International Facility Management Masterclass

"The ABC of Smart Facilities Management"
03 October 2018
Halls B & C

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Complimentary Admission by Registration only

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Masterclass Instructor

"The ABC of Smart Facilities Management (FM)"
Mr Tay Kok Chin
Chairman of Smart Cities Network (SCN)
Regional Director of EcoDomus Asia Pte
Managing Partner for the Global Network of Development Professional (GNDP) Pte Ltd

  • Mr Tay Kok Chin is currently the Chairman of the Smart Cities Network (SCN), an industry group of solutions and service provider for a Smart Nation in Singapore and Smart Cities in the region. Through his leadership of the group, SCN is a strategic partner of the UK Department of International Trade, Smart Indonesia Initiatives Association and Cauayan City in the Philippines to champion the development of inclusive and sustainable cities.
  • He is concurrently the Regional Director of EcoDomus Asia Pte Ltd and Managing Partner for the Global Network of Development Professional (GNDP) Pte Ltd, and responsible for their businesses in the ASEAN.  
  • Prior to these, Kok Chin was with IBM ASEAN as their Global Alliance leader for Oracle, Smarter Planet and Smarter Buildings from 2008 till 2013. He was the IBM co-Global Leader for Smarter Buildings in 2012-2013. In 2012, he was the local project manager for the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge project.
  • Kok Chin has over three decades of professional experience in the oil & gas and ICT industry in Saudi Arabia, England and Singapore, with a diverse technical, business and management portfolios.       


The Singapore government launched the Smart Nation initiative in Nov 2014. At the Smart Nation Innovation week this year, the three pillars identified to transform the country are Digital Government, Digital Economy and Digital Society. But, are the ecosystem stakeholders for Facilities Management (FM), namely, building owners, operators, service providers, tenants, partners and visitors ready for the digital transformation?

Specifically, are FM companies ready to embark on Smart FM? This Masterclass aims to make it simple, with the ABC approach. 

Firstly, the Masterclass will raise AWARENESS of what it means to be "Smart". It's more than the deployment of technologies or a mandate by the government. It is about knowing that without an understanding of the imperatives to digitally ready, FM companies would face tough challenges to survive in this digitally and globally connected and competitive world.

Secondly, the Masterclass will give pointers on what FM needs to do to BUILD their capability and capacity to be digitally ready. We are now in a converged physical and cyber world, and the rapid use of innovative technologies like Building Information Modelling (BIM), Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, Virtual and Augmented Reality for FM. How are these applied for the operations and maintenance of facilities?

Thirdly, the Masterclass encourages the ecosystem stakeholders to embark on the 5 Cs of Entrepreneurship. The building and construction industry, and similarly the FM sector, have often been regarded as laggard in the use of technology to increase productivity of the sector. Leadership and entrepreneurship are the necessary ingredients for the industry to transform. 

Participants of this Masterclass would benefit greatly from the insights to be shared - where the complexities of technologies and innovations are made simple which would help them in their work and the companies they work for. 


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