Smart Ports (Information Technology)

Smart Ports (Information Technology)
Join AAPA to explore the many facets of Smart Ports at this special two-day conference. Learn how smart technology is transforming the way ports do business – including simplifying processes, efficiently analyzing and processing data, incorporating artificial intelligence to anticipate needs and finding new and better ways to secure systems. Along with knowledgeable industry solution providers, ports are using innovation to drive digital transformation and clear results.

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Thanks to our sponsors:


Thank you to our table-top exhibitor:

Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton – San Pedro – Port of Los Angeles
2800 Via Cabrillo-Marina
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 514-3344
Room Rate: $175.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: January 21, 2020

Member: $975
Non-Member: $1200
2/5/2020 - 2/6/2020

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember975.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1200.00
Table top (1 registrations included)Member2495.00
Table top (1 registrations included)Non Member2995.00
Table top (2 registrations included)Member2795.00
Table top (2 registrations included)Non Member3295.00



Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Sponsored by Saab

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM

Christopher J. Connor, President & CEO, AAPA
Michelle R. Thames, IT Committee Chair and IT Chief, PortMiami
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM

Improving Cargo Flow from Ship to Gate
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM

11:00 AM

Sponsored by Wabtec Corporation

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

Deterrance and Response
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM

Thursday, 06 February 2020

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 AM

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
11:00 AM

Sponsored by eX2 Technology, LLC

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
12:15 PM

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

to Improve Capability Gaps
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
2:45 PM

4:15 PM

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Attendee Roster

 Saab Technologies Ltd. (604) 20SMARTP
Mr. B. Jason BarlowThe Port of Virginia (757) 683-8000jbarlow@portofvirginia.comBARLOW, B. JASON20SMARTP
Mr. Brandon BergeronPort of BeaumontDirector of Engineering(409) 835-5367bmb@pobtx.comBERGERON, BRANDON20SMARTP
Mr. Terry C. BillsEsriGlobal Transportation Industry Manager(909) 793-2853 x3313tbills@esri.comBILLS, TERRY20SMARTP
Mr. Scott BrotemarkleThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineMarine Board Program Director/Senior Program Officer, TRB(202) 334-2167SBrotemarkle@nas.eduBROTEMARKLE, SCOTT20SMARTP
Mr. Myung-Ki ChoiMaryland Port AdministrationGeneral Manager(410) 375-4885kchoi@marylandports.comCHOI, MYUNG-KI20SMARTP
Ms. Jennifer CohenPort of Los AngelesDirector of Policy and Legislative Affairs(310) 732-7678jcohen@portla.orgCOHEN, JENNIFER20SMARTP
Mr. Tyler Keith ComeauxPort of Caddo-BossierDirector of Special Projects tylerc@portsb.comCOMEAUX, TYLER20SMARTP
Mr. Brian CoxPort of South LouisianaDirector of Operations(985) 652-9278 X1110bcox@portsl.comCOX, BRIAN20SMARTP
Ms. April O. DanosGreater Lafourche Port Commission (Port Fourchon, LA)Director of Homeland Security & Technology(985) 632-6701aprild@portfourchon.comDANOS, APRIL20SMARTP
Laurie DavisGeneral Electric Transportation, a Wabtec Company  Laurie.Davis2@ge.comDAVIS, LAURIE20SMARTP
Ryan DooleyGenscape VesseltrackerDirector of Sales and Business Development - Maritime(339) 205-8668rdooley@genscape.comDOOLEY, RYAN20SMARTP
Ms. Kathy FrenchCaddo-Bossier PortDirector of Marketing and Sales(318) 524-2272 x 3305kathyf@portcb.comFRENCH, KATHY20SMARTP
Mr. Bob GillPort of Long Beach (562) 283-7402bob.gill@polb.comGILL, BOB20SMARTP
Mr. Matt GipsonESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.) (909) 793-2853mgipson@esri.comGIPSON, MATT20SMARTP
Mr. Shaun HealyPort of Long BeachProject Manager – GIS/CAD(562) 283-7700shaun.healy@polb.comHEALY, SHAUN20SMARTP
Katrisha Hutchens   Kshutch3@yahoo.comHUTCHENS, KATRISHA20SMARTP
Mr. Richard JordanPort of Long BeachChief of Staff(562) 283-7700Richard.jordan@polb.comJORDAN, RICHARD20SMARTP
Ms. Jamie KarstettereX² Technology LLCSr. Manager, Marketing & Proposal Development(402) 215-0504jkarstetter@ex2technology.comKARSTETTER, JAMIE20SMARTP
Ms. Shannon McLeodWSPSenior Planner - Maritime Division(757) 459-4708Shannon.mcleod@wsp.comMCLEOD, SHANNON20SMARTP
David Moffat3Cognito  dave.moffat@3cognito.comMOFFAT, DAVID20SMARTP
Guy NollESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.)Industry Manager(909) 793-2853gnoll@esri.comNOLL, GUY20SMARTP
Mr. Nick Pestello, PELake Charles Harbor and Terminal DistrictDirector of Engineering, Maintenance & Development(337) 794-3687npestello@portlc.comPESTELLO, NICK20SMARTP
Mr. Russell Thurston PickeringPort Corpus ChristiSr. Operations Manager(361) 885-6188rpickering@pocca.comPICKERING, RUSSELL20SMARTP
Mr. Paul PopePort Tampa BayIT Manager(813) 905-5201ppope@tampaport.comPOPE, PAUL20SMARTP
Mr. Matthew PrummDHI Water & Environment, Inc. (Seaport OPX)Global Lead - Business Development mapr@dhigroup.comPRUMM, MATTHEW20SMARTP
Caitlyn RainesESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.)Industry Manager(909) 793-2853craines@esri.comRAINES, CAITLYN20SMARTP
Bryan L. SantosPort Authority of GuamVessel Planner(671) 477-5931 (x310-303)basantos@portguam.comSANTOS, BRYAN20SMARTP
Ms. Alissa ShayPort of Grays HarborManager of Business Development, Satsop Business Park(360) 482-1651ashay@portgrays.orgSHAY, ALISSA20SMARTP
Ms. Misty StineeX² Technology LLCExecutive Vice President, Business Development(402) 968-4264mstine@ex2technology.comSTINE, MISTY20SMARTP
Ms. Michelle R. ThamesPortMiamiChief, Information Technology(305) 960-5452mthames@miamidade.govTHAMES, MICHELLE20SMARTP
Mr. Jose A. Ulloa, Jr.Port Authority of GuamTerminal Superintendent(671) 477-2678jaulloa@portguam.comULLOA, JOSE20SMARTP
Mr. Michael WieckInternational Road Dynamics  michael.wieck@irdinc.comWIECK, MICHAEL20SMARTP
Ms. Heather L. WoodDewberrySoutheast Regional Director, Ports & Intermodal(703) 849-0258hwood@dewberry.comWOOD, HEATHER20SMARTP
Matt WoodardNGA  woodarmj@gmail.comWOODARD, MATT20SMARTP
Mr. Willy YungVancouver Fraser Port AuthorityDirector, Engineering & Maintenance(604) 665-9105willy.yung@portvancouver.comYUNG, WILLY20SMARTP
Mr. Tony Zhong, CISSP, GCIHPort of Los AngelesChief Information Security Officer(310) 732-3983tzhong@portla.orgZHONG, TONY20SMARTP
Mr. Chris Zuffante, Sr.Massachusetts Port Authority (617) 946-4413czuffante@massport.comZUFFANTE, CHRIS20SMARTP