13.45 - 14.30
Thailand’s 4.0 economic policy – why technology and innovation needs to be the core of your business.
While the property world has traditionally followed a model based on what has worked in the past, companies can no longer afford to rely on past victories to secure their future. New technologies can steamroll even established brands completely flat – look at the way the iPhone killed not only it’s direct competition Nokia, but also world-famous photography company Kodak.
In the same way, property technology, or ‘PropTech’ is about to vastly change the real estate world – and developers who fail to embrace this are risking a potentially catastrophic setback. Indeed, firms such as Ananda and Sansiri have revolutionized their business model by behaving more like a tech company than a property company – and the exponential growth they have experienced speaks for itself.
At a national level, the governments digital economy policy, ‘Thailand 4.0’ aims to transform the economy by focusing on innovative tech products rather than traditional commodities, and changing all activities from being industry-driven to being powered by technology, innovation, and creativity.
Our panelists, a mix of real estate forward-thinkers, PropTech experts and government leaders, will aim to drill down on the strategies for innovation which will bring Thai real estate companies to the top of their game, strengthen Thailand’s economic foundation as well as its connection to world markets.
Wisanu Tuntawiroon, Advisor, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication commision (NBTC)
Dr. John Leslie Millar, Chief Strategic Development Officer, -Ananda Development
Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, ,Executive Director of National Innovation Agency of Thailand - National Innovation Agency
Moderator: Lewis Ng, Chief Business Officer