0830 - Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

0900 - Opening Notes and Introduction by Conference Chair
click for bioRon Vollenga, Domain Expert Maritime IT and Satellite Communications, Secretary, Platform Broadband@Sea

Ron VollengaRon started his career as ICT’er at P&O Containers and later P&O Nedlloyd. In 2003, he joined the Fleet Management Division of P&O Nedlloyd as Project & Account Manager, later renamed Blue Star Ship Management and Maersk Ship Management. In 2007, he established Outsource-IT Management and provided Consultancy & Project Management services. One of the projects he successfully delivered was the project Broadband@Sea from Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), carrying out research into Satellite Communications requirements for Dutch ship-owners. Later it was transformed into the Platform Broadband@Sea, an informal consortium of ship-owners and maritime suppliers discussing best practices and developments in the field of satellite communications. Ron is the secretary of the Platform, which is still managed by NMT.

In 2012, Ron was assigned to Stolt Tankers in Rotterdam, where he delivered a Business Case on Satellite Communication requirements for the seagoing tanker vessels, followed by a tender process and successful rollout of a hybrid satellite communications solution to the seagoing fleet. He then joined Inmarsat Maritime in the role of Vertical Market Manager, being responsible for market developments in the Merchant and Leisure sector.

In 2018, Ron restarted his activities for Outsource-IT Management and is currently assigned to Boskalis in the role of Project Manager Ships Communications.

0920 - Maritime Digital Transformation needs Disruption!

  • The #JediRebellion
  • Lessons learned from Fugro Marine IT transformation
click for bio Bujar Nushi, Global IT on Vessels Manager,Fugro

Bujar NushiBujar Nushi, is Global IT on Vessels Manager at Fugro and member of the Global IT Leadership Team of Fugro. He has more than 30 years of experience in Strategic Consultancy, Complex Project Management and Change Management. While not being an IT expert, Bujar is driving Fugro’s global Marine change in IT strategy through a unique way to approach excellence and digital transformation. He was born in Kosovo and therefore Albanian is his mother tongue, although Bujar is a Dutch national. Bujar is also a guest researcher/lecturer at Knowledge Centre Open Data at TU Delft in the domain of the Spatial Data Infrastructures

0940 - The CIO Panel – Transitioning to a Digital Future

  • Disruptive collaboration? Transforming culture, disrupting business and embracing innovation
  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future
Moderated by:
click for bio Cathy Hodge, Director, Digital Ship

Cathy HodgeCathy has been involved in the maritime and transport sector since 2000 when she joined Lloyds List/Informa to work across their events portfolio – which included launching brands such as CITIS (Communications & IT in Shipping), Manning & Training, and more. Having previously worked for some of the world's largest publishing and conference groups, including EMAP, IBC and IIR, she joined Digital Ship as Conference Director in 2006 and co-launched Port Finance International in 2009, which she sold in 2017.

Cathy's role has spanned the full spectrum of the shipping, trade, transport and logistics sectors. She has travelled extensively to prepare market leading events and training programmes that meet the needs of a global industry and continues to explore new avenues and ideas for creating programmes that connect experts and leaders in the maritime and transport infrastructure and innovation fields. Cathy has a particular drive to create platforms to enable collaboration and knowledge sharing in the industry.

She is a graduate of UCL (University College London) and has also undertaken business, leadership and communications courses with the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and Advanced Business Management from Cranfield School of Management.

Panellists include:
click for bioArjan Kampman, CIO, Port of Amsterdam

Arjan KampmanMy name is Arjan Kampman and I’m responsible for Digital and IT within the Port of Amsterdam. I worked at Air France-KLM for 8 years and operated in the areas of IT, e-Commerce, Digital and Customer Experience. I believe in the value of data, technology and people, and the combination between those three. As Port of Amsterdam we have the ambition to deliver a smart, efficient, and clean port of the future; Digital is an enabler in this respect.

click for bioBujar Nushi, Global IT on Vessels Manager, Fugro

Bujar NushiBujar Nushi, is Global IT on Vessels Manager at Fugro and member of the Global IT Leadership Team of Fugro. He has more than 30 years of experience in Strategic Consultancy, Complex Project Management and Change Management. While not being an IT expert, Bujar is driving Fugro’s global Marine change in IT strategy through a unique way to approach excellence and digital transformation. He was born in Kosovo and therefore Albanian is his mother tongue, although Bujar is a Dutch national. Bujar is also a guest researcher/lecturer at Knowledge Centre Open Data at TU Delft in the domain of the Spatial Data Infrastructures.

