ProMAC 2018

Keynote Speakers

 

Keynote 1

Thailand 4.0: SMEs as Engine of Growth

Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakulwan
Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakulwan

Director General of Office Small and Medium
Enterprises Promotion

 

Abstract:

We recognize the importance of digitalization and the potential of digital technology, and has set a goal to bring Thailand into the era of Digital Economy and transform to “Digital Thailand”. Thailand 4.0 policy is conducted in accordance with the 20-year national strategic plan; it is aiming at assisting innovative SMEs and start-ups to integrate into existing supply chain, focusing on SMEs’ adoption of innovation to further increase value added in their production and services.

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Keynote 2

Cloud Service Management and Operations (CSMO)

Mr. Richard Wilkins
Mr. Richard Wilkins

Distinguished Engineer
IBM Cloud

 

Abstract:

With an ever-evolving computing landscape, customers are now heading at light speed towards cloud, and many aspects of IT Service Management (ITSM) have to also evolve and change as well to stay relevant. In this exciting session Richard which covers the roadmap that a customer must follow on their cloud adoption path, and will walk through several real customer examples. He will also go over lessons learnt along the way, and the impact to a customers operations team, as part of this transformation. In his session, Richard will detail aspects as they relate to Cloud Service Management and Operations (CSMO).

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Special Lecture

Portfolio Management – Five Keys To Success

Mr. Paul Hodgkins
Mr. Paul Hodgkins
Executive Director of Paul Hodgkins Project Consultancy
Former Siemens PM@Siemens Programme Executive for North West Europe

 

Abstract:

In his special lecture, Paul will explain the growing value and importance of effective portfolio management.

He will explain how, done well, portfolio management can empower organisations in pursuit of their strategic goals and objectives.  He will talk of the skills, capabilities and attributes that outstanding portfolio managers must possess and the five organisational qualities that must exist in business and be consistent, if business is to truly undertake portfolio management well and in doing so, keep one step ahead of its competition.

And finally, when it comes to portfolio management, Paul will challenge those listening to consider one of the greatest philosophical questions of our time; what came first, the chicken or the egg?

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