Webinar: Toward a Robust “Digital Vietnam”: Strategies, Achievements and Prospect
Date and Time: Aug 24 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am (SG Time)
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About the Webinar
Over the past decade, the Vietnamese government has been promoting digital transformation to support the country’s long-term socio-economic development. These efforts are making good progress through the institutionalization of three pillars: digital government, digital economy, and digital society. The government’s adoption of the National Program for Digital Transformation until 2025 and the National Strategy for Industrial Revolution 4.0 until 2030 has provided important guidelines, enabling the country to achieve important milestones in its digitalization process. However, there remain significant challenges and barriers.
This webinar reviews the achievements and challenges in Vietnam’s digitalization drive so far. It also discusses the opportunities and prospects of the country’s digital transformation in the coming years. Based on these analyses, the webinar will provide some policy recommendations on how Vietnam can overcome the challenges and better implement its strategies for a robust “digital Vietnam”.
About the Speaker
Nguyen Hoa Cuong is Vice President of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) under the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI). He is also Chairman of the institute’s Science Council and Vice Head of the Inter-ministerial Taskforce on Promoting Sharing Economy. Before moving to CIEM, Cuong was General Director of the Vietnam National Innovation Center and Deputy Director-General of the Agency for Enterprise Development. Over the past 17 years, Cuong has also been actively involved in APEC and ASEAN multilateral cooperation on small and medium enterprises (SMEs), most recently serving as Chair of the APEC SME Working Group (2017-2018).
Cuong holds a Master’s degree in international economics and finance from the University of Queensland. He has published widely, focusing on the topics of SME development in Vietnam, SME Support Law, innovation and Industrial Revolution 4.0. Over the years, he has also participated in many international conferences as chairperson, coordinator, keynote speaker and panelist.