The SMN Vision
Smart Maritime Network is returning to Denmark on 6 October 2021 for the 3rd annual SMN Copenhagen forum.
The shipping industry is being closely watched right now, to see how we will react to and tackle the increasingly critical, and fast approaching, goals set out in the Paris Agreement. Even more so now that the European Commission has unveiled its “Fit for 55” ambitious blueprint - aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by 55% by 2030, whilst setting Europe on the path to becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
Digital innovation is going to provide a clearer pathway to achieving these goals but will require an acceleration of development and adoption of viable technologies, as well as increased coordination, standardisation and collaboration – both within the shipping industry itself and also with external stakeholders in the wider transport and logistics chain.
Two inevitable factors – cost impact and the human element - are once again at the forefront of any decision making. Thus, the role of leaders and policy makers is ever more in the spotlight; the long-term sustainability of our industry requires decisive and impactful action around the role of technology to create value in both of these key areas.
SMN’s return to Copenhagen will provide us with the opportunity to investigate the intersection between digitalisation and sustainability and will be a platform upon which to review and discuss ideas and solutions impacting the future of shipping.
Topics to be covered include:
• The Future of Transportation
• Harnessing Data and AI for Supply Chain Efficiency
• Where Digitalisation and Decarbonisation Meet
• Looking at Innovation for a more Sustainable Shipping Industry (Short, Medium and Long Term)
• The Role of Leaders and Policy Makers in Digitising Global Trade
• Building a Coherent and Comprehensive Approach to Digital Transformation
• Leveraging Return on Investment
• The Importance of Purpose in a Digital Transformation Strategy/Recognising the Barriers
• Changing Approaches to Data Sharing and Collaboration
• How Standardisation and Digitalisation is Facilitating Smarter Data Sharing
With an expert line up ready to share their knowledge and experience:
- Andreas Nordseth, Secretary General, Danish Maritime Authority (DMA)
- Thomas Bagge, CEO, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)
- Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director, Danske Rederier / Danish Shipping
- Andrés de León, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
- Stefano Poli, VP, Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime
- Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation and Research, Danish Ship Finance
- Claus Winter Graugaard, Head of Onboard Vessel Solutions, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
- Loris Francesco di Maio, Head of Operational Excellence, V.Ships
- Juliana Hsuan, Professor, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management, Copenhagen Business School
- Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
- Kristian Brauner, Head of Smart Decarbonisation Solutions, Maersk Decarbonisation
- Soren Christian Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ZeroNorth
- Michael A. Rodey, Vice President of Corporate Development, Cognite AS
- Peter Schroder, Chief Digital Officer, Maersk Tankers
- Dita Bruijn, Director of Operations, PortXchange
- Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, Partner, Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory
- Alberto Pérez Espinosa, Director Strategy & Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime
- Jon Key, Managing Director, Key and Co Ltd
- Frank Busse, Associate Partner, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting
- Per Starup Sennicksen, Associate Partner, Humanostics
Conference Agenda // October 6, 2021
- Registration and Refreshments 8:00 AM
- Introduction & Welcome from Smart Maritime Network 9:00 AM
Cathy Hodge, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Maritime Network
- Opening Notes from Conference Chair: Maritime Transport: The Global Enabler for Trade and The Essential Connector for Data-Driven ESG 9:05 AM
Welcome to the day's events
Sofia Fürstenberg Stott , Partner, Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory
- Keynote Address 1: The Role of Authorities on Technologies for Future Proofing the Maritime Sector 9:20 AM
Andreas Nordseth, Secretary General, Danish Maritime Authority (DMA)
- The Future of Transportation 10:10 AM
• Taking freight transportation to the next level
• A new concept for a hyperloop-based containerized freight transport system developed in conjunction with HHLA
Frank Busse, Associate Partner, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting
- Tea/Coffee Break 10:50 AM
- Navigating Remote Service Challenges 11:20 AM
• Understanding challenges experienced during remote services
• Connectivity - a significant enabler in the digitalisation of the maritime industry
• Unlocking the true potential of technology
Stefano Poli, Vice President Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime
- How Digitalisation will Drive Decarbonisation 11:45 AM
Peter Schroder, Chief Digital Officer, Maersk Tankers
- Panel Discussion: Where Digitalisation and Decarbonisation Meet 12:10 PM
• What role does technology have in the race towards decarbonisation?
