08:30 Registration over a cup of coffee and tea

09:15 Welcome from the Chairman
click for bioCapt Jitesh Jaipuriyar, CEO, Bostomar Shipping

Capt Jitesh JaipuriyarCapt Jitesh is a Master mariner who has versatile experiences for more than two decades spanning more than 50 countries in 5 continents in shipping industry. His work experiences vary from manufacturing tires to managing complex shipping terrain, commanding 110,000 tons plus ships and turning-around organizations while challenging the status-quo in top MNCs to facilitating change.

He is full time MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Black belt in Six Sigma. He founded many companies till date with revenues exceeding USD 200 million. His enterprise Bostomar is a dry bulk shipping company which caters to fortune 500 companies such as large steel mills, power plants and commodity traders. Bostomar has also been involved in an innovative blockchain project on marine fuel.

Lately, Capt Jitesh is busy driving tech company called NAVOZYME which is poised to disrupt maritime industry through digital transformation by usage of the blockchain technology. Navozyme is doing several “Proof of concepts” and also “Pilot Projects” with many industry leaders and governments alike. Navozyme is also part of worldwide Consortia to.

He is recipient of several awards. Lately he was given honorary doctorate award by Royal Institute of Maritime management Singapore for his accomplishments. He has great interest in academia and is invited as guest lecturer by NUS. He is often invited as speaker in many forums and sits on advisory board of various firms.

Session 1: What does digital transformation mean for 2020?

09:20 – 09:40 Presentation: Before, between and now. Digitisation of ships before 2000, between 2001-2015 and now for ship managers, owners and charterers
click for bioAnanthashankar Guruswamy, Marine ICT Manager, Lilly Shipping

Ananthashankar GuruswamyWith over 30 years of experience, working on various projects involving the implementation of onboard IT, Communication system, building databases and digitization of documents with expert domain knowledge from ship building till Green ship recycling.

Having worked with individuals from over 25 nationalities and travelled to 35 countries, confident with team building and relationship in collaborative skills to smoothly implement management systems on various ship types.

Managed Vessel ICT teams in multiple locations for Operations, Development, and Support. Overseeing IT Service Management and IT Systems setup for multiple independent Business Units. Worked as Global head in operating from different parts of the world on strategy, building, maintaining and standardization. Overall, have the ability to service demanding areas of the business and identify a set of common platforms and applications that suit the business needs. Has been a key contributor to the overall business/IT strategy and is able to identify/deliver business benefits, establish ROI/TCO (Return on investment/ Total cost of ownership) to ensure that the business meets its strategic needs.

09:40 – 10:00 Presentation: Digital transformation – a goal or the beginning of a long journey?
click for bioNabil Ben Soussia, Vice President – Maritime, IEC Telecom Group

Nabil Ben SoussiaA high-performance leader with extensive experience in the MENA region, Nabil Ben Soussia joined IEC Telecom Group as Director of Technologies and Operations in 2008. In the capacity of Business Unit Director, Nabil played a key role in the opening of the Abu Dhabi office in 2011. In 2014, Nabil initiated the opening of a new office in Kazakhstan, and in the same year, he became Managing Director of the Middle East division.

In 2018, Nabil moved into the role of Group Vice President, and is responsible for the strategic vision and management of the maritime segment.

In his tenure so far, Nabil has been instrumental in earning international recognition for IEC Telecom, including Thuraya Best Performing SP Maritime (2014, 2018), YahClick Service Partner of the Year (2014), YahClick Innovation Excellence Award (2018), and many more.

10:00-10:35 Panel: What does digital transformation mean in 2020 for maritime ecosystem?
Moderator:
click for bioCapt Jitesh Jaipuriyar, CEO, Bostomar Shipping

Capt Jitesh JaipuriyarCapt Jitesh is a Master mariner who has versatile experiences for more than two decades spanning more than 50 countries in 5 continents in shipping industry. His work experiences vary from manufacturing tires to managing complex shipping terrain, commanding 110,000 tons plus ships and turning-around organizations while challenging the status-quo in top MNCs to facilitating change.

He is full time MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Black belt in Six Sigma. He founded many companies till date with revenues exceeding USD 200 million. His enterprise Bostomar is a dry bulk shipping company which caters to fortune 500 companies such as large steel mills, power plants and commodity traders. Bostomar has also been involved in an innovative blockchain project on marine fuel.

