The SMN Vision
Following the very successful launch of the Smart Maritime Network in Athens and Tokyo – with over 150 delegates at each event - this third SMN conference in Copenhagen will provide a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors; informing and educating on technological developments and innovations, while providing wider opportunities for relationship building, business development and knowledge sharing.
The core aim of the Smart Maritime Network is to change the narrative around interoperability, standardisation and harmonisation in the maritime and the wider transport infrastructure.
Confirmed Speakers to date:
• Anette Dybdal Fenger, Director of Business Intelligence & Development, Danish Maritime Authority
• Steen Erik Larsen, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Maersk Technology
• Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen, Head of Innovation and Digitalization, Danish Shipping
• Alberto Pérez Espinosa, Director Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime
• Ashok Srinivasan, Manager, Department of Maritime Technology & Regulation, BIMCO
• P. Michael A. Rodey, Senior Innovation Manager, A.P. Moller - Maersk
• Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation and Research, Danish Ship Finance
• Anton Rhodes, Project Manager, IMO (International Maritime Organization)
• Jenny N. Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime
• Dita Bruijn, Director of Operations, PortXchange, Port of Rotterdam
• Joost van Ree, Director Partner Relations, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association)
• Erik Christian Lund, Managing Director, Trade & Transport Impact, Rainmaking
• Maren Hjorth Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean
• Päivi Haikkola, Head, ONE SEA - Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem, DIMECC Ltd
• Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer of the STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime Administration
• Mark Simmonds, Head of Policy & External Affairs, British Ports Association
• Peter Andersen, CEO, GTT Analytics
• Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
• Mike Powell, Founder/Director, Cardinal Point Marine
• Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network
• Cathy Hodge, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Maritime Network
Topics to be covered within the various sessions of day include:
• Addressing the current state of digitalisation in maritime
• Harmonisation and standardisation
• Platforms and ecosystems to address maritime complexity
• Harnessing technology for sustainability
• Is the regulatory environment helping or hindering the process of innovation and technology adoption?
• Which comes first – new technology or new financing models?
• Beyond maritime – how to promote better integration between maritime, the logistics chain and other stakeholders in cargo transportation?
• Plus – Technology Display Zones, where key partners will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstate their products and services to the audience and explain how they are working towards a smarter, more joined-up future of shipping.
There will be a Networking Party at the end of the day at Tivoli’s Gemyse venue, kindly sponsored by Inmarsat, to further enable discussion and partnerships between all those attending.
Conference Agenda // October 10, 2019
- Registration and Refreshments 8.30 AM
- Introduction & Welcome from Smart Maritime Network 9.00 AM
Cathy Hodge, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Maritime Network
- Peter Andersen, Board Member, GTT Analytics 9.05 AM
Opening Notes from Conference Chair
- Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications 9.05 AM
SESSION 1: The Smart Maritime Network
- Anette Dybdal Fenger, Director of Business Intelligence & Development, Danish Maritime Authority 9.20 AM
Digital Innovation Driving a Smarter Maritime Landscape
- How Denmark’s initiatives and collaborations between maritime stakeholders are creating a safer, more efficient and sustainable shipping sector
- Digital seafarers certificates, digital ship registry and the use of blockchain as authentification of shared data
- Alberto Pérez Espinosa, Director Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime 9.45 AM
IoT Innovation for Enhanced Cross-Industry Connectivity
- Steen Erik Larsen, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Maersk Technology 10.10 AM
Maersk’s Technology Transformation – Leading the Integrator Vision
- Maersk is pursuing its vision to become the global integrator of container logistics, connecting and simplifying their customers’ supply chains.
- In the 2019 half year results, Maersk has disclosed that the investment in, and development of, new technology capabilities now constitutes a department with 3,000 people.
- The execution of Maersk’s strategy requires a different set of leadership skills and behaviours to succeed and the transformation starts with the leaders.
- Tea/Coffee Break 10.35 AM
SESSION 2: Platforms for Growth and Efficiency
Across the maritime and transport sectors we have seen a number of collaborative initiatives, or ecosystems, emerging recently – all designed to provide better ways to approach complex challenges and create a more streamlined and efficient industry.
