Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Việt Nam Information and Communication Technologies Outlook (VIO 2018) seminar to be held in HCM City on July 25 and 26 is expected to provide IT companies and businesses with an opportunity to connect and expand the market for Vietnamese ICT products.
With the theme “Innovation in the digital era,” it will discuss digital transformation solutions designed for State agencies and micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises to operate effectively.
Experts and businesses that have been successful in digital transformation will share their experience.
Lâm Nguyễn Hải Long, chairman of the HCM City Computer Association (HCA), the event’s organiser, said VIO 2018 would also include a business-matching event for the first time to create opportunities for businesses to exchange information and explore possibilities for partnerships.
“We will create a place for start-ups to introduce their products, and through this we want to promote products developed by micro and small enterprises as well as innovative businesses.”
Vũ Anh Tuấn, HCA’s general secretary, said the event this year would be bigger and have many more activities than in previous years.
Besides the main seminar, VIO 2018 would also feature a second conference titled “Smart City 360 Degrees”, a start-up talk-show on start-up trends and opportunities, support eco-system, investment funds and others, he said.
Dr Đoàn Xuân Huy Minh of the Institute for Computational Science and Technology of HCM City said Smart City 360 Degrees, to be held by the HCA and his institute on July 26, would feature topics such as monitoring of water and air quality and warning systems, intelligent urban traffic control technologies and solutions, blockchain technology applications in smart city, and deep learning application for object detection and identification via real-time camera.
VIO 2018 will also include the 2018 Top ICT Việt Nam awards ceremony on July 25 to honour outstanding IT and telecom companies, products, and services.
The seminar, to be held at the White Palace Convention Centre in Phú Nhuận District, is expected to attract over 1,500 participants, including information and communications officials from HCM City and other cities and provinces, local and foreign ICT experts and business executives. — VNS