The Nation, Block Mountain, and MetaverseXR invite you to “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022”

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The Nation, Block Mountain, and MetaverseXR invite you to join Thailand’s largest Metaverse event of the year “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” from August 19-21 at GMM Live House, 8th floor of CentralWorld shopping centre in Bangkok.

The Nation, Block Mountain, and MetaverseXR invite you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022"

The Nation is holding “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” in collaboration with blockchain and digital asset event organiser Block Mountain and MetaverseXR, a leading world expert in virtual reality creation and management in Metaverse.

Metaverse is a virtual world that people can spend their time and live their lives in to do a myriad of activities including shopping, relaxing, socialising as well as doing business. It is estimated that the value of Metaverse will jump from currently US$36.7 billion to $947 billion by 2030 and that people will spend more time in Metaverse than they do in reality.
 

The “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” will have three zones, namely the Experience Zone, Competition Zone, and Conference & Workshop Zone.

In the Experience Zone, participants will get first-hand experience in Metaverse through the use of VR glasses and controllers to interact with objects and move around in the virtual world. Over 20 booths have been prepared for participants, where companies will showcase their products and services related to Metaverse.

The Competition Zone gives student contestants a platform to present their business plans or innovative ideas for products, services, or community building in Metaverse. Teams with the best start-up ideas will be selected to win scholarships worth 200,000 baht in total.

In the Conference & Workshop Zone, experts in technology, business, product development, and Metaverse trends will take the stage in various seminar sessions throughout the three-day event. Topics of discussion include “Why Metaverse is the Next Big Thing in Web 3.0”, “Now and Next Metaverse Technology”, “Big Players”, “Metaverse Trend and Movement”, “Rule & Role of Government Agencies, Infrastructure & Network”, and “Thailand’s Status in the Metaverse”.

Published : June 24, 2022

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

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June 16, 2022, Bangkok – The Prime Minister of Thailand presided over the opening ceremony of Thailand 5G Summit 2022 under The 5G Leader in the Region concept, joining partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure and promote applications of 5G technology through business potential and commercial readiness, including building a better society with 5G technology – aiming to drive Thailand as the ASEAN Digital Hub and announcing the 5G Technology Alliance in the country. These actions will create up to 5 billion baht in economic value through new business opportunities. Participants will learn from and experience 5G technology showcases free-of-charge, from today to June 17, on the 22nd floor, Centara Grand Hotel and Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld.

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Thailand presided over the opening ceremony of Thailand 5G Summit 2022 under The 5G Leader in the Region concept. The event was co-hosted by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa), The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), along with partners from the private sector such as Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) APAC 5G Industry Community.

Thailand 5G Summit 2022: “The 5G Leader in the Region” aims to drive 5G as the country’s key digital infrastructure by promoting applications of 5G technology for an economic and social push towards the goal of becoming the ASEAN Digital Hub. Focusing on readiness and business potential in each sector including ‘use cases’ as well as building a better society with 5G technology. This event also aims to increase knowledge, convey experience and best practices for commercial applications of 5G technology to all stakeholders and ensure efficiency. It also promotes the development of Thailand’s 5G technology business ecosystem and will drive the ‘Thailand 5G Alliance’ to increase Thailand’s future economic value.

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

H.E. General Prayut, delivered the keynote themed as The 5G Leader in the Region, saying: “The government has assigned The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to lay down the policy framework and action plans to promote applications of 5G technology and manage the telecommunication infrastructure that supports 5G technology. This framework also encourages new product and services development based on 5G infrastructure, promotes continuing usage and a digital industry ecosystem from infrastructure deployment. Additionally, it also promotes collaboration between the public and private sector, through companies such as Huawei, to commercially drive Thailand’s 5G technology development in every industry and elevate Thailand’s competitive advantages towards the Thailand 4.0 era.”

“Thailand 5G Summit 2022 will be the starting point for domestic and international collaboration. It also showcases the telecommunication infrastructure that supports 5G technology in Thailand, which contributes to the development of digital startups and a digital workforce. This collaboration will expand technology and digital innovation, drive economic competitiveness and the digital economy, which will promote Thailand as an investment hub, and the 5G technology leader in the region with telecommunication infrastructure that supports 5G applications. The government would like to thank depa and Huawei for implementing the Thailand 5G alliance. I believe that the cooperation from this alliance will help enable Thailand to become the leader of 5G technology.” said General Prayut.

