Press release IMC institute press conference
Press release IMC institute press conference on 22 Jan 2013
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Press ReleaseIMC joins forces with ATCI to push 3 core missions to boost Thai IT industryThe newly opened IMC Institute by Dr. Thanachart Numnonda focuses on conducting researches onICT markets and policy in Thailand and developing human capital on emerging IT technology trends. Italso supports business matching for startup companies especially those with emerging technology togo global and become ready for AEC 2015.Bangkok — 22 January 2013 — IMC Institute, supported by the Association of Thai ICT industry (ATCI),is founded by a group of ICT experts who recognize that information technology (IT) is rapidly changing.The institute shall focus on four mega technology trends: Cloud Computing, Mobile Technology, SocialTechnology and Information (Big Data). These trends have impact on IT industry. In particular, softwareindustry needs to be upgraded signifcantly. IMC missions are to conduct market and policy researcheson IT human capital and usage of emerging technologies in Thailand. It shall provide training onemerging technologies for both IT and Non-IT people. Training courses will focus for both executivesand IT Professionals. It shall also support business matching for startup companies especially thosewith emerging technology to go global and become ready for AEC 2015.Dr. Thanachart Numnonda, Director of IMC Institute, said that; “One major problem of the country is thelack of accurate data for planning the application of information technology. There is still a lack of dataon application, personnel information and trends survey. Most data used nowadays are from researchinstitutes from various countries and focus on regional trends rather than in-depth information ofThailand. Moreover, we also lack of the awareness of appropriate adoption of information technologyand the lack of skilled personnel in accordance with the changes in technology as well.”IMC Institute was formed under the joint vision to drive the ICT industry in Thailand to compete on theworld stage amidst the changes in information technology. Its role is to be the leader in research andsurvey on the usage of information technology in many areas in Thailand. That includes information onhuman resources, as well as exploring the potential use of information technology. In addition to ourfocus on personnel development, we also keen to raise awareness on the use of information technologyamong executives and employees of organizations.Our three core activities include: 1. conducting market and policy researches on IT human capital andusage of emerging technologies in Thailand. 2. Training emerging technologies for both IT and Non-ITpeople. Training courses will focus for both executives and IT Professionals. 3. Supporting businessmatching for startup companies especially those with emerging technology to go global and becomeready for AEC 2015.
President, The Association of Thai ICT Industry (ATCI), Adirek Patithat said that “ATCI has focused onthe market research and IT development. We have initiated studies of the IT market since 1993, or 19years ago. And we hope to take our ongoing survey beyond limits to the extensive level. Thecollaboration with IMC institute is a meaningful beginning to drive the country’s IT industry to be able tocope with the pace of technological and economic competition. It will also reinforce our vision of beingthe brain shaper for digital revolution era. And make it happen for the Thai IT industry.”“On behalf of ATCI, we have continued our activities that provide opportunities for entrepreneursnationwide to understand and make the most out of IT effectively and take their business to the successwith IT. Therefore we are extremely pleased that Thailand’s IT sector will have an institute responsiblefor IT market research and development exclusively. And IMC Institute is a pioneer who providesadequate and complete domestic information so that IT business operators can make use of thoseinformation in planning and developing their business. In addition, all the data obtained by the institutewill lead to the development of personnel training courses to meet the needs of the market.”Moreover, Dr. Thanachart emphasized that the collaboration between ATCI and IMC Institute has a mutualgoal of achieving the Institute’s core missions within the next two years while mutually agree to completethose three missions for the benefts of the overall IT industry. ###For more information please contactKhun Kwanhathai Tel. 087-593-7974Khun Arnold Tel. 082-011-1168