TBA, Bangkok

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Event Date Wed Aug 5 +07 - Thu Aug 6 +07 (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Aug 5 6:00am - Thu Aug 6 6:00am
Location TBA
Region APAC

Thailand is currently on its 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2017-2021) with future growth forecasted to be stable between 3% – 4% as private consumption and public and foreign investments continue growing. One of the plan’s key focus is the Thailand 4.0 policy which aims to revolutionize the majority of the country’s industry through digitalization. Under Thailand 4.0, the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is set to be a pillar of digital and economic transformation in the country. The government is set to invest $45 billion to develop the area with the Digital Park Thailand as its core. The park will house digital infrastructure crucial to the country’s aim to be a digital innovation hub.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society introduced the Digital Agenda 2018 in line with Thailand 4.0 to reduce income and development disparity throughout Thailand, and capacity building for progression towards a digital workforce and economy. The agenda focuses on smart cities and IoT development to achieve Digital Thailand. The 5 areas are: 1) Digital Infrastructure 2) Digital Government 3) Digital Manpower 4) Cyber Security 5) Digital Tech Developments

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society also presented a Smart Cities Framework. The framework aims to develop livable cities that are efficiently managed and sustainable in operations through use of digital technologies. The goal is to have 77 developed smart cities by 2023. Pilot smart cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai will serve as testbeds to refine the approach as the government accelerates the implementation process with a goal of at least 30 smart cities between 2019 to 2021.


2019 Past Speakers

Ajarin Pattanapanchai
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Dr. Polawat Witoolkollachit
Deputy Secretary General, Office of the National Committee of Digital Economy and Society, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Dr. Anant Kanoksilp
Director of Information and Communication Technology Center, Ministry of Public Health

Dr. Luxmon Attapich
Deputy Secretary General, Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO)

Djitt Laowattana
Executive Advisor, Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO)

Dr. Supakorn Siddhichai
Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa)

Dr Sarayuth Saengchan, Ph.D
Senior Executive Vice President – Finance & Acting Chief Operating Officer – Administration, Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation Limited

Tim Day
Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, Auto Alliance Thailand

Chaiyut Kumkun
Principal Advisor on Customs Control Development, Royal Thai Customs

Nicole Leong
Digital Tranformation Office Leader - South East Asia, Airbus

Anna Reid
General Manager of Manufacturing, Asahi Beverages

Monica Lee
Director, Digital Transformation Office, Far Eastern Department Stores Limited (FEDS)

Anna Choi
Head of Digitalization, Asia Pacific, Schindler

Patrick Conway
Business Development Director, Critical Application Connectivity Products, Virtual Access - N'osairis

Alon Shamir
Senior Director, Head of Pelion Device Management and Mbed, IoT Services Group, ARM

Sam Tanskul
Managing Director, Krungsri Finnovate Co., Ltd.

Dr. Pichairat Jiranunrat
Director - Robotics AI & Intelligent Solution Project, PTT Public Company Limited

Jareeporn Jarukornsakul
Chairman & Group CEO, WHA Corporation

Surachai Atthamongkolchai
Hybrid IT Country Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Thailand

Thossaporn Petporee
Senior Vice President – Business Development, CP Foods

Kibyoung Kim
Diector, Global e-Govenment Division, Ministry of Interior & Safety, Korea

Naphongthawat Phothikit
Director, Financial Technology Department, Bank of Thailand

Suraj Kamath
ASEAN Business Lead, SAS

Alee Lee
Head of Regional Innovation Center, Fujitsu

Kosit Suksingha
Executive Vice President - Chief Beer Business Thailand and Chief Supply Chain Management, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited

Chaichana Mitrpant
Deputy Executive Director, Electronic Transaction Development Agency (ETDA)

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors, Partners and Exhibitors

• Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

• Depa


• Dell Technologies

• Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• Yip in Tson
• N'osairis
• Sas
• Intel

• Fujitsu

• Macnica Cytech

• Institute for information Industry• SG Tech

• Abeja
• CDNetworks
• Epicor
• Iot Works
• Kenmec Group
• Liteon
• mcf16
• MuRata
• Nadi
• Nexa IoT
• Robustel
• Wisx
• World Sensing

• Asia Blockchain Review
• NFC Forum
• Open Connectivity