At the National Forum on Developing Digital Technology Businesses 2020, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam read a letter from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the Vietnamese digital technology business community.
This is the biggest event of the year for digital technology businesses, technology research and development communities, managers and investors. It is also a place to share, inspire and propose innovative solutions and breakthrough ideas to mobilize all resources to develop digital technology enterprises.
Digital technology businesses need to be a pioneer in research, development and innovation
Mr. Phan Tam, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, reads a letter from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the Vietnamese digital technology business community.
According to the Prime Minister, the Vietnamese business community in general and the digital technology business community in particular have a very important position in the country’s socio-economic development.
Over the past years, the Party and State have always cared about and created favorable conditions for the development of digital technology businesses. So far, the digital technology business community has strongly developed with nearly 60,000 enterprises, and annual revenue of $120 billion, becoming an important driving force for the development of the business community in Vietnam.
In the trend of international integration and the strong impact of the 4th industrial revolution, besides many development opportunities, Vietnamese digital technology enterprises have faced many difficulties and challenges in research and development of new products and services.
To implement the Politburo's Resolution No. 52/2019 and the goal of developing 100,000 Vietnamese digital technology enterprises under the Prime Minister's Directive 01/2020, it will require the cooperation and efforts of the State, the people and the business community.
The Government will actively improve institutions and laws and develop and implement appropriate strategies, open mechanisms and policies, continue to improve the business investment environment, and facilitate business development, especially digital technology businesses.
The digital technology business community needs to be a pioneer in research, development and innovation, mastering technology, making an important contribution to national digital transformation, and transforming the digital economy to realize the aspirations for a mighty and prosperous Vietnam.
The Prime Minister believes that, with the achieved results, along with promoting intellectual and internal strength, the Vietnamese digital technology business community will have strong development steps in the coming time.
Make in Vietnam Digital Product Award 2020 presented
On the sidelines of the National Forum for Developing Digital Technology Enterprises 2020, the Ministry of Information and Communications on December 23 presented the "Make in Vietnam Digital Technology" Awards 2020.
The "Make in Vietnam Digital Technology" Awards 2020 is a national award, held for the first time to honor digital products designed and created by Vietnamese people and enterprises.
These are products that contribute to solving Vietnam's problems, serving digital transformation and national digital economic development in order to contribute to the mission of turning Vietnam into an industrialized country.
In the category of Best Digital Award, the first prize went to the Base.vn enterprise management platform of Base Enterprise Joint Stock Company, and the second prize to Be ride-hailing application of BE Group Joint Stock Company. And the third prize to the FPT.AI comprehensive artificial intelligence platform of FPT Smart Cloud Company Limited.
In the category of Excellent Digital Product, the first prize went to akaBot of FPT Software Company, the second prize to ViettelPay application of Viettel Digital Service Corporation, and the third prize to VNPT eKYC product of VNPT Group.
In the category of Excellent Digital Solution, the first prize went to OneATS of ATS Applied Engineering Systems Joint Stock Company. The second prize went to DrAid AI assistant doctor of Vin Brain, and the third prize was presented to OCR - solution for Vietnamese optical character recognition - of the Viettel Cyber Center.
In the category of Narrowing the Digital Gap, the first prize went to VNEdu 4.0 Smart Education Ecosystem of VNPT Group, the second prize to the Vo So (Seashell) E-commerce floor of Viettel Post Corporation, and the third prize to the online learning platform Hocmai.vn of the Education Investment and Service Joint Stock Company.
In the Potential Digital Product category, the first prize went to AI Smart Warning of HMD Vietnam Technology Joint Stock Company and Asilla Vietnam Technology Co., Ltd. The second prize was presented to the 3D human body simulation system in teaching, using augmented reality and big data visualization of Duy Tan University.
The Make in Vietnam Digital Product Award is organized with the purpose of promoting and encouraging enterprises to research and create digital products to solve Vietnamese problems and disseminate policies on developing digital technology businesses.
It is also to honor excellent digital technology products with practical value, contributing to the development of digital government, digital economy, digital society and digital nation creation in Vietnam. The award will also help businesses promote Make in Vietnam digital products to the people and businesses.
The government considers the development of telecommunication infrastructure and IT as one of its top priorities.
"Vietnam's overall economic growth rate is below 10%. The growth target for digital technology enterprise should be set at 15-20% and even more," said Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam at the National Forum for Developing Technology Enterprises.