Delta Future Industry Summit 2018 for Promoting Smart Cities
Delta Future Industry Summit 2018 for Promoting Smart Cities. The first Delta Future Industry Summit 2018 to be hosted by Delta Electronics Thailand PCL under the theme Innovations for Smart Cities aims to inspire ideas and spur conversation on the best ways to drive Thai cities towards a more data-driven, intelligent digital economy. The event will bring together decision makers from the private and public sectors to network and discuss expectations for the future of Thailand’s industrial development.
Smart cities leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to collect data and improve the quality of life for urban dwellers. The government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative aims to develop smart cities to harness the country’s unique advantages and facilitate a leapfrog in economic development. Delta President Hsieh Shen-yen said that smart cities are the best answer to the challenges and opportunities of the modern world. Societies wishing to succeed in the current global landscape must make conscious, intelligent use of opportunities from technology. As global citizens, they must create ideal work environments and lifestyles that fuel sustainable economic growth.
Programmes to develop smart cities are underway in Phuket, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen
The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) revitalisation plan for the industrial cities of Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong also prioritises smart industry and business development. These pilot programmes likely to transform the provinces; the sheer scale of Bangkok presents many challenges for the capital’s shift to a smart city. Still, the metropolitan government is making efforts to change by incentivising green buildings, modernising public transit and expanding IT systems. Delta Future Industry Summit 2018 will be held on September 18 at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong.