For some time I, and many others, have been writing about how investing in broadband access and digital technologies would dramatically improve business and lives in Thailand. There is huge benefit to SME's, transparency of government, consumer protection, healthcare, education, financial transactions, retail, customs, company start-ups, reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and even ensuring our aging population can keep working for companies from their homes.

There is one substantial advantage with technology in being behind and that is leap-frogging older technologies to be in front. But it requires strategy and exceptional execution over many government organisations to make it happen (which is why the UK had a Digital Envoy reporting direct to the PM).

It is a great aspiration! It will require exceptional collaboration and execution to be successful.