The 3rd edition of the Logistics-Port Technology Forum, IoT in Ports Forum, held on March 24 to address the uses and development of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) in the port environment, became a success of participation with more than 250 registered people.

The Conference did not disappoint, because bringing together such a team of experts to unravel the details of the technologies and innovation solutions that mark the present and future of companies, could only lead to a meeting space and a super interesting and instructive debate. 

Development of the Conference: 

This meeting, organized by the Digital District and the Alicante Port Authority as a link between supply and demand of the Logistics-Port Cluster, perfectly fulfilled the basic objective of our hub: to promote the transfer of knowledge to the business fabric of our territory, and make it easier for companies to move forward to gain greater competitiveness, productivity and sustainability. 

The event was opened by prominent managers in the field of port logistics, such as Soia Herzog, CEO of JSV Logistic; Mónica Bautista, Head of the Commercial Division of the Alicante Port Authority (APA) and Jose Manuel Leceta, Head of the Sustainable Innovation Division of the APA. 

And learn about practical examples and tips to follow and avoid in port development, management and transport, told in the first person by innovation specialists, such as Antonio Sánchez Zaplana, from Grupo Suez; Hugo Mira, from Wimtruck; Carmen Climent, from Atos; and Manuel Sánchez, from JSV Logistic. 

Main conclusions: 

From this IoT Forum in Ports, we have stayed five of the teachings that, like a mantra, our speakers agreed to share with all of us: 

  • Technology is progressing and it is advancing very rapidly. 
  • The use of IoT solutions can drive any company or entity to strategically position itself in its sector. 
  • It is undeniable that everything that can be automated is going to be automated, the question is whether our organizations are prepared for that automation. 
  • Digital transformation is about people. We have to be able to put technology at the service of people and organizations and not the other way around. Technology must provide competitiveness, improve the user experience and reduce costs. 
  • Talking about technological transformation is talking about 20% technology and 80% people. Machines must do the work of machines to empower people and give them to dedicate themselves to customers, etc… and to seek solutions at all levels.