The contest was part of Huawei's recent 'POWERING DIGITAL THAILAND 2022: HUAWEI CLOUD & CONNECT and ASIA PACIFIC INNOVATION DAY' event, which showcased new technologies and digital initiatives for Thailand alongside exhibitions, case studies and potential solutions around digital transformation.
Mr. Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said that "Huawei would like to congratulate all winning teams for their outstanding submissions. As a leading global technology company with the mission to Grow in Thailand and Contribute to Thailand, Huawei continually fosters Thai startup and small business development, as well as accelerate their growth. We have been collaborating with the National Innovation Agency (NIA) for two years to develop projects that upskill startups, which have resulted in the participation of over 41,000 local ICT talent. The company also launched its 'HUAWEI Spark Ignite' competition to upskill and encourage the use of Cloud technology by local startups, providing not only financial support but also the core platform and training and resources by Huawei experts. Huawei deeply believes that the key to Thailand's sustainable development lies in digital transformation and recognizes the importance of ecosystems that nurture startups, entrepreneurs, and even 'Unicorn-level' companies. It is why we are hosting the Developer Contest for a second year and hope the competition will educate participants about our technologies and inspire new ideas for future success. Huawei is confident we will see a Unicorn-level company appear from within these finalists."
Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director and Secretary of the National Innovation Agency (NIA), presided over the award ceremony for the winning teams, saying, "As a representative of the National Innovation Agency, I would like to congratulate all this year's finalists. Over recent years, Thailand's National Innovation System and digital economy have developed significantly, enhancing the country's innovation potential to the next level. When considering the Global Innovation Index, Thailand has risen in rank from 51st to 43rd within just three-to-four years. Yet the Index also highlights several key areas where Thailand needs to develop further, including its infrastructure and capabilities to create digital content and assets. I believe this Contest will drive change and boost the development of every contestant participating in each category. It also serves as a stage to showcase and refine creative innovations, which Huawei will continue to support."
The HUAWEI CLOUD Developer Contest was held for the second consecutive year, with more than 50 teams participating in this year's competition, with the aim of supporting contestants to apply HUAWEI CLOUD capabilities and services to create valuable applications and solutions for Thai enterprises and society. The Contest was divided across public and student-specific categories, with the former competing under general applications and the students developing solutions using RDS for MySQL database. 11 teams qualified as finalists, with the winning team receiving Huawei MateBook 14S and HUAWEI CLOUD Credit. The first runner-up received a Huawei MatePad Pro, while the second runner-up received HUAWEI Watch 3s. The winning team in the student category also received an internship with Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
The final round jury was honorably made up of a joint committee formed by representatives from academic and business sectors, including Dr. Wiwat Ruengmee, CTO of Xsense Information Service Co., Ltd.; Charatpong Chotigavanich, CTO, Co-Founder of T2P Co., Ltd.; Siraparn Sinchermsiri, CTO of Trinity Roots Co.,Ltd.; Janevit Juntrachort, Head of Research Technology at Bank of Kasikorn or KBTG; Axel Winter, Chief Digital Officer of Siam Piwat Co., Ltd.; Dr.Thanavit Anuwongpinit, Visiting Lecturer and Program Coordinator, IoT System and Information Engineering Program, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, and Montien Sompulswaddee, Executive Vice President Information Technology Group Easy Buy PCL.
The innovations selected as finalists spanned multiple use cases and sectors, including health management solutions like a COVID-19 screening system which utilizes QR Codes to manage Antigen Test Kits (ATK); a platform that provides navigation services to and within hospitals, as well as treatment and diagnosis tracking; and a platform which utilizes ergonomic design to prevent Office Syndrome. Agricultural solutions were also highlighted, including the use of AI, Cloud and IoT technologies to count and keep track of chicken eggs for farmers. The Contest also saw innovations for daily life and business, using technology to find alternatives routes to avoid crowded areas and transportation solutions that leverage technology to identify high-risk roads, including damaged surfaces with potential risks for accidents being shared with related agencies to rectify the issue.
The winning team in the student category is team 'Egg E Egg' from the Department of Computer Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang for their system and monitoring platform which counts and keeps track of chicken eggs for farmers. The innovation provides a one-stop-service from counting to analysis and tracking through Cloud, allowing farmers to forecast market demand for chicken eggs. It also prevents loss during the production process and analyzes the data with AI technology to improve production efficiency.
As for the public category, the winning team is AnnDev, who developed the platform ATKadmin.com which provides a Covid-19 screening system using Antigen Test Kits (ATK) with QR Codes. The platform utilizes ID Card technology and Passport Optical Character Recognition (OCR) from Huawei CLOUD. It is capable of screening ID cards and passports from countries globally and allows users to collect and store test data to provide instant reporting that expands the current capabilities of health screening services. ATKadmin.com is currently being used and those who are interested can register to get instant access to the service for using with clients or people needing testing across private organizations, government agencies, schools, hotels, factories and to event spaces.
The HUAWEI CLOUD Developer Contest marked the conclusion of the recent "POWERING DIGITAL THAILAND 2022: HUAWEI CLOUD & CONNECT ASIA-PACIFIC INNOVATION DAY" event, jointly hosted by Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with Bangkok Post PLC, the ASEAN Foundation, and over 50 partners in the public and private sectors in the ICT industry across Thailand. The event was organized with the mission to explore new opportunities in the business fields and boost the post-Covid-19 economic recovery for Thailand and the Asia Pacific region with digital innovations. It is a testament to Huawei's firm belief in Thailand's potential as well as the company's readiness to drive ASEAN to a complete digital transformation. The three-day event was made possible by its collaboration with over 50 partners across Thailand, spanning 10 major industries. The exhibition was organized across a 2,600 square meter space, housing over 61 exhibition booths. Moreover, a total of 4,000 experts attended the event with more than 800 business leaders attending the event. On the first day, 25 honorable guest speakers shared their experience in digital innovation with over 10,000 online and offline visitors.
Source: Carl Byoir & Associates