The SMN Vision
Following on from our Smart Maritime Network conferences in Athens, Tokyo and Copenhagen, the final SMN event for 2019 will take place in Singapore.
The goal of the conference is to bring together this maritime hub's transportation chain stakeholders to discuss the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among those working in 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.
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 demonstrate their products and services to the audience and explain how they are working towards a smarter, more joined-up future of shipping.
The conference proceedings will be followed by a Networking Party at the end of the day at the Marina Mandarin hotel, kindly sponsored by Inmarsat, to further enable discussion and partnerships between all those attending.
Conference Agenda // November 28, 2019
- Registration and Refreshments 8.30 AM
- Introduction & Welcome from Smart Maritime Network 9.10 AM
Cathy Hodge, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Maritime Network
- Opening Notes from Conference Chair 9.15 AM
Welcome to the day's events
SESSION 1: The Smart Maritime Network
Evolving Business Models for an Evolving Industry
Across the maritime and transport sectors we have seen a number of collaborative initiatives, or ecosystems, emerging recently – all designed to alleviate complex challenges and create a more streamlined and efficient industry.
This session will investigate how innovative technologies are creating opportunities for new entrants to become part of the maritime landscape and form partnerships with existing players, how these changes are contributing to a safer and more efficient industry, and the subsequent impact on finance and investment in the sector.
- Kenneth Lim, Chief Technology Officer, MPA (Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) 9.25 AM
Keynote Address: How Cooperation in Digitalisation and Standardisation will Lead to Increased Interoperability
- What is the value in creating standards for the exchange of data between different technology systems?
- Stefano Poli, VP Business Develpment, Inmarsat Maritime 9.50 AM
IoT Innovation for Enhanced Cross-Industry Connectivity
- Chakib Abi Saab, Chief Technology Officer, OSM Maritime Group 10.15 AM
Smart Networks for Smarter Shipping
- Standardisation and interoperability with a connected Planned Maintenance Systems
- Upcoming IoT and predictive analytics in the shipping industry
- How new technologies will support industry efforts related to decarbonisation, performance, and safety
- Tea/Coffee Break 10.40 AM
- Loh Sin Yong, Director (Trade), Sectoral Transformation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) 11.00 AM
TradeTrust: Achieving Cross-Border Paperless Trade
-Development of Governance & Legal Frameworks, Standards, Accreditation Structure and future-ready Digital Infrastructure to facilitate the interoperability of electronic trade documents exchanged between different digital ecosystems for cross-border trade
- Dr Okan Duru, Director, Master of Maritime Studies, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Maritime Studies), Nanyang Technological University 11.25 AM
Blockchain Technology, Alliances and Liner Shipping: The Trio at the Junction
- TBC 11.50 AM
- Panel Discussion: The impact of Digitalisation on Maritime Business Models 12.15 PM
- How is technology disrupting our business and financial models?
- How can new entrants to the maritime sector can find their path through partnership models?
Panel Moderated by: Ronny Waage, Founder & Managing Director, Heron Advisory
Punit Oza, Vice President, Head of Processes, Systems & Competence, Klaveness Asia Pte Ltd
Dr. Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development, Academic Director, International Trading Institute
Kelvin Tan, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, GTR VENTURES
- 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 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 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.
- Yanqing Li, Chairman ISO/TC8 and Convenor of TC8 Smart Shipping Working Group 3.15 PM
The Development of a Standardisation Roadmap for Smart Shipping
- Panel Discussion: Creating Value for Technology Users 3.40 PM
- How do you demonstrate the value of technology systems to companies that have become used to operating in a low-tech environment?
- Understanding the users’ perspective
- How new entrants to the maritime sector can find their path through partnership models?
Panel Moderated by: Kris Kosmala, Partner, Click & Connect
Kenny Rogers, Former Head, Aurora Tankers
Andy Hamflett, Director, NLA International Ltd.
- Tea/Coffee Break 4.20 PM
SESSION 2: 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?
