Smart Maritime Network Tokyo Conference

18 September 2024
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本カンファレンスは日英同時通訳にて進行いたします
This conference will be conducted with simultaneous translation between English and Japanese

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SMN Tokyo Vision

The Smart Maritime Network Tokyo conference will focus on the digital transformation (DX) and green energy transition (GX) strategies in Japan's maritime industry. The conference aims to define and understand the essence of DX and its impact on the maritime sector. It also focuses on the GX strategy and its significance in promoting sustainable practices and adopting green technologies in shipping.

With curated panel discussions on various topics related to digitalisation, sustainability, leadership, culture, diversity, finance, and investment in maritime technology. These discussions delve into key technologies, emerging demand, barriers to effective DX realisation, collaboration for green transformation and innovation, facilitating change in times of transformation, inclusive leadership, diversity, and culture in the digital era, engaging with startups, funding sources, and successful investments in the maritime industry.

There will be a Networking Party at the end of the day, kindly sponsored by Inmarsat, held at Anchor Point in the Kaiun Cub, to further enable discussion and partnerships between all those attending.

For more information please contact cathy.hodge@smartmaritimenetwork.com
Conference Sponsors
Supporting collaboration in the maritime technology sector
Smart Maritime Conferences Global Sponsor
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With an expert line up ready to share their knowledge and experience:

  • Naotaka Ishizawa, President, NYK Digital Academy (Conference Chair)
  • Keisuke Ono, Senior Deputy Director, Ocean Development and Environment Policy Division, Maritime Bureau, MLIT
  • Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Director, MTI, NYK Group
  • Sakura Kuma, CEO, APM Terminals Japan
  • Kosuke Wada, Executive Vice President, Ocean Network Express (ONE)
  • Chakib Abi-Saab, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Lloyd’s Register
  • Ken Hasegawa, Head of Maritime Innovation Taskforce, Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Jamie Ramsamy, Chief Digital Officer, OSM Thome
  • Hiromichi Aoki, CEO, Binex Inc.
  • Keitaro Watanabe, Section Manager Business Development, IINO Lines 
  • Akihiro Okishima, Head of Innovative Startups Strategy, Mizuho
  • Siweon Carrie Park, Director of Customer Experience for Northeast Asia Area, AP Moller – Maersk
  • Captain M.M.Nanjappa, General Manager, DP Training and Development Group, Asia and Global Business Team, MOL Marine & Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Naoto Nakagawa, Designated Principal Researcher, National Maritime Research Institute
  • Kazuki Saiki, Manager of Business Development, Electrification & DX Group, Strategic Planning & Operation Office, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding
  • Takuya Sakamoto, Representative, MOL PLUS
  • Jinkyung Lee, Marketing Manager, POS SM
  • Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Maritime Digital, Inmarsat
  • Luis Benito, Innovation & Co-Creation Director Maritime, Lloyd’s Register
  • Peter Schellenberger, Director & Founder, Novamaxis Pte Ltd
  • Yuta Murakami, Partner, McKinsey and Company
  • Nir Gartzman, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, theDOCK 
  • Shaun Hon, Founder and General Partner, Motion Ventures
  • Philip Howard, Managing Director & co-founder of Kamakura Consulting, the GR Group
  • Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network
  • Cathy Hodge, COO, Smart Maritime Network

Learning

Learn from our expert speakers and get up to date on the latest technology developments.

Sharing

Share ideas on how to transform the shipping business using digital technologies.

Networking

Reconnect with your peers in the maritime IT sector and make new contacts to benefit your business.

Conference Agenda // 18 September 2024

Agenda to be announced shortly - check back soon for details

  • Tea/Coffee Break
    Tea/Coffee Break 10:15

    A chance to network with each other and meet our Smart Maritime Network Partners

  • Panel Discussion 1: Embracing the DX Wave – Japan’s Digitalisation Strategies & Objectives
    Panel Discussion 1: Embracing the DX Wave – Japan’s Digitalisation Strategies & Objectives 10:45

    As Japan sets sail on its maritime digital transformation journey, it becomes crucial to define the essence of this profound shift. Digital transformation (DX) refers to the comprehensive integration of digital technologies and processes into various aspects of the maritime industry, revolutionising operations and unlocking new opportunities for growth.
    This panel will seek to:
    • Define digital transformation.
    • Review key technologies and emerging demand.
    • Discuss how DX is contributing to Japan’s “competitive repositioning” as a leader in maritime technology?
    • Address barriers for effective DX realisation.

    Hosted by:
    Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Director, MTI, NYK Group
    Panelists include:
    Jamie Ramsamy, Chief Digital Officer, OSM Thome
    Naoto Nakagawa, Designated Principal Researcher, National Maritime Research Institute
    Kazuki Saiki, Manager of Business Development, Electrification & DX Group, Strategic Planning & Operation Office, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding
    Jinkyung Lee, Marketing Manager, POS SM
    Luis Benito, Innovation & Co-Creation Director Maritime, Lloyd’s Register
    Yuta Murakami, Partner, McKinsey and Company

  • Panel Discussion 2: Innovation in Green Energy Transition  & Sustainability in Shipping
    Panel Discussion 2: Innovation in Green Energy Transition & Sustainability in Shipping 11:45

    As Japan progresses towards a greener future, it is essential to review its Green Energy Transition (GX) strategy and its significance in the maritime sector. The GX League in Japan is a collective effort aimed at fostering sustainable practices and promoting the adoption of green technologies in shipping.
    • Reviewing Japan’s GX League and its impact in maritime
    • Collaboration as a driver for green transformation and innovation
    • Investing and developing new technologies to support GX
    • How to facilitate change in a time of transformation

    Hosted by:
    Ken Hasegawa, Head of Maritime Innovation Taskforce, Mitsubishi Corporation
    Panelists include:
    Keisuke Ono, Senior Deputy Director, Ocean Development and Environment Policy Division, Maritime Bureau, MLIT
    Hiromichi Aoki, CEO, Binex Inc.
    Philip Howard, Managing Director & co-founder of Kamakura Consulting, the GR Group

    Further panelists to be announced

  • Lunch & SMNx Talks
    Lunch & SMNx Talks 12:30

    Grab your lunch and rejoin the Conference Room to hear from our sponsors. Each sponsor will have a quick fire session on stage to share their latest innovations. This will be followed by tea/coffee in the main lobby for you to visit the sponsors and discuss their developments.

    SMNx Talks - Schedule:
    1300 - Intro
    1310 – Inmarsat - Shaping a connected future
    1320 – LR - Out of the box – Implementing autonomy and assuring AI
    1330 - ST Engineering iDirect - The future of maritime satcomms networks
    1340 – SEDNA – Saving time on email
    1350 – ClassNK - Innovation endorsement
    1400 – Cobham SATCOM - Deploying a strategic & systematic approach to network diversity
    1410 – GTMaritime - Ensure your vessels are fully protected in the new era of satellite communications
    1420 – Intelsat - The power of partnership at sea
    1430 – END

  • Panel Discussion 3: Leadership, Culture and Diversity in Maritime’s Digital Era
    Panel Discussion 3: Leadership, Culture and Diversity in Maritime’s Digital Era 14:30

    Effective leadership in this digital era involves leveraging technology to drive progress, streamline operations, and embrace innovation. Inclusive leadership and the inclusion of diversity can help to foster a mindset, and culture, of continuous learning, adaptability, willingness to cooperate, and openness to change. This panel session will look at how the successful integration of Inclusive Leadership, Diversity, and Culture, will ensure that the maritime industry remains agile, competitive, and resilient in the face of evolving technological advancements and constant disruption.
    • Culture accelerates business strategy.
    • The inclusion of diversity fosters innovation.
    • Championing talent through inclusive leadership.

    Hosted by:
    Sakura Kuma, CEO, APM Terminals Japan
    Panelists include:
    Kosuke Wada, Executive Vice President, Ocean Network Express (ONE)
    Siweon Carrie Park, Director of Customer Experience for Northeast Asia Area, AP Moller - Maersk
    Captain M.M.Nanjappa, General Manager, DP Training and Development Group, Asia and Global Business Team, MOL Marine & Engineering Co. Ltd.
    Peter Schellenberger, Director & Founder, Novamaxis Pte Ltd

  • Panel Discussion 4: Looking at Finance & Investment in Maritime Technology
    Panel Discussion 4: Looking at Finance & Investment in Maritime Technology 15:15

    DX, GX, and shipping’s long term future rests on the inclusion and advancement of new technologies in the maritime sector. This session will consider: • What is the role of new entrants to the market?
    • How should companies be engaging with start-ups?
    • How can start-ups understand the maritime industry – what are the opportunities for collaboration?
    • Where is the funding coming from – and where is it going. What investments work while others fail?

    Hosted by: Nir Gartzman, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, theDOCK
    Panelists include:
    Akihiro Okishima, Head of Innovative Startups Strategy, Mizuho
    Keitaro Watanabe, Section Manager Business Development, IINO Lines
    Takuya Sakamoto, Representative, MOL PLUS
    Chakib Abi-Saab, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Lloyd’s Register
    Shaun Hon, Founder and General Partner, Motion Ventures
     

  • Short Tea/Coffee Break
    Short Tea/Coffee Break 16:00

    A chance to network with each other and meet our Smart Maritime Network Partners

  • Conclusions, followed by the SMN Tokyo Networking Party
    Conclusions, followed by the SMN Tokyo Networking Party 18:00

    Conclusions, followed by the Smart Maritime Networking Party, Kindly Sponsored by Inmarsat.
    Held at Anchor Point, Kaiun Club.

Tokyo Networking Party Anchor 2024

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Maritime Digitalisation Advisors

International experts covering a range of maritime digitalisation technologies will be on hand at the Smart Maritime Network Tokyo Conference, ready to discuss how your company can leverage its data to improve processes and drive efficiency in an increasingly connected market
Conference Sponsors
Supporting collaboration in the maritime technology sector
Smart Maritime Conferences Global Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors

Venue

Kaiun Club

2 Chome-6-4 Hirakawacho,
Chiyoda City,
Tokyo 102-0093

Registration

Shipping Company VIP Pass

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  • Free registration for qualifying vessel operators (includes ship owners/managers/builders, and selected industry stakeholders - subject to confirmation by the organisers).

Conference Delegate Pass

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  • Delegate pass for admission to all conference sessions, and the evening Networking Party. (*Early Bird price until 18 August 2024. Discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings).

With thanks to the Smart Maritime Council

Smart Maritime Network Tokyo - Event Partners