RISC reveals 4 thought leaders for WATS Forum 2019


RISC has announced the world-class thinkers, researchers, and academics who will be sharing ideas and innovations for design, architecture, and technology to create sustainable well-being at WATS FORUM 2019, an international event on 3 June at Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Seats can be reserved today for free. Limited availability.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Singh Intrachooto, Chief Advisor of Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC) under Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), said that 4 leading figures will be speaking, with extensive knowledge and important perspectives for creating sustainable well-being. The speakers will share design concepts and architectural ideas including innovations and technology for quality of life to advance real estate in Thailand and create sustainable well-being, not only for humans but for all living beings.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yodchanan Wongsawat is a Thai engineer working to expand human capabilities through brain-computer technology. He will share with the audience how knowledge, advanced technology, and engineering skills can be combined in masterpieces that will change how people live forever.

Professor Michael S. Strano is a chemical engineer from MIT who has found a way to make plants glow. The pioneer in the new field of nanobionics has produced 50 research papers and inventions, developing plants with extraordinary abilities. The professor’s presentation will explain the miracle of these plants and how they can contribute to sustainable well-being.

WATS Forum will also feature Dasho Tshering Tobgay, the former prime minister of Bhutan who implemented the principle of valuing national happiness over GDP. He will share insights on Bhutan’s happiness index and the benefits it has brought for the country’s development.

Mr. Stefan de Koning, a world-renowned Dutch architect from MVRDV architectural and urban design studio, will bring his expertise in contemporary architecture and urban renewal. His many internationally known works include The Gyre, an ultra-modern shopping center on Omotesando Road in the heart of Tokyo, and Peruri 88, a mixed-use development in the center of Jakarta with residences, offices, commercial areas, and public spaces. He currently oversees projects in India and Indonesia as a head of department in MVRDV and is a tutor at Delft University. At WATS Forum he will bring this knowledge on architecture and urban planning to bear for well-being and sustainable living.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Singh Intrachooto said: “Having 4 thought leaders like this speaking at the same forum on sustainable well-being in various aspects is a rare occasion. Property developers and anyone interested in how technology and innovation can change how we live and work should make sure to be there. People can now book their seat at https://risc.in.th/watsforum/registration/#register free of charge. But as lots of people will be interested in attending and seats are limited, the center will allocate seating in the order it is booked. If you need more information, please contact Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC).”

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