Lately, Capt Jitesh is busy driving tech company called NAVOZYME which is poised to disrupt maritime industry through digital transformation by usage of the blockchain technology. Navozyme is doing several “Proof of concepts” and also “Pilot Projects” with many industry leaders and governments alike. Navozyme is also part of worldwide Consortia to.

He is recipient of several awards. Lately he was given honorary doctorate award by Royal Institute of Maritime management Singapore for his accomplishments. He has great interest in academia and is invited as guest lecturer by NUS. He is often invited as speaker in many forums and sits on advisory board of various firms.

Panellists:
click for bioKenneth KS Lim, Chief Technology Officer, Singapore Maritime and Port Authority

Kenneth KS LimKenneth Lim is currently the Chief Technology Officer in Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), having worked at Government Technology Agency (GovTech) as Cluster Director. Kenneth has over 23-years of Technology career experience, starting his career as a programmer in PSA, to Vice President Technology Development, Trade & Logistics in CrimsonLogic and Senior Vice President Market Operations and IT in Energy Market Company before joining the public sector in 2011. His professional experience covered sectors in the Sea Port, Logistics IT and Energy industries.

Kenneth has also previously contributed his professional knowledge to various forums, including: Head of Singapore delegate to United Nation for Trade Facilitation, Council member of Singapore IT Federation (SITF), Rule Change Panel Member of the wholesale Electricity Market, Advisory Council member to e-Commerce and e-Fulfilment, Steering Committee member of Pan Asia E-Commerce Alliance.

click for bioSteen Brodsgaard Lund, CCO and Group CDO, Executive Ship Management

Steen Brodsgaard LundSteen Lund is the Chief Commercial Officer and Group Chief Digital Officer for Executive Ship Management.

2017-2019 Mr. Lund headed Radio Holland’s activities in Asia, leveraging his 30 years of experience in Asia, and grew the company’s portfolio of maritime Navigation, Communication and ICT services.

From 2010 Mr. Lund was based in Shanghai as Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific in Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Following the creation of DNV GL in 2013, Mr. Lund returned to Singapore to lead the region of the merged company until joining Radio Holland in October 2017.

Mr. Lund has held progressively senior positions in Denmark, Pakistan, Korea, India, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. He spent 21 years with A.P. Moller-Maersk, where he, among others, was responsible for the commercial and operational execution of the Maersk Line network and assets in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Middle East and East Africa.

Mr. Lund completed his studies in Shipping and Logistics with A.P. Moller-Maersk and has supplemented these with strategic leadership programs at Oxford University, Insead and IMD. He is a Council Member of the Singapore Shipping Association where he is Chairman of the Digital Transformation Committee as well as a past Chairman of the Technical Committee and a past Member of the Maritime Industry Advisory Committee of Singapore Maritime Academy. He is an Adjunct Fellow at the MPA Academy where he lectures on technology in the maritime industry.

Steen Lund is an Advisor to Rainmaking, Global Freight Exchange, Antler and C-LOG and an ardent advocate for digitalisation of the maritime industry.

He is married to Niki and has two sons.

click for bioNakul Malhotra, Vice President Technical Solutions & Marketing, Wilhelmsen Group

Nakul MalhotraAs Vice President Technical Solutions & Marketing, Marine Products for Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), Nakul is instrumental in the ongoing execution of the company’s digitalization strategy.

Supporting a renewed focus on customer co-creation and speed of execution for product development, along with customer experience innovations, such as Augmented Reality, IoT and many other technologies, Nakul is an active advocate of the positive role 3D printing, automation and robotics can play in operations.

Nakul combines a wealth of maritime sales, operations and management experience, with qualifications in marine engineering and direct seafaring experience from his years working as an engineer. A keen commentator on maritime innovation and digitalization, Nakul is a valued public speaker and industry panelist.

click for bioStephen Fletcher, Chief Commercial Officer, AXSMarine

Stephen FletcherSteve has been Chief Commercial Office for AXSMarine since 2006.

