Maritime Makers

Maritime Makers

Conversations with maritime leaders about innovation, transformation and disruption in our industry. Become better at harnessing disruption to grow your business and your career.

A new episode is released every month.


Recent Episodes

#16 - Dan Ng. Maritime cyber security and building startups in the maritime space.

April 6, 2022

Dan Ng is CEO of CyberOwl, a disruptive startup helping maritime asset operators gain visibility of the cyber risks to their distributed, remote assets. CyberOwl helps fleet operators understand what they have onboard, keep …

#15 - Claus Nehmsow. Techstars, AI, robotics, and drones in the maritime space.

March 21, 2022

We talk about startups in the context of accelerators, specifically Techstars that partners with Eastern Pacific Shipping. AI, robotics, and drones are key technologies that are being brought to bear in shipping by several h…

#14 - Steffen Knodt. Underwater Autonomous Vechicles and unveiling the mysteries of the ocean.

Feb. 18, 2022

Dr. Steffen Knodt is the head of the Sustainable Ocean Business Center at Fraunhofer in Rostock / Germany. He has worked in various senior management roles in applied research and industry, recently focusing on impact entrep…

About the Host

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Daniel Jacobsen

I'm is on a mission to help maritime leaders harness disruptions - especially those relating to AI and machine learning.
I believe in building things of lasting value and am looking for long term relationships with high-integrity men and women who share this world view. I believe in creating and growing together.
I did my PhD in applied mathematics at the Technical University of Denmark where I applied machine learning to brain imaging. One of my favorite aspects of machine learning is how you can apply it to almost anything – from brains, to ships, and anything in between.
I co-founded a maritime startup, GreenSteam, where I am now Chief Science Officer. I developed AI algorithms and decision support solutions to make merchant shipping more efficient and have been managing everything from sales and marketing to funding, finance and operations. Over the years my focus has shifted towards the strategic challenges of succeeding with AI in the maritime world.