About this event
A regional forum where industry leading partners, agencies and government stakeholders in the maritime sector collaborate to share ideas, enablers & success stories to help developing countries build a resilient, progressive, and thriving maritime sector, through use of technology.
Topics cover actions and strategies for government and private sector to maximize the benefits of digitalization in maritime trade, build an innovation ecosystem and encourage collaboration. This assumes even greater importance today, as many countries and economies try to make a sustainable recovery from the ravages of the covid-19 pandemic.
A platform where developing countries can learn from the most forward-thinking minds and leaders of the industry. It will also offer a platform for players from emerging markets to collaborate, share their knowledge and leverage respective core-strengths.
The panel discussion will also cover the latest in technology trends for maritime operations, including artificial intelligence, vessel tracking, and more.
Beth Maundrill, Head of Editorial, Port Technology International
Amos Wangora, CEO, Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)
Topic - How eMSW compliments the National Single Window
He has served as the General Manager Operations and Project Director for the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System implementation and operations (Kenya TradeNet System). He holds a Masters Degree in Maritime Affairs specializing in Port and Shipping Management from the World Maritime University (Sweden). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Warsama Guirreh, CEO, Djibouti Port Community System (DPCS)
Topic - PCS a Vital Key to Port & Maritime Efficiency
He has been managing the port community system project from its inception in 2016 throughout its launch in 2018. He has also worked as Technology Director at the Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) handling large scale tech projects for Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ), Djibouti National Shipping Company (DNSC), Air Djibouti, Port Authority, Port Secure Djibouti (PSD) amongst others. His expertise is in digital services (B2B, B2G) & tech project management in the transportation and government sectors.
Ninan Oommen Biju, Sr Port & Maritime Transport Specialist, The World Bank - Transport Global Practice
Topic - Maritime Digitalization – Enhancing Maritime & Port Efficiency
Ninan Oommen Biju is the Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist at The World Bank Transport Practice based in Singapore, engaged in the preparation and supervision of projects, sharing of knowledge and experience and technical assistance for maritime infrastructure development. Prior to joining The World Bank, Ninan was the CEO of a short-sea container ship owner and operated services in consortium with global container shipping lines from Singapore hub port to the main gateway ports in South-East Asia & South Asia. In his previous role based in Dubai-UAE, Ninan operated container feeder services and established connectivity in the West Asia Arabian Gulf & South Asia region. Ninan is a postgraduate in Business Administration from Madras Christian College, India and holds a master’s degree in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Fook Seng, Senior Consulting Director, GeTS Global Pte Ltd (a fully owned subsidiary of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd)
Fook Seng is the Senior Consulting Director in GeTS, specializing in trade facilitation, trade regulatory e-services, ports and e-commerce Information Technology (IT). He has more than 40 years of experience implementing IT solutions and providing consultancy services to governments worldwide. Fook Seng has contributed significantly to the automation of ports in Singapore and beyond.
Solomon Raj Joseph, Product Director, CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
A seasoned professional with over 20 years of techno-business experience in IT, Trade & Logistics, Telecom, Banking in various capacities including Product Director, Project Manager & Chief Architect. Past 12 years was spent in driving implementations of mission critical National Trade Single Window Systems, Port Logistics & Customs Systems across Asia, Africa, Middle East and Americas in more than 12 countries.
Beth is the Head of Editorial at Port Technology International and is based in London. Beth has worked in business-to-business publishing since completing her degree in Politics and International Relations at Reading University in 2013. Before joining Port Technology International in 2019 she spent seven years in the aerospace and defence sector. She has experience covering international trade events, providing daily news coverage of industry developments and working in a multimedia environment.
News and technical insight for ports, terminals and shipping industries, and the digital maritime supply chain. AI, Automation, Big Data, Mega Ships & IoT.
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