Agenda


0815 - Registration Opens

0900 - Welcome from Conference Chair
click for bioGiampiero Soncini, Director, KZ Management Ltd

Giampiero SonciniGiampiero Soncini started his maritime career in 1971 by joining the Italian Navy. He was promoted to Officer in 1972, he then graduated in Electrical Engineering at Pisa University with the second ever thesis in Italy on Optical Fibers, in 1979.

From 1979 to 1985 he was involved in the construction of the “Maestrale” Class Frigates, the first Navy ships in the world to have a fully computerised Machinery Control Room. In 1986 he left the Italian Navy to join NATO Undersea Research Centre, dedicated to Anti-Submarine Warfare. He was involved in the construction of RV Alliance, at the time the most advanced and quietest ship ever built, and the first one in the world to have a commercial GPS and a fully Integrated Navigation System.

In 1989 Mr. Soncini became responsible for the technical management of the vessel, until 1998, when he resigned from NATO to become the Managing Director of SpecTec Italy, and CEO of the SpecTec Group in 2005. From 2005 to 2012, he managed the Group, and in 2012, Volaris Group of Canada bought SpecTec Group. In 2016 Mr Soncini became Director of Volaris Division and was involved in buying ShipNet.

In 2017 he decided to leave Volaris to join RINA, the Italian Classification society, where he became Senior Adviser, Marine Innovation, and in 2018 he started his own investment venture, KZM Management, investing in IT Marine companies, in Music (his big passion), and in floating luxury villas.

Giampiero is a European School Baccalaureate, has an MSC in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pisa, and a Doctorate in USA Public Administration (Honoris causa), from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

0915 - Keynote Address: Digitalisation in the Maritime Industry – MLIT’s Viewpoint
click for bioAkihiro Tamura, Director of Engineering Policy Planning Office, Maritime Bureau, MLIT

Akihiro TamuraAkihiro Tamura graduated with a Naval Architecture (Bachelor) Degree from the National Yokohama University.

In 1994 he joined the Ministry of Transport. Since then, he has been working on maritime policy related matters, including technology development policy, shipbuilding policy and regulatory issues.

From 2014 to 2017, he was a Director at Japan Ship Centre, JETRO London. During these 3 years in London, he was also Vice-chair of OECD/WP6, attending the IMO meetings and conducting several researches about maritime technology trend and policy.

Mr Tamura is Director of Engineering Policy Planning Office, Maritime Bureau, heading up the technology development policy in maritime industry including digitalization, autonomous shipping and alternative fuels.

0940 - A Technology Roadmap to 2050
click for bioDr. Kohei Matsuo, Chief Researcher for Structural and Infrastructure Technologies, Core Manufacturing Technology Department, NMRI (National Maritime Research Institute)

Dr. Kohei MatsuoDr. Kohei Matsuo is a chief researcher in National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) in Tokyo, Japan. He has been involved in R&D for manufacturing engineering in shipbuilding since 2004 in NMRI. He also has an interest in future vision, technology strategy and roadmap for maritime industry.

Session 1:
The Maritime Satcom Summit

Sessions to include:

  • Standardising, securing and automating your network in the new connected era
  • Next generation satellite communications
  • Communicating change: How will satellite communications power the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • A pipeline for growth: Delivering connectivity in the Big Data era

1005 - Standardising, Securing and Automating your Network in the New Connected Era
click for bioShinobu Suzuki, Sales Director, Marlink

Shinobu SuzukiWith over 30 years’ experience in the maritime communications industry, Shinobu Suzuki has in depth knowledge of Inmarsat and VSAT services and strong, global connections, having worked closely with ship owners and ship management companies during that time.

As Sales Director for Marlink’s Tokyo office, Suzuki has strong cultural understanding and local knowledge, meaning together with her experienced team of professionals, Suzuki is always on hand to ensure the smooth running of Marlink’s customers' satellite communications in this dynamic part of the world.

1030 – Tech Refresh - What's Next in Satellite Innovation?

