Tom Eystoe – Massterly


Frank Kho, an independent advisor active in the container logistic and terminal industry since 2018.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in this industry across the globe. His career includes 20+ year in several senior management positions in Asia and Europe with PSA and HPH, 2 of the leading global terminal operators. And prior to become an advisor, Frank also has been a member of the global leadership team of Kalmar (equipment and automation solutions for the terminal industry). Recently he has been appointed as the CEO of the new TIC 4.0 Association (Terminal Industry Committee 4.0), supported by FEPORT and PEMA, developing standards for the terminal industry.

Frank has an excellent track record in managing and leading several container terminals across the globe, including HIT in Hongkong and PSA Antwerp.

Within Kalmar, Frank has led the discussion regarding strategy and vision on automation in the container industry and was also responsible for offering development and account management.


Mr. Markku Mylly started his maritime career in the Finnish Merchant Shipping 1973. He attended Rauma Maritime College of the Satakunta University of Applied Science, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in maritime studies and qualifying as an Officer and Master Mariner in 1980. He sailed on Finnish ships until 1987 when he joined the Finnish Maritime Administration (FMA), where he served in several positions until 2010. He was appointed Executive Director of EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) in 2012.


Pierre C Sames holds the position of Group Technology and Research Director at DNV GL. He is responsible for managing the corporate strategic research and technology development projects. His previous experience includes research into hydrodynamic extreme loads, risk analysis, shipping emissions, LNG as ship fuel, rule development and regulatory affairs as well as managing maritime research for GL and DNV GL. He joined GL in 1995 after studying naval architecture in Hamburg.


Joern Springer – Senior Director, Hapag-Lloyd


Margareta Lützhöft is a master mariner, trained at Kalmar Maritime Academy in Sweden. After leaving the sea, she studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive science and a Master’s in Computer Science. In 2004 she received a PhD in Human-Machine Interaction. Presently she is holding a position as Professor in the MarSafe group at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include human-centered design and the effects of new technology.