- Global Industry Initiatives – Public Private Collaboration Explored 4.40 PM
- Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy 5.05 PM
Embracing Port Digitalisation – Digital Platforms for Port Call Optimisation
- Panel Discussion: The Smart Maritime Council 5.30 PM
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 2019 Smart Maritime Council meeting series, held in London, Athens, Oslo, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Singapore.
- Conclusions, followed by the SMN Singapore Networking Party 6.00 PM
Summary of conference conclusions followed by the SMN Singapore Networking Party - at Atrium Lounge, Marina Mandarin
Kindly sponsored by Inmarsat
Chief Technology Officer,
MPA (Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore)
Kenneth Lim is the Chief Technology Officer of the MPA, seconded from the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), where he held the role of Cluster Director of the Finance, National Development and Transport clusters. Mr Lim has previously also worked at PSA and CrimsonLogic before joining the public sector in 2011.
Chakib Abi Saab,
Chief Technology Officer,
OSM Maritime Group
Chakib Abi Saab joined OSM in 2017 as Program Director of New Technologies (NEXT) for the Technical Management department, becoming group CTO in July 2018. He has previously held technology leadership roles in North and South America, Asia and The Middle East with Baker Hughes Inc, and was global Chief Digital Officer for Bumi Armada Berhad.
Loh Sin Yong,
Director of Trade, Trade & Connectivity Cluster, IMDA
At IMDA Loh Sin Yong is responsible for supporting trade sectors (Wholesale Trade, Trade Finance, and Logistics) in using ICM technologies to enhance their competitiveness. He has more than 25 years of experience in Trade Facilitation, Logistics, and Maritime domains, working in the China, South East Asia and South Asia markets.
Dr Okan Duru,
Director, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Maritime Studies),
Nanyang Technological University
Dr. Duru is a scholar in the shipping business, forecasting and decision-making fields. Dr Duru completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, with a dissertation titled 'Economic Analysis on the Long term assessment of Dry Bulk Shipping'.
Founder & Managing Director,
Ronny has spent more than a decade working in the maritime industry in Europe and Asia, in areas such as shipowning, chartering, and marine services, as well as startup companies and consulting services. He holds a Double Masters degree in International Business and International Management.
Dr. Annie Koh,
Vice President, Office of Business Development, Academic Director,
International Trading Institute
Dr Annie Koh is Academic Director for the International Trading Institute. Her previous portfolios at Singapore Management University included positions as Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education.
Vice President, Head of Processes, Systems & Competence,
Klaveness Asia Pte Ltd
Punit Oza has more than 26 years of experience in Dry Bulk Shipping, having begun his career with Precious Shipping. He has also worked with companies such as Noble Chartering, Astra Shipping and Aries Shipbroking, and has been with Torvald Klaveness since 2007.
Kenny Rogers left his role as head of Aurora Tankers 2019. He is a career shipping executive with over 30 years of experience in management roles at companies such as OMI Corp, Carnival Corporation, Seabulk International, SEACOR and privately held Asian company IMC, with particular expertise in the tanker sector.
Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer,
Passionate about co-creating new ventures and innovating new business models with founders, owners and corporates. Laser focused on building for commercial profitability.
Proven areas of competencies include: infrastructure, venture capital, trade & trade finance, economic development
Click & Connect
Kris Kosmala is a Partner at Click & Connect, having previously worked as General Manager Asia Pacific at Quintiq. Kris has international experience across North and South America and Asia Pacific, using innovative technologies to improve shipping and logistics efficiency, improve net margin contributions from operations, and reduce environmental impact.
NLA International Ltd.
Supporting the growth and take-up of innovative technologies in the Blue Economy.
Specialities: Market research. Fundraising. Business Growth. Strategic communications. Consortium, stakeholder and community engagement. Utilising Big Data and technology for social impact. Policy development. Organisational development.
Andy Lane is an expert in the Containerised Transportation industry, with experience in Liner Shipping & Container Terminal Operations, specialising in the interface between these two areas. He has worked on process improvements, integrations and cost efficiency initiatives, often focusing on annual spends in excess of US$500 million.
Marina Mandarin Hotel
6 Raffles Blvd,
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 until October 28, 2019, €625 thereafter. Discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings)