Dr. Lucy Cameron speaking at the event

The report is part of the Australian Government’s Aus4Innovation program, an AUD10 million strategic initiative designed to strengthen links between the Australian and Vietnamese innovation systems.

Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh said: “The report provides a blueprint for Vietnam to plan for the country’s digital future. It is a tremendous example of successful collaboration between our national innovation systems.”

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick said this report was the first major output of the Aus4Innovation partnership between Australia and Vietnam.

“It will guide our work over the next three years as we deepen the collaborative linkages between our two countries, and help strengthen the Vietnamese innovation system as it adapts to the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy,” Mr. Chittick stressed.

Dr. Lucy Cameron, lead author of the report and Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO’s Data61, noted that Vietnam has been one of the world’s fastest growing economies and has already become one of the most dynamic countries in the East Asia region.

CSIRO’s Data61has worked with the Ministry of Science and Technology’s team to identify seven megatrends affecting Vietnam’s future digital economy. These include the impact of emerging digital technologies, new export markets for Vietnam, the development of modern digital infrastructure, the push to smart cities, the rise of digital skills and services, and changing consumer behaviors./.