  • Digitalisation of the high seas, enhanced connectivity enabling Big Data, what are the options to consider
click for bioWill Kraus, Director, Marketing and Strategy Development, Iridium

Will KrausWill Kraus, Director, Maritime Line of Business and Product Management, holds responsibilities for market analysis, strategy and competitive research within the maritime sector. These activities support service lines strategy, new concept development, pricing and various marketing activities.

Prior to joining Iridium Satellite in 2001, Mr. Kraus worked at: Telispark, a wireless data integration firm; Iridium LLC, the predecessor of Iridium Satellite; Wirthlin Worldwide, a strategic research firm; and a small market positioning firm based in Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Kraus received his MBA, focused on International Marketing, from the University of California at Berkeley and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Wake Forest University, North Carolina. He is also proficient in Spanish.

1055 – Tea/Coffee Break

1120 – The Maritime Satcom Summit: Panel Discussion
Delivering Connectivity in the Big Data Era – Challenges and Opportunities
click for bioRob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship

Rob O'DwyerRob O'Dwyer, Editor of Digital Ship, has been a maritime IT journalist since 2005. He has a Master's degree in business and law from University College Dublin and was previously a commercial writing consultant in Seoul, South Korea.

Rob was also previously Editor of Port Finance International.

Panellists include:
click for bioEric Jan Bakker, VP Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink

Eric Jan BakkerEric Jan Bakker is Head of Sales responsible for the development of business in the Asia-Pacific region for Marlink, the global innovative provider of satellite enabled solutions.

Eric Jan has over 16 years’ experience in the satellite sector, starting his career with Station 12, the former mobile satellite operator based in The Hague, The Netherlands. During his time there, Eric Jan was responsible for sales of mobile satellite systems to the maritime industry in most of EMEA & Asia. Based out of The Hague and Singapore, Eric Jan helped introduce data communications technologies to the maritime industry, particularly the merchant shipping sector.

Eric Jan joined the company to head sales efforts with non-governmental organizations and United Nations accounts before moving on to become government sales director, a position he held for over two years. He accepted a role as Vice President, Sales for the Asia-Pacific region and where he has helped further establish Marlink’s reputation in this core market.

Eric Jan has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, and integrated several commercial topics into his technical studies at the University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

click for bioWill Kraus, Director, Marketing and Strategy Development, Iridium

Will KrausWill Kraus, Director, Maritime Line of Business and Product Management, holds responsibilities for market analysis, strategy and competitive research within the maritime sector. These activities support service lines strategy, new concept development, pricing and various marketing activities.

Prior to joining Iridium Satellite in 2001, Mr. Kraus worked at: Telispark, a wireless data integration firm; Iridium LLC, the predecessor of Iridium Satellite; Wirthlin Worldwide, a strategic research firm; and a small market positioning firm based in Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Kraus received his MBA, focused on International Marketing, from the University of California at Berkeley and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Wake Forest University, North Carolina. He is also proficient in Spanish.

click for bioShengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime

Shengwei QianShengwei Qian is Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific of Inmarsat Maritime. Shengwei has over 20 years’ experience in maritime Satellite communication, starting his Satellite communication work in Station 12, KPN Telecom in the Netherlands and mainly focusing on the communication solution for the merchant shipping industry.

He has been working in the same area for the last 20 years, following the company merge and acquisition: Station 12, Xantic, Stratos and now with Inmarsat, and involved in all technology development and solution in the area: from Telex, Fax, Email now to full internet service for both business applications and crew communications on vessels by using Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Shengwei has an MBA degree from Nyenrode University, the Netherlands Business School and Master of Material Science from Chinese Academy of Science.

click for bioWoo-Sung Chang, VP APAC Sales, Intellian

Woo-Sung ChangWoo-Sung Chang is the head of APAC Business unit at Intellian, the world`s leading provider of martime satellite antenna systems.

He has been working in the marine satellite communication business for more than 15 years. Prior to Intellian, he led development of globalstar payload at Hyundai Electronics.

His academic background is mechanical engineering.

