Telenor Group and dtac have partnered with UNICEF to launch the dtac & Telenor Youth Forum 2015 in a bid to unleash the power of Thai millennials to shape the future.
The forum will be held for the third time and is open for millennials aged 18-28 who are fluent in English, creative, including when using the Internet, full of ideas, passionate about digital technology, responsible and passionate about education and social development.
Two candidates will be selected to attend the Telenor Youth Forum 2015 and exchange perspectives on the impact of technology on society.
They will also get a chance to join Nobel Peace Prize 2015 events in Oslo and activities with UNICEF Thailand on social issues and development, especially in the education system.
They will be part of the second batch of the “dtac Digital Citizens”.
Applications are open until September 15. Interested candidates must apply online at www.dtac.co.th/telenoryouthforum2015.
The 40 finalists will be announced on September 17.
The finalists will participate in the forum, which will focus on obtaining and utilising knowledge and lure experts from various fields both locally and internationally will speak.
The forum will be held from October 5-7 at dtac House, Chamchuri Square.
Phuket takes on GrabTaxi
The Phuket government has officially endorsed the on-demand transportation app GrabTaxi.
GrabTaxi presented its service to the government as part of the process of entering this new market.
This marks the fourth city in Thailand where people can use the GrabTaxi mobile app to book taxis in the safest and most efficient manner for a reasonable and regulated price.
The Phuket government is working to address the island’s taxi problems, including the rarity of metered fares.
The introduction of GrabTaxi will help the government alleviate these issues as all GrabTaxi drivers are given training on using the app as well as the criteria for being a GrabTaxi driver, which includes using metered fares and providing a higher quality of service.
GrabTaxi first launched in Bangkok in 2013 and quickly expanded into Pattaya and Chiang Rai.
The app promises to deliver rides that are safe, certain and fast, GrabTaxi’s three key pillars.
CAT unveils data centre
CAT has launched its new data centre, the CAT Data Centre Nonthaburi II, with an investment of over Bt500 millions and aims to be the Asean data centre leader.
It is designed to be a complete data centre with the highest stability and mission-critical support.
It is the only data centre in Asean to receive the Trusted Site Infrastructure Certificate level three 3 from TUVIT.
That emphasises CAT’s readiness to become the data centre leader in Thailand and Asean.
The centre’s target customers include government agencies and private sector businesses that need a data centre with the highest stability, security and always available to provide support in this fast-moving digital age.