Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Charting Vietnam’s AI Trajectory: Progress and Ambitions

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Vietnam has made significant strides in its artificial intelligence readiness, jumping from 55th place in 2022 to 39th out of 193 countries in 2023, according to a report by a UK-based organisation. This remarkable progress underscores Vietnam’s commitment to embracing AI technologies to enhance public service delivery.

The annual report assesses governments’ preparedness to leverage AI for citizen-centric services, evaluating 39 indicators that gauge digital capacity, technological prowess, and data infrastructure. Vietnam’s total AI readiness score of 54.48 positions it 9th within the East Asia region, although it trails behind some ASEAN peers like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Nevertheless, Vietnam’s score surpasses the East Asia average of 51.41, placing the country 4th among the 9 global regions covered in the report. This achievement reflects Vietnam’s concerted efforts to integrate AI into its socio-economic fabric.

According to an earlier report on Government AI Readiness from the same organisation, Vietnam has made significant strides, elevating its standing to 5th place within the ASEAN region. The report highlights a notable improvement in Vietnam’s average score, which surged from 53.96 points in 2022 to 54.48 points in 2023.

This advancement not only signifies a tangible progression in Vietnam’s preparedness to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) but also reflects the nation’s proactive efforts in bolstering its technological capabilities. Moreover, Vietnam’s ascent to the 5th position marks a noteworthy achievement, overtaking the Philippines and securing a higher ranking compared to the previous year.

In January 2021, the Vietnamese Prime Minister issued a decision outlining the “National Strategy for Research, Development, and Application of Artificial Intelligence until 2030.” This strategic roadmap aims to propel AI research, development, and application, positioning Vietnam as a leading player in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Since then, Vietnam has witnessed widespread deployment of AI technologies across various sectors. Looking ahead to 2030, Vietnam harbours ambitious goals to solidify its position as a regional AI powerhouse. The country aspires to rank among the top four nations in ASEAN and the top 50 globally in AI research, development, and application.

Additionally, Vietnam aims to trademark 10 AI technologies and establish three high-performing national data and computing centres, signalling its unwavering commitment to AI innovation and advancement.

As Vietnam races forward into its digital future, Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) emerges as a transformative force in shaping the nation’s technological trajectory. Dang Huu Son, Vice Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence for Industry Development, anticipates a substantial contribution of VND 14 trillion (US$574.83 million) by 2030, highlighting the profound impact of AI on Vietnam’s economy.

The recent establishment of AIID, a collaborative alliance comprising 17 technology-oriented universities and enterprises, underscores Vietnam’s proactive approach to integrating academia and industry. This initiative aims to equip students with practical digital skills, ensuring a well-prepared workforce for the evolving tech landscape and cementing Vietnam’s position as a burgeoning tech hub in the region.

With an impressive 91% of respondents expressing optimism in AI’s potential, as revealed by a survey conducted by Finastra Financial Services, Vietnam solidifies its position as a global trailblazer in harnessing the transformative power of artificial intelligence. As Vietnam’s tech revolution unfolds, marked by remarkable strides in e-commerce and digital payments, the nation stands poised for sustained growth and innovation in the digital age.

In line with its goal toward technological advancement, the central city of Da Nang has unveiled the establishment of the Da Nang Semiconductor and Artificial Intelligence Center for Research and Training (DSAC).

This development highlights the city’s dedication to enhancing its proficiency in IC design and AI, aligning with Vietnam’s broader push towards AI readiness as highlighted in the recent global report. The DSAC will play a pivotal role in propelling the city towards its strategic goals, mirroring Vietnam’s aspirations to become a regional AI powerhouse by 2030.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.