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

H.E. General Prayut also announced the strategic ‘Thailand 5G Alliance’, joined by depa, representatives from government agencies, and the private sector, as well as industrial associations such as The Office of the Digital Economy and Society Commission (ONDE), The Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), The Federation of Thai Industries, Advanced Info Service Plc. (AIS), True Corporation Plc. (True), Thai IoT Association and The Telecommunications Association of Thailand Under the Royal Patronage to promote and drive 5G applications in the industrial sector to increase the country’s economic value through service system upgrades for public health, security, education, transportation, factory management and modern agriculture – aiming to elevate people’s quality of life equally and efficiently.

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, said: “Technology development and digital innovation play a pivotal role in increasing digital applications in various sectors. Digital technology development trends are foundations of industry and digital services. 5G technology is a key infrastructure component for the country’s future economic and social transformation. The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, through depa, is joining forces with partners to organize Thailand 5G Summit 2022, which has also received excellent cooperation from Huawei.”

“The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society hopes that Thailand 5G Summit 2022 will open up digital opportunities for businesses and people, demonstrate the country’s potential and readiness in digital applications to increase business advantages for Thai entrepreneurs. This summit will also promote a digital workforce and digital startup development to elevate economic competitiveness for Thailand to become an investment hub and regional leader in 5G technology,” said Mr. Chaiwut.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President/CEO of depa, said: “5G technology is an important digital infrastructure component with the ability to be a fast wireless network that supports Person-to-Person and Machine-to-Machine communication effectively. Therefore, 5G can lead various technology developments to provide digital services to the public sector. Thailand 5G Summit 2022 was made possible by strong collaboration from the 5G Technology Alliance, and participants will find examples of 5G applications in the industrial sector to spark new ideas, increase knowledge, convey experiences, and best practices for commercial applications of 5G technology for digital startups, developers, Thai entrepreneurs, and personnel.

“Depa predicts that Thailand 5G Summit 2022 will create up to 5 billion baht in economic value. It is an important collaboration between the public and private sector such as Huawei, including private supply chains and more than 60 domestic and international investors to help support the country’s development. This summit will help create a workforce, build digital standards, and share commercial 5G technology knowledge efficiently. It will coordinate between the government, the private sector, and educational institutions both domestically and internationally to solve issues, define solutions and set regulations for 5G applications to support the country’s development,” said Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon.

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

Mr. Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific, said: “Global 5G rollout is progressing quickly, and the 5G pioneers in the Asia Pacific region have crossed the 16% chasm into the golden age. In this transformative process, 5G has become a key enabler for enriching people’s life, accelerating industry digitalization, and expanding economy scope.”

“Huawei always considers Asia Pacific as our strategic market, and we are committed to becoming the key contributor to the digital economy in the region. Towards this goal, 5G connectivity plays a crucial role,” said Mr. Lin on the topic of unleashing the values of 5G to embrace a better green digital life.  “As Thailand rapidly emerges as a 5G leader in the ASEAN region, we will continuously support Thailand’s 5G success through three key areas: Build leading 5G infrastructure, Drive 5G industry application, and Create 5G industry and talent ecosystem.” said Mr. Lin.

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

Mr. Julian Gorman, Head of GSMA, Asia-Pacific Region, said: “The establishment of the 5G Alliance is a significant milestone for Thailand as it is the first alliance to develop the 5G ecosystem in Southeast Asia. GSMA APAC 5G Industry Community is pleased to collaborate with Huawei, the leading global ICT company, to drive applications of 5G technology in the Thai industrial sector to the maximum potential.”

