Himanshu Shekhar

Product Head, Ports and Cargo Business
Tata Consultancy Services

Himanshu has 23+ years’ experience in Shipping, Ports and Customs sectors, he has held various leadership roles in strategic business and IT transformational initiatives. Throughout his career, Himanshu has played a pivotal role in conceptualizing and implementing innovative business solutions across a broad range of clients, leveraging Digital ICT architecture paradigms, platforms, and solutions to drive business change.

Currently as Head of Product Engineering Team, Himanshu is leading TCS’ DynaPORT™ product’s strategic direction and automation initiatives for Marine and inter-modal Terminals, leveraging the latest Digital Platforms including Cloud, IoT, Mobility, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Sessions

AI/MACHINE LEARNING: FROM CONCEPT TO REAL RESULTS
Tuesday 18th May 2021, 5:45PM – 6:30PM BST
With most terminals seeking to automate in the next 5 years, it is not just the larger terminals getting in on the action. Smaller Terminals are faced with unique challenges on their path to automation, such as funding, space and location constraints, a smaller workforce and a difficulty staying in operation while implementing large scale changes. The session will feature smaller terminals, their success with automation and the checklist for similar terminals embarking on their automation journey.

• Is there a strong business case for automation in smaller terminals? Has 2020 seen an improvement?
• The difficulty of implementing changes without harming business in the short-term.
• Which equipment is most appropriate for terminals with less space?
• The importance of terminal design in smaller terminals.