Data is a new resource for economic and social development

This is the opinion made by experts and policy makers during the first Asia Open Data Partnership Conference held in Vietnam.

On November 16, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Digital Communications Association hosted the Asia Open Data Partnership Conference 2021. The Asia Open Data Partnership Conference is an annual conference organized by the Data Alliance. Asia Open Data (AODP) with its partners from 2015 to present. After 5 times, this is the first time Vietnam has hosted the Asia Open Data Partnership Conference.

Data economy will contribute 5% of Vietnam’s GDP

According to a report by the European Data Portal, an initiative of the European Commission, in 2019, the market size of open data is 184.45 billion Euro, which is expected to reach about 199.51 – 334, 20 billion euros by 2025.

The majority of governments around the world use open data to deploy solutions to improve government operations, advance citizens’ rights, create development opportunities, foster innovation, contribute to solving social problems.

Currently, there are 3 trends of open data mining that countries around the world are aiming for. These trends include: Commercialization of open data and growth of the data services industry; Open Data for Digital Development and Cooperation in Comprehensive Digital Economy Agreement.

Mr. Nguyen Minh Hong – Chairman of Vietnam Digital Media Association.

According to Mr. Nguyen Minh Hong – Chairman of the Vietnam Digital Communications Association, the data economy in general and open data in particular is the heart of the digital economy, bringing many economic and social benefits to businesses. countries, people and businesses around the world.

For Vietnam, the economic value that data flows create through the application of digital technologies in commerce reached VND 81 trillion in 2017. This figure could reach VND 953 trillion by year 2030.

According to the draft national data strategy for the period 2021 – 2025, with a vision to 2030, Vietnam’s goal is that the data economy contributes 5% of GDP.

Sharing at the Asia Open Data Partnership Conference in 2021, Mr. Le Quang Huy – Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, said that in the open trend, open data has important characteristics. important, that is publicly used, reused, and non-exclusive.

Data is a new resource for economic and social development
Image at one of Uptime Tier 3 standard data storage centers in Vietnam. Photo: Trong Dat

That means, the community can exploit and use open data based on open licenses. It is also the community that can increase the value of open data and continue to share that data with the community to promote its value.

According to Mr. Le Quang Huy, Asia with the largest population in the world, with a young, dynamic and creative workforce, needs to be a pioneer in the field of digital technology development, data mining, sharing and application. effectively to develop more prosperous. For Vietnam, this will also help our country integrate into the global flow, solving the challenges and difficulties that we are facing.

Data is a new kind of national resource

Sharing at the conference, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications (TT&TT) Nguyen Huy Dung said that the Covid-19 pandemic showed valuable lessons about the importance of open data and data sharing in planning. determine the epidemic prevention strategy of each country. Vietnam recognized early on the importance of data and open data.

Most recently, Vietnam’s e-government development strategy towards digital government for the period 2021-2025 with a vision to 2030 has clearly identified that data is a new type of resource. State agencies open data and provide open data for the development of digital government, digital economy and digital society.

The Ministry of Information and Communications, with the role of coordinating the national digital transformation program, has been developing a roadmap to establish data standards and standards, ensuring data of ministries, branches and authorities from central to local levels. classified and shared scientifically, ensuring network safety and security.

Data is a new resource for economic and social development
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung.

Internationally, open data development also requires cross-country cooperation. Because the digital economy is a global issue, if data is considered the lifeblood of the global economy, this data lifeblood must be established based on a widely accepted framework of standards and technical regulations. cobble.

Data is a special resource that is born in the process of people using technology. Unlike resources in nature, the more data resources are used, the more they generate, the more they create great value, the more they share, the more synergistic value they have.

However, according to Mr. Nguyen Huy Dung, data sharing needs to be done appropriately, ensuring the harmonization of cross-border data flows, ensuring network safety, and protecting the privacy of each individual. individual, in accordance with the laws of each country. Only then, new data strategies and standards will really come to life, and data will serve to create new values ​​for people and businesses.

Through regional cooperation, Vietnam can move towards a comprehensive open data ecosystem, promoting regional and global digital economic integration.

2021 is the first year that Vietnam hosts the Asia Open Data Partnership Conference. Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Dung said that this is a great opportunity for management agencies, experts, scholars and the Vietnamese and international digital business community to share, discuss and update the latest developments. trends and experiences in the development of open data infrastructure, towards regional consensus on data management regulations and standards.

The Ministry of Information and Communications is committed to accompanying the technology community and open data community at home and abroad, to jointly establish global data standards and regulations, thereby discovering and creating values ​​from open data. .

Trong Dat

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