Outline Agenda*

*Please note topics/timings may be subject to alteration. Draft only.

0815 - Registration Opens

0900 - Welcome from Conference Chair
click for bioNeville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications

Neville SmithNeville Smith is a maritime media consultant with shipping industry clients across communications, navigation, IT and marine products and services. A mariptime journalist for 16 years and a former deputy editor of daily maritime newspaper Lloyd's List, he works for clients on messaging, positioning and campaign delivery across print and electronic media as well as blogging at www. maritimeinsight.com on current and future trends in communications and technology.

0910 - Opening Insight: Digital Innovation in Practice

  • Transforming the maritime landscape
  • Creating a call to action
click for bioJon Key, Director of Strategy, Innovation and Transformation, V.Group

Jon KeySenior executive with proven track record of working with CEOs, their leadership teams, senior management and the front line to create value for customers and shareholders of large, complex, global organisations.

Currently responsible for strategy, the digital and innovation agenda and delivery of the transformation programme for V.Group, a global marine support services provider.

Formerly Head of central Business Enhancement team at Babcock International, a leading global engineering support services company which delivers critical and complex asset management to the marine, nuclear, land and air sectors.

Formerly Strategy and Transformation Director at Royal Mail, a large complex organisation, operating critical national infrastructure with a large, distributed workforce. Worked side-by-side with senior executives, management and the front line on strategy, large scale transformation and cultural change. Also responsible for new revenue opportunities and innovation and data services.

Spent first 12 years of career in strategy consulting with Mars and Bain and Company on strategy, organisation and transformation projects including extensive experience of the marine, energy and logistics sectors but also generalist experience of consumer, retail and telecommunications.

Experience of a wide range of business issues across multiple industries and geographies in the marine, energy, engineering support services, logistics and manufacturing sectors within private equity, government and corporate organisations.

Specialties: Strategy, performance improvement, organisation, transformation, within marine, nuclear, energy, logistics and engineering support services sectors. Plus extensive Private Equity due diligence and portfolio company work for large and small PE funds in industrial and other sectors.

Round the world yachtsman and qualified skipper. Marathon runner also competing in cross country and track.

Session 1

The Maritime Satcom Summit
Sessions to include:

  • Standardising, securing and automating your network in the new connected era
  • Next generation satellite communications
  • Communicating change: How will satellite communications power the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • A pipeline for growth: Delivering connectivity in the Big Data era

0935 - Standardising, Securing and Automating your Network in the New Connected Era
click for bioDaven Ong, Key Account Manager, Marlink

Daven OngDaven Ong is the Key Account Manager responsible for development of business in the Asia Pacific region for Marlink, the global innovative provider of satellite-enabled solutions.

Based in Singapore, Daven has spent the last 9 years within the APAC Satcom industry, working across multiple satellite principals and service providers in the region. He mainly handles both direct and indirect sales activities for the merchant maritime sector.

He started his career in the telecom industry, spanning across different sectors such as consumer products, carrier related business and finally settled in satellite communications.

1000 - Next Generation Satellite Communications

  • Communicating change: How will satellite communications impact the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • Developing connectivity: Powering research and development for growth
click for bioWouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager, Maritime Line of Business, Iridium

Wouter DeknopperWouter Deknopper brings 20 years of experience in the Satellite Industry to his position as Iridium's Vice-President and General Manager Maritime Business. He is responsible for bringing new services and products to the maritime market in alignment with Iridium's initiatives while attuned to the needs of the end-users in these industries.

Wouter began his career in the satellite market with SAIT Communications and then joined Marlink, previously part of Telenor, before coming to Iridium in 2005 as Director EMEA & Russia. Wouter has extensive knowledge and experience in business development, consulting, project and partner management in IoT applications, land-mobile, aviation and maritime.

Wouter holds a Master's degree in Social and Political Sciences from KU Leuven in Belgium and an Advanced Master's degree in European Law from the University Jean-Moulin III Lyon in France.

NSSLGlobal1025 - Tea/Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by NSSLGlobal

1050 - The Evolution of Maritime VSAT
click for bioMason Ng, Head of APAC Technical Support, Intellian Technologies

Mason NgBiography pending





1115 - The Maritime Satcom Summit: Panel Discussion

  • Delivering Connectivity in the Big Data Era – Challenges and Opportunities
Moderated by:
click for bioRob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship

Rob O’DwyerRob O'Dwyer, Editor of Digital Ship, has been a maritime IT journalist since 2005. He has a Master's degree in business and law from University College Dublin and was previously a commercial writing consultant in Seoul, South Korea.

