Niels is Director Global Sales and New Business, and has worked with international sales the last 15 years. Niels’ entire career has been within the maritime sector, 8 years at sea on container and bulk carriers, 2 years at EAC West Africa Service, and has worked for Unifeeder, Mærsk and Navadan to mention a few. Niels is specialized in sales, customer relationship management, market and customer analysis and driving the business to customers exceeded success through sales, development and growth. Niels holds an Executive Blue MBA Logistics and Shipping from CBS.
James works as a Data Scientist. He specializes in modelling and analyzing large geospatial and temporal data sets. He has previously worked as an engineer and researcher specializing in the analysis and visualization of data from private vehicles and mobile devices. James' background combines solid practical experience working as a programmer, database administrator, and engineer together with a research background focusing on statistics and explanatory modeling. James holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, USA.
Fernando Alvarez specializes in the formulation of mathematical models for the maritime transport sector. Fernando was an early contributor to SEA\LNG and BlockShipping/GSCP. He has previously worked as Senior Researcher at DNV-GL; Optimization Software Developer at ILOG (IBM); and Adjunct Professor of International Logistics at ESCI. Fernando holds a M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Optimization of Maritime Operations from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Christian specializes in modelling business problems mathematically and developing IT tools to improve decision making in the maritime transport segment. Christian has previously worked at Maersk Oil Trading and Maersk Line where he was Senior Specialist working on decision support systems for Bunker Purchasing, Schedule Network Design, Container Flow, and many other projects aimed at reducing cost. Christian holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. from the Danish Technical University.
Kris is the Chief Commercial Officer. Kris has held a number of key leadership roles with major software companies around the world. He gained a wealth of commercial and project implementation experience selling and consulting on complex planning and optimization solutions. He is well known for his work with shipping lines, ports and logistics providers around the world driving rethinking of the business and operating models, digitalization efforts, and technological innovation. Kris holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.
Suresh specializes in building enterprise level applications and has been involved in various phases of software development life cycle using agile methodology. He has previously worked in building digital solutions in Banking and financial sector. Involved in design and development of web solutions using microservice architecture, CI/CD model. He is passionate about coding and loves solving challenges. He holds bachelor degree from IIIT, Nuzvid University.