Prime Minister presides over Thailand 5G Summit 2022, joining domestic and international partners to drive 5G as Thailand’s key digital infrastructure

The event also provides participants with various seminars, with targeted industry experts in the country – both Thais and foreigners. There will be keynote sessions and industry forums regarding applications of 5G technology in the Thai industrial sector including an exhibition showcasing commercial 5G technologies and innovations. The exhibition area is divided into three zones: Zone 1: 5G Smart Manufacturing & Logistics, showcasing 5G factory automation solutions, reconnaissance and inspection drones, and intelligent lifting robotic arms; Zone 2: 5G Smart Medical, showcasing smart mobile clinic vehicles with 5G solutions, bedridden patients’ health check box and 5G Smart Ambulance; Zone 3: 5G Smart City showcasing smart screening points and street lightings, AI camera systems for safety improvement and an intelligent operations center that acts as the brain and central nervous system in smart cities.

Thailand 5G Summit 2022: “The 5G Leader in the Region” will be held on June 16 & 17, on the 22nd floor, Centara Grand Hotel and Bangkok Convention Center at centralwOrld. Participants can join panel discussions and enjoy 5G technology showcases at the event free of charge.

Published : June 16, 2022

By : THE NATION

Translucia and Australia’s Two Bulls to launch Metaverse R&D Centre in Melbourne

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Translucia Global Innovation, a subsidiary of T&B Media Global (Thailand), announced the launch of the Metaverse Research and Development (R&D) Centre in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday to research new technologies to connect the real and virtual worlds more harmoniously.

Translucia and Australia’s Two Bulls to launch Metaverse R&D Centre in Melbourne

The company is moving ahead with the Translucia metaverse with vision and philosophy to ensure that it will share happiness with visitors around the world and create economic opportunity.

The initial results of this long-term development is expected to come in the latter part of this year.

Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp, founder and CEO of T&B Media Global and TransluciaJwanwat Ahriyavraromp, founder and CEO of T&B Media Global and Translucia

Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp, founder and CEO of T&B Media Global and Translucia, said the cooperation with Two Bulls, a leading specialist in gamification design, innovative education and entertainment technology in Australia, will help develop this hub to become one of the world’s largest metaverse research centres.

He added that establishing such a research hub, which is one of the world’s few specialised research centres, is another milestone in T&B’s metaverse project.

Translucia and Australia’s Two Bulls to launch Metaverse R&D Centre in Melbourne

“Translucia is delighted to found the Metaverse R&D Centre to develop the Translucia metaverse and gather the world’s top experts in metaverse development,” he said.

“The experience and expertise of our partners are vital to bringing dreams to life. We want Translucia to be more than a virtual world that everyone knows.”

He added that Translucia metaverse will be a world of happiness and smiles, where everyone can live, work, and enjoy business, socialising, and entertainment in new ways, moving seamlessly between the real and virtual realms.

James Kane, CEO of Two BullsJames Kane, CEO of Two Bulls

James Kane, CEO of Two Bulls, said the Metaverse R&D Centre is a unique Thai-Australian collaboration for a new type of pioneering metaverse initiative.

“Working with Translucia has created many opportunities,” he said.
“I think the Metaverse R&D Centre will be a great way to attract metaverse visionaries, helping Translucia fulfill its incredible vision and benefiting the world, introducing people to the concepts of the Translucia metaverse with its fresh perspective, unlike any other metaverse we have seen.”

Translucia and Australia’s Two Bulls to launch Metaverse R&D Centre in Melbourne

Translucia partnered with leading specialist companies in March. Two Bulls is a key partner that will play a vital role in developing and managing the Metaverse R&D Centre, gathering data and studying metaverse user behaviour to delight visitors.

Pellar Technology is another core partner, bringing blockchain technology to support cryptocurrencies, digital assets and entire economy activities in Translucia and the real world.

Translucia and Australia’s Two Bulls to launch Metaverse R&D Centre in Melbourne

The establishment of the research centre was welcomed by government organisations in Thailand and Australia.

The Australian government has described Translucia R&D cooperation as a great opportunity for business ties between the two countries to grow through jointly developing cutting-edge metaverse technology for sustainability and well-being.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency said the agency is ready to support and encourage startups, developers, and entrepreneurs in Thailand to help develop applications and services for Translucia.

