Discover the seven sides of ecosystem building with C asean at Echelon Thailand

Chee Hui Ming
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Of connectivity, cooperation, commitment, culture, communication, community and conservation: C asean is on a mission to make this approach to building an ecosystem less about buzzwords; more for value creation

C asean has worked with the biggest names in the business – on the business of innovation – from the likes of ThaiBev to Burda International and Intel.

At Echelon Thailand in 2015, Dr. Karndee Leopairote spoke of the best practices to engage missing ecosystem growth catalysts – but as startup-related activity from government agencies, universities, and even corporates grow exponentially in Bangkok and the region – how do you stay ahead of the noise (and tap on Thailand 4.0) to really make a sustainable impact?

As Echelon aims to connect Southeast Asia to Thailand, C asean has set out to connect Thailand to Southeast Asia.

About the Speaker: Karndee Leopairote, Managing Director, C asean

As a Managing Director of C asean, Dr. Karndee aims to build a networking platform for collaboration among startups and future generation across the region to support the development of ASEAN community through various connectivity initiatives.

Prior to C asean, Karndee was an assistant professor at the Department of Operations Management, Thammasat Business School and an executive director of the Future Innovative Thailand Institute. As an academician and a thought leader in Thailand, Karndee has put her continuing effort to improve innovative and global mindsets to the young startups and the future generation.

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She played a lead role in Policy Design Lab – Thailand Blueprint Initiative 2020, to enhance the local wisdom and the public participation, and to propose the national policy innovation. Previously, she served as an advisor at the Software Industry Promotion Agency and the Deputy Minister of Commerce responsible for the development of creative economy policies and initiatives, and has been actively involved in framing out creative economy policy at the national level. As a media personality, Karndee has hosted several TV and radio programs such in national broadcasting network in Thailand.

She holds BEng in Industrial Engineering from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA.

Echelon Thailand 2017 is a tech conference (May 15-16, Bangkok) and year-long digital platform attracting international speakers, founders, investors and professionals. Register for your Echelon Thailand access pass now!

New in 2017 is Echelon Thailand’s digital platform. Get immediate access to exclusive insights, participate in discussions and engage with the speakers and fellow attendees directly on Echelon’s digital platform, the moment you register (accessible from the Ecosystem page). What’s more, the digital platform will be accessible all-year even after the conference, so kickstart your Echelon experience today and embark on a year-long journey of discovery.

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