click for bioBenne Engelen, CIO, Anthony Veder

Benne EngelenBenne Engelen is CIO for Anthony Veder, an integrated gas tanker owner and operator. He is schooled as a mechanical engineer at the TU Delft and held various positions both on the ICT and Operational side of the company. In his current role he is responsible for both the digital development and ICT operation for Anthony Veders’ offices and fleet. Anthony Veder believes further digital development and ICT in general play a crucial role in reaching its ambition to be the number one player in her market.

Benne believes that to thrive in a time of rapid digital development this requires more than knowledge of the (digital) technologies. It requires a thorough understanding of the value propositions for the company, a strong focus on quick adoption in the whole supply chain and a well-controlled organisation to come from idea to product.


Session 1

Cyber Security in an Unsecure Age

A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk

This expert lead session will look at how the industry is reacting to the advent of increased cyber threats borne out of the growing use of cloud and IoT applications, number of devices used and larger ships but fewer crew. We will discuss cyber hack prevention, penetration and detection systems, mobilising internal commitment and collaboration in the industry.

1025 - Keynote - Leadership in Crisis - Train as You Fight
High-profile data breaches that affect millions of people are hitting the headlines with increasing regularity,and CEOs of large corporations are being dragged in front of government committees to be grilled by lawmakers. Harsh questions like “How could your security be so lax?” and “Why didn’t you know what happened and why did you respond so slowly?” can be a nightmare for a CEO. Most companies focus IT resources on detection and prevention and don’t pay enough attention to response and remediation. The response to the breach causes more damage than the breach itself. In this session, hear lessons learned about human behaviour, responses and how to lead your company through a crisis.
click for bioErno Doorenspleet, Global Executive Security Advisor, Security CTO, IBM Netherlands

Erno DoorenspleetErno Doorenspleet, Global Executive Security Advisor and Security CTO IBM Netherlands, is part of the IBM Security X-Force threat intelligence team. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT, covering Security & Risk Management, Governance & Operations and Outsourcing. He is a national and international speaker on the relationship of Cyber Security, Information Technology, Cloud computing and Internet of Things and a vivid blogger.

1050 – Short Tea/Coffee Break

1115 - How to Implement Security Services Across the Fleet

  • Practical solutions to apply cyber security to operational, IT, crew and communication applications.
click for bioPatrick Decool, Director Innovations, New Products, Marlink

Patrick DecoolPatrick Decool is Director of Product Programs & Planning with Marlink, the largest technology-independent satellite communication and digital solutions provider serving the maritime market.

Patrick has the important responsibility to introduce Marlink’s new innovations and develop future business critical services and solutions. His role sees him coordinate closely with Marlink partners, customers and industry-leading providers to support the digital transformation of the Maritime and Enterprise industries.

Key milestones at Marlink have included the launch of services like Inmarsat FleetBroadband and ThurayaIP, as well as overseeing the development of Marlink’s own IP solutions portfolio. Patrick was also pivotal in launching XChange, Marlink’s onboard communication platform, and since then has worked to leverage the XChange value proposition, with the introduction of innovative applications like XChange VoIP, XChange BYOD and XChange Media, which have contributed towards accelerating Marlink’s tremendous growth in VSAT.

Patrick has a record of almost 20 years’ experience in the communications industry, specifically managing innovation projects. Previously, he worked for leading German mobile operator E-Plus / O2, as Project & Product Manager.

He also holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, obtained in France and the UK, and is fluent in French, German and English.

1140 - Cyber Security Panel: Collaboration in the Industry to Establish Safe On-Board Pathways
Moderated by:
click for bioRon Vollenga, Domain Expert Maritime IT and Satellite Communications, Secretary, Platform Broadband@Sea

Ron VollengaRon started his career as ICT’er at P&O Containers and later P&O Nedlloyd. In 2003, he joined the Fleet Management Division of P&O Nedlloyd as Project & Account Manager, later renamed Blue Star Ship Management and Maersk Ship Management. In 2007, he established Outsource-IT Management and provided Consultancy & Project Management services. One of the projects he successfully delivered was the project Broadband@Sea from Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), carrying out research into Satellite Communications requirements for Dutch ship-owners. Later it was transformed into the Platform Broadband@Sea, an informal consortium of ship-owners and maritime suppliers discussing best practices and developments in the field of satellite communications. Ron is the secretary of the Platform, which is still managed by NMT.