• Discussing smart and sustainable solutions • Using data to accelerate ESG strategies
Moderated by: P. Michael A. Rodey, Vice President of Corporate Development, Cognite AS
Kristian Brauner, Head of Smart Decarbonisation Solutions, Maersk Decarbonisation
Soren Christian Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ZeroNorth
Dita Bruijn, Director of Operations, PortXchange
Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation and Research, Danish Ship Finance
Claus Winter Graugaard, Head of Onboard Vessel Solutions, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
- Roundtable Discussion Sessions 2:00 PM
Each table will focus on a unique topic centred around the Smart Maritime Network goal of establishing better collaboration and standardisation in maritime technology. The roundtable discussions will take place simultaneously with each table host then asked to summarise their discussions for the whole room, to ensure that all participants get the most from their attendance. There will be a total of 10 table discussions to choose from. Delegates are sent the list in advance and invited to choose the table they would most like to join. The tables themselves will last for 30 minutes with 30 minutes for summaries.
- Tea/Coffee Break 3:00 PM
- Flip the Logistics Bucket: Igniting Outside the Box Thinking in International Logistics and Global Supply Chains 3:55 PM
• How to identify areas that can generate significant efficiencies
• Accountability for new practices; the gamechanger for trustworthiness?
• People must collaborate to realise such change; industry leadership is needed
Per Starup Sennicksen, Associate Partner, Humanostics
- Panel Discussion: The Role of Leaders and Policy Makers in Digitising Global Trade 4.20 PM
• Building a coherent and comprehensive approach to digital transformation
• Leveraging return on investment
• The importance of purpose in a digital transformation strategy
Moderated by: Jon Key, Managing Director, Key and Co Ltd
Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Loris Francesco di Maio, Head of Operational Excellence, V.Ships
Juliana Hsuan, Professor, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management, Copenhagen Business School
Alberto Pérez Espinosa, Director Strategy & Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime
Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director, Danske Rederier / Danish Shipping
- Panel Discussion: The Smart Maritime Council - Changing Approaches to Data Sharing & Collaboration 5:05 PM
How standardisation and digitalisation is facilitating smart data sharing, enabling innovative and value-added services and creating value for the entire supply chain.
Moderated by: Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network
Benjamin Vernooij, Business Development Maritime & Defense EMEA, Dell Technologies
Giampiero Soncini, CEO, IB Marine
Jon Harrison, Vice President & General Manager, Intellian
Andrew Faiola, Head of Mobility, ST Engineering iDirect
- Conclusions, followed by the SMN Copenhagen Networking Reception 5:45 PM
Summary of conference proceedings followed by our post-event networking reception - kindly sponsored by Inmarsat.
Anette Dybdal Fenger, Director of Bus Intelligence & Development,
Danish Maritime Authority
Anette Dybdal Fenger has been a division chief at the Danish Maritime Authority since 2016. She has previously worked in a variety of roles for the Danish Business Agency, and also spent time as a company tax law specialist at the Danish Ministry of Taxation, focusing on company restructuring.
Head of Innovation and Research,
Danish Ship Finance
Christopher Rex served as Chief Analyst of Danmarks Skibskredit A/S and has served as its Director since 2012. He has broad knowledge of macroeconomics, financial risk management and international shipping through his position as Head of Research with Danish Ship Finance.
Anton Rhodes is a Project Manager within the IMO’s Marine Environment Division, responsible for implementing the European Union funded and IMO implemented Global MTCC Network (GMN) Project. Mr. Rhodes has 10 years experience as manager and team leader on global projects across the energy and transport sectors.
Steen Erik Larsen,
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions,
Steen Erik Larsen joined Maersk in 1984, and moved to Maersk Technology in 2011 after working in a variety of Maersk Business Units. Notable achievements include co-founding the Maersk Line e-commerce department in 2000 and established the Maersk Line Centre Customer Service function in 2007.
Joost van Ree,
Director Partner Relations,
Joost van Ree is Director of Partner Relations for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. CLIA was established in 1975 and supports policies and practices that foster safe, secure, and sustainable development in the cruise sector.
Head of ONE SEA,
Päivi Haikkola heads One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem, working towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025. The Finland-based collaboration project began in 2016, and aims to create an environment suitable for autonomous ships by 2025.
