Dr. Francisco de los Santos

Algeciras Port Authority

Dr. Francisco de los Santosis Chief Information & Innovation Officer at Algeciras Port Authority.

Algeciras is the 1st Spanish and the 4th European Port in total cargo. His main responsibility is to lead the digital transformation of the Port and consolidate Innovation as a core business process.

He is currently working on the implementation of an ambitious IT & Innovation plan to bring to reality the Next Generation Port Concept and the Algeciras Logistics Innovation Cluster. His main focus is the integration of business, IT and Innovation to reach leadership in quality of service and operational excellence.

He is exploiting the power of Digital Platforms and Innovation to consolidate Algeciras Port as the Logistic Platform of South Europe: Seamless, Autonomous and Intelligent (data-driven).

He is a member of several professional associations and is a frequent speaker at professional forums, in publications and Universities. He holds an MSc in Civil Engineering, an Executive Master in Telecom Management and IT, a Ph.D. in Port Engineering, and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.



New Business Models for Technology Projects in Ports & Terminals of the Future
1st April 2021, 12:15PM – 1:00PM BST
The terminal industry will require new business models that enable collaboration and inclusion if they are to take advantage of the potential benefits of automation and digitalisation. Exciting as it may be to implement new technologies projects must be considered with people and the work force in mind. Collaborating all stakeholders is the key to successful implementation of new technology efforts.

• Successfully training the workforce to fully utilize new technology