Cutting edge interoperability: when IoT and A.I. drive real value to port operations

29th April

12:00pm - 1:30 pm

Interoperability among technological platforms and transition to seamless data sharing are key elements for the digital transformation of the supply chain. And ports are key nodes of this transition.
Indeed the improvement in traffic flows requires the players to face complex and multi-dimensional problems in a much more connected environment than before.


“Real-time” visibility and high-quality data - provided by innovative A.I. and IoT applications - can be shared between actors in and beyond the port: the planning of Customs Operations, Port Automations, and Maintenance can be efficient and reliable with concrete positive impacts on security, environment, and efficiency.

The session will begin with a special focus on the CEF Funded project SMART-C - Scalo Marotti viRtual Corridor - in which the interoperability among platforms allows to process A.I. enabled data, creating a virtual tunnel for the secure transfer of the cargo in compliance with Customs duties and enlarging the physical port domain; then a panel discussion among significant use cases in
Europe, based on IoT and A.I. technologies, will deepen the innovation-driven added value models for port node operations.


Welcome addresses

  • Representative of Port of Ancona


  • Representative from CINEA*


Artificial Intelligence applications in transport and logistics

  • Alexio Picco, Managing Director - ConnectingEU

Technical session

  • Representative of Port of Ancona

  • Danilo Bottone, Head of Organisation, Research and Digital Transition Office, Organisation and Digital Transition Directorate - Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency

Panel Discussion


  • Alexio Picco, Managing Director - ConnectingEU


  • Georgios Tsimiklis, Researcher and Scientific Project Manager, ICCS - Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Port of Athens)

  • Representative of Port of Ancona

  • Pieter Van Bouwel,  Lead Data Scientist - Port of Antwerp

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