Hamburg, 2 February 2021

Aye, aye, A.I.

When it comes to global shipping, artificial intelligence has emerged as one of the prime technologies to shape the future and is said to be one of the disruptive game changers far beyond big data and autonomous shipping.
It’s now up to every company to create new business values and competitive advantages. Join HANSA’s Maritime Future Summit, powered by SMM, to discuss the latest trends and innovations.


09:15 – 10:00


Welcome addresses by the organisers

Moderator introduction: Prof Dr Volker Bertram, World Maritime University

Volker Bertram
Volker Bertram

10:00 – 12:10


Utilizing leading-edge technology to build new solutions

Speaker: Dr Pierre Sames, Group Technology and Research Director, DNV GL – Maritime

From dumb ships to smart transport platforms – The role of A.I. in future(istic) ship operations

Speaker: Sean Fernback, President of Wärtsilä Voyage and Executive Vice President of Wärtsilä Corporation

Intelligent Shipping Solutions

Speaker: Oskar Levander, SVP Business Concepts, Kongsberg Maritime

11:45 – 12:00 Q&A

12:00 – 12:10 Session Wrap-Up

Pierre Sames
Pierre Sames
Sean Fernback
Oskar Levander
Oskar Levander

12:10 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:55


Moderator: Prof Dr Volker Bertram, World Maritime University

With the coming of the Maritime Revolution, is unmanned-bridge available?

Speaker: Jilin Ma, Senior Engineer of electrical and electronic Engineering, CCS

Call it A.I., we call it fuel saving

Speaker: Tom H Evensen, Regional Category Manager Hull Performance, Jotun

From Iron Age to Digital Age – A.I. from ship design to production

Speaker: Rodrigo Pérez Fernández, Sener

From data to insight – advancing the state-of-the-art in ship design

Speaker: Dr Annie Bekker, Senior Lecturer, Stellenbosch University

14:25 – 14:45 Q & A

14:45 – 14:55 Session Wrap-Up

Jilin Ma
Jilin Ma
Tom H Evensen
Tom H Evensen
Rodrigo Pérez Fernández
Rodrigo Pérez Fernández
Annie Bekker
Annie Bekker

14:55 – 15:10


Prof Dr Volker Bertram, World Maritime University

Krischan Förster, Chief Editor, HANSA

Volker Bertram
Volker Bertram
Krischan Förster
Krischan Förster


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