Increase your Business Profitability this 2022 with solutions from Zilingo

The leading technology platform is leveling the playing field by providing services to the Fashion and Lifestyle sector  by leveraging data and technology

As the saying goes, New Year calls for a new start. And if one of your goals this 2022 is to start your own business and become an entrepreneur, now, is the right time to begin

It is critical to consider the new normal. In the past two years, consumers have changed the ways in consuming and accessing products and services. While it was ideal to have a physical store and restaurants back then. Given the current situation and much stricter protocols and border lockdowns, you might want to reconsider thoughts until you see how the coming years play out.

Nowadays, with the upward trend of online services and businesses in the country, many are finding it opportune to take the leap into entrepreneurship, with platforms and services offered to help these businesses thrive, flourish, and achieve their goals this 2022.

One of these platforms is Zilingo.  Zilingo is a technology platform powering the global supply chain. It was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor with a vision to use technology to put responsible and efficient businesses within everyone’s reach. It is committed to aiding partners in scaling up their businesses efficiently. Using its B2B (Business to Business) solutions, the company plans to empower, innovate and diversify the Philippines’ business industry by providing greater access to suppliers and manufacturers to produce materials at competitive pricing, and services to achieve growth and profitability.

“Zilingo is reimagining the entire supply chain and aggregating all parties within the same platform by offering services and software that can help businesses do better. This has been the brand’s focus since Day 1,” says Shiela Mauricio, Country Manager, Zilingo Philippines.

As a one-stop business solution provider, Zilingo makes the necessary tools and services for sourcing, working capital, software implementation, and marketing easily accessible,” Mauricio added.

With these services, business owners here and abroad can improve their product quality, turnover and secure better pricing models, allowing them to remain competitive in the global market.

Get to know the services that Zilingo offers to help your business grow further this 2022.

Zilingo Trade

Zilingo Trade is a  B2B marketplace for wholesale buyers and sellers in categories including fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and lifestyle to trade effortlessly online. It delivers a seamless sourcing experience to distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. It also has order, inventory, and invoice management systems.

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Zilingo Marketing As A Service

Zilingo Marketing Service offers a one-stop marketing solution for a brand to scale and reach new potential customers through proper brand awareness, high traffic, conversion rates, and low marketing costs. Our Marketing Services include Cataloguing, Graphic Design, and Digital Marketing. Bringing the speed, clout, and quality of a global production house, Zilingo Marketing Service offers end-to-end marketing & content production solutions for manufacturers, merchants, private labels & brands.

New Year, New Food Discoveries

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Meal preparation may seemingly be a daunting task year on year, but have no fear. There’s always room for new food discoveries and hacks. Foodies and homemakers alike are always on the lookout for something different yet easy to prepare and definitely, palate and tummy pleasers. A great break from having delivered meals! Make part of your New Year’s resolution to try out these new, life-easing products in the market by San Miguel Foods.

Go Veega. For vegans, try familiar comforts such as Veega’s meat-free Tapa and Tocino, which are fully cooked and completely free of animal meat and by-products. For flexitarians, there are Korean-inspired faves such as Meat-free and ready-to-eat Bulgogi and Spicy Soy Garlic Balls. You’ll never miss out on flavor with these meat-free wonders. 

Breakfast thy will be done.  Rethink about skipping breakfast with perfect breakfast mates, Purefoods Deli Breakfast Sausage and Purefoods Beef Bacon. They are so good, you”ll truly want more. And beyond breakfast, these delicious products can also be served in a lot of ways.

Create “chicken’’ na chicken meals. Make meal preparation a breeze in 2022 with freshly marinated and ready-to-cook Chicken Timplados. Prepping meals can be done in minutes with any of these easy chicken sarap variants- Magnolia Ready-to-Cook Fried Chicken, BBQ, Tocino, Teriyaki, Spicy Fried Chicken, Oriental Wings, Spicy Wings, Inasal and Roasters (marinated whole chicken) in Lemon Herb and Smoked Pepper. The menu will never be boring with the selection of variants cooked as is or leveled up with some twists.

