TmaxSoft Launches New Center to Fuel Digital Transformation in Thailand
Collaborating with Kasetsart University to cultivate innovative ecosystem through world-class database management infrastructure on campus
BANGKOK, THAILAND – 28 June, 2017 - TmaxSoft, a global software innovator focused on cloud, infrastructure, and legacy modernization, launched today the Center of Digital Data Excellence in collaboration with Kasetsart University. TmaxSoft will provide students the next generation of database system and training on-campus, with an aim to support the nation’s “Digital Economy” vision by cultivating IT talent in Thailand.
According to a signed Memorandum of Understanding, TmaxSoft will provide academic software licensing, train-the-trainer (T3) training on its technology and joint certification program to Kasetsart University, valued at approximately $2 million USD.
Thailand is currently advancing in the journey towards Thailand 4.0. With the challenge of a shortage in people with an IT skillset, it serves as a timely backdrop for launching the Center of Digital Data Excellence, an academic center that offers data management modules to prepare a Thailand 4.0-ready workforce.
“As the Thai government is pursuing a digital society vision, IT talent is the key to success. We view this collaboration as a stepping-stone to build digital capabilities by establishing a world-class database infrastructure in Thailand,” said Sirinuch Sararuch, Country Manager & CEO, TmaxSoft Thailand. “With our strong expertise in database systems, we are excited to leverage this Center to further cultivate an innovative community in Thailand.”
“Countries in Asia are aggressively looking at the smart nation agenda,” David Kim, Managing Director, TmaxSoft SEA said. “This is one of our initiatives to support the Southeast Asia region to transform into a smart city through developing skilled digital workers. We believe collaboration with the education sector and industry partners are a significant approach in helping the region to push towards a smart nation.”
TmaxSoft’s joint certification program with Kasetsart University on enterprise database system management is aimed to provide up to 500 certification examinations a year to university staffs, students and alumni. Participations who pass the program will be awarded a Tibero Certificate for Administrator/Developers.
As the first of its kind academic center in Thailand, the center leverages the TmaxSoft TIBERO Database System to provide a superior learning and innovation platform for students to launch their own database system projects, with the ability to conduct testing under real environment. Aside from that, the Center aims to generate additional activities including Proof of Concept, Application Migration Testing, Software Contest, Hackathon and other developers’ communities networking in the future.
With the Thai government investing heavily on building digital communities, establishing digital parks for small and medium-sized enterprises, and creating digital, innovative start-up networks, Thailand is rapidly transitioning into a “smart" nation. But to ensure success, the country must address a critical IT skill gap to sustain its digital economy, especially with a rapidly shifting business landscape typified by complex data management and analysis requirements.
“The digital revolution is taking Thailand by storm, and the education sector needs to follow suit by integrating digital technology into the entire learning process,” said Dr. Putchong Uthayopas, Acting Vice President for Information, Kasetsart University. “This Center helps equip our students for society’s digital transformation by providing first-hand experience in database infrastructure. We look forward to leveraging this Center to prepare our students for high-value jobs in a digital society.”
According to David Kim, TmaxSoft is planning to collaborate with other higher education institutions in each major Southeast Asia country and industry partners to build digital capabilities on database system in the upcoming year.
Aside from academics, the Center will also provide training and offer workshops for TmaxSoft customers and corporate partners to encourage engagement between IT vendors, university students and staff, as well as enterprise customers.
About TmaxSoft, Inc.
TmaxSoft is a global software innovator focused on cloud, infrastructure and legacy modernization, with solutions that offer enterprise CIOs viable alternatives to support their global IT powerhouses and drive competitive advantage. Tibero is the best enterprise RDBMS for the Virtual Data Center. OpenFrame is a legacy rehosting solution that enables mainframe applications, resources and data to be migrated to a less expensive, high performance open or cloud system while reducing TCO and minimizing risk of migration. JEUS is the first Web Application Server in the world to be J2EE 1.4, JAVA EE 5, and JAVA EE 6 Certified, and delivers improved security over traditional WAS. TmaxSoft was founded in 1997 in South Korea and today has over 1,000 employees in 20 strategic centers around the world. The company’s global headquarters is located in Chicago. Please visit us.tmaxsoft.com for more information.
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