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HCMC to host Vietnam ITO Conference 2019

Released at: 11:18, 23/09/2019

HCMC to host Vietnam ITO Conference 2019

Vietnam ITO Conference 2017. Photo: VNITO Alliance :

September 23-25 conference seeks to promote potential of country's IT industry and features business matching session.

by Le Diem

The third international conference on Information Technology Outsourcing in Vietnam (Vietnam ITO Conference 2019) is being held from October 23 to 25 in Ho Chi Minh City, organized by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee in cooperation with the Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC), the VNITO Alliance, and Quang Trung Software City (QTSC).

Themed “Vietnam - Emerging Destination for Innovation”, the biennial conference aims to create an international forum on a large scale, highlight the capacity of Vietnam’s IT industry, draw the attention and participation of foreign partners, and contribute to promoting the image and potential of Vietnam’s information technology industry as an emerging destination for innovation, targeting the country’s long-term goal of becoming Southeast Asia’s leading innovation center.

The conference will have more than 500 participants from the US, Germany, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and elsewhere, with activities such as business-matching sessions to connect Vietnamese software companies and local and foreign buyers, a technology exhibition, and visits to top IT companies and software parks.

It will introduce solutions in artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI / ML), blockchain, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation, tech talent, and so on.

The number of exhibition booths showcasing impressive products and solutions has increased from 30 at VNITO Conference 2017 to 60 this year, of which nearly 30 are for South Korean and Japanese companies, who are keen to partner and cooperate with Vietnamese IT companies. The organizing committee expects the business matching session to generate more than 200 networking opportunities.

In particular, the conference has two major discussions panels involving experts from Japan and South Korea. The Japanese panel will introduce Japanese partners’ success stories when working with Vietnam’s IT services companies, and how Vietnamese companies can expand their market in Japan. The South Korean panel will discuss how South Korean tech companies can work with Vietnamese IT companies in win-win cooperation.

Vietnam has been very successful in the software outsourcing field over the last decade and international counterparts regard it as a “Software Development Hub” of Asia, according to Mr. Lam Nguyen Hai Long, Honorary Chairman of the VNITO Alliance. Moreover, in recent years, Vietnam has actively implemented many new models and policies such as smart city models, creative cities programs, and startup activities as a meaningful response to Industry 4.0. Vietnam is also a highly open economy with a policy of making friends with all countries, thereby helping it reach larger markets.

As a country listed in the top 10 for having most students studying abroad, together with a large number of Vietnamese scientists working in developed countries, Vietnam possesses favorable conditions to connect and study the most up-to-date and complicated products and technologies in the world. These conditions offer a host of opportunities for Vietnam to become a center of software development and innovation in Southeast Asia.

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