|Director, National Electronics and Computer
Technology Center, Thailand|
Personal Homepage: http://www.nectec.or.th/users/htk/
Thaweesak received his Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical
Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, UK.
He had a
number of industrial contracts in the UK before he started his government
career in Thailand. In 1981, he taught in Electrical Engineering
at Prince of Songkla
University. In 1983, he joined Thammasat University as the Associate
Director of the
Information processing Institute for Education and Development,
as well as teaching
in MIS in Thammasat.
In 1987, he co-founded the Advanced Research Group Company Limites
a major publisher and business research on IT subjects in Thailand.
Since 1994, he became a Deputy Director of NECTEC with a mission
to lead the
Network/Software Technology laboratories. The Network lab pioneered
in Thailand by developing the largest academic and research network
ThaiSarn. In 1995, he co-founded the first Internet service provider,
Thailand Company Limited. The ISP is the largest ISP in Thailand,
with 45% market
share by IP numbers managed in 1998.
During 1996-1997, Thaweesak led Thailand's SchoolNet Program and
Information Superhighway testbed project at NECTEC. SchoolNet is
the backbone of
the school informatization program which provide free Internet access
Kingdom since 1997. In August 1998, he was promoted to the Director
to lead the national body for R&D programs in IT. He also served
as the executive
secretary of the country's IT planning body: the National Information
In May, 2000, he received the decoration "The Companion of
the Most Illustrious
Order of Chula Chom Klao" from His Majesty the King.
Thaweesak published more than 10 books and 130 papers and articles
(in Thai and