Speaker: John Watkin
Topic: Fab Lab Paramaribo, a new way to create
Time: 11:45 min
John Watkin is a humble man but behind that humility hides over four decades of experience in technological capital and innovative projects. He spent the majority of his career at SURALCO. Having a taste for entrepreneurship, he partnered in starting and managing a company in fisheries. He is currently the Senior advisor to the Vice President of the Republic of Suriname in a number of capital and technological programs, including FAB LAB Paramaribo, a technological facility to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. In his free time he has been known to fly planes as a private pilot, regenerate old plantations. Notably he has shown excellent skills in leadership, taking many young careerists under his wing.