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All talk but where’s the action? Conference Overkill in Bangkok

Hey say. Are you going to that event next week? No, not that one, the other one! Even though that one sounds cool too. Or that one the day after and the other one the week after and those others in the following weeks…. The startup scene keeps buzzing and buzzing over here in (Southeast) Asia and Bangkok keeps developing more and more into the hub for all things tech. Sure, Singapore is ‘faster’ and hosts a fair share of ‘cool’ events but Bangkok is not far away and in…

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Digital Southeast Asia / Thailand in 2017 – An Overview

The guys of We Are Social and Hootsuite did it again and created an extensive collection of information about digital usage around the world (thanks for that!). I’m trying to break it down a bit while focusing on Southeast Asia and Thailand in particular. Here’s what I found interesting / useful. The region When looking at the key digital indicators we see that the penetration of internet users is still below the 50% mark and while we certainly all feel as if everybody and their moms are on Facebook we…

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Bangkok Startups | an Asian Fast Growing Hub

For an emerging digital startup Thailand offers more than a business location. Bangkok, in particular, has been gaining a stronghold among the community of startups in Asia. Through enabling government and private sector support, the startup Bangkok scene is being transformed into an epicenter of tech activity in the region. Many tech professionals made the decision to locate in Bangkok due to cost-effective reasons. After all, starting a new company requires an influx of funding. Cost of Living The cost of living in Bangkok is probably a big factor in…

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VR / AR / MR in Thailand

Virtual Reality (VR) as well as Augmented Reality (AR) are finding more and more coverage and spotlight as we quickly approach 2017. It’s not only VR / AR fans (geeks) or IT journalists such as Robert Scoble that are pushing for VR & AR  to play a bigger role in our daily lives (to be fair, even Randy Pausch, one of my biggest inspirations, always talked about VR being there to help us understand the world better). In 2016 VR / AR now finally kind of took off in a sense…

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AllChat World One Stop Community App Launches in Thailand

The Thai tech space will be able to welcome a new player in the game this coming Tuesday when AllChat World, a new community app, will celebrate its official launch in with an event in Thailand’s capital. The soft launch of the application will be celebrated at the Centara Hotel Convention Centre on 22nd of November 2016. The interesting approach that AllChat World is taking is to focus on building a smart community within the ASEAN region itself. It all started around two months ago in Malaysia where the launch…

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Public transport to reduce maximum speed of vehicles amidst pokemon go craze

With the current launch of Pokemon Go in Thailand the public transportation authorities (BMTA & BTS) have voiced their concerns over decreasing numbers of commuters. Therefore the authorities fear dropping revenues and are considering several options to at least maintain their current income. The increase of ticket fares seems to be on the table as well as other, more ‘interesting’, options. While you catch #pokemon, I catch you. #thailand #bangkok #bkk #mythaiorg #catchemall A photo posted by my-Thai.org (@mythaiorg) on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:31pm PDT The BMTA (MRT, Busses) and…

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Pokemon Go launches in Thailand (and other Asian countries)

Just in case you are not playing already or haven’t heard it yet, POKEMON GO launched today here in Thailand. You can no find it in the app store or on google play. Enjoy the extra exercise! ;-)   Oh no. It's here! Let the craziness begin. #thailand #pokemon A photo posted by my-Thai.org (@mythaiorg) on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:21pm PDT While you catch #pokemon, I catch you. #thailand #bangkok #bkk #mythaiorg #catchemall A photo posted by my-Thai.org (@mythaiorg) on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:31pm PDT

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Get rid of panel discussions – they suck!

Southeast Asia sees its fair share of conferences and events in all kinds of areas. Education, Tech, Entrepreneurship, IT, Construction, Tech, Startups, and Tech. It’s nice to see all those areas blossom and attend events where people that are ‘in’ those topics can pat each other on the back and feel appreciated. Right? Well. It seems so. To be honest though, I always hated this back patting. Even better: Networking! Ooooooh. Business card exchange ole! That’s when you can show off all the creativity that you put into coming up…

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Technological Determinism & Thailand

While living and working in Thailand I learned a lot about culture, tradition and how to navigate in a business and personal environment that is so different from the one back home in Europe. In fact I even started helping others understanding Thai culture by offering Cross-Culture training. This is, however, not the only field I work in. As someone who grew up with new media and IT, worked in several digital media agencies and now lectures on the subject I also feel quite at home and strongly connected to…

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Southeast Asian focused podcasts continue

As mentioned earlier EdTechWorld.org started to publish some educational and technological focused podcasts. Now there are three podcasts up and running and the fourth in the making. Now EdTechWorld.Org is looking for motivated educators to join the podcast and talk about EdTech in ASEAN. So if you’re interested to join or know someone who knows someone….shout out!

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