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- Honda launches the all-new Honda CR-V in ThailandHonda Automobile (Thailand) has launched the ultimate premium SUV, the 6th generation all-new Honda CR-V, in Thailand as the first country in Asia and Oceania
Honda Automobile (Thailand) has launched the ultimate premium SUV, the 6th generation all-new Honda CR-V, in Thailand as the first country in Asia and Oceania, strengthening Honda’s SUV line-up and reinforcing its leadership in Thailand’s SUV market.
It’s ready to take the SUV segment to the next level with a sporty yet strong exterior design in every dimension.
For the first time, the e:HEV full-hybrid system is available in the all-new Honda CR-V. It combines the powerful performance of a 2.0-liter engine with two electric motors, and there is also a turbo variant with a 1.5-liter VTEC TURBO engine that delivers powerful driving performance and excellent fuel efficiency.
It supports every lifestyle with 5-seat and 7-seat passenger configurations and is equipped with Honda SENSING intelligent safety technology in all variants. Fully equipped with a variety of premium features and advanced technologies, the all-new Honda CR-V delivers a great driving experience throughout every journey, taking the perfection of a SUV to another level.
It is available at prices from 1,419,000 to 1,729,000 baht, along with special offers for customers who book and take delivery from 20 March 2023 until 31 May 2023, including free 1-year insurance, an interest rate of 2.29%, and free Honda Ultimate Care, which extends the new-car warranty by an additional two years or 40,000 kilometers.
Boost driving confidence in the e:HEV variant with a 10-year hybrid battery warranty and a 5-year unlimited mileage hybrid system warranty, as well as free labor cost for periodic maintenance for five years or 100,000 kilometers (whichever comes first). Interested customers can experience the all-new Honda CR-V at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show from 22 March 2023 until 2 April 2023 and at Honda showrooms (The TURBO engine variant is available starting from 20 March 2023 and the e:HEV variant in April 2023**.)
Noriyuki Takakura, President and CEO of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said that the Honda CR-V is one of Honda’s important global models that has been successful in sales and has continually won the hearts of customers around the world since its first generation.
In Thailand, the CR-V pioneered the SUV market and made SUVs even more popular among customers, making Honda the leader in the SUV market for a long time. For almost three decades, the Honda CR-V has held a special place in the hearts of Thais with cumulative sales of more than 183,000 units.
This time, the 6th generation all-new Honda CR-V is ready to offer new value that raises SUV standards to another level in terms of perfection in premium sport design in all dimensions and the powerful driving performance of two powertrains – an e:HEV full-hybrid system or a TURBO engine.
The spacious cabin is fully equipped with premium features for comfort along with advanced safety technologies that ensure confidence in driving. The launch of the all-new Honda CR-V will strengthen Honda’s SUV line-up and reinforce our leadership in the SUV market while driving Honda’s e:HEV sales to be No. 1 in the electric vehicle (xEV) segment in Thailand.
The all-new Honda CR-V, the perfection of a premium SUV
As the ultimate sport premium SUV packed with new value, the all-new Honda CR-V takes SUV standards to the next level with its unique design, powerful performance, and confidence in every journey with cutting-edge safety technology. It takes a superior travel experience to another level by creating a perfect journey to any destination in all dimensions.
The exterior design perfectly combines the essence of premium sportiness and toughness in all dimensions with multi-functionality
- Newly designed front grille in a Piano Black color and Piano Black with Chrome (E variant)
- Electric Adjustable and Foldable Door Mirror with Side Turn Light
- LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), and LED Sequential Turn Signals
- LED Fog Lights
- LED Taillights
- Panoramic Sunroof offers a whole new vision and a premium feel
- Hands-free Power Tailgate with Walk Away Close takes a sense of comfort to another level
- Shark Fin Antenna
- Stainless Steel Tailpipe Finishers
- 18-inch Alloy Wheels
The world premiere of the RS variant that takes a sense of premium sportiness to another level with an exclusive design from front to back(e:HEV RS 4WD variant).
- Reflects the unique identity of the RS variant with the RS emblem on the front grille
- Door Mirror in a Piano Black color with Side Turn Light
- Front and Rear Bumpers in the same color as the body
- Side Sill Garnish in the same color as the body
- Gloss Black Door Sash Garnish
- LED Rear Fog Lights
- Body color and Piano Black Spoiler
- Piano Black Shark Fin Antenna
- Sporty 19-inch alloy wheels
The spacious cabin is well suited to ensure a good driving experience for every journey with premium comfort features
The spacious and airy cabin combines the concept of using high-quality materials and multi-functionality with distinctive, premium interior decoration sets that are different in each variant.
Take the essence of premium sportiness to the next level with the RS variant (exclusively for the e:HEV RS 4WD variant).
- Brushed Aluminium and Piano Black Interior Garnish Trim
- Black Leather Seats with Red Stitching
- Black Steering Wheel with Red Stitching
- Sport Pedal
Fully equipped with premium features for comfort and convenience* such as:
- Honda Smart Key System with Honda Smart Key Card (e:HEV RS 4WD variant)
- Driver Memory Seat
- Ambient lighting installed in several locations for the first time in the CR-V, such as the Center Tray, Front and Rear Door Panels, and Cup Holder
- An air conditioning system with Plasmacluster Technology (e:HEV ES and e:HEV RS 4WD variants)
- Automatic Air Conditioner with i-Dual zone (e:HEV RS 4WD variant)
- Rear Ventilation
- 3rd Row Air Conditioner (EL 4WD variant)
- LED Rear Touch Reading Light
It’s ready to meet various lifestyles with 5-seat and 7-seat passenger seat options that can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of usage with a largerear cargo space.
