Maritime Innovation: How Science and Technology Are Transforming the Industry
Presented by SGInnovate and French Chamber Singapore
In today's world, sea traffic is only expected to grow with the rising volume of trade and e-Commerce activities. For Singapore to be one of the world's leading smart ports, continuous knowledge-based port services and maritime-related expertise must be developed.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) models are examples of rising technologies being utilized in maritime systems worldwide. AI/ML can be applied in facilitating risk analytics, hotspot prediction, and intelligent coordination of vessels. The competitive edge is thus generated when more vessels can pass through ports to experience reduced congestion and safer navigation. According to Nautic Expo 2018, Global maritime freight transportation revenue is estimated to reach USD $205 billion by 2023, up from USD $166 billion in 2017, and AI has been identified as one of the main driving forces for such results.
Join us with our speakers as they share more on innovative applications for the Maritime industry. Come to understand how the future of Maritime will be transformed while ensuring people's safety, decreasing incidents and accidents related to shipping, machinery, component and structure maintenance, fuel consumption, and efficiency.
Date: 28 September 2021, Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)
4:00pm - 4:05pm: Welcome Remarks by SGInnovate and French Chamber Singapore
4:05pm - 5:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on Maritime Innovation: How Science and Technology Are Transforming the Industry with
- Joe Tanner, Chief Commercial Officer, Rainmaking
- Nidhi Gupta, CEO and Co-founder, Portcast
- Padmaraj Dipankar, Chief Data Officer, CMA CGM
- Moderator: Desmond Tay, Assistant Director of Maritime Technology System, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
Joe Tanner, Chief Commercial Officer, Rainmaking
Joe Tanner is Chief Commercial Officer for Rainmaking, one of Asia's premier Venture Studios based in Singapore.
Joe has spent the last decade on the frontlines of corporate innovation, working with the likes of Samsung, HSBC, MetLife and Engie to build transformational new businesses from the ground up. Prior to this he founded an (ill-fated) startup in the data analytics industry and spent the early part of his career as a growth strategist for the likes of Coca Cola, AXA and Johnnie Walker.
With Rainmaking, Joe is on a mission to harness the power of entrepreneurship to solve the world's biggest problems. His team focus particularly on decarbonization, conservation and financial resilience, partnering with the region's leading corporations to create a disproportionate positive impact on the world around us.
Nidhi Gupta, CEO and Co-founder, Portcast
Nidhi Gupta is an experienced strategy and logistics professional. She has a decade of leadership and C-level consulting experience in Asia Pacific with the Deutsche Post DHL group. She has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and a Bachelor's in Computer Science Engineering. Nidhi is passionate about digitisation and innovation in the supply chain and logistics industry. She is currently the co-founder of Portcast, a logistics technology start-up in Singapore, backed by leading VCs, which uses machine learning and real-time external data to make global supply chains dynamic and predictive.
Padmaraj Dipankar, Chief Data Officer, CMA CGM
Padmaraja Dipankar (Raj) has over 20 years of successful Business Leadership & Strategy experience Transforming Businesses through Digital, Data, Technology & Innovation Labs across multiple industries globally. In his previous role with Accenture as (Global) Vice President, he was the Business Transformation Partner for the Top Fortune 500 clients to deliver Innovative Solutions & Intelligent Operations along with building new Digital & Big Data capabilities.
He has a strong academic background in Engineering, Economics & Technology and has a Post Graduate program from Harvard (HBP) in Business Leadership, Innovation & Strategy. He joined the CMA CGM Group in October 2020 and is currently the Group’s Chief Data Officer.
Desmond Tay, Assistant Director of Maritime Technology System, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
Mr Desmond Tay is currently the Assistant Director of Maritime Technology Ecosystem (MTE) at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). He currently holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is responsible for catalysing the collaboration with NUS Enterprise to set up PIER71 in 2018 to support the development of the maritime innovation ecosystem in Singapore for marinetech start-ups. Prior to heading MTE, Desmond has spent more than 15 in managing and developing IT solutions for the industry and MPA. He was also responsible for catalysing the Smart Port Hackathon in 2014 and 2015, and the inaugural run of the Smart Port Challenge in 2017. Leveraging on his technical and industry knowledge, he is passionate about working with marinetech start-ups to reimagine their solutions for the maritime industry.