Ocean Technologies Group becomes Human Capital Management (HCM) partner at LISW25


Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has become one of the first official sector sponsors for LISW25, a new innovation designed to highlight strategic areas of importance within the international maritime community. As Human Capital Management (HCM) partner, OTG will demonstrate how this holistic approach goes beyond traditional crewing or HR propositions to workforce management.

A recent report by maritime research specialist Thetius, with insights and analysis of anonymised data from OTG, has highlighted that having a robust HCM strategy in place is vital to attract and retain the talent the industry needs. It also shows that a long-term, strategic, and data-centric approach to managing both seafarers and shore-based personnel will deliver sustained business success.

Speaking about why he felt it was important for OTG to partner LISW25 in this way, Thomas Zanzinger (pictured), CEO of OTG, said it was vital to showcase HCM so that ship operators could maximise their employees’ potential and value.

“Human Capital Management is vital for the maritime industry’s future. By prioritising our people, we unlock their full potential, attract and retain top talent, and foster a culture of continuous learning. This holistic approach ensures business success, operational excellence, and a positive impact on our maritime professionals.” he continued.

Johan Gustafsson, Chief Revenue Officer, added: “Becoming the HCM sector partner at LISW25 is key to highlighting the importance of taking a holistic approach to how we invest in our most important asset, our people. In combining this with a data driven approach, companies can not only meet the highest standards of compliance but also inspire trust, win business and attract investment. Ultimately this means we can together build a more resilient, future-ready workforce and a more sustainable maritime industry.”

Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, CEO and co-founder of LISW, welcomed OTG’s involvement in what promises to be the largest London International Shipping Week to date. “Attracting and retaining the right talent is crucial to the growth and strength of the global maritime sector. We are delighted that, through its involvement, OTG will shine a spotlight on the importance of human capital management, both ashore and at sea.”