- 60:40 Foldable Rear Sliding Seat
- The 5-seat passenger seat model allows the rear seats on both sides to be adjusted flat (Utility Mode) to increase cargo space. The front and rear seats can be folded (Long Mode) for a lengthy space.
- The 7-seat passenger seat model (only for the EL 4WD variant) allows the third-row passenger seats to be folded to increase cargo space while passengers in the second-row seats can sit comfortably. Both the second- and third-row seats can be adjusted horizontally (Utility Mode) to increase rear cargo space. The second- and third-row seats can also be folded (Long Mode) for more horizontal space.
Smart lifestyle connection with a variety of cutting-edge technologies*
- New Head-up Display (HUD) (exclusively for the e:HEV RS 4WD variant)
- New Bose Premium Audio System with 12 speakers (exclusively for the e:HEV RS 4WD variant)
- New Navigation System (exclusively for the e:HEV RS 4WD variant)
- 9-inch Advanced Touch Display Audio with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Siri and Android Auto voice control support
- 10.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display (7.0-inch for E variant)
- Wireless Chargers
- Four USB Ports (Three USB-C Ports with one port in the front and two ports in the rear)
Ensure confident driving on every journey with a choice of two powertrains that are ready to meet various driving needs
Available with both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive systems (Real Time(TM)AWD with E-DPS)
The first-ever e:HEV full-hybrid system in the all-new Honda CR-V:
- The powerful combination of two electric motors includes a Motor Generator and Motor Drive, with a new 2.0-liter Direct Injection Atkinson-Cycle DOHC 4-cylinder, 16–valve engine with electric continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) and high-efficiency lithium-ion battery. It gives an immediate response with maximum motor torque of 335 Newton-meters at 0-2,000 rpm while delivering excellent fuel efficiency of up to 20.8 km/liter* (e:HEV ES variant) and a CO2 emission rate of 113 grams/kilometer.
- The e:HEV full-hybrid system can intelligently switch operating modes to suit various driving situations between three modes: EV Drive Mode, Hybrid Drive Mode, and Engine Drive Mode.
- Comes with a Drive Mode Switch that enables the driver to easily select the driving modes to suit their style of driving, including Sport Mode, Normal Mode, and Econ Mode.
Fun to drive with thrilling acceleration and sporty driving with turbo power
- 1.5-liter Direct Injection DOHC VTEC TURBO 4-cylinder, 16-valve gasoline engine that comes with Direct Injection and Turbocharger technology to offer fun driving and instant acceleration, delivering maximum power of 190 PS at 6,000 rpm, combined with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It has maximum fuel efficiency of 14.3 km/liter* (E variant) and is compatible with E85 alternative fuel.
Ensure confidence in every journey with advanced safety and driving technologies
All variants of the all-new Honda CR-V come with Honda SENSING intelligent safety technology, which uses a front camera and radar to help detect cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians effectively. Its main functions are:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW)
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC with LSF)
- Auto High Beam (AHB) and for the first time Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB)(exclusively for the e:HEV RS 4WD variant), an intelligent LED headlight that helps enhance visibility as well as adjusting the height of the light beam to avoid dazzling the car in front and pedestrians
- Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN)
Comprehensive advanced technology for safety and driving* such as:
- New Multi-view Camera System (MVCS) (Except the E variant)
- New Parking Sensors (Four front positions and four Rear positions)
- New Hill Descent Control (HDC)
- New Active Cornering Light (ACL)
- Honda LaneWatch
- Driver Attention Monitor
- Deceleration Paddle Selectors (e:HEV ES and e:HEV RS 4WD variants)
- Paddle Shift
The new Honda CR-V comes in five variants:
The full-hybrid e:HEV comes in two variants:
- e:HEV RS 4WD 5 seats 1,729,000 Baht
- e:HEV ES 5 seats 1,589,000 Baht
The TURBO engine comes in three variants:
- EL 4WD 7 seats 1,649,000 Baht
- ES 4WD 5 seats 1,599,000 Baht
- E 5 seats 1,419,000 Baht
The all-new Honda CR-V is available in six colors: a new color – Canyon River Blue (Metallic) (exclusively for the e:HEV RS 4WD and e:HEV ES variants),Ignite Red (Metallic)(exclusively for the e:HEV RS 4WD variant), Platinum White (Pearl), Meteoroid Gray (Metallic), Lunar Silver (Metallic), and Crystal Black (Pearl).
The all-new Honda CR-V also comes with special offers for customers who book and take delivery from 20 March 2023 until 31 May 2023. They will receive free 1-year insurance, plus a special interest rate of 2.29%** and free Honda Ultimate Care service, an extended new-car warranty for another two years or 40,000 kilometers more than the standard new-car warranty of three years or 100,000 kilometers, for a total of five years or up to 140,000 kilometers (whichever comes first), and Honda 24Hr Roadside Assistance.
Boost confidence in the e:HEV full-hybrid system with special after-sales service campaigns** such as:
- 10-year hybrid battery warranty and 5-year unlimited mileage hybrid system warranty
- Free labor cost for periodic maintenance for five years or 100,000 kilometers (whichever comes first).
