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Sergey Frank (Photo: Sovcomflot)

Sovcomflot Elects New Chairman and New CEO

;Given the profound transformation that the global maritime industry is undergoing, the remit of the Board of Directors will extend to ensure that Sovcomflot is well prepared to handle the new challenges and opportunities such a transformation brings. This includes the fast-track integration of digital technology into business processes, continual compliance with ever tightening environmental regulations, recruiting and training the next generation of Sovcomflot's leaders. The Board will closely oversee certain projects, transactions and initiatives of strategic importance to Sovcomflot's future

Kenneth Vareide (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

a lack of relevant skills was identified as the biggest barrier. Their peers in the energy value chain told a similar story in Digitalization and the future of energy, with 91% of companies saying that further digital skills training was needed.“Our long commitment to creating value from digital technology means that we are able to combine deep domain and digital knowledge.  As a company, we are in a constant dialogue with our customers and we are committed to providing solutions that bridge their digital skills gap,” said Vareide.Digital Solutions is behind established software such

(Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Sets Out to Transform Crewing

to accurate data that allows for more informed decision making on the planning side. For seafarers, it means more time to spend with family and friends on shore leave, and more certainty about their career planning and travel.“To make this project happen, we’re not only investing in the digital technology, we’re reinventing our more than 30 crewing offices around the world to deliver a consistently high-level of service through our innovative operation model supported by centers of excellence, which will ensure that best practice is disseminated throughout the organization. Ultimately

Klas Bendrik (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Hires Bendrik as Chief Digital Transformation Officer

& Services. Before that, he held several executive positions at Volvo Car Group, including Senior Vice President IT & Chief Information Officer. Bendrik holds a degree in business administration from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.“Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It is also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo,” Bendrik said. “I look forward to taking on this new role supporting DNV GL in its

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

. The three-day Kongsberg UC2017 International Maritime Simulation User Conference brought attendees up to date on developments in digitalization, maritime training, navigation technology, maritime operations simulation and the use of virtual reality in training. Tom Mulligan reports.   New digital technology and advanced simulation are set to improve modern education and training methods significantly in the near future.Norway-headquartered Kongsberg Group (KONGSBERG)has developed an open digital platform, Kognifai, that takes simulation to the next level by providing an ecosystem for maritime

Hans Gieskes (Photo: Chartco)

Chartco Appoints Gieskes as Chairman

of organizations such as Cision – global market leader of cloud-based software and services for PR professionals, and LexisNexis - global market leader for online information and services for legal and risk-management industries.  Almost all of his career has been associated with digital technology businesses.    ChartCo has made two acquisitions this year, strategically-driven purchases which help pave the way for its ambitious plans.  Already offering the most comprehensive and widely-used digital platform in the marine industry, the acquisitions represent key milestones

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