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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Dr Ming Tan

Founding Executive Director

Dr Ming Tan is founding Executive Director for the Tech for Good Institute. She is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the National University of Singapore. 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, a Singaporean portfolio of lifestyle companies operating in 14 countries worldwide. Her portfolio covered sustainability, brand and data privacy. She was concurrently the founding Executive Director of COMO Foundation, the private philanthropy of the owner of the COMO Group.


As a company director, she lends brand and strategic guidance to SuperNature Pte Ltd, COMO Hotels and Resorts (Asia) Pte Ltd, COMO Club Pte Ltd, and Mogems Pte Ltd. In the not-for-profit space, Ming is an Advisor to Singapore Totalisator Board and serves on the boards of Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre, St. Joseph’s Institution International and COMO Foundation.


As part of her commitment to holistic education and the arts, she also sits on the Advisory Panel of the Centre for the Arts of the National University of Singapore.


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.