The SMN Vision
The core aim of the Smart Maritime Network is to change the narrative around interoperability, standardisation and harmonisation in maritime technology, and the wider transport infrastructure.
Following the successful launch of the Smart Maritime Network (SMN) and the Smart Maritime Council (SMC) in early 2019, four SMN conferences were held in Athens, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Singapore.
With over 700 participants across these four events, this first SMN conference in 2020 will continue to advance and 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.
In 2020, SMN’s focus will expand to take an even closer look at the advantages of data sharing and exchange between all strategic elements of the supply chain value proposition – namely shipping, ports, terminals and logistics companies.
We will also look to build on and continue to develop the very first Smart Maritime Technology Integration Demonstrator which is being developed by the Smart Maritime Council Founding Members. The first public introduction of this initiative will take place at SMN Rotterdam.
Topics to be covered during SMN Rotterdam 2020 include:
• The next generation of digitalisation in maritime
• Harmonisation and standardisation – how the industry benefits by adopting standards
• Developing the Smart Maritime Technology Integration Demonstrator
• Evolving business models for an evolving industry
• Platforms and ecosystems to address maritime complexity
• Smart ports: redefining international trade
• Creating value for technology users
• The impact of regulatory compliance on digitalisation
• Roundtable discussion forums
• Plus – Technology Display Zones, where our key partners will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their products and services to conference attendees and explain how they are working towards a smarter, better connected future of shipping.
There will be a Networking Party at the end of the day, kindly sponsored by Inmarsat, to further enable discussion and partnerships between all those attending.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam
• Henning Schleyerbach, COO, Digital Container Shipping Association
• Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Deputy President & COO, Inmarsat Maritime
• Bruis van Driel, Head of Data Integration, APM Terminals
• Captain Ben van Scherpenzeel, Chairman, International Taskforce Port Call Optimization
• Peter Van de Venne, Director IT, Spliethoff
• Dr Hanane Becha, Innovation and Standards Senior Manager, TRAXENS & Smart Container Project Leader, UN/CEFACT
• Norbert Kouwenhoven, Worldwide Authorities Leader Tradelens, IBM
• Mikael Lind, Senior Strategic Research Advisor, RISE Viktoria
• Luisa Antonia Rodriguez Ortega, Economic Affairs Officer, Division on Technology and Logistics (DTL), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
• Peter Schellenberger, Managing Director OSERV, Supply Chain and Services, OSM Maritime Group
• Dita Bruijn, Director Of Operations, PortXchange, Port of Rotterdam
• Inge Raken-Lucassen, Technology Strategy & Portfolio manager for Logistics & Services, Maersk
• Mike Powell, Strategy Director, StratumFive
• Jon Key, Director, Key and Co/Interim Strategy Director, Associated British Ports
• Nick Chubb, Founder, Thetius
• Rob O’Dwyer, CNO (Chief Network Officer), Smart Maritime Network
• Cathy Hodge, COO, Smart Maritime Network
• More speakers to be announced
Conference Agenda // February 19, 2020
- Registration and Welcome Refreshments 8.15 AM
- Introduction & Welcome from Smart Maritime Network 9.00 AM
Cathy Hodge, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Maritime Network
- Peter Van de Venne, Director IT, Spliethoff 9.05 AM
Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Welcome to the day's events
SESSION 1: Developing a Framework and Standards for Interoperability
Across the maritime and transport sectors we have seen a number of frameworks and platforms emerging recently – all designed to provide better ways to approach complex challenges and create a more streamlined and efficient industry.
This opening session of the day will review these efforts and provide the audience with an opportunity to learn how they might benefit from the various initiatives.
We will also investigate how evolving technologies ares creating opportunities for new entrants to join the industry and form partnerships and alliances with existing players, how these are contributing to a safer and more efficient industry, and how emerging innovations are redefining finance and investment in the sector.
- Henning Schleyerbach, COO, Digital Container Shipping Association 9.10 AM
How Cooperation in Digitalisation and Standardisation will Lead to Increased Interoperability
What is the real value in creating standards for the exchange of data between technology systems?
- Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Deputy President & COO, Inmarsat Maritime 9.35 AM
IoT Innovation for Enhanced Cross-Industry Connectivity
- Panel Discussion: The Smart Maritime Council 10.00 AM
Hosted by Rob O’Dwyer, CNO (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 Smart Maritime Council meetings in 2020 – with a particular emphasis on development of the first Smart Maritime Technology Integration Demonstrator.
