Smart Maritime Network Rotterdam Conference

15 February 2023
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The SMN Vision

Sustainable Evolution in Maritime’s Digital Economy

Maritime’s digital economy continues to grow, with vessels, devices, people, businesses and processes becoming ever more connected and reliant on data use and exchange. The collection, measurement and analysis of this data is the backbone of this interconnectedness and using this information intelligently, quickly, and accurately will enable the shipping sector to grow, evolve and transform – ideally whilst also maintaining a focus on efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

But how can companies be sure they are evolving in the right way? Rapid transformation brings great challenges. What to invest in? Should you build from within or buy from outside? Who to work with? Where to prioritise focus? How to communicate these changes with both internal and external stakeholders? And what of the people and talent that underpin all of this?

SMN Rotterdam 2023 will provide an executive forum to review and accelerate action for sustainable growth in Maritime’s Digital Economy. Join us to be part of the conversation around the future of maritime's digital era. For more details please contact cathy.hodge@smartmaritimenetwork.com
Conference Sponsors
Supporting collaboration in the maritime technology sector
Smart Maritime Conferences Global Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Technology Display Zone Partners

With an expert line up ready to share their knowledge and experience:

  • Saskia Mureau, Director Logistics & Digital, Port of Rotterdam
  • Bjorn Orving, Head of Digital, Maersk Tankers
  • Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President, Inmarsat Maritime
  • Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General, CLECAT
  • James Wroe, Head of Hub Investment & Integration, APM Terminals
  • Jonas Dalgaard Hoffmann, Investment Director, J. Lauritzen A/S
  • Alastair Horrocks, Director Corporate Finance, KPMG
  • Que Tran, Regional CIO / Head of IT, Europe, DP World
  • Mare Straetmans, Founder, Platform Zero
  • Karin Govaert, Owner/Director, Rivermaas B.V.
  • Jasper Schuringa, Head of Corporate Venturing, Damen Maritime Ventures
  • Sander Haas, Head of Business Engineering & Transformation, Samskip
  • Gabriele Dadò, Commercial Director, Safetytech Accelerator
  • Peter Schellenberger, Vice President Supply Chain, Thome Ship Management
  • Frank Paleokrassas, Head of Data Governance & Analytics, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Jaco Voorspuij, Vice Chairman, International Taskforce Port Call Optimization
  • Martijn Thijsen, Head of Ecosystem & Platform Play, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Port of Rotterdam
  • Dita Bruijn, Director North Sea, P&O Ferries
  • Christel Pullens, Strategic Advisor, PortXL
  • Erik Hofmeester, Head of Vessel Management, Samskip
  • Nico De Cauwer, Business Architect Digitalisation & Port Community Projects, Port of Antwerp-Bruges
  • Fabian Feldhaus, Co-Founder & MD, Flagship Founders
  • Grant Hunter, Director Standards, Innovation & Research, BIMCO
  • Mark Noordhoek Hegt, CEO, NxtPort International
  • Liam FitzPatrick, Partner, Donhead Consultants
  • Mark Warner, Strategic Content and Partnerships Director, Lloyd’s Register
  • Bill Dobie, Founder & CEO, SEDNA
  • Benjamin Weber, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Mike Powell, Founder/Director, Cardinal Point Marine
  • Klaas Koetje, Maritime Data Specialist, One Maritime Data Standard (OMDS)
  • Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, 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 // 15 February 2023

  • Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President, Inmarsat Maritime
    Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President, Inmarsat Maritime 11.10 AM

    Maritime Connectivity Strategy: Enabling Decarbonisation, Digitalisation and Crew Welfare

  • Session: The Role of Standardisation & Collaboration in Global Trade
  • Panel Discussion 2: The Maritime Digital Economy – Investment, Implementation, Barriers, and Prospects
    Panel Discussion 2: The Maritime Digital Economy – Investment, Implementation, Barriers, and Prospects 11.35 AM

    • Build, buy, partner?
    • What influences decisions to invest?
    • How to measure returns on financial input
    • Push/pull barriers to investment and technology adoption