In 2012, Ron was assigned to Stolt Tankers in Rotterdam, where he delivered a Business Case on Satellite Communication requirements for the seagoing tanker vessels, followed by a tender process and successful rollout of a hybrid satellite communications solution to the seagoing fleet. He then joined Inmarsat Maritime in the role of Vertical Market Manager, being responsible for market developments in the Merchant and Leisure sector.

In 2018, Ron restarted his activities for Outsource-IT Management and is currently assigned to Boskalis in the role of Project Manager Ships Communications.

Panellists include:
click for bioJose Milhazes, Global Manager, Stolt-Nielsen

Jose MilhazesJose Milhazes is a Business Process and Application manager at Stolt Tankers B.V, in streaming shipping and Ship management processes. Jose Milhazes is a Marine Engineer and Computer Engineer with sail experience and 18 years of experience in Ship Management. Passionate in Business Intelligence reporting and brings data insights to improve performance.

click for bioGerard Nieland, Corporate ICT Manager, Seatrade

Gerard NielandGerard Nieland is Corporate ICT Manager at Seatrade, handling with his enthusiastic team the offices and vessels ICT.

Besides system development and system management, there is an eye for (onboard) ICT-related systems.

Gerard has a broad spectrum of interest, from software, hardware to communications and interlinking different systems, where the goal is to get the most out of the (im)possibilities that we have.

click for bioIngolf Saetrevik, Manager Global Sales and Marketing, Palantir AS

Ingolf SaetrevikIngolf Saetrevik holds the position of Director Global Sales at Palantir AS, a Norwegian company delivering IT&C services to the maritime industry. The KeepUp@Sea product has been in the market for 12 years, and is considered an industry standard approach to cope with the specific challenges in delivering IT-products and –services towards a fleet of vessels, operating on a global basis. Currently, approximately 1.000 vessels have signed up for services delivered from Palantir AS.

click for bio Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Fortinet

Patrick GrilloAs Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Patrick is responsible for creating and evangelizing key messages about Fortinet’s network security solutions. Through his in-depth understanding of the complexities of network security, Patrick is able to cut through the half-truths and myths surrounding the subject to provide clear and concise information to Fortinet’s customers and partners.

Prior to joining Fortinet, over the course of the past 30 years he has worked for a number of small to medium size organizations as well as larger companies such as Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Hughes Network Systems and Comtech Mobile Data Communications in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, holding a range of senior level international sales and marketing roles. He received his technical training while serving in the US Navy.

Patrick is based at Fortinet’s EMEA office in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Further panellists to be announced

1225 - The Innovation and Ideas Lunch Break
At the exhibition floor we will showcase 3 to 4 innovative (start-up) companies. Each one of them will do a short pitch and/or demo.

1255 - Introduced by:
click for bio Mare Straetmans, Managing Director, PortXL

Mare StraetmansMare Straetmans is currently the managing director of PortXL - World Port Accelerator. Before this he worked for the Port of Rotterdam Authority and PwC.

He aims to contribute to entrepreneurship, make a change, be positive, apply the 80/20 rule and spread the port-vibe. He does not aim to take the same route as the day before, or compromise.

ETTU 1300 - How Jumbo Maritime Innovates the Maritime Industry with Mixed Reality
During her lunch pitch, Noor will tell the story of Jumbo’s innovation journey so far. An important step in this journey is the improvement of the deckmarking process, a close collaboration between Jumbo, ETTU and Friday Out Of The Box. Together they have created a solution using the Microsoft HoloLens and Mixed Reality to prepare Jumbo’s vessels for specific cargoes.
click for bioNoor Scheltema, Innovator, Friday Out Of The Box, on behalf of ETTU

Noor ScheltemaNoor Scheltema is founder of Friday Out Of The Box. The business innovators of Friday Out Of The Box design and build the companies of tomorrow. Noor started the company together with Joey Gonesh in 2016.

Noor is an entrepreneur with a technical background (TU Delft). Where other people stop and no longer see a way out, Noor always sees business opportunities. With her ‘it’s not that difficult” mentality Noor connects worlds and people with each other to develop concrete concepts. Ready for roll-out.