This session will review some of the more prominent of these and will provide the audience with an oppounitiy to learn how they might benefit from these.
We will also investigate how new technology is creating opportunities for new entrants to join the industry and form partnerships amd alliances with existing players, and how these are contributing to a safer and more efficient sector.
- Panel Discussion: The Smart Maritime Council 11.00 AM
Moderated by: Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network
Launched in February 2019, the Smart Maritime Council is a new initiative created by the Smart Maritime Network to support collaboration and standardisation in the development of IT systems for the shipping sector. This session will bring some of the Founding Members together to discuss some of the findings from the previous four Smart Maritime Council meetings, held so far in 2019 in London, Athens, Oslo and Tokyo.
- Steen Erik Larsen, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Maersk Technology 11.45 AM
How Cooperation in Digitalisation and Standardisation will Lead to Increased Interoperability
• Why did the carriers create DCSA?
• What is the value proposition for DCSA?
- Päivi Haikkola, Head, ONE SEA - Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem, DIMECC Ltd 12.10 PM
A Collaborative Vision & Roadmap for an Autonomous Maritime Transport System
- Lunch 12.35 PM
Roundtable Discussion Groups – Hosted by our Partners 1.45 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 last 30 minutes with each table host asked to summarise their discussions for the whole room, to ensure that all participants get the most from their attendance.
- Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation & Research, Danish Ship Finance 2.50 PM
Business Model Innovation in New Ecosystems of Global Trade
- Panel Discussion: How is Technology Disrupting our Business Models? 3.15 PM
Mike Powell, Founder/Director, Cardinal Point Marine
- How is technology disrupting our business and financial models?
- How new entrants to the maritime sector can find their path through partnership models
Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation and Research, Danish Ship Finance
Maren Hjorth Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean
Erik Christian Lund, Managing Director, Trade & Transport Impact, Rainmaking
Leonardo Zangrando, Founder, Startup Wharf
- Tea/Coffee Break 4.00 PM
SESSION 3: Digitalisation for Sustainability
In April 2018, IMO adopted a global strategy for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. The goals are for a 40 per cent relative reduction of greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 2008, as well as a 50 per cent absolute reduction by 2050 and an ambition to fully phase out fossil fuels as soon as possible in this century.
Shipping has a major role to play combating these, and there have been a number of initiatives and platforms created to investigate solutions.
But the answer will lie in a lot more than simply “smartening-up” vessels, and many believe that collaboration amongst maritime stakeholders as well as utilising shared shipping capacity, looking at improved data exchange – alongside technically advanced “smart” ships – will pave the way.
So what measures is the industry taking and how are collaborative platforms across the digital field going to help combat the rising temperature of these threats?
- Anton Rhodes, Project Manager, IMO (International Maritime Organisation) 4.20 PM
Global Industry Initiatives – Public Private Collaboration Explored
- Dita Bruijn, Director of Operations, PortXchange, Port of Rotterdam 4.45 PM
Embracing Port Digitalisation – Digital Platforms for Port Call Optimisation
- Panel Session: Digitalisation for Sustainability 5.10 PM
Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen, Head of Innovation and Digitalization, Danish Shipping
Ashok Srinivasan, Manager, Department of Maritime Technology & Regulation, BIMCO
P. Michael A. Rodey, Senior Innovation Manager, A.P. Moller - Maersk
Jenny N. Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime
Joost van Ree, Director Partner Relations, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association)
Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer of the STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime Administration
Mark Simmonds, Head of Policy & External Affairs, British Ports Association
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.
Jenny N. Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime
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.
Maren Hjorth Bauer,
CEO and Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean
Maren Hjorth Bauer is one of the founders of Katapult Ocean, an ocean tech accelerator and global ecosystem . The group invests in and scales up startups likely to have a positive impact on our ocean, through the Katapult Ocean Accelerator and fund.
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, Founder/Director,
Cardinal Point Marine
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.
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