Modern Shipping and Digitalization

Start date: 21st Mar 2019, 19:00
Venue: ACM, Monaco
Speaker: Mr. Trond Hodne, Senior VP Sales and Marketing and Mr. Tore Torvbraten, Director of Class Development, DNV GL

Topic description:

Tore will talk on how digitalization will drive quality and efficiency in shipping and classification. The presentation will give examples of how class will work together with the industry to modernize the way the industry is working.
New technologies will open up for new ways of working and create opportunities for safer operation of ships with use of less resources.
Trond will focus more on how this digitalization can transform ship operations and a likely industry development and use some concrete examples on what some owners/charterers are working on.


Mr. Trond Hodne, DNV GL, Maritime Business Director

Trond Hodne was born on 31 July 1966. His career in Det Norske Veritas started in 1991 as engineer working on offshore projects for the North Sea. During the period 1994–1997 Trond Hodne was heading a Section for Hydrodynamics and for the next two years (1997-1999) he was senior Hull Approval Engineer at DNV in Korea. From 1999–2002 Trond Hodne was the Head of Section for Structures and Hydrodynamics, R&D responsible for technical program in DNV Maritime and Chairman of IACS Wave Data and Sea Loads group.

From 2002–2005 he was heading the Approval Centre in Japan and in the period 2005-2008 Trond Hodne was the managing director for the DNV’s operations in Japan as well as the Honorary Norwegian Consul – Kobe/Osaka in the same period.

In 2009 he took the position as Head of Business Development and with the responsibility for marketing and sales within DNV Maritime globally. Since the merger between DNV and GL he has the position as Business director Maritime with the same responsibilities.

Trond Hodne graduated from the Faculty of Naval Architecture at Høgskolen i Bergen as an engineer in 1989 and received a master’s degree (MSc) in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1991. Since then he has participated in several senior management development programs at IMD in Switzerland, CAP Gemini in France and in 2012 a dedicated maritime leadership program together with 25 top Maritime executives at Duke University in the US.

Mr. Tore Torvbråten, DNV GL, Director Class Development

Heading the Class Development group in DNV GL Maritime. Educated as a Naval Architect and has more than 20 years of experience of software and process development for the Maritime Industry. He has the last years gained experience how disrupting technology as e.g. AI, blockchain etc might be utilized in shipping and has been responsible for building practical applications utilizing AI and Machine Learning to achieve business benefits for the industry.