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The 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Forums on Smart Cities and e-Government & The Annual Internet of Things Asia Pacific Summit


The 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Smart Cities and e-Government 2017 took place on 21-22 September 2017 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand (MDES), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) in partnerships with the Ausrtalian Government and the Forum Global. The forum was being held in conjunction with the Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017 organized by the MDES, the Government of Kingdom of Thailand, during 21-24 September 2017. The forum was followed by the Annual Internet of Things Asia Pacific Summit on 23 September 2017 at the same venue.

For any inquiry about the events, contact Mr Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, (email: wisit.atipayakoon@itu.int).

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Thursday 21 September 2017​ ​

13:00-13:45​     Opening Session


H.E. Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj
Minister of Digital Economy & Society​​
[Biodata]

Mr Malcolm Johnson
ITU Deputy Secretary General
[Biodata]

Dr Young-sook Nam
WeGO Secretary General
[Biodata]

14:00-15:45     High-level Discussion on Digital Governments​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Dr Pansak Siriruchatapong
Vice Minister of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand [Biodata]

Mark Brown
Minister for Telecommunications, Cook Islands
[Biodata]

Mohammad Hadi Hedayati
Deputy Minister of Communications & IT, Afghanistan
[Biodata]
Bounsaleumsay Khennavong
Vice Minister of Post and Telecom, Laos PDR
[Biodata]

Dr Kan Channmeta
Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia [Biodata]

Dr Byung-jo Suh
President, National Information Society Agency, South Korea
[Biodata]

RS Sharma, Chairman Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
[Biodata]


Dr Chae Gun Chung
Head, United Nations Office on Governance
[Biodata]
Hannes Astok
Deputy Director, e-Governance Academy, Estonia
[Biodata]

 

16:00-17:45     High-level Discussion on Smart Sustainable Cities​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Wanvilai Promlakano Deputy Governor,
Bangkok Metropolitan City, Thailand [Biodata]

Dr Young-sook Nam Secretary General,
WeGO 
[Biodata]

Pakkaratorn Teainchai
Governor of Chonburi Province, Thailand
[Biodata]

Bima Arya Sugiarto
Mayor, Bogor City, Indonesia
[Biodata]

Syed Qasim Ali Shah Deputy Mayor, Peshawar, Pakistan [Biodata]

Jaume Salvat
ITU consultant
[Biodata]


                 
           
  

           

Tentative Programme

​​Thursday 21 September 2017​ ​

12:00-13:00​Registrati​​on​

13:00-13:45​

Opening Session​

•   H.E. Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand
•   Mr Malcolm Johnson, ITU Deputy Secretary General
•   Dr Young-sook Nam, WeGO Secretary General
​13:45-14:00​Photo session

14:00-15:45​

High-level Discussion on Digital Governments

​​Moderator: Hannes Astok, Deputy Director, e-Governance Academy, Estonia Panelists:
•   H.E. Dr Pansak Siriruchatapong, Vice Minister of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand [presentation]
•   Hon. Mark Brown, Minister for Telecommunications, Cook Islands
•   H.E. Mohammad Hadi Hedayati, Deputy Minister of Communications & IT, Afghanistan
•   H.E. Bounsaleumsay Khennavong, Vice Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Laos PDR [policy statement]​
•   H.E. Dr Kan Channmeta, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia
•   Dr Byung-jo Suh, President, National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea
•   Mr. RS Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
•   Dr Chae Gun Chung, Head, United Nations Office on Governance

​15:45-16:00​Coffee break

16:00-17:45​

High-level Discussion on Smart Sustainable Cities ​

Moderator: Jaume Salvat, ITU consultant
Panelists:
•   Mrs. Wanvilai Promlakano, Deputy Governor, Bangkok Metropolitan City, Thailand
•   Mr.  Surasak Chareornsirichot, Governor of Rayong Province, Thailand
•   Mr. Pakkaratorn Teainchai, Governor of Chonburi Province, Thailand
•   Mr. Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor, Bogor City, Indonesia
•   Mr. Syed Qasim Ali Shah, Deputy Mayor, Peshawar, Pakistan                  
•   Dr. Young-sook Nam, Secretary General, WeGO

18:00Welcome Dinner​

 

Keynotes​ ​: Friday 22 September 2017



​"Thailand Digital Government"
Dr Sak Sekhonnthod, President & CEO of Electronic Government Agency of Thailand (EGA) ​
[Biodata]
​​

