Confirmed speakers:
Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink
Philipp Hermes, Partner, BHM Penlaw & Member, World Ocean Council
Dan Veen, Co-founder/CEO, We4Sea B.V.
Dr. Torsten Büssow, Head of Fleet Performance Management, DNV GL
Maurice Meehan, Shipping Operation Manager, Carbon War Room
Torsten Ecks, Owner, ECKS MARINE

1400 - Registration and welcome tea/coffee

1430 - Moderator's opening
Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
v click for bio v

Neville SmithNeville Smith is a maritime media consultant with shipping industry clients across communications, navigation, IT and marine products and services. A maritime journalist for 16 years and a former deputy editor of daily maritime newspaper Lloyd's List, he works for clients on messaging, positioning and campaign delivery across print and electronic media as well as blogging at www.maritimeinsight.com on current and future trends in communications and technology.

1440 - Improving vessel efficiency with big data: has future arrived already?
Dr. Torsten Büssow, , Head of Fleet Performance Management, DNV GL
v click for bio v

Dr. Torsten BüssowDr. Torsten Büssow is improving efficiency and performance of maritime and non-maritime organizations since 18 years. He is heading DNV GLs fleet performance management business which is improving ship efficiency with data. He has worked for 10 years in the IT and management consulting company Capgemini. From 2009 onwards he has built up DNV GLs business around the Shipmanager software suite.

1505 - Case Study Presentation: Optimising vessel efficiency using web-based monitoring systems
          -  Case study of live vessel monitoring
          -  Overview of web-based monitoring technology
          -  Calculating vessel efficiency
Dan Veen, Co-founder/CEO, We4Sea B.V.
v click for bio v

Dan VeenDan studied Mechanical Engineering in Utrecht, and Business Administration at Erasmus University (Rotterdam). He worked in several positions at Gastec, a gas research institute, on gaseous automotive fuels such as CNG and LPG.

In 2004, Dan joined Wärtsilä Netherlands as account manager for the Benelux dredging industry. In 2008, Dan became responsible for the Sales department of Wärtsilä Benelux Services Division. In 2010, he moved to Wärtsilä Services - North Europe and worked as business development manager on new technologies, such as emission abatement and use of LNG as marine fuel.

In 2012, Dan switched to TNO as senior business developer Maritime & Offshore. Within TNO, he has developed several Maritime R&D projects mostly focussing cleaner fuels for ships and on energy-efficienct shipping. Projects he helped develop are the EU FP7 project Retrofit, and the Dutch joint industry project Hybrid 111, focussing on energy simulation tools for hybrid propulsion trains.

In 2015, Dan developed a project for shipowner Flinter, with the aim to investigate if data could be used to monitor ships. In March 2016, he started the company We4Sea, together with Michiel Katgert. We4Sea uses big data and simulation technologies to monitor ships, and optimize their fuel efficiency.

1530 - Smart Ocean/Smart Industries
          -  Data collection and integration/ transmission: not only instrumented as "digital ships"
             to collect onboard data but are also instrumented to collect and transmit ocean
             and weather condition data (so-si), then they are contributing to the "big ocean data"
             of their operating environment
          -  Route enhancement and ship performance: "big ocean data" will provide the
             operational oceanographers the information they need, closer to real time and in
             finer scale resolution, to optimize ship performance (e.g. conserving fuel, lowering
             emissions and reducing cost)
Philipp Hermes, Partner, BHM Penlaw & Member, World Ocean Council
v click for bio v

Philip HermesPhilipp Hermes has expertise in international maritime and marine finance, maritime insurances and ship construction matters, in contentious and non-contentious affairs. He is interested in the global and regional correlation between the different maritime and marine sectors. Philipp Hermes is advising the private maritime industries, including banks, insurance companies, shipping companies and ship construction companies in Europe and elsewhere. He is also offering advice to the public marine sector.

Philipp Hermes is a lawyer qualified in German law in 2008. He was working with Ehlermann Rindfleisch Gadow in Hamburg, a law firm specialised in ship finance, and was advising banks in the structured financing of ships. In 2013, he joined Johann M. K. Blumenthal GmbH & Co. KG as General Counsel. Philipp Hermes set up Bureau Hermes Maritime (BHM) in November, 2013, and established BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG in April 2014 together with Henry Page. In June 2014, he founded BHM Penlaw Rechtsanwälte Hermes Sanchez von Cramm Partnerschaft mbB together with his partners.

Philipp Hermes is naval officer (reserve) and Liasion Officer with the civil authorities. He is offering legal consult to federal ministries in Germany regarding maritime issues. He regularly contributes columns to World Economy.