Steve started his 30 year career in shipping with the East Asiatic Company in London in 1987, pioneering the first container pooling organisation (Global Equipment Management) started by 15 Scandinavian shipping companies. He then headed overseas to Rio de Janeiro in 1993 for the next 5 years joining Transroll Navegacao's container & terminal management set-up. Starting in the dot-com boom he was instrumental in setting up Transamerica's Greybox on-line container interchange and slot swap businesses - later leveraging those successes to convince AAL/Tasman Orient/Swire/NZOL and Oldendorff to outsource all of their container logistics and procurement services to Greybox. Progressing further into digitalization, Steve successfully managed the introduction of digital transformative processes into container depots and terminals worldwide collecting container gate & maintenance messages electronically. With his globe-spanning career, after 3 years in Paris, he has since chosen Singapore as a maritime hub to plant his roots and continue to be driving the digitalisation initiative from here, growing his expertise in IT transformation for shipping, providing essential productivity tools to help the community to be more effective and efficient in the digital age.

10:35-11:10 Panel: What does digital transformation mean in 2020 embracing digital culture internally?
Moderator:
click for bioCapt Jitesh Jaipuriyar, CEO, Bostomar Shipping

Capt Jitesh JaipuriyarCapt Jitesh is a Master mariner who has versatile experiences for more than two decades spanning more than 50 countries in 5 continents in shipping industry. His work experiences vary from manufacturing tires to managing complex shipping terrain, commanding 110,000 tons plus ships and turning-around organizations while challenging the status-quo in top MNCs to facilitating change.

He is full time MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Black belt in Six Sigma. He founded many companies till date with revenues exceeding USD 200 million. His enterprise Bostomar is a dry bulk shipping company which caters to fortune 500 companies such as large steel mills, power plants and commodity traders. Bostomar has also been involved in an innovative blockchain project on marine fuel.

Lately, Capt Jitesh is busy driving tech company called NAVOZYME which is poised to disrupt maritime industry through digital transformation by usage of the blockchain technology. Navozyme is doing several “Proof of concepts” and also “Pilot Projects” with many industry leaders and governments alike. Navozyme is also part of worldwide Consortia to.

He is recipient of several awards. Lately he was given honorary doctorate award by Royal Institute of Maritime management Singapore for his accomplishments. He has great interest in academia and is invited as guest lecturer by NUS. He is often invited as speaker in many forums and sits on advisory board of various firms.

Panellists:
click for bioPeter Schellenberger, Managing Director, 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 bioAnanthashankar Guruswamy, Marine ICT Manager, Lilly Shipping

Ananthashankar GuruswamyWith over 30 years of experience, working on various projects involving the implementation of onboard IT, Communication system, building databases and digitization of documents with expert domain knowledge from ship building till Green ship recycling.

Having worked with individuals from over 25 nationalities and travelled to 35 countries, confident with team building and relationship in collaborative skills to smoothly implement management systems on various ship types.

Managed Vessel ICT teams in multiple locations for Operations, Development, and Support. Overseeing IT Service Management and IT Systems setup for multiple independent Business Units. Worked as Global head in operating from different parts of the world on strategy, building, maintaining and standardization. Overall, have the ability to service demanding areas of the business and identify a set of common platforms and applications that suit the business needs. Has been a key contributor to the overall business/IT strategy and is able to identify/deliver business benefits, establish ROI/TCO (Return on investment/ Total cost of ownership) to ensure that the business meets its strategic needs.

click for bioPatric Desanti Fettkenheuer, General Manager, Head of Applications & Digitalisation, BW Group

Patric Desanti FettkenheuerBiography pending.

11:10-11:40 Networking Coffee Break

11:40- 12:00 Presentation: The shift - Digital transformation from Manual to Automated and now Digital software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the maritime industry
click for bioGlenn Edvardsen, Chief Executive Officer, VesselMan

Glenn EdvardsenChief executive and Co-Founder of VesselMan. +25 years international management experience in Marine and Offshore segments. In recent years working with digital strategy and start-up with a focus on transformation technology and technical management in shipping and offshore segments. Formerly Vice President and Head of shipping at StormGeo. Served as Chief Officer in the merchant marine Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Chartering Manager Grieg Group, Broker, Vice President Sales and Marketing ABB. Chairman roles with extensive achievements in generating business and value.

Have passion for marine and offshore business. Extensive knowledge working across cultures and business practices with a global footprint.

12:00- 12:20 Presentation: 20 years in 20 minutes
click for bioStephen Fletcher, Chief Commercial Officer, AXSMarine

Stephen FletcherSteve has been Chief Commercial Office for AXSMarine since 2006.