Rob was also previously Editor of Port Finance International.

Panellists include:
click for bioSharon Ong, Sales Director Asia Pacific, Marlink

Sharon OngSharon Ong is Marlink’s Sales Director Asia Pacific. She is responsible for the development of business in the Asia-Pacific region for Marlink, the largest technology-independent satellite communication and digital solutions provider serving the maritime market.

Sharon has a successful academic background including a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology with a double major in Data Communications and Information Systems. Furthermore, she completed a diploma in 2002 in Internet Computing, Data Communications and Networks with a background on Cisco Networks.

Prior to joining Marlink, she started her career as an IT Consultant, where she was responsible for providing consulting services for application solutions and software.

Sharon joined Marlink in 2009. With over 9 years’ experience in the IT sector and with her strong knowledge and experience in IT and data communications, Sharon is able to offer valuable advice and support and as part of the Singapore Sales team, helps to reinforce the leadership position of Marlink in maritime satellite communications.

click for bioNick Dukakis, Head of Business Development, Speedcast

Nick DukakisCurrently working for Speedcast and living in Singapore, Nick is heading up Strategic Business Development. His prior role in Speedcast was Vice President of Maritime and Offshore services worldwide. Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the IT, Telecom and Satellite communications industries, having worked for different companies, ranging from start-ups to large multi-national corporations, including Inmarsat, BT, Cable & Wireless, Equant, Orange Business Services. Nick has held numerous senior executive positions over the years, including managing business units, sales and marketing teams, strategic planning and business development, consultancy, channel partners and vendors management. Nick holds a BSc degree in Computer Science and a post-graduate MSc degree in Communications, Data Networks and Distributed Systems, from University of London.

click for bioShengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime

Shengwei QianShengwei Qian is Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific of Inmarsat Maritime. Shengwei has over 20 years’ experience in maritime Satellite communication, starting his Satellite communication work in Station 12, KPN Telecom in the Netherlands and mainly focusing on the communication solution for the merchant shipping industry.

He has been working in the same area for the last 20 years, following the company merge and acquisition: Station 12, Xantic, Stratos and now with Inmarsat, and involved in all technology development and solution in the area: from Telex, Fax, Email now to full internet service for both business applications and crew communications on vessels by using Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Shengwei has an MBA degree from Nyenrode University, the Netherlands Business School and Master of Material Science from Chinese Academy of Science.

With further panellists to be announced.

1200 - The Innovation and Ideas Lunch Break
kindly sponsored by

Dualog

Pioneering start-up companies will showcase their initiatives on the exhibition floor during the lunch break. Don't miss it!

Presented by:

Walter Hannemann

Walter Hannemann
Product Manager

During the lunch break, and in the Exhibition Zone, we will showcase innovation in the maritime sector, with a session dedicated to start-up companies. We are looking to provide a platform for shipping companies to learn more about new entrants to the market and understand how new initiatives are changing the maritime landscape.

1230 - Demos will be given by up to 4 different companies, including:

click for bioJohn Hahn, CEO & Co-founder, Ocean Freight Exchange

John HahnJohn Hahn is CEO and Co-founder of Ocean Freight Exchange (www.theofe.com).

John’s previous roles include Managing Director at Noble Group and Trader at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, two of the world’s largest commodity trading companies. He was awarded the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Scholarship twice and has served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve for many years. John is an honors graduate from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Anjan is a regular marathon runner, a permaculturist and a meditator. He is married and has 2 young sons and resides between Singapore and Barcelona.

click for bioAnjaney Borwankar, Co-Founder and CSO, Navozyme

Anjaney BorwankarAnjan is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive with specialised expertise in topics related to digital transformation. On behalf of IESE Business School (ranked #1 in the world by Financial Times for Executive Education), Anjan co-designed and led the first “Digital Mindset” executive training program for senior leaders in Singapore in 2015. He has over two decades of global management experience. with prestigious organizations such as McKinsey & Company, A.P.Moller (Maersk) and IESE Business School. He has lived and worked in Spain, India, Singapore, UK, Sri Lanka and Serbia.

