5 to 6 April

9am - 4.30pm

5 April: Marina Bay Sands

6 April: Virtual

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The MarineTech Conference features global leaders of industry and influencers who will speak on trending and important technology topics concerning the global maritime port and adjacent industries.

Previously referred to as the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC), the rebranded MarineTech Conference will see stakeholders from the maritime innovation ecosystem share their thoughts on key growth areas for investment, emerging technology trends, start-up showcases and demand outlook for maritime technology. Experts also will put forward a roadmap for a cyber-secure maritime sector, the effective use of data and analytics, latest applications for smart port and automation.

Time Programme
9.00amWelcome address by Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Singapore 

Keynote Address:
Navigating the Supply Chain Digital Transformation

  • Assessing the pace of current digital transformation – What it means for global maritime supply chain?
  • Tech investments and digital initiatives
  • Visibility, autonomy, and customer experience 
  • Technology innovations for operational excellence 

Speaker: Ruma Balasubramanian, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Google Cloud (Singapore)


Keynote Dialogue:
The Future of Supply Chains – Rethinking Disruption, Resilience and Digitalisation

  • A view on existing and post pandemic supply chains and trade
  • Opportunities arising from supply chain disruption and challenges
  • How could digitalisation of ports and ships help improve supply chain resilience?

Moderator: Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Singapore)

  • Tan Chong Meng, Group Chief Executive Officer, PSA International (Singapore)
  • Allard Castelein, President & CEO, Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Laurent Olmeta, APAC CEO, CMA CGM (Singapore) 
  • Andre Simha, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) (Switzerland)
10.25amMorning tea break

Digital Trade Conversation:
Digital Trade, Standards and Interoperability

  • Outlining the game changing technology and their trends
  • Current and future trade & supply chain scenarios 
  • Digital trade opportunities and challenges – e-trade platforms and e-BL
  • Assessing the technology gaps

Moderator: Priyanka Deva, Global Leader for Digital Supply Chain and Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM (Singapore)

  • Thomas Bagge, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) (Denmark)
  • Antoine Cadoux, Chief Executive Officer, SGTraDex (Singapore) 
  • Joshua Kroeker, Chief Product Officer, Contour (Singapore)
  • Juan-Jose Ruiz, Head of Strategy and Business Development, TradeLens - IBM Ecosystems (USA)

Application of Technologies to Enhance Navigational Safety, Port Call Optimisation and Smart Ships

Speaker: Francis Zachariae, Secretary-General, International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) (France)  


Industry Panel:
Disruptive Technologies and Digital Economy

  • Shipping lines and ports – application of new technologies and opportunities
  • Will IoT, AI and ML be the most disruptive technological revolutions?
  • How would digital business models evolve?

Moderator: Mario Moretti, Asia Marine Senior Director, RINA (Singapore)

  • Martijn Thijsen, Head of Ecosystem & Platform Play, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Benjamin Hadfield, Head of Digital Products, Swire Shipping (Singapore)
  • Leslie Dang, Managing Director, Singapore, Nautilus Labs (Singapore)
  • Nakul Malhotra, Vice President - Emerging Opportunities Portfolio, Maritime Services, Wilhelmsen (Singapore)
  • Bala Sankaran, Co-CEO, Alpha Ori Technology (USA)
VC and Start-Up Track

Building the Next Generation of Cross-Border Ecommerce through Technology
The future of supply chains is one that will be built on disruption, resilience and digitalisation. What does this mean for the next generation of cross-border ecommerce and how can businesses and entrepreneurs leverage technology as an enabler to prepare for this future?

Speaker: Robin Yang, Board Director & Group CFO, SCI Ecommerce (Singapore) 


What it Means to be the Top Maritime Technology City
In the recent Leading Maritime Cities of the World 2022 report by Menon Economies and DNV, Singapore maintains its top position for the fifth year running, and outperformed all cities on Maritime Technology, or MarineTech. In this panel discussion, stakeholders from the maritime innovation ecosystem share their thoughts on what this means and how this will contribute to the overall digitalisation efforts of the maritime industry.

Moderator: Chua Chye Poh, Founder, ShipsFocus (Singapore)

  • Thomas Ting, Chief Technology Officer/Deputy Director, Innovation, Technology & Talent Development Division, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Nidhi Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Portcast (Singapore)
  • Ronny Waage, Regional Manager, ScanReach and Digital Transformation Committee Member, Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) (Singapore)
  • Shahrin Osman, Director, Maritime Decarbonisation and Autonomy Centre of Excellence (Asia-Pac), DNV (Singapore)
  • Chris Chung, Director, Digital Innovation & Strategic Projects, Wärtsilä (Singapore)
3:00pmTea Break

Measuring Impact of MarineTech 
Early adopters of innovative technology have seen positive impact to their digitalisation efforts, but what is this worth in actual dollar value to the business? What is the right price to pay when there is no benchmark, and what does it cost a start-up to get a first-mover advantage?

