JC Sekar is the Co-founder and CEO of AcuiZen Technologies, a Singapore-founded technology venture. The technology platform of AcuiZen is a no-code application that enables people-centric digital transformation leading to operational excellence across the organization. JC is an MBA alumnus of National University of Singapore and Masters in Technology (Aerospace) from IIT Madras, India. He has over three decades of experience working with and leading teams across geographies and sectors in Design, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Information Technology, Assessments, Learning & Development, Business Development and Operations. His most recent corporate experience was as Managing Director (Asia Pacific and Middle East) for the Health & Safety practice of the 125+ year old U.S. based Safety Science Organization: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). JC has travelled extensively worldwide to develop business and advice several stakeholders, across industry sectors, on their Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental practices and risk mitigation strategies, competency development and operational excellence initiatives. He is also credited with conceptualizing and launching several new service offerings during the course of his professional career. JC has spoken and moderated panel discussions in several global events and conferences. Amongst other events he was also invited by UNIDO (United Nations International Development Organization) to Vienna, Austria in 2019 to present a paper on Industrial Safety in the context of Industry 4.0. JC is also a founding and active member of “Global Initiative for Future Industrial Safety” an International working group set up UNIDO, GMIS and Lloyd's Register Foundation.
Topic: The 3C-3P Model for a Resilient Industrial Safety System
The Covid-19 pandemic is by no means the last time industry will be subject to disruption. It is increasingly clear that we live in a world where there are going to be “shocks” time and time again. The fact that we live in an interconnected and interdependent world means these shocks can originate from anywhere in the world, can take multiple forms and disrupt activities that may be seemingly unconnected. “Resilience” is not a question of our ability to recover if there is a shock but rather whenever there is a shock. AcuiZen Technologies has conceptualized the 3C-3P model that proposes a new definition of Safety that is relevant especially in the context of a disruptive operating environment and the move towards Industry 4.0. This has been included in a handbook on Industrial Safety that has been published by UNIDO in November 2021. The presentation will outline the approach and also provide a practical roadmap to move towards “Vision Zero”.