Tech Leaders Come Together For Mersey Maritime's Latest Forum

Updated: Sep 16



Mersey Maritime were delighted to welcome leading figures within the tech space as speakers at their latest Technology & Innovation Forum (TIF) delivered in partnership with Getronics and Port City Innovation Hub (PCiH).


The Mersey Maritime TIF has been running since early 2020; exploring technology advancements, opportunities for innovation across the industry including smart ports, the future of shipping and digitalisation through round table discussions with industry experts.

Getronics global ICT integrator have recently partnered with Mersey Maritime to help drive and support technology and digitisation opportunities across the maritime sector. The latest forum, delivered in partnership with Getronics included presentations and discussions on data quality and data storage, artificial intelligence (AI), smart ports and 5G.


Speakers included:

- Nikolai Lakovic, UK Managing Director of Getronics

- Mark Hobart, CTO of Infoboss

- Kevin Smith, Owner of Yonder Cloud

- Matin Vale, Verizon Business Group

- Ruben Gimenez Hernandez, Head of Portfolio for Smart Transport Infrastructures of Getronics



The event was also supported by PCiH, which is a regional programme to assist SMEs in the Liverpool City Region drive and champion maritime innovation, the programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Liverpool City Region Strategic Investment Fund. Participants of the programme were invited to attend the forum and also had the unique opportunity to give a 10 minute pitch of their business to a panel of technology experts.


Nikolai Lakovic, UK Managing Director of Getronics said: "With our history and wide experience in the Maritime sector, we are delighted to partner with Mersey Maritime and look forward to sharing our vision for Smart Ports, showcasing our solutions and ultimately the members benefitting from these capabilities”


Ruth Wood, Head of Commercial of Mersey Maritime and PCiH Lead commented: “We were delighted to host our recent TIF with the support of Getronics and PCiH, giving both our members and PCiH participants exclusive insight into technological advancements and real-life case studies across the industry. The inclusion of the 10-minute dragons den style pitch was a fantastic opportunity for start-up organisations currently registered on the PCiH programme to present their innovative ideas to tier one organisations and industry experts.”


Full details of the event, presentations and footage of the sessions can be found on the Getronics website www.getronics.com/services/maritime

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