Accelerating Digitalisation & Decarbonisation Conference

16th to 17th April 2024

9am - 4.00pm

Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 406

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In the face of unprecedented challenges posed by climate change and the urgent need for sustainable practices, the maritime industry is at the forefront of transformative change. This 2-day conference brings together visionaries, thought leaders, innovators, policy makers, researchers, and industry experts to explore the intersection of digitalisation and decarbonisation and chart a course towards a sustainable and efficient maritime future.

With a sharp focus on the convergence of digitalisation, cybersecurity, and decarbonisation technologies, this conference aims to offer profound insights for navigating the dynamic changes ahead.

  • Learn how digital technologies, data analytics, smart shopping solutions are impacting how maritime industry operates.
  • Explore alternative fuels, electrification and new innovative propulsion systems that will create a more sustainable maritime industry.
  • Understand how the above trends can optimize shipping operations and energy efficiency, how regulatory measures can further drive decarbonisation, how collaboration between government/industry players/startups and research institutes can accelerate the adoption of digitalisation and decarbonisation strategies.

Together, participants will expedite decarbonisation efforts, establish effective Net-Zero Fuel Pathways, and collectively steer towards a maritime industry that excels in both digital innovation and environmental stewardship. Join us on this transformative journey at the forefront of maritime excellence and sustainability.


TimeProgramme
8.30AMRegistration
9.00AMOpening Address by GOH
Maritime Autonomy and AI
9.25AM

Keynote on Maritime Big Data

10.30AM

Presentations on Maritime AI

Panellists:

AI Route Optimization
Dr. SU Yi
Executive Director
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR

Remote Pilotage
NOH Kyongsoo
Chief Operating Officer
Seadronix Corp.

Sensors & Autonomous Ships
Erik DYRKOREN
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Zeabuz

11.45AM

Panel Discussion: Maritime Drones

  • Future developments and experiences in adopting drones in deliveries and inspection for ships in Singapore's Port Waters, from the perspective of Operators, Ship Owners and Regulators.

Moderator:

Dennis KHOO
Director (Maritime Systems and Technology) & Chief Technology Officer
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 

Panellists:

Sanjay SURESH
General Manager (Asia Pacific)
Skyports Drone Services

 

Ryan LEE
Chief Executive Officer
Heron Technology

 

TAN Kah Han
Senior Director (Unmanned Systems Group) / Chief Technology Officer
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

 

Haakon Ellekjaer
Chief Commercial Officer
Pelagus 3D

12.30PM

Panel Discussion: Investment and Venture Opportunities

  • Discussion on the latest marinetech startups which have achieved adoption of their robotic and AI solutions
  • How VCs have played a role in their growth through investments, partnerships and mentorships.

Moderator:

To be confirmed

 

Panellists:

Dr. Heidi WYLE
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Venti Technologies

 

Chye Poh CHUA
Chief Executive Officer
ShipsFocus & Quest Ventures

 

Marc DRAGON
Managing Director
Reefknot Investments

 

Shaun HON
Founder and General Partner
Motion Ventures

Digital Transformation
2.45PM

Panel Discussion: Digital Bunkering

  • Objectives and opportunities for digital bunkering
  • Importance of standards and interoperability
  • Barriers and enablers to industry adoption

Moderator:

Thomas TING
Director (Technology & Innovation) / Chief Digital Officer
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 

Panellists:

Kenneth JUHLS
Managing Director
ZeroNorth Bunker

 

Richard HO
Deputy General Manager (Fuel Department)
Ocean Network Express

 

TAN Sian Lip
Co-Convenor
Working Group on Electronic Documentation for Bunkering

 

More panellists coming soon.

3.30PMPanel Discussion: Cybersecurity

Cyber Threat Information Driven Action

With more digital connectivity, the risk of cyber-attacks has increased. How will the use of artificial intelligence help to gain insights from analysing threat data to inform and enhance cybersecurity measures, allowing proactive responses to potential cyber threats and assist organisations to better understand risks and adapt their defences accordingly.

