DEPA, World Bank to jointly promote IoT awareness in Thailand

27.02.18

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) and the World Bank on Monday agreed to jointly undertake activities that will promote awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Thailand and adopt digital transformation in the public and private sectors.

The announcement was made during a seminar attended by more than 150 representatives from the Thai government, international organisations, businesses, non-governmental organisations and the media to launch the recent World Bank report, “The Internet of Things: The New Government-to-Business Platform”. “

The Internet of Things plays a key role in our daily lives. Recognising the importance of IoT in creating digital innovation that will boost productivity and improve individual lives, the Digital Economy and Society Ministry has endeavoured to promote the development of the IoT in Thailand through various initiatives,” said Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj.  

“The Internet of Things is not just hype. We view it as one of the most exciting pieces of technology of the decade, which will help catalyse digital transformation in the public and private sectors in Thailand. Therefore, we need to raise awareness of IoT in all sectors by providing a networking forum so we all can meet and discuss opportunities offered by this technology, as well as ways to allow IoT work for Thais.” said Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, president and chief executive officer of the DEPA.

The agency, an operating arm of the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, aims to promote the development of digital industry and innovation as well as the adoption of digital technology in all sectors in the Kingdom.  

It has been entrusted with establishing the IoT Institute, which will help create a healthy IoT ecosystem in the country.  

Through Monday’s seminar, the Institute marks its first step in promoting the development and adoption of this exciting technology, attendees were told.