Belgian-Dutch alliance develops with European support high-tech security solution for ports – Presented by Jan Otten, Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety and Security

Belgian-Dutch alliance develops with European support high-tech security solution for ports – Presented by Jan Otten, Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety and Security, at Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Our ports will soon have a new weapon in the fight against the smuggling of humans, drugs and explosives. With European support, a number of companies and knowledge institutions from Belgium and the Netherlands, coordinated by Innos, the innovation network of the Belgian Vias institute, and the Dutch DITSS, Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety & Security, are developing a high-tech total approach for detecting abnormal patterns with using smart tarpaulins, innovative fencing and data processing cameras.

Ports are important logistical hubs with great economic value. Criminals also try to profit from this. That is why work needs to be done with advanced approach without interfering or limiting the operational activities of the ports. In the coming three years, ten public and private partners will be experimenting in the ports of Ostend and Moerdijk with innovative solutions to examine these crime phenomena in time or to make unsafe situations impossible.

What drives you?
Safety and security innovation
What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Food, water and my glasses
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Data science and IOT
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Complete different view on trust and assumptions
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The big “but” people
What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
A new view of how the logistic industry can protect themselves.

About Jan Otten
Jan Otten is an inspiring business co-creator and entrepreneur with many years’ experience in information and communication technology focused on a safe & sound society. With an innovative fresh look to safety and security challenges, he searches for societal questions and builds solutions in co-creation. Raising awareness and articulating the real question to resolve the issues achieving more safety and security. Creating the need, implementing ideas and letting them grow to innovative products. Many of his innovations are now daily used in the fight against organized crime, to support emergency management, and humanitarian logistics.
Specialties: instigator, sensemaker, innovator, change manager. Always thinking why do you ask this and how can I support you?

About Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety and Security (DITSS)
The foundation Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety and Security (DITSS) was founded by two cities, two universities, three regional economic development institutions, a Regional Crime Prevention Institute and several companies in the Netherlands as. Together with its business partners and Alliances, it is now the biggest safety & security cluster of the South of the Netherlands.

Through the DITSS cluster, companies, local governments and knowledge institutions work together on technological and social innovations in the fields of Safety & Security in the public and private domain. In many cases a solution for safety issues can be found in technological developments, and often, it requires an approach using experiences and insights from the fields of psychology, sociology and other behavioural sciences. For this purpose, several operational field labs have been organized and executed. As a typical Triple Helix foundation (= an entity bridging industry, educational institutes and public authorities), it forms a platform to stimulate collaborations and innovations in various safety & security domains.

In many cases DITSS initiates Operational Field Labs as testing grounds. Within field labs, governments, businesses and knowledge institutes work together on the best possible Research & Development of knowledge for the most effective solutions. These solutions are implemented and tested against social and legal demands, thus creating proven, new applications as well as business opportunities for companies participating in these projects. Once a field lab has a positive outcome, DITSS partners are supported to launch these innovative products into the market.

About Cargo Innovation Conference
The logistics industry is gearing up for possibly the biggest challenge in its history. Digital technologies disrupt the traditional valuechain. Disruption is everywhere. The traditional players have to adapt quickly, otherwise new entrants will threaten their positions or even take over.

The Cargo Innovation Conference addresses the impact of digitalisation of logistics processes on efficiency, profitability, user friendliness, transparency and more.


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