The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been creating structural impacts on global economy and society. Every day,  millions of people benefit from innovative services offered by Uber (transportation), Airbnb (hotel business), Facebook (communication), Alibaba (retail & wholesale e-commerce), LendingClub (personal credit), Coursera (education). Digital technology tool to improve the productivity of firms and boost the economy of countries.

Vietnam Digital Economy Forum (VDE Forum) aims to provide a platform for leading experts, policy makers and enterprises interested in this topic over the World. The objective is twofold: sharing strategic visions, practical experiences of the pioneers and the trend of indispensable movement in the digital economy; evaluating current situations, challenges, and opportunities related to the digital economy.

VDE Forum 2018 takes Vietnam, a fast-growing economy of 93 million people in South East Asia, as a business case to propose specific recommendations for firms, organizations, individuals from Vietnam and other countries interested in Vietnamese economy. It will be a unique occasion for meeting decision makers, navigating and implementing strategic decisions.


Trần Vĩnh Tuyến – HCM City People’s Committee Vice Chairmen visit 689Cloud boot camp.

VDE Forum 2018 is hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, co-organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientist and Experts (AVSE Global), HCMC Institute for Development Studies (HIDS) and Quang Trung Software City (QTSC).

In this presentation, Mr. Kataoka, an expert and executive in the technology industry for over 25 years, will describe how adoption of cloud technology has advanced the digital transformation in the economy and society in general, and the effects this has had in both regions.  Some topics that will be discussed are:

  • How digital transformation has broken down barriers between companies, between suppliers and consumers, and in public services such as health care and education
  • How the Cloud has enabled technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) that further advances digital transformation
  •  How digital transformation creates new opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurs
  • Examples of how digital transformation has improved the user experience and reduced costs in business, health care, and government

From these insights, he will follow with a roadmap for how both the public and private sectors in Vietnam can take advantage of new technologies and digital transformation to drive economic and social progress in Vietnam.