The scene of the 2016 Asia Pacific IT Conference in Hanoi. (Source: doisongphapluat.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 2016 Asia Pacific Conference on Information Management was held in Hanoi on October 21, aiming to develop and sustain an affluent society, both materially and spiritually, using IT-based solutions in Vietnam.

The conference, themed “Common Platform to a Sustainable Society in the Dynamic Asia Pacific, was organised by the University of Economics and Business (UEB) of Vietnam National University in co-ordination with the Japan society for Information and Management (JSIM).

It aimed to overcome superficial understanding of technologies, and to create a new knowledge system based on an understanding of fundamental business principles.

Nguyen Hong Son, Rector of UEB, said Vietnam considers innovation, integration and sustainable development important factors in development.

"In fact, Vietnam has actively participated in these trends and obtained essential achievements in economy and society over the years,” said Son.

Experts and scientists from Vietnamese economics and technology schools and informative technology businesses, along with scholars, researchers and experts from the JSIM and its Republic of Korea counterpart attended the conference, as well as representatives from universities, research centres and tech companies from Japan and the United States.

Hoang Nam Tien, Chairman of FPT Software, also a speaker at the conference, stated, “In the context of growth, the IT industry has dramatically contributed to socio-economic development. Vietnam has about 900,000 professionals working in the IT fields with 300 colleges offering IT training, under the national strategy to transform Vietnam into an advanced IT country.”

The conference featured symposiums by Vietnamese and global experts, focusing on solutions to construct and develop a stable society, towards the technological industry in terms of achievements, application and systematization of technology.

Dr Kyoshi Murata from Meiji University said, “Given that Vietnam is one of the most important countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the holding of this academic conference is highly significant. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to all the people both in Japan and Vietnam who have engaged in the preparation.”

The latest research findings related to technological and industrial development by foreign experts were also presented during the conference through discussions./.