After a successful run in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ORIGIN by TechNode is coming to Bangkok’s True Digital Park in September. It’s yet another sign that Thailand is increasingly seen across Southeast Asia (SEA) and China as a hub for software development talent, investment and startups.
Thailand continues to grow as an Asia-Pacific hub for digital enterprise and innovation, with an economic strategy favouring high-tech industries and a job market attracting a wealth of skilled software development talent at all experience levels. This growth hasn’t gone unnoticed across the region, and the arrival of TechNode’s ORIGIN conference is further proof of Thailand’s tech credentials.
The run of ORIGIN events in Kuala Lumpur covered the latest developments in the ASEAN-China tech and startup scene. Bangkok’s event, on September 19, will continue the theme, as a number of key speakers discuss software development and tech advances in payment solutions, food innovation and travel, as well as entrepreneurship vs intrapreneurship and current tech trends.
ORIGIN Bangkok Speakers Include:
Dr. Lugang, Founder & CEO at TechNode
Dr. John Jiang, Chief Digital Officer at CP Group
Oranuch Lerdsuwankij, CEO & Co-founder at TechSauce
Monsinee Nakapanant, Co-president at Ascent Money
Dr. Kid Parchariyanon, CEO at Rise Accelerator
David Zhang, CEO at EkoApp
“The whole ecosystem is progressing”
A key focus of the conference will be bringing-together Chinese and Thai tech environments, through heated discussions, debates and fireside chats. Topics include: innovation in food, the Thai tech scene, corporate disruption and a number of success case studies.
Speaking at the last ORIGIN conference in Kuala Lumpur, Kenneth Tan, Vice-president of Gobi Partners, gave a positive overview of the tech industry in Southeast Asia. “A lot of startups in Southeast Asia are growing positively and this is very encouraging because it shows that the whole ecosystem is progressing.”
Bangkok Tech Jobs Booming
The numbers back up Kenneth’s view, with Southeast Asia’s digital economy forecasted to triple in size to $240 billion over the next five years, according to TechCrunch. Jobs for software developers in Bangkok and across Thailand have boomed over the last few years, and the tech sector has become a highly-favoured region for domestic and foreign investment.
Little surprise, when you consider the large number of factors drawing in digital workers. The cost of living in cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai is low, high-speed internet is widespread and reliable, and with an increasingly tech-savvy population of 69m, the country is a fertile marketplace for innovative products and services.