NIKKEI SASIN FORUM 2019 in Bangkok
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Smart City and Smart Supply Chain
for Inclusive Urban and Rural Development
Smart cities and inclusive urban development are much in demand in Thailand and other Southeast Asian nations facing increasing problems in urbanization such as traffic jams due to rapidly surging urban population, as well as air pollution, waste disposal, and shortage of quality housing available to the middle-income group. According to the US research firm Frost & Sullivan, the global smart city market is estimated to reach $ 2 trillion by 2025, with fastest growth expected in the Asia and Pacific region where political and economic conditions are expected to stay relatively stable.
Last July, “ASEAN Smart Cities Network” was launched in the region and 26 cities of the member nations were selected for pilot smart city projects, including Chonburi, Bangkok and Phuket of Thailand. In Thailand, hosting the ASEAN Summit this year, smart city development projects will be launched in seven municipalities: Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Chonburi, Rayong, Chachoengsao and Bangkok under the direction of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society Development. The agency in charge of promoting smart city development in Thailand also plans to foster the smart city of Thailand to be among the top ten list in the world by 2036.
Catching up with this momentum, the Nikkei Group will host the forum “Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative Smart City for Inclusive Urban and Rural Development” on November 29, 2019 in Bangkok, together with Sasin School of Management @ Chulalongkorn University.
Smart City and Smart Supply Chain for Inclusive Urban and Rural Development
Toward a balanced economy of Thailand and sustainable growth of Mekong region
The program is subject to change. As of 25th Oct 2019.
The program is subject to change. As of 25th Oct 2019.
November 29, 2019
Sasin School of Management Hall, Chulalongkorn University
Sasa Patasala Building Soi Chula 12, Phyathai Road Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
- Jointly organized by
NIKKEI / Sasin School of Management @ Chulalongkorn University
- In collaboration with
Nikkei Asian Review / Nikkei ESG
- Media Partner
- Supported by
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) / Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) / National Innovation Agency (NIA)
Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) / JETRO Bangkok / NEDO Bangkok / Thai Institute of Directors / Chulalongkorn University Transportation Institute / Mekong Institute / Thai Contractors Association / Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN(JASCA)
- Seating Capacity : 250pax (Limited seats available)
- Target Audience
1. Japanese/Thailand Business Executives (Corporate Planning, Innovation & Corporate Investment, R&D）
2. Business Leaders & Policy Makers for Smart City Development/Smart Mobility/Smart Energy/Smart Supply Chain/Smart Trade/Smart Logistics
3. Mekong Region Business Leaders
- General Admission Fee
5,000THB (including lunch networking, access of online appointment system and 3 months access ID of Nikkei Asian Review Online)
Complimentary Copy of Nikkei Asian Review Dec.30 issue featuring this FORUM
NIKKEI SASIN FORUM 2019 will bring together Smart City leaders from Thailand government, private sectors and academia in Japan and Thailand to discuss how to move forward such key Smart City axes as Smart Mobility, Smart Energy and Smart Environment through smart city projects in “Bang Sue” area in Bangkok and “Chonburi”. Discussions will also delve into how Smart City approaches can empower agricultural rural area, industrial area and tourist spots such as “Phuket” for their sustainable growth with innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and big data platform. Also, this Forum will feature innovative agri-food industry projects and challenges in smart cross border trade for Smart Supply Chain in Thailand and the Mekong region.
Lastly, the forum also aims to drive collaboration between Japan and Thailand smart cities with speaker from Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN (JASCA) .
Catching up with some new projects and announcements of Thailand Smart City Vision,
the Nikkei and Sasin School of Management @ Chulalongkorn University will jointly organize NIKKEI SASIN FORUM 2019 under the theme of “Smart City and Smart Supply Chain for Inclusive Urban and Rural Development” on November 29, 2019 in Bangkok.
- 5 Key Highlights
1. Jointly organized by NIKKEI and Sasin School of Management
2. Featuring on smart mobility, smart energy and data platform, as smart city development challenges in “Bangkok”, “Chonburi” and “Phuket” under Thailand Smart City Vision.
