Blockchain for Maritime Decisionmakers

Blockchain and Digital Transformation strategies to turbocharge your business future. Delivered using the latest adult interactive learning tools such as guided workshops, demonstrations and much more - this course is specifically designed to support your professional development...

Benefits for you and your company

By undertaking this course, you will gain a firm understanding of the key concepts behind blockhain and build your confidence to ask the right questions that can help unleash business value.

You will learn to apply an original framework (NEF*) to evaluate blockchain uses in your maritime business. 

As you progress through both days of the course, you will obtain a  deep appreciation of the Digital Transformation phenomenon and its drivers and tools in business. Moreover, you will experience the process of co-creation (customer journey map) and learn to revisit your business model using the lens (Business Canvas).

The facilitator will guide you through various strategies for successful blockchain implementation and support you to develop your personal development plan (DigitalYou**). Furthermore, you will be given access to tools and exclusive network to keep you updated.

Upon successful completion of the two-day course, you will receive a certificate of completion from The Nautical Institute.

Who should participate?

The Blockchain for Maritime Decisionmakers (BMD) Program is designed for decision-makers within the extended value chain of the maritime industry (e.g. shipowners, shipmanagers, classification societies, manning agents, charterers, port authorities, regulators, logistics & supply chain etc.) who are responsible for the future business growth.

The Program assumes that the participant has little or no knowledge of the topic and uses simple language to explain the technical jargon. The Program’s focus is to assist the participant with not only understanding the strategic implications of blockchain technology but also to give the participant a personal “starter kit” in implementing change.

This Program is also suitable for those who are within the corporate innovation or venturing divisions and associated with the maritime industry or those experienced maritime professionals considering entrepreneurship.

Companies are also encouraged to participate in teams. The core members of the team responsible for formulating and implementing strategy / business transformation are eligible for this course. Group incentives are available.

Meet our panel of instructors

Dr Annie Koh
Dr Annie Koh

Professor of Finance (Practice), SMU Ph.D., New York University, Singapore Management University

Professor Annie Koh is Vice President of the Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University, Professor of Finance (Practice), and Academic Director of two University-level institutes – the Business Families Institute and the International Trading Institute. Her previous portfolios include positions as Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education.

A notable conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator, Annie is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Regional Governance, and a board member of Family Firm Institute, Inc.

Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya
Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya

Professor of Operations Management, Associate Dean (MBA, EMBA DBA Programmes), Academic Director, (E, Singapore Management University

Shantanu is Professor of Operations Management at SMU, Associate Dean of MBA, EMBA and DBA Programmes and Academic Director of the EMBA, DBA and DINN Programmes. He holds a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Texas at Austin.

His teaching and research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, innovation and new product development, project management, services management, data analytics, design thinking, business model innovation and change management.

His research has been published in top business journals in different disciplines.

Anjaney Borwankar
Anjaney Borwankar

Co-founder & Chief Strategist, Navozyme

Anjaney Borwankar (Anjan) is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive with over two decades of management experience. He is a thought leader on Digital Transformation and Blockchain and a regular speaker at leading conferences worldwide. 

Anjan co-founded Navozyme, a Singapore headquartered technology company dedicated to  enhancing lives in the maritime sector via proprietary blockchain enabled platforms. Navozyme is leading several transformative blockchain pilots in Europe and Asia.

Anjan has a Blockchain Strategy and FinTech Certification from Oxford University (Said Business School).

Prof. David Lee
Prof. David Lee

Professor, Finance Programme, School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences

An entrepreneur, professor at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and author of Handbook of Digital Currency, Dr. Lee started as a stockbroker in 1993, went on to become a fund manager, set up his own hedge fund company in 1998 and has run a research institute focusing on Fintech, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.

With a special interest in scalable technology for the masses with emphasis on decentralized ledgers, China-Tech, Gov-Tech, Big Data, Machine Learning and Silicon Valley culture, Dr. Lee’s mission is to harness technology for ASEAN Connectivity/Financial Inclusion via Singapore as a Smart Nation.

Prof. Giulio Toscani
Prof. Giulio Toscani

Professor of Data-driven Leadership, Centrum Business School, Lima Ranepa Presidential Academy, Moscow

An expert on the subjects of Leadership and Disruptive Innovation by Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Toscani caters to the board of companies, academic and various not-for-profit institutions.

He has an MBA, and a PhD in Management from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and is involved in research projects on Machine Learning and CEO mindset. Prof. Toscani has also published in leading publications like Marketing Intelligence and  Planning,  Journal of Non-Profit and Public Sector Marketing etc.

Leonardo Zangrando
Leonardo Zangrando

Founder and Managing Director, Startup Wharf Ltd., UK

Mr. Leonardo Zangrado is a Naval Architect and an MBA. After a career in Shipbuilding where he spearheaded several innovative ship design and shipbuilding practices, he transitioned to the business side of Shipping and Logistics where he managed acquisitions and operational re-organisations of port container terminals.

Since 2009 he has  contributed to the development of the Lean Startup culture for digital entrepreneurship and digital innovation in large organisations. Mr. Zangrando designed a hands-on training methodology for startups to learn-by-doing the startup development process, and developed blended learning material.

Ian J Myles
Ian J Myles

Designer, Developer, Entrepreneur, Educator

With a proven track record in commercially viable innovation across industries, Ian Myles has much international experience with start-ups and Fortune 500 Companies.

A busy public speaker, Ian is currently exploring a renewed interest in education and hosting conferences on IDENTITY & Artificial Intelligence.