Thailand rises five places in global digital competitiveness rankings

Thailand has moved up five places from the previous year to 35th in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2023 published recently by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).The Swiss-based institute ranked 64 countries and economic zones globally based on three indicators: knowledge, technology and ...

The Nation Reporter

Asean is fast-tracking digital transformation and more FTAs, officials say

Asean will focus on increasing the use of digital technology to expand trade and enhance economic cooperation among its 10 member states, according to a recent meeting of senior economic officials who oversee the bloc’s economic agenda for this year.Asean will also continue trade talks ...

The Nation Reporter

Government bid to raise country's digital competitiveness

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry wants digital-related business to contribulte 30% of  GDP and for Thailand to reach the top 30 of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, both by 2027.The targets can be achieved by promoting the adoption of digital technology for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Some sectors boosted by digitalisation

As the pandemic has driven businesses in many industries to accelerate digitalisation, the most attractive investment trends for the post-pandemic era are innovation, technology, digital health, smart logistics and environmental social governance (ESG), Pakorn Peetathawatchai, Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) president, said at the Thailand ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Digital technology for field hospitals

The Digital Council of Thailand (DCT) is working with 36 leading tech organisations and the Medical Council of Thailand (TMC) to provide digital technology for field hospitals treating Covid-19 patients.“Digital technology can play an immense role in dealing with the country’s crisis, which is the ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Workforce needs to upgrade digital skills

The Thai workforce needs to speed up development of its digital skills, as digital technology is likely to replace human workers faster than previously forecast due to the pandemic, warns the chief of the state planning unit.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Prawit: Technology core to Thailand's development

Technology is at the core of Thailand’s development as the country moves forward into the era of Thailand 4.0, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on WednesdayGen Prawit was speaking when opening ”Powering Digital Thailand 2021”, a forum jointly organised by the Bangkok Post and ...

Dumrongkiat Mala

Drive to create new digital hub takes on urgency

As the digital drive gains steam during the pandemic, Thailand must capitalise by turning into a global tech hub, says Digital Council of Thailand (DCT) president Suphachai Chearavanont.Mr Suphachai, chief executive of Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, said the world is likely to recover fast after ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Ministry to divert some of its budget funds to help Thai entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) aims to cut its spending to help Thai entrepreneurs and shore up the economy.Ministry permanent secretary Atcharin Phatthanaphanchai said that during the board meeting to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2020 and 2021, a proposal to ...

The Nation Reporter

Rural students to get digital boost with “e-School”

College students in rural areas of Thailand will soon get a boost in the quality of their education: Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) in Chiang Rai has developed an e-School system for the administration of education in rural areas with a 7 million baht grant ...

Greeley Pulitzer

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