Asia IoT Business Platform Connects Thailand to the New Digital Era

2016-05-12 17:55
-ICT Industry Experts Gather to Explore Internet of Things and Data Sharing Strategies for Thai Business Success

BANGKOK, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asia IoT Business Platform in Bangkok this May is aimed at catapulting local businesses, ICT professionals and South East Asia towards the fast-moving tech reality of the 'Internet of things' and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. The eighth instalment of the conference and exhibition is returning to Bangkok for a second year, held over two days on May 26-27, 2016, at the Amari Watergate Bangkok from 9.00 am until 5.30 pm.

Approximately 300 attendees will gain access to vital Internet of Things (IoT) information, knowledge-building discussions and strategic business connections in the region. By providing a greater understanding on ways to leverage the growing network of technology embedded machines, the Asia IoT Business Platform provides invaluable insights for businesses operations and IT specialists into the immense potential of IoT.

Malee Wongsaroje, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology will deliver the Keynote Address on Building a Smart Digital Nation. This will be followed by an IoT leaders panel discussion moderated by Sundar Iyer, Strategist and Domain Leader for Internet of Things, Asia Pacific and Japan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The panellists, including CAT Telecom, AIS, Telenor Connexion and the National Science and Technology Development Agency, will discuss the state of IoT in the region and related regulations in Thailand. 

As the diamond sponsor of Asia IoT Business Platform, HPE hopes to help IoT adopters overcome business, technical and organizational challenges. HPE delivers solutions that make data from connected devices usable and secure in an open, integrated, flexible environment.

"Enterprises and governments are eager to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by IoT, but face a range of business, technical and organizational challenges due to gaps in the complex IoT environment," said Dhanawat Suthumpun, Managing Director of HPE Thailand. "HPE provides an ecosystem that enables the innovative modelling, launch and delivery of IoT platforms, to help customers bridge the gap between multiple environments, and deliver services that better the daily lives of citizens, individuals and business."

From wearable devices, to automobiles, home security systems, cell phones and even ovens, it is estimated that IoT will add some USD $10-15 trillion to the global GDP in the next 20 years. According to McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), business-to-business (B2B) applications can create more value than pure consumer applications, generating nearly 70 percent of potential value enabled by IoT.

During the two-day Asia IoT Business Platform event in Bangkok, speakers chosen from an Advisory Board of ICT ecosystem experts and panel discussions will investigate how to create a sustainable IoT strategy for success. There will also be specific focus on the use of IoT in the industrial, transport, logistics, healthcare, and banking and finance sectors.

Innovation, opportunities and challenges to build smart cities of the future will be discussed, set againstThailand's plans to roll out a digital economy plan and build the country's digital infrastructure and e-commerce capabilities. Pongsakorn Yuthagovit, Deputy Director System Planning at Thailand's Provincial Electricity Authority will discuss the country's smart grid electricity project aimed at improving energy management and performance.

This project will be featured in the Smart City session, hosted by CAT Telecom. According to Dr. Yuttasart Nitipaichit, PhD, Assistant Vice President of CAT Telecom Data Center Department, CAT recognizes the benefits and value of IoT and smart city development and has the policies to support Thailand's development in connectivity and IT infrastructure for IoT and smart city applications.

Endorsed by Thailand's Ministry of Information and Technology, the Asia IoT Business Platform is sponsored by big-name IT, software development and communication companies, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel®, CAT Telecom, AIS, K2, Qlue, ADLINK, Blue Wireless and Telenor Connexion. Other exhibitors and start-ups include NTT Communications, Bright Box, Truphone, NCTU Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy (IAPS) and DRVR.

With IoT creating huge potential for SMEs as well as larger companies, the Asia IoT Business Platform grants essential access to the enterprise IoT market in Southeast Asia and expands ICT learning. Device communication and networking is set to be increasingly integrated into every part of business functionality and daily life, creating real impetus for Thailand to follow the steep tech development curve of IoT.

About The Asia IoT Business Platform

With a focus on local telecommunication companies and verticals, the Asia IoT Business Platform is an educational platform crafted by the industry, for the industry, with the aim of addressing key issues facing the adoption of IoT technologies in the ASEAN region. We drive enterprises to understand and learn about the adoption of IoT technologies for their business.

Since its inception in 2013, the Asia IoT Business Platform has secured strong support from local governments and telecommunication companies for the past 6 editions.

The 8th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Thailand will continue to explore opportunities and challenges within enterprise IoT, while providing ample networking and business matchmaking opportunities for IoT stakeholders. This is the second year running that the event will be held at Amari Watergate Bangkok and will take place on 26-27 May 2016, after IoT Philippines (23-24 May). View past editions here.

Upcoming conferences - Asia IoT Business Platform 2016 Series:

7th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Manila, Philippines; May 23-24, 2016
8th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Bangkok, Thailand; May 26-27, 2016
9th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Jakarta, Indonesia; August 15-16, 2016
10th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; August 18-19, 2016

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