Building a Secure Digital Future for Thailand

Our launch dialogue in Thailand examined the nation’s digital economy progress, emphasising on the need for partnerships to advance Thailand’s 4.0 agenda.

Our launch dialogue in Thailand on 4th December examined the nation’s digital economy progress and discussed insights from our report on the Platform Economy in Southeast Asia. It also highlighted the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors, to advance Thailand’s agenda of creating a robust digital economy in the region. 

We were honoured to have an esteemed panel of speakers to share their perspectives, including:

  • Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Advisory Board Member, Tech For Good Institute, and Mae Fah Luang Foundation’s Chairman of the Executive Committee 
  • Alongkorn Ponlaboot, Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives 
  • Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod, Acting Deputy Director and Senior Advisor (Digital Transformation), Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA)
  • Dr. Krislert Samphantharak, Professor from the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego, and Advisor of Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (PIER), Bank of Thailand. 

Giving the keynote speech, Dr Santiprabhob said: “To increase Thailand’s readiness in becoming a country that is fully driven by technology and digital economy, every stakeholder, from the government, the private sector, academics and the civil society must learn and collaborate on utilizing technology to its utmost benefits and creating positive social impacts, as per the ‘Tech For Good’ concept.” 

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Mouna Aouri

Programme Fellow

Mouna Aouri is an Institute Fellow at the Tech For Good Institute. As a social entrepreneur, impact investor, and engineer, her experience spans over two decades in the MENA region, South East Asia, and Japan. She is founder of Woomentum, a Singapore-based platform dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs in APAC through skill development and access to growth capital through strategic collaborations with corporate entities, investors and government partners.

Dr Ming Tan

Founding Executive Director

Dr Ming Tan is founding Executive Director for the Tech for Good Institute, a non-profit founded to catalyse research and collaboration on social, economic and policy trends accelerated by the digital economy in Southeast Asia. She is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the National University of Singapore and Advisor to the Founder of the COMO Group, a Singaporean portfolio of lifestyle companies operating in 15 countries worldwide.  Her research interests lie at the intersection of technology, business and society, including sustainability and innovation.


Ming was previously Managing Director of IPOS International, part of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, which supports Singapore’s future growth as a global innovation hub for intellectual property creation, commercialisation and management. Prior to joining the public sector, she was Head of Stewardship of the COMO Group and the founding Executive Director of COMO Foundation, a grantmaker focused on gender equity that has served over 47 million women and girls since 2003.


As a company director, she lends brand and strategic guidance to several companies within the COMO Group. Ming also serves as a Council Member of the Council for Board Diversity, on the boards of COMO Foundation and Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC), and on the Digital and Technology Advisory Panel for Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre.


In the non-profit, educational and government spheres, Ming is a director of COMO Foundation and Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) and chairs the Asia Advisory board for Swiss hospitality business and management school EHL. She also serves on  the Council for Board Diversity and the Digital and Technology Advisory Panel for Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre.


Ming was educated in Singapore, the United States, and England. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and her doctorate from Oxford.