Current professional positions;

> Co-founder & Chief Strategist at Navozyme Pte Ltd, Singapore
> Co-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee at EuroCham, Singapore
> Partner at Heywood & Sons, a corporate venture builder headquartered in London
> Advisor to IESE Business School, Southeast Asia & India

Education:

> Bachelor´s degree in Nautical Sciences from T.S. Chanakaya, Mumbai University , Runner´s Up prize for the prestigious President´s Gold Medal.
> MBA from IESE Business School (ranked #1 in the world for its Executive Education and #10 in the world for its MBA as per Financial Times rankings).
> Oxford Blockchain Strategy Certification

Anjan is a regular marathon runner, a permaculturist and a meditator. He is married and has 2 young sons and resides between Singapore and Barcelona.

click for bioNidhi Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Portcast

Nidhi GuptaNidhi Gupta is an experienced strategy and logistics professional. She has a decade of leadership and C-level consulting experience in Asia Pacific with the Deutsche Post DHL group. She has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering. Nidhi is passionate about digitisation and innovation in the supply chain and logistics industry. She is currently the co-founder of Portcast, a logistics technology start-up in Singapore which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide predictive analytics for logistics and maritime companies.

click for bioKevin Peng, Founder and MD, Brightree

Kevin Peng* Kevin Peng, Co-Founder and MD of Brightree
* > 5 years experience in Marine IoT
* Holds an MBA from Nanyang Business School
* Developed first Inmarsat BGAN M2M terminal for Schlumberger

This will continue in the conference room, with a panel discussion designed to provide start-ups with the opportunity to engage and share their plans with our audience of ship operators.

1315 - Innovation and Ideas Panel Discussion
Moderated by:
click for bioWalter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog

Walter HannemannWith a “can do” attitude, bridging business and IT is my passion. I have a clear focus on solving business problems with use of IT – be that due to innovation, crisis, growth or change - better yet if together. With an unparalleled capacity of zooming-in into critical areas while not losing the overview and the overall goal, I can lead and engage to deliver results. As a person, I am:
- Curious. As a kid, I often got in trouble for always taking stuff apart to see how it worked. I've been the one always asking "Why? Why? Why?" Well, I'm still the one always asking "Why? Why? Why?"
- Empathetic. I understand what people need, sometimes even when they themselves don't or can't find the right words.
- Creative. Not "artsy-creative" like with pencils and paint - but "problem-solver creative", able to combine concepts and ideas to create new approaches and solutions.
- I like people. I get along with people but I am also not afraid to challenge (and clever enough to do so without getting into a fist-fight) - and technology on itself is never the ultimate goal.
- A doer. Constantly refining the balance of "perfection is the enemy of done". And good at doing un-fun work to push a project to completion.

Panellists include:
click for bioRonny Waage, Founder & MD, Heron Advisory

Ronny WaageRonny is a seasoned business executive with more than ten years’ experience from the maritime industry in Europe and APAC. He has worked across a wide spectrum of the industry including shipowning, chartering and marine insurance as well as startups and consulting services.

He currently holds the following positions:
- Founder and Managing Director of Heron Advisory
- Instructor and Mentor for the PIER71 Accelerate programme organised by MPA and NUS Enterprise
- Regional Commercial Representative in Singapore and APAC for Simplifai
- Advisor and Mentor to the Katapult Ocean Accelerator programme
- Advisor to NOR-Shipping 2019

He holds a Double Master degree in International Business and International Management from the Norwegian School of Economics and the CEMS programme, as well as a minor in Entrepreneurship from the Norwegian Entrepreneurship Programme and the National University of Singapore. He is also a former Committee Member of the Singapore Shipping Association.

click for bioJarrod Ho, Business Development, PortXL

Jarrod HoJarrod Ho holds a Master of Maritime Economics and Logistics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a Bachelors in Maritime Business and Logistics from the University of Plymouth. With more than 17 years of industry experience - from maritime logistics, shipping finance, shipbrokering to shipbuilding - he has spearheaded projects in major maritime companies like Eastport and Royal IHC. Jarrod is currently the Business Development Manager at PortXL, bridging innovation between maritime corporates and startups.

click for bioJohn Hahn, CEO & Co-founder, Ocean Freight Exchange

John HahnJohn Hahn is CEO and Co-founder of Ocean Freight Exchange (www.theofe.com).

