Marriott Marquis Houston & Online
Marriott Marquis Houston & Online, 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010, USA

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Event Date Tue Apr 5 CDT - Thu Apr 7 CDT (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Apr 5 1:00am - Thu Apr 7 1:00am
Location Marriott Marquis Houston & Online
1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
Region Americas

This conference is shaped by research and innovation, advances in technology, increased dependence on automation, enhancements in data security and information sharing, and heightened environmental compliance - all impacting the ability to move cargo and people rapidly and securely across international borders.

This conference focuses on creating and revitalizing our Nation's ports, infrastructure, and processes - across maritime, land and cyber domains.

Registrants will hear from government and industry leaders on their visions for Ports of the Future, projected trends and emerging challenges, promising research, and new, cutting-edge technology.

The first conference, held in 2020, was attended in-person by over 120 executives and 60-plus speakers who, in the midst of the beginnings of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 scenario, learned, debated, discussed and networked with peers from around the United States and world.

Eight tracks to be featured over three days in 2022:
• Digitalization and Information Sharing
• AI and Automated Port of the Future
• Decarbonization and Alternate Fuels
• Intermodal Connectivity
• Sustainability
• Maritime Cybersecurity
• Modernizing Infrastructure
• Business Resumption Models


2022 Speakers

Maria Fernanda Aguirre
Director, Community Relations, Port Houston

Tony Ambler
Dean, College of Technology

Jonathan Arneault
Chief Executive Officer, FuelTrust

Marco Ayala
Director ICS Security, 1898 & Co., Burns & McDonnell

Dirk Beth
Director, Above Robotics

Pablo Bowen
Associate Partner - Americas, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH

Carl Brockway
Managing Director USA Sales, BOXBAY FZCO

Maria Burns
Program Director, Technology, Leadership and Innovation Management Program, College of Technology, University of Houston

Katherine Chambers
Research Scientist, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Patrick Charette
Senior Manager, Energy Midstream and Downstream Origination, Nikola

Kevin Clement
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, University of Houston College of Technology

Arthur Conklin
Professor, University of Houston

David Crawley
Professor of Practice, College of Technology, University of Houston

David H. Cummins
President & CEO, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition

Jevon Daniel
Program Manager, CISA

Cary Davis
Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel, American Association of Port Authorities

Jeffrey DeCoux
Chairman, Autonomy Institute

Paula S. deWitte
Associate Professor of Practice, Texas A&M University

Bill Diehl
President, Greater Houston Port Bureau

Peter Dill
Senior Manager Indirect Purchasing, Huntsman

Andrew Farelly
CEO, CT Strategies

John Felker
President, Morse Alpha Associates

José Firmo
CEO, Porto do Açu

David Grzebinski
President and CEO, Kirby Corporation

Roger Guenther
Executive Director, Port Houston

Flavio Guimaraes
Radix US CEO, Radix Engineering and Software

Brian Harrell
VP & Chief Security Officer, AVANGRID

Alfred B. Henson
Assistant Professor, University of Houston

LCDR William J. Hickey
Detachment Chief, Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise

Eric James
Senior Sales Manager, Wartsila Voyage

Joe Kendall
Senior Project Manager, ABS Group

Joris Kersten
General Manager, NxtPort US

Gary Kessler
Principal Consultant, Fathom5

Irfan Khan
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Margaret Kidd
Program Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Technology, College of Technology, University of Houston

Vesa Koivumaa
Head of Growth, Wartsila Voyage

Konrad Konarski
Chairperson and Director of Operations, AI Innovation Consortium

Margaret Kurth
Research Environmental Engineer, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Shaun Leone
President, Sunburst Truck Lines

Gino Lim
Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston

Robert Lindyberg
CEO, Global Secure Shipping

Robert Meaney
Co-Founder, Kaizen Clean Energy

Richard Morton
Secretary General, International Port Community Systems Association

Tom Mourmouras
Commercial Manager, HD and Fleets, Shell

Brandon Neff
CEO, SCAN13, Inc.

Colin Nelson
Senior Sales Executive , Commercial Reconnaissance & Surveillance, Innovative Signal Analysis, Inc.

Sandra Pinel
Senior Planner and RIPDWG Project Manager, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Department of Homeland Security

Joan P. Mileski
Professor and Department Head of Maritime Business Administration, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Marco Poisler
Adjunct Professor, University of Houston’s College of Technology

Maarten Poort
General Manager, Shipping and Maritime Americas, Shell

George Reeves
Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA

Keith Robinson
Global Director Solutions, Stork

Dan Ronan
Assoc. Editor Transport Topics/Anchor SiriusXM, Transport Topics/SiriusXM

Leslie Ruta
Assistant Director of Planning, Port of Corpus Christi

Phyllis Saathoff
Executive Director/CEO, Port Freeport

Sandy Sanders
Executive Director, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District

Patrick Seeba
Product Owner at PortXchange, PortXchange

Doug Sinclair
Business Development Director, Radix Engineering and Software

Espen Sivertsen
CEO, Ivaldi Group

Andy Steinhubl
Chairman of the Board, Center for Houston’s Future

Erik Stromberg
Executive Director, Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University

Rick Tiene
Vice President, Mission Secure

Ram V Seetharam
Energy Center Officer, University of Houston

Matt Wartian
Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Mike Wilkes
CISO, SecurityScorecard

Chris Wolski
Director, Information Security Officer, Port Houston

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Lamar University
• Port Houston
• Port of Antwerp

• Box Bay

• 1898 & Co. / Burns & McDonnell
• CT Strategies
• Hamburg Port Consulting
• Mutualink
• PortXchange
• Radix
• Wärtsilä Voyage

• Royal Norwegian Embassy

• Texas A&M University

• Global Secure Shipping

• Industrial Defender
• Mythos
• Ursa Space

• FuelTrust

• Center for Houston's Future
• Greater Houston Port Bureau
• IPCSA International
• Ports Association of Louisiana
• Texas Commercial Airports Association

• Industry Events
• The Exposure