Ephrem dela Cerna JrCEO & Founder at PCI Tech - Seaversity
Ephrem is the founder of Seaversity and PCI Tech, an innovations company driven to develop the Industrial Revolution aligned to Education 4.0 of the Philippines. Before Venturing to this, he has been sailing for 13 years, from cadet to Chief Engineer under the Norwegian Scholarship Project Alpha Program before he switched his focus on combining Technology, Training and Education. He has been engaged in teaching at maritime universities and headed research and developments in various institutions of the Philippines. He is also a Certified Kongsberg Instructor and Assessment Programmer for the conduct of simulations in the Asia and Pacific. Their system is continuously being carried Archipelago Philippine Ferries (FastCat), Philippines Merchant Marine Academy and Maritime Academy of the Asia and Pacific, and the Department of Science and Technology in developing Virtual and Augmented Realities, gamified E-learning Platforms and Blockchain Certification Systems. He has recently been in Interferry Conference held in London, to present the studies of adoptive learning of virtual reality on domestic ferries onboard Fastcat Ferries. He envisions that these technologies combined with education and training shall propel the Philippines in creating world class seafarers by immersive experiences of the workplace.