Professor Han-Chieh Chao
Han-Chieh Chao received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He is currently a professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, where he also serves as president. He is also with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and the Department of Electronic Engineering, National Ilan University, Taiwan; College of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wuhan Polytechnic University, Wuhan, China, and Fujian University of Technology, Fuzhou, China. He was the Director of the Computer Center for Ministry of Education Taiwan from September 2008 to July 2010. His research interests include IPv6, Cross-Layer Design, Cloud Computing, IoT, and 5G Mobile Networks. He has authored or co-authored 4 books and has published about 400 refereed professional research papers. He has completed more than 150 MSEE thesis students and 11 Ph.D. students. Dr. Chao has been invited frequently to give talks at national and international conferences and research organizations. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Institution of Engineering and Technology Networks, the Journal of Internet Technology, the International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, and the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing. He is a Fellow of IET (IEE) and a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society. Due to Dr. Chao’s contribution of suburban ICT education, he has been awarded the US President's Lifetime Achievement Award and International Albert Schweitzer Foundation Human Contribution Award in 2016.
Mr. Surachate Chumpol
Director of Toyota Tsusho Denso Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Surachate Chumpol is the General Manager of Software Development Department, Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and the Director of Toyota Tsusho Denso Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. He earned B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 1997. He had previously worked for FUJIKURA LTD., JAPAN as an Embedded Software Engineer. When Toyota Tsusho Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established in 2005, he returned to Thailand and joined the company where he has worked as the Project Manager in Automotive Embedded Software Development since then.
Note 1: The new Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was born from the merging of Toyota Tsusho Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Tomen Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd in 2018.
Note 2: Toyota Tsusho Denso Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. which was established in 2016 is a joint venture of Denso Corporation and Toyoya Tsusho Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
A transformational IT executive and strategist, Pracha Asawateera is a well-versed Information Technology (IT) professional with more than 18 years of progressive experience. He is currently a vice president southern district office of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa). He is responsible for promoting the development of digital industry and innovation and digital technology adoption in order to achieve the economic, social, cultural, and security benefits in the Southern provinces of Thailand. He has worked with both government agencies and private sectors, focusing on smart city projects, digital government transformation, policy reform, and digital economy. Additionally, Pracha is a technical adviser to many IT companies in Phuket, helping them to shape and deliver new services and products. Pracha has earned a master's degree in computer science from Thammasat University and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Suranaree University of Technology.