KKU challenges thinkers to join KKU Digital Transformation Academy & Contest

KKU develops supporting staff’s potential with digital development in the organization and invites them to join workshop to seek the best winning idea

    Digital University Development and General Affairs Division, Khon Kaen University organized KKU Digital Transformation Academy & Contest that allow supporting staff to submit their creative work, apply their knowledge as well as experience in using and developing digital technology at work, present their work based on responsibility, and exchange knowledge.

    Asst. Prof. Dr. Denpong Soodphakdee, Vice President for Digital University Development of Khon Kaen University, revealed that this activity started from the policy aiming for digital university development with the application of information technology used for administration and services. In addition, the huge development of digital technology caused disruptive technology. That did not only affect the economy, but also the way of people’s lives in different countries around the world. Therefore, the system and working process of administration and services needed to be adapted, and personnel’s potential should be improved in order to get ready for competitive digital age. Khon Kaen University had also carried out the mission and policy of administration during the term of 2019-2023 related to people – the university shall enable people in community or stakeholders to be able to apply digital technology based on their responsibility, constantly develop as globally as they could, and have Digital Literacy and Skills. This activity was therefore organized with objectives to support working system and process of each office for digital university transformation developed from exchange of knowledge, experience, achievement, pride of working system development, creative innovation for work and to create system and process development network with the help of digital technology.  

Asst. Prof. Dr. Denpong Soodphakdee, Vice President for Digital University Development of Khon Kaen Universit
Asst. Prof. Dr. Denpong Soodphakdee, Vice President for Digital University Development of Khon Kaen Universit

    KKU Digital Transformation Academy & Contest allows KKU supporting staff to submit their work related to system and process development based on each staff’s responsibility and their office’s mission. Their missions have to be consistent with the 3 aspects of digital technology transformation: Disruption, Innovation, and Iteration. KKU staff can submit their work online from now until October 10, 2019.     

    As a part of the development of submitted work, special talk and clarification on KKU Digital Transformation Academy & Contest is going to be organized on September 24, 2019 from 8.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. by Asst. Prof. Dr. Denpong Soodphakdee, Vice President for Digital University Development. The topic of talks are “Why should We Develop for Digital Organization,” “Steps to Digital Organization,” and “the Key of Digital Organization.” Later, there will be workshop conducted by mentors helping with skill development for improving each contestant’s work so that they can enter the next round and presented at Science Park, Khon Kaen University. Besides the contestant, other supporting staff who are interested in the activity can attend to hear the talk. 

    The contest qualifier is going to be held on October 24, 2019 and the final round is on January 8, 2020 with the awards as follow:
 

  • Disruption Award
    A 15,000 baht cash prize for the winner, 10,000 baht for the 1st runner-up, 7,500 baht for the 2nd runner-up, and 12,000 baht for 3 honorable mention winners
  • Innovation Award
    A 10,000 baht cash prize for the winner, 7,500 baht for the 1st runner-up, 5,000 baht for the 2nd runner-up, and 9,000 baht for 3 honorable mention winners
  • Iteration Award
    A 7,500 baht cash prize for the winner, 5,000 baht for the 1st runner-up, 3,000 baht for the 2nd runner-up, and 3,000 baht for 3 honorable mention winners
  •  A Popular Vote Award with a 5,500 cash prize
     

    “Anyone would like the university to be modern or digital university. We want to see that and share our variety of knowledge as well as skills to improve this room – we need confidence to fulfill it. That’s why we need to inspire the confidence together, not individually. KKU Academy is an activity that gathers people to improve our work and reduce the gap of thinking skill among these people. We have creative ideas for developing our university into the modern organization utilizing more digital tools for work. The confidence will be boosted in Academy or an incubator camp that trains us to use digital tools for work, so we are not creating the great organization alone. Moreover, we have competition giving prizes to participant to inspire the terrific ideas, not to compete against each other,” said Asst. Prof. Dr. Denpong Soodphakdee.

    Staff who are interested in this activity can submit online application at http://bit.ly/2m95BJa and register for attending the talk including workshop with mentors on September 24, 2019 at http://bit.ly/2m3dP5n  

 
 News: Udomchai Supanavong

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