Oncourse Tokyo

September 27 | 12:00 PM JST

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What’s ONCOURSE Connect?

Learn why we decided to bring ONCOURSE to you, and the benefits of our new roadshow format.

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Our Tokyo Venue

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From a parkside boulevard, the understated entrance to The Imperial belies the world of finesse and refinement commensurate with the Japanese capital’s most beloved address.

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Schedule & Agenda

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Peer Networking

Enjoy a light lunch and peer networking as event registration opens.

2:00 PM 2:15 PM

Opening Remarks

Hear from Veson’s President and Chief Operating Officer Sean Riley, who will open our event.

2:15 PM 2:45 PM


John Veson, Chief Executive Officer of Veson, will share an exciting vision for the future of maritime commerce and summarize some of our strategic goals.

2:45 PM 3:15 PM

Strides in Sustainability

Hear how Veson is enabling clients to apply a sustainability lens to their freight decisions. The Veson IMOS Platform is evolving to help clients further understand and quantify the cost of carbon in relation to the seaborne aspect of the supply chain. We are excited to share recent product improvements and forward looking plans to help our clients make sustainable freight decisions.  

3:15 PM 3:30 PM


3:30 PM 4:00 PM

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. Veson Nautical strives to enable easy access to data that is  accurate and actionable. In this session, we share our vision for mastering key data sets within the commodity and maritime space.

4:00 PM 4:30 PM

Veson Services: Educate, Empower, Evolve Your Team

In this session, we take a look at how clients are using Veson University as an education tool to onboard and upskill their teams, enabling them to establish best practices and get the most out of VIP. We’ll also discuss 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.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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.

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

John Veson will close out our agenda and open the cocktail portion of our event.

5:30 PM

Cocktails & Networking

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Our Tokyo Speakers

Meet the leaders who will be presenting at ONCOURSE Connect Tokyo.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.


Why Tokyo?

Among the largest seaports in the Pacific Ocean, the Port of Tokyo handles roughly 100 million tonnes of cargo and 32,000 vessels each year. Stationed in Japan’s economic and cultural center, the Port of Tokyo houses 204 wharves and 15 berths that hand food products, steel, paper, vehicles, and a variety of other goods.

Port of Tokyo General Information

Latitude / Longitude: 35.61168° / 139.8268°
Annual Cargo: 100 million tonnes

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