Lion City's SSA sets up new Digital Transformation Committee
THE Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has announced the formation of a new Digital Transformation Committee aimed at helping member companies to change their business and operating models by leveraging on digital capabilities
THE Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has announced the formation of a new Digital Transformation Committee aimed at helping member companies to change their business and operating models by leveraging on digital capabilities.
The association - the industry voice of Singapore's maritime community - said the new committee chaired by SSA councillor Steen Lund will help member companies to achieve internal efficiencies, reduce costs and improve their services for sustained growth in the digital economy. Mr Lund will be supported by his fellow council member, Teo Teng Seng, as vice chairman.
The announcement of the new committee was made during the SSA's inaugural Tech and Demo Day attended by more than 200 participants representing the broad spectrum of Singapore's maritime community.
The strong turnout 'is a clear signal of the interest among industry players in harnessing technology to strengthen their competitive propositions. The first edition this year focuses on helping bridge maritime SME with nimble technology tailored for their needs,' said SSA president Caroline Yang.
'I'm also excited that that the Digital Transformation Committee has been formed. This demonstrates a clear commitment by SSA to help our members and the industry chart a sustainable path forward - embracing the challenges and seizing the opportunities - in the age of digital disruption,' Ms Yang concluded.
The Tech and Demo Day aims to help shipping companies, including the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), catalyse their adoption of technological innovations by bridging the industry with technology start-ups.
The initiative is also part of SSA's efforts to support the Sea Transport Industry Digital Plan for the ship agency sub-sector driven by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Enterprise Singapore, and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).