Kevin Loh: Sometimes a poster can fly you to the other side of the world

Kevin Loh: Sometimes a poster can fly you to the other side of the world

After winning the poster award at the 2012 RiverSymposium, Kevin Loh was invited to the Netherlands by Hydrologic, a Dutch IT firm. Kevin’s poster showcased his ‘Insure Me! TM ‘ app, designed to improve the process of insuring and claiming for flood damage.

Kevin Loh: Sometimes a poster can fly you to the other side of the world

Kevin Loh

Kevin has returned to his studies with the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management in Queensland with new insights into working in Europe.

“When asked if I’d like to develop it – of course I said “YES!”. IWC was kind enough to let me put my part-time Masters on hold so I could chase this opportunity. I’d never been to Europe, or worked with smartphone applications, or worked with a Dutch company – I was terrified!”

“Fortunately, the team was very, very welcoming. In fact, they treat each other like family. I was amazed at the effort they put into making me feel welcome despite my short, one-week stay. They brought in Vegemite, shared their thoughts on Australia, and declared their love for the warm Aussie sun in Queensland.”

Within four days of work with Hydrologic, Kevin and the team had developed a working prototype, and a marketing brochure. Kevin is now project managing the prototype’s release to insurers. A marketing campaign is underway in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sydney.


About Kevin Loh

Kevin Loh was born in Malaysia and migrated to New Zealand where he completed his Bachelors in Chemical and Materials Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. Upon graduation, he worked with a utility, and later, a consultancy while completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Distinction from Massey University, New Zealand.

In 2009, he relocated to North Queensland, Australia, where he was employed as the Water Services Engineer for the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. He assisted the Council in developing a Disaster Response plan for water and wastewater assets, and was involved in the Cyclone Yasi clean-up which ravaged the region on the 3rd of February 2011. He now works for Australia Pacific LNG, as a Water Development Analyst.

He was awarded one of three International WaterCentre Masters Scholarship in 2011 (but deferred to 2012 as he decided to assist the Council after the effects of Cyclone Yasi) to undertake the Masters in Integrated Water Management at The University of Queensland as a part-time student.

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