Translucia and Australia’s Two Bulls to launch Metaverse R&D Centre in Melbourne

Published : June 15, 2022

By : THE NATION

Radical surgery turning Thai travel sector into medical tourism hub

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No industry crashed harder than tourism during the Covid-19 pandemic when the engine powering about 12 percent of Thai GDP was shut down by travel bans and lockdowns.

Radical surgery turning Thai travel sector into medical tourism hub

Now, the government has turned to medical tourism to lure back international tourists and spark another travel boom that lifts the Kingdom into post-Covid prosperity.

Thailand abandoned its Test & Go” quarantine protocol on May 1, enabling vaccinated travelers to enter freely and opening the door for a travel-starved world. Tourism officials expect to see 7-10 million international foreign arrivals in total this year as restrictions ease.

However, that figure is still only a quarter of the 40 million tourists Thailand received before the pandemic in 2019. With the economy desperately in need of a booster shot, authorities are gambling on medical tourism – powered by blockchain – to restore Thailand’s battered travel-and-hospitality industry to health.

Leading this effort is the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), whose graduate schools serve economic and social development.

On May 27, NIDA’s Graduate School of Management laid out the opportunities and obstacles to building a medical tourism blockchain platform in Thailand.

NIDA is convinced that fast-advancing blockchain technology is the key to rapid tourism recovery and turning the country into medical treatment destination.

“Thailand’s long tradition of hospitality, gorgeous scenery and rich cultural history all contribute to the country’s appeal,” noted Assoc Professor Danuvasin Charoen, Director of NIDA’s Centre for Business Innovation. “In the healthcare industry, we have tremendous potential. As a result, we should work to establish ourselves as a medical tourism hub,” he added.

NIDA is spearheading development of the hub by building an online platform that offers tourists easy-to-access medical and travel information.

Thai tourism chiefs have welcomed the focus on technology as a way of boosting the Kingdom’s post-Covid tourism appeal.

“Tourist behaviour has changed recently due to Covid, so businesses must adapt to the post-pandemic market by using technology to meet the wide variety of demands,” according to Association of Thai Tourism Marketing president Kitti Pornsiwakit.

Assoc Professor Danuvasin Charoen, director of NIDA’s Centre for Business InnovationAssoc Professor Danuvasin Charoen, director of NIDA’s Centre for Business Innovation

The challenge now is to create a platform with travel operators that answers both the tourism and medical needs of international travellers.

This is where blockchain will play a crucial role.

“Blockchain-powered platforms allow doctors to create profiles of international patients without the help of major hospitals,” said Dr Akkawit Hannawachok, a specialist in travel medicine. Medical tourists can use these platforms to consult doctors directly. “These channels will be used in the future to collect [patient] information and track their treatment,” Dr Akkawit added.

Blockchain technology can provide centralised data on each patient’s treatment in the past, present, and future, he added.

Dr Akkawit Hannawachok, a specialist in travel medicineDr Akkawit Hannawachok, a specialist in travel medicine

Published : June 13, 2022

By : Varunsuda Karunayadhaj

Thailand needs ‘collaboration boost’ to get space mission off ground

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A House committee on space affairs is calling for more research funding and international collaboration to boost the number of Thai aerospace engineers.

Thailand needs ‘collaboration boost’ to get space mission off ground

Bhumjaithai Party MP Settapong Malisuwan, chairman of the subcommittee on space economy and security, said development of Thailand’s space sector is being hampered by lack of international collaboration and transparency.


State agencies developing Thailand’s space industry do not share information with the public, he said, meaning young Thai students and engineers don’t get access to the field.

“While agencies such as Nasa have built systems that allow students and farmers to readily access open data, Thai space authorities make it impossible for the public to obtain such information,” Settapong said.

He urged private sector investment in scholarships and education to bridge the knowledge gap, adding that boosting collaboration with international agencies such as the US Space and Rocket Center and Nasa’s SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village initiative would also benefit all Thais.

SERVIR’s Mekong centre, run by USAID and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, uses satellite images and ground measurements to create water resource maps, drought forecasts, and other online data tools that are used by Thai farmers.

