E-navigation specialist NAVTOR said it has appointed Anders Holme
for the role of Chief Technology Officer.
Holme will manage teams that work across offices in Egersund,
Norway, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Russia, the U.S. and U.K.
NAVTOR's main software development takes place at the company's
head office in Egersund and its dedicated base in St Petersburg.
"There is a growing appreciation within shipping that new
technology can unlock real operational advantages and business
opportunities," Holme said. "NAVTOR's product range has shown
that, by digitizing and automating previously manual tasks, huge
economic savings can be made in terms of man hours, while safety
standards, fuel consumption and fleet management can be
"But we see this as the start of the journey rather than the
destination. By staying on top of broader technology trends and
marrying them to market needs, NAVTOR can continue to develop
products that give our customers competitive advantage in an ever
tighter marketplace. For example, by encompassing more data, from
more sources (including the ever-growing number of marine
systems), we can continually refine our offering to deliver even
better decision-making tools."
"With increasing digitalization, building a platform for the
possibility of eventual vessel autonomy, its vital to have the
best digital solutions in place. E-navigation will play a key
part in that development… and we're committed to leading the way
forward for our customers."
"Anders doesn't just bring technology understanding to the team,"
said NAVTOR CEO Tor Svanes, "he also has a proven track record of
growing businesses and helping them connect digital ideas to real
world market demand. We've grown since our start-up in 2011 by
developing technology that delivers tangible benefits to
customers around the world. Anders' vision and ability will help
us ensure we stay abreast of the very latest developments and
continue to deliver a portfolio that demonstrates the enormous
potential of fully integrated e-navigation."