Take the premium sporty look in the SUV style to the next level with a full set of Modulo exterior accessories created under the “Vibrant SUV” concept, including a Tailgate Spoiler priced at 12,000 baht, Front Grill Garnish priced at 3,900 baht, Running Board priced at 16,500 baht, Pattern Projector priced at 4,350 baht, Cargo Step Garnish LED priced at 8,000 baht, and Roof rail with Cross Bar priced at 27,500 baht. Customers can also choose a set of accessories available in three packages:
- Elegant Package, priced at 31,000 baht and 32,500 baht (e:HEV RS 4WD variant) that includes Front Aero Bumper, Rear Under Spoiler, Front Grill Garnish, and Door Lower Garnish.
- Premium Sport Package, priced at 43,500 baht and 45,000 baht (e:HEV RS 4WD variant), that includes Front Aero Bumper, Rear Under Spoiler, Front Grill Garnish, Running Board, and Tailgate Garnish.
- Exhaust Pipe Finisher Package, priced at 2,500 baht, that includes two pieces of Exhaust Pipe Finisher.
For more information about accessories, please visit www.hondaaccess.co.th/products/crv20 March 2023Businesshttps://www.thestorythailand.com/?p=94133
- HiveGround, a startup that builds Thai robots for world marketMahisorn “Dr Chang” Wongphati, founder and CEO of Thailand’s robotic startup Hive Ground Co Ltd, has turned his childhood obsession with robots into a business of farming drones and autonomous robots.
Mahisorn “Dr Chang” Wongphati, founder and CEO of Thailand’s robotic startup HiveGround Co Ltd, has turned his childhood obsession with robots into a business of farming drones and autonomous robots.
The chief executive had his primary school education in southern Phuket province. That was when he developed his liking for robots and electronic circuits. The childhood obsession later prompted him to study the science program in high school.
While studying at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Engineering, Mahisorn joined its robots club. He discovered that it was fun to build robots for competition. Despite many failures, he continued to join contests.
At that time, he believed that robotics was the future, given the large number of students in the field. He furthered his studies and got his master’s degree in 2007.
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Later, he got a job offer in Japan to work for Toshiba Tech in developing point of sale (POS) systems and multi-function printers.
After being recruited to work in Japan, Mahisorn became convinced that robotics has a good future as a business. At that time, he noticed that the Japanese government encouraged entrepreneurs to set up robotics businesses.
After working in Japan for three years, he decided to resign and devote his time to studying for a doctorate in robotics at Keio University in Tokyo, with a scholarship from the Japanese government.
Birth of HiveGround
In 2009, during his study in Japan, Dr Chang decided to set up a company called HiveGround along with 26 friends and colleagues who share their interests in robotics. They pooled their money along with an investment from their consultant professor to raise 1 million baht.
“The company’s name means a large ground for bees of multiple species to work together and create something,” he said.
Other company co-founders and first employees are his friends from many universities who took part in RoboCup competitions and managed to beat teams from leading science and technology institutions like Carnegie Mellon and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He believes that they are the type of people who will never give up but will focus on working their way to solutions and success.
Hive Ground was started with the “First Who, Then What” concept, and not “First What, Then Who”, according to Mahisorn. He said that’s why the business still has an unclear format or brand.
“We are trying to work on something innovative and unconventional. We choose to realize things people think are impossible. The business is focusing on robotics,” said Dr Chang.
His company was behind the “flying bags” in a Bangkok Airways advertisement, an autonomous boat, a drone for the Royal Thai Air Force, and software for car parts inspection.
“Our business keeps changing. We still have to think of ways to keep the company in business and succeed in a way that a tech firm should,” said the CEO.
Scaling business for commercial market
With an investment of 1 million baht and five co-founders, HiveGround initially was involved in business-to-business services. Dr Chang said that in the first five years of involvement in the B2B market, the company made “considerable profits” although its growth was minimal and the workforce was not increased.
HiveGround was involved in the development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a 17-million-baht project for the Royal Thai Air Force, in addition to robotic work and software.
In 2016, Somkid Jatusripitak, who was then deputy prime minister serving as the post-coup junta’s economic czar, launched a 500-million-baht government fund for Thai tech startups. HiveGround obtained a seed fund of 10 million baht for its proposed project.
That funding became an important turning point for the company. It started developing its own products and growing commercially. HiveGround produced prototype drones for PTT, SCG and the Air Force.
Later, the company was involved in a project to make an automated submarine for PTTEP with a team from Kasetsart University.
Start of ‘Tiger Drone’
The submarine project led Hive Ground from Chulalongkorn University to set up its new office at the Engineering Faculty of Kasetsart University. There, Mahisorn was introduced to Pravit Tongchairawewat, founder of agricultural chemicals maker Global Crops.
HiveGround later worked with Global Crops to develop Tiger Drone for agricultural purposes. After more than a few months of trial and error, the autonomous drone has now been on sale on Global Crops’ website.
“We developed the prototype drone between 2016 and 2017. Its sale started in 2018. Among the 10-litre drones available in the market, our products have features that make them competitive,” Dr Chang said.
He noted that although there is market demand for agricultural drones with the size of 17 and 20 litres, Thai law still permits a maximum size of 10 litres.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, HiveGround was involved in the development of delivery and glass robots along with Obodroid Corporation to be used in hospitals.
With strong growth in the drone market, HiveGround looked at capital increase and True Corporation became its business partner in late 2021.
“Farming services are a big thing in the agricultural sector today. Most farmers opt to hire people for soil and seed preparation, spraying fertilizer and pesticides. Some farmers buy drones for their own use and serve other farmers,” Mahisorn said.
However, when the services are sufficient, many farmers are looking to buy smaller drones that are smarter, which is a business opportunity for Hive Ground.
“We hope to get a 30% share in the drone market, which is an equivalent of 7-8 billion baht per year,” he said.
Expanding into autonomous farm tech
The farm drone market grew 200% per year between 2020 and 2022, according to data compiled by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). Similar growth is expected for 2023, with demand for about 10,000 drones and a total market value of 3 billion baht.
The growth is expected to continue further due to a shortage of labour in the farm sector caused by ageing workers, rising wages, and health issues.
“We place much importance on an autonomous system that becomes smarter. The drones are developed with a piloting system that prevents crashes,” the CEO said.
HiveGround’s core technologies involve perception, navigation, command and monitoring.
“Robotic technology requires high flexibility so we need to fine-tune our products to meet different demands while promoting their use. The core technologies that we develop can remain relevant for 3-4 years before new competition enters the market. We need to keep innovating as this market has opportunities waiting for us,” said Dr Chang.
A billion-baht business
He said that his business’s value is almost 1 billion baht with a large revenue, although much of its investment has been spent on research and development.
“We are not good at direct selling to customers. Our sales and marketing team was just formed six months ago. Luckily, we had some customers and made some money. During almost 12 years in business, we paid [corporate] tax once and it was a little amount,” he said.
“We are happy doing our business but still can’t make our shareholders happy.”
His business goal is to push for products under the HiveGround and Tiger Drone brands to enter the global market and make high returns for the company’s investors and stakeholders.
He is happy with building a strong and stable foundation for his company to reach its long-term goals. “Now we have a team of 100 people — 80 of them in tech and 20 in other departments.”
Business view on deep tech
As his company develops robots that require deep tech, Dr Chang views that there is a limited market for products with multiple deep tech components. It requires a lot of time and energy, as well as R&D investment, to make such products but the business growth is not satisfactory. Also, it is difficult to evaluate the user’s demands.
He gave as an example the development of global car brands over the past seven decades. Those brands require a lot of time and energy to develop their internal combustion engines to a level of “super deep tech”. Now there are only fewer than 20 brands that are known globally with market demand.
“HiveGround’s business may not be able to survive if we focus on building only certain types of robots. Our products may not sell. Deep tech needs time for development before we reach a turning point. It’s our duty to get there with information, inputs and attempts of everyone.”
With business partners like PTT and True Corporation, the company has sufficient funds for expanding its workforce to further develop core technologies. The CEO calls for opportunities and support for Thai tech firms like his to innovate through trial and error.
Uniting hogs to fight tiger
Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, president of Chulalongkorn University, once said that Thai businesses are like hogs that fight one another in their pen and get all eaten when a tiger arrives.
Mahisorn said Thai businesses should unite so that together they can fight against tigers or wolves, which refer to foreign multinationals. For him, Thai drone makers need to seek cooperation from their peers to enter the world market. He has talked to Thai drone makers about the need for investment in R&D to improve their products.
He said that Thai businesses, even the country’s largest corporations, spent much less on R&D when compared to world-class companies.
For him, R&D brings business opportunities and helps improve competitiveness in the domestic and world markets. “R&D allows us to know which way we should be heading,” he said.
“Don’t overthink it. Continue with your work and find an opportunity for the business to survive. If you want to excel at something, you need to do it again and again until there’s only one left. That’s when you become the best in the world.”
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- Traveloka announces Baifern Pimchanok as the brand ambassador for Thailand and VietnamTraveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading travel platform, has appointed renowned and beloved Thai actress Baifern Pimchanok as the new brand ambassador
Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading travel platform, has appointed renowned and beloved Thai actress Baifern Pimchanok as the new brand ambassador for Thailand and Vietnam. As the tourism industry continues on its path of recovery with the surge in interest for travel, Traveloka continues to inspire wanderlust, so consumers’ can experience Life, Your Way.
According to Shirley Lesmana, Chief Marketing Officer, Traveloka, Baifern’s appointment as the brand ambassador is a testament to Traveloka’s commitment to understanding the needs of today’s Gen Y and Gen Z travelers, who are passionate about exploring and seeking novel experiences. “Her love for adventure perfectly complements Traveloka’s new, refreshed tagline,” she adds.
Shirley also shared that Traveloka has achieved around 50 percent growth in the number of searches for transportation products, and nearly 25 percent increase in searches for accommodation products in Thailand for January and February this year, compared to the same period in 2022. These figures are in line with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s forecast of 25 million international tourists and 250 million domestic trips in 2023.
For Baifern Pimchanok, Brand Ambassador for Traveloka, living life to the fullest means always being ready to explore the world. She said: “As a travel aficionado, I am truly honored and excited about this appointment and opportunity. Travel has always been a way for me to create memories, enjoy life’s experiences and immerse myself in a variety of cultures, with my family and friends. Now that the borders are open once more, I hope to inspire people to discover the world again, through Traveloka.”
