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Derrick Whalen (he/him)

Director, Information and Technology Services, Halifax Port Authority

With over 25 years in IT strategy and leadership, Derrick collaborates with business leaders, IT teams, technology partners, and Port stakeholders. Derrick's team is developing a multi-year enterprise architecture roadmap to modernize and enhance HPA’s technology infrastructure, cybersecurity resilience, business applications, and data integration platform to align with the Port’s long-term strategic goals to improve the Port’s efficiency, visibility, and Port wide operational planning and decision making.

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OceanFest

Leveraging Ocean AI

From Seaweed farming to coral restoration all the way to marine biotech and smart navigation, AI is at the forfront of the Blue Economy revolution. Discover actionable AI applications - an ocean of opportunities, litterally - and discuss the main entry barriers for industry partners and startups trying to scale. See More.
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