Oscar Pernia Fernandez

Director of Digitalization and Automation
Terminal Investment Limited

Dr Oscar Pernia is Director of Automation and Digitalization for TIL, the Container Terminal business unit for MSC. Based in Geneva HQ, his focus covers Process Engineering, System Integration, Algorithms & Data Science and Applied Innovation competencies. As such, he is the Technical Lead for Automated Terminal Design & Deployment, as well as different strategic initiatives to empower efficiency, safety and sustainability through Automation/Digitalization.

His education was on Telecommunications Engineering, and he holds an Industrial Engineering PhD, where he focused on Algorithms Design applied to Marine Operations Optimization – during the last 20 years he has accumulated extensive experience in Container Shipping, covering technology solutions across all processes in the ocean supply chain, with a specific focus in Ports & Terminals.


AI/Machine Learning: From Concept to Real Results
18th May 2021, 5:45PM – 6:30PM GMT
AI & Machine learning have come a long way in the past few years and has quickly become the silver bullet to extracting value from previously under processed and underutilised operational data. This session will review successful case studies and look at how the technologies can be deployed in the future to yield even greater value.

• How is AI/machine learning already being used in Port Terminals? What are the latest breakthroughs?
• How can machine learning use your data to find correlations and actionable intelligence to create future situational awareness?
• How to use a combination of AI and machine learning to create a data driven approach to Terminal Management and planning, will non-adopters fall behind?