Seminar discusses Chief Information Officers ’role

(VOV) - Experts from Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) shared experience in developing e-government services and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) at a seminar in Hanoi on June 4.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong said recent years have seen Vietnam expand its application of information technology (IT) in State agencies and develop the potential for e-government.

This trend has helped improve bureaucratic transparency and efficiency benefiting state agencies, organisations, businesses, and citizens, and part of the success should be attributed to CIOs, said Hong.

The rapid development of IT has also required CIOs to reconcile their ideal vision with the reality of long-term IT development in government ministries and agencies.

According to RoK experts, CIOs are responsible for tailoring IT strategies to the requirements of their assigned departments,, building and expanding agency databases and information systems, and formulating IT guidelines and regulations that meet certain technical standards.

During the 2013–­2015 period, Vietnam is aiming to expand its e-government and online services, working towards a fully connected government by 2020.

Vietnam and the RoK have deepened cooperation in information and communication technology (ICT), especially in developing policies on IT, e-government and telecommunications.

Vietnam considers ICT a driving force behind the country’s sustainable development.