Dassault Systèmes has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa), the operating arm of Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES).
The MOU was signed to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in key projects driving agency's 'Digital Thailand' strategic plan for the new 'Thailand 4.0'economic model, the company said in a press statement.
The projects will cover two key domains: re-designing the education system and vocational training in Thailand to cultivate the country's workforce of the future; and future "smart city" developments in Thailand.
The agreement was signed during depa's flagship exhibition, "Digital Thailand Big Bang 2018", from September 19 to 23, 2018 at Challenger 1-3 IMPACT, Muengthong Thani, to promote social awareness of Thailand's national plans and policies to drive the country's transformation into a digital economy.
Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, already instrumental in the development of the 'Virtual Shipyard' industry digital training program in South Australia and implementation of smart city projects in cities such as Singapore, Jaipur, India, and Rennes, France, will be leveraged in key "Digital Thailand"projects defined by depa in consultation with government entities.
"depa is escalating projects to establish Thailand as a leading IoT hub in Asia, which includes turning seven cities into 'smart cities' by 2023. To achieve this, developing a digitally-capable workforce is imperative. We chose to work with Dassault Systèmes for its world-leading technologies that are at the forefront of Industry 4.0 and proven expertise," said Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, the President/ CEO of depa.
Masaki Sox Konno, Dassault Systèmes' Managing Director, Asia Pacific South, said. "depa shares our vision in leveraging digital technologies to transform Thailand's industries, cities and workforce of the future. These are projects that will require long-term close collaboration, not just in implementing the right solutions, but also in studying the specific skill sets and infrastructure that can best capitalise on the country's future growth engines. We look forward to working with depa to herald in the 'Thailand 4.0' era."