 

Moderator:

ONG Chin Beng
Chief Information Security Officer
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 

Panellists:

Joey CHUA
Head IT & Member
MPA-SSA Cybersecurity Roundtable

 

Tony ZHONG
CISO
Port of Los Angeles

 

Hannes KRAUSE
Head (R&D)
CR14

 

Naoki SAITO
General Manager
ClassNK

 

Ron JIMERSON
Chief Information Security Officer
Port of Seattle


TimeProgramme
8.30AMRegistration
9.00AMOpening Address by Mr Arsenio Dominguez, Secretary General, IMO
9.15AMPresentation
Decarbonising International Shipping
11.00AM

Panel Discussion: Digitalise to Decarbonise

With IMO’s revised GHG emission strategy, there is an increasing need to find ways to spur the industry to realise the path of zero emissions from international shipping by 2050. In addition to alternative fuels, GHG emission savings can be achieved through various pathways including digitalisation, data collection and energy efficiency. This panel explores some promising digital and data technology and energy efficiency solutions and the business case for the adoption of these solutions for decarbonisation of the maritime sector. 

 

Moderator:

KOH Yong Ping
Chief Executive
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Singapore

 

Panellists:

Peter Christian SCHELLENBERGER
Director and Founder
Novamaxis Pte Ltd

 

YUE Meng Qiang
Senior Engineer
China Classification Society

 

Gavin ALLWRIGHT
Secretary-General
International Windship Association (IWSA)

 

Prof. Chan Eng Soon
CEO
TCOMS

11.45AM

Panel Discussion: Net-Zero Fuel Pathways

International shipping is expected to undergo a multi-fuel transition in order to decarbonise and achieve net-zero by 2050. Fuels such as biofuels, methanol, ammonia and hydrogen have been identified as fuels with high potential to decarbonise international shipping, but each of these fuels has various production pathways, risks and associated costs. This panel explores how different stakeholders across the fuel supply chain can work together to produce, transport, bunker and use net-zero fuels safely as well as discuss how the maritime industry can accelerate the pace of decarbonisation.

 

Moderator:

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen
Maritime CEO
DNV

 

Panellists:

Nicolas BRABECK
Managing Director
MAN Energy Solutions Singapore

 

Kenneth WIDELL
Senior Project Manager Smart Technology Hub
Wärtsilä

 

KOBAYASHI Hiroki
President and Chief Executive Officer
IHI Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

 

Robert van NIELEN
Vice President Business Development
Advario

 

Jesselyn LAI
Head of Public Affairs (South East Asia and Oceania)
Maersk

12.30PM

Panel Discussion: Green and Digital Shipping Corridors

Following the adoption of the IMO's revised GHG emissions targets in July 2023, this panel will discuss the critical role of green shipping corridors as first mover initiatives that can facilitate the development and uptake of various net-zero fuels for marine bunkering through pilot trials, regulatory support and policy incentives. This panel will allow the exchange best practices from various green shipping corridors have been developed globally and seed opportunities for collaboration.

 

Moderator:

NEW Wei Siang
Director (Decarbonisation and Net Zero Pathways)
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 

Panellists:

Saskia MUREAU
Director Customer Digital
Port of Rotterdamc

 

Heather TOMLEY
Managing Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs
Port of Long Beach

 

More panellists coming soon.

Decarbonising the Domestic Sea Transport Sector
2.15PMPresentation on Electric Harbour Craft Charging Standards for Industry Consultation
2.30PM

Panel Discussion: Technological Pathways for Harbour Craft

  • Technology readiness levels and roadmaps for Tugs and Bunker Tankers (e.g. electrification, fuel cell technology, methanol and ammonia engines for Tugs and Bunker Tankers)
  • Challenges and opportunities in building up the supporting ecosystem for clean tugs and bunker ships
  • Making net-zero harbour craft more economically accessible and viable through better financing and insurance (including underwriting) mechanisms. 

Moderator:

NG Bingrong
Director (Decarbonisation, Planning & Infrastructure)
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 

Panellists:

Nikhil GARG
Director of Business Development
TECO 2030

 

TAN Thai Yong
Chief Executive Officer
PaxOcean Holdings Pte Ltd

 

KOH Shu Yong
Director, Global Sustainability
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

 

Neha PURI
Product Strategy Leader - Hybrids & Electrification
Cummins

3.15PM

Panel Discussion: Decarbonising and Optimising the Sea Transport of Crew and Goods in Port Waters

  • How can the harbor craft sector transform business operations to heighten efficiency?
  • How business transformation can be done in line with decarbonisation / fleet replacement efforts.

Moderator:

Michael PHOON
Executive Director
Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)

 

Panellists:

Danny LIEN
President
Singapore Association of Shipsuppliers & Services (SASS)

 

Tommy PHUN
Founder
Pyxis

 

Nakul MALHOTRA
Vice President (Emerging Opportunities Portfolio)
Wilhelmsen Group

 

Desmond ONG
Chief Digital Officer
Jurong Port (JP)

 

Updated as of 13th Feb 2024.

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