Develop a Pasta-stic Habit. Have pasta anytime with Purefoods Spaghetti Sauce. Just reheat and toss in cooked noodles or level up with addition of some ingredients. Either way, you’ll get consistent, satisfying pasta sauce each time.

Make meal preparation and dining with the family an enjoyable food adventure, even allowing enough me time in-between with these new discoveries.

Also, check out www.homefoodie.com for recipe ideas with these products!

Uplive WORLDSTAGE : Discovering the Best

Uplive recently held a Press Conference  at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta City.  

The occasion was for Filipinos to know more about Uplive, and to welcome media friends for the 2021 Uplive WorldStage Press Event.

Attendees were welcomed by the CEO and co-founder of Asia Innovations Group, Mr. Andy Tian, who said in his speech “ …..we currently serve over 470 million users for all of our apps from over 150 countries and regions around the world.”

As sources may attest, Uplive has been existing for five years already, founded in May 2016 as part of Asia Innovations Group (AIG) and is a live-streaming platform that allows users to broadcast and view real-time videos via smartphones. It has more than 200 million registered users worldwide, making it the largest independent video social entertainment platform in the world outside of China and is available in more than 100 countries.

Direk Ricky Rivero, a former child actor in FPJ’s movies and teen host, singer,dancer, he eventually became a director, and is now enjoying his time as live streamer, host and comedian in Uplive, especially during his Friday program “Uplive Buzz with Direk Ricky” – he meets and interacts those who visit his stream. As he said “ I enjoy what I am doing, and when one enjoys what he is doing doing, he is not working, he is simply having fun while earning.”

And just like any launch in a grand scale, Uplive announces its second annual global live streamed singing competition, Uplive WorldStage,and Pinoys are so excited, because as the FAMAS Award Winning Artist Group JBK said “ Pinoys love singing. We sing whenever an opportunity comes.”

Formerly known as Singing for the World, with a US based Cebuana as the Grand Champion – Zandy Storm,  WorldStage is judged by Emmy/Grammy award winner Paula Abdul and is done by peer-voting.

 Last year’s competition drew over 4,000 participants from 20 regions around the world, and this year’s contest has expanded to over 150 participating regions. The grand prize includes a hit song and video produced by a Grammy producer, as well as a recording contract. The competition is the latest example of Uplive’s commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology while providing a global stage upon which to showcase their talents.

According to the renowned singer, “I am thrilled Uplive invited me back for another exciting year of outstanding worldwide singers. I was really impressed with the vast talent competing last year and I am sure it will be even bigger and better this year. Singing has been a passion for me, I enjoy sharing my experience with these young talented singers and have a positive impact on their career and life.”

In addition to Ms. Abdul, the preliminary competition will be auditioned and mentored by a group of high-level music producers, Grammy songwriters, record label executives and accomplished singers including BlacChyna@blacchyna, Casper @casper, Montana Tucker,  Nathan T Wang (famous Asian American music composer, director, Grammy and Oscar winner),  Jackie Rivera (Famous Latin Singer, Jenni Rivera’s daughter),  Willie Baker (Grammy Nominated Producer), Ray De La Garza (Former Radio Disney VP, Record label owner), Chris Rosa (Grammy Nominated Producer), Lisa Chen (Producer, Singer, Philanthropist, and World Madam Global Chairwoman), and famous singer Sisi Zhang. Famous musician Kenny G, Latin Billboard Artist Luis Coronel, Larry Hernandez and many trending socialites and influencers also sent their shout out videos.

The month-long competition will be streamed live 24 hours a day and will include head-to-head PK battles and a “party mode” where mentors, judges and viewers can participate.

