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Building Resilient Economies through Digital Transformational Strategies in Global Trade

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Presented by CrimsonLogic in partnership with Port Technology International


Join us on this FREE webinar and hear from industry experts on Building Resilient Economies: Empowering Governments through Digital Transformational Strategies in Global Trade.

We're excited to have you join us as we embark on a journey to unite industry leaders like yourself. Our goal? To collaboratively explore strategies and opportunities that can empower developing nations to optimize their government processes, leading to remarkable efficiency gains. By embracing these insights, you'll be able to reduce operational costs and navigate trade regulations more smoothly, all while revolutionizing how your business engages with government entities. Together, we're steering towards a future where digital approaches take center stage, fostering transparency and cultivating a conducive arena for trade, investment, and economic growth.

Webinar Format

This will be a 60-minute webinar with expert-led presentations and Q&A.

The webinar will be available to watch On-Demand for those unable to attend the live event.


Solomon Raj Joseph Senior Product Director at CrimsonLogic, Singapore

Experienced techno-business leader with 20+ years in IT, Trade & Logistics, Telecom, and Banking. Expertise includes Product Direction, Project Management & Chief Architecture roles. Over the past 13 years, Solomon has spearheaded mission-critical Trade Facilitation systems in 15+ countries across Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Americas.

Solomon possesses in-depth knowledge of Trade & Logistics, Supply Chain Processes, Compliance, and Regulatory procedures. Experienced in Cross Border Trade, Supply Chain Risk Management, Customs policies, National Trade policies, and Free Trade Agreements.

Currently, he serves as Senior Product Director and Chief Architect of the Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP), a flagship product deployed in over 20 countries. Solomon actively leads technology initiatives like Blockchain, Internet of Logistics, AI/ML, and Robotic Process Automation for TFP, while also charting the company's technology roadmap.

His expertise includes managing large-scale Trade Product portfolios, complex system implementations, and delivering mission-critical systems. Solomon excels in business consulting, process re-engineering, technical leadership, and senior-level customer & stakeholder management.

Ninan Oommen Biju, Sr Port & Maritime Transport Specialist, The World Bank - Transport Global Practice

Ninan Oommen Biju is the Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist at The World Bank Transport Practice based in Singapore, engaged in the preparation and supervision of projects, sharing of knowledge and experience and technical assistance for maritime infrastructure development. Prior to joining The World Bank, Ninan was the CEO of a short-sea container ship owner and operated services in consortium with global container shipping lines from Singapore hub port to the main gateway ports in South-East Asia & South Asia. In his previous role based in Dubai-UAE, Ninan operated container feeder services and established connectivity in the West Asia Arabian Gulf & South Asia region. Ninan is a postgraduate in Business Administration from Madras Christian College, India and holds a master’s degree in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mark Assaf, Chief, Human Resources Development Section - TRAINFORTRADE Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Mr. Mark Assaf is the Chief of the Human Resources Development Section– TRAINFORTRADE at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a Master’s in Economics from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium).

Mr. Assaf has over 22 years of experience in International Institutions and private-sector multinationals. He oversees major programmes in the field of International Trade Statistics, E-Commerce and Port Management to support sustainable economic development.

Mr. Assaf believes in building sustainable networks of knowledge to enhance national ownership and international cooperation as per SDG 17. He is a strong promoter of digital solutions and innovative thinking to enhance capacities of international trade players. He dedicates his efforts to support development-oriented trade policy to reduce poverty and to promote transparency and good practices within UN member states.

Gregory Smith, Head of Exploration and Digital Transformation at UNDP Trinidad and Tobago

Gregory Smith is the Head of Exploration, and also the Digital Transformation Leader for the UNDP in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curacao, St Maarten, Guyana and Suriname. He previously worked as a senior organizational strategist and manager with over 10 years’ international experience in financial analysis for mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce product management, IT systems implementation, strategic planning, and market analysis. Gregory holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from Howard University, and a MPP in Public Policy Analysis and Economics from the University of Chicago. He is passionate about working collaboratively and applying a rigorous analytical approach towards developing sustainable, courageous, innovative solutions that directly improve the lives of everyday people.

John Outridge, Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago International Finance Centre

John is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago International Finance Centre and is responsible for leading the company as it executes its mandate of driving digital financial services adoption across all sectors so Trinidad & Tobago can become a premier location for FinTech-enabled services and maintain its position as the Financial Hub of the region.

He has over 10 years of senior management experience and has worked for firms such as EY, and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). He has supported both public and private sector institutions with strategic guidance, fintech strategies as well as the modernisation of public financial management systems for various Governments throughout the region.

During his career, Mr. Outridge has amassed a wealth of expertise and experience in the areas such as -but not limited to – Digital Transformation, Payment Systems & Electronic Funds Transfer Implementation, and Strategy and Digital Operating Model Design for state enterprises and financial services organisations.

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    Port Technology The PTI Team @ Port Technology International

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    Gregory Smith UNDP Trinidad and Tobago @ Head of Exploration and Digital Transformation

  • Guest speaker
    Solomon Raj Joseph CrimsonLogic @ Senior Product Director

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    John Outridge CEO @ Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Center

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    Ninan Biju Oommen Sr Port & Maritime Transport Specialist @ The World Bank - Transport Global Practice

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    Mark Assaf Chief, Human Resources Development Section @ United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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