3. Business Matching Opportunities with Japanese Investors in the field of Smart City Infrastructure supported by Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN (JASCA) and JICA
4. "Smart Supply Chain" session will feature innovative projects and challenges in agriculture, food industry and cross border trade in the Mekong region with inclusive rural development and SDGs/ESG and circular economy approach.
5. This event is planned to be enrolled as part of 2019 The Year of Mekong-Japan Friendly Exchange.
The program is subject to change. As of 25th Oct 2019.
- 10:30 - 11:00
Registration & Networking
- 11:00 - 11:10
Dr. Ian Fenwick is Director, Sasin School of Management
- 11:10 - 11:25
Opening Speech : "Thailand Smart City Strategy"
Dr. Passakon Prathombutr, Senior Executive Vice President/CTO,
Digital Economy Promotion Agency
Representative of Chief Smart City Officer CSCO Phuket
- 11:25 - 11:35
Special Speech : Introduction of Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN (JASCA)
Representative of the Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN(JASCA)
Mr. Koji UEBAYASHI
Director for Global Market Development
International Policy Division, Policy Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) Government of Japan
- 11:35 - 11:55
Keynote 1: IoT and 5G Innovation: Enabler for creating Smart Life, Smart Manufacturing and Smart City Platform "(TBD)
Mr. Piroon Paireepairit, Head of 5G Working Group, True Corporation Plc.
- 11:55 - 12:00
Photo Session (Speakers, Sponsors, Partners and Supporting Orgs. )
- 12:00 - 13:05
Lunch & Networking
- 13:05 - 13:35
Keynote 2: Developing Smart City Platform for the Inclusive Society: SDGs & ESG Investment for the Common Good
Dr. Takamasa Fujioka, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Business, Meiji University/Director of Sasin Japan Center, Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University
- 13:35 - 14:35
Panel Session 1: Smart Mobility and Smart Transformation
Now entering the age of MaaS, the popularization of autonomous driving, car sharing and other mobility services is much awaited in Thailand, as much as other parts of the world. In the field of public transportation services, high expectations are growing for urban development under the TOD (Transit Oriented Development) scheme. One example is the Bang Sue district development project partnered with Japan International Cooperation Agency, for smartifying the State Railway of Thailand’s Bang Sue station and its surrounding area. This session will discuss comprehensive urban and regional development schemes with smart mobility and transportation, and cooperation among Japan, Thailand, and the Mekong region. The session will also propose the future of mobility innovation to evolve into the interconnected system based on the needs of users, through the advanced smartification of transportation services such as mobility services connected with transportation IC cards and other means of users.
Dr. Chayatan Phromsorn, Director General Office Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning
Professor Dr. Yoshitugu Hayashi , Director, Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart City, Chubu University / Full Member of the Club of Rome / Ex President, World Conference on Transport Research Society
Professor Dr. Thanaruk Theeramunkong, Chairperson, Master Engineering in Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems
Mr. Yuma Ito, Partner. Arthur D. Little Southeast Asia
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saksith Chalermpong, the Associate Director of Chulalongkorn University Transportation Institute
- 14:35 - 14:45
- 14:45 - 15:45
Panel Session 2 : Smart Energy and Smart Environment
Thailand is urgently required to solve issues in smart energy, urbanization and environment—energy security and cost reduction, saving energy and environmental consideration, reducing air pollution and traffic jams in urban areas, electrification in rural depopulated areas. To that end, the establishment of smart energy systems resilient to disasters, including the use of renewable energy sources, is gathering attention as a key factor in Thailand's smart city development policy.
The session will feature "AMATA Smart City Chonburi" and look into how the public environmental monitoring systems for waste/water treatment should be linked with smart energy, and the situations of other efforts.
Ms. Lena Ng, Chief Investment Officer, AMATA
Mr. Kiyohiro Yamamoto, Managing Executive Officer, Azbil Corporation
Mr. Tetsu Shiozaki, Vice President, Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
Moderator: Mr. Kouichi Sakai, Publisher, NIKKEI ESG
- 15:45 - 15:55
- 15:55 - 17:05
Panel Session 3 : Smart Supply Chain
Based on the latest situations of agricultural produce/food processing supply chains in Thailand and the Mekong region, the Session will discuss infrastructure development, issues in smartification using innovative technologies such as AI and IoT, and the fields of cooperation from Japan. The discussion will also include the latest ESG investment cases.
Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency
Dr. Watcharas Leelawath, Executive Director, Mekong Institute
Dr. Katsushige Yamada, Research Fellow, Chief Research Associate, New Frontiers Research Laboratories, Toray Industries
Mr. Ryohei Gamata, Senior Economist, JETRO Bangkok
Moderator: Mr. Ryushiro Kodaira, Senior staff writer for the Nikkei Editorial Headquarters for Asia (Bangkok)
- 17:05 - 17:15
Wrap Up & Closing Session
- 10:30 - 11:00
The program is subject to change. As of 25th Oct 2019.
Please click/tap the speaker's photo to see more detail.
Panel Session 1
Smart Mobility and Smart Transformation
Panel Session 2
Smart Energy and Smart Environment
Panel Session 3
Smart Supply Chain
Dr. Passakon Prathombutr
Senior Executive Vice President/CTO, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Representative of Chief Smart City Officer CSCO Phuket
Dr. Passakon Prathombutr graduated the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Software architecture and Computer networking from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He has been working as a researcher at National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand since 1992. In NECTEC he was the director of Next Generation Internet Laboratory, the director of Intelligent Transport System program and the director of Information Communications and Computing Research Unit. He then moved to serve as the director of the Service & Data Innovation program at the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Besides, he was the president of Thai Intelligent Transport System (ITS) association or ITS Thailand, and he was the co-founder of Thailand IPv6 association, Thai Intelligent Traffic Information Center Foundation (iTIC) and the CCTV Consortium. At present, he is the chair of CCTV Consortium, the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Transportation System Research, Springer. Today he serves as the senior executive vice president of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) to manage the mega flagship projects like the smart cities and the IoT institute.
Dr. Chayatan Phromsorn
Director, General Office Transport And Traffic, Policy and Planning
1995 – Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A. (Government’s scholarship)
1992 – Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation) The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A. (Government’s scholarship)
1990 – Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (2nd Class Honor) King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
2016 - Present – Deputy Director-General Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning Ministry Of Transport Bangkok Thailand
2011 - 2016 – Director Bureau of International Highways Cooperation Department of Highways Ministry Of Transport Bangkok Thailand
Professor Dr. Thanaruk Theeramunkong
Chairperson, Master Engineering in Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems
Thanaruk Theeramunkong is currently a professor at School of Information, Computer and Communication Technology at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is the Program Director of Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (ICTES) at TAIST Tokyo Tech, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). He is also an Associate Fellow, Academy of Science, the Royal Society of Thailand. As a professional society, He is the president of Artificial Intelligence Association of Thailand. He serves as an academic committee to the Industrial Section, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).
He received his bachelor degree in Electric and Electronics Engineering, master and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was a research associate at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Japan and a MIS manager at C.P. Seven Eleven Public Co., Ltd. in Thailand. He got several awards, including the Very Good Research Award in engineering field from Thammasat University in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Recently, in 2014, he has received the National Outstanding Researcher Award in the field of Information Technology and Communication Arts. He also got several best paper awards from conferences and societies, including the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, PAKDD workshops, and KICSS. In 2015, he also got a Gold Medal with the Congratulations of the Jury from the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva for the inventions of automatic semantic-based multi-document summarization and application to public hearing. Later in 2019, He also got four medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronzes) from the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. His research interests are natural language processing, data mining, text mining, machine learning and applications to service science. He was an associate editor of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Pacific-Asia Conferences on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Pacific Rim International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI). He is the author of more than 50 papers in various journals with impact factors and more than 140 conference papers.
Mr. Yuma Ito
Partner. Arthur D. Little Southeast Asia
Head of ADL Southeast Asia
The main areas of responsiblity are Automotive / Mobility / Industrial Machinery / Electronics / Company-wide business restructuring, new business strategy, and R&D strategy centering on chemical and other manufacturing industries. Support for business strategy, organizational reform, planning and implementation of overseas business development strategies.
