An exhibition also kicked off in the framework of the event on the same day, featuring technological products and solutions at 60 booths of small- and medium-sized enterprises, startups and technological and software developers across the country.

Addressing the conference, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc emphasized the vital role played by technology in life, saying that the municipal authorities are responsible for applying technology and speeding up digital transformation in a smart manner.

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc speaks at the event.

Digital transformation is a long-term process, requiring joint efforts of the entire political system, businesses and people, he stressed.

With the collective effort of sectors, businesses, and residents, Ho Chi Minh City is hoped to soon become a smart city, and a pioneer in digital transformation, he added.

Duc encouraged technological solutions to address social issues and improve the quality of services related to healthcare, education, natural resource management, and sustainable development; and activities to create opportunities and support the involvement of young people in technological development and entrepreneurship.

The municipal Department of Information and Communications needs to pro-actively coordinate with relevant departments, sectors and localities to enhance support for local residents and businesses in promoting digital transformation and developing digital economy, he stressed. 

This event offered a venue for participants to share new knowledge and experience, as well as to explore relevant opportunities and challenges, Duc said, expressing the belief that it will provide numerous opportunities for collaboration among organizations, businesses, and relevant parties to develop and implement breakthrough technology projects, thus creating greater value for the community.

According to Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications Lam Dinh Thang, the event is the second largest activity in the series of events in the framework of Digital Transformation Month in Ho Chi Minh City which serves as a bridge connecting the State, businesses, experts, and education establishments.

The event focused on issues related to smart business management, smart home - smart mobility, technology and the future of work, digital education technology & and digital entertainment, logistics, and health care technology.

Source: VNA