2017 Carrier + Vessel Solutions - Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Rolf Neise, PhD
Visiting Professor at the International School of Management,
Germany and Former Head of Logistics Operations at British American Tobacco
Rolf Neise, PhD, is currently working as a Visiting Professor at the International School of Management (ISM - private University) and as a freelance consultant supporting multi-national companies to optimise their Supply Chain Management and logistics structures. Rolf Neise is a highly acclaimed presenter and regularly speaks at Supply Chain related conferences around the world, specialising in topics involving collaboration, integrated business planning and container logistics. In addition, he is writing a book for a well-known international publisher on integrating container lo-gistics into the shippers’ supply chain. It will be the first book on the market looking at container logistics from a shipper’s perspective.
Bruce Jacquemard
Chief Customer Officer & SVP, Navis
Bruce Jacquemard joins Navis with more than three decades of experience in accelerating the adoption of technology in supply chain, manufacturing and industrial organizations. Prior to Navis, he served as President and EVP of sales, marketing and global delivery at ONE Network Enterprises, a leader in cloud-based supply chain software solutions. A highly effective leader, Bruce has also held numerous executive level positions at organizations such as MINCOM Inc., i2 Technologies, Cadis and Savi Technology/Lockheed Martin. He brings an abundance of domain expertise along with a proven track record of success that will be pivotal in advancing Navis’ global sales, marketing and service initiatives globally.
Derek Kober
Vice President Marketing, Navis
Derek Kober has applied his broad array of marketing and communications experience to generate awareness, growth, and thought leadership for Navis and XVELA. Previously, Derek headed up marketing communications for Adaptive Insights, a cloud leader in planning and budgeting software, and he led corporate marketing for Saama, a big data and analytics services company. Earlier in his career, as a Senior Vice President and partner at GlobalFluency, he managed dozens of clients and ran thought leadership programs for a variety of hi-tech, B2B, and supply chain related clients and underwriters for this top marketing and public relations agency. He also managed IT systems for Morgan Stanley, and led marketing and finance functions for Tandem Computers and other software companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Psychology from Stanford University and an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.

Session Speakers

Professor Pawel Ziegler
University of Flensburg
Pawel Ziegler, a professor of nautical science at the Flensburg University of Applied Services, has an extensive maritime background. In addition to having earned a graduate degree in maritime transport and a master of science degree in physics, the trained shipbuilder has held positions at Meyer Werft Papenburg, Offshore Wind and SkySails as well as various teaching and training assignments at maritime educational institutions. In his research, Ziegler has focused especially on e-navigation, sea traffic management, modeling and simulation as well as analyses, risk calculations and feasibility studies.
Robert Inchausti
Chief Technology Officer, XVELA
Robert Inchausti brings a wealth of expertise with nearly three decades of software development experience and more than 20 years in the container shipping industry. As CTO of XVELA, he leads the development of a transformative cloud-based collaboration platform for the container transportation industry. Prior to XVELA, Robert was CTO of Navis where he led the development of new, groundbreaking technologies including Navis N4, the global software standard for container terminal operators. Additionally, his experience includes senior positions in product management, services and software development where he worked closely with the world’s leading terminal operators.
Craig Halford
Global Sales Director, XVELA
Craig Halford is leading the worldwide go-to-market strategy for XVELA’s innovative cloud collaboration platform as Director of Global Sales. Prior to XVELA, he was the Regional Sales Director for Navis, where he brought a fresh approach to understanding, defining and delivering Navis terminal solutions to ports in EMEA. Craig rapidly established himself as a sales and professional services leader during his eight years with Navis, winning both Top Sales Performer and Professional Services MVP awards. Educated at Manchester Business School, Craig is currently based in Dubai, U.A.E.
Henrik Alfke
Head of Development Fleet, Navis
Henrik Alfke is an expert for fleet performance management software solutions whose background blends computer science with maritime and ship-operation engineering. With degrees in maritime and ship-operation engineering, Henrik started as a ship mechanic in 1999 for a career at Hapag-Lloyd AG. After earning graduate degrees in maritime and ship-operation engineering at the University of Flensburg, Germany, and receiving the license as second engineer officer, Henrik completed a university degree in computer science at the Hagen Open University. Henrik has been a software developer at INTERSCHALT since 2009. A technical product manager in the area of  vessel and fleet performance management at Navis, he decisively contributed to the development of Bluetracker.
André M Nielsen
Stowage Deployment, Navis
André M Nielsen, has been part of the shipping industry more than 17 years. He has primarily served on the carrier side in various roles, with seven years spent on stowage and planning vessels ranging in size from 12,50 TEU to 19,100 TEU. He has been a member of the product management team for Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions since 2015 and focuses on contributing to Navis stowage software solutions for the industry.
