The information was revealed at a workshop held in the city on April 9 by the VNITO Alliance, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC), the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association, and the Silicon Valley Global Innovation Centre.
The event is expected to draw over 150 international delegates from IT and high-tech firms; multinational companies from countries such as Japan, the US, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore; as well as over 100 Vietnamese solution providers.
The key fields of VNITO 2019 are financial technology, automobiles, e-commerce, software outsourcing, high-tech agriculture, innovation (artificial intelligence, blockchain, Big Data, and Internet of Things), and digital transformation.
Themed “Vietnam – The Emerged Destination for Innovation”, the conference looks to create a platform for Vietnamese companies to introduce their IT products, services, and solutions, while connecting domestic businesses with foreign partners.
Information technology is one of the top industries in Vietnam with great export value, contributing significantly to the national GDP. In 2018, the software industry revenue was estimated at 4.3 billion USD, of which exports accounted for more than 80 percent with a high growth rate, mainly focusing on the two key markets of the US and Japan.