Matthew Wittemeier

Senior Manager, International Marketing and Customer Relations



Born in America, Matthew Wittemeier moved to Australia in his early twenties. Having received his Bachelor of Management and Professional Studies from Southern Cross University, New South Wales, his career in marketing and sales took flight, including stop-overs in the aviation, creative, finance, and software service industries. Twelve years later, he left the sunny beaches of Australia to take up a new challenge in Germany. Matthew is now responsible for Marketing and Sales at INFORM’s Logistics Division. He is a thought-provoking contributor to many industry publications, the INFORM and All Things Supply Chain blog, producer and host of the buzzITtalk podcast, father, and self-proclaimed podcast addict.


Emerging Technologies and How Innovation Projects Translate to Real-World Results
Recent years have seen rapid advancements in technological innovation, which is impacting the way port terminals are run, but it can be difficult to decide which technologies deserve your investment. This update will discuss which technologies will provide instant value to your terminal and suggest which technologies may not be ready for widespread adoption.

– How Artificial Intelligence and machine learning can analyse collected data with ultra-efficiency and help make predictive decisions.
– Will the deployment of 5G revolutionise the flow of information in the port?
– Smart Ports of the future: How terminals can install a wide range of emerging technologies to create a maximally efficient automated terminal.
– Evaluating case studies where emerging technologies have provided measurable value, from IoT, to drones and augmented reality.
Standardisation: How Data Sharing and Collaboration Can Revolutionise the Sector
Data sharing and collaboration will allow all terminal operators to be fluent in the same language; optimising operations industry wide and streamlining other technology projects. This discussion will outline the path towards standardisation and consider why the competitive mindset is holding back achievable changes that would benefit all.

– Speaking in the same language: How data sharing and collaboration can optimise operations in every terminal and provide equitable benefits among all terminal operators.
– Learning from aviation: How regulation could provide the answer to data standards in the industry.
– Uncovering how automation projects can be more easily implemented and configured with standardisation, rather than the costly and time-consuming process of building each project from scratch.