The leadership roles of Vietnamese Chief Information Officers (CIO) were recognised and highly appreciated by leaders, experts and the IT community at the CIO Summit 2011 themed: Vision and Responsibility, in Hanoi on Sept. 29.

Speaking at the three-day meeting, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong said the world has seen an IT boom in recent years.

In late July, the Ministry of Information and Communications issued a decision to establish a council of State agency IT directors.

"This shows the interest the State takes in IT leaders and their contributions to society," Hong added.

The discussion this year will focus on the vision and responsibilities of CIOs in relation with the development of enterprises and organisations, and the effective application of modern solutions such as cloud computing and personal devices.

The 2011 Vietnam Finance Conference and Exhibition themed: "Restructure national finance: policy challenges, and linking and integrating tendency", kicked off on Sept.29. Opportunities, challenges and lessons of post-crisis financial restructure and Vietnam 's vision and policies will be discussed, as well as the strategic orientation in modernisation of State budget collection management.

Under the summit, the seventh CIO Summit&Awards co-organised by IDG Vietnam, the National Steering Committee on Information and Technology, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry paid tribute to the 12 most outstanding CIOs in 2011 from Vietnam and other ASEAN nations./.