Singapore Maritime Dialogue 2019
This year, the Singapore Maritime Dialogue 2019 was graced by Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health. Themed “Maritime Singapore in the Age of Digitalisation”, the sharing sessions and panel discussion allowed participants to understand the importance of digitalisation in the maritime industry and beyond.
The first speaker, Mr John Hahn, CEO and Co-Founder of Ocean Freight Exchange, shared about digitalisation trends in the maritime industry, and the role of technology as an enabler of growth. While the second speaker, Mr Richard Koh, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Singapore, spoke of digitalisation trends beyond the maritime industry, including Microsoft’s efforts to drive digital transformation.
Participants had the opportunity to raise questions to the four panelists, who were Dr Lam Pin Min, Mr John Hahn, Mr Richard Koh and Ms Melissa Kee, Group Chief Human Resources Officer of Kuok Singapore Limited Group. Mr Michael Phoon, Executive Director of Singapore Shipping Association was the moderator for the discussion.
About the Organizer
MaritimeONE (Outreach NEtwork) is the key manpower initiative for maritime stakeholders to collectively raise awareness of the maritime industry as well as to profile education and career opportunities for students and committed individuals.
The initiative was launched in April 2007 by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) and Singapore Shipping Association (SSA). Partnership activities include industry awareness talks, scholarship offers, student outreach events and regular networking events for employers and tertiary students.