This chapter includes the following articles.
Thailand has seen tremendous growth in its technology sector in recent years and is now increasingly regarded as one of the industry leaders in South-east Asia. The government recognises the benefits that a vibrant ICT sector can have for the wider economy and plans to push ahead with a series of ambitious legacy projects. The state’s objectives for the sector are based around its Thailand 4.0 programme, which incorporates interlinked initiatives such as the Eastern Economic Corridor, the establishment of 100 Smart Cities nationwide and the transition from 4G to 5G technology. While these initiatives present tremendous opportunities for both local and foreign companies, there remain challenges to overcome. This chapter contains interviews with Teeranun Srihong, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Digital Economy Promotion Agency; and Ariya Banomyong, Managing Director, LINE Thailand.