Thailand needs ‘collaboration boost’ to get space mission off ground
Thailand needs ‘collaboration boost’ to get space mission off ground

Settapong’s move comes after the Cabinet last year approved the Space Affairs Act to lay foundations for the country’s space economy, including a seven-year mission to the moon announced in December 2020.

He said he will also urge the House committee on communications, telecoms, digital economy and society to meet with Dan Irwin, Nasa SERVIR’s worldwide programme manager, to discuss ways to expand cooperation.

“I am hopeful that we can expand our worldwide collaboration with Nasa in order to promote and build Thailand’s new space industry,” Settapong said.

His subcommittee also sees international collaboration as a way of launching student projects involving small satellites or CubeSats, as well as larger commercial projects such as low-Earth orbit satellite (LEO) networks.

Thailand needs ‘collaboration boost’ to get space mission off ground
Thailand needs ‘collaboration boost’ to get space mission off ground

Published : June 10, 2022

By : THE NATION

ClouDee, Yellow.ai join hands to offer Conversational AI solutions

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Leading disruptive communication platform provider ClouDee is partnering a leading next-gen total experience automation platform, Yellow.ai, to deliver Conversational AI solutions.

ClouDee, Yellow.ai join hands to offer Conversational AI solutions

The partnership, announced on Thursday, aims to help Thai enterprises enable an elevated and hyper-personalised customer experience and employee experience.

This partnership aims to establish market leadership in Thailand by delivering cutting-edge Conversational AI solutions to enterprises across industries, bolstering their business agility and growth, ClouDee said.

As a result, businesses in Thailand will now be able to benefit from solutions that enhance their interaction with customers and employees, making them more intuitive, personal, and in real-time.

Ankush BhardwajAnkush Bhardwaj

ClouDee CEO Ankush Bhardwaj said that in today’s highly competitive marketscape, it has become crucial for enterprises to create and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

“By partnering with Yellow.ai for its Conversational AI solutions, ClouDee is bolstering its abilities to help businesses further personalise customer engagements, deliver experiences that are meaningful and have long-term business impact,” he said.

“This partnership between ClouDee and Yellow.ai ensures that we can deliver best-in-class, innovative customer-centric solutions with an aim to build bridges between businesses in Thailand and their customers.”

He added that the company is also promoting government agencies to use automation platforms in a bid to facilitate citizens on using services, such as Covid-19 vaccination and immigration.

Neil BarmanNeil Barman

Yellow.ai chief growth officer Neil Barman said enterprises across industries are looking to automate their customer engagements not only for 24/7 customer support but also to augment their sales and marketing efforts across digital channels.

“Our partnership with ClouDee is a definitive step towards enabling enterprises through our Dynamic AI agents that offer enriching, delightful and personalised interactions, at scale,” he said.

Passakon PrathombutrPassakon Prathombutr

Meanwhile, the Digital Economy Promotion Agency has also shown interest to apply Conversational AI solutions to smart city development.

The agency’s chief technology officer for Digital Technology and Innovation Development, Passakon Prathombutr, said smart cities are a part of Thailand 4.0 to push the country towards a value-based economy.

He said the agency has a process in place that allows any city that submits a proposal to DEPA to get a government incentive if they meet the criteria.

“Essentially, we encourage city officials to gather data and pinpoint the issue. The data might be gathered through sensors, CCTV cameras, or directly from citizens via a phone call or chat box. Then we use AI to assess the need and find a solution to the problem,” he said.

He added that chat bots take on the task of communicating with individuals 24 hours a day, seven days a week about any needs before directing them to the appropriate personnel.

“With the advancement of digital technologies and chat bots, we could solve and address the problem in various ways like never before,” he added.

Published : June 10, 2022

By : THE NATION

Nokia offers best of its technologies to develop Thai smart cities

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Nokia has pledged to support Thailand’s smart city development and accelerate Industry 4.0.

Nokia offers best of its technologies to develop Thai smart cities

Speaking at a roundtable held on Wednesday in Bangkok, Nokia underlined its commitment to supporting enterprises in Thailand in their digital transformation journey and advancing the Thailand 4.0 agenda.

Thitipan Worakulladthanee, enterprise sales director of Nokia Thailand, said robust, proven technologies like 5G and Private Wireless allow for the creation of intelligent and integrated city platforms that can provide a foundation for true city innovation.

