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Digital World 2020 Daily Highlights Day 3

ITU Virtual Digital World 2020’s host takes centre stage in the virtual exhibition with an impressive 3D stand, with full details on the National Digital Strategy, entrepreneurship in Vietnam and the success of the country’s ICT COVID-19 platform.

The National Digital Transformation Program sets ambitious targets for Vietnam by 2030: to be amongst the top 30 leading IT countries in the world, connect universities with fibre optic broadband internet services and the new 5G network, reach 100 000 digital tech businesses, and train a digitally-skilled workforce of 1.5 million.

People are firmly at the centre of the nation’s digital transformation, driving breakthrough solutions to reduce costs, increase efficiency and bring the benefits of digital to Vietnam and the region. A favourable environment for investors and enterprises forms the backbone to the Make in Vietnam initiative, on display online for the next few weeks following the event.

The latest development in neighbouring Laos’ digital strategy is the launch of the country’s first official 5G network, focusing initially on the capital and university, but moving to major regional centres in the second phase. 5G technology will enable cutting-edge applications and solutions in e-commerce, robotics and AI – and will play an important role in the development of agriculture, medicine and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

5G and AI are important features of Japan’s digital transformation, led by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, which is responsible for the country’s fundamental framework – the digital networks behind all economic and social activities. Companies showcasing in the virtual stand include ENISHIA, focused on developing AI software for the medical market, creating digital medical records; the Internet Academy, providing further training to professionals skilled in the latest technologies; NICT, the world-leading institution for ICT research and development; and Welltool, offering multlingual translation solution services in over 100 languages, a true service for age of coronavirus.

You can visit all the virtual National Pavilions plus over a 100 industry stands, discover strategies, projects and partnership potential and ask direct questions through the chat function until November – at


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