John’s previous roles include Managing Director at Noble Group and Trader at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, two of the world’s largest commodity trading companies. He was awarded the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Scholarship twice and has served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve for many years. John is an honors graduate from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Anjan is a regular marathon runner, a permaculturist and a meditator. He is married and has 2 young sons and resides between Singapore and Barcelona.

click for bioAnjaney Borwankar, Co-Founder and CSO, Navozyme

Anjaney BorwankarAnjan is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive with specialised expertise in topics related to digital transformation. On behalf of IESE Business School (ranked #1 in the world by Financial Times for Executive Education), Anjan co-designed and led the first “Digital Mindset” executive training program for senior leaders in Singapore in 2015. He has over two decades of global management experience. with prestigious organizations such as McKinsey & Company, A.P.Moller (Maersk) and IESE Business School. He has lived and worked in Spain, India, Singapore, UK, Sri Lanka and Serbia.

Current professional positions;

> Co-founder & Chief Strategist at Navozyme Pte Ltd, Singapore
> Co-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee at EuroCham, Singapore
> Partner at Heywood & Sons, a corporate venture builder headquartered in London
> Advisor to IESE Business School, Southeast Asia & India

Education:

> Bachelor´s degree in Nautical Sciences from T.S. Chanakaya, Mumbai University , Runner´s Up prize for the prestigious President´s Gold Medal.
> MBA from IESE Business School (ranked #1 in the world for its Executive Education and #10 in the world for its MBA as per Financial Times rankings).
> Oxford Blockchain Strategy Certification

Anjan is a regular marathon runner, a permaculturist and a meditator. He is married and has 2 young sons and resides between Singapore and Barcelona.

click for bioNidhi Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Portcast

Nidhi GuptaNidhi Gupta is an experienced strategy and logistics professional. She has a decade of leadership and C-level consulting experience in Asia Pacific with the Deutsche Post DHL group. She has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering. Nidhi is passionate about digitisation and innovation in the supply chain and logistics industry. She is currently the co-founder of Portcast, a logistics technology start-up in Singapore which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide predictive analytics for logistics and maritime companies.lo

click for bioKevin Peng, Founder and MD, Brightree

Kevin Peng* Kevin Peng, Co-Founder and MD of Brightree
* > 5 years experience in Marine IoT
* Holds an MBA from Nanyang Business School
* Developed first Inmarsat BGAN M2M terminal for Schlumberger

With further panellists to be announced.


Session 2

Cyber Risk & Resilience
Sessions to include:

  • Safeguarding cyber security in an increasingly automated world
  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures
  • Building a consistent cyber security response plan
  • Real world maritime cyber threats and how to avoid them

1400 - Future Proofing against Maritime Cyber Threats

  • Identifying, determining, analysing and protecting
click for bioSteven Sim, Lead - Group IT Security Centre of Expertise, PSA International

Steven SimSteven Sim, a Senior Manager in PSA Singapore’s InfoComm & Technology Division, is the go-to for queries on Cyber Security. As part of his portfolio, he drove information security initiatives, developed security standards, risk managed security threats, performed vulnerability research, promoted security awareness and also led PSA Group's IT Security Centre of Expertise to franchise best practices to other PSA terminals around the globe.

He holds a Masters in Computing and is a certified CCISO, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, CISA and CISSP. He also held SANS GIAC GICSP certification in industrial control security, malware analysis, incident handling, perimeter protection and audit.

During his career, he developed a strategy for inexpensive automated containment of infected/vulnerable systems presented at FIRST conference aiding an NIQC gold win. Steven has also undertaken roles with various security associations including ISACA and SCS. At one point, he directed the setup of the largest honeynet project outside US. He was a finalist for the Leaders category in the Inaugural The Cybersecurity Awards 2018 held in Singapore and a runner up for the 30th run of the Honeynet Alliance Scan of the Month challenge.

1425 - Q&A Session: Safeguarding Cyber and Security in an Increasingly Automated World

  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures
  • Building a consistent cyber security response plan
  • Developing cyber competence and skills
Hosted by:
click for bioBhupesh Gandhi, Founder, Group Nautical

Bhupesh GandhiBiography pending.





