Energetic Atmosphere at the YoungShip Rotterdam Blockchain 2.0 Masterclass

YoungShip Rotterdam successfully held last week its second event on Blockchain and its application in the Shipping industry. The event took place at the Maritime Museum -right in the center of Rotterdam.

Blockchain has been the buzz word for the past two years with many rumors, news and of course misconceptions surrounding the field. Therefore, YS Rotterdam kicked off in the summer of 2017 a series of masterclasses to help our members grasp on the concepts and get informed on the latest interchange between this new technology and shipping. Our first event was mainly focused on introducing Blockchain and this was achieved via holding an explanatory workshop on the concept. This year, it was time for version 2.0, zooming in on the potential of Blockchain being applied in the shipping industry.

The beautiful venue at the Maritime Museum rapidly became crowded, following an impressive turn out by current and new members. There was a solid reason for this high attendance after witnessing the dynamism our speakers. Tobias Disse, CEO  & Co-founder of Kryha kicked of the session. Kryha is a blockchain start-up currently collaborating with well-established companies in understanding and engaging their operations with the upcoming technology.

The second speaker, Jeroen Boers, Co-founder of Blockchain Marketeers, kept the bar high by introducing/explaining several new concepts. These spanned from his suggestion on a blockchain roll-out, to the identification of the umbrella of solutions available to the current and expected appliances in different industries.

Closing speaker of the event was, Roy van den Berg, Project Developer at SmartPort, with an unmatched understanding of the trends that will impact ports in the coming years. SmartPort develops the knowledge for tomorrow’s challenges and YS members were able to hear about some of the projects and challenges currently in the agenda. Roy van den Berg rapped up the event by elaborating about the benefits of IoT to the port community and some of its potential applications.

YS Rotterdam members were able to challenge the mentioned concepts and later engage with the speakers over a drink at the Maritime Museum reception.

Youngship Rotterdam would like to kindly thank its sponsors, all the members and those who attended this event and stayed for a drink & bite afterwards. A special thank you to the three superb speakers who proved unrivaled with their up-to-date knowledge on the topics for discussion.  

  */* For our members who are interested in receiving the presentations of our three speakers, please send YoungShip Rotterdam an e-mail at rotterdam@youngship.com.