08:30 Welcome Tea and Coffee / Registration

09:15 Opening Remarks from Digital Ship

09:20 Welcome from Event’s Chairman
click for bioMare Straetmans, Director Digital Transformation, Van Oord

Mare StraetmansMy name is Mare Straetmans. I am passionate entrepreneur and intrapreneur in the world of maritime. Currently my main role is leading the digital transformation at Van Oord, as one of the most innovative maritime and offshore companies in the world. On top of that I am involved in multiple maritime startups, involved in reducing the emissions of shipping, optimising port operations and renewable energy.

My motivation comes from creating new meaningful business with high impact. This business is based on the newest technologies with a clear link to the trends around the world in climate change, digitalisation & renewable energy.

In my former roles as the founder and Managing Director of PortXL, innovation manager at the Port of Rotterdam and involvement with many startups, my drive for business and change impact is obvious

Session 1: Digital Transformation - we see a drive coming from many directions to ‘do more’ with digital technology. How do we empower organizational change? How can we do more with small budget? How do we build relevant competencies and digital literacy?

09:30 Presentation
click for bioMartijn Mobach, CEO, Clearwater Ship Management

Martijn MobachClearwater works, lives, breathes tankers.
Established in 1995 and ever since exclusively focused on tankers. Especially short-sea tankers intensively trading under vetting requirements. Going through all market cycles Clearwater learned to be the shipmanager with an owner's attitude. Strong commitment combined with a tight span of control that delivers tanker performance.
A dedicated crew pool of seasoned tankermen with the competency to handle intensive trading of high value cargoes. Knowing everybody on a first name basis helped to build the teamspirit to weather any storm.

09:50 Presentation
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.

10:10 Startup ShowCase

10:25 Expert Panel with Open Q&A
Panellists:
click for bioMartijn Mobach, CEO, Clearwater Ship Management

Martijn MobachClearwater works, lives, breathes tankers.
Established in 1995 and ever since exclusively focused on tankers. Especially short-sea tankers intensively trading under vetting requirements. Going through all market cycles Clearwater learned to be the shipmanager with an owner's attitude. Strong commitment combined with a tight span of control that delivers tanker performance.
A dedicated crew pool of seasoned tankermen with the competency to handle intensive trading of high value cargoes. Knowing everybody on a first name basis helped to build the teamspirit to weather any storm.

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.

click for bioAleksander Varvarenko, CEO, Varamar GroupFounder, Shipnext

Aleksander VarvarenkoBorn 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.

11:05-11:40 Coffee and Networking

11:40 Marlink’s Presentation
click for bioJohn Hoeven, Key Account Manager, Marlink

John HoevenBiography pending.




12:00-12:35 Panel: Collaboration between ports and their users
Panellists:
click for bioCheryl Basil Sequeira, Digital Strategist, Port of Rotterdam

Cheryl Basil SequeiraCheryl is the Digital Strategist at Port of Rotterdam. Before Port of Rotterdam, she was hired by Port of Esbjerg, Port of Odense and Port of Køge to consult them in their Digital Transformation as a Digital Strategist. Cheryl is the PhD Fellow in Port Business Development and Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’.

click for bioLouden Hand, Interim IT Manager, Port of Amsterdam

Louden HandMy name is Louden Hand. I am an IT professional with an opinion about digital transformation. Before starting a family I worked in consultancy for five years. In my current role as an Information Manager I am responsible for helping our business create better solutions with the help of technology. In addition, I challenge our entire organization to always improve, become more agile and be more data-driven.

click for bioMarten van der Velde, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Portbase

Marten van der VeldeBorn in 1978 in Delfzijl. Growing up in different parts in the Netherlands, he went back to Groningen to study Information Science at the university. During this study, he had his internship at the Dutch Ministry of Transport, in which he advised on information-exchange in the inland navigation. This was the start of a career in logistics and IT. After this internship, Marten started working at Port infolink in 2003, where he started at the Product Development department. At first as project support, later on as project manager. In this role he was responsible for several projects leading to different services for a.o. barge operators, port authorities, terminals and forwarders. Besides this, he was involved in business development and responsible for the European R&D projects in which the organization was involved.

In 2009 Port infolink merged with Portnet into Portbase. Marten stayed onboard as Strategy & Business Consultant. In 2014 Marten became the Director Strategy & Innovation, in which he is part of the management team and responsible for the strategy of the organization, its portfolio and the R&D and innovation function.

12:35 – 14:00 Lunch and Networking

14:00 Welcome from Afternoon Chairman
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.

Session 2: Cyber Security – how can we make it tangible and easy?

14:10 Presentation: Managing security on a global scale
click for bioEdwin Franse, IT Security Officer, Van Oord

Edwin FranseEdwin Franse has over 20 years experience as IT professional. Edwin has extensive experience in information security, working for the Dutch Ministry of Defense since 2006. In September 2017, Edwin started working for Van Oord in the newly created role of CISO. Edwin is responsible for developing and executing information security strategy in Van Oord’s business processes.

14:20-14:30 Startup Showcase

14:40-15:15 Panel: How we can make cyber security tangible and easy?
Panellists:
click for bioSergiy Nastachenko, IT Manager, Reederei Nord B.V.

Sergiy NastachenkoBiography pending.




click for bioTim Hill, IT Manager, Exmar

Tim HillBiography pending.




click for bioEdwin Franse, IT Security Officer, Van Oord

Edwin FranseEdwin Franse has over 20 years experience as IT professional. Edwin has extensive experience in information security, working for the Dutch Ministry of Defense since 2006. In September 2017, Edwin started working for Van Oord in the newly created role of CISO. Edwin is responsible for developing and executing information security strategy in Van Oord’s business processes.

Session 3: Sustainability with digital technology– how can maritime be environmentally proactive and reduce its footprint?

15:05 Presentation

Startup Showcase

Expert Panel with Open Q&A

16:10 Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception

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