Matthew Wittemeier

Senior Manager International Marketing and Customer Relations
INFORM | Logistics Division

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.

Sessions

Improving Efficiency & Transparency Through Connecting Ports and Operators
30th March 2021, 10:30AM – 11:45AM BST
Port authorities, terminal operators and their entire supply chains need to work together if they are going to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic world. This includes cooperating on big data, sustainability and adapting to a rapidly changing labour force and work culture, and much else. This session will examine how the maritime supply chain’s major stakeholders can benefit through joint action. Specific discussions include:

• How the increase of information exchange between agents has resolved problems and improved efficiency of delivery.
Data Exchange & Standardisation with Applications & API’s
30th March 2021, 12:45PM – 1:45PM BST
Standardisation of data has become one of the most talked about issues in the maritime industry, and it remains fundamental to port digitalization. Associations like the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) and Terminal Industry Committee (TIC 4.0) are striding forward with the development of standards across the industry and how these fit with existing Applications and APIs is a crucial next step. This session will look at what progress has been made and how current technologies can be utilized to improve operational efficiencies.