Speakers


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Aimee Andres 

Executive Director
Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT)

LCDR DANIEL BELL

Maritime Terrorism & Critical Infrastructure Analyst/Coast Guard Liaison Officer
National Counterterrorism Center

CARL W. BENTZEL

Commissioner
Federal Maritime Commission

Christina R. Billingsley

Senior Program Manager, Community Engagement
Port of Seattle


PABLO BOWEN-BOBENRIETH

Associate Partner & Business Development Manager Americas
HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH

TIMOTHY BROWN

Managing Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology

MARISA BRUSUELAS

Maritime Intelligence Analyst
Texas Department of Public Safety

DR. MARIA BURNS

Program Director TLIM and Director of Education BTI
University of Houston


  RICH BYRNES

Chief Infrastructure Officer
Port Houston

RIC Campo

Chairman of the Port Commission
Port of Houston Authority

ADJ. PROF. (CAPT.) ANUJ CHOPRA

Co-founder & CEO
ESGPlus LLC

MICHAEL COMPLITA

Principal in Charge | VP Strategic Expansion
Elliott Bay Design Group


CARLES CIVIT

Director of Engineering
Pliant Energy Systems

KEVIN M. CLEMENT

Executive Director, 2023 Port of the Future Conference
College of Technology
University of Houston

MATTHEW COSTELLO

CEO
Voyager Portal

DAVID CUMMINS

Executive Director, President and CEO
Blue Sky Maritime Coalition


Duane Davis

Section Chief, Port Security Grant Program
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA

JEFFREY DECOUX

Chairman
Autonomy Institute

DANIEL DAGENAIS

Vice President, Port Performance and Sustainable Development
Port of Montreal

CAPTAIN KEITH M. DONOHUE

Deputy Commander, Sector Houston-Galveston
U.S. Coast Guard


Geoff Douglas

CEO and Co-Founder
Mythos AI

Mark Dubina

Vice President, Security
Port Tampa Bay

MARK R. DUPONT

MARSEC ADaPT Program Manager
Executive Director
National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

JORGE DURAN

Chief of the Secretariat
Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), Organization of American States (OAS)


SAYANTA DUTTA

VP Growth & Strategy
Hyzon Motors

MIKE EDGERTON

Manager, Port Security
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

EMILY A. FEDERER

Sustainability Manager
Port of New Orleans

CHRIS FISHER

Port Director and CEO
Port of Beaumont


LUCY FLETCHER

Business Development Manager
AGRIServices of Brunswick

TIM GALE

Senior Industrial Cybersecurity Consultant
1898 & Co., Part of Burns & McDonnell

ROGER GUENTHER

Executive Director
Port Houston

Dorothe Görtz

Terminal Planning Expert
HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH


Alfred B. Henson, PhD 

Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Houston

BRIAN P. HILL

Director, Western Gulf Gateway
U.S. Maritime Administration
Dept. of Transportation

GEIR-EILIF KALHAGEN

Director of Maritime
Texas Dept. of Transportation

STEPHEN KELLY

President of Sales & Business Development
Carver Companies, Port of Coeymans


MELANIE KENDERDINE

Managing Principal, Energy Futures Initiative
EJM Associates

IRFAN KHAN

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Galveston

MARGARET A. KIDD

Program Director/Instructional Associate Professor, Supply Chain & Logistics
University of Houston

ROBERT LE MONDE

Policy Analyst
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans


GINO J. LIM, PH.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Houston

 General Stephen R. Lyons (U.S. Army, Retired)  

Port and Supply Chain Envoy
White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force

JOHN D. MCCOWN

Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Center for Maritime Strategy

BARBARA MELVIN

President & CEO
South Carolina Ports


COMMANDER BORIS MONTATSKY

Cyber Effects and Protection Division Chief
U. S. Coast Guard Cyber Command

BENOIT MONTREUIL

Professor
Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

CAPT. ABHISHEK NAIR

Director of Business Development
PortXchange

JON NASS

Executive Director & CEO
Mississippi State Port Authority


Colin Nelson

Senior Sales Executive, Certified Port Executive
WAV Systems, Innovative Signal Analysis Inc.

NARENDRA PAL, PHD

Director of Hydrogen Technology
Hornblower Group Inc

SHASHANK PANCHANGAM

Chief Product Officer
Crowley Solutions

CHENDHIL PERIASAMY, PH.D.

Vice President, Energy Transition
Air Liquide


BRETT A. PHANEUF

President
Submergence Group LLC

REAR ADMIRAL ANN C. PHILLIPS, US NAVY (RET.)

Administrator
Maritime Administration/MARAD
U.S. Department of Transportation

TIMOTHY PICKERING

Office of Ports & Waterways Planning
Maritime Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

MARCO POISLER

Chief Operating Officer – Global Energy & Capital Projects
UTC Overseas, Inc.


MAARTEN POORT

General Manager, Shipping and Maritime Americas
Shell

STEVE RIBUFFO

Director
Port of Alaska

CHRISTINE SCHLENKER

Vice President
Greater Houston Port Bureau

CHRISTOPH SCHOPPMANN

Head of Terminal Planning and Logistics – Intermodal
Deputy Business Development Manager Americas
HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH


TRAVIS SHEEHAN

Lead for City Solutions, North America
Shell New Energies

JIAN (JASON) SHI, PH.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Houston

JOSHUA SINGER

Offshore Wind Port Lead
Moffatt Nichol

CAPTAIN JASON SMITH

Commander, Sector Houston – Galveston
Captain of the Port
U.S. Coast Guard


JOEL THIGPEN

General Manager, Marine New Build Sales
Wärtsilä

BEN TROWBRIDGE

Board Member and Cybersecurity Advisor
Outsourcing Center

DR. ALOK VERMA

Department Head and Professor
Texas A&M University – Galveston

COULSTON VAN GUNDY

Vice President, Engineering
Crowley Engineering Services

DAVID A. WALKER

Vice President
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

CHRIS WATERSON

General Manager
Waterson Terminal Services, LLC

CHELSEA C. WHITE III

Schneider National Chair of Transportation & Logistics
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

GLENN A WILTSHIRE

Deputy Port Director
Broward County Port Everglades

SEONGHOON WOO

CEO
Amogy

URI YOSELEVICH

Founder & CEO
DockTech