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Topic and Sector Specific Discussions and Next Steps

01
Industrie 4.0 Policy Toolbox
02
Smart Production, Modern Manufacturing
03
Digitalization of non-manufacturing Industry
04
Agricultural and Food Industry
05
Workforce 4.0

01

Industrie 4.0 Policy Toolbox

Moderator – Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser, Counsellor Economic Affairs, German Embassy

Before
After

Task for all Participants in the ROUND TABLE Discussions

  • Cover the key issues of each Round-Table Theme (see below)
  • For each key issue, clarify the
    1. a) status quo in Thailand,
    2. b) the gap/ potential/ need,
    3. c) possible lessons learned from Germany (or other countries; policy or Industry)
    4. d) and MOST important: identify actionable results (joining forces with Germany)
  • resource persons give impulse statements during the discussions

Main issues for the Discussion

  1. coordination between sector needs and government policies (multi-stakeholders and cross-ministries)
  2. current regional development projects: industrial/ innovation centers (large scale/ small scale)
  3. SME/ start-up support/ financial support instruments
  4. Open round: other general needs for upgrading the Economy in Thailand – which are the most pressing issues, that are relevant for all/ most sectors alike?

02

Smart Production, Modern Manufacturing with best practice examples from the automotive sector and other high-tech industries

Moderator – Dr. Chayo Trangadisaikul, Deputy Secretary General, FTI

Before
After

Task for all Participants in the ROUND TABLE Discussions

  • Cover the key issues of each Round-Table Theme (see below)
  • For each key issue, clarify the
    1. a) status quo in Thailand,
    2. b) the gap/ potential/ need,
    3. c) possible lessons learned from Germany (or other countries; policy or Industry)
    4. d) and MOST important: identify actionable results (joining forces with Germany)
  • resource persons give impulse statements during the discussions

Main issues for the Discussion

  1. Concrete examples of how moving towards Industry 4.0 / IOT benefits manufacturing Industry in a lower-labour-cost environment
  2. Key technologies/ applications to start with moving towards Industrie 4.0
  3. What support from the government do companies have and need?
    • Legal framework
    • Investment Cost/ Financing
    • Counselling/ Networking
  4. How to involve the wider supply chain, how to extend beyond internal processes to external process with customers and suppliers.
  5. Role of (third party) technology providers and system integrators
  6. Open round: other issues, such as standards (interoperability), big data, analytics, and cybersecurity?

03

Digitalization of non-manufacturing Industry and Society – about the smart use of ICT and Data with Examples from the Medical Sector

Moderator – Dr. Pansak Siriruchatapong, Vice Minister for Digital Economy and Society

Before
After

Task for all Participants in the ROUND TABLE Discussions

  • Cover the key issues of each Round-Table Theme (see below)
  • For each key issue, clarify the
    1. a) status quo in Thailand,
    2. b) the gap/ potential/ need,
    3. c) possible lessons learned from Germany (or other countries; policy or Industry)
    4. d) and MOST important: identify actionable results (joining forces with Germany)
  • resource persons give impulse statements during the discussions

Main issues for the Discussion

  1. non-manufacturing sectors with special potential regarding digitalization (not high end but small steps)
  2. Medical Sector – areas for introduction of IOT – (backoffice, front desk, medical applications, marketing, …)
  3. Policy framework (legal (data privacy, IPR) administrative ecosystem)
  4. Round Table: Other issues

04

“Industrie 4.0” and New Technologies for Agricultural and Food Industry with regards to smart farming and the advanced use of technology in food processing

Moderator -- Martin Vensky-Stalling, Chiang Mai University

Before
After

Task for all Participants in the ROUND TABLE Discussions

  • Cover the key issues of each Round-Table Theme (see below)
  • For each key issue, clarify the
    1. a) status quo in Thailand,
    2. b) the gap/ potential/ need,
    3. c) possible lessons learned from Germany (or other countries; policy or Industry)
    4. d) and MOST important: identify actionable results (joining forces with Germany)
  • resource persons give impulse statements during the discussions

Main issues for the Discussion

  1. Small Scale – Inclusiveness: which technologies/ applications can be used in a “not-yet 4.0” agricultural sector? How can small farmers/ cooperatives benefit?
  2. Big scale – Farming and Food Processing: Huge potential for productivity gains and upscaling in value chain as well as quality/ labor conditions improvement (for export and domestic market)
  3. Innovation Infrastructure – framework conditions to support research and innovation in the Agricultural Sector. Models and Incentives

05

Workforce 4.0: Education, Training and Workforce Development towards Thailand 4.0

Moderator – Dr. Poolsak Koseeyaporn, Director STEM workforce and Talent Mobility, STI

Before
After

Task for all Participants in the ROUND TABLE Discussions

  • Cover the key issues of each Round-Table Theme (see below)
  • For each key issue, clarify the
    1. a) status quo in Thailand,
    2. b) the gap/ potential/ need,
    3. c) possible lessons learned from Germany (or other countries; policy or Industry)
    4. d) and MOST important: identify actionable results (joining forces with Germany)
  • resource persons give impulse statements during the discussions

Main issues for the Discussion

  1. short term solutions - labor market needs today and tomorrow (up to next 5 years) – upskill, reskill, Life long learning; what skills are needed and how to get there?
  2. Long term solutions – Development of workforce (on all levels of education: early childhood, schools, vocational training, university of applied science, university) – Instruments (curriculum, technical infrastructure in schools, hands-on experience inclusion, learning app development, …)
  3. Private sector responsibilities versus public sector responsibilities
  4. Risks and Chances for the labor market – productivity gains vs. unemployment risks, raising pressure regarding continuous training