Steve started his 30 year career in shipping with the East Asiatic Company in London in 1987, pioneering the first container pooling organisation (Global Equipment Management) started by 15 Scandinavian shipping companies. He then headed overseas to Rio de Janeiro in 1993 for the next 5 years joining Transroll Navegacao's container & terminal management set-up. Starting in the dot-com boom he was instrumental in setting up Transamerica's Greybox on-line container interchange and slot swap businesses - later leveraging those successes to convince AAL/Tasman Orient/Swire/NZOL and Oldendorff to outsource all of their container logistics and procurement services to Greybox. Progressing further into digitalization, Steve successfully managed the introduction of digital transformative processes into container depots and terminals worldwide collecting container gate & maintenance messages electronically. With his globe-spanning career, after 3 years in Paris, he has since chosen Singapore as a maritime hub to plant his roots and continue to be driving the digitalisation initiative from here, growing his expertise in IT transformation for shipping, providing essential productivity tools to help the community to be more effective and efficient in the digital age.

12:20- 12:40 Presentation: RPA and IPA – Strategy and Common Use Cases
click for bioYu Chen Kuang, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

Yu Chen KuangYu Chen Kuang was from Deloitte Consulting and Arthur Andersen, specialising in strategic business planning, business process reengineering and supply chain management. He had spent 3 years in China with a Shanghai-based management consulting firm. Prior to this, Chen Kuang was from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, where he was involved in many national IT programmes such as the Singapore IT 2000 Masterplan, Singapore ONE and the Local Industry Upgrading Programme (IT LIUP). At NUS-ISS, he is involved with teaching and consultancy on BPR, BPM and ESB (Enterprise Social Business).

Session 2: Cyber Resilience – How to Make it Tangible and Easy

12:40-13:00 Presentation: Leveraging Onboard Deep Insights to Build & Maintain Agile Cyber Security Policies
click for bioThrasyvoulos Tampakakis, Technical Solutions Engineer, OTESAT_Maritel

Thrasyvoulos TampakakisThrasyvoulos Tampakakis joined OTESAT-MARITEL in 2016 and as part of his role, he focuses on innovative Solutions Engineering in the Maritime sector. In the past he has served several positions in the Telecom industry including Product Management, Corporate Networking Services Provisioning and Operational Team Coordination. Thrasyvoulos holds a M.Sc. (Hons) in Communication Systems and Networks from the University of Athens and an MBA (Hons) with major in Management of Telecommunication and New Technology Companies and Organizations, from Athens University of Economics and Business.

13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch

Session 3: Changing Role of IT Leadership

Session Chairman
click for bioKrishan Sharma, Managing Director, Comaea Consulting

Krishan SharmaKrishan has over 20 years of global experience in executive search, talent management, leadership development, business coaching, and human resources management. For the last 10 years, Krishan has been focusing on leadership development and talent management for a variety of industrial customers and professional services customers in the Asia Pacific and Europe. In addition, he has been responsible for managing a team of consultants for all offices of Comaea Consulting.

During his corporate career as VP HR for large shipping organizations such as Fleet Management (Singapore listed Noble Group), Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (two of the top four largest ship manager) and Norgas Carriers (the largest global Ethylene Shipping Company) Krishan handled the global crewing and HR operations. In these roles, he managed offices in several cities in India and a number of courtiers in Europe, FSU, and Asia including direct management of offices in India, China, Russia, Ukraine, and the Philippines serving a population of over 10 thousand seafarers as the global head of crewing.

Krishan has worked extensively in the fields of industrial management, human resources development and recruitment at a global scale. In his last assignment in executive search and talent management Krishan was heading international business and supporting about 50 international clients for their talent needs.

Krishan was a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa working with Prof James L Price, a leading organizational turnover scholar, in 1997 and taught as Adjunct Professor at Singapore Management University in leadership, teambuilding, compensation and performance management courses during 2007 to 2008.

Krishan’s current professional interests include writing a book on leadership in shipping. As a result of this interest, he has trained over a thousand seafarers through his two-day workshops. He has conducted over 20 workshops in India, Ukraine, Russia, and Cyprus. He currently collaborates on academic research with universities in Australia and USA on three topics – services management, sales development, and marketing of professional services. Krishan has lived and worked in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, and Norway.

Krishan is a Marine Engineer from DMET in Calcutta (1984-89) with hands-on seagoing engineering experience and has earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1994-98) on a full scholarship. Krishan is a trained and certified Executive Coach.

