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Vietnam enters top 10 digital countries worldwide 

16:38 | 07/08/2020

Vietnam is a newcomer in the top 50 Tholons Global Innovation Index 2020, jumping four places to stand at the 9th place. 

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According to the index, Vietnam scored 4.37 points out of 10 to climb from 14th place to 9th in this year's Top 50 "Digital Nations" ranking (Photo: VNPT)

According to the index, Vietnam scored 4.37 points out of 10 to climb from 14th place to 9th in this year's Top 50 "Digital Nations" ranking.

India retained its top position in the global digital ranking, followed by the U.S., Brazil, Canada, U.K., the Philippines, Russia, and Mexico. Singapore trailed behind Vietnam to complete the top 10 list.

In terms of Top 100 “Super Cities” ranking, Ho Chi Minh city ranked 52sn, a drop from last year's 39th. Meanwhile, Hanoi also went down from rank 31st last year to 49th.

India's Bangalore continued to top the super city ranking this year. Brazil's Sao Paulo came in second, followed by Canada's Toronto, the Philippines' Manila, and Ireland's Dublin to complete the top 5.

“Successful companies are re-designing their consumer experience, brining in innovative solutions, and using AI and Intelligent Automation. Leadership will be defined by innovation and entrepreneurship”, Ankita Vashistha, President, Tholons was quoted by KTVN as saying.

The report also stressed that the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has "decimated the traditional businesses" and working from home would become a new normal. Enterprises that have been embracing innovative technologies are said to have done completely well. Companies around the globe are suggested to incorporate artificial intelligence into their innovative solutions.

The Tholons Global Innovation Index is an annual report, based on various factors, from the number of technical graduates in total population, the number of employees and providers in business process outsourcing and information technology outsourcing, to real estate and bandwidth cost, airport connectivity, digital cybersecurity, corruption index, and digital investments.
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