HUAWEI CLOUD hosts first Cloud Developer Contest in Thailand, promoting local ICT talents on the global stage

HUAWEI CLOUD hosts first Cloud Developer Contest in Thailand, promoting local ICT talents on the global stage

Executives from Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., together with HUAWEI CLOUD Developer Contest contestants, jointly welcomed Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, M.D., Ph.D. (5th from left) Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, who honourably attended the HUAWEI CLOUD Developer Contest. The Contest encouraged skilled software developers to use HUAWEI CLOUD capabilities and services to create valuable applications and solutions for Thai enterprises and society.

Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. organised the first HUAWEI CLOUD Developer Contest in Thailand to support skilled software developers, across public and student-specific categories, to use HUAWEI CLOUD capabilities and services to create valuable applications and solutions for Thai enterprises and society. Winners of both categories were rewarded with an exclusive visit to Huawei Headquarters in Dongguan, China alongside other rewards, including an intern opportunity for the graduating student winners. The contest was part of Huawei’s recent ‘POWERING DIGITAL THAILAND 2021: HUAWEI CLOUD & CONNECT’ event, which showcased new technologies and digital initiatives for Thailand.

“Huawei has been in Thailand for 21 years, and we are excited today to host HUAWEI CLOUD’s first-ever developer contest. Our team has seen all the submissions and we see a balance of solutions showing concern about existing issues, as well as our future. All of them, however, are innovative and practical. Technology is only a tool; it is the people whose innovative thoughtfulness transform the tools into people-oriented products or services. These products and services will help boost people’s lives and benefit society. Huawei is also committed to cultivating an ecosystem that develops ICT talent in Thailand,” said Mr. Roben Wang, President, Thailand HUAWEI CLOUD & AI Business Group. Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

The first HUAWEI CLOUD Developer Contest encouraged participants to develop and deploy solutions that benefit Thai people and society at large by leveraging HUAWEI CLOUD’s basic and advanced services, including Big Data(MRS), AI (ModelArts, OCR), Container (CCE, ServiceStage), Blockchain (BSC), and more. The participants were broken down into separate public and student categories, with only 12 teams selected to go to the final round. 

The selected projects covered a multitude of sectors: health (tele-bio signal streaming), sales and marketing (finding customers and AI-powered sales analysis), education (e-learning, the use of AI technology for educational and unemployment consultation), legal (intelligent centralised legal sourcing), and AI security and cyberbullying prevention solutions, and others. 

The final round jury was honourably made up of a joint committee formed by representatives from academic and business sectors, including Mr. Weerasakol Chawanotai, SVP-Head of Digital and Innovation Department at Bank of Ayudhya PCL; Asst. Prof. Dr. Korrakot Yaibuathet Tippayawong, Department of Industrial Engineering, Center of Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ohm Sornil, Department of Computer Science, National Institute of Development Administration. The prizes were honourably bestowed by Assoc. Prof. Pasit Lorterapong, Advisor in Science and Technology, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, who also gave a speech during the contest.

“From this contest, it can be clearly seen that many of the applications will contribute a wide range of benefits to society once they are fully developed and realised. On behalf of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, we would like to encourage all developers to continue advancing their applications, which could potentially lead to commercial use. Moreover, we also appreciate Huawei’s contribution to organising this event in Thailand for the first time. It would be extremely beneficial if this event would be repeated in Thailand, to help us grow our technological strengths,” stated Assoc. Prof. Pasit Lorterapong.

Remy, the winning team from Chiang Mai University consisting of Mr. Sirikorn Chalanunt and 

Mr. Suphakris Tanmuk, medical students from the Faculty of Medicine, and advised by Asst. Prof. Piyapong Khumrin, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, developed a prototype digital tele-bio signal streaming and extraction system that utilised advanced HUAWEI CLOUD solutions to support wireless and continuous transmission of bio-signals from any monitor type to a cloud-based data management system. This technology would allow doctors to monitor patients from anywhere, and at any time. The team highlighted that HUAWEI CLOUD technologies are easily customisable and offer flexibility, scalability, real-time data streaming and seamless integrated systems. 

InDistinct, the winning team of the public category consisting of Mr. Satheanpong Jeungudomporn, Mr. Thanapon Noraset, and Mr. Sukoljesd Seesuwankul, jointly developed their Digital ID project by leveraging AI technology. The system introduces Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for screening the quality of ID card photos when identification documents – including house registration certificates and passports – need to be used. The technology provides a convenient solution for document review, preventing information leakage, and helping accelerate the use of Digital ID in Thailand.

The HUAWEI CLOUD Developer Contest importantly marked the conclusion of the recent “POWERING DIGITAL THAILAND 2021 HUAWEI CLOUD & CONNECT” event, organised jointly by Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with Bangkok Post PLC and more than 50 partners. The event was organised to explore how CLOUD, 5G wireless networks and AI will greatly improve innovations and operational efficiency for Thai industries.

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