Session 2:
Cyber Risk & Resilience

Sessions to include:

  • Safeguarding cyber security in an increasingly automated world
  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures
  • Building a consistent cyber security response plan
  • Real world maritime cyber threats and how to avoid them

1205 – Session 2: Panel Discussion - Safeguarding Cyber and Security in an Increasingly Automated World

  • Managing vulnerabilities: How can a shipowner ensure the security of equipment from multiple manufacturers and over the IoT network.
  • How can the maritime industry take the lead in ensuring secure transmission of documents, bills of lading, certificates, cargo manifests, ship reports and UNEDIFACT based information?
  • The Blockchain solution: What are the issues and what are its limitations?
  • How can the maritime world ensure that cyber incident reporting is global and yet still acceptable and useful to insurers, regulators and law enforcement
Moderated by:
click for bioDr. Chris Henny, Senior Project Manager, Vertical Markets Management – Maritime, Airbus Defence & Space

Dr. Chris HennyDr Henny runs his own consulting company, Maxess SPRL, based in Brussels, Belgium. His career spans 30 years in innovation, business development, sales management, and the marketing of high tech products and services for Philips, Sony, SAIT, Telenor, Marlink and Airbus.

He launched the first CD ROM, developed an advanced tape drive, implemented a low-cost GSM system for ships, developed one of the first maritime communications online billing systems, inventing a prepaid cards and dialers system, and a telemedicine system for ships.

He has worked extensively in the maritime regulatory environment, and product managed a maritime satellite e-mail hub. He is also a long-time member or CIRM and the Royal Institute of Navigation.

Dr Henny is currently project managing a cyber support tool for the maritime community in a partnership between CSO Alliance and Airbus.

Panellists include:
click for bioCaptain Sony Rajan, Manager, LNG Ship Management Strategy Team, Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd

Captain Sony RajanSony Rajan is currently the HSE Manager in the LNG Ship Management Strategy Team at Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) Ltd. Among his primary roles are ensuring safety and quality control across the LNG fleet of MOL.

Passionate about computers, Sony has set up innovative systems and databases in MOL to carry out analyses and identify trends in the performance of the LNG fleet, to better aid the safety and quality targets of MOL. He is presently on the working group that is introducing comprehensive cyber security policies across MOL.

Sony received his MBA in Business Administration (Ship Management) from Middlesex University, UK. He is an ISO 9001 Lead auditor and conducts training courses for the staff and sailing crew at MOL.

click for bioGiampiero Soncini, Director, KZ Management Ltd

Giampiero SonciniGiampiero Soncini started his maritime career in 1971 by joining the Italian Navy. He was promoted to Officer in 1972, he then graduated in Electrical Engineering at Pisa University with the second ever thesis in Italy on Optical Fibers, in 1979.

From 1979 to 1985 he was involved in the construction of the “Maestrale” Class Frigates, the first Navy ships in the world to have a fully computerised Machinery Control Room. In 1986 he left the Italian Navy to join NATO Undersea Research Centre, dedicated to Anti-Submarine Warfare. He was involved in the construction of RV Alliance, at the time the most advanced and quietest ship ever built, and the first one in the world to have a commercial GPS and a fully Integrated Navigation System.

In 1989 Mr. Soncini became responsible for the technical management of the vessel, until 1998, when he resigned from NATO to become the Managing Director of SpecTec Italy, and CEO of the SpecTec Group in 2005. From 2005 to 2012, he managed the Group, and in 2012, Volaris Group of Canada bought SpecTec Group. In 2016 Mr Soncini became Director of Volaris Division and was involved in buying ShipNet.

In 2017 he decided to leave Volaris to join RINA, the Italian Classification society, where he became Senior Adviser, Marine Innovation, and in 2018 he started his own investment venture, KZM Management, investing in IT Marine companies, in Music (his big passion), and in floating luxury villas.

Giampiero is a European School Baccalaureate, has an MSC in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pisa, and a Doctorate in USA Public Administration (Honoris causa), from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

click for bioDr Brahim Mezaoui, IT System Department, Engineering Division, IMC Corporation

Dr Brahim MezaouiAfter completing a 3-year Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s course, Brahim Mezaoui joined a merchant marine school in 1999, where he received dual purpose training (deck/engine). He then sailed as an officer onboard merchant vessels until 2005, after which he joined a marine electronic equipment company where he worked as a service engineer, installing and commissioning various systems.