The Overall Winner and the “People’s Choice” will receive $5000 in prize money, a virtual mentoring session with industry leaders, a recording contract, and a personalized song written by Grammy nominated producers. Winners will also have a chance to record or join Uplive Boy Bands or Girl Bands in cooperation with KDS studios, which has produced albums for some of the biggest artists in the U.S. including Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Usher, and Christina Aguilera. The competition starts December 7th, and for more information, visit https://www.upliveworldstage.com/2021.

“Uplive continues to empower talent around the world, allowing artists to pursue their dreams while remaining connected to their roots,” said Andy Tian, CEO of AIG. “The global reach and local relevance of Uplive WorldStage is made possible by the cutting-edge technology we deliver to our users, giving them a seamless digital experience that enhances artistic expression and entertainment.”

Uplive WORLDSTAGE : A Worldwide Singing Competition is On!

Paula Abdul (middle), Abigail Posner (left), and Christine Xu (right), AIG US CEO.

Uplive formally  announces its calendar of events last December 20,2021 at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta City. It was a real treat hearing fresh Pinoy talents like JBK render their own songs, and Direk Ricky Rivero –  that have been showcased in Uplive. In fact, the highlight of the event was a feature on the first Uplive Champion who, you guessed it right, is a Filipino – Zandy Storm. A great talent with a beautiful haunting voice, very Pinoy and truly world class.

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Attendees were welcomed by the CEO and co-founder of Asia Innovations Group, Mr. Andy Tian.

Mr. Andy Tian

As sources may attest, Uplive has been existing for five years already, founded in May 2016 as part of Asia Innovations Group (AIG) and is a live-streaming platform that allows users to broadcast and view real-time videos via smartphones. It has more than 200 million registered users worldwide, making it the largest independent video social entertainment platform in the world outside of China and is available in more than 100 countries. Twitter recently recognized Uplive as one of the most influential international brands in 2019.    In fact, Uplive was part of India’s accelerated digitalization and now has made several Indian talents known internationally, including Prince Nerula, winner of MTV Roadies 12, as well as Arshi Khan and Naina Singh of Reality TV.

Aside from India, another country where Uplive’s presence is felt is in Brazil. It was launched in the country in May 2020 and because of the pandemic, the app gained more attention since work from home is the new norm and online entertainment and social interaction platforms became the “go to” activity of people to keep sane. Here, hosting is their main interest and the country has brought to Uplive fresh talents who excel in this talent.

In 2019, Uplive was crowned as the Highest Paying Platform for Broadcasters in 2018. Yes, Uplive has set itself apart from competitors by providing the highest quality streaming content across a massive global audience, combined with its gamified interactions and industry leading virtual gifts, and created the highest per hour income platform for live stream broadcasters. The mission of Uplive is assisting people all around the world to fulfill their dreams. Uplive has extended its reach to the world, such as Japan, Southeast Asia and other places. It has numerous talented hosts all over the world. By continuing to reach people who can create high-quality content, identifying unqualified content through AI technology, and enhancing cultural integration, Uplive is trying to make more people use it and enjoy it.  (PRNewswire-PRWeb)

And just like any launch in a grand scale, Uplive announces its second annual global live streamed singing competition, UpliveWorldStage. Formerly known as Singing for the World, WorldStage is judged by Emmy/Grammy award winner Paula Abdul and is done by peer-voting. Last year’s competition drew over 4,000 participants from 20 regions around the world, and this year’s contest has expanded to over 150 participating regions. The grand prize includes a hit song and video produced by a Grammy producer, as well as a recording contract. The competition is the latest example of Uplive’s commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology while providing a global stage upon which to showcase their talents.

According the renowned singer, “I am thrilled UpLive invited me back for another exciting year of outstanding worldwide singers. I was really impressed with the vast talent competing last year and I am sure it will be even bigger and better this year. Singing has been a passion for me, I enjoy sharing my experience with these young talented singers and have a positive impact on their career and life.”

