This is a session at Innov8rs Connect – Business Design & Venture Building, 12-13 May 2020

Sailing Against The Wind - What We Learned From Trying To Change Shipping

In late 2018, Antonio joined the ING Trade Tech Lab in Singapore. On a mission to innovate within the shipping industry – he found fertile ground. In this session, Antonio from ING and Sebastian from digital venture builder MING will share their joint journey in creating a venture within the maritime industry.

From the first insights to the understanding of the problem and solutions. From the first MVP and launch, followed by painful lessons, and finally, the second MVP. You will hear about the struggles with trying to change industries that resist change. You will also get practical tips on how to deal with that.

Sebastian Mueller

COO at MING Labs

Business leader at MING Labs; Investor in early-stage startups; Mentor to ambitious entrepreneurs; Advisor to C-Suite executives; Host of “Lost In Transformation” Podcast. Writer and speaker on topics around corporate innovation, digital transformation, ethics and philosophy in technology, future of work, the societal impact of technology, innovation in China and related areas.

Antonio Usama DeLorenzo

Initiative Lead – Trade Tech Lab at ING Bank

Antonio being involved in design and innovation has been fueled by a 20-year career in technology and finance that has spanned three continents. He has worn many of the hats required in building and running businesses and has also been involved in academia and policy creation in finance.

His interests are in sustainability, design, capital markets, and payments. Antonio holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and an MBA, enjoys a good tune and anything with wheels that goes fast.