Friday Out Of The Box worked closely with ETTU and Jumbo Maritime on the Deckmarking solution using the Microsoft HoloLens and Mixed Reality. Jumbo is a heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation company that has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation and innovating the maritime industry for more than 50 years. ETTU is the IT-service provider who develops the Mixed Reality applications using the HoloLens. Friday Out Of The Box designs the innovation strategy and manages key innovation processes.

1310 - CargoLedger, Making the Supply Chain more Efficient with Blockchain

  • Organising trust in a different manner
  • All relevant information in a blockchain. Deleting data is impossible
  • Up to 80% more efficiency in your supply chain
  • Easier compliance and stakeholder management
  • A working system so no blocktalk nor talkchain
click for bioHjalmar van der Schaaf, Managing director, Founder, CargoLedger

Hjalmar van der Schaaf Hjalmar van der Schaaf is founder and CEO of CargoLedger BV. CargoLedger makes supply chains more efficient with blockchain solutions and was incorporated in 2017 and is 100% owned by headON BV. headON delivers innovation and business development services in logistics and the financial sectors. Hjalmar founded headON with Roel Crooijmans in 2015. Hjalmar has a background in innovation, business and IT and has been an entrepreneur since 2003, after working for Deloitte and Optiver.

CargoLedger joined PortXL, world port accelerator, early 2017 as the first company delivering blockchain solutions within the PortXL network. The CargoLedger team is working from offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and is part of the Amsterdam Centre of Entrepreneurship and was recognised as one of the top 5 European Supply Chain Startups by Supply Chain Media in 2018.

CargoLedger is working for the Port of Rotterdam, Vopak and Van Oord.

1320 - The future of Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring of Port & Waterways

  • Challenges and solutions
  • Customers & applications
  • Operation of drone
  • Data processing, analytics and modelling
  • Roadmap: maritime robotics in a worldwide market
click for bioMaarten Ruyssenaers, Founder and CEO, Aquatic Drones

Maarten RuyssenaersMaarten Ruyssenaers, is Founder & CEO of Aquatic Drones. Manifesting smart and clean solutions, in co-creation with various fields of expertise, is a powerful process. Persistence, joy, and passion are all required in order to make the biggest impact on people, the planet, and society. Maarten has managed many different technological innovation projects from start until finish and reliable operations. Such projects have been small and dynamic as well as large programs that span multiple years that have been aimed at product development in the fields of maritime robotics, sensing, and information technology.

1340 - Innovation Panel : How can we accelerate maritime transformation?

  • Opportunities and barriers
click for bioA discussion with the pioneers, moderated by Mare Straetmans, Managing Director, PortXL

Mare StraetmansMare Straetmans is currently the managing director of PortXL - World Port Accelerator. Before this he worked for the Port of Rotterdam Authority and PwC.

He aims to contribute to entrepreneurship, make a change, be positive, apply the 80/20 rule and spread the port-vibe. He does not aim to take the same route as the day before, or compromise

Session 2

The Connectivity Evolution

Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime

Cloud, IoT, big data, remote monitoring…. Digitalisation is moving at a fast pace. Autonomous shipping is not far away. How can we harness all digital developments to make our own businesses smarter, safer and more sustainable? In this session we will investigate key drivers for a successful implementation. What are the most recent developments, how should we use them and what are the benefits and pitfalls? We will look at the best practices and learn from the best.

1405 - Maritime Connectivity Case Studies - Viewpoint from another Domain
Via ship concepts of the near future, infrastructural research developments and initiatives related to connectivity will be discussed.

  • Towards the ‘Digital Ship’: future applications with autonomous sailing and smart structures
  • Internet coverage at sea: a digitalized part of the coast
  • Internet coverage below sea level: underwater ‘wifi’ based on acoustic signalling
click for bioIr. Pieter Boersma, Business Director Maritime & Offshore, TNO Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime

Ir. Pieter BoersmaPeople manager, practical and inspired by achieving goals with over 24 years experience with strong networking and business development competences.

Innovation- and Business development, Program- and project management, engineering, contracts & procurement. Maritime & Offshore (Renewables) & Infrastructure & ICT.

Developing programs, carry out projects and co-operation with (inter-)national partners (industry, government & knowledge institutes). Responsible for several inspiring and strategic positioning of organizations and groups and innovative results.

