The Hanoitimes - Vietnam ICT Summit 2017 is the platform for administrative agencies and IT enterprise community to discuss solutions and strategies with the objective of taking Vietnam to join the industrial revolution 4.0.
On September 6, the first theme in the Vietnam ICT Summit 2017 of “Vietnam: Digital Transformation in Industry 4.0” has been discussed. In particular, the Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has given the opening speech at the summit. As such, the Deputy Prime Minister stressed, industrial revolution is more and more influencing various aspects of socio-economic in the world, as well as in Vietnam. This is not only an opportunity for Vietnam to transform, but also poses a potential threat to the country.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, in 2017, the global innovation index (GII) of Vietnam has increased 12 places to the 47th rank, thanks to the significant contribution from IT sector. Moreover, the index of e-government announced on July has also increased 10 places. However, there remains concern over Vietnam being in the top three sources of world spam, as well as the rising situation of malware attacking government and enterprises’ computer systems.
The Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam gave a speech at the summit.
With this being said, in order to join the wave of industrial revolution 4.0, Vietnam has to encourage a better connection and information sharing between the government and enterprises. In the third industrial revolution, Vietnam focused on digital technologies and received positive results, thus, with the current revolution, IT infrastructure should be invested more, the Deputy Prime minister said.
With regard to human resources in IT sector, the Deputy Prime Minister has expressed his delight when Ministry of Training & Education, as well as Ministry of Information & Communications had issued policies to enhance the qualification of human resources in IT sector, the most important factor in the industrial revolution 4.0. However, in order for the human resources to match the current demand, it is necessary to have the participartion from IT enterprise community.
In the next 20 years, with the objective of increase the minimum wage by 7% and GDP of 7.5-8% per year, solution for this entirely lies on human resources in new fields, for which to create new breakthroughs – the Deputy Prime Minister stressed.
A quick survey conducted by Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) to 250 enterprises and organizations taking part in the event has shown positive result: 35.2% organizations has prepared and is willing to join the industrial revolution 4.0, 58.7% is looking for information but has a certain level of preparedness, and the remaining of 6.1% do not have any information with regard to the industrial revolution 4.0
The Deputy Prime Minister looked at booths of IT enterprises.
The survey also showed advantages, efficient solutions and sectors which Vietnam can approach and be successful in industrial revolution 4.0. As such, enterprises and organizations think human resources (77.7%), awareness & determination of the government (70.4%), and IT & telecom infrastructure (59.1%) are big advantages of Vietnam in this revolution. In order to realize these advantages, Vietnam will need to implement 3 important solutions such as: training human resources (81.8%), push forward with transformation toward digital economy (70%), creative start-ups (53%). Enterprises and organizations also suggested, that Vietnam should focus on some specific sectors, which Vietnam has advantage of in the industrial revolution 4.0: IT (89.9%), tourism (45.7%), agriculture (44.9%), finance & banking (47%) and logistics (28.3%).
After the opening ceremony, the conference will go through 4 panel discussion on the trend, strategy and solution for Vietnam to access industrial revolution 4.0: Awareness of Vietnam; Advantage of Vietnam’s Digital Economy – Digital Industry, Smart Agriculture; Smart Tourism; Smart City and Digital Human Resource, Innovation and start-up.
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