Bangkok – April 5th, 2023 – Mr. Terdkiat Prommool, Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Sustainability of PTT Public Company Limited and Chairman of PTT Digital Solutions Company Limited, presided over the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between PTT Digital, a leader in information technology and communications of PTT Group, and Microsoft (Thailand), a top global software and cloud service company. Mr. Kaweesak Boonchaleaw, Managing Director of PTT Digital Solutions Company Limited (PTT Digital) and Mr. Dhanawat Suthumpun, Managing Director of Microsoft (Thailand) Company Limited, signed the MOU to improve service offerings and equip personnel with IT knowledge and skills. Moreover, the MOU aims to expand business opportunities for the two companies. PTT Digital will focus on improving cybersecurity and modernizing applications. The aim is to enable applications to be up-to-date, effective, and suitable for today’s usage and technology. For example, cloud native application development helps organizations to manage budgets and work more efficiently. Moreover, the MOU supports the usage of modern devices like the Microsoft Surface, a tablet designed to be highly effective and safe. The Microsoft Surface is also portable, has the same functions and efficiency of a laptop, and powers hybrid working. PTT Digital is ready to help organizations and businesses achieve digital transformation era.
Cybersecurity is an important objective of digital industry development. Cybersecurity will play a more important role in every business to greatly reduce risks of damage from cyber security threats. Cybersecurity helps businesses run more safely and reliably.
Mr. Kaweesak Boonchaleaw, Managing Director of PTT Digital Solutions Company Limited, states, “these days, cyber security threats are common, resulting in data leakage or cyberattack. Businesses share information through hybrid cloud platforms. PTT Digital, as an IT communications enterprise, sees the importance of cybersecurity and is ready to implement our cyber risk management system which is more effective and secure. The goal is to strengthen businesses’ cybersecurity to meet high standards of safety. PTT Digital prioritizes cybersecurity solutions that are aligned with Microsoft’s Zero Trust Security, and that enable digital transformation in today’s complex environment. PTT Digital is expanding our cybersecurity offerings, and training personnel in cybersecurity. PTT Digital has made use of Microsoft’s solutions for effectively preventing cyberattacks with alacrity.”
PTT Digital improves the management of, service offerings, and organizational competency in advanced cybersecurity. Moreover, we aim to develop up-to-date and safe cybersecurity applications. The collaboration between PTT Digital and Microsoft fosters innovative knowledge transfer and develops best practices for application modernization. We support modern and effective structural changes to applications. The objective is to enable organizational flexibility, while maximizing business potential through digital transformation.
Mr. Dhanawat Suthumpun, Managing Director of Microsoft (Thailand) Company Limited, reveals, “Microsoft is pleased to partner with PTT Digital to drive digital transformation. By combining Microsoft’s innovations with PTT Digital’s competency, client needs can be met more effectively. I am confident that PTT Digital and Microsoft will play a key role in supporting other companies’ missions through digital technology. For example, we could help with risk management and the sustainable growth of the digital economy. I would like to thank PTT Digital for their trust in Microsoft’s technology. My gratitude also goes to both companies’ teams who brought this MOU to fruition. As a digital transformation accelerator, I am hoping we will create success for Thai people, Thai businesses, and Thailand.”
The MOU is an important milestone for both companies because it will help both companies achieve their mutual goal of digitalizing businesses and accelerating digital transformation. PTT Digital and Microsoft are key companies which drive the growth of the digital industry in Thailand. Driving the growth of the digital industry is one of the objectives of the New S-Curve project the Royal Thai Government initiated to develop emerging industries.