Panellists include:
click for bioPeter Schellenberger, Managing Director OSERV Pte Ltd, Supply Chain and Services, OSM Maritime Group

Peter SchellenbergerPeter who hails from Germany has had regional management appointments in Asia for the past 28 years. His foray into shipping started with 8 years in Shipsupply in Singapore, after which he was called to look after Supply Chain, Marcas Procurement Pool and Global Agency Business for the V.Group out of Singapore. New appointment is to be MD of OSERV which provides Supply Chain and Maritime Services to OSM Group vessels and third parties out of Singapore.

click for bioSam Goh, Senior Lead Technologist, Lead Associate, Cyber, Booz Allen Hamilton

Sam GohSam Goh has 18 years of experience in IT & Information Security industry, of which he spent 12 years working in Australia, UK and Asia Pacific. He has worked primarily in Telecommunications, Banking, and last 6 years in Professional Services.

He has held several Information Security roles in the headquarters of various Fortune 500 Financial Services organization in Australia and United Kingdom, before starting his consultancy career as Principal Consultant for BT Security AMEA, Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Security Services APAC, before joining Booze Allen Hamilton as their Senior Lead Technologist in 2018.

Sam earned his Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) from The University of Melbourne, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Electronic-Crime Investigation from a Public-Private Partnership course from The University of Melbourne and Victoria Police’s Computer Crime Squad with straight distinctions. He also carries the following professional industry certification:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer (CPISI)
  • ISO27001 Information Security Management System Lead Auditor (ISMS LA)

For past 5 years, Sam also dedicated his free time to the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, he and a group of dedicated professionals setup and run a local non-profit Chapter under the globally recognized (ISC)2 since 2012. He is currently serving as the Advisor and Immediate Past President of the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter.

Session 3

The iShipping Revolution
Sessions to include:

  • Autonomous shipping and the digital twin: Evolution or revolution?
  • Collaboration in the Big Data Era
  • Harmonising digitalisation after e-Navigation
  • Putting digitalisation on the business agenda: Capitalising on digital innovation and leadership
  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future

1510 - Putting Digitalisation on the Business Agenda

  • Capitalising on digital innovation and leadership
click for bioOyvind Stordal, Head of Digital, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Oyvind StordalOyvind Is the Head of Digital in Wilhelmsen Ship Management. Oyvind Stordal is responsible for delivering effective digital proposition and strategies to support WSM’s goal to bring ship management into digital evolution. Prior to WSM, he was working in Strategy M&A department in Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding. He was instrumental in the development of the long term portfolio strategy for the Wilhelmsen group.

1535 - IoT in Shipping

  • Inmarsat 2018 research results
click for bioShengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime

Shengwei QianShengwei Qian is Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific of Inmarsat Maritime. Shengwei has over 20 years’ experience in maritime Satellite communication, starting his Satellite communication work in Station 12, KPN Telecom in the Netherlands and mainly focusing on the communication solution for the merchant shipping industry.

He has been working in the same area for the last 20 years, following the company merge and acquisition: Station 12, Xantic, Stratos and now with Inmarsat, and involved in all technology development and solution in the area: from Telex, Fax, Email now to full internet service for both business applications and crew communications on vessels by using Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Shengwei has an MBA degree from Nyenrode University, the Netherlands Business School and Master of Material Science from Chinese Academy of Science.

1600 - Tea/Coffee Break

1620 - Intuit Technology – The Way Forward

  • Defining the impact technology is having in improving the ship management processes and advantages towards safer and more efficient operations
click for bioVinay Gupta, Managing Director, UMMS Singapore

Vinay GuptaMr. Vinay Gupta is a marine engineer by profession and graduated from one of the premier Marine Engineering College, DMET, India in 1993. He joined active sea life and quickly rose to the rank of Chief Engineer in 2001. He stepped ashore in 2003 and joined one of the largest ship management companies in Hong Kong as a superintendent and was promoted as a Technical Manager in 2009.

In 2012, Mr. Gupta together with Kambara Kisen Co. started a ship management company, Union Marine Management Services with a vision to operate Clean, Safe and Happy Ships. The company presently manages 36 ships with offices in Singapore, Norway, India, Philippines and Vietnam. Transparency in operations has been the key differentiator for sustainable growth of the company that now manages 36 ships.

Mr. Gupta believes that the technology and human element go hand in hand to develop a system that can provide good quality service to the clients. With this vision, the company has invested right from the beginning in creating a system that is intuitive and innovative in every aspect. His ability to constantly improve the process and lead a team successfully has become a benchmark for his peers and a source of inspiration for his team.

