Phuriphat Dejsuphong
  • @phuriphat
  • Customer Obsessed; Community-building Growth Hacker.
  • Kuala Lumpur
Hey, this is me, James. I was born in June 1982 in Bangkok, Thailand. I studied at Virginia Tech, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and currently studying Master of Business Administration at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I was a principal curator and organizer of the first TEDx event in Thailand, TEDxBKK, in 2010, and a principal organizer until 2014. I collaborated with the United States Department of State's TechCamp Thailand 2012 as Co-Facilitator and served on the Organizing Committee of every Barcamp Bangkok. until 2018. During these times, I co-founded and ran a small software company (Ready Office, a tailor-made CRM software house, and Nettree Data Center) while actively engaged in the local startup community.

My time in politics includes serving as an assistant to MP Anik Amranand between 2011-2013; she was a Deputy Chairman of the Energy Commission during that period.

My startup experiences include working in full-time management positions for Uber, Go-Jek, and OYO. All Decacorn with a valuation of over $10 billion.

I have had my fair share in journalism, and my byline includes stories about The Corona Virus, The Nakhon Ratchasima shooting, and The Tham Luang cave rescue.

My hobbies include Ham Radio (Callsign E23PHO/N7DEJ - Extra Class License) and listening to podcasts (Planet Money, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, This American Life, Startup, Serial, Radiolab, to name a few). I have a 10-year-old Toy Poodle named Santa's Little Helper (and her Twitter account).

I also volunteer at Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as volunteer a Cyber Security Trainer by providing hands-on training to activists, journalists, civil society organizations, and human rights defenders in Southeast Asia, such as Amnesty International, and designing digital security and data protection training curricula and learning processes for high-risk individuals and organizations combined with technological, legal, and societal aspects.
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