Consulting Experience: > 12 years experience in Asia market mainly in Southeast Asia
Graduated from Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences,
Department of Human Energy and environment master course, completed
New mobility service business strategy development in Southeast Asia for a global motorcycle company
Connected car service market assessment and growth strategy development in ASEAN for a major automotive OEM
Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Philippines, Malaysia, etc.) for major automakers to grasp consumer status
Competitor benchmarking study in Asia Oceania for major OEMs to develop strategic roadmap
Diversification and inovation strategy and implementation for the national Oil Company in Southeast Asia (including EV and Charging infrastructure)
Battery and charging infrastructure business strategy for the South East for Asia National Oil Company
Global Powertrain Mix Outlook support for major automakers (incl. Southeast Asia)
Evaluation of the marketability of emerging economies in major automakers (Southeast Asia)
Supporting development of Southeast Asian market growth scenario for major automakers
Ms. Lena Ng
Chief Investment Officer, AMATA Corporation PCL
Lena currently acts as the Chief Investment Officer for Amata Corporation Public Company Ltd. and oversees Smart Cities development, Urban Transformation, Strategic Investments and Mergers & Acquisitions. She is the Chairperson of Investment Committee for China’s Belt & Road Initiative for Greater Mekong Sub-region. She is also the Chairperson/ Director of Amata Thai-Japanese Co. Ltd, the Joint-Venture company for Hotel Nikko Chonburi development and Director of Amata Global Pte Ltd in Singapore. Lena was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2014 and nominated as a Global Agenda Council Member of World Economic Forum.
Prior to her current appointments, she was also the Chairperson (Audit Committee) and Board Member of the Singapore National Paralympic Council. Ms. Ng was a former Singapore Diplomat (Commercial Attaché) based in Thailand and Director (ICT)/ Green Programme Office of IE Singapore, an agency under Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. With more than 25 years of public policy and international investment, Lena’s expertise has been tapped for developing key Nation-wide masterplan and G-to-G collaboration platforms. These include Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (STEER), Singapore-Tianjin Eco-city FDI Promotion, Singapore-Guangzhou Knowledge City FDI Promotion, Singapore-World Bank Infrastructure Collaboration, APEC E-Commerce Taskforce and Singapore Logistics Masterplan.
Mr. Kiyohiro Yamamoto
Managing Executive Officer, Azbil Corporation
March 1989 Masters of Science in Sanitary Engineering, Kyoto University
April 1989 - Joined Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd. (now Azbil Corporation) Integrated Building Promotion Department of Development Headquarters, Building Systems Division (BSD)
April 1998 - Transferred to Yamatake Building Systems Company, Ltd. (BSC) Group 1, Instrumentation Department 1, Tokyo Head Office
March 2003 - Energy Environment Group of Business Development Department, BSC, Yamatake Corporation (now Azbil Corporation)
April 2007 - General Manager of Marketing Department, Marketing Headquarters, BSC, Yamatake Corporation
April 2011 - General Manager of Marketing Headquarters, BSC, Yamatake Corporation
April 2014 - Director and General Manager of Corporate Planning Department, Azbil Corporation
April 2017 - Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Planning Department and of Marketing Headquarters, BSC, Azbil Corporation
April 2018 to Present - Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of Marketing Headquarters, Building Systems Company, Azbil Corporation
Mr. Kouichi Sakai
Publisher, NIKKEI ESG
Started professional experience from a staff writer for Nikkei Venture magazine (1988-1993). After a staff writer for Nikkei Business magazine (1995-1997), worked at New York as a Bureau Chief. Worked in Tokyo as a Editor-In-Chief for Nikkei Information Strategy magazine, and as a Managing Editor for Nikkei Asian Review magazine. Took on the post of April 2019 as a Nikkei Business Publisher. During a reporter, did extensive coverage of top corporate names such as Jeff Immelt, Henry Paulson, Bill Gates, Lous Gestner, Lloyd Blankfein, Jack Welch, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Howard Schultz and more.
