Hideyuki Ando is senior general manager of MTI, the R&D arm of NYK Line. After he joined MTI in 2005, he leads many R&D projects regarding energy efficiency and safety in ship operations. His team has contributed to development of NYK’s IoT platform SIMS (Ship Information Management System) and to utilization of IoT and Big data for ship operations optimizations. He was honored with Best Youth Award JASNAOE (Japan Society of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) in 2003. Prior to his current job, he was an associate professor at the University of Tokyo. He holds a Doctor of Engineering.