Organisations require to embrace best-in-class innovation while likewise constructing their own distinct digital abilities. By Dhanawat Suthumpun

Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ program was introduced in 2017 with the goal to harness the power of AI and cloud to empower organisations in environmental management.

I began 2019 by stating it would be the year of AI. As we witness how this game-changing innovation is controling the programs of leading organisations and countries, I can state I was right.

At Microsoft, we have actually assisted organisations in Thailand harness expert system as the core of their digital change method, providing them a competitive benefit. Whether used to enhance functional performance or produce totally brand-new service designs, making AI part of your core method equates into development and included worth.

To assist comprehend how AI is forming the future for Thai organizations, Microsoft partnered with the research study company IDC to study preparedness for AI adoption amongst magnate and employees. While the outcomes reveal the large bulk of Thai experts identify the capacity of AI in driving the next stage of development, just 26% of Thai organisations have actually embraced it as core part of their method.


To be competitive in today’s digital-first world, organisations require to be quick adopters of best-in-class innovation, consisting of AI, while likewise constructing their own distinct digital abilities. We describe this mix of aspects as the “tech strength” of an organisation.

Nevertheless, organisations will likewise require to buy their human capital. The increase of AI implies that employees require to reskill and upskill to stay pertinent in the labor force of tomorrow. Numerous trainees today will finish into a task market filled with functions that do not even exist today.

Fortunately is that, according to our research study, 81% of organizations want to buy upskilling and reskilling of employees to produce an AI-ready labor force. Nevertheless, 48% of them have yet to perform these strategies.

Magnate who are embracing AI face difficulties such as an absence of idea management and dedication to buy AI, absence of abilities, resources and constant knowing programs. Nevertheless, employees are more ready to reskill than magnate think they are. This is an appealing start.

With 85% these days’s tasks anticipated to no longer exist in 2030, need for software application engineering functions is broadening quickly beyond simply the tech sector. Developing an AI-ready labor force does not always imply an intense requirement for technological abilities: the leading future abilities recognized by magnate are imagination, digital and analytical abilities.


At Microsoft, we continuously try to find methods to support companies and employees in manner ins which can assist them much better adjust in the brand-new digital economy. Just recently we introduced AI Service School, a platform meant to empower magnate to be effective and get arise from AI.

Our master class series uses useful understanding on how to specify an AI method and usage AI with self-confidence. You will hear straight from market professionals how to cultivate an “AI Ready” culture.

The knowing platform uses thorough info and assistance on how to comprehend AI, how to see chances to execute AI and how to describe to workers the organisation’s AI adoption method.

The complimentary, online courses will be the very first on the planet to assist magnate find out about the innovation behind AI, how to utilize it throughout their organisation, prepare their personnel for its adoption and guarantee it is utilized properly. This open interaction will avoid business-employee misalignment, assisting to protect buy-in from workers.

Another action to promote much better understanding of the concrete options used by AI is a collaboration with Insead Service School for consisting of genuine case research studies in which AI played an essential function in altering an organisation’s method.

In addition, our openly readily available Microsoft Expert Program has an AI track, providing AI-specific online courses and educational videos from specialist trainers targeted at IT experts and tech-savvy executives. A developer-focused AI School, on the other hand, offers online videos and other properties that assist develop expert AI abilities.

Somewhere Else, we are taken part in efforts that enhance ability advancement for instructors and trainees on international, local, and regional scales to develop preparedness for an AI-powered future.

Most just recently in Thailand, we accompanied the Digital Economy Promo Company and Pattaya Redemptorist Technological College to arrange a digital abilities training program for 500 instructors from 500 schools with the supreme objective of sharing digital competence to more than 50,000 trainees in the Eastern Economic Passage location.

By positioning individuals at the leading edge, an organisation can equip itself properly and adjust itself for the difficulties that lie ahead. With a nimble labor force and an open, progressive state of mind, Thai organizations can reach an entire brand-new level of competitiveness.


Dhanawat Suthumpun, handling director, Microsoft Thailand


Dhanawat Suthumpun is the handling director of Microsoft Thailand.

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