A fourth-year student of the BA in Communication Management program, Pachara Aungsusuknarumol, won the 2nd runner up award at the ASEAN Data Explorer hosted by SAP and the ASEAN Foundation at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia on 29 November 2017.
The team representing Thailand, the Bangkok Brothers, comprising Pachara Aungsusuknarumol and Krittanut Jirathawong of Chulalongkorn University, came in third place for their project on ‘Gender Digital Divide in ASEAN countries’. Their project is aligned to the
SDG 5 of achieving gender equality.
Students from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand were awarded the top three awards for their insights and innovative ideas to tackle key social and economic issues in the ASEAN region. This is the first year that the ASEAN Data Explorer was organised in all ten ASEAN member states. The initiative aims to prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s world. The initiative is designed to encourage participants to deliver data-driven insights which highlight issues in ASEAN across six United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
All participants who registered for the program earlier in the year gained access to ASEAN datasets as well as the SAP Analytics Cloud platform, which allowed them to analyze the data and derive insights. The SAP Analytics Cloud is a new generation software service (SaaS) that redefines analytics in the cloud by providing business intelligence (BI) along with predictive and planning capabilities within one tool. Using this cloud platform, the participants could analyze and visualize data to come up with their own innovative recommendations.