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Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Tech & Innovation starts today

Jan Swartz, group president, Holland America Group, is set to headline Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Tech & Innovation taking place today paving the way for a full day of expert insight from cruise lines, shipyards, suppliers and service providers.

Swartz will share with Ian Richardson, CEO, theICEway and Seatrade Cruise Global tech ambassador, how she sees technology continuing to play an instrumental role to get cruising back in operation safely. The session starts at 12 noon BST.

Jay Schneider and Luca Pronzati

Following on Jay Schneider, chief product innovation officer at Royal Caribbean Group, and Luca Pronzati, chief business innovation officer, MSC Cruises, are among cruise line panelists and suppliers lined up to discuss latest contact tracing technologies and wearables how they are providing ways to employ COVID contact tracing.

Return to service technologies

Daniele Buonaiuto, chief technology officer, MSC Cruises; Daniel Hanratty, IT delivery manager, Marella Cruises and TUI River Cruises; and Dimple Jethani, CIO & SVP IT operations and governance, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings; then discuss how different lines are approaching return to service technologies.

The Future of fleet IT Infrastructure investments, how shipbuilding changed in the pandemic, what technologies ports are investing in and how technology will play a role in pre-screening passengers prior to their port arrival, are among a wide range of topics also featuring.




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