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STM Validation Final Conference

STM Validation Final Conference

Many joined us in London November 13-14!

The STM Validation Final Conference at the IMO Headquarter in London, demonstrated solutions in use, shared and  showed early results. Delegates got feeling of the future e-Navigation onboard, how VTS-operators will work and got answers from the experts and experienced.

Panels discussed how Sea Traffic Management will affect Safety, Efficiency and Environment, and how the industry see Digital Transformation happening. The project’s bloopers and blunders proved that innovation is not a straight line, it is rather a voyage with many waypoints. Ten demos and one curiosity corner, formed the base of good discussions during long networking breaks, personal meetings are the sparks that will make ideas catch fire.

Bleow you can find the agenda and speakers, and links to individual presentations. For a list of all presentations click here!

Information sharing will change how the entire maritime industry operates. Collaboration platforms with unexpected partners will appear, and so will fresh players. Modern technology will change the playing field and it is essential to adapt current business models. You also learned about the other ongoing and coming initiatives in the on-going STM voyage to the future.


November 13
12:00-13:00 Registration
13:00-13:30 Welcoming Keynote speeches



Kitack Lim, Secretary General, IMO – Professor Kurt Bodewig, Motorways of the Sea Coordinator, EU – Katarina Norén, Director General, SMA

13:30-14:15 What’s in it for me – users and producers


Anders Johannesson, VTS operator, SMA/Annika Korsbo, Chief Officer, M/S Baltic Bright/Katie Aylward, Chalmers University of Technology (presentation) – Dmitry Rostopshin Director, Traffic Control & Management Solutions, Wärtsilä (presentation), Amund Gjersöe, Dept. Mgr. Surveillance Systems, Kongsberg (presentation) – Andreas Chrysostomou, Board Member, Marine Fields (presentation)

14:15-15:15 DEMOs & Curiosity Corners (and coffee)
15:15-16:00 STM Deep dive – Efficiency (presentation & panel)


Per Setterberg, Project Manager, STM Validation (presentation) – Vicente del Rio, MD, VPF – Captain Ranvir Jatar, Navigation Compliance Manager, Fleet Management – Trond Andersen, Port of Stavanger – Anssi Lappalainen, R&D Project Manager, Rolls-Royce

16:00-17:00 Panel – digitalisation in the industry


Mar Chao, Business Director, Port of Valencia – Capt. Johan Gahnström, Senior Manager, INTERTANKO – Richard Doherty, Deputy Secretary General & CTO, CIRM – Michael Card, Deputy Secretary General, IALA – Ulf Siwe, SMA

17:00-17:10 Industry announcment (presentation)
17:10-19:00 Mingling and snacks
November 14
09:00-09:15 Welcome back


Emelie Persson Tingström, SMA – Jarek Kotowski, Senior Project Manager, INEA, EU

09:15-09:45 Bloopers & Blunders – and lessons learned


Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Group Manager, Fraunhofer (presentation) – Mathias Karlsson, Researcher, RISE (presentation) – Cajsa Jersler Fransson, SMA (presentation)

09:45-10:30 STM Deep dive – Environment (presentation & panel)


José Giménez, Port Energy & Safety Director, FVP (presentation) – Axel Wenblad, Chairman, WWF Sweden – Franco Caraffi, IT Director, Carnival Maritime – Mark Lutes, Senior Global Climate Policy Advisor, WWF International

10:30-11:30 DEMOs & Curiosity Corners (and coffee)
11:30-12:00 Past – Present – Future

Ulf Svedberg, Senior Advisor, SMA (presentation) – Cilli Sobiech, Senior Researcher, RISE (presentation) – Magnus Sundström, Head of R&I, SMA

12:00-12:45 STM Deep dive – Safety (presentation & panel)


Fredrik Karlsson, SMA (presentation) – Niels Leikvang, Innovation Manager, DNV GL – Heike Deggim, Director MSD, IMO – Javier Yasnikouski, Technical Officer MSD, IMO – Jörgen Lorén, Safety Manager, Stenaline – Han Jin Lee, Project Manager, SMART-Navigation, Korea – Annika Korsbo, Chief Officer, M/S Baltic Bright

12:45-13:00 Call to Action


Magnus Sundström, SMA

13:00-14:00 Lunch
13:45-15:15 (Side event: Workshop on governance of STM infrastructure)

STM – the future communication of shipping – share information and benefits.

This web page will be updated continuously with program, speakers and other details.

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