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Next Monday Conference on Smart Ports and IoT in Logistics in Genoa


On the 20th of November 2017, I will be in Genoa chairing the event “Digital Transportation Routes” on smart ports and maritime logistics. Beecham Research supports the event as sign of its continuous exploration of areas of applicability of the Internet of Things vision beyond the most well known ones.

The conference will debate how the Internet of Things can contribute to the digital transformation of ports introducing efficient and sustainable operations. There will be several stakeholders, from port authorities to the shipping industry and the IoT community. The impact of emerging technologies such machine learning and blockchain on ports and logistics will also be important topics of the event.

During the conference, I will also highlight the importance of the smart port concept as a door to smart cities and smart regions imagining a data continuum from the sea to the land able to drive innovation from the port, through the city, to the region.

The topics of discussion of the event are summarised in the attached whitepaper produced by Beecham Research.


Beecham Research » The Iot Vision for Smart Ports