In addition to Ms. Abdul, the preliminary competition will be auditioned and mentored by a group of high-level music producers, Grammy songwriters, record label executives and accomplished singers including BlacChyna@blacchyna, Casper @casper, Montana Tucker,  Nathan T Wang (famous Asian American music composer, director, Grammy and Oscar winner),  Jackie Rivera (Famous Latin Singer, Jenni Rivera’s daughter),  Willie Baker (Grammy Nominated Producer), Ray De La Garza (Former Radio Disney VP, Record label owner), Chris Rosa (Grammy Nominated Producer), Lisa Chen (Producer, Singer, Philanthropist, and World Madam Global Chairwoman), and famous singer Sisi Zhang. Famous musician Kenny G, Latin Billboard Artist Luis Coronel, Larry Hernandez and many trending socialites and influencers also sent their shout out videos at the Press event.

The month-long competition will be streamed live 24 hours a day and will include head-to-head PK battles and a “party mode” where mentors, judges and viewers can participate. The top 100 finalists will receive talent host contracts from Uplive. There will be two top winners, one crowned by Paula Abdul as the overall winner and one “People’s Choice” winner crowned by other judges and viewers.

Both winners will receive $5000 in prize money, a virtual mentoring session with industry leaders, a recording contract, and a personalized song written by Grammy nominated producers. Winners will also have a chance to record or join UpLive Boy Bands or Girl Bands in cooperation with KDS studios, which has produced albums for some of the biggest artists in the U.S. including Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Usher, and Christina Aguilera. The competition starts December 7th, and for more information, visit https://www.upliveworldstage.com/2021.

“Uplive continues to empower talent around the world, allowing artists to pursue their dreams while remaining connected to their roots,” said Andy Tian, CEO of AIG. “The global reach and local relevance of UpliveWorldStage is made possible by the cutting-edge technology we deliver to our users, giving them a seamless digital experience that enhances artistic expression and entertainment.”

FBN 10th Annual Christmas Party: A fun-filled and meaningful day

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its 10th Annual Christmas Party virtually last December 12.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members around the country and continues to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members even those based overseas. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from several brands are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac and Lariza Garcia.

The yearly event serves as a venue to reacquaint with fellow members around the country, celebrate the holiday season and create great new memories.

Just like last year, the gathering was conducted online and livestreamed within the official FBN group page. Aside from the exciting prizes given away during the virtual games and raffle draws, a couple of members received financial assistance to support them in their family medical emergency. Indeed, it was both a fun-filled and meaningful day at the same time.

Different PR groups and brands and individual sponsors were acknowledged during the event for supporting the online community in 2021 and hopefully for more years to come.

This year’s virtual event is made possible by the following generous donors: PR Partnerss – CAT PR, i55 Talent Hose, Page One, M2.0 Communications, Comm&Sense, ROAR Agile, GPS TV, BIOCOCO, Full Circle, Pro Communications Inc. Pro Solutions ,Full Circle and Ripple 8.Brand and Individual sponsors – Pacific Sunrise, Goodah!, Cebuana Llhuillier, Glorious Blend, Rex Education, Gur Lavi Corporation (Telavi); Dyna Drug Corporation, Diana Stalder, Sagada Harvest, Stevia Natural Sweetener, a number of fellow FBN members and public servants like Rep. Eric Yap of ACT-CIS partylist, Rep. Joey Salceda (2nd District of Albay), Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento (1st District of Samar). Rep. Mike Defensor of Anakalusugan partylist, General Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Deputy Commissioner Randy Escolango of the Philippine Insurance Commission.

With the great support and opportunities that FBN received this year from partners companies and brands, the group is looking forward to more campaigns and activities that members can join and engage with in the coming new year.

Let us claim that 2022 will be a better year for all of us. Cheers for more success and blessings!

