Marine Thinking CEO to be Keynote Speaker at IEEE Conference 2023

By Published On: November 9, 2023Categories: News

Marine Thinking is proud to announce that our very own CEO, Wenwen Pei will serve as a keynote speaker at this year’s IEEE Conference (IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section, NECEC) at Memorial University on Tuesday, November 14th. Titled, “Navigating Forward: Unleashing Potential with Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs)“, Wenwen will use her years of leadership and experience at Marine Thinking as she addresses the rise of USV technology in marine operations.

IEEE NECEC Conference 2023
Tuesday, November 14
Emera Innovation Exchange
Signal Hill Campus
Memorial University
St. John's, NL
Wenwen Pei
Marine Thinking CE0 + keynote speaker See below for the full abstract.

“Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) represent a paradigm shift in maritime operations, offering autonomy and eco-conscious design to redefine traditional vessel operations. This keynote, from a start-up perspective, illuminates key technologies, applications, achievements, challenges, and the projected trajectory of USVs.

Fueled by state-of-the-art technologies and a dedication to sustainability, USVs showcase remarkable adaptability and versatility. The integration of AI-driven decision-making algorithms and advanced sensor fusion underscores their potential for autonomous efficiency. Going beyond technology, the keynote offers insights into their progression of USVs, highlighting milestones achieved and challenges facing. Additionally, it provides perspectives on USV advancements and their wide-ranging applications.”

Proceeds from NECEC will help sponsor IEEE scholarships, awarded to students of Memorial University’s Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering program. To learn more about about the IEEE Conference, please visit