Empowering The Agriculture Sector With Digital AgTech Adoption | Automation Days Asia 2022
By Navin Sinnathamby
eLadang/Digital AgTech is a pilot program initiatives driven by MDEC in collaboration with ecosystem partners to empower the national agriculture sectors (based on ecosystem engagements), by infusing digital technologies, i.e. Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics (BDA) and even Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase productivity/yield and quality, increasing income/revenue, reduce operational costs, plantation optimization, increasing interest/participation to sustain & scale DIGITAL AGTECH across the agriculture sector towards transforming into High-Skilled and Digitally Empowered to ultimately boost the DIGITAL ECONOMY of the nation.
Navin is the Head of Digital AgTech, Sectorial Pilots and DroneTech (Vertical Ecosystem), Ecosystem Development Division (EDD) in MDEC, overseeing disruptive technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as key innovation enablers across identified industry verticals to catalyze Digital Transformation towards boosting the growth of the National Digital Economy.
Navin leads key national initiatives under the Vertical Ecosystem Technology Innovation focus pillar; bridging both the demand and supply ecosystem towards digital empowerment at scale to deliver potential impact at scale, across key economic sectors.
Navin brings with him over 16 years of industrial experience with a wide spectrum of roles covering stakeholder engagements, strategy planning, ecosystem building, professional training, business development, networking communication, program development and talent enablement with significant exposure to project management.
Navin holds a Masters in Electronics Engineering majoring in Telecommunication from Multimedia University (MMU) and advocates various esteemed National Implementation Task Forces and Advisory Committees.
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