Largest IT outsourcing conference opens in Ho Chi Minh City

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Foreign delegates visit a booth at the Vietnam ITO Conference 2017, opens in Ho Chi Minh City on October 19. (Credit: ictnews.vn)
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NDO – The second Vietnam IT Outsourcing (ITO) Conference 2017, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, officially opened at Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) in Ho Chi Minh City on October 19, gathering almost 500 delegates from 20 countries and territories, as well as representatives from several leading IT companies.

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Co-hosted by QTSC, HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre and Vietnam ITO Alliance it is the largest biennial conference on the export of IT services, with the aim of introducing software development capabilities, the ability to provide IT services and expand the opportunities for cooperation for Vietnam with other countries in the world.

During the four-day conference, the delegates will focus on introducing and disseminating the capabilities of Vietnam IT services with new technologies, such as S.M.A.C, AI, and IoT; promoting Business Process Outsourcing (BPO); and calling for IT investment in localities, such as Da Nang, Lam Dong and the Mekong Delta region.

The conference has four key sessions, focusing on human resources in Vietnam’s IT sector, prospects for the BPO sector in Vietnam, Vietnam-Japan cooperation in IT and applying new technologies to increase the competitiveness and success of enterprises.

Lam Nguyen Hai Long, Chairman of Vietnam ITO Alliance commented that the 4.0 Industrial Revolution presents a golden opportunity for Vietnam's software and IT services to grow, strengthen the value of their services and become a centre of high quality IT services in the region.

Long also expressed his hope that, in addition to promoting and affirming Vietnam’s IT services brand name to the international markets, the conference would create a platform for domestic IT firms to connect with international partners in order to develop business.

The conference also marked a signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between the Vietnam ITO Alliance and international organisations, including the US’s Silicon Valley Forum, Vietnam IT Development Group and Japan’s Shonan Industrial Promotion Foundation.

The first Vietnam IT Outsourcing Conference was held in 2015 at the same venue with the participation of over 400 delegates from multi-national and high-tech companies.