Oscar Pernia Fernandez

Leader and Founder
NextPort Tech

‘As Founder & Technical Lead of Next Port Dr. Oscar Pernia participates as advisor and thought leader in several innovation and R&D activities, with core focus on enabling the introduction of Artificial Intelligence in the Port Industry: his education was on Telecommunications Engineering, and he holds an Industrial Engineering PhD, where he focused on Algorithms Design and Simulation applied to Marine Operations Optimization – during last 20 years he accumulated an extensive and international experience in Container Shipping, covering technology solutions across all processes in the ocean supply chain, with specific focus in Ports & Terminals and participating in the automation and modernization of 25+ container terminals Worldwide. He is also an active contributor to Industry wide associations such as DCSA, TIC 4.0, ITPCO, ISO, PEMA and Maritime Informatics.

Besides his educational and academic activity with NextPort, Oscar´s core role is Director of Engineering for TIL (Automation & Digitalization), the Container Terminal business unit for MSC. Based in Geneva HQ, his focus covers Process Engineering, System Integration, Algorithms & Data Science and Applied Innovation competencies. As such he is the Technical Lead for Automated Terminal Design & Deployment, as well as different strategic initiatives to empower efficiency, safety and sustainability through Automation/Digitalization’.



Tuesday 18th May 2021, 5:45PM – 6:30PM BST
AI & Machine learning have come a long way in the past few years and has quickly become the silver bullet to extracting value from previously under processed and underutilised operational data. This session will review successful case studies and look at how the technologies can be deployed in the future to yield even greater value.

• How is AI/machine learning already being used in Port Terminals? What are the latest breakthroughs?
• How can machine learning use your data to find correlations and actionable intelligence to create future situational awareness?
• How to use a combination of AI and machine learning to create a data driven approach to Terminal Management and planning, will non-adopters fall behind?