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- Thai digital consultancy Appsynth flies high in Financial Times Growth-company rankingAppsynth, a leading digital consultancy, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing tech firms in the prestigious annual Financial Times ranking
Appsynth, a leading digital consultancy, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing tech firms in the prestigious annual Financial Times ranking of high-growth companies in Asia Pacific. Appsynth ranked 2nd among Thai companies and 153rd in the overall APAC region. In the IT and Software category, the largest sector in the ranking, Appsynth is the number one Thai firm and top ten in SEA.
The 5th annual Financial Times ranking of Asia-Pacific’s top 500 high-growth companies, compiled in partnership with global research provider Statista, has been the most competitive to date.
The list ranks firms from across the region by their compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue between 2018 and 2021. In order to enter the ranking, a company needs to generate revenue of at least $100,000 in 2018 and at least $1m generated in 2021; with revenue growth between 2018 and 2021 that was primarily organic.
Appsynth posted annual revenue of US$9.96 million in 2021, up from US$2.21 in 2018, representing a growth rate of 370.1 percent.
CEO Bob Gallagher said: “We are proud to be part of this distinguished list of high-achieving companies and that we top the list in Thailand in the IT and Software category. Our high growth rate demonstrates a growing necessity in Thailand for companies to transform digitally and our leadership in serving this need”.
Appsynth supports clients through the full end-to-end process of building and growing successful digital ventures, including strategic consulting, design and development, data analytics and growth marketing, with a team of 130 digital experts based in Thailand.
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- Helperlink launches fee register for Thai job seekersHelperlink, Is a Saudi recruitment platform owned by Holoul, facilitates job matching and specializes in providing job matching solutions to the public
Helperlink, Is a Saudi recruitment platform owned by Holoul, facilitates job matching and specializes in providing job matching solutions to the public, semi-government and private sectors in Saudi Arabia as an intermediary linking employers and job seekers like domestic helpers by providing a platform that is easy to use / apply and With no registration fees.
Applicants just update their resume in a few steps on Helperlink and can also chat or schedule an interview with potential employers via video call on the platform. Recently, employers in Helperlink are looking for candidates in positions like domestic helper hundreds of positions with wages around 500 USD/month which is higher than wages in other countries as well as welfare including airplane tickets, clothes, food and accommodation to encourage Thai candidates to have more options. Road show activities to promote the platform and facilitate applicants onsite will be organized in 14 provinces, with target to register User over 10,000 applicants within April 2023.
Mohammed Alsuwaigh – Bus. Dev. Director / Helperlink Solutions revealed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is constantly seeking for foreign workers, especially from Thailand. This is in line with the workforce in Thailand that there is a steadily increasing demand to go to work abroad when the country opens after the crisis of the COVID-19 virus epidemic because of higher wages than working domestically as wages from working overseas are more than working domestically and it helps to increase the opportunity to restore income for their households faster. Helperlink sees it as an opportunity to connect employers and employees with technology that most people are familiar with using various functions through the platform like a website as well as chat and VDO call.
Helperlink, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia online recruitment platform of Holoul specializes in providing solutions to government agencies and private sectors in Saudi Arabia. It is an important tool to connect candidates or workers looking for opportunities to work in Saudi Arabia to entrepreneurs or business owners or employers looking for quality workers to be their domestic helpers who are interested in working in Saudi Arabia. Interested persons can register via Helperlink With no registration fees. Just fill in personal information and select an interested job. Moreover, candidates can communicate with potential employers directly via chat and can also schedule a job interview via video call.
To promote the platform and facilitate workers interested in applying for job positions on the platform, Helperlink will organize roadshows to provide more information and to recruit cadidates in 14 provinces including Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Samut Prakan, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Phuket, Songkhla and Yala. The goal of such activities is to register User 10,000 from interested workers.
Candidates who are interested in working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can register, fill their personal information, and select interested position in https://www.thehelperlink.com/th-TH/auth/register/helper/
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- Schneider Electric helped reduce more than 90 million tons of carbon emissions by 2022Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, reveals its 2022 turnover
Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, reveals its 2022 turnover, reaping 34,176 million euros worldwide, which yielded them 12% organic growth. Recently, it has been honored in Corporate Knights’ Global 100 list of Most Sustainable Corporations in its business sector for the 12th time in a row. The company announces its success in building sustainability for its clients worldwide by sharing the best practices of leveraging Schneider Electric’s solutions and services. In 2022 alone, it helps clients reduce more than 90 million tons of carbon emissions, creating a spotlight on its flagship solutions, software, and digital solutions that enable businesses to operate sustainably.
Stephane NUSS, Schneider Electric ‘s Cluster President for Thailand, Myanmar and Laos said “2022 was an outstanding year for Schneider Electric globally for that it earned the highest revenue over the past year, achieving an earning of 34,176 million euros, which was an increase of 12% from last year. All of this is a result of strong progress that they make each year. Not only does it have a spot in the 2023 Global 100 list of Most Sustainable Corporations for 12 consecutive years and number one in the sector, but is also ranked as the world’s most sustainable corporation in 2023.”
Working together to fight climate change and creating sustainability is a major challenge for every business as it requires collaboration from all levels and all organizations to be able to accelerate sustainability.