    Hosted by: Alastair Horrocks, Director Corporate Finance, KPMG
    Panellists include:
    Jonas Dalgaard Hoffmann, Investment Director, J. Lauritzen A/S
    Fabian Feldhaus, Co-Founder & MD, Flagship Founders
    Karin Govaert, Owner/Director, Rivermaas B.V.
    Jasper Schuringa, Head of Corporate Venturing, Damen Maritime Ventures

  • Panel Discussion 3: How is Technology Fuelling Global Trade
    Panel Discussion 3: How is Technology Fuelling Global Trade 12.20 PM

    • A look at blockchain, ebls, and smart contracts
    • The role of data exchange and sharing in the global supply chain


    Hosted by: Grant Hunter, Director Standards, Innovation & Research, BIMCO
    Jaco Voorspuij, Vice Chairman, International Taskforce Port Call Optimization
    Mark Noordhoek Hegt, CEO, NxtPort International
    Klaas Koetje, Maritime Data Specialist, One Maritime Data Standard (OMDS)
    Further panellists to be announced

  • Lunch
    Lunch 1.00 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.

  • Roundtable Discussion Groups – Hosted by our Partners
    Roundtable Discussion Groups – Hosted by our Partners 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 and will last 50-minutes 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 8 table discussions to choose from. Delegates are sent the list in advance and invited to choose the table they would most like to join. There will be some “free style” tables for open discussion too.

  • Short Break for Delegates to Return to Seats
    Short Break for Delegates to Return to Seats 3.15 PM
  • Panel Discussion 4: How is Digitalisation Transforming the Maritime Industry – How are Companies Adapting to Change and Collaborating across the Supply Chain
    Panel Discussion 4: How is Digitalisation Transforming the Maritime Industry – How are Companies Adapting to Change and Collaborating across the Supply Chain 3.45 PM

    • How collaboration rather than competition propels growth

    Hosted by:
    Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network
    Panellists include:
    Martijn Thijsen, Head of Ecosystem & Platform Play, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Port of Rotterdam
    James Wroe, Head of Hub Investment & Integration, APM Terminals
    Nico De Cauwer, Business Architect Digitalisation & Port Community Projects, Port of Antwerp-Bruges
    Gabriele Dadò, Commercial Director, Safetytech Accelerator
    Bill Dobie, Founder & CEO, SEDNA

  • Liam FitzPatrick, Partner, Donhead Consultants
    Liam FitzPatrick, Partner, Donhead Consultants 4.30 PM

    Communicating to Transform
    • Tech alone doesn’t deliver Transformation – it’s about engagement
    • Five golden rules of behaviour change we can all follow
    • Reviewing best practices

  • Panel Discussion 5: The Role of Leadership in Accelerating (Digital) Innovation
    Panel Discussion 5: The Role of Leadership in Accelerating (Digital) Innovation 4.55 PM

    • How leaders can drive and accelerate innovation in their organisations
    • How important is training and talent development – what is the role of people in all of this?
    • The value of diversity and inclusion
    • The power of purpose in driving transformation


    Hosted by: Mike Powell, Founder/Director, Cardinal Point Marine
    Panellists include:
    Christel Pullens, Strategic Advisor, PortXL
    Dita Bruijn, Director North Sea, P&O Ferries
    Frank Paleokrassas, Head of Data Governance & Analytics, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
    Que Tran, Regional CIO/Head of IT, Europe, DP World
    Sander Haas, Head of Business Engineering & Transformation, Samskip
    Saskia Mureau, Director Logistics & Digital, Port of Rotterdam

  • Conclusions, followed by the SMN Rotterdam Networking Party
    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

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Conference Sponsors
Supporting collaboration in the maritime technology sector
Smart Maritime Conferences Global Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Technology Display Zone Partners

Venue

SS Rotterdam

3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25
3072 AM Rotterdam
Please use this link to book your room. 

Registration

Shipping Company VIP Pass

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  • 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

695
  • Delegate pass for admission to all conference sessions, and the evening Networking Party. (Discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings.)

With thanks to the Smart Maritime Council

Smart Maritime Network Rotterdam - Event Partners