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Celebrity chef Tatung Sarthou to release two new books

Celebrity chef Tatung Sarthou rings in the holiday season bearing gifts for everyone. The author-restaurateur is releasing not one but two follow-ups to his bestselling Simpol The Cookbook. First in the back-to-back release is Simpol Kitchen Secrets, a guidebook on cooking skills and techniques. Here, Chef Tatung breaks down the fundamentals of culinary arts for everyone’s easy reference. It is told through over 100 recipes, 200 kitchen tips, and 600 colored photos and artwork.

The second is Baking Simpol, a cookbook with 100 recipes for desserts, breads, and pastries. Chef Tatung, who has earned praises for his innovative takes on dessert classics such as bibingka cheesecake, tsok-Nut cake, and pichi-pichi with torched queso de bola topping, lays down the art, crumb by crumb, to satisfy your sweet tooth any time, any day.

“’Yung culinary knowledge natin it belongs to the people. Kasi hindi naman orihinal na ideya na nanggaling sa akin. Hindi naman siya kaalaman na ako ‘yung nakadiskubre,” says Chef Tatung. “Kung ako natutunan ko siya dahil may mga taong nagturo sa akin, may mga taong nag-share sa akin, bakit ko ipagkakait sa tao na matuto din?” So, for those who are looking to elevate their Christmas feast or just searching for the perfect Secret Santa gift, Chef Tatung has you covered just in time.

Simpol Kitchen Secrets will be out by November 30. This shall be followed by Baking Simpol two weeks later. Both books will be available locally and abroad through Lazada, Shopee, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon SG, and eBay.
The two titles shall be published under Vertikal Books, a boutique press specializing in the creative nonfiction genre, specifically culinary content.
Simpol Kitchen Secrets and Baking Simpol shall be the fifth and sixth books penned by Chef Tatung. His previous works have won the prestigious World Gourmand Awards in Paris, France. Last October, two of his bestselling books, Rice to the Occasion: Kanin to Kakanin and Simpol: The Cookbook, were also featured in the Frankfurt Book Fair, one of the largest and oldest trade fairs for books and content in the world.

Want Exclusive Perks and Discounts from Pampers? Join Shopee Mom’s Club Now!

For over 60 years, Power Parents have trusted Pampers to help provide care for their babies. The healthy development of your baby is a responsibility that the brand takes to heart. Your baby’s safety also drives us to continue making better products to help keep your baby comfortable, happy, and active.

Endorsed by The Skin Health Alliance and approved by Smart Parenting Moms worldwide, Pampers keeps your baby protected from the threat of rashes all throughout different seasons. Even on colder months, your baby can still experience kulob due to trapped heat in their diaper. To help ease Power Parents with their baby’s skin health worries, Pampers has released the NEW 2-in-1 Rash Shield earlier this year that has provided long-lasting protection to babies nationwide.

Only Pampers Pants can keep babies all-around protected from rashes, now that the NEW Pampers Rash Shield protection is powered by Lotion with Aloe. This new variant of Pampers Pants with Rash Shield with ALOE has improved leak and skin protection cues, wider diaper perception, and new fresh aloe scent. Happy babies have since danced and moved freely without signs of discomfort with Pampers’ improved protection from rashes and leaks.

To further help you provide your baby the quality care and safety they deserve, Pampers is also offering day and night protection deals for baby’s all-year round through the Shopee Mom’s Club!

Join Shopee Mom’s Club Now!

Who doesn’t love great deals, discounts, gifts, and an encouraging community? Now, Power Parents like you can enjoy all of these through the Shopee Mom’s Club! Shopee Mom’s Club is a membership-based one-stop shop for Mom buyers, and mom and child skewed brands where you can enjoy welcome gifts and samples from Pampers through Mom’s Club. On top of this, you can also access exclusive vouchers, deals, and product launches from Pampers.

Join and be part of the growing community in Shopee Mom’s Club, where everyone can also participate in webinars and livestreams centered on topics for moms, kids and babies.