From 2007 to 2012 he joined the Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology where he carried out research about route optimization, weather forecast accuracy and ship’s weather routeing. In 2013, after successfully obtaining a Doctor of Engineering in Applied Ocean Engineering, he joined the ship’s life cycle division of Japan Marine United Corporation.

In 2015, he moved to the IT department Engineering Division of the JMU subsidiary IMC Corporation, where he is in charge of the development of various IT solutions to meet ships’ needs, specifically the development of monitoring, route planning, as well as performance analysis solutions.

More panellists to be announced

Dualog1250 – Lunch Break
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Session 3:
The iShipping Revolution

Sessions to include:

  • Blockchain: Benefits and the path beyond proof of concepts
  • Autonomous shipping and the digital twin: Evolution or revolution?
  • Collaboration in the Big Data Era
  • Transforming culture, disrupting business and embracing innovation
  • Putting digitalisation on the business agenda: Capitalising on digital innovation and leadership
  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future

1350 – The Role of the Shipbuilder in Maritime’s Digital Future

  • Using IoT and Big Data to assess vessel performance
  • Examining ways of reducing operational costs, increasing safety and improving maintenance by product evolution
  • Reviewing future profitability and sustainability in the shipping industry
  • The role the shipbuilder plays as technical integrator
click for bioYoshio Otagaki, Advisor (Technology and Management), JMU, Technical Committee of Shipbuilders' Association of Japan (SAJ), (formerly executive Vice President of JMU and Technical Committee of JMU)

Yoshio OtagakiYoshio Otagaki has been Representative Director and Vice President, Planning & Administration Division for Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) since 2015. He held the position of Vice President, Ship & Offshore Division for JMU from 2013 – 2015.

Previous positions included Representative Director, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Planning for IHI Marine United Inc. between 2002 and 2012.

Mr Otagaki has been the Chairman of Technical Affairs Committee for The Shipbuilders' Association of Japan (SAJ) since 2015.

1415 – Digitising Global Supply Chain – An Application of Blockchain in Shipping

  • Global trade is highly inefficient and burdened by paper-based process
  • The TradeLens platform digitising global supply chain
  • Together we can move the industry forward
click for bioDr. Enna Kitty Pan Hirata, Commercial Manager, North Asia, TradeLens, Maersk Line

Enna Kitty Pan HirataDr. Enna Hirata is an experienced shipping and logistics professional with demonstrated history of working in the industry. She is also a maritime scholar holding PhD degree in Business Administration with focus on Transport Economics. Her research interests include econometric modelling, industrial engineering, shipping digitisation and business management.

1440 – Reviewing the use of Blockchain Technology for Cross-Border Trade Operations

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), The Japan Research Institute, Limited (JRI), Mitsui & Co, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company (MSI) and IBM Japan undertook a demonstration test in December 2017 to verify the applicability of blockchain technology as a way to streamline and upgrade cross-border trade operations.
  • This session will review the methods and evaluate the results and outcome
click for bioTakuyoshi Satoh, Associate Partner, IBM Japan

Takuyoshi SatohTakuyoshi Satoh, Associate Partner and Manager of Service Sales No.3 Banking & Financial Markets, is responsible for providing services and solutions for financial institutions.

With broad and vast experience in IT application architecture, he has engaged in multiple IT projects from small to huge. While he was leading the Business Strategy Office located in Singapore from 2014 to 2016, he saw the emergence of Blockchain technology and started leading multiple blockchain projects with clients. Since the end of 2016, he started a blockchain trade platform project with SMBC. Recently, he has participated in writing a book about Hyperledger Fabric and its use.

1505 – Blockchain in Commodity Trading and Transportation

  • Blockchain will transform and fundamentally change the whole transport industry, by making it transparent, decentralised and more efficient. It offers the ability to solve multiple tasks simultaneously and handle multiple industry challenges, such as corruption, lack of transparency, human errors, complex calculations and high operating costs.
Moderated by:
click for bioAlexander Varvarenko, CEO, Varamar Group, Founder, Shipnext

Alexander 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.