Schneider Electric is committed to its climate and social commitments, such as sustainable investment. Gender Equality Policy and costs related to sustainability including inventing new innovations that helps the organization towards sustainability Schneider Electric solutions and services have helped customers around the world reduce carbon by 440 million tonnes since 2018. In 2022, this can be said to be 90 million tonnes and a sustainable world in parallel because the most efficient use of resources. It’s the best solution to keep the world alive.
Stephane Nuss continued, “We have made outstanding global software acquisitions to sharpen EcoStruxure’s strength and lead clients toward a more comprehensive sustainability journey. Whether it is industrial software such as AVEVA, IGE+XAO, ETAP for electrical clients and software RIB, or Planon for buildings, we are ready to provide end-to-end experience to all customers. All of this software can be connected to our systems for IoT operations, allowing us to create an Industry Twin and Energy Twin, which is a virtual model of architecture, devices, and processes that allows customers to see the real-time performance of the systems as well as forecast and analyze energy consumption with accuracy. This solution enables customers to achieve complete sustainability and reduce errors before and after implementing sustainability solutions.”
Schneider Electric Thailand is an organization that is committed to knowledge and technology transfer for sustainability. In 2022, the company initiated a program called Green Heroes for Life, aiming to empower citizens, businesses, and institutions to be environmentally conscious by creating activities for energy-efficient practices that encouraged the implementation of efficient energy management such as the use of renewable energy, solar energy, automation, digital, and new concepts of electrical system management to achieve sustainability goals both at individual and organizational levels. This effort will eventually lead to building sustainable organizations and life. Organizations joining this program include the Provincial Electricity Authority, the Stock Exchange of Thailand, True IDC, Supernap Thailand, Arun Plus, WHA Utility and Power, STT GDC Thailand, DHL Supply Chain (Thailand), and many more.
In addition, this July 2023, Schneider Electric is preparing to host Innovation Summit Bangkok 2023, an event that will bring together Schneider Electric’s technologies in one place, displaying solutions and technologies that will help create sustainability for business and the world.
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- AIS showcases capabilities on world stage as the only Thai corporate to win WSIS Prize 2023AIS has taken its Aunjai CYBER program to represent Thailand, as the only Thai corporate entity able to win a an international sustainability award
AIS has taken its Aunjai CYBER program to represent Thailand, as the only Thai corporate entity able to win a an international sustainability award, while also making the top five ranking of 1,800 programs around the world. The Champion of WSIS Prize 2023 was presented at the WSIS Prizes 2023 in the category of programs using technology for building confidence and security in use of ICTs, hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations (UN).
The award once again validated a proactive approach to addressing cyber issues sustainably. AIS is committed to leverage the potential of its digital networks to develop tools to intervene, alongside up-skilling Thai people’s digital skills, so they can be more aware, and inhabit the digital world safely and responsibly through the AIS Aunjai CYBER program.
– AIS unveils 2022 results, Revenue growth of 2.3%
Saichon Submakudom, Head of PR at AIS, said, “All members of the AIS teams wish to thank the International Telecommunication Union and the United Nations for recognizing AIS’ commitment to this issue, by ranking the Aunjai CYBER program in the top five of 1,800 sustainability programs entered from around the world. We were also graciously presented with the Champion of WSIS Prize 2023 for Building confidence and security in use of ICTs.
“AIS Aunjai CYBER program was initiated in 2019, at a time when the usage of Internet and social media had increased at a the rapid rate, but various kinds of social problems had arisen. We were then the first network service provider to stand up and be counted as a social hub for building networks through the efforts of our partners, as a united front to address the issue of cyber threats sustainably. We wanted to promote society to use digital tech creatively, securely and responsibly, to benefit people at large.”
– AIS Aunjai Cyber runs campaign to warn society, “Wisdom to Survive”
Suphatra SRIMAITREEPHITHAK Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary/ Permanent Representative, congratulated AIS on winning the Champion of WSIS Prize 2023 for its Aunjai CYBER program, which is a big boost to Thailand’s reputation. “This program has the objective of consistency with the “Thailand 4.0” policy, which has the aim of upgrading digital know-how for the Thai population and protecting Thai users from cyber-threats. it promotes a safe online society and builds digital immunity. It also fulfills the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals under Goal no. 4, Guaranteeing a Quality Education for all, and supports opportunities for lifelong learning.”
Saichon added, “Aunjai CYBER was conceived as a program under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SDG no. 4, Guaranteeing a Quality Education for all. This is aligned with our strategic plan for sustainable operations, which is to support the responsible use of digital networks, while promoting digital literacy and citizenship for Thai people in general. Today, the Aunjai CYBER program has been expanded into many other forms, so it has become a hub of safe and secure Internet usage.”
“The Aunjai CYBER syllabus for cyber-immunity was the first of its kind in Thailand to be certified by the Ministry of Education as being compliant with Thai curricular standards. The syllabus itself was a joint effort between the state and private sectors, and it has been upgraded and rolled out to students at 29,000 schools around the country affiliated to the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC).
“Previous AIS programs such as Aor Sor Mor Online, Smart Kids Brave Hearts, and “Work Wizard” technology for the disabled, have also addressed sustainability issues and won the WSIS Prize. Winning the WSIS Prize 2023 is an achievement of which AIS teams are all immensely proud. We are the only Thai corporation to successfully win an award at the Champion level. We would like to reaffirm our intentions to continue ushering in positive and sustainable change to Thai digital society,” concluded Saichon.
