Google show­cases power of the cloud for Thai en­ter­prises

The Nation - - TECH/START-UP -

GOOGLE has hosted its first Cloud Sum­mit in Thai­land, bring­ing to­gether more than 2,000 ex­ec­u­tives, cus­tomers, part­ners, de­vel­op­ers, IT de­ci­sion mak­ers and Google en­gi­neers to build the fu­ture of the cloud.

Tim Sy­nan, head of Google Cloud, South­east Asia, said the event was aimed at bring­ing the power of Google Cloud to Thai busi­nesses of all sizes and help­ing them pro­vide spe­cialised so­lu­tions through dif­fer­ent plat­forms and de­vices.

The sum­mit high­lighted the ur­gency for busi­nesses to take on new chal­lenges and move towards the cloud. “Cloud com­put­ing tech­nol­ogy is about speed, agility, col­lab­o­ra­tion, aware­ness and trans­parency, with ma­chine learn­ing un­der­pin­ning ev­ery­thing,” Sy­nan said. “We have big plans for the fu­ture in the re­gion.”

An en­ter­prise tech­nol­ogy busi­ness must be ex­pert in net­works, mo­bil­ity, se­cu­rity, data man­age­ment and low­cost, high-per­for­mance re­li­a­bil­ity at a global scale.

Google helped pi­o­neer most of these fields, and brings all of them to bear in Google Cloud, Sy­nan said.

“Google Cloud meets busi­nesses wher­ever they are on their cloud jour­ney, not sim­ply tak­ing them to the cloud, but blend­ing their tech­nolo­gies with ours, and putting our own teams in the mid­dle of their chal­lenges and great­est op­por­tu­ni­ties,” he said.

“Lis­ten­ing to top Thai busi­nesses, such as Ananda, Omise, and SCB Aba­cus, talk about how they have em­braced the cloud and how it has helped them scale was in­spir­ing and a sign of the fu­ture of the ecosys­tem in Thai­land.”

Yong Ch­ern Chet, chief in­no­va­tion of­fi­cer of Ananda Devel­op­ment PLC, said that Google Cloud helps Ananda dif­fer­en­ti­ate its ser­vice ex­pe­ri­ence from its com­peti­tors.

“Like our house prop­erty trans­fer app that is pow­ered by Google Vi­sion and Speech to Text API, it en­ables us to sim­plify our busi­ness pro­cesses and let us fo­cus on what re­ally mat­ter for our cus­tomers,” Yong said.

“Within three months, we were able to save 130 hours of in­spec­tion time that amounted to more than Bt4 mil­lion.

“More im­por­tantly we be able to cap­ture the in­sights and convert them to valu­able in­for­ma­tion to help us en­hance cus­tomers' ex­pe­ri­ences. We are cur­rently eval­u­at­ing many fu­ture projects to ex­tend our part­ner­ship with Google Cloud.”

Ezra Don Harin­sut, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer and co-founder of Omise, said the com­pany was able to scale the Pay­ment API plat­form to han­dle 100 mil­lion trans­ac­tions per day.

“We op­er­ate the trans­ac­tions at the high­est se­cu­rity with 99.99 per cent ac­cep­tance from fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, with a 30 per cent cost sav­ing when com­pared with other cloud providers and our plat­form com­plies with PCI DSS 3.2.1,” Don said.

“Thank you Google Cloud for the great tech­nol­ogy plat­form and part­ner­ship.”

An­yarat Boon­nithivo­rakul, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of SCB Aba­cus, said that the com­pany, as a ded­i­cated ad­vanced an­a­lyt­ics spin-off, fo­cuses on build­ing hu­man-cen­tred AI tech­nol­ogy.

“The Google Cloud plat­form has cru­cially en­abled us to strengthen our core com­pe­tency by fa­cil­i­tat­ing ag­ile ways of work, and pro­vid­ing ac­ces­si­ble data an­a­lyt­ics tools,” An­yarat said.

The Google Cloud Sum­mit in Bangkok pro­vided in­sights into new ways of work­ing.

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