AIS highlights world class innovation and technology to become a Cognitive Telco CIO wins Top CIO Award for technology management at CIO75 ASEAN

8 December 2021: AIS remains focused on its goal of leadership as a Digital Life Service Provider, with the intent of developing a network having the power to connect different sectors and efficiently drive growth with digital technology. Senior AIS executive, Sanjay Andrew Thomas, the company’s Chief Information Technology Officer (CIO), has been awarded Top CIO at CIO75 ASEAN, for excellence as a technology executive at a Thai company in the telecom sector. He has delivered outstanding performance in driving the company to innovate for growth of its business in various aspects. The Top CIO award reflects AIS’ dedication in exploiting technology to upgrade and strengthen the nation’s digital infrastructure.

The CIO75 ASEAN Top CIO Award is a measure of achievement for senior executives in the tech sector from companies and organisations in the Southeast Asian region including Hong Kong, organized by International Data Group (IDG), a leading global technology consultant from Australia. The criteria measure leadership in promoting tech to enhance the organization’s internal teamwork, as well as implementing tech innovations to restructure business for growth. The winner is chosen from over 175 CIOs in leading companies across Southeast Asia and in Hong Kong.

Mr. Sanjay Andrew Thomas, Chief Information Technology Officer at AIS commented, “I am extremely honored to have been recognized as one of the Top 75 CIOs / technology leaders in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong and be included amongst such a distinguished list of honorees” . The Top75 CIO award is presented annually to tech leaders for giving a company its power and heft to implement tech in different dimensions. AIS and its personnel have the common goal of deploying capabilities of the 5G network to unlock the potential of different sectors and become “The Cognitive Telco” in Thailand and an organization that will deliver transformative change to its customers.

AIS believes that to become a Cognitive Telco, a company requires teamwork driven by perspectives with four key components:

  • Maximizing the Human Experience: Bringing together customers, employees and partners with a fully connected experience.
  • Modernizing platforms: Levelling up the capability of platforms to partner with other sectors in the Ecosystem, whether business, government or the general public.
  • Intelligent workflows: Transforming internal processes with clarity and speed, to arrive at correct and accurate decisions.
  • Agile to the Core: Building a culture of flexibility and agility that permeates every aspect of how we run the business

This year, Sanjay Andrew Thomas, the Chief Information Technology Officer at AIS, is among a number of executives to be selected as Top CIO for delivering outstanding performance in driving business with technology. AIS is the only Thai telco or tech company to win the award. Mr. Thomas also has the key role of working with a range of partners to unlock the potential of various technological fields, which has given AIS leadership in digital technology. The award reflects AIS’ mission and goals to upgrade digital infrastructure for the maximum benefit of all sectors in the country.