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Social Innovation

Throughout our history, technological and social innovations have been the instrument of our transformation. It has enabled us to grow from humble villages to urban cities, serving as engines of growth for the country.

In Thailand, millions flock to Bangkok for jobs, resulting in the growth of its urban population from 5.9 million in 1990 to nine million in 2010. It is expected to grow by another 22% come 2030.

Besides people, Bangkok is also home to 9.5 million vehicles, about eight times as many vehicles per person compared to Shanghai.

Stuck in Bangkok's traffic jams

Notorious for its congested streets, Bangkok was ranked the world's second most congested city in 2016, as drivers wasted up to 64 minutes a day stuck in traffic.

Upgrading the manufacturing sector

Smart technologies are also known as IoT (Internet of Things) and the Thai government is further deploying them in its manufacturing sector, which accounts for 27% of its GDP.

Evolving the digital economy

Thailand 4.0 initiative is not exclusive to the manufacturing sector. The government aims to grow the digital economy to contribute to 25% to its GDP by 2027.

Technology plays a key role in resolving social issues, which underlies our belief of social innovation as not just a role for policymakers, but rather a vision of a better world we can co-create together.

At Hitachi, our expertise in IT and Operational Technology helps to advance social innovation and raise the quality of life in the communities we serve.

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