Ocean Insights with Roger Holm

Welcome to the Ocean Insights series – bite sized interviews with the thought leaders, innovators and business people seeking to realise the huge potential of the ocean space.

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology. With an extensive portfolio of innovative and integrated products and solutions, Wärtsilä delivers efficiency, reliability, flexibility, and environmental sustainability to enhance the business of its customers. As our industry enters a new era of innovation and unprecedented efficiency, Wärtsilä is using high levels of connectivity and digitalisation to bring value and optimisation to all marine applications. In so doing, it is leading the industry’s transformation towards a smart marine ecosystem.

This week we have therefor spoken to Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Business, to let you discover their unique vision of the road ahead.

Dive in and see what you discover.

Ocean Insights #5
Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Business

What do you see as the greatest opportunity for the ocean industries over the next decade?
To use technology to drive ecosystem improvement in order to improve performance and at the same time taking significant steps to reduce emissions and improve safety. The Marine industry can be seen as the most environmentally sound way to transport goods, and also thanks to new technology be an industry that attract young talent.

What do you regard as the greatest challenge?
We need to significantly take down the silos within the Maritime industry and open up for the great opportunities co-operation can bring.

What do you see as the unique strength of your business and how will it help you succeed?
The widest portfolio in the Marine industry connected with all digital developments will help our customers to significantly improve efficiency

What key skills are you looking for in the next generation of industry professionals and how are you working to attract new talent?
We need a combination of product experts combined with a lot of new digital knowledge. In addition to that we need people that understand the broad marine industry.

What are you most looking forward to at Nor-Shipping 2021?
To see how we have taken concrete actions on the pathway to 2050 targets.

What three words sum up your vision for the future?
Opportunity, change, and co-operation.

Nor-Shipping 2021 – Your Arena for Ocean Solutions – takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, 1-4 June 2021. Find out more at www.nor-shipping.com

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