Digital Economy Committee: Fast-Forward Thailand: How to Get Digital Transformation Right
The pandemic has fast-forwarded opportunities to enact bold new ideas and change.
One such opportunity is for Thailand to reimagine the way in which digital transformation in the public and private sectors can accelerate economic recovery, return Thailand to growth, and attract more foreign direct investment (FDI). An integral part of this opportunity is the use of big data in making optimal decisions for both public and private investment.
To share views on this topic, AMCHAM’s Digital Economy Committee has assembled a panel of experts to participate in a webinar on digital transformation and the regulatory environment required to truly benefit from Cloud computing.
The discussion will include:
- The impact that data-based public sector decisions will have upon areas such as social investments, health, transportation, tourism.
- The importance of Cloud and AI in helping the public and private sectors make decisions based on facts.
- The essential shifts in Thailand’s current policy framework regarding cloud first policy, privacy, security and data flows.
Sutas Kongdumrongkiat, is the Chief Executive Officer Thailand of NTT Ltd. In his role, Sutas manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. Prior to his current role, Sutas was Managing Director of Dimension Data Thailand.
Sutas has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, where he held various senior positions in multi-national companies in Thailand, such as Country Director of SAP Thailand and Country Director of Avaya Thailand and Indochina.
Sutas holds an MBA from Thammasat University, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in the UK.
Pawee Jenweeranon, is a lecturer in law at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Thailand, and is a research affiliate at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. The World Bank Group has recently chosen Pawee as an advisor at Regulatory Specialist for Digital Economy Thailand.
Pawee engages in research projects concerned the regulatory framework for facilitating the establishment of equity crowdfunding to promote ASEAN SMEs, and the use of financial technology to enable financial inclusion in ASEAN. His other research interests include intellectual property law.
Before joining Thammasat University, Pawee was a legal officer at the National Anti-Corruption Commission, the Supreme Court of Thailand, and a part-time researcher at Thai National Credit Bureau. He earned his LL.M. in Comparative Law from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2017 and LL.M. in Business Law from Thammasat University, Thailand, in 2013.
Siranya Rhuvattana, is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group. She joined Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office in 2014 after working as a trial lawyer, where she represented and counseled companies in commercial disputes at a New York-based firm.
Siranya has extensive experience in the areas of IP commercialization, technology transactions and data privacy, where her main areas of practice include digital transformation, technology procurement, development and licensing, m/e-commerce, cloud computing, fintech, blockchain/DLT, social media, data privacy and protection, and cybersecurity.
Siranya earned her LL.B. from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, with first-class honors in 2008. In 2012, she won the Endeavour Postgraduate Award 2011, a full scholarship from the Australian Government to pursue her LL.M. at Melbourne Law School. In 2013, Siranya earned her second LL.M. from New York University School of Law.