Technology & Innovation Forum Getronics

About this event

Mersey Maritime are delighted to announce that our next Technology & Innovation Forum (TIF) will be delivered by global ICT intergrator Getronics. We are proud to deliver this event in partnership with Port City Innovation Hub (PCiH).

Mersey Maritime and Getronics are thrilled to offer Mersey Maritime members and Port City Innovation Hub participants a full agenda including presentations, workshops, dragon’s den reverse pitching and tour of the data centre as part of the event.

The TIF will be held next door to Getronics Tier 3 Data Centre in Runcorn at the Health Conference Centre.

What is the Port City Innovation Hub (PCiH)

PCiH is a collective of project partners from different areas of expertise looking to support SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to develop innovative products/ services/ processes that benefit the Maritime Sector.​

To find out more about PCiH visit:




10am: Arrival and networking

10:30am: Welcome from Mersey Maritime

10:35am: Introduction from Getronics  – Nikolai Lakovic, UK Managing Director

10:45am: Uncovering hidden treasures and maximising data assets – Mark Hobart, CTO of Infoboss

  • Data protection risk and storage vs retaining data
  • Data quality
  • Data compliance
  • Q&A

11:10am: Digital twinning and digital simulation – Kevin Smith, Owner of Yonder Cloud

  • Digital twinning within a smart ports environment
  • Building complex models through simulation to reduce risk and cost
  • Q&A

11:35am: Technology and Smart Ports – Martin Vale, Verizon Business Group

  • Case studies of new technologies in smart ports – P5G and Edge Compute
  • Q&A

12:00pm: Session 1 concludes / Lunch



12:45pm: Smart Ports deep dive and workshop – Ruben Gimenez Hernandez, Head of IOT and Smart Infrastructures

  • Deep dive into examples of Getronics work at Algeciras Port
  • Interactive workshop on the approach and solutions for:
  • Business intelligence (vessel traffic management, process management and port management)
  • Integration of subsystems (internal systems, electronic data interchange EDI platform, external systems)
  • Q&A



2:00pm: Dragons den reverse pitching (focussed at PCIH participants)

  • Opportunity to pitch your business, solution or service to a panel made up of the speakers
  • 10 minute slot – 5 minute pitch and 5 minutes allowed for questions


*Opportunities for tours of the Getronics data centres will be made at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm*

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Event Details

Technology & Innovation Forum Getronics
July 12, 2022

Venue Details

The Heath Business and Technical Park, Heath Rd S, Runcorn WA7 4QX
Events Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Invitation to 12 Face-2-Face breakfast events
Opportunity to attend workshops, forums and meet the buyers’ events (priority access dependant on membership level and business relevance)
Opportunity to present at Face-2-Face and networking events
Opportunity to attend executive dinners and drinks
Opportunity to meet VIP guests, industry leaders and stakeholders
Opportunity to attend The Maritime Exchange Conference
Priority booking for tickets / tables at Mersey Maritime Industry Awards
Opportunity to have 1-2-1 with Mersey Maritime board members
Opportunity to host specific events at your own facilities
Creation of bespoke events programme to support your business focus / priorities
Opportunity to attend Maritime UK and other national trade bodies events and forums
Communication / PR Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Opportunity to feature in social media marketing campaigns where appropriate
Opportunity to promote your news, events and job vacancies via the Ezine
Receive regular updates, news, events and Ezine (tailored to membership level)
Opportunity to be Ezine Member of the Month
Digital Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Logo and website link on Mersey Maritime website
Website link on Mersey Maritime email signature
Relationship Management Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Dedicated account manager
Quarterly meetings and reporting
Business Support Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Creation of bespoke package of business support, marketing and events tailored to your business
Access to funding, support, guidance and expertise from Dr Matt Fulton, Chief Innovation Officer (additional resource from Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and MTC)
Direct access to Government elected and officials - local, regional, national and international
Facilitation of B2B introductions
Discounted rates for use of conference facilities at Mersey Maritime
Access to Maritime UK and other national trade bodies through Chris Shirling-Rooke, Mersey Maritime CEO’s role as Assistant Chair of Maritime UK
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Bespoke services and solutions