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- BEYOND Expo back in Macao for 2023Now on its third edition, BEYOND International Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo) returns to its real-world conference format in Macao from May 10 to 12, 2023.
Now on its third edition, BEYOND International Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo) returns to its real-world conference format in Macao from May 10 to 12, 2023.
The live-streamed and in-person conference format will provide exhibitors and attendees with more direct access to media channels and networking opportunities than ever before through the largest and most influential technology expositions in Asia.
BEYOND Expo 2023 will focus on three key areas: BEYOND Sustainability, BEYOND Healthcare, and BEYOND ConsumerTech, facilitating the exchange of ideas to promote comprehensive industrial modernization, development, and transformation through global technological innovation.
A Platform for Innovations That Matter
BEYOND Sustainability focuses on technological innovation for sustainable development through the application of environmentally sustainable technologies by fostering collaboration among individuals, companies, and governments worldwide. The BEYOND Sustainability Summit will focus on green cities and infrastructure, alternative energy solutions, green transportation, food and agriculture, and green logistics.
BEYOND Healthcare puts cutting-edge technologies, products, and solutions in the life sciences industry at the center by creating a platform that integrates companies and connects upstream, downstream, investment, and academic exchanges. The BEYOND Healthcare Summit will share innovative insights and visions with global attendees on topics including innovative medicine and biotechnology, big data medical care, AI pharmaceuticals, cutting-edge medical equipment, the future of medical research, innovative medical diagnostics, genetic testing, and anesthesia.
BEYOND ConsumerTech brings together the latest technologies and products in the consumer technology industry, ranging from foundational technologies such as AI, smart manufacturing, and semiconductor chips to industrial applications for individuals, home, and travel, creating a world-leading consumer technology expo in Asia — the largest consumer market and supply chain hub in the world. The BEYOND ConsumerTech Summit will discuss AI, portable devices, drones and robots, IC chips, smart home technology, and financial technology with the attendees.
The BEYOND Global Investment Summit will focus on global investment, cutting-edge technologies, and the impact of technological innovation, serving as a platform for entrepreneurs, top investors, and industry leaders to discuss and share their experiences in discovering promising technological innovations.
A Platform for New Product Launches
BEYOND Expo also highlights the New Product Launch Event, which will provide exhibitors an assured core audience of 15,000 attendees, including major media platforms from China and across the globe.
To be held on May 10 right after the opening ceremony, the New Product Launch Event has been conceptualized with the best visibility in mind, with the largest display stands and the best resource allocation for participating companies, equipped with ultra-clear LED screens and multiple camera angles for viewing by global media. This empowers exhibitors to highlight the details of their product offerings so that potential partners and buyers can have a better view and understanding of their design concepts.
Global Community, and Media Partners
BEYOND is working with the following international community partners: Brinc, Tencent WeStart, Sphere, Startup Thailand, Medtech Innovator Asia Pacific, Worq, KX-Knowledge Exchange for Innovation, Xcel Next, TAO Startup, Singapore Management University-Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, GK Plug and Play Indonesia, Plug and Play APAC, Beyond 4 Tech, KUMPUL, and AAMA.
The following international media partners will be covering BEYOND Expo: CGTN, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNN, Yahoo HK, Time Magazine, TechCrunch, Engadget, SCMP, Nikkei Asia, Techsauce, Jumpstart Media, Caixin, e27, DealstreetAsia, VietCetera, WHub, The Edge, TechShake, AHEAD ASIA, DailySocial, Teman Startup, The Story Thailand, Channel News Asia.
The following Chinese media partners will be covering BEYOND Expo: CCTV, People’s Daily Online, Xinhua News Agency, Global Times, National Business Daily, Tencent Technology, Sina Technology, Netease Technology, Phoenix Technology, Nan Fang Daily, Yangcheng Evening News, Macao Daily News, TechNode, 36Kr, TMTPost.
We shall be updating the list as more partners come on board.
The BEYOND Organizing Committee will also actively promote the event through online and offline channels, including a large billboard at the exhibition area. BEYOND’s official website, app, and social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, WeChat, Weibo, Jitterbug, etc.) will also carry out announcements, live broadcasts, and reports.
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Across Southeast Asia With Beyond Tonight
Leading up to BEYOND Expo, BEYOND will also have a roadshow across Southeast Asia, with BEYOND Tonight, to be held in Jakarta, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. Through BEYOND Tonight, participants can expect to learn about the latest global tech innovation trends and explore international business opportunities through networking. BEYOND Tonight will showcase Southeast Asia’s vibrant tech ecosystem at one of Asia’s largest technology expos.
- Singapore: March 16
- Kuala Lumpur: March 20
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Since 2020, BEYOND Expo has held two successful events, growing to be one of the largest and most influential technology expositions in Asia, attracting 800+ exhibitors and 55,000+ attendees worldwide. Running more than 150 industry forums with 500+ business leaders as speakers, BEYOND Expo provides a global platform for insightful technology exchange.
BEYOND Expo will be held at the Venetian Macao Convention and Exhibition Center, which is spread across approximately 100,000 sqm and can accommodate more than 1,000 exhibitors. We expect Fortune 500 corporates, large multinational enterprises, tech unicorns, and startups to participate in this year’s event. There will be more than 100 events and networking sessions at BEYOND Expo.
