|The Make in Vietnam Digital Technology Product Award 2022 is launched. Photo: nhandan.vn.
The national scale award aims to honor outstanding Vietnamese digital technology enterprises that have implemented the Make in Vietnam strategy well, while supporting investment promotion, trade promotion, domestic consumption and export of products, services, solutions and business models of Vietnamese digital technology enterprises. Since its commencement in 2020, the award has produced positive spin-off effect in the development of the digital transformation in government agencies, businesses and the community.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said “The Make in Vietnam Digital Technology Product Award has been held to implement the Prime Minister's Directive No. 01/2020 on promoting the development of Vietnam's digital technology enterprises. The award aims to honor outstanding Vietnamese digital technology enterprises that have implemented the Make in Vietnam strategy well, while supporting investment promotion, trade promotion, domestic consumption and export of products, services, solutions and business models of Vietnamese digital technology enterprises. Many award-winning products have directly helped government agencies, businesses and people carry out digital transformation.”
Vietnamese digital technology enterprises have applied new digital technologies to master key technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution to solve the problems of Vietnam, especially the application of newly emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and robotic automation. Numerous products have become popular and highly appreciated by many customers and have been deployed in remote and disadvantaged areas, improving public access to high quality health service, distance learning solutions and information updates. For example, FPT's Akabot business process automation solution has helped raise retail revenue and performance. VinBrain's DrAid assistant doctor has been applied in many hospitals in major cities. Viettel Post’s voso e-commerce platform has helped farmers to sell their products. The VNPT Edu smart education ecosystem has become the top keyword for online learning and won parents and kids’ appraisal.
A teacher who has used the solution comments: “Industry 4.0 means connectivity. All are connected and then we could manage our students’ activities on the system server for analysis, counselling and student career orientations.”
Vietnam has pioneered in its national digital transformation strategy with budget support for business growth and awareness raising thanks to technology revolution. The national digital transformation program aims to raise the national e-government ranking by the UN to top 70 in 2025 and top 50 in 2030. Vietnam now ranks 86 in 193 countries and territories. Digital economy is expected to generate 30% of the GDP and more than 8% productivity increase annually.
The Ministry of Information and Communications has prioritized incentives to local businesses in addressing local challenges and gain a strong market foothold thanks to a deep understanding of local culture, customer needs and creative solutions tailored made for different users.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Nguyen Huy Dung said: "The Ministry has tried to identified local issues and challenges to steer the business efforts in resolving them. Businesses need market to develop their technology and products.
2022 is the third year the award has been launched and implemented and is different from the previous year. Accordingly, excellent digital technology products are awarded in 4 categories including: Excellent digital products for digital government; Excellent digital products for the digital economy; Excellent digital products for digital society; and Potential digital products. Each award category will have Gold, Silver, Bronze and Top 10 awards. The honored products will have to satisfy 2 main criteria groups, which are "Design, creation in Vietnam" and "Vietnamese innovation". Impact and influence on the development of digital government, digital economy and digital society.” Being organized for 2 times, the Award has attracted the attention of people and business community. According to VCCI's monitoring of the status and trends of promoting digital transformation, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been looking forward to useful digital technology to be applied in products and business processes.
In addition to assembling and processing, many Vietnamese enterprises have been making great efforts in research, creation, design, mastering new technologies, catching up with the digital revolution, with the pride of "Make in Vietnam" product. Currently, the spirit of "Make in Vietnam" is like a strategic change in the development of Vietnamese technology enterprises with the connotation of research, creativity, and autonomy in technologies, products and services to bring about higher value. Many technology enterprises have taken steps to change direction, research and develop application solutions for the domestic market and reaching out to the world. Developing Make in Vietnam digital technology products is the way for Vietnamese digital enterprises to master technology and products and the "key" for Vietnam to rise to a high rank in the value chain, catching up with developed countries.