1430 - The Evolution of Maritime VSAT
click for bioStuart Broadfield, Product Specialist, Intellian

Stuart Broadfield, Product Specialist, IntellianStuart has worked in communications for over 11 years with a decade of that in the maritime satellite sector. His early roles in the industry included installing and repairing antennas on vessels across the globe as well as providing technical support and teaching training seminars on system installation, operation, troubleshooting and satellite theory before moving into project management.

With a passion for anything technical, Stuart studied mechanical engineering that he then subjected many unwilling motorcycles to, several of which have been published in magazines. Recently, he’s joined Intellian’s product department bringing both market knowledge and hands-on experience to the world’s leading provider of maritime satellite communications systems.

1455 - IoT in Shipping

  • Inmarsat 2018 research results
click for bioGert-Jan Panken, VP, Merchant, Inmarsat Maritime

Gert-Jan PankenGert-Jan started his career at Inmarsat as Vice President of Maritime Applications before being appointed Vice President of Sales for the EMEA region based out of The Hague office.

Gert-Jan has a proven track record in sales, business development and service management within the satcom, telco and broadcast industry. He has extensive experience with applications, application security and content delivery. Gert-Jan has almost 10 years of working knowledge across the satellite industry, from maritime to land-mobile and with a range of satellite constellations.

Gert-Jan holds an MsC degree from Rotterdam University.

1520 – Tea/Coffee Break

1540 - The Maritime Satcom Summit - Panel Discussion
The panel will discuss the opportunities and boundaries of maritime connectivity including the most recent developments, case studies in other domains and challenges in connectivity for unmanned vessels. How can they support shipowners and managers to enhance operational agility and effectively manage costs?
Moderator:
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 bioEdwin Haak, Regional Sales Manager, Speedcast Netherlands

Edwin Haak“Geen woorden, maar daden!”
A typical Dutch saying in Rotterdam, “Actions rather than words”.

Edwin has a passion for technology and has spent over 26 years working in the IT, telecommunications and satellite industry. Edwin joined Speedcast in 2013 and today holds the positions of Regional Sales Director Benelux, Maritime and Country Manager at Speedcast Netherlands.

click for bioBarbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink

Barbara BersaniBarbara Bersani has more than 12 years of experience in the maritime satellite communications sector. She joined Marlink as a Sales Manager for the sales regions in France, Monaco, and Switzerland in 2005. In 2008 she took responsibility for Maritime Sales for Europe West and Europe East. In 2012 Barbara was appointed as Head of Sales Maritime for Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in her career, she held Business Development and Marketing positions within the Defence Industry. Barbara holds a BA from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva and a DBA from the LSE – London School of Economics.

click for bioMartin Buhl, VP, Maritime Sales, KNL

Martin BuhlBefore joining KNL Networks, Martin was VP Business Development at Inmarsat.

He has been working in sales executive positions in the field of maritime at Scan Antenna, Thrane & Thrane and ShipServ being responsible for building and managing global sales and commercial operations.

Further panellists to be announced

Session 3

The iShipping Revolution

Streamlining the supply chain

The rise of digitalisation and advanced technologies such as IoT, blockchain autonomy, and AI, promise a faster, safer and more scalable supply chain for all parties and better business outcomes and increased supply chain transparency? But these massive opportunities mean massive complexities too, so which are the right tools to use in this industrial revolution? This session will break down some of these enabling technologies and discuss how they can be used - and what are the benefits and pitfalls to watch out for.

1625 - Informationi Sharing in Maritime Logistics – A Policy Perspective (International Transport Forum/OECD)

  • A new report by the ITF/OECD covers the potentials of digital transformation but also the challenges in exchanging and making full use of data in maritime logistics.
  • What action would be required from policy makers to address efficiency bottlenecks in maritime logistics?
click for bioLucie Kirstein, Policy Analyst, Ports and Shipping, ITF - International Transport Forum, OECD

Lucie KirsteinLucie Kirstein is a Junior Policy Analyst at the International Transport Forum at the OECD, where she contributes to research covering diverse issues in international maritime transport, including digitalisation of maritime logistics, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and competition policy in the shipping sector. Previously, Lucie worked for the German public sector on trade and industrial policies and carried out compliance activities for a French multinational shipping company. She holds a Master’s degree in Development and Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris with an emphasis on trade and development economics.

