Ocean Exchange is grateful for the support of volunteers who make our event possible. We wish to extend our thanks to the members of the VIP Panel for the Collegiate Award pitch event for their support. Thank you as well to students from the University of Texas in Austin who acted as scribes and discussion table moderators during the roundtable portion of the Neptune, Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Ocean Exchange Transportation and Logistics Hubs Innovation Awards selection process.


Kelly Carnes

President and Chief Executive Officer, TechVision21

Kelly Carnes is an entrepreneur, and nationally recognized technology policy expert and thought leader.

Michael Egan

Board Member/Advisor, Atargis Energy Corporation

Michael currently serves as an advisor and Board member for Atargis Energy Corporation which has developed a transformational approach to generating electricity from waves.

Ulla Keino

CEO, President, Head of Management Consulting, SeaFocus

Ulla Keino currently works as a Commercial Director of Ahlers Business Unit Trade Facilitation and After Sales Support and is a majority shareholder of SeaFocus.

Donna Kocak

Fellow, L3 Harris Technologies

Donna Kocak has 34 years of experience in the ocean engineering field supporting scientific and engineering projects involving computer vision, optics, robotics and communications systems.

Markuu Mylly

Senior Vice President, SeaFocus

Markku Mylly​, Master Mariner and Senior Advisor, will have a presentation at the IntelligenceHunt6 Finals, as he is one of the Inspiring Speakers. He will speak about the Maritime Future as Changing Business Environment.

Irene Rosberg

Programme Director, Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics, Copenhagen Business School

International background in Leadership & Analytical Skills, Logistics Operations and Airfreight with vast experience in the Research Industry.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

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