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Vietnam can’t keep up with its own meteoric digital transformation

Vietnam just marked the 23rd year since the country officially became part of the global internet network, with an ‘Internet Day 2020’ on December 16 that explored the country’s digital journey from post-war backwater enclave to one of the fastest-growing digital economies in Southeast Asia (SEA). The ...

Joe Devanesan

Mekong Delta promotes digital transformation in agriculture

A workshop on digital transformation and supply chain in agriculture took place in Cao Lanh city in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on December 21 on the sidelines of the 2020 Mekong Connect Forum. The event was intended to seek ways to help products and services made in ...

VNA

Expanded internet access required to boost digital transformation

The Vietnam Internet Association hosted Internet Day 2020 on December 16, marking the 23rd year since Vietnam became part of the global internet network. With the theme “Digital Transformation in Vietnam: From Aspiration to Reality”, the event’s discussions centred around Cloud Computing, 5G Services, e-Payment and Mobile ...

VNA

Cybersecurity key for Vietnam’s digital transformation

Vietnam considers digital platforms as a way to accelerate national digital transformation, considering cybersecurity a key factor to create digital trust and Institutional reform the decisive factor for digital transformation. Vietnam Security Summit 2020 was held in Hanoi on November 10 by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Vietnam’s vision and goals for a digital nation

Vietnam has been eager to reinvent itself and key among its strategies is their digital transformation. The nation is are keenly aware of the decisive role perception plays in this. Digital platform development is a breakthrough solution to promote faster digital transformation, reduce costs and increase efficiency. ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

How the pandemic made fintech matter again in Myanmar

Myanmar was considered Asia’s last frontier market, not too long ago – rich in natural resources and investment potential, but only just emerging to the possibilities of digitization. About a decade later, sweeping reforms brought a new era of connectivity, bringing down the cost of smartphones and mobile ...

Joe Devanesan

PTT and US innovation platform partner to transform Thailand

As the digital economy and tech-driven capitalism continues to rise, PTT, a Thai state-owned SET-listed oil and gas company, has plans to join hands with a leading tech-platform in Silicon Valley to drive the Thai economy. With the intention to transform Thailand through digital transformation, the ...

Alita Sharon

Vietnam introduces eight key digital programs for 2020-25

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) introduced eight core programs for the 2020-2025 period and reviewed results achieved by the information and communications (ICT) sector in the past five years at the 5th Congress of the Ministry’s Party Committee held in Hanoi on 18 August. During the 2015-2020 ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

What’s next for Thailand’s Covid-19 recovery?

After six months in lockdown, Thailand is encouraging citizens to return to its islands and beaches. The nation has had no local transmissions in the last two months. Businesses have opened back up and the government is now contemplating allowing 100,000 foreign workers to return to ...

Scott Rigby

Thailand Post plans Smart Mailboxes using IoT

Thailand Post says it is switching to smart mailboxes in an effort to make the state enterprise more in line with the current digital landscape. Thailand Post Co Ltd, a state enterprise under the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, is collaborating with CAT Telecom Plc to develop smart mailboxes for ...

Alita Sharon

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