Session III Speakers

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    Anthony Damian, Solverminds Solutions and Tech. Pvt. Ltd.

    Topic : Dynamic & real time schedule generation using optimisation and Predictive analytics models

    Anthony Damian is the Managing Director of Solverminds Solutions and Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He has more than 29+ years of experience in the Shipping Industry. He started his carrier in the merchant marine, holding Chief Mates Certificate of Competency and has sailed on Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, and Container Ships for 8 years. He moved in ashore and worked in operations, commercial & finance department of a large Liner company, based in Switzerland and Hongkong. He is a post-graduate in International Shipping & Logistics Management, from the University of Plymouth, UK. He has won the Maersk Line Postgraduate award for the best dissertation and has published articles in the Journal of Transportation Management, Georgia Southern University.
    He co-founded the company Solverminds in 2003, which develops ERP applications, for the Shipping Industry. The company has built large scale powerful optimization and machine learning models for the Shipping Industry. The company was started in Chennai with 3 people and has now grown to 380+ people, and has HQ in Chennai and regional offices in Singapore, London, Hamburg, and Atlanta. The company now serves the world’s largest shipping companies and provides innovative and unique solutions and services to the international shipping community.
    Mr. Damian’s area of specialization is Optimisation and Predictive Analytics in the Maritime Industry. He holds a certificate in Neural Networks and Deep Learning from deeplearning.ai, Coursera. Mr. Damian has various Research papers to his credits and has presented multiple papers on Liner shipping.

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    Sandeep Mehta, Adani

    Topic : Innovation in use of water transport for Oil and Gas industry- Challenges & Emerging trends

    Sandeep Mehta, is a Senior Vice President in Adani Logistics Limited. Adani Logistics, a subsidiary of APSEZ is the largest private rail and logistics park operator in India.
    Sandeep is responsible for managing land logistics and spearheading the growth – developing multi-modal logistics parks across the country and deploying rakes for rail movement, instrumental in enhancing connectivity between ports and the origin / destination of cargo, thereby positioning the Company as the most preferred integrated logistics service provider across the country
    Mr. Mehta, is a Master Mariner' with over 14 years of sailing experience and also holds an M.Sc. in International Transport & Logistics from University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
    He moved up from sailing roles into large complex roles, across supply chain industry – asset and service based - delivering on profits, business, capacity realization and capacity up- gradation
    Mr. Mehta brings with him over 30 years of management experience across the supply chain, in Indian and International Companies of repute.

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