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Marco Cristoforo Camporeale joins Inmarsat as head of maritime digital

Inmarsat has appointed Marco Cristoforo Camporeale as Head of Maritime Digital, based in Norway.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Mr Camporeale joins Inmarsat with a wealth of experience in leading edge marine systems following more than a decade with Rolls-Royce (now Kongsberg Maritime), where his career progressed through design engineering, deck machinery and motion control technology, ultimately to the role of Vice President - Intelligent Asset Management.

Stefano Poli, vice president of business development, Inmarsat Maritime, says Camporeale has shown himself as a transformational leader, known for directness, determination, commercial focus and team-enablement. “We are delighted to welcome Marco as we push forward with our Digital Breakthrough strategy for maritime and offshore connectivity.”

Mr Poli expects Mr Camporeale to become a key resource driving the adoption of digital solutions via Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband, through Fleet Data, Crew Xpress Fleet Hotspot and Fleet Secure cyber protection services. “I look forward to working closely with Marco on realising Inmarsat’s Certified Application Provider (CAP) programme and refining thinking within the Maritime business unit for the Autonomous Vessel landscape.”

One of Mr Camporeale’s first areas of focus will be crystalising participation in One Sea, following the satellite group’s commitment to full membership of the industry alliance that has brought together the leading exponents of autonomous ship technology.   

“Inmarsat is joining One Sea in recognition of the special value it sees in initiatives that adopt a targeted and goal-based approach to autonomous shipping and its beneficial technologies. One Sea is emerging as a strong voice on interoperability and standards that the wider industry is listening to. As Inmarsat continues to roll out the high-speed maritime broadband service that will enable and protect  shipping’s digital future, it is critical we support the alliances enabling integration,” said Mr Poli.

“We are delighted to welcome the largest global provider of ship-to-shore connectivity as a member of the One Sea ecosystem,” said Päivi Haikkola, One Sea Lead. “Our expectation is that, as member numbers grow, operating solutions will multiply but members will also work towards integration.”

“I am starting a new and exciting chapter in my career and joining an exceptional team at Inmarsat focused on delivering the tools the industry needs to reach its digital destiny. I look forward to creating opportunities to bring content-rich applications to market and to the collaborative work needed to drive the future of autonomous shipping,” said Mr Camporeale.

A University of Bologna graduate and with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Camporeale also holds a Norwegian Business School MBA in Digital. He is also accredited under the UC Berkeley Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Hasso Plattner Institute Design Thinking schemes and holds the IPMA International Project Management Qualification. {/mprestriction}

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