Karen Poulter

Head of Information Systems Department
Hutchison Ports UK

Karen is Head of the Information Systems Department of Hutchison Ports UK, taking care of systems, infrastructure and connectivity across the Port of Felixstowe, Harwich International Port and Thamesport. With a background that has spanned most IT responsibilities and across a variety of industries, Karen is able to bring this all together in her current role. In this long-standing industrial environment, continued automation requires a careful evolution of existing technologies and an introduction of the new things that will enable the adoption of emerging capabilities.


Improve and Enable Automation & Artificial Intelligence with 5G & Wireless Connectivity
1st April 2021, 11:00AM – 12:00PM BST
5G networks are set to alleviate connectivity issues that current networks are causing by increasing bandwidth to enable an increasing number of use cases to work smoothly in the Port environment.

Hear how these new networks are allowing modern ports to be more competitive and prepared for the next age of Industry 4.0 technologies which is critical across all port operations.