On December 16, W.Media’s Cloud and Data Centre Convention returned to Thailand.
The day long physical event showcased everything one needed to know about the technology transformation- from using hybrid cloud services to managing security within an organisation. Post the pandemic, Southeast Asia has seen some of the most dramatic and rapid developments in the cloud and IT industries. Top minds in the ASEAN region convereged in Thailand to discuss these transformations.
The event kicked off Chalee Vorakulpipat, Principal Researcher, National Science and Technology talking about Thailand 4.0 initiative, as a part of which the country has been pivoting towards digital transformation to boost innovation and digitise various sectors, including financial and healthcare. Along with tax incentives, easing regulations and well-established infrastructure, Thailand is set to become the cloud and datacenter gateway to Indochina.
Powered by businesses’ digital transformation in the wake of the pandemic, Digital adaptation in Thailand is causing a significant disruption within data centers. IoT sensors and meters are increasingly used to collect data on electric usage patterns alongside resources such as water use in buildings. How can data centers achieve their sustainability and minimise carbon footprint, while making progress along the way. This insightful and practical keynote, was delivered by Patphong Petkaewna, Solution Architect, Regional Application Center International, Schneider Electric. He spoke about the four vectors of Sustainability, Efficiency, Adaptability, and Resiliency and how this framework can allow enterprises to optimise efficiency and overall sustainability.
With digital transformation pushing the need for online transactions, many business leaders in Banking and Financial Services are looking to extend their data infrastructure to the public cloud, integrating both solutions to maximise each of their unique economical and efficiency advantages. However, deploying multiple cloud resources can add hidden cost, risk and extra administrative obstacles. Financial Services and Banking of the Future: Cloud or On-prem discussed experiences involved in running complex workloads on the cloud.
There was a Case Study on Platform Strategy for Digital Transformation. Pongtep Gongsakdi, Digital Healthcare and Wellness Development Director, VIMUT Hospital did a “Deep Dive” on how healthcare systems throughout Thailand hit critical levels of capacity and became extremely overwhelmed during the pandemic. It became clear that the need for more efficient and a large upscale in computing power was needed and to step up even faster deployment. With more than 20 years of professional experience in leading Healthcare and Retail corporations in their digital transformation journey, Pongtep guided attendees through strategies to simultaneously drive growth and operational efficiencies.
The closing panel was about the future trends in Digital Transformation. Driven by remote working and online business transactions, the need for digital transformation in Thailand is expected to spread across almost every sector and organisation.
The event saw a good turnout.