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SMART Ports Summit
Digital Forum | Available On-Demand

Dr.Oscar Pernia
NextPort Founder & Technical Lead at Moffat Nichol


Dr. Oscar Pernia is Co-founder of NextPort.AI (NXP), the Technology and Innovation brand for US based Engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol. Based Valencia, his focus with NXP covers the development of SmartPort solutions, fusioning Digital Twin and Artificial Intelligence, and enabling 'satellite' services to ensure required capabilities like Process Engineering and Data Science are consistently supporting M&N investment in NXP.

Prior to M&N, he worked in the Sector in companies like Port of Algeciras, Hanjin Shipping, Navis/Cargotec and MSC/TIL, leading several Teams & Products ‘start-ups’: completing the full-cycle of working in Port, in Terminal, in Shipping Line and in Solution Supplier. He had a strong experience as Technical Lead for Automated Terminal Design & Deployment across the Globe: as well as System Integration and Software Development strategic initiatives to empower efficiency, safety and sustainability through Digitalization - connecting the dots across the ecosystem and the different decision domains.

His education was on Telecommunications Engineering, and I hold an Industrial Engineering PhD, where he focused on Algorithms Design applied to Marine Operations Optimization - during last 20 years he accumulated an extensive experience in Container Shipping, covering technology solutions across all processes in the ocean supply chain, with specific focus in Ports & Terminals.

Agenda Sessions

  • How digitisation can change the ports industry