Ms. Watcharin Witthayaweerasak

General Manager, Thai-BISPA
Biography Session Topic
□ 15 years of extensive experience in technology and innovation management corridor: 2 years as an innovation policy researcher strategically initiating new schemes of innovation infrastructure and financing entrepreneurship, 5 years as a technological and innovative project manager at ITAP, 5 years as the general manager of the self-sustainable organization actively engaging in the innovation-driven enterprises, along with 1 year as the Chief Innovation Officer strategically managing company’s product innovation portfolio and alliances 

g judge of organizational and national innovation awards, member of the subcommittee More than a decade of organizational and national innovation ecosystem building experiences: 2 years of bridging local industry in the Southern Part of Thailand with viable technologies from Academia, 10 years of promoting technology commercialization through the network of 40 innovation centers nationwide and connecting the ecosystem internationally  □ 10 years in innovation promotion role includin to provide innovation fund for new innovative entrepreneurs, as well as business strategy advisor for multiple innovation-driven enterprises and international award winners 

□ 17 years of managerial position: 3 years as an assistant manager at the local company to develop and operate supply chain management system, 2 years serving ITAP alliances as an assistant network manager, 9 years as a general manager at a non-profit organization while promoting good teamwork to share a common vision, 2 years as Board Member of Innovation- Driven Companies, and 1 year as Chief Innovation Officer of Smart ID Group, 2 years as Strategic Innovation Alliance Advisor to Chairman at CP All Group 

□ Proactive team motivator who leads colleagues to superior levels of achievement, yielding continually rising levels of growth as well as team spirit  □ Excellent leadership, oral/written communication, interpersonal, intuitive, innovative, and analytical skills 

□ Launching and managing an innovative product line for the supervisee company through the open innovation concept which contributed to total sales at 30 million THB within 8 months after ideation 

□ Proactively driving the non-profit organization towards sustainability with the revenue and margin growth of more than 15% annually and contributed to the development of Thailand’s Innovation Ecosystem 

□ Supervising innovative strategies and governing investment portfolio of the organization 
□ Introducing and executing alliance strategies that generates 20% growth of total iTAP productivity especially in the southern part of Thailand 
□ Successfully initiating and managing over 40 projects enabling more than 35 million baht to be invested for technology development within 3 years of experience in the project management arena 
□ Establishing strong connections with more than 500 clients and academia nationwide as well as extensive network of around 150 innovation centers globally 
□ Providing concrete strategic advice on new S-curve business for the corporate to ensure the long-term sustainable growth by extending the network of collaboration across the innovation landscape 
□ Productively involving with multiple national agenda and policy formulation projects such as the development of venture capitalism and crowdfunding mechanism in Thailand, the management of emerging issues on ICT, the conceptual framework of science park, the board of knowledge investment initiative and so on

Strategic Innovation Alliance Advisor, January 2021 to Present
 - CP ALL Plc, Bangkok, Thailand 

 General Manager, August 2011 to Present 
 - Thai Business Incubators and Science Parks Association (Thai-BISPA), Bangkok, Thailand
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), January 2020 to December 2020 
 - Smart ID Group, Bangkok, Thailand
Thai Foundation Quality System Auditor, August 2010 to September 2013 
 - Industrial Technology Assistance Program (iTAP), Technology Management Center (TMC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
Industrial Technology Advisor, August 2008 to September 2013 
 - Industrial Technology Assistance Program (iTAP), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
Assistant Network Manager, February 2010 to May 2011 
 - Industrial Technology Assistance Program (iTAP), Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand 

□ Master of Science degree in Engineering and Technology Management (first-class honors), Portland State University, Oregon, United States of America
□ Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering (first-class honors), Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand