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C asean teams up with TCCtech for Datathon II

Nov 27. 2017
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By The Nation

For centuries, the business world has been driven by technological advancements and data utilisation, with fast adoption of technology and quick access to data crucial for companies to succeed and compete with one and another.

This has inspired the organisers of the second Datathon competition for start-ups, which is being hosted under the concept of “Drone as a Service” from November 30 to December 2. 

At Datathon II, regional start-ups are encouraged to create services from drone tech, which evolves its current applications by leveraging rising technology, such as cloud and data analytics. 

Datathon II is a collaborative initiative of C asean, TCC Technology (TCCtech), the Ministry of Science and Technology in Laos, the Faculty of Engineering at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thon Buri, Thoth Zocial, and the National Innovation Agency.

Dream Office, under the supervision of Vichate Tantiwanich, chairman of the executive board at CAC – or C asean – on Monday said Datathon II was an ideation process extracted by start-ups through their pitching presentation on the stage. 

The innovative ideas of drone should stimulate numerous forms of services provided to the market, he added. 

Voradis Vinyaratn, executive director and acting managing director of TCCtech, said: “TCC Technology is the main supporter of Datathon II to encourage creativity and widen opportunities for new-gen start-ups. We believe that drone technology will be more than just a toy or merely a flying camcorder. 

“Today we provide ‘Leap GIO Public’ – a platform for developers to build and create applications on the cloud system. Datathon aims to help start-ups develop competencies and acquire knowledge that will result in new experiences that will benefit society.”

Vilaysone Bouphalad, deputy director-general of the Department of Technology and Innovation at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Laos, said: “Science, technology and innovation are the key driving forces for rapid economic growth. To strengthen the fields of science, technology and innovation for industrialisation and modernisation as well as the innovative economy are the key mission of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

“Joining as part of Datathon II, we anticipate synergy in terms of innovation between our two countries in leveraging technology like cloud and drone technology.”

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