Speakers

Panel I:

A.I. as leading-edge technology to build new solutions

 

Prof Dr Volker Bertram

Prof. Dr. Volker Bertram

World Maritime University

Volker Bertram is visiting professor for ship design at the World Maritime University in Malmo and three other universities. He works at DNV GL in Hamburg and organizes conferences on future technologies for the maritime industries. He has authored more than 400 publications including two standard text books on maritime technologies. His broad expertise is appreciated in industry and academia alike.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen

Chief Executive Officer DNV GL – Maritime Hamburg, Germany

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen is the CEO of DNV GL – Maritime and a member of the Executive Board of DNV GL SE. He was appointed CEO in August 2015 and prior to that had been the Chief Operating Officer and President of DNV GL – Maritime.

After joining DNV in Oslo in 1990 as a structural engineer, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen worked in DNV’s core business areas serving the maritime and oil & gas industries. He undertook many roles in the organization, including project management, across a wide range of technical disciplines and also held a number of management positions. He was also based in Japan for two years.

In September 2013, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen was appointed as Director of Division Europe, Africa & Americas in DNV GL – Maritime, one of two geographic divisions responsible for DNV GL’s core maritime and offshore classification business of DNV GL. For a period, he held both the position of President of DNV GL – Maritime as well as Director of Division Europe*, Africa & Americas (*excluding Germany).

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University where he was awarded a First Class Honour’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1990. In his final year, he was awarded the Watt Club Medal, Heriot-Watt University’s premier award for undergraduate students. He also received an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Oslo Polytechnic in 1987.

Teus van Beek

Teus van Beek

General Manager Market Innovation, Wärtsilä

Teus van Beek is General Manager Market Innovation within the Marine Solutions division at Wartsila. The Market Innovations team is set out to create and promote future concepts for the marine industry by showing thought leadership and testing the waters for new technologies and solutions.

Jouni Salo

Jouni Salo

Client Executive, Maritime & Logistics, IBM

Working as outsourced innovation resource to customers in maritime cluster, mainly in global maritime equipment manufacturers. Development of applicability plans for technological leaps such as utilizing block chains in logistics and procurement, utilization of containers or such in serverless virtual resources for systems and services, artificial intelligence in visual/audio & sensory with unstructured data for operational and technological excellence embedded to customer products and processes.

Panel II:

Maritime revolution is coming, and no one's in the wheelhouse?

 

Prof Dr Volker Bertram

Prof. Dr. Volker Bertram

World Maritime University

Volker Bertram is visiting professor for ship design at the World Maritime University in Malmo and three other universities. He works at DNV GL in Hamburg and organizes conferences on future technologies for the maritime industries. He has authored more than 400 publications including two standard text books on maritime technologies. His broad expertise is appreciated in industry and academia alike.

Dr. Annie Bekker

Dr. Annie Bekker

Senior Lecturer, Stellenbosch University

Anriëtte (Annie) Bekker completed her engineering education in South Africa. After working in industry on anomaly detection algorithms, she joined the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University where she has led sensor fusion research on heavy mobile equipment, most notably the South African Polar Supply and Research vessel “SA Agulhas II”. This work focusses on improving human element issues through automated intelligence. Her research interests include virtual sensing, machine vision, and machine learning to derive actionable insights in operational environments.

Geir Axel Oftedahl

Geir Axel Oftedahl

Business Development, Jotun

Axel is responsible for business development in the marine part of Jotun with a particular focus on break through innovations. Current areas of work include servitization of paints, robotics, automation and machine learning/artificial intelligence. His latest project is the Hull Skating Solutions (see https://jointherevhullution.com ). Geir Axel's previous experience is mainly from management consulting with a focus on strategy, technology and innovation.

Rodrigo Perez Fernandez

Rodrigo Perez Fernandez

Area Manager, Sener

Dr Rodrigo Pérez Fernández is Naval Shipbuilding Area Manager at SENER, a Spanish engineering company and software provider in the maritime field. Committed to advancing maritime applications of Artificial Intelligence, he has played a key role in the development and implementation of specific functionalities within SENER´s FORAN System. He is also professor in the Marine Engineering School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.