Over the past decades, Myanmar is transforming into market economy, democratic governance, and trying to catch up with global trend of digital economy. To do so, not only government agencies need to upgrade their e-government practices, but also private sectors need to upgrade their business practices to be in line with fast growing digital economy. In 2013, Myanmar government liberalized the telecom sector thus mobile phone and Internet usage by public skyrocketed since mid-2014.

Network coverage spread out throughout the country and mobile phone usage rate increase. As of 2018, about 85 % of mobile users use smart phones. Although number of online users increase rapidly, the growth of e-commerce activities is a bit slow and digital literacy of online users are still very limited.

Yangon International University (YIU), in collaboration with international organizations, is launching a series of Digital Economy Initiative Conference, in order to support Myanmar’s Digital Economy Initiatives. This very first event of the series will focus on Digital Transformation.

ABOUT CONFERENCE SESSIONS

In plenary session (7 June 2019, 08:30-12:00), the speakers from eGL (eGovernment Leadership Centre)/Institute of Systems Science (ISS)/National University of Singapore (NUS), Khon Kaen City Development (KKTT) Co., Ltd.  and Association of Thai ICT Industry (ATCI) will deliver Keynote Speeches on:

  • Preparing for Digital Economy amidst Digital Disruptions,
  • SMART City and
  • Digital transformation lessons learned in Thailand

WHO should attend the plenary session?

It is opened to all invited guests and training participants.

It is designed to suit for decision makers from private sector i.e. C-suite team members, technical managers and senior ICT professionals who will lead digital transformation of their organizations and policy makers from public sector.

Registration: Free of Charges (by invitation)

In training and workshop sessions (7 June 2019, 13:00-16:30 and 8 June 2019, 08:30-15:00), the resource persons from Institute of Systems Science/National University of Singapore (ISS/NUS) will deliver training programs on:

  • Digital Transformation Projects: Critical Success Factors and Best Practices
  • Simplifying Processes – Fundamentals of Business Process Re-engineering
  • Design Thinking – The human-centric approach to designing a customer-centric product or service

WHO should attend the training sessions?

It is designed to suit for decision makers from private sector i.e. C-suite team members, technical manager and senior ICT professionals who will lead digital transformation of their organizations.

Registration               : 500 US$ per participant

Number Seats            : 30 participants only.

Note: Training participants are required to attend all sessions i.e. plenary session, four training/workshop sessions, and panel discussion session.

In panel discussion session (8 June 2019, 13:00-15:00), local resources persons who actively engage in digital development in Myanmar will discuss about Digital Economy Transformation and Myanmar perspectives. International resource persons will participate to reflect with their own experiences.

WHO should attend the panel discussion session?

It is opened to all invited guests and training participants.

It is designed to suit for decision makers from private sector i.e. C-suite team members, technical managers and senior ICT professionals who will lead digital transformation of their organizations and policy makers from public sector.

Registration: Free of Charges (by invitation)