14:00- 14:20 Presentation: Role of top management and IT to drive digital transformation
click for bioCapt Jitesh Jaipuriyar, CEO, Bostomar Shipping

Capt Jitesh JaipuriyarCapt Jitesh is a Master mariner who has versatile experiences for more than two decades spanning more than 50 countries in 5 continents in shipping industry. His work experiences vary from manufacturing tires to managing complex shipping terrain, commanding 110,000 tons plus ships and turning-around organizations while challenging the status-quo in top MNCs to facilitating change.

He is full time MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Black belt in Six Sigma. He founded many companies till date with revenues exceeding USD 200 million. His enterprise Bostomar is a dry bulk shipping company which caters to fortune 500 companies such as large steel mills, power plants and commodity traders. Bostomar has also been involved in an innovative blockchain project on marine fuel.

Lately, Capt Jitesh is busy driving tech company called NAVOZYME which is poised to disrupt maritime industry through digital transformation by usage of the blockchain technology. Navozyme is doing several “Proof of concepts” and also “Pilot Projects” with many industry leaders and governments alike. Navozyme is also part of worldwide Consortia to.

He is recipient of several awards. Lately he was given honorary doctorate award by Royal Institute of Maritime management Singapore for his accomplishments. He has great interest in academia and is invited as guest lecturer by NUS. He is often invited as speaker in many forums and sits on advisory board of various firms.

14:20- 14:40 Presentation: The Connected Ship – what a Fleet IT manager needs to know
click for bioRichard Lim Beng Huei, Senior Sector Development Manager, Inmarsat Solutions

Richard Lim Beng HueiAs Senior Sector Development Manager for Inmarsat Solutions, Richard has ownership of the merchant marine sector development inclusive of setting the business strategy with regards to pricing, portfolio development, organizational structure, and partner and acquisition targets. He channelises ideas and concepts to provide direction and ensure strategic execution of sector priorities for the team, customers and products.

He is an integral part of a leadership team responsible for the Merchant Marine sector. He leads the sector internally while representing Inmarsat externally as the sector expert.

Richard has over two decades of experience in IT and ship technology having worked with AET Group, a global owner-operator of petroleum vessels. He led the Fleet IT team and was responsible for over a hundred ocean-going merchant ships Communications and ICT requirements.

Richard received his Master degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2010 and a Bachelor degree from Curtin University of Technology in 2004.

14:40- 15:00 Presentation: Can digitisation work in Marine HR: Some success stories
click for bioKrishan Sharma, Managing Director, Comaea Consulting

Krishan SharmaKrishan has over 20 years of global experience in executive search, talent management, leadership development, business coaching, and human resources management. For the last 10 years, Krishan has been focusing on leadership development and talent management for a variety of industrial customers and professional services customers in the Asia Pacific and Europe. In addition, he has been responsible for managing a team of consultants for all offices of Comaea Consulting.

During his corporate career as VP HR for large shipping organizations such as Fleet Management (Singapore listed Noble Group), Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (two of the top four largest ship manager) and Norgas Carriers (the largest global Ethylene Shipping Company) Krishan handled the global crewing and HR operations. In these roles, he managed offices in several cities in India and a number of courtiers in Europe, FSU, and Asia including direct management of offices in India, China, Russia, Ukraine, and the Philippines serving a population of over 10 thousand seafarers as the global head of crewing.

Krishan has worked extensively in the fields of industrial management, human resources development and recruitment at a global scale. In his last assignment in executive search and talent management Krishan was heading international business and supporting about 50 international clients for their talent needs.

Krishan was a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa working with Prof James L Price, a leading organizational turnover scholar, in 1997 and taught as Adjunct Professor at Singapore Management University in leadership, teambuilding, compensation and performance management courses during 2007 to 2008.

Krishan’s current professional interests include writing a book on leadership in shipping. As a result of this interest, he has trained over a thousand seafarers through his two-day workshops. He has conducted over 20 workshops in India, Ukraine, Russia, and Cyprus. He currently collaborates on academic research with universities in Australia and USA on three topics – services management, sales development, and marketing of professional services. Krishan has lived and worked in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, and Norway.

Krishan is a Marine Engineer from DMET in Calcutta (1984-89) with hands-on seagoing engineering experience and has earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1994-98) on a full scholarship. Krishan is a trained and certified Executive Coach.

