David Foo

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Assistant Chief Executive (Ops-Tech)

Foo Suan Jiong David joined the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore as Director (Port Systems) on 10 July 2017 and was subsequently appointed the Senior Director (Operations Technology) on 1 October 2019 and Assistant Chief Executive (Operations Technology) on 1 January 2021. As ACE(Ops-Tech), he is accountable for 3 divisions and 1 department ranging from Operations Planning (Emergency Preparedness, Security, Safety), Port Systems (Ops support, Sys Development), IT Systems (Enterprise/Sectoral Sys Development, Infra Support) as well as Statistics and Data Systems. Prior to joining MPA, he served in the Republic of Singapore Navy for more than 27 years in various appointments including onboard ships and submarines.

Sessions With David Foo

Monday, 21 June

  • 03:15pm - 03:45pm (CET) / 21/jun/2021 01:15 pm - 21/jun/2021 01:45 pm

    Data Collaboration

    Are Ports Ready for Automation?

    What should ports plan in terms of adequate landside infrastructure such as highways and rail networks capable of integrating future automation inside and outside ports? Is there a trade off between efficiency improvements and loss of labor opportunities? How can ports in developing countries realistically embrace automation?