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Da Nang set to host Smart City Summit 2019

Released at: 16:31, 22/10/2019

Da Nang set to host Smart City Summit 2019

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October 23 event to promote information technology cooperation between regional countries and Da Nang's development as a smart city.

by Le Diem

The third Smart City Summit 2019 will take place in central Da Nang city on October 23, co-organized by the Da Nang City People’s Committee and the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA).

The Summit is an annual international event held to promote cooperation, share visions, strategies and experience in building smart cities in regional countries, and provide a venue for CEOs and experts to offer solutions for the management, planning, and development of smart cities based on new technology platforms such as IoT, big data, AI, and SMAC.

The Smart City Summit 2019 is expected to see 600 delegates attend, including some 200 international delegates, senior leaders from the government, ministries, and central branches, leaders of major cities in Vietnam and the region, and leaders of major enterprises and tech corporations in Vietnam and the world.

There will be four workshops on operating smart cities, including management based on data analysis, digital authorities and finance, infrastructure and technology, and applications.

The Leadership Conference of Cities will also be held within the framework of the Summit, by the Organizing Committee in cooperation with the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) and the Asia-Oceania Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO).

On October 22, the 12th Japan Information Technology Day 2019 (Japan ICT Day) was also held in Da Nang; a cooperative promotion activity for Vietnamese-Japanese IT businesses and organized by VINASA and the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee (VJC) annually since 2007.

With the theme “Vietnam-Japan Cooperation to Promote Digital Conversion”, the Japan ICT Day had 350 participants from Vietnam and Japan attending three sessions on Vietnam-Japan ICT cooperation in new technology, developing IT human resources for Vietnam-Japan IT co-operation, and improving the efficiency of software outsourcing.

Several side activities were and will be featured at both events, including business matching, exhibitions, company visits, and city tours.

Da Nang was the first city in Vietnam to launch an e-government system, in 2014, which was transferred to 16 cities and provinces in 2016. The city again led the country’s readiness index rankings for the development and application of information and communications technology (the Vietnam ICT Index) in 2019 - the eleventh year in succession it has done so. In August, it received an ASOCIO Smart City 2019 award, which recognize and honor cities in member countries that achieved specific milestones in developing smart cities. Da Nang is planning to be the first city in Vietnam to join the ASEAN smart city network, by 2030.

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