Joint Finnish-Singaporean webinar on Digital Port Ecosystem - 28.4.2021


Wednesday, 28th April 2021
10.00am - 11.30am (EEST

Port cargo ship drawing

University of Turku and Singapore Maritime Institute have collaborated over maritime domain since 2016. The goal is to facilitate research collaboration for example with parallel research projects, visits and information exchange. One example already has been student-engaged innovation camps. Now we continue with a webinar on the topic of digital port ecosystem for which both countries have high interest and active industry.


Ports are important hubs in the logistic sector with high efficiency, security, and sustainability requirements. Digital innovation has been the main enabler to maintain competitiveness of ports in the past years, and similar to Industry 4.0, they are currently undergoing a profound transformation towards smarter ports. Ports are expected to be moving from the digitalisation of processes that take place within one port to the digital interconnection between several stakeholders in the logistics chain.

How will ports and terminals develop their operations in the future? How do digital technologies, including 5G private wireless network, help to make a smoother journey towards smarter Port 4.0? This webinar discusses the needs, enablers and drivers of port transformation and its supply chain ecosystem.


(Time in EEST, FIN)

10.00 - 10.05 Welcome Remarks
Dr Sanjay C. Kuttan
Executive Director
Singapore Maritime Institute

10.05 - 10.10 Opening Remarks
Ambassador Antti Vänskä
Head of Mission
Ambassador of Finland to Singapore

10.10 - 11.00 Presentations:
Digitalisation of a New Generation Multipurpose Port

Mr Tan Wee Meng
Chief Technical Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer
Jurong Port Pte Ltd

Scenarios of Future Ports
Dr Marikka Heikkilä
Research Director, Industrial Innovation Studies
Centre for Collaborative Research, Turku School of Economics
University of Turku, Finland

Enabling Port Automation with 5G Private Wireless
Mr Matthias Jablonowski
Head of Road and Maritime, Transportation
Nokia Enterprise

Connecting Sea-Port-Land with a Digital Platform
Mr Sami Kaksonen
VP, Sales & Marketing

11.00 - 11.30 Panel Discussion
Mr Antti Saurama
Director, Centre for Collaborative Research, Turku School of Economics
University of Turku, Finland

Mr Tan Wee Meng
Dr Marikka Heikkilä
Mr Matthias Jablonowski
Mr Niko Korte, Director, Digital Business Devt, SSAB

11.30 Closing Remarks

Please find the webinar recording here:

Created 15.04.2021 | Updated 14.09.2021