thumbsup celebrates it’s 3 year anniversary with the “Spark Conference” bringing together leading speakers on 24 January @ Scala Siamsquare

by | January 5, 2014
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After reporting on the local tech-business scene for more than three years, celebrates it’s third anniversary with the organization of an annual tech conference named the “Spark Conference”. The conference brings together many leading speakers from organizations around the world to share their vision under the “2013 Year in Review & What’s next in 2014?” theme. This event is planned on the 24th of January at Scala Theatre Siamsquare, Bangkok, Thailand.

Jakrapong Kongmalai, editor in chief (on behalf of Charath Petthongchai, Pipat Srimattayakul, Rungroj Siripornmongkol, and Oranuch Lerdsuwankij) said

“We will organize Spark Conference: 2013 Year in Review on the 24th of January. Our objectives are to: 1) Wrap up all tech business trends and news in 2013 for Thai tech business people and inform them of upcoming 2014 trends,  2) Update participants of the latest technology trends and knowledge from our guest speakers, who come from many leading organization around the world, and  3) Celebrate our 3 year anniversary for

“For Spark Conference, we have invited many speakers that will be of great interest to all Thai tech business people. These speakers are:

David Meerman Scott 2

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, advisor to emerging companies, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media. He’s an internationalist, having delivered presentations in 39 countries. 

David’s book “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the Web. An international bestseller published in 26 languages, “New Rules”, with more than 300,000 copies in print, is a modern business classic. He is also the author of “Real-Time Marketing & PR”, now in its second edition, “Newsjacking,” and the hit book “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead” (written with co-author Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot).


Siwat Chawareewong is the CEO of mInteraction Co., Ltd. which providing Interactive/Digital advertising and communication solutions to leading brands and corporations. Thai IOD Accredited director. President of Thai Webmaster Association. President of Digital Advertising Association (Thailand). Guest Lecturer in online advertising for universities.


Pornthip Kongchun – joined Google in 2005 and serves as Head of Thailand Marketing, responsible for overseeing and managing Google’s business in the Golden Kingdom. Prior to Google, she was a Partner Manager for Microsoft Business Solutions, where she was responsible for building the Partner Ecosystem as well as selling and promoting Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management to a variety Thai SMEs sectors. With significant experience in the tourism industry, Pornthip has established the online travel agencies and, worked closely with key stakeholders in travel to build effective eCommerce platforms and served as a Project Manager for the Tourism Authority of Thailand.


Paul Srivorakul is a serial internet entrepreneur and investor based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is the Regional CEO of aCommerce, a full service end-to-end eCommerce solutions provider in S.E. Asia. He is also the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Ardent Capital, an early stage internet private capital fund focused on S.E. Asia. Paul has raised over $20 million for his past three internet ventures and exited them at an accumulative value of over $100 million.


Willis Wee – The founder of Tech in Asia and an entrepreneur since the age of 19. He ran an educational center for five years before selling it to his other partners. He also has experience in both traditional and digital advertising, thanks to his mentors at DDB Singapore . He loves roller-skating, coffee, late night outings, and just staring into space. He is currently building Tech in Asia, an online technology media company that reports about the latest happenings in Asia’s tech and startup scene.

Spark Conference is a Tech Conference under the “Year in Review” theme. We would like to invite all tech business professionals, marketers, internet serial entrepreneur, and startups who want to be up to date on the latest digital trends. You can register for this event at Full detail and updates on the conference are also available at

“thumbs up” is a leading tech blog from Bangkok, Thailand. We have been reporting on local technology, social media movement and digital business since early 2011. Our content has been syndicated by the top publications in Thailand. We are tech professionals who have been in the industry for over a decade, earning our stripes from many leading tech companies. We decided to call our blog “thumbs up” from our experiences of discovering great news, loving it, and wanting to share it all with Thai techies.


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