Dr. Ian Fenwick
Director, Sasin School of Management
Dr. Ian Fenwick is Director, Sasin School of Management (Bangkok), and Professor Emeritus & Senior Scholar at Schulich School of Business (Toronto).
Prof. Ian co-authored DigiMarketing: The Essential Guide, Wiley & Sons, 2008. Norman Pearlstine (Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP) hailed DigiMarketing as “the definitive guide to marketing in the digital age”. Native language editions appeared in Japan, PRC, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Prof. Ian’s most recent venture, AnyPrep LLC, delivers streaming videos to prepare students for business school. Previous experience includes founding partner of digiAindra co ltd (a digital marketing agency); many years as Director of one of Canada’s top-ranked MBA Programs; Senior Branding and Marketing Consultant at Business Generation Group Inc.; and Senior Consultant to Market Facts of Canada Ltd.
Prof. Ian has published numerous scholarly articles in leading journals, including: Applied Economics, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, Long Range Planning, Operations Research Quarterly, The American Statistician, and many others.
Prof. Ian has a BA (Hons) First Class (Economics and Sociology) from Durham University and a Ph.D. from the University of London (London Business School).
Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana
Executive Director, National Innovation Agency
Innovation management, long-term strategic planning, technology foresight, industrial economics, data science, corporate policy and planning, science, technology and innovation policy (STI), city and urban innovation.
Ph.D. Economics (Aalborg University)
M.Sc. (Sussez, UK)
Diploma (Political Economy of Innovation, Tema Institute, Linkoping University, Sweden)
B.Sc. (Physics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
Present ‐ Director
National Innovation Agency(NIA)
2009 ‐ 2015 - Managing Director
Noviscape Consulting Group Co,Ltd.
2007 ‐ 2008 - Director
Policy Entrepreneur and Foreign Affairs Department,
Public Policy Development Office (PPDO),
The Royal Thai Government
2006 ‐ 2007 - Senior Consultant
SASIN Consulting, Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University
2006 ‐ 2007 - Member of Board of Administration
Graduate School of Management and Innovation (GMI), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonbu(KMUTT)
2002 ‐ 2007 - Programme Chair
Technology and Innovation Management Programme, Graduate School of Management and Innovation (GMI), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
1992 ‐ 2002 - Research Fellow and PhD Student (Full Scholarships)
International Competitiveness Group (IKE Group), Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
1998 ‐ 1999 - Policy and Planning Analyst
Office of the President, Central Office
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
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Mr. Ryohei Gamata
Senior Economist, JETRO Bangkok
Ryohei Gamada is a senior economist in JETRO Bangkok since Mar 2017. Since 2010 when he assigned to Deputy Representative of AEM-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC) Secretariat, he has developed his carrier as a specialist of ASEAN regional integration, policy recommendation development in regional economic issues, as well as Japanese business strategy analysis in ASEAN.
Gamada has been working with relevant ASEAN bodies, including ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), East Asia Business Council (EABC), the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA) as well as ASEAN-Japan Business Council (AJBC), to develop specific policy recommendations and cooperation programs in terms of business environment development, trade facilitation, logistics and digital economy segment.
Gamada received M.A. in Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo in 2005.
Mr. Ryushiro Kodaira
Senior staff writer for the Nikkei Editorial Headquarters for Asia (Bangkok)
Ryushiro Kodaira is a senior staff writer for the Nikkei Editorial Headquarters for Asia (Bangkok), covering the global economies, industries, and financial & capital markets from the pan-Asian perspectives. He had been the Editorial Writer for the Capital Markets, for eight and half years since Sep.2009 He graduated from Waseda University, BA, Literature in 1988. Then he joined NIKKEI Inc., and covered investment banks, capital market and corporate finance as Staff Writer of the Capital Market News Dept.. He was based in London as Staff Writer of the Editorial Headquarters for Europe, Middle East & Africa Editorial Bureau in charge of financial news in Europe from 2000 to 2004. After coming back to Tokyo, he headed NIKKEI reporters at the Tokyo Stock Exchange Press Club, then he was assigned as Senior Staff Writer of the Financial News Dept.
