ATPAC Annual Meeting Thailand-U.S. Cooperation: From R&D to Commercialization

2013 ATPAC Annual Meeting Thailand-U.S. Cooperation: From R&D to Commercialization

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August 29 – 30, 2013
at   The Sukosol Hotel
477 Si Ayuthaya Road, Phayathai, Pathumwan, 10400 Bangkok, Thailand

Organizers:

Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Office of International Cooperation, MOST
Office of Science and Technology, Washington D.C., MOST and
Association of Thai Professionals in America and Canada (ATPAC)


 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
01:00 – 05:00 PM ATPAC Board of Directors and Executive Team Meeting
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
08:00 – 09:00 AM Registration
09:00 – 09:15 AM Welcoming Remark:
by Dr. Weerapong Pairsuwan, Permanent Secretary, MOST
09:15 – 09:45 AM Opening Address:
by H.E. Mr.Phiraphan Phalusuk, Minister of Science and Technology
09:45 – 10:45 AM Keynote Address:
Venture Capital Landscape
by Mr. Simon Cornwell,
Venture Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners, London, UK
Rapporteur: Dr. Gaviphat Lekutai (ATPAC) Dr. Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse (ATPAC)
10:45 – 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Address:
Commercialization of R&D
by Dr. Jon Peddie, Founder and President, Jon Peddie Research, Tiburon, California, USA
Rapporteur: Dr. Gaviphat Lekutai (ATPAC)
Dr. Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse (ATPAC)
12:00 – 01:30 PM Lunch Break
01:30 – 03:00 PM Panel Discussion “Thailand and S&T Related Venture Capital”
Panelist:
Dr. Jon Peddie
Mr. Simon Cornwell
Mr. Chernporn Tengamnuay, Vice President of The Federation of Thai Industries
Mr. Bowon Vongsinudom, President, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
Moderator: Mrs. Anong Wecharatana (ATPAC)
Rapporteur: Dr. Eakalak Khan (ATPAC)
Dr. Praprut Songchitruksa (ATPAC)
03:00 – 03:15 PM Coffee Break
03:15 – 04:30 PM Panel Discussion “Thailand and S&T Related Venture Capital” (continue)
06:30 – 08:30 PM Welcome dinner hosted by ATPAC
Friday, August 30, 2013
9:00 – 10:30 AM Panel Discussion “National Policy on Commercialization of Government Funded R&D by Private Sector”
Panelist:
Mr. Kan Trakulhoon, President & CEO, SCG  (the Siam Cement Group)
Dr. Pailin Chuchottaworn, President & CEO, PTT PCL or the Representative from PTT Research & Technology Institute
Pornsilp Patcharintanakul, Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Group and Vice Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Methi Wecharatana (ATPAC), Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA
ModeratorDr. Somporn Kamolsiripichaiporn, Asistant Professor, Director, National Center Of Excellence For Environmental And Hazardous Waste Management (CoE EHWM), Chulalongkorn University
RapporteurDr. Artnarong Thansandote (ATPAC)
Dr. Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse (ATPAC)
10:30 – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Panel Discussion “National Policy on Commercialization of Government Funded R&D by Private Sector” (Continue)
12:00 – 01:30 PM Lunch Break
01:30 – 03:00 PM Panel Discussion “Revolutionizing Higher Education and Human Resource Development for R&D Competitiveness”
Panelist:
Dr. Sootiporn Chitrmittaparb, MD, Secretary General of  National Research Council Thailand
Ms. Aporn Kanwong, Deputy Secretary-General, Office of the Higher Education Commission

Dr. Rattikorn Hewett (ATPAC), Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Dr. Methi Wecharatana (ATPAC), Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA
  Moderator: 
Dr. Vira Chankong (ATPAC), Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Rapporteur:  Mr. Mongkol Mahavongtrakul  (ATPAC)
Dr. Supapan Seraphin (ATPAC)  
03:00 – 03:15 PM Coffee Break
03:15 – 04:00 PM Panel Discussion “Revolutionizing Higher Education and Human Resource Development for R&D Competitiveness” (Continue)
04.00 – 04.30 PM Summary and Closing Remark:
by Dr.Nisai Wanakule (ATPAC Acting President), Lead Water Resources System Engineer, Tampa Bay Water, Clearwater, Florida, USA

Keynote Speakers’ Biodata:Mr. Simon Cornwell,
Venture Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners, London, UK 
Amadeus Capital Partners is a technology venture capital firm founded in 1997, based in the UK and investing across Europe. Since its foundation, Amadeus has funded and supported more than 85 young companies. Amadeus successes have spanned semiconductors, communications infrastructure and services, medical technology and the internet. Over the past fifteen years, the companies in Amadeus’ portfolio have grown from being start-ups or early-stage companies to achieve a combined market capitalisation of many billions of dollars, and in today’s portfolio the story continues.

Simon joined Amadeus in 2001, became a partner in 2006, and joined the firm’s investment committee shortly thereafter. In 2011 Simon co-founded The Ink Factory, an innovative film, television and digital media production company based in London and Los Angeles, and transitioned to a venture partner role with Amadeus. He works on a number of Amadeus portfolio companies, and continues to source and evaluate new investment opportunities for Amadeus.

Simon’s successes with Amadeus include Transmode Holdings (Nasdaq OMX: TRMO), Liquavista (sold to Samsung in 2010) and Xelerated (sold to Marvell in 2011). Prior to joining Amadeus, Simon was founding CEO of Two Way TV, a digital TV entertainment and technology company, and before that he worked at the Boston Consulting Group, at the Granada Group, and in refugee relief in Thailand.

Simon holds an MA in Public and Private Sector Management from the Yale School of Management, and an MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University. He is fluent in Thai, and speaks good French and German.

Dr. Jon Peddie,Founder and President, Jon Peddie Research, Tiburon, California, USA

Dr. Jon Peddie is a pioneer in the graphics industry. He formed Jon Peddie Research (JPR) to provide customer intimate consulting and market forecasting services. Peddie lectures at numerous conferences on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Recently named one of the most influential analysts, he is frequently quoted in trade and business publications, and contributes articles to numerous publications including as well as appearing on CNN and TechTV. Peddie is also the author of several books, his latest just published, The History of Visual Magic in Computers.

He has started five successful companies, and serves on the advisory boards of six high-tech companies. He was recently the president of Siggraph Pioneers, and advises financial investors and top management in computer industry.

Peddie’s books include Graphics User Interfaces and Graphics Standards (1992), High Resolution Graphics Display Systems (1994), Multimedia and Graphics Controllers (1994), a contributor to Advances in Modeling, Animation and Rendering (2002), a contributing editor of The Handbook of Visual Display Technology (2012), and a contributor to State of the Art in Computer Graphics, Visualization and Visual Analytics (2012).

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