Khon Kaen, Thailand

2013 challenge

The Province and City of Khon Kaen are very well placed for significant economic growth. The City population, urbanization, political climate, willingness to change and enforce rules, and planned Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) all help the City position itself to be the center of development in Thailand’s northeastern region. As identified by Somsak Suwansujarit, Governor of Khon Kaen Province, the SCC team worked to deliver recommendations for the City around two areas smarter traffic and smarter analytics. The team focused on Smarter Traffic looked at automating traffic management, developing a Traffic Smart Dashboard, and integrating the public Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system into Khon Kaen provincial public transportation. The Smarter Analytics portion focused on what it would take to advance the Khon Kaen University (KKU) analytics capability in order to form a “center of excellence” within the region.

City Leader

Somsak Suwansujarit

Governor

Team Members

  • Dr. Greg Kelaart-Courtney

    • Value Creation Team, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Systems and Technology Group
  • Geraint Thomason

    • Director, IA Delegated Enterprise Unit, & Client Director, Telefonica UK
  • Hance Huston

    • Director Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy IBM Research
  • Robert Zabel

    • Global Strategy and Sales Transformation IBM Sales and Distribution
  • Vinod Menon

    • Director, PureFlex and System x FW and Tools Development, IBM Systems and Technology Group