He recently wrote the book, “Global Corporate Governance“.
Over the past few years, he has intensively written about “ESG” issue in his columns, including “Asian companies and ESG” in the Nikkei Asian Review has been widely shared.
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Dr. Watcharas Leelawath
Executive Director, Mekong Institute
Dr. Watcharas Leelawath serves his second term as the Executive Director of Mekong Institute (MI). Prior to joining MI, he was the Deputy Executive Director of the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD). Before coming back to Thailand, he worked as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota, Morris, USA where he taught International Economics and Mathematics for Economists.
He is a trade economist with a strong interest in trade and development cooperation issues under GMS and ASEAN frameworks. He has extensive research experience in the fields of International Labor Migration, Regional Economic Integration. He has published several articles on trade- related topics and has co-authored a book entitled “Economics and Trade in Goods: An Introduction.”
Dr. Leelawath earned his undergraduate degree from Chulalongkorn University. He finished his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansas, USA.
Dr. Takamasa Fujioka
Assoc. Prof. Takamasa Fujioka, PhD.
Dr. Takamasa Fujioka is Associate Professor of Global Management and Management Control System at Meiji Business School (Tokyo) and the Director of Sasin Japan Center of Sasin School of Management of Chulalongkorn University. He concurrently serves as Visiting Professor of NUCB Business School (Nagoya) and Visiting Associate Professor of Waseda Business School(Tokyo).
He has written and edited seven books and published wide range of academic articles on business strategy, management control systems, global business, corporate social responsibility and emerging market. He often appears on various medias and conferences as key opinion leader of international business.
At the practice side, he has been serving as an external board of director of Japanese listed companies, an executive advisor for various national conferences, founding member and auditor of Tomiyama (Takara Tomy) Cultural Foundation, and as well-regarded consultant for many other corporations. He has served as Chairman of Asia Smart City Summit 2016 and elected as a board of directors of Japan Academy for Asian Market and Economies.
He holds MSc in management research (distinction in accounting) and DPhil in management studies from Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford.
Mr. Piroon Paireepairit
Head of 5G Working Group, True Corporation Plc.
MBA, Sasin Graduate School, Chulalongkorn U., Thailand
M.S. IE, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA
B. Engineering EE, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang,Thailand
2004-present TRUE CORPORATION PCL, Head of 5G Working Group, Director, Sales and Marketing
2007-2014 BEBOYDCG LTD.( A subsidiary of Truecorp), Chief Executive Officer
2001-2004 HUTCHISON WIRELESS MULTIMEDIA LTD., Executive Vice President, Chief of Products& Services
1993- 2001 NOKIA (THAILAND) LTD., Senior Marketing Manager, Head of Marketing &Strategy, Senior Account Manager Indo-China
1992-1993 ULTRO TECHNOLOGY( THAILAND ) CO., LTD., General Manager
1991-1992 QUASAR GROUP OF COMPANY, International Strategic Planning Executive
- Certified Coaching and Mentoring Professional by ITD
- Certified Trainer of Situational Leadership by Orchid Slingshot
- The Extraordinary Coach Certification by Orchid Slingshot
- Leader Develop Leader Certification by Action Learning Association(ALA)
- 7 habits by Pacrim
- Targeted Selection by Development Dimension International(DDI)
Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN (JASCA)
Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN (JASCA)
The Government of Japan established a new organization named Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN (JASCA) on October 2nd, 2019 in order to enhance the collaboration between ASEAN and Japan and contribute to development of smart cities by formulating actual projects.
The JASCA led by 7 Japanese ministries consists of more than 200 members including local governments, private sectors who are interested in promoting smart cities in ASEAN as well as public sectors including JICA(Japan International Cooperation Agency), JOIN(Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development), JICT(Japan ICT Fund), JBIC(Japan Bank for International Cooperation), NEXI(Nippon Export and Investment Insurance) and UR(Urban Renaissance Agency) which have financial schemes supported by the Japanese government and/or know-hows accumulated through long history of urban development in Japan.
