Vietnam ICT Investment Forum 2018

India – ASEAN ICT Expo 2018

Theme: Digital connectivity in the Industrial Revolution 4.0

  • Time : 27 - 28 September 2018

  • Venue : Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam


Day 1: 27 September 2018




Opening Ceremony & Inaugural Session


Opening remarks by Leader of Government and Ministers


Exhibition VIP tour

Plenary 1: Investment in digital infrastructure to meet the requirements of the Industrial Revolution 4.0


Current status of broadband and the direction for 5G development in Viet Nam

Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, Director of Policy and Planning Section, VNTA

Investment in digital infrastructure to improve productivity and growth

Mr Trung Phan, Vice President and Head of Emerging Business, Ericsson Vietnam


Policies to encourage investment in 5G to ensure future digital connectivity


Investment in 5G- Operators View

Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL

Preparing Infrastructure 5G ready

Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal- MD, Paramount Wires & Cables Pvt Ltd

Cloud - The Future Norm in Connected Networks

Claudia Chan, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, ASEAN and Vietnam


Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Dr. Tran Minh Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy

The panel discussion will focus on the impact of digital connectivity on productivity and growth of every country, with reference to practices of broadband infrastructure development and 5G implementation plan in Viet Nam and other countries. The panelists will also exchange views and recommendations on policies to encourage investment in digital connectivity for each country.



Plenary 2 – Digital connectivity in ASEAN: Opportunities and challenges


Project concepts in Digital Connectivity in ASEAN

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar, Director General, TEPC

Projects to facilitate digital connectivity in CLMV

Mr. A. Sheshagiri Rao, CMD , TCIL

Cyber security for digital connectivity in the region

Mr. Nguyen Huy Dung, Deputy Director General, Information Security Authority


Digital Village- India’s Next Powerhouse

Mr. B.S. Yadav, President, Vihaan Networks Ltd.

Vision of Digital Connectivity: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam

Representative of Ministry of ICT from Lao, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam


Session Moderator: Mr Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, India

The panelists will share and exchange views on opportunities and challenges for synchronizing digital connectivity with infrastructure, institutional and people connectivity in ASEAN, status of digital infrastructure development in CLMV countries, regional digital connectivity projects and proposed models for public-private partnership in digital connectivity development in the region.


Coffee Break

Plenary 3 –Solutions for Digital Connectivity and transformation


Ipv6 conversion on the I.R 4.0 with new internet services

Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

IoT smart city services and solutions on 4G/ LTE

Speaker from VNPT Group

Overview of India’s relations with ASEAN countries

Mr. Parvathaneni Harish, Ambassador of India to Vietnam

Experiences in building future-ready, high-speed fiber optic networks

Mr. Sanjay Nayak, MD, Tejas Networks Ltd.

Presentation of Viettel

Speaker from Viettel Group

Connecting the Unconnected

Ms Swati Rangachari (Chief Corporate Affairs Officer), Sterlite Technologies

Concluding Remarks

Mr. Phan Tam, Hon’ble Vice Minister (ICT), Government of Vietnam

Mr. Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Government of India

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Dr. Phan Thao Nguyen, DG of International Cooperation Department, MIC

The panelists will share and exchange solutions and services on 4G, 5G technology to apply in social-economic sectors. Exploring potential of digital transformation and sharing measures for digital trade and services, including e-commerce, start-ups, cooperative economies and smart city based on ICT services.

Day 2: 28 September 2018

Plenary 4: Future of Urban Living - Smart cities/ SHARING EXPERIENCE on SMART CITIES between Viet Nam and India


Smart city implementation in Thanh Hoa/ Ha Noi

Smart Networks for the future – New Digital Horizons – Mr. Srinivasan Thukkaram, APAC - Sterlite Technologies Ltd.

Technology Solutions for Smart Cities – Dr. Kumar Sivarajan, Co- Founder & CTO, TEJAS Networks Ltd.

Smart City projects in India –

R&D Activities For Smart Networks by C-DoT

Policy and Regulatory initiatives for Smart Cities in Vietnam: CEO of Vietnam Service Provider


Moderator: Dr. Phan Thao Nguyen, DG of International Cooperation Department, MIC India is presently implementing Smart City projects in 100 cities and has wide experience to share. IoT, M2M will also play an important role for futuristic Smart networks. The panelists will share experience between Viet Nam and India in implementing smart city.







Valedictory Session

Mr. Shyamal Ghosh, Chairman, TEPC

Mr. Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, India




B2B meetings & signing of MoU’s at industry level