Pampers continues to find ways to make better products for your baby while continuing with the promise to also lessen your worries as a Power Parent.

Don’t miss out on the great deals and exclusive perks when you join the Shopee Mom’s Club now where you can purchase Pampers products with discounts! Stay posted for more announcements on exclusive activities and limited deals from Pampers.

DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES FIESTAMALL TO HOLD ITS GRANDEST YEAR-END HOLIDAY “PASALUBONG” SALE

State-owned DUTY-FREE PHILIPPINES (DFP) is all set for its grandest end of the year holiday “pasalubong” sale. On December 29, 2021, the Duty Free Fiestamall store in Paranaque City will be offering a more extensive roster of exciting promotions with bigger discounts, enhanced offers, and more gifts and freebies for its market of arriving international travelers, balikbayans and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

 This event would also be DFP’s way of thanking its loyal customers through the years.

Pasalubong” shopping with the family is a well-loved tradition at DFP since most Filipino families are very close knit. DFP still strives to offer this unique shopping experience and makes it even more enjoyable by constantly enhancing its programs, services and offerings. During the yearend sale, customers will be treated to better best-buys and deals from participating brands. DFP will be giving discounts to as high as 80% on top of the other sales promotions.  To add to the in-store excitement, all registered shoppers shall be qualified to the hourly raffle with special gifts at stake.

The Fiestamall’s regular store hours is Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 7pm except for December 31, store hours is 10am-5pm. The store will be closed on January 1, 2022 for inventory. 

For more information, visit www.dfp.com.ph or its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@dutyfreephils).

Healthy, Hassle-Free Holiday Bundles from The Goodwill Market

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Tis the season to show you care by sending healthy goodies from The Goodwill Market to family and friends. The gift baskets have been carefully curated to fit different lifestyles, filled with wholesome products that focus on health and wellbeing. What’s more, they can be delivered safely and conveniently to your loved ones doorstep via orders on The Goodwill Market website. You don’t have to leave the comfort and safety of your home to send out healthy and high-quality gifts this Christmas.

The Goodwill Market is an online shop owned and operated by Dygen Pharma Distribution Corporation (DPDC), a subsidiary of Dyna Drug Corporation. Its mission is to make premium brands more accessible to Filipino consumers with online orders and fuss-free delivery. “This is a very valuable e-commerce service especially as everyone stays safe inside their homes” says DPDC General Manager May Panganiban. “Our gift packages contain a wide selection of health and wellness products that are sure to add a spark of joy to the holidays.”

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Here are some of the gift selections that you can send as corporate giveaways, or as personalized gifts to your loved ones.

1. The Holiday Flavor Pack delivers goodies that are fit for the season’s feasts. It contains a selection of imported pasta sauces for easy meals made special.

2. Work from Home (WFH) is a healthy spread of snacks and ingredients that are perfect for who like to bond over good food while working. Wholesome meals and snacks are more accessible with tasty treats and premium ingredients.

3. The Lunch Box Buddies is the perfect gift for parents who shower this kids with love and care. It’s got everything they need to make bath time fun while taking care of baby’s sensitive skin. It’s also got kiddie vitamins for that extra boost of protection.

Make your Christmas list and check it twice. Find out which gift sets from The Goodwill Market will fit your friends and family members best, or check out the other items that are available at www.goodwill.market and its official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram and have these wholesome gift packs delivered directly to your recipient hassle-free. Book your corporate giveaways, customized orders and special requests through customer@goodwillmarket.ph

ASEAN’s First 5G Smart Hospital Launched

Thailand Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Siriraj Hospital, and Huawei on Thursday jointly launched the “Siriraj World Class 5G Smart Hospital.”

Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, presided over the inauguration ceremony alongside Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, MD, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, Colonel Natee Sukonrat, Ph.D, Vice-Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Mr. Han Zhiqiang, Ambassador of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand, Mr. Abel Deng, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Thailand, as well as Assoc. Prof. Visit Vamvanij, MD, Director of Siriraj Hospital, Assoc. Prof. Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, Vice Director of Siriraj Hospital.

