Smart Maritime Network Tokyo Conference

August 28, 2019

This conference was conducted with simultaneous translation between English and Japanese

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Our Vision

The Smart Maritime Network (SMN) Conference in Tokyo 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 aim of the conference is to raise issues relating to interoperability, standardisation and harmonisation in the maritime and the wider transport infrastructure.

Topics to be covered within the various sessions of day include:

• Addressing the current state of digitalisation in maritime

• Harmonisation and standardisation

• Harnessing Industry 4.0

• Regulatory discussion – how is the maritime regulatory environment impacting the process of innovation and technology adoption?

• Beyond maritime – how to promote better integration between maritime, the logistics chain and other stakeholders in cargo transportation?
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Learn from our expert speakers and get up to date on the latest technology developments.


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


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Conference Agenda // AUGUST 28, 2019



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
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Kaiun Club

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

Conference chair

Dr Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager of MTI, NYK Group

"Collaboration and harmonisation in maritime technology underpins digitalisation in shipping. The Smart Maritime Network conference in Tokyo will be the ideal opportunity for everyone involved to hear the most up-to-date information. See you in Tokyo on 28 August."

Dr Ando Hideyuki is senior general manager of the Monohakobi Technology Insitute (MTI), the R&D division of NYK Line, based in Tokyo, Japan.

Since joining MTI in 2005, Dr Hideyuki has led a wide range of R&D projects in areas relating to ship energy efficiency and safety of operations. His team has contributed to the development of NYK’s IoT platform SIMS (Ship Information Management System) and driven its increasing utilisation of IoT and Big Data technologies to improve ship operations at NYK.

Dr Hideyuki received the Best Youth Award from JASNAOE (Japan Society of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) in 2003, and has previously served as an associate professor of the University of Tokyo. He holds a Doctorate of Engineering.

Keynote speakers

Yoshio Otagaki, Representative Director, Japan Marine United Corporation

Yoshio Otagaki has more than 35 years experience in the marine industry, starting with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries in 1975. He has worked with Japan Marine United Corporation since 2013, currently supporting JMU on technical development activities.

Neil Glynn, Global Transport Research Coordinator, Credit Suisse

Neil Glynn is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. He is the Head of the European Transport team at Credit Suisse, covering European Airlines, Logistics, and Travel Distribution and is Global Transport Sector Coordinator.

Dr. Takahiro Majima, Director, Knowledge and Data System Department, National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI)

Dr. Takahiro Majima's career in the maritime sector stretches back more than 25 years, with extensive expertise in shipboard equipment, particularly in the area of remote vessel sensors.

Professor Daisuke Watanabe, Dept of Logistics & Info Engineering, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Daisuke Watanabe is an Associate Professor at the Department of Logistics and Information Engineering, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. His recent research interests focus on logistics system engineering and logistics risk management.

Enna Kitty Pan Hirata, Commercial Manager, TradeLens, A.P. Møller – Maersk

Dr. Enna Hirata currently takes care of TradeLens development in the Asia Pacific region. An experienced supply chain digitization professional, particularly in the shipping and logistics sector, Enna holds a PhD in Business Administration and is the author of the book 'e-shipping'.

Yuta Murakami, Partner, McKinsey & Company Japan

Yuta is a Partner in McKinsey’s Tokyo office, leading the Travel, Transport and Logistics practice as well as the Manufacturing and Supply Chain practice in Tokyo. His recent focus has been on digitization of operations and building innovation in logistics enterprises. Yuta holds a Masters of Public Policy from Kyoto University.


Kaiun Club

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

Accommodation Options

Address: Agiou Nikolaou 10,
Vouliagmeni 166 71,

Rates: Single Superior: €220/Double Superior: €240

Please contact the Reservations department at, quoting ‘Smart Maritime Network’, to secure this rate.

Address: 13, Agiou Nikolaou Str. 

166 71 Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece

  1. +30 210 8990391 F. +30 210 8955790

Email: Info@Amarilia.Gr –

Dates: From 6-10 May 2019 

Rates: €108 for Double/Twin for Single

€117 for Double/Twin

Quoted rate is per night, per room, including American buffet breakfast and taxes. Should taxes change, the hotel has the right to adjust rates accordingly. Note that above rates do not include the new tax accommodation fee (effective from 1/1/18 onwards, according to Greek Law) which is €3 per room per day.

To book:

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  3. Enter the booking code (SMARTMARITIME2019)
  4. Enter the required information (dates, room type, number of guests etc.)
  5. After completing the reservation process, guests will receive an email with confirmation of their booking.

With thanks to the Smart Maritime Council

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