1650 - Blockchain in Commodity Trading and Transportation Blockchain will transform and fundamentally change the whole transport industry, by making it transparent, decentralised and more efficient. It offers the ability to solve multiple tasks simultaneously and handle multiple industry challenges, such as corruption, lack of transparency, human errors, complex calculations and high operating costs.
click for bioAlexander Varvarenko, CEO, Varamar Group and Founder, Shipnext

Alexander Varvarenko Born in Ventspils (Latvia) in 1980, Alexander Varvarenko spent most of his life living between Belgium and Ukraine, where he both studied and worked. He attended Odessa National Maritime University from 1998 to 2003 and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) from 2002 to 2005. His working career began in 2001, when he joined Belgo-Ruys, and later Belgo-Iberian, working as a Shipping line representative for ESCO, Estonian Shipping Company, SAMSKIP and VOCs (Van-Omeren Clipper Steel Line

Alexander Varvarenko undertook the task of executing a plan of automating and digitalising the Shipping and Transport industry in 2015 which resulted in a new product being built with the help of Mathematicians and Analytics, Software developers and Shipping Professionals called SHIPNEXT. SHIPNEXT became the first digital shipping Marketplace which includes artificial intelligence, big-data analysis, SaaS and other technological elements.

1715 - Autonomous Inland Shipping & Artificial Intelligence

  • Digitalisation of business processes on board
  • AI for safety systems, collision detection and automation systems
  • First version of collision detection system
  • (Semi-) autonomous system
click for bioJesse Verheijen, Head of Operations, Shipping Technology

Jesse VerheijenAfter working as a Data Scientist in the aviation sector at KLM, Jesse recently joined Shipping Technology as the Head of Operations. At KLM he developed several predictive models for airplane maintenance and for optimizing operational decisions. From September on he is involved in multiple activities within Shipping Technology, including technical development, strategy, sales, marketing and communication to guide this startup to growth.

click for bio David Woudenberg, Lead autonomous Shipping Technology

David WoudenbergGraduated in Major in Artificial Intelligence 6.9/10 and Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence 8.1/10 (Cum Laude) at the University of Amsterdam, David has developed himself during the years into an extremely high qualified and reputable Scientist. At Xomnia he is technically responsible for all autonomous projects. At this time his priority is aimed at autonomous shipping and most important according to this topic, he concerns himself with transforming the Factofour into the first autonomous inland shipping vessel.

click for bioRemco Pikaart, Founding Partner, Shipping Technology, Owner, Shipping Factory ,

Remco PikaartRemco Pikaart (37) has been a barge operator for more than 15 years. Over the years, Remco has defined its goals focusing on market strategy, digitization, business economics and innovation according to the inland shipping sector. By taking part in various boards, panels and project teams, he is closely involved with the developments of the sector. As ambassador of the Inland waterways, he represents the inland shipping sector at home and abroad. And, as an experienced, progressive entrepreneur with an extraordinary network, he is committed to a sector that connects to the world of tomorrow.

Shipping Factory is an exceptionally modern, progressive and innovative company. The core market of Shipping Factory is high qualified container transport over the inland waterways. This company is fully committed to digitization and autonomous shipping in the future. Therefore Shipping Factory participates in private and public collaborations for development and to remain in the lead for modernization and innovation.

1740 - Other Logistics Applications of Blockchain
click for bio Klara Paardenkooper, Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Rotterdam Business School

 Klara Paardenkooper Klara Paardenkooper was born is Szeged, Hungary in 1969. After studying English, Russian and Italian, she moved to the Netherlands where she acquired a master title in economic history. In 2014 she received a PhD at the Erasmus University in Economic and Business History with a well cited thesis on the history of container transport between the Port of Rotterdam and its hinterland. In addition to her thesis, which has also been published in Dutch entitled TEUREKA!, she has numerous publications on port related subjects. Since 2014, she has been working at the Rotterdam University of applied sciences as a senior lecturer and researcher. Currently, she is teaching research skills at the Graduate Department of the Rotterdam Business School and she is a Chain manager Blockchain at the RDM Centre of Expertise. Klara lives in Delft, the Netherlands, with her husband and three children.

Marlink1805 - Conference Conclusions Followed by Drinks & Networking ReceptionKindly Sponsored by Marlink

**Please note all topics and timings are TBC and subject to change