1605 - Tea/Coffee Break

1625 - Enabling industry decarbonisation through data transparency, traceability and collaboration
Maurice Meehan, Shipping Operation Manager, Carbon War Room
v click for bio v

Maurice MeehanMaurice leads Business for Social Responsibilities (BSR’s) Transport and Logistics sector. In this role he collaborates with multinational companies in the transport and logistics sector to drive sustainability performance through connecting private industry ambition to BSR driven initiatives such as Business in a Climate Constrained World (BCCW), Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) and Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG).

1650 - Panel discussion: How to apply Big Data to enhance vessel performance
          -  Advances in Big Data technology and applications across the shipping industry
          -  Maximising available data to carry out energy assessment, condition optimisation, route
             enhancement and ship performance
          -  Calculating cost-savings through data
          -  Striking KPI comparisons across the entire fleet and translating it into
             performance improvement
Moderated by:
Torsten Ecks, Owner, ECKS MARINE
v click for bio v

Torsten EcksAfter completing his apprenticeship with a shipbroker and liners agent in 1990 Torsten worked with international companies around the shipping and maritime industry.

In 2015 he founded ECKS MARINE who are Sales and Marketing Representatives for maritime components, services and IT/software, focused on sustainable solutions that cut risks and costs. Today ECKS MARINE in Germany represents clients like Maritec (Singapore), Propulsion Dynamics (USA/Denmark), Hanseaticsoft (Germany), Danelec Marine (Denmark) and Valmet (Finland).

Panellists include:
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink
v click for bio v

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.

Philipp Hermes, Partner, BHM Penlaw & Member, World Ocean Council
v click for bio v

Philip HermesPhilipp Hermes has expertise in international maritime and marine finance, maritime insurances and ship construction matters, in contentious and non-contentious affairs. He is interested in the global and regional correlation between the different maritime and marine sectors. Philipp Hermes is advising the private maritime industries, including banks, insurance companies, shipping companies and ship construction companies in Europe and elsewhere. He is also offering advice to the public marine sector.

Philipp Hermes is a lawyer qualified in German law in 2008. He was working with Ehlermann Rindfleisch Gadow in Hamburg, a law firm specialised in ship finance, and was advising banks in the structured financing of ships. In 2013, he joined Johann M. K. Blumenthal GmbH & Co. KG as General Counsel. Philipp Hermes set up Bureau Hermes Maritime (BHM) in November, 2013, and established BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG in April 2014 together with Henry Page. In June 2014, he founded BHM Penlaw Rechtsanwälte Hermes Sanchez von Cramm Partnerschaft mbB together with his partners.

Philipp Hermes is naval officer (reserve) and Liasion Officer with the civil authorities. He is offering legal consult to federal ministries in Germany regarding maritime issues. He regularly contributes columns to World Economy.

Dan Veen, Co-founder/CEO, We4Sea B.V.
v click for bio v

Dan VeenDan studied Mechanical Engineering in Utrecht, and Business Administration at Erasmus University (Rotterdam). He worked in several positions at Gastec, a gas research institute, on gaseous automotive fuels such as CNG and LPG.

In 2004, Dan joined Wärtsilä Netherlands as account manager for the Benelux dredging industry. In 2008, Dan became responsible for the Sales department of Wärtsilä Benelux Services Division. In 2010, he moved to Wärtsilä Services - North Europe and worked as business development manager on new technologies, such as emission abatement and use of LNG as marine fuel.

In 2012, Dan switched to TNO as senior business developer Maritime & Offshore. Within TNO, he has developed several Maritime R&D projects mostly focussing cleaner fuels for ships and on energy-efficienct shipping. Projects he helped develop are the EU FP7 project Retrofit, and the Dutch joint industry project Hybrid 111, focussing on energy simulation tools for hybrid propulsion trains.

In 2015, Dan developed a project for shipowner Flinter, with the aim to investigate if data could be used to monitor ships. In March 2016, he started the company We4Sea, together with Michiel Katgert. We4Sea uses big data and simulation technologies to monitor ships, and optimize their fuel efficiency.

Dr. Torsten Büssow, , Head of Fleet Performance Management, DNV GL
v click for bio v

Dr. Torsten BüssowDr. Torsten Büssow is improving efficiency and performance of maritime and non-maritime organizations since 18 years. He is heading DNV GLs fleet performance management business which is improving ship efficiency with data. He has worked for 10 years in the IT and management consulting company Capgemini. From 2009 onwards he has built up DNV GLs business around the Shipmanager software suite.

1720 - Moderator's conclusion


Promotional Sponsor

Promotional Sponsor