The woman in the middle is Noe Noe, co-founder of Sundew Myanmar, a tech startup in Myanmar and she is the one who asked me to come have a talk on ICT in Myanmar for a Skynet TV program. The guy at the far right is Ye Myat Min, founder of Nex, a Myanamr IT startup. Skynet is a TV channels broadcasting variety of channels. One of the channels is Skynet up to date channel, which broadcast up to date news and events.
Noe Noe was asked by Skynet company to launch a program to empower Myanmar people by ICT. She developed ICT talk programs where geeks and tech professionals talk about information and communication technology. We was talking about social chat apps. The program’s target audience are mainly people of over 40s because young people are not watching TV programs like they did in the past. Today internet become a main sources for young people in Myanmar to consume everything such as music, video, knowledge. But most young people are spending their time much on Facebook.
As we were aiming for middle age people, we talked how to use social chat apps such as Viber, Skype, WeChat, Line and many others in good way and in business way. A lot of change is happening nows in Myanmar eventhough there are also manything unchangeable. There were not many sagnificant TV programs which talk about ICT in Myanmar. Now many TV channels are doing and talking abut IT much more than before 2013. Noe Noe said she want to put IT celebrities on to the stage. It’s too mainstream to get updates of people from entertainment industry. She want to make people get inspired and motivated by tech people in Myanmar. That’s what I want to do too.
It’s time to change Myanmar people’s backward mind and attitude.