This is the comment of Mr. Houlin Zhao – Secretary General of the World Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the opening session of the Digital World Conference and Exhibition (ITU Digital World 2020).
The Digital World Conference and Exhibition (ITU Digital World 2020) is an annual event of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This is the world’s largest event in telecommunications and IT (ICT). This event is organized to promote global cooperation on ICT for socio-economic development.
After 50 years being held in many countries as the International Telecommunication Exhibition (ITU Telecom World), this event is being held in Vietnam for the first time under a new name – Digital World Conference and Exhibition. (ITU Digital World 2020).
|Opening of the ITU Digital World 2020 Conference and Exhibition. Photo: Le Anh Dung|
This year, due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, the ITU Digital World 2020 will be held online from October 20-22, 2020. It is expected that the event will have the participation of many ministers of ITU member countries, leaders of international organizations, regulators, leading organizations and experts on ICT and digital economy. .
The ITU Digital World 2020 conference and exhibition will include the Ministerial Roundtables (Ministerial Roundtables), and Forum Sessions associated with the development of the digital world.
At ITU Digital World 2020, there will also be online exhibitions, which introduce the digital transformation achievements of countries and products, services and solutions of organizations and businesses from other countries.
Vietnam converges the conditions to become a technology country
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Information & Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said that the new name of the Digital World Conference and Exhibition (ITU Digital World 2020) reflected the strength of telecommunications. , IT and digital technology.
The world will be more resilient, more resilient, and more balanced between the material and spiritual life, and globalization will be promoted through the contributions of nations, development and Growth will rely more on technology and innovation. All of that will be driven by digital technology. The annual Digital World Exhibition is to promote the development and application of digital technologies.
|Minister of Information & Communication Nguyen Manh Hung. Photo: Le Anh Dung|
Despite the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the first Digital World Conference and Exhibition was organized by ITU, Vietnam and other countries in the online form.
“This is the determination of the global ICT community in transforming to the digital environment, the determination of all of us in digital transformation,” said Minister Nguyen Manh Hung.
Sharing at the conference, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung said that Vietnam considers digital platforms as a way to accelerate the digital transformation of the country, considering cybersecurity as a key factor to create digital trust, considering reform. Institutions are the decisive factor for digital transformation.
|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung and Chairman of the National Assembly Science, Technology and Environment Committee Phan Xuan Dung experience the online stalls. Photo: Le Anh Dung|
According to Minister Nguyen Manh Hung, digital infrastructure with digital products and platforms “Make in Vietnam” is ready for digital economy and digital society, ready for a digital Vietnam.
Vietnamese technology not only solves Vietnamese problems but also contributes to solving global problems. The platforms in this online exhibition and the technological solutions in the prevention of epidemic Covid-19, such as Bluezone, Ncovi, are concrete examples.
Vietnam is converging the conditions to become a technology country, using technology as a driving force for the country’s development, using technology to accompany other countries, cooperate globally, and build a world together. gender.
ICT Vietnam is a good example for developing countries
That is the comment of Mr. Houlin Zhao – Secretary General of the World Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the Digital World Conference and Exhibition (ITU Digital World 2020).
According to Houlin Zhao, the 2020 Digital World Expo and Conference offers a valuable opportunity to listen to the voices of all parties, as well as explore new proposals aimed at accelerating the digital development process. In this dialogue, Vietnam plays an important role.
|Mr. Houlin Zhao – Secretary General of the World Telecommunication Union (ITU). Photo: Trong Dat|
ITU statistics show that the ICT development in Vietnam over the years, Vietnam’s ICT industry is developing very strongly. Vietnam has also become an important partner in many markets, from Asia to Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
“This has made Vietnam a shining example of ICT development for many developing countries,” said Secretary General of the World Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Telecommunication and IT infrastructure development is Vietnam’s top priority
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam affirmed, World Conference and Exhibition 2020 takes place at a special time and method, that is when the whole world has to face Covid-19 translation. Here, telecommunications and IT become important tools to help control disease, adjust, and adapt during and after a pandemic.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, the Government of Vietnam considers the development of telecommunications and IT infrastructure one of the top priorities and considers digital transformation an important solution to bring the country to a fast and sustainable development. than.
|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said that the Government of Vietnam considers developing telecommunications and IT infrastructure as one of the top priorities. Photo: Le Anh Dung|
The Vietnamese government reaffirms its commitment, support and cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union and its member countries to jointly build the digital world for peace, cooperation and prosperity. Today’s event will be a memorable milestone in the digital transformation process towards digital economic development, building a Vietnamese digital society in the region and in the world.
(Readers can follow the full text of Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung at the opening ceremony of ITU Virtual Digital World 2020 here)
Image: Le Anh Dung
Opening of the World Online Exhibition and Conference 2020
The International Conference and Exhibition 2020 (ITU Virtual Digital World 2020) officially takes place from today (October 20) to October 22, for the first time in the online form, organized by Vietnam. function.