The Joint Launch Ceremony of Siriraj 5G Smart Hospital

This project remarks the first and largest 5G smart hospital project in Thailand and the ASEAN region. It aims to bring more efficient and convenient experience to patients by introducing technologies such as 5G, cloud, and artificial intelligence, and promote Siriraj Hospital to become a model for smart hospitals in Thailand and the world. At the same time, Siriraj Hospital and Huawei will establish a Joint Innovation Lab to incubate innovative 5G applications. Currently, the two parties have started piloting 5G portable medical boxes, 5G unmanned vehicle, 5G medical carts, and 5G smart hospital beds. It is expected that 30 5G medical applications will be incubated and promoted nationwide in 2022.

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, addressed the national policy on 5G technology and digital economy, stating, “The Thai government understands the importance of technology, successfully drafting a plan for Digital Thailand, and today is an important first step in the utilization of digital technologies and 5G in the medical field. This will help reduce processes for medical personnel, decrease overall risk, and will improve the effectiveness and efficacy of healthcare for patients. We will use Siriraj 5G Smart Hospital as a pilot project with the aim of expanding to other hospitals in the future. We admire Siriraj Hospital and Mahidol University, and would like to thank Huawei, NBTC, private organizations, and all other partners involved in this project. We hope the project will act as a blueprint for all Smart Hospitals in Thailand going forward.”

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Visits 5G Smart Hospital Exhibitions

Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, MD, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, shared the background and development of implementing Siriraj’s Smart Hospital Project with 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) to build a model for “Smart Hospitals” in collaboration with its partners – introducing 5G, Cloud, AI, and Digital Disruption technologies for application in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation to enhance the quality and productivity of medical services, bring about good experiences while using its services, provide people in remote areas with better opportunities to access advanced tertiary health care services, as well as minimize the disparity and serve as a model for new generations of medical services to the global public health industry.  In addition, an Innovation Lab and other innovative platforms were also established to cultivate innovation projects in the future. 

Colonel Natee Sukonrat, Ph.D., Vice-Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, addressed the NBTC’s support of the Project by saying that “The NBTC, as the regulatory body of broadcasting and telecommunications businesses, has a key mission for licensing frequencies to accommodate high speed wireless communications in the 5G era, to promote the national telecommunications infrastructure development, and introduce the extension and utilization of technologies to various sectors. This is in line with the government’s policy after the National 5G Committee resolved to approve the pioneer Smart Hospital project as a prototype project for 5G application and foresaw the potential of Siriraj Hospital – equipped with specialists and fully-integrated medical equipment – as being instrumental in development into a smart hospital to produce apparent results.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Siriraj Hospital and Huawei have established long-term cooperation in 5G technology development and application. In June 2020, Siriraj Hospital cooperated with Huawei Thailand to launch 5G self-driving vehicles for contactless delivery of medical supplies. In December 2020, Huawei signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with Siriraj Hospital to accelerate the intelligent operation of Siriraj Hospital using digital technologies such as 5G, including patient monitoring, diagnosis, and data collection, and provide technical training for doctors in the hospital. In 2020, Siriraj won the award from CommunicAsia Awards in the category of “Most Innovative 5G Trial in Asia Pacific Region.”

This cross-sector collaboration will enhance and upgrade the services of Siriraj Hospital to progress it to become a smart medical center using digital technologies based on 5G, AI, Big Data infrastructure, and Cloud Edge processing for the purpose of patient tracking, disease diagnosis by AI on Cloud, data storage and analysis, and allocation of resources – all of which will help pave the way to fulfill the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital’s vision to become the “Medical Institute of the Nation, a Creator of Global Citizen Wellbeing”, and a Smart Hospital model for other hospitals in Thailand.

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