The JASCA's roles are follows:
1) Project Incubator to enhance development of smart cities in ASEAN
2) Single Contact Point to build public-private relationships between ASEAN countries and Japan
3) Total Solution Coordinator in accordance with challenges, needs, and targets which ASEAN cities have by collaborating with Japanese public and private sectors.
By the end of March, 2020, The JASCA is going to hold following-up meetings in some ASCN cities to identify challenges, needs, and targets in those cities and possible projects.
Dr. Katsushige Yamada
Research Fellow, Chief Research Associate, New Frontiers Research Laboratories, Toray Industries, Inc.
Dr. Katsushige Yamada, Research Fellow at Toray Industries, Inc. is a leading scientist with a long experience in bioprocess. A native of Nagoya City, born in 1956, he received M.S. in Agriculture from Nagoya University and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from Tokyo University. His research efforts are focused on the bioprocess based on biocatalysts such as microbe and enzyme, fermentation technology and biomass conversion by biocatalysts.
Dr. Yamada joined Toray Industries, Inc. in 1980 and has been involved in developing a bioprocess for production of biochemicals from biomass and earned the respect of his company and became the Research Fellow of Bioprocess in 2007. He has been developing a novel membrane-integrated bioprocess which can make a breakthrough in a saccharification, fermentation and purification of biochemicals production form cellulosic biomass. His works were awarded The CSJ Award for Technical Achievements from The Chemical Society of Japan in 2011 and 2015.
Dr. Yamada serves as the leader of the project: The Demonstration Project for an Energy-Saving Cellulosic Sugar Production System Using Bagasse in the Kingdom of Thailand supported by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. The results of this project will contribute to produce 2 nd generation biochemicals and to establish an alternative value chain from bagasse in Thailand.
Mr. Tetsu Shiozaki
Vice President, Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
1991 Mar - Keio University Faculty of Political Science, Diploma
1991 Apr - Joined Minebea Co., Ltd.
2010 Mar - Manager of Minebea Electronics (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd.
2011 Oct - Senior Manager of Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
2016 Jul - Vice President of Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. (Present)
MinebeaMitsumi, a comprehensive manufacturer of high-precision components, established a local subsidiary in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, Cambodia in 2010 as the country's first manufacturer of precision electronic components. The Cambodia plant commenced its production in 2011. The plant currently has approximately 9,000 employees and it is the largest number of employees employed by a Japanese company operated in Cambodia.
The company has been working on the Smart City project since 2015, installed approximately 7,000 high-efficiency LED streetlights in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, contributing to the sustainable growth of Cambodia with combinations of wireless network and various sensors to resolve issues of energy conservation and infrastructure development.
Based on the experiences in Cambodia, the company prepares to expand the project to South East Asia such as Thailand, Japan, Europe and the United States.
As a Vice President, he works on top relationship liaison between the Cambodian government and related parties.
Prof. Dr. Yoshitugu Hayashi
Director, Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart City, Chubu University / Full Member of the Club of Rome / Ex President, World Conference on Transport Research Society
Yoshitsugu Hayashi is Professor of Chubu University and Emeritus Professor of Nagoya University, Japan as well as Distinguished Guest Professor of Tsinghua University, China.
He is one of the world-wide 100 Full Members of “Club of Rome” and President of its Japanese Association, President of “Society of Social Management Systems” and Ex-President of “WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society)”.
His research includes modeling and policy on “low carbon, sustainable and resilient cities” and his created QOL (Quality of Life) based planning. He has published more than 30 books including “Transport, Land Use and the Environment (Kluwer)”, “Urban Transport and the Environment (Elsevier)”, “Intercity Transport and Climate Change (Springer)”, “Disaster Resilient City (Elsevier)”, “Climate Change, Energy Use, and Sustainability (Springer)”, etc.
He was the chairman of JICA study “BIRDS ACESS” (1992-1996) proposing “Railway oriented city of Bangkok” in cooperation with NESDB (National Economic and Social Development Board), which became the base for today’s transport network plan.
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