Speaker Profile
Leader and Founder at NextPort Tech

Oscar Pernia Fernandez

As Founder & Technical Lead of Next Port Dr. Oscar Pernia participates as advisor and thought leader in several innovation and R&D activities, with core focus on enabling the introduction of Artificial Intelligence in the Port Industry.

His education was on Telecommunications Engineering, and he holds an Industrial Engineering PhD, where he focused on Algorithms Design and Simulation applied to Marine Operations Optimization – during last 20 years he accumulated an extensive and international experience in Container Shipping, covering technology solutions across all processes in the ocean supply chain, with specific focus in Ports & Terminals and participating in the automation and modernization of 25+ container terminals Worldwide. He is also an active contributor to Industry wide associations such as DCSA, TIC 4.0, ITPCO, ISO, PEMA and Maritime Informatics.

Besides his educational and academic activity with NextPort, Oscar´s core role is Director of Engineering for TIL (Automation & Digitalization), the Container Terminal business unit for MSC. Based in Geneva HQ, his focus covers Process Engineering, System Integration, Algorithms & Data Science and Applied Innovation competencies. As such he is the Technical Lead for Automated Terminal Design & Deployment, as well as different strategic initiatives to empower efficiency, safety and sustainability through Automation/Digitalization.


Digitalization & Technology

Oct 26 | 18:00 – 18:15 CEST
Keynote: Why data standards should matter to young maritime professionals.

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Digital Globally

All conference sessions (including the final "Live in Rotterdam session) will be delivered globally via a dedicated digital event platform. Network with attendees, sponsors and speakers all in one app – from your phone, tablet or PC.

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In case you missed it, our final session will be delivered live in person from Europort at the Rotterdam Ahoy. Attendees are free to join the broader Europort activities as well.

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YoungShip Rotterdam is honored to be hosting this year’s Shipcon event in our beautiful port city of Rotterdam and for the first time virtually globally.

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Great events need support and we’re proud that many of Rotterdam’s youth focused maritime organizations are supporting Shipcon 2021.