1530 – Blockchaining Logistics

  • Linking the physical world of trade, transport & logistics with the blockchain, by replacing paper documents with smart contracts and providing secure escrow payments throughout the process.
click for bioCaptain Savio Gomez, Fintech – Blockchain, AI Start up Strategic Advisor, Marine Inspector OCIMF & CDI

Captain Savio GomezSavio is an active Strategy Advisor of over a dozen projects in the Fintech - Blockchain / AI space, spanning various aspects. He is associated with venture capital funds & cryptocurrency exchanges.

He advises projects on strategic matters like platforms, partnerships, exchange listings, best practices, investor relations and assisting projects to continue to scale globally.

As far as qualifications go, he has close to three decades of international and diverse experience in the Transportation & Technology field supplemented by degrees leading up to a PhD.

Savio is a certified Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence professional, a Master Mariner, an inspector auditor for OCIMF, an auditor for CDI-IMPCAS, ISO (9001, 14001 & 21500), OHSAS 18001, ISPS, etc. He is also a ship inspector for OCIMF and CDI.

1555 – Tea/Coffee Break

1620 – IoT in Shipping

  • Inmarsat 2018 research results
click for bioShengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime

Shengwei QianBiographyQian is Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific of Inmarsat Maritime. Shengwei has over 20 years’ experience in maritime Satellite communication, starting his Satellite communication work in Station 12, KPN Telecom in the Netherlands and mainly focusing on the communication solution for the merchant shipping industry.

He has been working in the same area for the last 20 years, following the company merge and acquisition: Station 12, Xantic, Stratos and now with Inmarsat, and involved in all technology development and solution in the area: from Telex, Fax, Email now to full internet service for both business applications and crew communications on vessels by using Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Shengwei has an MBA degree from Nyenrode University, the Netherlands Business School and Master of Material Science from Chinese Academy of Science.

1645 – Supporting Innovation and Digitalisation in the Maritime Cluster

  • Reviewing platforms and ecosystems for data application and sharing
click for bioDr. Hideyuki Ando, Chair of SSAP2, Senior General Manager, MTI (Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Line)

Dr. Hideyuki AndoDr. Ando Hideyuki is senior general manager of MTI, R&D company of NYK Line in Tokyo, Japan.

After he joined MTI in 2005, he leads many R&D projects regarding ship energy efficiency and safety operations. His team has contributed to development of NYK’s IoT platform SIMS (Ship Information Management System) and utilization of IoT and Big data for ship operations in NYK.

Dr Hideyuki was honored with Best Youth Award JASNAOE (Japan Society of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) in 2003. Prior to his current job, he was associate professor of the University of Tokyo. He holds a Doctor of Engineering.

1710 – Harmonising Digitalisation after e-Navigation

  • Addressing future challenges
click for bioHideki Noguchi, Chair - IALA e-Navigation Committee, Deputy Director, Administration and Planning Division, Maritime Traffic Department, Japan Coast Guard

Hideki NoguchiCDR Hideki Noguchi (JCG) is the Chair of the e-Navigation Committee, International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). From 2011 to 2013, he was the Coordinator of the IMO NAV Sub-Committee Correspondence Group on development of policy and new symbols for AIS Aids to Navigation (AIS AtoN) that is the latest AtoN using AIS technology including virtual AtoN.

e-navigation is IMO led concept for introducing digital world into the maritime world but its development has been slow while technology of navigational equipment and related facilities has been rapidly changed such as the emergence of virtual AtoN. Despite its slow movement, e-navigation has now reached the initial stage of implementation and IMO has worked on the prioritized e-navigation solutions.

However, when e-navigation takes the first step on its implementation, due to the rapid development of digital technology, another movement is emerged, autonomous or unmanned ship. At its 98th session in June 2017, IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) agreed to start a new work item “a regulatory scoping exercise of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS)”. There are already some MASSs operating for R&D or military purposes and these MASSs use numerous digital technologies such as ICT.

