Thailand OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018

Thailand OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018

Amari Watergate Bangkok Thailand18 October 2018

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18 October 2018
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Thailand has achieved steady economic growth over the last few decades. It is now considered a newly industrialised country and is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia after Indonesia. Thailand also functions as anchor economy for the neighbouring developing economies of Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.

The concepts of Digital Thailand and Digital Economy endeavours to transform Thailand and to digitalise areas such as infrastructure, manufacturing, government services, businesses as well as various other sectors.

‍(Source : Ministry of Information and Communication Technology,Thailand) 

General Prayuth Chan o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand has announced the Digital Government Plan 2017-2021.

The government aims to develop digital capabilities within all sectors, including agriculture, tourism, education, the medical profession, investment, disaster prevention, and public administration, in order to drive economic and social progress.

To achieve this objective, digital technologies need to be incorporated into public services.

An integrated information network will be developed co-operatively by government agencies, with a focus on four key development models, namely Government Integration, Smart Operations, Citizen-Centric Services, and Driven Transformation. 

‍(Source : Ministry of Information and Communication Technology,Thailand) 

According to the plan, within the next five years, the government will be transformed into Digital Government backed by the integration of operations and management among various government agencies.

Smart technology and services will be fostered by a citizen-centric strategy aiming to accelerate Thailand in all aspects, both substantially and practically.

The Electronic Government agency of Thailand has developed monitoring measures to ensure that implementation is done as planned.

  • Smart Service – The concept was to reduce the use of paper-based documents. The most remarkable example was the Application Programming Interface (API, developed by the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA), which seamlessly connected public information and the service system
  • Government Smart Kiosk– These would share verified information, related to public services, such as household registration and medical care certification, with the public. Access is based on an individual’s ID card
  • Biz Portal – This is a centralised search engine to facilitate the work of business entrepreneurs and investors via the website anywhere and at any time.
  • Farmer One – This portal provides information on land utilisation, land tenure, and other beneficial details related to the agricultural sector and responsible agencies
  • Thailand Digital Government Academy (TDGA) – The academy was established, in collaboration with the OCSC, to promote development of digital knowledge of government authorities and public officials
‍(Source : Ministry of Information and Communication Technology,Thailand) 

In order to provide our citizens and government agencies with a securestreamlined and personalised digital experience,
the Thailand OpenGov Leadership Forum will focus on the tools and techniques that build on your agency’s mission for an effective digital government strategy.

You will gain access to innovative case studies and interactive discussions on Cyber SecurityBig DataIoTMobility and Digital Transformation  through first-hand interactions with peersluminaries, as well as, emerging and established organisations.

The inaugural Thailand OpenGov Leadership Forum serving as a full day of valuable insights and networking opportunities plays an integral role in keeping the digital professionals ConnectedEducatedEngaged and Inspired.



The Next Generation of Smart City –
Designing a Sustainable City to Protect People, Planet and Profit

On a global scale, cities are embarking on the digital transformation journey as part of Smart City initiatives. According to a survey by an analyst house , worldwide IoT spending in the Government sector will be over US$60bn in 2019, of which US$16bn is planned for public safety.

The role of end-to-end surveillance and security systems have become increasingly essential as cameras are one of the most vastly deployed sensors in cities. They are becoming more intelligent providing real time event alerts and statistical data, as well as visual and audio functionalities to enhance situational awareness and data interpretation.

However despite this emphasis, modern cities still face many challenges when it comes to designing, building and maximizing
the tools for a smarter, safer city. This includes utilising big data and Internet-of-Things applications to:

  • Enhance quality of life, mobility and public safety
  • Boost performance and interactivity of urban services for real-time incident management
  • Reduce costs and resource consumption
  • Improve contact between citizens and government


This workshop will provide an overview of IoT applied while architecting smart cities applications for safety, sustainability
and profit. Giving them a fresh insight into designing and building the next generation of smarter, safer cities.



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