Ann Carpenter

Co-founder & CEO | Braid Theory San Pedro, United States of America
Ann Carpenter


Ann Carpenter is dedicated to fostering the global blue economy entrepreneur ecosystem. As CEO of Braid Theory, Ann is responsible for strategic partnerships. She also advises startups in ocean/maritime, energy, and blue biotech. Braid Theory, a venture advisory firm, provides end-to-end services to support science and engineering-led companies.



Innovation in Blue Economy

Sasha Twining
Sasha Twining The Corporate Facilitator TV and Radio Presenter Master of Ceremonies
Karina Gibert
Karina Gibert Official College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia Dean Moderator
Oscar Pernia
Oscar Pernia NextPort Co-Founder and Head of Technology & Innovation Speaker
Orestis Trasanidis
Orestis Trasanidis EIT Community Director AI & Silicon Valley Hub Speaker
Oscar van Veen
Oscar van Veen Port of Rotterdam Director Digital Innovations Speaker
Erwin Verstraelen
Erwin Verstraelen Port of Antwerp-Bruges Chief Digital & Innovation Officer Speaker
Ann Carpenter
Ann Carpenter Braid Theory Co-founder & CEO Speaker

08-11-2023 13:00 08-11-2023 13:45 Europe/Madrid Innovation in Blue Economy

As the world embraces digital transformation, innovation's role becomes central to global development. The Blue Economy is pivotal in smartly, efficiently, and sustainably transforming ports. New ICT infrastructures like 5G, IoT, and AI drive this change. The session delves into port innovation, unveiling fresh maritime solutions. Explore cutting-edge technologies reshaping the industry, empowering ports in the digital era. Discover AI's varied applications, optimizing logistics, enhancing supply chain visibility, and improving safety.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.BlueEconomy
Wed 8 13:00h - 13:45h Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.BlueEconomy All Passes
Thematic Roundtable | TOMORROW.BLUE ECONOMY

Accelerating Ocean Solutions with a Global Blue Economy Innovation Alliance

Paul Holthus
Paul Holthus World Ocean Council CEO & President Chair
Ann Carpenter
Ann Carpenter Braid Theory Co-founder & CEO Speaker
Rick Wall
Rick Wall Oceanovation Founder Speaker
Nir Gartzman
Nir Gartzman The Dock Co-Founder & Managing Partner Speaker
Birgit Liodden
Birgit Liodden The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) Founder & CEO Speaker
Ignasi Ferrer Pellicer
Ignasi Ferrer Pellicer Ocean Ecostructures Executive President Speaker

09-11-2023 12:25 09-11-2023 13:10 Europe/Madrid Accelerating Ocean Solutions with a Global Blue Economy Innovation Alliance

The world urgently needs impactful blue economy solutions, both local and scalable ones. How can collaborative networks accelerate innovative solutions within the blue economy and what are the challenges of scaling up blue economy start-ups? How is impact being measured, communicated and invested in? Come and listen to the global alliance BEGIN – the Blue Economy Innovation Network.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.BlueEconomy
Thu 9 12:25h - 13:10h Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.BlueEconomy All Passes