1735 – Preparing for our Digital Future: Closing Panel Discussion

  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future
Moderated by:
click for bioProfessor Daisuke Watanabe, Associate Professor at Department of Logistics and Information Engineering, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Professor Daisuke WatanabeDaisuke Watanabe is an Associate Professor at Department of Logistics and Information Engineering, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan. His recent research interests focus on logistics system engineering and logistics risk management.

He has numerous academic publications and extensive research and technical experience in development and management of logistics systems.

He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Tsukuba in 2006 in the area of Systems and Information Engineering. Also, he holds an M.S. in Urban and Environmental Systems and B.S. in Policy and Planning Sciences from University of Tsukuba.

Prof. Watanabe worked as a researcher at National Maritime Research Institute, Japan from 2006 to 2007 and a visitor scholar at University of California, Santa Barbara, United States from 2015 to 2016.

Panellists include:
click for bioPeter Stevens, CIO CDO, Anglo-Eastern

Peter StevensPeter Stevens has been working as a CIO for various global international organisations and with an entrepreneurial and result oriented approach thrives at the intersection points between business, process and IT. His experience in IT-based business transformation to lead organisations focused digital-driven business strategy and innovation is extensive.

A culture of innovation is critical for both business and team growth. We collaborate cross-functionally to develop solutions founded on business value. IT must simplify complex solutions and effectively communicate throughout the organisation.

click for bioDr. Enna Kitty Pan Hirata, Commercial Manager, North Asia, Global Trade Digitization, Maersk Line

Enna Kitty Pan HirataDr. Enna Hirata is an experienced shipping and logistics professional with demonstrated history of working in the industry. She is also a maritime scholar holding PhD degree in Business Administration with focus on Transport Economics. Her research interests include econometric modelling, industrial engineering, shipping digitisation and business management.

click for bioCaptain Vikrant Sharma, Lead Business Strategist and Lead in Business Development and Consulting, ClassNK

Captain Vikrant SharmaVikrant Sharma has background in shipping as well as business administration. He joined ClassNK Innovation Development Division in 2016. Being core team member of the Digitalization Strategy of ClassNK he is responsible for the building new business based on big data analysis. He is also closely involved in the EU MRV regulation as a MRV expert and the task force team member of ClassNK at the Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) European Commission's responsible for making best practices for the EU MRV regulation. Prior joining ClassNK he was working in the head office of a major Japanese ship management company where one of his responsibility was vessel performance management.

click for bioZen Kawada, Public Sector Senior Manager, NTT Data

Zen KawadaZen Kawada joined NTT DATA Communications Systems Corporation in 1992. The Company changed its name to NTT DATA CORPORATION in 1998.

He has been engaged in system development and new service planning in various fields of international trade and logistics such as NACCS (Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System) project.

Since 2016, he has been serving as a senior manager in charge of service planning in a blockchain-based Trade Data Sharing Platform project.

click for bioDr. Shinichi Ishii, Senior Consultant, Global Infrastructure Consulting Department, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.

Dr. Shinichi IshiiDr. Ishii, Senior Consultant of Nomura Research Institute has more than 31 years of experience in consulting in ICT and Visibility system development for global transport & logistics, trade facilitation and global supply chain with global manufactures, retail industry and transport industry.

Recently Dr. Ishii was engaged in standard development activities with ISO26683-1, ISO26683-2 (Intermodal Transport), ISO18495-1 (Vehicle Visibility in the Supply Chain) and other advanced technology development for international transport and logistics using RFID. He has also been involved with the ocean carriers’ industry, working together with the ISO/TC104 (Freight Container) and automotive logistics industry.

Dr. Ishii is a visiting Professor for Hokkaido University, Tsukuba University and Japan Institute for Science and Technology. Outside Japan, he also has teaching experience with supply chain management at Hanoi University of Technology in 2007, intelligent transport system in Hanoi Communication University in 2013, Logistics system development in Incheon University in 2014 and Strategy First Institute in Yangon in 2015.

Dr. Ishii has a B.A. in Economics; an M.A. in Information Engineering; and completed a Ph. D focused in Transport ntirPpalalanning in Civil Engineering – all from Hokkaido University, Japan.

marlink1820 - Conclusions, Followed by Networking Drinks Reception until 1930
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