1645 - The Future of Maritime Operations; Big Data Management, Digital Supply Networks and Blockchain
Presented and Moderated by:
click for bioKelvin Wong, Blockchain Delivery Leader, Deloitte Consulting

Kelvin WongKelvin has over 15 years of consulting and system implementation experiences across various industries, but predominantly in financial services. He has been leading all Blockchain project delivery for the Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab in Deloitte. With his deep Blockchain expertise and project delivery experiences, he has successfully deployed a number of Blockchain platforms in production, including trade finance platform, bancassurance partnership, supply chain traceability, logistics digitization, etc. He is involved from the conceptualization, solution architecting, governance model design, software development, to on-going operations.

1710 - Closing Session and Panel Discussion: Transitioning to a Digital Future
Moderated by:
click for bioYariv Zghoul, Founder, JiBe

Yariv ZghoulMr. Zghoul has founded JiBe after identifying a deep gap in the approach shipping companies experience in IT compared to equal size enterprises in the corporate world. The rapid success of JiBe confirmed the expansion of the trend into web-based fully integrated ERP systems, machine learning and later into crypto payments and information sharing. Prior to founding JiBe in 2013, Mr. Zghoul was the Co-Founder and President of SeaChange Maritime. SeaChange has developed a fleet of over 20 vessels and has built an end to end ship management company in Singapore. Prior to founding SeaChange, Mr. Zghoul worked for Ofer family in both Singapore and later in the US as part of an acquisition team in the offshore terminal segment. Prior to that, in 1999 Mr. Zghoul founded and headed Synergy Ventures, a New York based Venture Capital fund, focused on business to business web applications and Enterprise Software.

Mr. Zghoul has an L.L.B. Degree in Law, graduated 1998, as well as an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University graduated 2002.

Panellists include:
click for bioShen Lee Loh, Regional Manager, Vendor Management, Stolt Nielsen

Shen Lee LohMr Loh Shen Lee has significant years of experience, knowledge and skills in global operations, supply chain, logistics, strategic sourcing, procurement gained through operational, management, consulting and leadership roles in companies like ExxonMobil, SABIC, Saudi Aramco, Shell-Sumitomo JV, Neptune Orient Lines, Stolt, Noble.

He is an APICS Certified Trainer & Lecturer, SIM Global Education/Singapore Logistics Association/Singapore Manufacturing Federation and has an MBA in International Business with Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Train the Trainer, Learning Dynamics for Instructors from APICS, The Association for Operations Management, USA. He is well versed with Asia Pacific, Middle East/Africa, Europe, Americas.

click for bioNinad Mhatre, Deputy Managing Director, Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Ninad MhatreCapt. Ninad Sharad Mhatre is a Master Mariner by profession, having started his maritime career in 1979 and then served in ascending ranks on merchant vessels until receiving comm and as Master on board. He has worked on a wide variety of vessels, including bulk carriers, tankers, container vessels, dry reefer vessels, and specialized trade vessels. He served at sea for 20 years, before taking on shore responsibilities in Singapore based ship-owning companies, in 2000. During his shore tenure, he has worked in various roles including shipboard safety auditing, supervision and take-over of new-buildings (in Japan), and working in Marine Safety & Quality, Chartering & Operations departments.

Capt. Mhatre is currently Senior Vice President (Commercial & Operations) with Rickmers Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, which is part of the Rickmers Group based in Hamburg. His main responsibilities include shipboard operations, customer management (Charterers and Owners), commercial contracts management and marine insurance management. Capt. Mhatre has been actively involved in the project to equip Rickmers fleet vessel with satellite communicatians facilities to improve operational efficiency as well as provide crew with internet access on board. He has also been actively involved with Rickmers projects involving adoption of digitalization in shipboard documentation and processes, through active collaboration with industry partners.

click for bioKelvin Wong, Blockchain Delivery Leader, Deloitte Consulting

Kelvin WongKelvin has over 15 years of consulting and system implementation experiences across various industries, but predominantly in financial services. He has been leading all Blockchain project delivery for the Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab in Deloitte. With his deep Blockchain expertise and project delivery experiences, he has successfully deployed a number of Blockchain platforms in production, including trade finance platform, bancassurance partnership, supply chain traceability, logistics digitization, etc. He is involved from the conceptualization, solution architecting, governance model design, software development, to on-going operations.

With further panellists to be announced.

Marlink1755 - Conclusions, Followed by Networking Drinks Reception until 1900 Kindly Sponsored by Marlink

*Please note topics and titles may be subject to amend. The organiser reserves the right to make changes to this agenda without notice or penalty.

For more information on speakers and agenda please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com