He pointed out that as Thailand continues to move towards Industry 4.0, it is more critical than ever for enterprises in Thailand to accelerate the adoption of these technologies and unlock new opportunities that will help digitalise industries and boost Thailand’s economy.

Thailand has been making significant progress on the road to Industry 4.0 since the launch of the government’s 20-year strategy to accelerate the country’s economic growth focusing on robotics, factory automation, aviation, logistics and agriculture.
At present, the nation is leading the way for smart cities in the region with its first 5G adoption in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) area and continued efforts to expedite the harnessing of digital transformation solutions.

As a recognised leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and networking for Industry 4.0, Nokia is committed to bringing purpose-designed solutions for Industry 4.0 digitalisation and beyond, Thitipan said. 

From the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) solution to its fifth-generation routing silicon, the company offers digital technologies that are capable of transforming industries into Ready 4.0 Anything operations – powered by its mission, business, and society-critical networks, Thitipan said.

Nokia also explained that private wireless has proven to be the critical enabler to accelerate Industry 4.0. Together, Industry 4.0 and private wireless enable industries to fuse physical with digital processes by connecting all machines as well as sensors and mobile workers in the most flexible, affordable, secure and reliable way available, providing mission-critical solutions for enterprise customers, he said.

“5G and private wireless network will be a game-changer to make both public and private sectors experience exponential growth in this digital economy age,” added Thitipan.

Aiming to be a trusted partner for critical networks, Nokia has currently deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,200 leading enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale and public sector segments worldwide. 

It has also extended its expertise to more than 450 large private wireless customers worldwide across an array of sectors and has been cited by numerous industry analysts as the leading provider of private wireless networking worldwide, Thitipan said.

Published : June 09, 2022

By : THE NATION

Taiwanese tech firm Gogolook offers first anti-fraud platform in Thailand

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Amid the increasing number of victims, Gogolook, a leading TrustTech company based in Taiwan and Whoscall App developer, is stepping up the fight against telecom and online scams in Thailand by creating the country’s first anti-fraud platform.

Taiwanese tech firm Gogolook offers first anti-fraud platform in Thailand

The platform dubbed “Life Protection Platform” will provide new tools and services to help businesses and consumers increase their protection online as part of its aim to create a global AI- and data-driven anti-fraud network, as well as introduce risk management as a service.

Manwoo Joo, Gogolook’s chief operating officer, said the goal of creating the first anti-fraud platform for Thailand was to protect people from current call and SMS scams as well as be prepared to protect businesses and consumers from within social networking services, Web3 scams and beyond to the metaverse.

“It’s increasingly important to provide the right protection for people from online scams and fraudulent calls and SMS as they impact society as well as each individual case. We must be able to trust our communities and this will help us solve the wider issues,” said Manwoo.

To actively prevent the scam, he said the company had launched a number of different tools and services and will be working with local partners over the coming months with the aim of building a trust and protection platform that will bring peace of mind to Thai people from every walk of life.

The platform is another effort of Gogolook to expand and enhance its preventive measures against online and offline scams and fraud, Manwoo said.

With over 100 million global downloads, Whoscall has built the largest crowd-sourced phone database in the region. Through its work to date with the industry-leading unknown caller ID app Whoscall, which identifies unknown calls in real-time and filters out spam calls using AI and its extensive database, Whoscall Gogolook has blocked over 6.4 million fraud calls in Thailand alone from January to May 2022 – a number equivalent to the total fraud calls blocked for the entirety of 2021.

The service is available for free but for those who need more delicate protection, Gogolook provides the premium services option by letting users subscribe to get more advanced features for better protection. The charge starts at THB599 per year. For the first year of the premium service launch, the company expects 5 per cent of total users to avail of the paid service. There are 10 million downloads of the app for free use last year.

Apart from developing new tools, Manwoo said the company is also collaborating with partners to improve protection and recently announced a new strategic partnership with TrueMove H to strengthen the combat against fraud and nuisance calls and SMS.

With the alliance, TrueMove H will be the first major Thai telecommunication carrier to partner with Whoscall to offer an extra layer of protection against the growing problem of spam calls and suspicious SMS for users of TrueMove H via the hotline 9777 in order to stop the cyberthreats.

Gogolook has also teamed up with a number of institutes including the Thai Police Cyber Taskforce, the Taiwan National Police Agency Criminal Investigation Bureau, the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea, and the Fukuoka city government to fight fraud and ultimately, build a trustworthy communication network across the world.

Manwoo said the company is considering making Thailand Gogolook’s headquarters in Southeast Asia. He believes the country has its own strong potential such as infrastructure, talented workforce and active users who eagerly report against fraud.

Titinun Suttinaraphan, country marketing lead of Gogolook, Thailand added that the fight against fraud needs to be fast and done together. Each day new scams and frauds are targeting Thai people, causing an increase in stress and fear.

“It’s important we work together with our partners and users to create a trusting environment and the immunity that can protect us all against becoming a victim. We hope these new tools and services can help people in their everyday fight against frauds and scams,” said Titinun.

Published : June 09, 2022

By : THE NATION

Sports Metaverse Challenge invites ideas with application in sports

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The first Sports Metaverse Challenge will be held at the “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” to encourage the new generation to come up with ideas on applying metaverse in sports.

Sports Metaverse Challenge invites ideas with application in sports

Thailand’s largest metaverse event of the year will be held from July 14-16 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon shopping centre, in Bangkok. The event is being organised by Nation Group, Block Mountain and MetaverseXR. The Sports Metaverse Challenge competition is partly sponsored by Sports Development Fund Foundation.

Nation Group deputy chief executive officer and president of the event, Adisak Limparungpatanakij, said a cash prize of THB235,000 awaits the idea that draws the most number of likes from experts. He added that experts would give valuable advice for other ideas that do not win a reward.

“This competition will encourage the new generation to think about how to use metaverse in sports, as well as enable them to show their ideas and technologies in this activity,” he said.

Nation Group deputy chief executive officer Adisak LimparungpatanakijNation Group deputy chief executive officer Adisak Limparungpatanakij

He explained that metaverse has changed rapidly after CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed Facebook to Meta to usher in a new world built in virtual reality.

“As Thailand would not adapt itself to keep up with metaverse trends in time, Nation Group is helping accelerate the change because metaverse is not only creating a virtual world,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sports Development Fund Foundation said this competition is in line with the policy to support sport activities, players, competitions and welfare.

“The foundation has seen that the new generation, especially Gen Y and Z, have talent in e-sport,” said chairman Preedok Thongwandee.

Sports Development Fund Foundation chairman Preedok ThongwandeeSports Development Fund Foundation chairman Preedok Thongwandee

He said this competition is a good idea as metaverse is directly related to e-sports.
He added that the foundation would continue searching for e-sports-related innovations, as well as world class e-sports competitions, in a bid to develop Thailand’s e-sports industry.

“Also, the foundation would invite famous sports players to become ambassadors to encourage the new generation to develop themselves continually,” he added.

Published : June 08, 2022

By : THE NATION

Nation Group invites you to “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon

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Nation Group invites you to join Thailand’s largest Metaverse event of the year “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” from July 14-16 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon shopping centre in Bangkok.

Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon
  • Explore new business opportunities in the virtual world of Metaverse
  • All you need to know about Metaverse, answered by The Nation, Block Mountain and MetaverseXR
  • Meet partners for new opportunities in investment, products, services, technology, showcase, and the latest lifestyle trends of potential customers
Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon

“The concept of the expo is ‘exploring the world of Metaverse from A-Z’, with the aim of providing an in-depth understanding of the latest technology in virtual reality and how it can generate new business opportunities, products and services that fulfil modern lifestyle,” said Adisak Limparungpatanakij, deputy chief executive officer of Nation Group Plc and president of the event.

“Blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFT and VR technology – these are becoming more advanced and increasingly crucial to the modern business world as we are entering the Web 3.0 era,” he added. “We need to understand new technology to make its fullest use and take on new challenges and opportunities that are awaiting us.”

Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon

The Nation Group is holding “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” in collaboration with Om Platform’s blockchain and digital asset event organiser Block Mountain and MetaverseXR, a leading world expert in virtual reality creation and management in Metaverse.

Om Platform recently held the Block Mountain CNX 2022 event, which was the largest blockchain and digital asset expo in the North for four consecutive years. The event received a warm welcome from government agencies, entrepreneurs, investors and the general public.

“We hope Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022 will help expand the understanding of modern technology among the public, as well as encourage entrepreneurs to adapt themselves to the changing habits of consumers,” said Natee Thepphoch, Om Platform’s managing director. “Working with the Nation Group to organize this event is a great opportunity to attract business organisations, entrepreneurs and government agencies to promote Metaverse in Thailand in more tangible ways.

“The highlight of this expo is a workshop session by professionals who will guide you through Metaverse and teach you how to create your own world in it,” said Natee. “Do not miss the opportunity to expand your horizons and learn how Metaverse can eliminate the limitation of imagination and possibility.”

Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon
Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon

The event is supported by MetaverseXR, which has been behind the success of projects and technology implementation in Metaverse both in Thailand and overseas. The firm is led by CEO Satean Boonmanan, a pioneer in Thailand’s e-sports and gaming gear industry.

“Metaverse is gradually changing the way people live, work and do business,” said Satean. “For example, augmented reality [AR] glasses used to be seen as uncomfortable and unnecessary. But now they have been developed to be more comfortable and have more applications in both daily life and in professional aspects.

“I visited an international Metaverse expo in San Francisco last year and I am confident that the Thailand Metaverse Expo will have everything that they had, and then some,” he said. “Thailand will be one of the best locations in the world to host future Metaverse events.”

Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon

Satean added that Metaverse is a virtual world that people can spend their time and live their lives in to do a myriad of activities including shopping, relaxing, socialising as well as doing business. It is estimated that the value of Metaverse will jump from currently US$36.7 billion to $947 billion by 2030 and that people will spend more time in Metaverse than they do in reality.

The “Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” will have three zones, namely the Experience Zone, Competition Zone and Conference & Workshop Zone.

In the Experience Zone, participants will get first-hand experience in Metaverse through the use of VR glasses and controllers to interact with objects and move around in the virtual world. Over 20 booths have been prepared for participants, and six companies have expressed interest in showcasing their products and services at the event.

Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon

The Competition Zone gives contestants a platform to present their business plans or innovative ideas for products, services or community building in Metaverse. As many as 12 teams (six from the general public and six comprising university students) with the best start-up idea will be selected to win scholarships worth 200,000 baht in total.

In the Conference & Workshop Zone, more than 40 experts in technology, business, product development and Metaverse trends will take the stage in various seminar sessions throughout the three-day event. Each seminar is expected to welcome at least 200 participants.

Topics of discussion include “Why Metaverse is the Next Big Thing in Web 3.0”, “Now and Next Metaverse Technology”, “Big Players”, “Metaverse Trend and Movement in Thailand & ASEAN”, “Rule & Role of Government Agencies, Infrastructure & Network”, and “Thailand’s Status in Metaverse”.

Business experts will also discuss how virtual reality can be used in different businesses such as tourism, gaming, real estate, finance, health & wellness, sport, entertainment, education, advertising and e-commerce.

Nation Group invites you to "Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022" on July 14-16 at Siam Paragon

“As a leading media organisation, Nation Group realises the possibility of disruption by new technology,” said Adisak. “Instead of sitting idly and waiting for the inevitable, Nation Group will take on the challenges and use its media capability to educate people and help them make the fullest use of new technology.

“Though Thailand has started a bit slower than other countries when it comes to Metaverse, Nation Group believes that the Thailand Metaverse Expo will help set the country on the right track of expansion in the world of Metaverse in the most tangible way,” he added.

It is estimated that Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022 will have over 5,000 participants at Siam Paragon and more than 20,000 online viewers.

For more information or to reserve a booth visit https://www.thailandmetaverseexpo.asia/ or https://www.facebook.com/Thailand-Metaverse-Expo-2022-113884198000030/

Published : June 04, 2022

By : THE NATION