We look forward to connecting with global tech innovation enthusiasts and facilitating in-depth interaction across all fields, including enterprise, product, capital, and industries, to promote the global tech scene in the Asia-Pacific region and across the world.
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- mu Space and OneWeb partner to distribute OneWeb capacity in mainland Southeast AsiaOneWeb and mu Space announced a multi-million, multi-year deal to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO)
OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, and mu Space and Advanced Technology Co., Ltd. (“mu Space”), the aerospace manufacturer and satellite internet service provider, today announced a multi-million, multi-year deal to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across mainland Southeast Asia, also known as Indochina, which includes Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
As one of OneWeb’s growing network of Distribution Partners, mu Space will distribute to enterprises with applications in remote communities, land mobility, select maritime opportunities and backhauling meeting a wide range of customer needs. This transaction enables mu Space to support the digital transformation of many sectors by giving high-speed access to digital information, productivity tools and cloud services.
Remote internet connectivity holds extremely exciting commercial and social potential and there is significant demand for such services. Remote education, telehealth, in-flight connectivity, internet of things for remote monitoring of fires, floods and natural disasters are examples of possible applications where the advanced connectivity services offered by OneWeb and mu Space will make a difference. This agreement will also help enhance critical communications for remote government and community services.
Following on from the rapid momentum of 2022, OneWeb remains committed to providing LEO services and meeting the various needs of customers globally and this agreement expands OneWeb service footprint in Indochina.
– mu Space unveils its direction for 2023
James Yenbamroong, CEO and CTO, mu Space Corp, said: “We are excited to announce this exclusive partnership as it signifies our strong and excellent relationship with OneWeb. The expansion of broadband internet connectivity to remote areas that lack connections is crucial and we’re glad to be part of making this possible through space and ground technologies. Our expertise and knowledge of our region, as well as innovative technology, enable mu Space to tailor solutions to provide an ideal supplement to each sector in each nation. Finally, on behalf of mu Space, I would like to express how proud we are to be a part of this innovation that will have a great influence and benefit our region.”
Neil Masterson, CEO, OneWeb, commented: “The last few years have shown us that remote internet connectivity is both exciting and vital across sectors such as enterprise, education, health and government. We are excited to partner with such a dynamic company, that is so well aligned to our goals, to further our reach across Southeast Asia and connect even more communities and enterprises. This international partnership marks another significant milestone for OneWeb as we look towards activating full global coverage later this year.”
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- Ericsson reinforces the value of 5G towards accelerating digital transformation in ThailandEricsson today showcased its global 5G leadership and latest 5G solutions at the Digital Transformation World Asia (DTWA) 2023
Ericsson today showcased its global 5G leadership and latest 5G solutions at the Digital Transformation World Asia (DTWA) 2023, that serves as a platform for all key stakeholders in Asia Pacific’s telecommunication industry to share business insights and accelerate digital transformation across the region.
Aside from Thai mobile operators; Advanced Info Service (AIS) and True Corporation (true), DTWA 2023 welcomes communication service providers in Asia Pacific, including Jio, Axiata, Telenor Asia and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson.
Igor Maurell, Head of Ericsson Thailand, said Ericsson will share its global 5G deployment and monetization experiences, 5G technology and solutions as well as digital transformation through forums, workshops and demonstrations at the DTWA.
“We have established a leadership position in 5G. We have been investing for cost and performance leadership, which has also enabled us to also bring sustainable solutions to our customers,” Igor said. ”Along with our customers, Ericsson will continue to work closely with key stakeholders to support the development of the 5G ecosystem with our state-of-the -art technology and solutions.”
Ericsson’s leadership was recently recognized by important independent analysts’ reports: Gartner 5G Magic Quadrant 2023, (third year in a row) and Frost Radar Global 5G Infrastructure. Ericsson also scored #1 position in the latest ABI Research report on telco vendors sustainability.
“Mobile networks need to be increasingly resilient, open, sustainable and intelligent, with the best performance and total cost of ownership. As a technology leader in the telecom industry, we build secure and sustainable networks that are trusted to perform at the highest standard to meet the demand from both consumers and enterprises,” Igor said.
The majority of the world’s most popular apps, social media sites and music or video streaming services depend on connectivity that works anywhere and anytime. In Q3 2022 mobile networks carried 108 EB of traffic per month, growing at a rate of around 40 percent per year.
The November 2022 update of an Ericsson study of consumer retail packages offered by 310 mobile service providers in 139 countries showed that, although the various types of service packaging remain largely the same globally, consumers are being offered increased variety in most markets.
Service providers will provide the 5G technology platform that underpins nearly USD31 trillion in cumulative consumer revenues for the ICT industry by 2030. Service providers could clinch a cumulative USD 3.7 trillion of these 5G-enabled consumer revenues by 2030.
For enterprises, 5G enables significant value with private 5G networks and wireless wide area networks being deployed for enterprise and industrial use. 5G introduces innovation possibilities which go beyond today’s enterprise limitations, enabling new ways to work, think, and solve traditional business challenges.
There are some important common characteristics that emerge when looking at the value of 5G for business transformation, for example:
- the ability to run any process remotely, regardless of how critical it is
- real-time control of every business process
- automating operations
- using compute resources where it makes sense, running applications on the edge where relevant
- inherent higher security levels without sacrificing overall performance
Huawei advocates striding towards an intelligent world and extending business frontiers
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