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Hanoi (VNA) - Japan ICT Day 2018 themed “Vietnam – Japan IT Cooperation in the 4th Industrial Revolution” will take place in Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang from August 28-31.

The event will be hosted by the Vietnam Software & IT Services Association (VINASA) as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Japan ICT Day 2018 is expected to attract 350 domestic and foreign delegates, including 100 from Japan.

It will features workshops, talk shows, business matching events to promote links between Vietnamese and Japanese IT firms, and Hackathon Vietnam 2018 competition.

During the event, updated reports on the development of IT cooperation between Vietnam and Japan will be presented.

Participants will be also provided with an overview of Japan’s IT industry and Alphabeta’s report on digital country.

Leading IT firms of both sides will share information related to smart city projects in Hanoi, and discuss the reality of Vietnam-Japan IT cooperation in new technology projects, and measures to improve the quality of the collaboration.

For the first time, IT training institutions will send their students to Hackathon Vietnam 2018 competition, which is scheduled for August 27-28 in Hanoi with the theme “Smart City”.

Japan ICT Day is an annually important event organised by VINASA and the Vietnam – Japan IT Cooperation Club, aiming to promote Vietnam – Japan IT collaboration.

The event was first organised in 2007 and is the best platform for Vietnam and Japanese companies to seek for business cooperation during the past 10 years. It gets strong support from the Governments, associations, organisations and especially businesses of the two countries.

In recent times, cooperation between Vietnam’s IT businesses with Japanese peers has witnessed a strong development. From entrusted development of information technology services, many research and development projects based on new technologies such as Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been jointly implemented by the two countries’ enterprises.

Many IT products and applications of Vietnam have been introduced in the Japanese market in many fields, from restaurants and supermarkets to health care, transport, industry and entertainment.-VNA