- Tea/Coffee Break 10.40 AM
- Norbert Kouwenhoven, Worldwide Authorities Leader Tradelens, IBM 11.10 AM
Developing a Framework for Interoperability
Developing standards to help businesses securely exchange digital trade documents
- Panel Discussion: Shifting Platforms: Developing a Framework and Standards for Interoperability 11.30 AM
Hosted by Mike Powell, Strategy Director, StratumFive
• Reviewing the role of standards and data sharing in maritime
• Business and financial implications of a changing and evolving sector
Henning Schleyerbach, COO, Digital Container Shipping Association
Captain Ben van Scherpenzeel, Chairman, International Taskforce Port Call Optimization
Peter Schellenberger, Managing Director OSERV, Supply Chain and Services, OSM Maritime Group
- Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam 12.10 PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Future is Now
- Lunch 12:45 PM
Enjoy some food and take the opportunity to tour our partners’ Technology Display Zones to learn how they are working towards a smarter shipping future.
- Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communuications 1.45 PM
Opening Notes from Afternoon Chair
- Roundtable Discussion Groups – Hosted by our Partners 1.55 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 and will last 40 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. There will be a maximum of 10 table discussions. .
Table 1: Applications in Shipping
Table 2: Opportunities and Challenges in Digitalization, Pathway to Common Standards in Data Acquisition and Transfer
Table 3: Exploring Desired Outcomes of Digitalisation from Multiple Angles Across the Maritime Ecosystem
Table 4: Performance Monitoring and Fuel Management: Expectations vs Reality
Table 5: Developing a Smart Port
Table 6: Maritime Cybersecurity
Table 7: Remote Troubleshooting and Support
Table 8: Crew and Connectivity
Short Break for Delegates to Return to Seats 2.55 PM
- Luisa Antonia Rodriguez Ortega, Economic Affairs Officer, Division on Technology and Logistics (DTL), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 3.00 PM
Technology as an Enabler of Efficiency in Trade procedures and Transport Processes
• Incorporating some emerging concerns pertaining to competition related to electronic platforms
- Mikael Lind, Senior Strategic Research Advisor, RISE Viktoria 3.20 PM
FEDeRATED: How Data Sharing could Facilitate Logistic Chain Integration
• The FEDeRATED project is an EU Member States driven initiative to contribute to the establishment of a viable federated network of platforms for data sharing in the freight transport and logistics domain at EU level (and beyond).
• The FEDeRATED project builds upon the work and recommendation of the Digital Transport and Logistic Forum (DTLF)
• Interconnecting stakeholders within one common data sharing environment to exchange information would improve the performance of the supply chain processes.
• Collaborating with relevant stakeholders including standardization bodies, software developers and platform providers
• Members include: IATA, Grimaldi Euromed, Terminal San Giorgio, Swedish Transport Administration, Swedish Maritime Administration, and more
- Dita Bruijn, Director of Operations, PortXchange, Port of Rotterdam 3.40 PM
Embracing Port Digitalisation – Digital Platforms for Port Call Optimisation
- Coffee Break - Technology Display Zone 4.00 PM
SESSION 2: Creating Value for Technology Users
Digitalisation is being touted as the route to cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and creating new revenue possibilities within the maritime and transport logistics supply chain. But the real question is, how much value are we actually creating for technology users?
It is clear that the answer will lie in a lot more than simply “smartening-up” vessels and ports, and many believe that collaboration amongst maritime stakeholders, with improved data exchange capabilities – alongside technically advanced “smart” ships and ports – will pave the way.
So what measures are the industry taking to develop their “smart thinking” and ensure real value for technology users?
- Bruis van Driel, Head of Data Integration, APM Terminals 4.20 PM
Smart Ports of the Future
Redefining cross border trade and preparing for the future
- Dr Hanane Becha, Innovation and Standards Senior Manager, TRAXENS & Smart Container Project Leader, UN/CEFACT 4.40 PM
Paving the Way to Better Data Integration and Advanced Smart Container Services
• Smart container solution and the impact of the smart container data (and predictive services) on the shipping ecosystem – including use cases
• Reviewing UN/CEFACT smart container standardization project
- Panel Discussion: Creating Value for Technology Users 5.00 PM
• Understanding the users’ perspective
• Creating real value for technology users
• Looking from the outside in; working with new entrants and new partners
Hosted by Nick Chubb, Founder, Thetius
Joyce Bliek, Director Digital Business Solutions, Port of Rotterdam
Inge Raken-Lucassen, Technology Strategy & Portfolio Manager for Logistics & Services, Maersk
Jon Key, Director, Key and Co/Interim Strategy Director, Associated British Ports
- Conclusions, followed by the SMN Rotterdam Networking Party 5.40 PM
Summary of conference conclusions followed by the SMN Rotterdam Networking Party - at Queen's Lounge, SS Rotterdam
Kindly sponsored by Inmarsat
MARITIME DIGITALISATION ADVISORS
International experts covering a range of maritime digitalisation technologies will be on hand at the Smart Maritime Network Singapore 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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SMN has arranged a preferential rate on board the iconic SS Rotterdam for our delegates to the conference.