15:00-15:40 Panel: Changing role of IT leadership
Moderator:
click for bioKrishan Sharma, Managing Director, Comaea Consulting

Krishan SharmaKrishan has over 20 years of global experience in executive search, talent management, leadership development, business coaching, and human resources management. For the last 10 years, Krishan has been focusing on leadership development and talent management for a variety of industrial customers and professional services customers in the Asia Pacific and Europe. In addition, he has been responsible for managing a team of consultants for all offices of Comaea Consulting.

During his corporate career as VP HR for large shipping organizations such as Fleet Management (Singapore listed Noble Group), Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (two of the top four largest ship manager) and Norgas Carriers (the largest global Ethylene Shipping Company) Krishan handled the global crewing and HR operations. In these roles, he managed offices in several cities in India and a number of courtiers in Europe, FSU, and Asia including direct management of offices in India, China, Russia, Ukraine, and the Philippines serving a population of over 10 thousand seafarers as the global head of crewing.

Krishan has worked extensively in the fields of industrial management, human resources development and recruitment at a global scale. In his last assignment in executive search and talent management Krishan was heading international business and supporting about 50 international clients for their talent needs.

Krishan was a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa working with Prof James L Price, a leading organizational turnover scholar, in 1997 and taught as Adjunct Professor at Singapore Management University in leadership, teambuilding, compensation and performance management courses during 2007 to 2008.

Krishan’s current professional interests include writing a book on leadership in shipping. As a result of this interest, he has trained over a thousand seafarers through his two-day workshops. He has conducted over 20 workshops in India, Ukraine, Russia, and Cyprus. He currently collaborates on academic research with universities in Australia and USA on three topics – services management, sales development, and marketing of professional services. Krishan has lived and worked in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, and Norway.

Krishan is a Marine Engineer from DMET in Calcutta (1984-89) with hands-on seagoing engineering experience and has earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1994-98) on a full scholarship. Krishan is a trained and certified Executive Coach.

Panellists include:
click for bioNinad Mhatre, Deputy Managing Director, Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore)

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 bioJuan Jose Gil, Global IT Project Manager, OSM Maritime Group

Juan Jose GilJuan is a transformation leader with 10+ years of experience working both horizontally and vertically within organizations to streamline processes, boost productivity, and eliminate waste. Juan has led complex multi-million-dollar projects with global footprints in different roles in Multinational companies, and is now the Global IT Project Manager of OSM Maritime Group.

Juan’s obsession is always value creation. He is leading a Technology Project Portfolio as the core of the Digital Transformation of OSM Maritime Group, which includes Real Time Fleet Management, Data Farming, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT, Edge Computing, among others.

His educational achievements include a Professional Certificate in Project Management, a Master’s in Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Biological Science.

click for bioGerrit Jan Konijnenberg, Strategic Development of Maritime Services, Vodafone Roaming Services

Gerrit Jan KonijnenbergGerrit Jan leads the strategic development of maritime services at Vodafone Roaming Services.

Prior to Vodafone, he held various international executive positions at Cellusys IoT in Ireland, Comfone in Switzerland) and Comsys in the Netherlands. Gerrit Jan currently chairs the Advisory Board of Roamsys in Luxembourg and advises the Global Board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum in London.

Born in the Netherlands in 1963, Gerrit Jan is a book author and keen sportsman who still represents his country in many Nordic Ski Jumping Master championships. He is married with five children and is fluent in five languages.

click for bioNabil Ben Soussia, Vice President – Maritime, IEC Telecom Group

Nabil Ben SoussiaA high-performance leader with extensive experience in the MENA region, Nabil Ben Soussia joined IEC Telecom Group as Director of Technologies and Operations in 2008. In the capacity of Business Unit Director, Nabil played a key role in the opening of the Abu Dhabi office in 2011. In 2014, Nabil initiated the opening of a new office in Kazakhstan, and in the same year, he became Managing Director of the Middle East division.

In 2018, Nabil moved into the role of Group Vice President, and is responsible for the strategic vision and management of the maritime segment.

In his tenure so far, Nabil has been instrumental in earning international recognition for IEC Telecom, including Thuraya Best Performing SP Maritime (2014, 2018), YahClick Service Partner of the Year (2014), YahClick Innovation Excellence Award (2018), and many more.

Intellian15:40 Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception
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**Please note all topics and timings are TBC and subject to change

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