Gerald Lange
Senior Software Engineer, Navis
Gerald Lange earned his degree (Dipl. Ing.) in transport engineering for sea traffic from the University of Rostock in 1994. After two years of research that involved the simulation of vessel maneuvering and the behavior of underwater vehicles at the University of Rostock and the Swedish research company SSPA Gothenburg, he joined Seacos, now Navis, in 1996. A developer on the MACS3 team, he has been involved in research projects, project management and developing specialized modules for different types of vessels. In January 2017, he became the product manager for MACS3. As part of his responsibilities, he will look to define the onboard loading instrument for the next decade.
Bastian Gehnke
Product Manager, Navis
Bastian Gehnke says, "Water is my element". He started his career in the water as a voluntary lifeguard at the German Lifeguard Association DLRG before he decided in 2007 to continue on the waters with a degree in maritime and ship operations onboard of commercial vessels of a German shipping company. After earning nautical and technical licenses in shipping at the seafaring school in Flensburg, he earned the graduate degree in maritime logistics and ship operations by the University of Flensburg. In 2014, Bastian joined INTERSCHALT maritime systems as a technical product manager in the area of vessel and fleet performance at Navis. Beside developing the dynamic trim optimization model, he decisively contributed to the design of the vessel and fleet performance management software Bluetracker.
Manuel Perez
Director Product Management, Navis/XVELA
Manuel Perez joined Navis in July 2014 to manage the design, development and execution of  XVELA products and he has been also working on the Navis/XVELA product strategy since June 2016. Prior to joining Navis Manuel worked for Maersk Line for about 17 years in various operational roles (capacity, vessel operations, equipment…) and in the last 7 years in the Danish carrier, he leaded the development of several global IT projects focused on efficiencies and process optimization on ship/terminal operations.
Arthur Touzot
President, At Sea Consulting
Arthur Touzot, is more than 15 years part of the shipping and maritime industry. After his degrees in BS ocean engineering, MS project management and MA shipping economics and logistics, Mr Touzot was 10 years in stowage and operation department of CMA CGM spending 7 years to develop, deploy, optimized integrated IT solution for commercial operations (agent, planner, C/O, terminals). He has been a member of the Product Management Team for Navis Carrier and Vessel Solution as a consultant as well as secretary general of the SMDG since 2016 .He wants to make a difference in stowage software solutions and disruptive processes that, advanced operational systems portfolio such Navis has, delivers to the industry.
Jesper Nielsen
Sales Manager, Navis
Jesper Nielsen has been employed in shipping since he started as a deck cadet with Maersk Line in 1993. After completing his nautical degree as a master mariner he has served on different types of vessels for A.P. Moeller – Maersk and ended his seagoing career as a captain on post-panamax container vessels. In addition to his seagoing experience Jesper has worked in operational positions for APM Terminals and for the past 15 years Jesper has worked in different commercial positions within the maritime industry and has a broad experience with complex solutions from ship yards, marine advisors and companies working with data and software solutions. Jesper is currently studying an MBA at Henley Business School in the United Kingdom.
Tina Rautenstrauch
Naval Architect, Navis
Tina Rautenstrauch is your first stop when it comes to the introduction of new mandatory international rules for the MACS3 loading computer. Prior to joining Interschalt in 2016, the naval architect had already earned her wings in screening the international regulations at her job in the Flensburg-based marine engineering firm Ingo Schlüter. Now she’s continuously keeping herself, the Interschalt team and, as a result, the loading computer up to date in terms of compliance. In addition, Rautenstrauch is responsible for creating ship profiles for MACS3, including such supplementary modules as MixStow3D, DAGO and Panel Module.
Michael Bergen
Senior Developer, Navis
Michael Bergen has been working for Seacos and INTERSCHALT for more than 27 years and is now with Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions. The software developer specializes in software for container ships. As one of the initial developers to work on the MACS3 loading computer, he primarily contributes to the ongoing development of Belco, Dago and Sealash as well as of the stowage planning software StowMan.
Markus Möllmann,
Naval Architect, Navis
Markus Möllmann holds an advanced engineering degree, has been part of the team handling the loading computer MACS3 for over 20 years. That makes him the longest serving marine engineer on the team. In addition to creating ship profiles for the loading computer, he advises software developers and members of the sales and marketing teams on all aspects of marine engineering – in particular, on the development of new software modules and the implementation of regulations.
Igor Protsenko
Senior Software Engineer, Navis
Igor Protsenko obtained his Computer Science diploma in Odessa Polytechnic University (Ukraine) in 1995, where he started the software development for Inmarsat and VHF marine communications. In 2002, he moved to North Germany, developing the new generation of MACS3 loading computer and StowMAN planning tool at Seacos GmbH. Since 2010, he implements the cargo securing rules of various classification societies in the SeaLash Module. His main interests are the efficiency, transparency and safety of the processes throughout the whole lifecycle of a container vessel from requirements and design to operations.