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Introducing Veson’s annual user conference in a brand new, global roadshow format.

Oncourse Connect Mashup

Houston

May 19

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Geneva

June 22

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Tokyo

October 6

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Singapore

November 9

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Why Connect?

This year, we’ve reimagined the ONCOURSE Annual User Conference with a brand new, global roadshow format. Our new format allows us to enjoy rich, in-person collaboration in a more intimate setting by holding individual ONCOURSE Connect events in four maritime shipping centers around the globe. We hope you will join us!

Why Connect 2022

Some of the benefits of our new roadshow format include:

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A smaller, more intimate setting that fosters richer collaboration.

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The ability to connect in-person with Veson leadership and peers.

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A focused agenda with more interactivity and opportunities for dialogue.

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Greater convenience for our client community, with four global events to choose from.

Event Schedule

Event Schedule

Following is an overview of the agenda for our half-day event.

Keynote
Listen as we share an exciting vision for the future of maritime commerce and some of our strategic goals.

Strides in Sustainability
Hear how Veson is enabling clients to apply a sustainability lens to their freight decisions. We are excited to share recent product improvements and forward looking plans to help our clients make sustainable freight decisions.  

A View into Veson’s Data Strategy Through an Oceanbolt Lens
Access to relevant data at the right time and in the right point of your decision making process is critical to driving an optimal outcome. In this session, we share our vision for mastering key data sets within the commodity and maritime space.

Veson Services: Educate, Empower, Evolve Your Team
In this session, we take a look at how clients are using Veson University, what Veson Professional Services is doing to empower clients with Strategic Project Engagements, and look at when is the right time to evolve with a Business Process Optimization.

Product Spotlight: What’s New in the Veson IMOS Platform
The Veson IMOS Platform evolves day in and day out. Come hear about recently released and upcoming features that can enhance your workflows and business processes.

Cocktails & Networking

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Our Speakers

Meet the leaders who will make an appearance at our global events.

John Veson
John
Veson

Chief Executive Officer

John is a co-founder of Veson Nautical. His passion for solving complex problems, continuous innovation, and working closely with clients is a core value for the entire organization. John has been associated with Veson since 1992 and was instrumental in creating the architecture for the company’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS).

Sean Riley
Sean
Riley

Chief Operating Officer

As Veson’s President and COO, Sean is responsible for driving and managing company operations including Sales, Marketing, Professional Services, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Veson’s regional offices.

Eric Christofferson
Eric
Christofferson

Chief Product Officer

Eric’s vision and leadership are integral to shaping the ever-evolving Veson IMOS Platform (VIP). As the maritime shipping ecosystem continues to be transformed by a wave of digitalization, Eric works collaboratively with our team to ensure that Veson remains at the forefront by continually delivering new and innovative capabilities that drive real value for our clients.

Sam Farhadi
Sam
Farhadi

Senior Product Manager

Sam rejoined Veson in 2021 as a Senior Product Manager, building on her previous Veson experience in both Product and Professional Services. Sam’s breadth of industry knowledge and passion for maritime shipping make her a leader within Veson and a key advocate for clients and users.

Kirk Rzasa
Kirk
Rzasa

Director of Professional Services, Americas

Kirk Rzasa joined Veson as a Project Manager Consultant in 2014. He has helped spearhead growth in the Americas’ Professional Services team and currently serves as Director of Professional Services, Americas. Kirk focuses his efforts on the execution side of Veson Nautical’s business, where his team handles the delivery of Veson solutions and ensures clients maximize business value on Veson’s platform and service offerings. In his day to day role, Kirk also places a heavy emphasis on team leadership and growth within the services team.

Niclas Dæhli Priess
Niclas
Dæhli Priess

Director of Product Management

Niclas joined Veson Nautical in 2021 as part of the Oceanbolt acquisition and oversees product development for Oceanbolt. Prior to joining Veson, Niclas co-founded Oceanbolt where he was responsible for the go-to-market efforts. Niclas has a background in investment banking and private equity investing.

Martin Balestra
Martin
Balestra

Director of Professional Services, EMEA

Martin leads the Professional Services organization in EMEA. He joined Veson Nautical in 2014, where he initially worked as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager gaining in-depth knowledge on the industry and Veson products. In his current position Martin’s focus is for our clients to achieve the best use of Veson’s products.

Valeria Surk
Valeria
Surk

Product Specialist

As Veson Nautical’s subject matter expert on sustainability, Valeria engages with Veson’s Product Development team to understand user needs and prioritize features and capabilities that deliver the greatest possible value to the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP) user community.

Per Ostman
Per
Ostman

Director of Product

As Director of Product at Veson, Per is responsible for the management and strategic direction of Veson’s product roadmap. In his tenure with the company, Per has held a variety of roles, spanning multiple departments at Veson, including Senior Project Manager and Veslink Product Manager.

Vishal Khattri
Vishal
Khattri

Director of Professional Services, APAC

Based in Singapore, Vishal Khattri joined Veson Nautical as a Project Manager / Consultant in 2013, and in addition to his Consulting role has since taken on managing the Professional Services team in Singapore, as the Director of Professional Services, APAC. He provides consulting, implementation, and training services for Veson clients, strategy and budget execution for the APAC office, and resource management for the Services team.

Jesse Dilanni
Jesse
Dilanni

Vice President, Global Services

Jesse has led Veson Nautical’s Global Services organization since 2011 and is a member of the company’s Senior Leadership Team. He has been with the company since 2007 working with the world’s largest commercial maritime and commodity organizations implementing the standard platform that propels maritime commerce. Jesse is responsible for managing Veson Nautical’s Global Services organization including the Professional Services, Technical Solutions, and Education Services groups with oversight for all customer deployment, enablement/empowerment, and evolution. As the most experienced services organization in the commercial maritime world, Veson Global Services is committed to delivering value at every stage of our clients’ digital journeys — from initial solution design, to go-live, training, continuing education, and ongoing success.

Josh Luby
Josh
Luby

Group Product Manager

At Veson, Josh manages several product-related initiatives that are integral to enhancing value for our client community, including overseeing the development and release of Veson IMOS Platform (VIP) modules like VIP Trading & Risk Management, VIP Financials and VIP Trade Hub.

Bobby Morse
Bobby
Morse

Product Manager

Bobby Morse has been a Product Manager at Veson Nautical since February 2020. Before Veson, he worked for SS&C Eze, where he spent 9 years as the Senior Product Manager of an order management trading system for hedge funds and asset managers. Bobby is well acquainted with mission critical software platforms in complex and regulated industries and is a CFA charterholder.

 

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