Asia Internet Symposium, Bangkok 2016

Organized by Internet Society Asia-Pacific Bureau and hosted by Internet Society Thailand Chapter, Asia Internet Symposium Bangkok will bring together experts from Government, Industry, Civil Society, Start Up Association and Academia to deliberate on challenges and opportunities to come for the Internet of Things in Thailand.


Internet of Things – Promises, Opportunities, Challenges and Risks

Symposium Details


Today, we are envisioning smart cities that will manage transportation, water, infrastructure, energy and environment systems via the Internet. Smart homes that will automatically adjust the room temperatures, lighting, or even play music based on personalized preferences. By the year 2020, number of connected devices (Internet of Things; IoT) are estimated to be 38.5 billion, up from 13.4 billion in 2015 – an increase of 285% (Source: Juniper Research). South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom recently launched a Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN), what is known to be the world’s first nationwide network exclusively for IoT services.

As we enter into a more connected world, our life experiences will change. Operating across host of industries, the “Internet of Things” are projected to bring huge improvements, efficiencies and opportunities. However, there is a fear that it might come at the expense of personal privacy and data security. Discussions are now taking place on technology, legal, regulatory and societal issues of the “Internet of Things”.

The Internet Society’s (ISOC) Asia Internet Symposium Bangkok will bring together experts to discuss:

  • How Thailand is getting ready for IoT?
  • How IoT will support emerging economies, innovation and business opportunities?  
  • Privacy and Security in a connected world?
  • How IoT will transform societies and their behavior?

Participants / Invitees

  • Government Officials
  • Industry Representatives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Academia
  • Civil Society Organizations


9:30 AMRegistration
10:00 AMWelcome and Symposium highlights, President ISOC Thailand
10:15 AMOpening Ceremony
10:30 AMOpening Address
Mrs. Jerawan Boonperm, Chairman of the Executive Board, Software Industry Promotion Agency
10:45 AMKeynote
Dr. Somrak Petchartee, Research Operations Manager ,CAT Telecom Public Company Limited
11:00 AMPresentation
Wisit Atipayakoon, Program Officer, Internet Telecommunication Union (ITU)
11:15 AMCoffee / Networking Break
11:45 AMModerated Panel Discussion with Q&A
Nithipont Thaiyanurak, Thai Techology Startup Association
Dr. Jongbong Park, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
Arthit Suriyawongkul, Thai Netizen Network
Professor Dr. Srisakdi Charmonman, Honorary President of the Computer Association of Thailand

Naveed Haq, Internet Society (Moderator)
12:45 PMNote of Thanks followed by Lunch
Date and Time

Thursday 22 September 2016