Vietnam Digital Transformation Day 2020 opens

December 16, 2020 | 09:49 am GMT+7

The Vietnam Digital Transformation Day (DX Day 2020), themed “National Digital Transformation: Sharing and Connectivity”, opened in Hanoi on December 14.


The event was co-hosted by the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association, the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Authority of Information Technology Application, and the Hanoi Promotion Agency.
At the event, domestic and foreign speakers shared experience related to experience and difficulties in digital transformation in several nations.
On the occasion, top 10 Vietnamese information and communications technologies (ICT) were honoured and a special publication introducing them debuted.
Their products not only assist domestic firms in digital transformation but also create an ecosystem to push forward the process in the country.
Politburo member Nguyen Thien Nhan said ICT sector now contributes to 14.3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), becoming a key economy of the nation.
To raise its productivity ten-fold, he highlighted a need to digitalise database, develop digital infrastructure, build high-tech parks, and especially building a contingent of qualified human resources in the field.
According to the VINASA’s statistics, total revenue of top 10 ICT companies surpassed 1.9 trillion VND (82.6 million USD) last year, accounting for over 76 percent of the sector’s total. Their software export earnings topped 4.9 trillion VND, making up nearly 24 percent of the combined.
The special publication featuring top 10 Vietnamese ICT companies in English, Japanese and Vietnamese languages will be introduced to over 2,000 domestic agencies and units, more than 10,000 partners from around 100 economies worldwide, and trade promotion events in the US, Japan, Europe, the Republic of Korea and Australia./.