Ian Blake, Head of Information Technology, for the Port of Tyne has been confirmed as a speaker at Coastlink 2020.

Ian is the lead for the 2050 Innovation Hub sited at the Port of Tyne - the first Maritime Innovation Hub in the UK. The Maritime Innovation Hub fully aligns with the Government’s Maritime 2050 Strategy and partners the Port of Tyne with PD Ports, Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV, Ubisoft and the Department of Transport. The Innovation Hub is a catalyst to drive collaboration between all partners and to develop solutions to technological challenges facing the maritime sector. The Innovation Hub works closely with the Department of Transport and MarRi-UK ensuring that the output will deliver benefits to the sector as a whole.

Ian will provide an insight into the Maritime Innovation Hub, looking at the efficiencies that can be made through communication, collaboration and innovation in the Maritime Industry.

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the Maritime Sector, predominantly working within IT. He has held a number of key roles in IT Governance, Cyber Security, Networking, Consultancy and Project Management, with his current role being Head of Information Technology at the Port of Tyne.

Attend Coastlink to understand how the use of new technology and innovation is benefitting the shipping sector and can ultimately benefit your business. An example of a truly innovative and dynamic port, the Port of Antwerp will host Coastlink in 2020 on 13th & 14th May. As part of the delegate package, the Port of Antwerp will host a Technical visit to the shortsea shipping terminal which incorporates connectivity links to barge and rail modal routes. The full delegate package includes:

  • Conference attendance on both days
  • Place at the Conference Dinner on the evening of Day 1 – 13th May
  • Place on the Technical Visit at the Port of Antwerp, on the afternoon of day 2 – 14th May
  • Conference Handbook & full documentation in electronic format
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • Networking Opportunities throughout the event

Book your delegate place to find out how the latest digitalisation and innovation solutions can benefit your business. Visit our Website and take advantage of the 15% Early Bird discount by entering the code early at the checkout. Alternatively, please call the team on +44 1329 825335 or email info@coastlink.co.uk.