P. Michael A. Rodey,
Senior Innovation Manager,
A.P. Moller - Maersk
Senior Innovation Manager in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Has accountability for the strategic development, direction, and execution of global innovation programs across the entire Group.
He oversees a large portfolio of programs with a combined value of over 1.2 billion USD. Additionally heads the facilitation of the group innovation committee (comprised of all companywide CTOs) where all strategic technology decisions are made.
Deputy Managing Director,
Danish Maritime's goal is to unite the Danish maritime industry further and to develop the organization from primarily focusing on shipyards to encompass the entire land-based maritime industry, especially raising its profile politically. This on-going process has resulted in a significant increase in members of Danish Maritime and a much clearer valuation among Danish decision-makers as to the value of the Danish maritime industry for Denmark.
Erik Christian Lund,
Managing Director, Trade & Transport Impact,
Erik Christian Lund heads up the corporate startup engagement programme “Trade and Transport Impact” at Rainmaking Innovation, facilitating change and innovation in the maritime, transport and supply chain industry. Erik comes with an extensive background from shipping and logistics, combined with many years in technology/telecom, working in the enterprise software space, strategy consultancy and IoT/digital security with stints as a startup.
Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen,
Head of Innovation & Digitalization,
Asbjorn Christiansen has been heading the innovation and digitalization efforts of Danish Shipping since March 2018, as well as covering a temporary role as acting director for security, environment and maritime research since January 2019.
Director of Operations,
PortXchange, Port of Rotterdam
Making port calls more efficient & greener. Proven track record in shipping, operational excellence, digitalization, project management, change management and people leadership. Strategic thinker and able to put strategy into practice.
Has been applying new technology in industries across the world for more than 20 years, driven large scale transformation/disruption including how it effects business models and value creation. Specialties: Innovation, Applying New Technology (including A.I.), Venture Capital, M&A, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Management, New Media
Manager, Department of Maritime Technology & Regulation, (br> BIMCO
Responsible for coordinating BIMCO’s initiatives on a variety of technical and regulations related matters including ballast water management, biofouling, ship safety and e-navigation.
An experienced seafarer with 20 years in the maritime sector. Certified as a lead auditor and integrated marine auditor by LRQA (Lloyds Register Quality Assurance).
Communications Officer of the STM Validation Project,
Swedish Maritime Administration
Ulf joined the maritime world and the MONALISA 2.0 project in 2013. He has had leading roles within the Sea Traffic Management (STM) initiative and is currently project manager of STM BALT SAFE. Ulf is the author of several scientific papers on e-navigation and IT infrastructures, and a regular conference speaker.
Head of Policy & External Affairs,
British Ports Association
Before joining the BPA, Mark spent five years working for an MP in the House of Commons as a senior researcher and speechwriter, and previously worked at the Department for Transport and separately in a central role overseeing the Government’s Regional Development Agency strategy. He has also worked in a division of the Bank of New York Mellon in the US.
Director, Mariner Communications
Maritime Media Consultant to a roster of international shipping industry clients. Former maritime journalist with 16 years' experience reporting the shipping and marine insurance markets and former Deputy Editor at Lloyd's List.
Mike Powell is the founder of Cardinal Point Marine, a maritime consultancy. An former solicitor and master mariner, his 35+ year career has seen him working with companies such as BP Shipping, Glencore's ST Shipping and Maersk Tankers.
Peter Anderson a member of the board at GTT Analytics, and has 35 years of experience in maritime services, data and technology, specialising in commercial strategy, business development, and marketing.
*Please note: Due to emergency safety maintenance at our original location in Axelborg, the event has been moved to a new building in Tivoli Gardens around the corner
The Hans Christian Andersen Castle,
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 22,
1553 København V,
The Smart Maritime Network team are staying at the Wakeup Copenhagen in Carsten Niebuhrs Gade.
We invite our delegates to use this HotelMap we have put together to find a hotel nearby that suits their own requirements.
Shipping Company VIP Pass
- Free conference registration for qualifying vessel operators (includes ship owners, ship managers, ship builders, ports & terminals, and other selected industry stakeholders - subject to confirmation by the organisers).
Conference Delegate Pass
- Delegate pass for admission to all conference sessions, and the evening Networking Party. (*Early Bird discount expired September 5, 2021. Discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings)
If you can’t join us in person in Copenhagen but still wish to follow the conference proceedings, you can register to join the free livestream of the event on our virtual platform. Click the link below to complete your online registration.