- Single room including breakfast: €112,- per room per night
- Double room including breakfast: €129,- per room per night
Please go to: https://ssrotterdam.com/special/smn-conference-rotterdam/ to book direct with the venue or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ‘Smart Maritime Network Conference Rotterdam’
Or call the reservation department on + 31 10 297 30 97.
Digital Container Shipping Association
July 2019, Henning Schleyerbach was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Digital Container Shipping Association, a neutral and non-profit association supported by nine of the largest carriers: A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, ONE, Evergreen, HMM, Yang Ming and ZIM.
CEO, Port of Rotterdam
Allard began his career with Shell in The Netherlands in 1987. From 1992 he worked in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and the UK, returning to The Netherlands in 2002 to join the Executive Board of the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, a Shell-Exxon JV. In 2003 he became Commercial Manager for Shell’s European Upstream business. In 2009 he was appointed Vice President Environment for Shell.
Deputy President & COO
20+ years experience in global commercial & general management roles.
Specialties: General management of global business, people management global teams, MSS & VSAT satellite communications, (in)direct Sales & Channel Management as well as Product Management/ Development/ Marketing
Dr Hanane Becha,
Innovation and Standards Senior Manager, TRAXENS,
Smart Container Project Leader,
Dr. Hanane Becha has a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, as well as a B.Sc. from l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. She is currently the project leader of the smart container project at the UN/CEFACT under the Transport and Logistics Domain.
Worldwide Authorities Leader,
Norbert Kouwenhoven is member of IBM's Core TradeLens Team (Customs and Authorities Lead), and Solutions Leader for IBM EU in the area of Customs, Immigration and Border Management. He focuses on the implementation of the TradeLens platform, specialising in the role of Customs Organizations and Authorities. The other part of his focus is on Customs projects in the EU.
Bruis van Driel,
Head of Data Integration,
Bruis Van Driel is Global Head of Integration (A2A & B2B) at APM Terminals and Chairman of SMDG e.V. Since 2016, he has been a very dynamic Chairman of SMDG e.V. revitalizing the institution with the board and members from statutes to format and content, projecting standardisation in the 21st century.
Luisa Antonia Rodriguez Ortega, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade Logistics Branch
Luisa Rodriguez is a member of the team drafting UNCTAD’s annual review of maritime transport. She contributes to the development of UNCTAD maritime transport statistics and supports developing countries in implementing (transport and logistics) economic corridors and sustainable transport systems. She has worked in the UN (UNCTAD) for 11 years, in a “non-UN” international organisation for 4 years and in a Government for 9 years, most of which combined policy-oriented research and capacity building.
Director Of Operations,
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.
Tech Strategy & Portfolio Manager for Logistics & Services,
Inge Lucassen is a professional in international logistics and compliance with a background in information technology, process re-design, maritime technology, shipping management and financial management.
Mike is Strategy Director for StratumFive, a British tech company supplying commercial shipping and other maritime sectors with cost-effective vessel monitoring, fleet tracking and voyage optimization applications, distributing mission-critical information via secure terrestrial and satellite networks to an advanced configurable Platform.
Director, Key and Co,
Interim Strategy Director,
Associated British Ports
Recently responsible for strategy, digital innovation and delivery of the transformation programme for V.Group. Former Head of central Business Enhancement at Babcock International and formerly Strategy and Transformation Director at Royal Mail.
Senior Strategic Research Advisor,
Mikael Lind is an Associate Professor and a senior strategic research advisor at RISE Viktoria, Sweden, working on several open innovation initiatives for sustainable transport including Future Airports, Sea Traffic Management (STM) and Port Collaborative Decision Making (PortCDM). Lind is also the co-founder of PortCDM and Maritime Informatics.
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.
Director, Key and Co,
Interim Strategy Director,
Associated British Ports
Recently responsible for strategy, the digital and innovation agenda and delivery of the transformation programme for V.Group, formerly Head of central Business Enhancement team at Babcock International and formerly Strategy and Transformation Director at Royal Mail.
Chief Network Officer,
Smart Maritime Network
Rob O'Dwyer is one of the founders of the Smart Maritime Network, launched in 2019 to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors.
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 January 19, 2020. Discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings)