1st National Conference on Digital Innovation & Transformation and Erasmus Project Talks 2022

Chiang Mai University Report

Date: 7 May 2022

Event: 1st National Conference on Digital Innovation & Transformation and Erasmus Project Talks. At depa, Chiang Mai Thailand.

Location: Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) office, Chiang Mai, Thailand

By: DigiHealth Capacity Building for Digital Health Monitoring and Care Systems in Asia (DigiHealth-Asia)


On May 7, 2022, Chiang Mai University hosted its first National Conference on Digital Innovation & Transformation. The day began with all participants registering and taking the mandatory ATK test required by the COVID-19 safety regulation. The objective of Digihealth project, Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union The goal is to collaborate with European and Asian partners to create a specialized price-based graduate course in artificial intelligence. DigiHealth-Asia will help the elderly by developing self-monitoring and diagnostic tools that will improve their quality of life through the use of sensors and machine learning technologies. The project’s primary objective is to harness the power of ICT in healthcare by introducing digital healthcare specialized courses that would train and assist healthcare professionals in remote patient monitoring. The event was a huge success, and it was co-hosted by two other Erasmus+ projects, Central, Capacity building and ExchaNge towards attaining Technological Research and modernizing Academic Learningand SUNSpACe, Sustainable Development Smart Agriculture Capacity.


Morning session

Conference Opening Remark by Assistant Professor Dr. Pradorn Sureephong 

Dr. Pradorn Sureephong welcomed everyone and gave a brief overview of the program and what to expect throughout the day.

Keynote Presentation by Thanachart Vivattanaputi and Nantachai Panduang 

Thanachart Vivattanaputi and Nantachai Panduang gave the keynote presentation, demonstrating how the Virtual Reality (VR)Headset creates an entire digital environment, a 360-degree, immersive user experience that feels real. And discussing the advantages of using a VR headset in business, as well as industries that will benefit from using virtual reality in health care services wellness, entertainment and gaming, hospitality, commercial and education, training programs, businesses, and so on. Dr Pradorn Sureephong presented the gift after the presentation.

European Project Talk 

CENRAL Project: by Dr. Suepphong Chernbumroong

The European Project discussions were a huge hit with the audience. The following were the topics: Dr. Suepphong Chernbumroong, a lecturer at Chiang Mai University, provided the objectives and a detailed explanation for the central project. Questions like, “What is the project about/how did it come about?” How has the project been carried out? In Chiang Mai, how is it used? Central’s goal is to create and implement academic curricula and instruction with a focus on content that prepares students to perform in a globalized context, and that is intended for both local and international students. Central aims to improve students’, graduates’, and research staff’s job prospects, internationalization, and collaborative engagement. The Digital Talent Academy was established as part of the central project, where master’s degree students can showcase what they are learning and help others understand the foundation of their research. Finally, he mentioned that this is Central’s final year and how Chiang Mai intends to continue the project long after it is completed.

SUNSpACe Project: by Dr. Pradorn Sureephong

Dr. Pradorn Sureephong, Associate Professor at Chiang Mai University and Local Coordinator for the SUNSpACe project, Sustainable Development Smart Agriculture Capacity, discussed the Chiang Mai University pilot, which uses smart farming to support organic farming. It is a mobile smart farm lab that serves as a training site for farmers. The goal is to share and train farmers in Chiang Mai on how to use smart farming technology. We also teach them how to create a production plan, how to produce products using technology, agricultural standards, and how to create a marketing plan. Finally, he mentioned that the project is in its final year and how it will be continued once it is completed.

DigiHealth Project:  by Mr. Suwit Wongsila

What is the project/how did it come about? 
This project is called “Digihealth Capacity Building for Digital Health Monitoring and Care Systems in Asia,” and we decided to take on this project because chronic and lifestyle-related diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. These diseases are responsible for nearly one-third of all global deaths. Three Asian partner countries, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Thailand aim to create a digital health care framework that will assist doctors, practitioners, engineers, and other stakeholders in raising public awareness of these diseases and preventing them through early detection. The major chronic diseases are cardiovascular, diabetes, and mobility disorders, which account for more than 70% of deaths and share multiple risk factors. 
The primary goal of this project is to develop a specialized price-based graduate course in artificial intelligence in collaboration with European and Asian partners. DigiHealth-Asia will benefit the elderly by developing self-monitoring and diagnostic tools that will improve their quality of life through the use of sensors and machine learning technologies.

How has the project been implemented 
Through pilot use cases, this project aims to design and implement the framework as well as demonstrate the usefulness of an independent in-home monitoring system at partner health-care facilities and to create and deploy ICT-based digital healthcare solutions that will usher in a new era in the operation of Asian healthcare systems. We intend to implement a solution based on the use of cutting-edge digital technologies to create smart environments capable of individually monitoring health signals and analyzing patient activities. Such digitally enabled smart environments enable patients to live more independently while also providing healthcare professionals with much-needed real-time medical data. However, in order for this vision to be realized, we must first train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative task force members who can understand interdisciplinary ICT and digital health issues and propose effective responses. Only by developing a new curriculum in these HEI countries will this be possible. This is how the project is currently being carried out. We are currently in our second year of the project and are finalizing our specialized courses, which will be implemented in the second academic semester of the Thai academic year.

How is it used in Chiang Mai? 
Chiang Mai focuses on Pilot Case 2, Remote Mobility Disorder of the Elderly. We conducted extensive research and discovered that many of the elderly, particularly those living in rural areas, are suffering the most. We’ve decided to focus on the elderly and provide them with much-needed assistance. Due to limited funds for increasing the number of healthcare practitioners, the Thai government is looking for a new way to care for its people, particularly those who live a long distance from their town. As a result, the proposed healthcare technology will benefit the targeted group of medical practitioners and young students who will become healthcare professionals. The Maharajah Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, which is part of Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Medicine, has long served as a major medical facility in the region. It provides medical treatment and assistance to patients who are unable to pay their medical bills. The faculty medical school now operates a number of medical facilities and has launched several of the new initiatives to fulfill three core missions: healthcare delivery, research, and education. As part of an initiative to tailor medical services to the needs of Thailand’s elderly population, healthcare services for the elderly are provided. Because the medical school’s healthcare services are used by a large number of elderly people, sample data can be collected, and new methods of monitoring and diagnostics can be developed that are specifically for them.

Paper Presentation

Paper Presentation. Title of Presentation

Self-service Technology to create a Decision Support System for Authenticity Bag Verification” Tanaset Kullapatmongkol.

Coffee Product Reservation and Plantation Report System to improve value chain for Arabica producers” Pitchatada Inkaew

Electronic Receiving Payment Management System for Tax Collection Services” Thinnasak Visetchaowapat

“Electronic Receiving Payment Management System for Tax Collection Services” Thinnasak Visetchaowapat

Game-based Online Piano Teaching and Learning Support System”, Pinyo Tanrattanamonthon

Data Sharing and Electronic Medical Record Privacy Protection of Out-Patient-Department Using Blockchain”,  Chanatip Trongpanyachot

Employee Happiness Measurement System on Assigned Task in Agile”, Piraya Wadwongyod

Afternoon session

  1. Keynote Presentation by Worawit Rattanataneswilai

Topic Blockchain for education

He has over 20 years of experience in a variety of businesses. 15 years of experience in SAP consulting and over 3 years of experience with blockchain solutions. He is capable of developing both an IT roadmap and a business strategy. He has a strong background in technical knowledge, which is beneficial in making strategic decisions for any business. Mr. Worawit gave a presentation on Blockchain Technology and Solutions, Digital Currency and Tokenomics, Project Management, and SAP ABAP, which is particularly useful for learners self-acquiring learning data. Increased security and efficiency for educational institutions and students. Integration of job seekers’ and employers’ trust and transparency. Enhanced the efficiency of existing business processes.

Poster Presentations. Title of Presentation

Digital signatures in official documents the electronic document format for government agencies”, Kanokwan Wongpalee.

Designing Public Transport Services Through Digital Technology in Smart Cities”, Thadathacha Chantanaphan.

Innovative Craft Product Development via Crowdfunding”, Chanikaporn Pintida

Chatbot System for Providing Knowledge on Business Registration Using Knowledge Management Theory”, Sareena Siangwhan

Business Matching Seller and Buyer in the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce via VDO Conference”, Naphat Peerataworn

Influencers Crowdsourcing Platform for Aging Society”, Nuttanun Inthaleang

Workflow Traceability of Learning Effort”, Nutthawat Saenpanya 

Open-Data Product Catalog for Online Retailer”, Tippawan Pratumt

Electronic Document Government Correspondence Management System”, Malarin Sreemoonkham 

Durian Fruit Booking and Growth Reporting via Social Commerce”, Ruttikan Khammongkhon 

Website For Personalized Hair Care Products. by Line Official Account”, Sopin Hantecha. 

Apartment Problem Management System”, Nawapol Noradechanun 

The Application of Quick Response Code Technology to Promote Cultural Tourism: Case Study of San Pu Loie”, Patnarin Korboon. 

Omni-channel Lead Management System Implementation to Improve Customer Experience for Online Counseling Service”, Ungkana Warnett. 

Press Conference

Press Conference by Dr Worawit Janghai, Dr Pradorn Sureephong and Mr. Worawit Rattanataneswilai

Networking Dinner Party


We would like to thank Erasmus Projects, CENTRAL Capacity Building, and ExchaNge (Grant ID  598914-EPP-1-2018-1-DK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) towards Technological Research and Modernizing Academic Learning, SUNSpACe Sustainable Development Smart Agriculture Capacity (Grant ID 598748-EPP-1-2018-1-FR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP), DigiHealth Capacity Building for Digital Health Monitoring and Care Systems in Asia (DigiHealth-Asia) (Grant ID 619193-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and all of our European and Asian partners for all of their contributions and support, as well as everyone who has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this conference.