Modernize the Thai Workforce

Thailand came from a 7% to 5% to 3% growth economy (give or take a few) and now is the most aging economy in the ASEAN (next to Russia and China, the only emerging economy). Instead of uplifting productivity and developing the workforce or investing into people and smart automation (which would lead to more…

Annual Reports must include a CIO Scorecard

It was a pleasure to have been part of the tremendous team effort over the last few years and having helped driving upsides, which are shown in the Annual Report 2016 of Standard Chartered. Initiatives like an aggressive API Strategy, the Hadoop and Machine Learning ecosystems driving massive upsides for the business (Very proud to…

How to find good developers?

The mistake most startups and corporates make is to look for a developer with good university or corporate backgrounds. They fall into the trap of buying brand value. Big corporates nor Computer Science Universities are being generated because of the engineering talent, but through a self fulfilling prophecy: “I am big, I m perceived as…

Thailand like most countries need a national CTO, to accelerate digitization.

I know that many people are preoccupied to give you much advise on any possible topic and especially foreigner’s are busy with sometimes ridiculous input. I am since 1993 in Asia and Thailand in different jobs and I have always been careful to understand different point of views before speaking out. My professional background focused…

Digital Agenda making old Corps sexy!

Financial Services are changing and like other industries are slowly being disrupted FInTech Startups Mobile Operators Traditional players like banks, changing too slowly but are waking up Client and products are being disrupted Payments, but are hindered but too much innovation Trade, but similar to 2000/2001 b2b marketplaces

Ubuntu Linux on the desktop in the Enterprise

2006 In 2006 I was the Head of Global Banking Technology and CTO for Thailand at GE Capital. Part of my job was — and still is — to understand different technologies and see how these could be used in a corporate context. One question was/is always around optimizing and driving productivity around the desktop. Is there a…

Digitization strategy defines business models

  The time has come where companies need to decide what they want to be, driving unique sales propositions, by customizing they Marketing, PR, and Technology or outsource with the focus on providing commodity (or at risk of being) products! A hackthon in a corporation who is almost fully outsourced is a mere marketing trick, to…

ASEAN Integration Summit — Thoughts on integration

Thomson Reuters invited me to share some of my thoughts on corporate readiness for the AEC Asean Economic Community, based upon my blog articles. The following are my summary points, which shared during a panel discussions. General thoughts on ASEAN ASEAN needs visionary leaders who given ASEAN and the community a strong vision. Think Adenauer and…

Digital Change Strategy

For a discussion with a friend, who is CIO&COO at a Thai company, I have drafted a few pages showing one approach to a technology driven change agenda, around an enterprise architecture team. Enterprise Architecture is evolving to become a business and technology strategy and transformation office for corporates. The precise role depends on the organisational context. Architects – much…