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IT conference focuses on Industry 4.0

Update: December, 15/2018 - 09:00
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phạm Hồng Hải speaks at the opening ceremony.— Photo ictnews.vn

HÀ NỘI — The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is the focus of the 21st National Conference on Electronics, Communications, and Information Technology (REV-ECIT), which opened in Hà Nội yesterday.

The two-day event is held by the Radio and Electronics Association of Việt Nam (REV) every two years. The 21st REV-ECIT provides a platform for businesses, universities and institutions to share practices to develop the country’s electronics, communications and information technology industries, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phạm Hồng Hải said at the opening ceremony.

He said he expected later editions of the event to receive the attention of more enterprises to create a sharing community that helps strengthen connectivity, foster innovation and bridge the gap between policy and practice.

Participants are expected to discuss a variety of pressing issues, including how the Internet of Things (IoT) can serve as a foundational platform for Industry 4.0, the role of Artificial Intelligence, the future of 5G technology, the application of new technologies in information security solutions, training a high-quality workforce for the electronics and telecommunications industries in the digital era, recommendations for developing Việt Nam’s electronics industry and more.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings huge opportunities for Việt Nam to achieve its development goals. To seize these opportunities, participants suggested Việt Nam push for policy reform and increase and effectively allocate investments in developing advanced telecommunications and information technology systems, as well as a skilled workforce for these industries.

Local businesses must also play a more active role in approaching new technologies and keeping up with the latest regional and global trends so as not be left behind, said participants.

A range of new electronics, communications and information technology products developed by domestic firms are on display at the conference. — VNS

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