#12: Kenneth Lim CTO at Singapore Maritime and Port Authority

#12: Kenneth Lim CTO at Singapore Maritime and Port Authority

This is episode 12 and I am happy to have with us today Kenneth Lim. Kenneth is presently the Chief Technology Officer of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). He was seconded from the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), where he held the role of Cluster Director of the Finance, National Development and Transport clusters.

Kenneth possesses over 23 years of career experience in Technology. He first began his career as a programmer in PSA and later became the Vice President of Technology Development, Trade & Logistics in CrimsonLogic. He was the Senior Vice President of Market Operations and IT in Energy Market Company before joining the public sector in 2011. His professional experience covers the sea port, logistics, IT and energy industries.


Stay tuned as we cover:

  • Top goals the Singapore Maritime Port Authority is trying to achieve by 2020?
  • What are the opportunities and what are the challenges around AI and Machine Learning?
  • MPA’s efforts to invest in the start-up ecosystem.
  • Cyber security. It is something that all of us should be concerned about, but still a lot of companies prefer to turn a blind eye to it.
  • Digitalization of the shipping industry. What are your thoughts on the current state of the industry when it comes to going digital?
  • What are the most in demand skills in the industry at the moment?
  • What are you looking for when hiring for your team at the MPA? What type of people and attributes are you focused on?
  • What is a personal habit that contributes to your success?  What is a personal habit that contributes to your success?
  • If you could give some advice to a 23 year old graduating university and wanting to achieve a great career in shipping, what would it be?

The interview is split into 3 parts – so if you want to skip directly to the point  of interest please go ahead:

  • [01:03] Part 1: Industry Trends
  • [24:16] Part 2: Talent and Recruitment in Supply Chain and Logistics
  • [31:11] Part 3: Personal success stories and habits

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