"Estonian E-government Ecosystem: Key Digital and Analog Elements"
Hannes Astok, Deputy Director, e-Governance Academy, Estonia
[Biodata]​ ​


"Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0"
Dr Suh, Byung-jo, President, National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea
[Biodata]


“Gigaband City Enhances Digital Transformation”
Woragarn Likhitdechasakdi, Director, Network Marketing & Solution, Huawei Thailand
[Biodata]

 

​​​Friday 22 September 2017​

09:00-10:45​

Session 1: Digital Government and Digital Public Services​


Keynote I:   "Thailand Digital Government"
by Dr Sak Sekhonnthod, President & CEO of Electronic Government Agency of Thailand (EGA) [presentation]
Keynote II:  "Estonian E-government Ecosystem: Key Digital and Analog Elements"
by Hannes Astok, Deputy Director, e-Governance Academy, Estonia [presentation]

Moderator: Hon. Mark Brown, Minister for Telecommunications, Cook Islands
Panel Speakers:
•   Hidayatul Haq Hidayat, Chief Information Officer, e-Government Directorate of ICT Ministry, Afghanistan [presentation]
•   Badamsuren Byambaakhuu, Deputy Director, Policy and Coordination Department for IT, Communications & Information Technology Authority of Mongolia [presentation]           
•   Sonam Tobgay, Senior ICT Officer, Ministry of Information and Communications, Bhutan
    [presentation]
•   Lesieli Siasini Petelo, Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Tonga
    [presentation]
•   Kesone Soulivong, Deputy Director of E-Government Center, Lao PDR [presentation]
•   Q&A
10:45-11:00​Coffee break​

11:00-12:45​

Session 2: Digital Transformation


Keynote I:"Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0" [presentation]
by Dr Suh, Byung-jo, President, National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea 
Keynote II:“Gigaband City Enhances Digital Transformation” [presentation]
by Woragarn Likhitdechasakdi, Director, Network Marketing & Solution, Huawei Thailand
  

Moderator: Mr Ioane Koroivuki, ITU Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
Panel Speakers:
•   Alan Silor, Assistant Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Philippines [presentation]
•   Uttam Chand Meena, Assistant Director General, Department of Telecommunication, India [presentation]
•   Lap Hien Do, Head of Information System Management Division, e-Government Center, Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam [presentation]
•   Yu Yu Naing, Assistant Director, Posts and Telecommunications Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications [presentation]
•   Muhammad Ali Iqbal, General Manager of Ignite, Ministry of IT & Telecom, Pakistan
    [presentation]
•   Q&A
12:45-14:00​Lunch break​

14:00-15:45​

Session 3: Smart Sustainable Cities​​


Moderator: Mr Jaume Salvat, ITU consultant
Panel Speakers:
•   "Participatory Governance for Good Smart City: Focusing on Implications from Gentrification for Achieving the SDGs" [presentation]
by Dr Chung, Chae Gun, Head, United Nations Project Office on Governance        
•   "Thailand Smart Cities" [presentation]
by Dr Supakorn Siddhichai, Head of Smart City Division, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Thailand
•   “Industry Collaboration Enables Smart City” [presentation]
by Su Peng, Director, Network Marketing & Solution, Huawei Southern-East Asia
•   “Enabling the human possibilities of smart, safe and sustainable cities” [presentation]
by Guillaume Mascot, Head of Government Relations Asia-Pacific and Japan & India, Nokia
•   Barbara Pareglio, Technology Director, Internet of Things Programme, GSMA
[presentation]       
•   Q&A
15:45-16:00​Coffee break​

16:00-17:45​

Session 4: Digital Societies and Innovations


Moderator: Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Panel Speakers:
•   "Digital Cities and Innovation Cities for a Smarter City" [presentation]
by Setiaji, Head of Jakarta Smart City
•   “Mobile Payment Usage in China” [presentation]
by Grace Yin, Director, WeChat Pay, Tencent
•   ”Smart Contract – The Next Frontier” [presentation]
by Sathapon Patanakua, Board Member of Thai FinTech Association, MD & Founder of SmartContract Thailand and Block M.D.
•   “Blockchain Technology & Digital Currencies” [presentation]
by Poramin Insom, Lead Developer and Founder of Zcoin
•   Q&A

​17:45-18:00

​Closing Session