Huawei Cloud Thailand and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) have joined hands to boost cloud and AI technology development to transform the country into a regional AI hub.
Huawei Cloud and the MDES signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on digital development on Monday to support AI development, industry applications, ecosystem building, and talent cultivation.
The signing ceremony was held during the Huawei Cloud AI Summit Thailand 2023, hosted by Huawei Cloud Thailand in collaboration with the MDES.
The event brought together hundreds of government representatives, industry experts, local customers, partners, and Chinese enterprises to discuss Thailand’s AI development and digital transformation.
MDES Minister Prasert Jantararuangtong said the ministry aims to drive forward cloud-first policies as Thailand’s new growth engine.
He believes that cloud technology and AI are the future of Thailand.
“As a representative from MDES, I would like to thank Huawei Thailand for taking the leading role within the private sector in setting up this important event and bringing the global experience of Huawei and its partners to Thailand, as well as for helping foster the country’s cloud and AI digital ecosystems,” he said.
“Through cooperation with private sector partners like Huawei, we will continue to promote Thailand as an AI hub of the region. MDES will fully support the country to accelerate digital transformation, cultivate talents, achieve economic sustainability, and enhance the overall quality of life for Thai people.”
Sarana Boonbaichaiyapruck, chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), stated that the event showed the rapid development of cloud and AI technology.
As a Thai regulator, Mr Sarana said that NBTC will consider cloud and AI for policy-making to digitalise Thai society and economy.
David Li, CEO of Huawei Thailand, highlighted Huawei Cloud’s commitment to enabling cloud and AI development in Thailand.
“Huawei Cloud is firmly dedicated to its ‘In Thailand, for Thailand’ commitments. Huawei Cloud has seen, contributed to, and benefitted from Thailand’s digitalisation over the past two decades,” Mr Li said.
He said Thailand now finds itself at a critical juncture in its digital transformation journey. Recognising this, Huawei Cloud remains steadfast in its commitment to invest in the local cloud ecosystem and its capabilities.
“By building a robust digital foundation in Thailand and constructing AI infrastructure for the government and enterprises, Huawei Cloud is empowering the nation to harness the transformative power of AI,” said Mr Li. “This will in turn lead to the proliferation of AI applications across industries, ultimately benefitting Thai people and driving the country’s digital progress.”
AI is a driving force behind the current wave of global technological advancements and industry transformations, profoundly impacting human society and reshaping industries. By recognising AI’s transformative potential, Thailand remains committed to enhancing its global competitiveness by strengthening its AI capabilities and becoming a regional AI hub.
Mr Li said Huawei Cloud is proud to support this vision through its ‘In Thailand, for Thailand’ commitment.
At the summit, Huawei Cloud served as a bridge between Chinese and Thai enterprisesto empower Thailand with advanced AI technologies, applications, and expertise from China.
By leveraging its extensive localisation experiences in over 170 countries and regions, Huawei Cloud is ready to provide valuable insights into global and regional industries and now stands as the preferred partner for Thai enterprises seeking global expansion and for Chinese enterprises venturing into the Thai market.