Vietnam Internet Forum 2019

Welcome to Vietnam Internet Forum 2019! We will continue from the successful Vietnam Internet Forum in 2017. In this year’s Internet Forum, a wide range of topic will be discussed. Topics will include digital government, impact-tech, media literacy and source criticism, smart, connected and sustainable cities and much more.

At Vietnam Internet Forum 2019, the Internet’s contribution to an innovative, sustainable and open society will be discussed. Special focus this year will be on youth, smart, connected and sustainable societies and new technologies. In three words: Digital for Good! Vietnam Internet Forum 2019 is a platform for discussion and interaction taking place Wednesday 20 March and Thursday 21 March 2019 in Hanoi. For more information on the programme, head over to the agenda.

Speakers and participants include government officials, impact entrepreneurs, students, journalists, civil society representatives, researchers, business leaders, and investors. The networking reception on Wednesday evening offers a chance to immerse in discussion and networking with senior business leaders and policy makers.

Vietnam Internet Forum is hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi with the support from the People’s Committee of Hanoi. Co-organisers and partners are Vietnam Internet Association (VIA), UNDP, UNESCO and Lund University, amongst others.

We hope to see you in Hanoi!

#DigitalForGood

AGENDA

Day one (20/3) are by invite only, would you like to attend  – send an e-mail to ambassaden.hanoi-invitations@gov.se. For day two (21/3) you can book your tickets via ticketbox.vn.

20

March

Wednesday

Registration and mingle

14.30-15.00

Entrance

Opening ceremony and welcome

15.00-15.45

Ground Floor

Host: Nguyen Kim Ngan (Travelling Kat), Journalist

H.E. Pereric Högberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam
Nguyen Ngoc Ky, Director General of Information and Communication, City of Hanoi

Main session 1

Digital for good

15.45-17.15

Ground Floor

Moderator: Samia Melhem, Digital Lead, World Bank

Panelists:
Nguyen Thanh Nam, Co-founder of FPT and Founder Funix University
Dao Ngoc Chien, Deputy Director General, High Technology Department, Ministry of Science and Technology Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative a.i.
Nguyen Le Hoang Uyen Vy, General partner, ESP Capital
Andreas Mattsson, Program Director, School of Journalism, Lund University

Digital technologies enable many innovation opportunities, ranging from ‘smart cities’ to digital government, big data and analytics to improvements in digital connectivity, inclusiveness and accessible education. This session provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges for the connected society, including the role of private sector companies, academia, media and the digital skills needed for the greater good of society. The session will also discuss the opportunity for digital economy development as a driver for socio-economic development.

Award Presentations

InnovationForGood

17.15-17.30

Ground Floor

The three shortlisted candidates for #InnovationForGood will present their projects. The winner will be awarded with a cash prize of 1000 USD and a trip to Lund University in Sweden to experience Swedish Innovations.

Moderator: Andreas Mattsson, Program Director at School of Journalism, Lund University

Finalists:
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Diem, project: Kindmate
Vu Huong Giang, project: SCDeaf
Le Vu Cuong, project: 1516 Green Design

Networking reception and Award Ceremony

17.30-19.00

Outdoor terrace

The evening reception offers a chance to network and discuss with senior business leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs.

SPEAKERS

Get to know our speakers for Vietnam Internet Forum 2019.

PARTNERS

Vietnam Internet Forum is hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi with the support from the People’s Committee of Hanoi. Co-organisers and partners are Vietnam Internet Association (VIA), UNDP, UNESCO and Lund University, amongst others.

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