The event is held by the Radio and Electronics Association of Vietnam (REV) every two years.
The 21st REV-ECIT provides a platform for businesses, universities, and institutions to share practices to develop the country’s electronics, communications, and information technology industries, said Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Hong Hai at the opening ceremony.
He expected that later editions of the event will grab attention from more enterprises to create a sharing community that helps strengthen connectivity, foster innovation, and bridge the gap between policy and practice.
Some 56 reports are scheduled to be delivered during this year’s conference, focusing on a variety of pressing issues, including the Internet of Things (IoT) as a foundational platform of the Industry 4.0, the role of Artificial Intelligence in the era of Industry 4.0, 5G as the future of Industry 4.0, the application of Industry 4.0 in information security solutions, training high-quality human resources for electronics and telecommunications industries in the digital era, solutions and recommendations towards developing Vietnam’s electronics industry, and more.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings huge opportunities for Vietnam to achieve its development goals. To seize these opportunities, Vietnam needs to push for policy reform, as well as increase and effectively allocate investment in developing advanced technologies, particularly in terms of telecommunications and information technology infrastructures and in developing a skilled workforce for these industries.
Local businesses must also play a more active role in approaching new technologies and keeping up with the latest regional and global trends so as not be left behind in the Industry 4.0 era, said participants.
A range of new products on electronics, communications, and information technology developed by domestic firms are also on display at the conference.