Moderator: Shaun Hon, General Partner, Motion Ventures (Singapore)

  • Kristina Lynge, CEO & Co-Founder, Riverr (Singapore)
  • Grace Chia, CEO & Co-Founder, BeeX (Singapore)
  • Jeremiah Chen, Manager - Sales & Business Development, Mencast (Singapore)
  • Vivek Premanadhan, CEO, Dravam (Singapore)



Innovation@SMW and Sustainability@SMW Joint Opening Plenary

  • Opening Remarks by Mr Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Keynote Address by H.E. Eivind S. Homme, Norway Ambassador to Singapore
10.00amTea Break
Cyber Resilience
10.30amTrack Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
Rasmus Nagel, Managing Director, The Shipping Collective (Denmark)

The future is here, but are we up to the speed with changing nature of technology and cyber threat? 
As the maritime industry continues to accelerate digitalisation and invest in smart systems; it is crucial to rethink cyber defence and resilient strategies to safeguard commercial and operational assets from persistent and evolving cyber threats. The keynote address will feature the opportunities, challenges, and cyber resilience strategies from the leadership perspectives in the age of quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Besides, how people and technology complement one other to enhance efficiency and productivity, it is imperative to leverage them to better able to detect and mitigate sophisticated cyber threats in ICT and OT systems across ships, ports, and cargos, and strengthen collaboration efforts within maritime community to strengthen the safety of the maritime industry. 

Presenter: Jens Meier, Chief Executive Officer, Hamburg Port Authority (Germany)


New Frontiers in Cyber Security

  • Dealing with new technologies and increasing digitalisation 
  • Where maritime security is heading with changing patterns of threats?
  • Underlining the pain points and remedies 
  • Securing a ship – the minimum requirements and CAPEX 
  • Supply chain attacks and ransomware and its impact on the maritime sector

Moderator: Pascal Ollivier, Chairman of Data Collaboration Committee, International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) & President, Maritime Street (France)

  • Leslie Yee, General Manager, Information Technology, Pacific International Lines (PIL) (Singapore)
  • Ong Chin Beng, Chief Information Security Officer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Singapore) 
  • Chew Poh Chang, Consulting Systems Engineer, Fortinet (Singapore)
Digitalisation and Data

Overcoming Challenges And Unlocking Value In Just-In-Time Initiatives

  • What did we learn from JIT developments in 2021? 
  • Cross-industry track, trace, and efficient document and regulatory clearance process 
  • JIT vs JIC

Moderator: Hans Rook, Chairman, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) (Netherlands)

  • Mikael Lind, Senior Strategic Research Advisor, Research Institute of Sweden (RISE) (Sweden)
  • Andre Simha, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) (Switzerland) 
  • Geert De Wilde, Chief Operating Officer, NxtPort International (Belgium)
  • Bruce Mills, Global Business Development Director, Wartsila Voyage (UK)
1.30pmTrack Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
Claus Nehmzow, Innovation Advisor (Singapore) 

Harnessing Maritime Big Data and Analytics for Efficient Operations 

  • The use of analytics and informatics ship technical and operations 
  • Optimising fleet equipment and components performance 
  • Critical focus areas of predictive analytics – onboard and at port 
  • Use cases in:
    • Digital chartering
    • Energy savings 
    • Fleet planning and technical management 
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Digital bunkering

Moderator: Dr Hai Gu, Vice President, Head of Global Simulation Center, ABS (Singapore)

  • Dr Lim Keng Hui, Executive Director, IHPC, A*STAR (Singapore)
  • Goh Mia Hock, Head of Group Process Excellence & Group Technology, PSA International (Singapore)
  • Thibault Tétafort, Digital Transformation Lead, Ocean Transportation, Cargill (Singapore)
  • Demetris Chrysostomou, Managing Director, Asia Region, Columbia Ship Management (Singapore)
  • Antoine Grisay, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Shipfix (UK)
Smart Ports and Automation

Global Port Operators’ Roundtable:
Ports AI, Automation and Robotics Application Developments

Moderator: Mark Wootton, Deputy Director, Terminal Automation, Royal HaskoningDHV (Netherlands)

  • Alexandru Duca, Director, Head of Automation Engineering, A.P. Moller – Maersk (USA)
  • Carles Rua, Chief Innovation Officer, Port of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia)
  • Jasmine Ang, Project Lead Digital Operation, Vopak (Singapore)

Operating an Intelligent Port – A Sustainable Pathway for Ports’ Digital Business

  • Reviewing ports physical and digital infrastructure for advancing operations  
  • Data standards and harmonising digital ecosystem across the maritime supply chain
  • What are the major points of the inevitable ports’ digital revolution? What changes can we expect?
  • Process of evolving ports into fully integrated innovation hubs
  • Emerging trends assessments – Cloud services, 5Gs, AI, ML and blockchain 
  • Can a port be fully autonomous in the future? 

Moderator: Gangadhar Gude, Founder & CEO, ATAI (India)

  • Dr Phanthian Zuesongdham, Head of Division Port Process Solution, Hamburg Port Authority (Germany)
  • Ori Marom, Director of Smart Mobility & 5G, Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Wong Yim Pui, Customs Industry Solution Expert, Asia Pacific Region, Huawei (Hong Kong)
Smart Shipping

Singapore strategy for creating a Smart and Autonomous Ship Value Chain

Presenter: Tung Sau Wai, Patent Analyst, IPOS International (Singapore)


Digital Trade – Future of Ship Supplies enabled by Additive Manufacturing
The future of digital trade: - Digital supply chain enabled by on-demand materialisation and digital fabrication with additive manufacturing/3D printing. 

Moderator: Ho Chaw Sing, Managing Director, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) (Singapore)

  • Goh Puay Guan, Associate Professor, Analytics and Operations, NUS Business School (Singapore)
  • Javier Lopez Gonzalez, Senior Economist, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD (France)
  • Hakon Elekjaer, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Wilhelmsen Group (Singapore) 


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