PTI has added another esteemed professional making significant headway in the maritime industry to its growing list of speakers who will be sharing their knowledge at the upcoming Terminal Automation & Training C-Level Networking Conference taking place April 19-20, 2017, in London.
Eduardo Bustamante, a Civil Engineer with MSc in IT at the London School of Economics, is an IBM IoT Board of Advisors Member and an IT and Operations Director at the Port of Cartagena.
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He is in charge of a 500-strong team in the Operations and IT Department of Cartagena and manages two container terminals (CONTECAR and SPRC) that process over 2 million containers per year.
Bustamante also takes care of all software, computer and telecommunication infrastructure, including design and development of the Terminal Operating System at both terminals and The Cartagena Port Community System.
As process and systems integrator, Bustamante is equipped with a vast knowledge in automating container ports operational processes. He has participated in several container terminal software implementation and integration, including highly technical and sophisticated optimization modules.
Bustamante has implemented the IoT strategy for the Port of Cartagena, integrating RTGs, which he will be speaking about in more detail at the event, and live information to boost terminal security, productivity and reliability.
Port of Cartagena has received eight awards for the Best Container Terminal by the Caribbean Shipping Association.
Bustamante said: “I will be sharing my expertise on the Internet of Things at the PTI event and will explain how real time location of container handling equipment is helping us to improve efficiency and security.
“There will also be a focus on how IBM is using IoT data to take automatic action and give more control of the operation to our people.
“It is a unique event where C-Level people meet to discuss trends and future about terminal automation with a lot of opportunities for networking. Highly experienced people in small group debates will enrich and bring good ideas for future automation developments. Listening to others successes will help us to learn what works.”