First-ever awards honour excellent digital products, services hinh anh 1The Vietnam Digital Awards 2018 are presented on November 19 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The first-ever Vietnam Digital Awards were presented at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 19, honouring organisations and individuals excelling in providing or applying digital technologies aimed to improve customers’ experience.

The award-winning products and services include the Vi Viet digital banking service of LienVietPostBank, the QR Merchant Management System of the Vietnam Payment Solution JSC, the Yolo digital banking service of VPBank, the VTVgo internet TV apps of the Vietnam Television, and the ride-hailing app of the FastGo Vietnam Co. Ltd.

Launched in late June, the awards, organised by the Vietnam Digital Communications Association, attracted 230 entries. 

Among the 34 winners, 16 are typical digital products and services aiming at solving social issues, while the rest are outstanding companies and individuals with strong digital transformation in their activities.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong, who also chairs the Vietnam Digital Communications Association, said the awards will be granted annually to honour and introduce prominent digital products and services to domestic and foreign customers. They are also meant to encourage enterprises in all fields to invest in and apply digital technologies.

Also on November 19, a conference on the opportunities and challenges created by digital transformation along with an international exhibition on digital technologies were held as part of the awards.-VNA