the top IT service provider countries in the world.
The conference attracted nearly 500 delegates including 150 overseas participants from 20 different countries and 250 corporate representatives from the local IT service community, together with more than 100 representatives from IT universities, Consulates, Trade Associations in Vietnam.
Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 is co-organized by VNITO Alliance, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC), and the Investment & Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC).
In four days of the conference (October 18th - 21st), Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 focuses on introducing the capabilities of Vietnam IT service industry in the loupe of new technologies (SMAC, AI, IoT, Blockchain, etc.); Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector; and investment opportunities in localities such as Lam Dong province, Danang & Central region, and Mekong Delta. Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 is not only promoting the ITO/BPO competence of Vietnam but also intensifying the connectivity to other sectors such as high-tech agriculture via new technologies and smart solutions by IT businesses.
Mr. Pham Thiet Hoa, Director of ITPC said: “Vietnam software industry has been highly liked by many customers in the world. However, since a majority of Vietnamese software enterprises are small, it is difficult to approach the international market by individual marketing effort. In the next period, the municipal council would regularly organize international conferences on IT – high tech and conduct overseas promotion programs to key markets such as: North America, Japan, Europe, Singapore, Australia, etc., to promote Vietnam IT industry. Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 is one of the international promotion activities which are held in Ho Chi Minh City. Via this conference, the city’s leaders expect that Vietnam IT companies will be able to achieve realistic benefits, successfully set up business relationship with many potential partners as well as taking opportunities to grow business for the time to come”.
Mr. Lam Nguyen Hai Long, President of VNITO Alliance, CEO of QTSC said: “The Industrial Revolution 4.0 comes up with golden opportunities to develop and enhance the value of Vietnam IT services that makes Vietnam a high quality IT hub of Asia. As the largest organization in Vietnam that connects Vietnam ITO and BPO enterprises, VNITO Alliance expects that Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 is not only an international conference that helps to promote and validate the brand name of Vietnam IT service industry, but also a platform where enterprises would be able to build rapports to each other and develop business cooperation domestically and overseas”.
Highlighted in Vietnam ITO Conference 2017 is the MOU signing ceremony between VNITO Alliance and 3 international organizations from the USA and Japan, consisting of the Silicon Valley Forum (SVF), USA; Vietnam IT Development Group – VIDG, USA; and the Shonan Industrial Promotion Foundation – SIPF, Japan. The MOU signing ceremony is the very first step for further cooperation in the chain of promotion activities that integrates Vietnam IT sector in the international playground.
In addition, there are 4 thematic panel discussions and every one of which paneled by high-profiled speakers coming from reputed brand names around the world and Vietnam such as: Microsoft, Siemens, Grab Vietnam, Hitachi Consulting, F-Soft, NashTech, DIGI-TEXX, Dynagitity, Infiniti Blockchain Labs, LogiGear, NashTech, Navigos Search, Russell Investments, JETRO, A.C.T, Data Analytics, S3 Corp, Swiss Post Solutions, Topgate and representatives of IT universities and institutes, human resource service agencies.