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News CEO Michael G. Johnson Named a Leading Distinguished Speaker for GES 2019

June 3, 2019

(The Hauge, the Netherlands; June 3, 2019) – Sea Machines Robotics’ Founder and CEO Michael G. Johnson has been named a leading distinguished speaker for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019, taking place from June 3 to 5, in The Hague, the Netherlands. Co-hosted annually by the United States and the Netherlands, this year’s GES will gather leaders from government and private sectors to identify global opportunities for the next wave of entrepreneur-led innovation in scalable tech, from artificial intelligence and robotics to blockchain, big data and more.

GES’ list of distinguished speakers includes outstanding entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, supporters and policymakers from around the world. Johnson will serve as an expert panelist for tomorrow’s “Inspirational Plenary: By Land, by Sea, by Air – All Autonomous Mobility” event, as facilitated by King Willem-Alexander, of the Netherlands.

A short list of GES’ other leading distinguished speakers includes Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Prince Constantijn, of the Netherlands; Ivanka Trump, advisor to the U.S. President; Michael Kratsios, U.S. CTO and deputy assistant to the U.S. President; Elaine L. Chao, U.S. secretary of transportation; Carlos Moedas, EU commissioner for research, science and innovation; Frans van Houten, CEO, Philips; and more. The full list of leading GES 2019 speakers may be viewed online here.

“It is an honor to have been selected as a speaker at the GES,” said Johnson, of the appointment. “As is happening in other industries, Sea Machines is now leading the revolution in the commercial marine space by pioneering autonomous control and advanced perception systems that make surface vessel operations more productive, predictable and safer. I look forward to collaborating with fellow panelists and representing Sea Machines before an audience of acclaimed world leaders.”

Sea Machines’ inaugural SM series of products – which includes the SM300 and SM200 – provides marine operators a new era of capability with task-driven, computer-guided vessel control. These products are now commercially available and can be installed aboard existing or new-build surface vessels to bring advanced autonomy within reach for small- and large-scale operations. The company is also currently developing advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for a range of vessel types, including container ships.

About Sea Machines
Headquartered in the global tech hub of Boston and operating globally, Sea Machines is the leader in pioneering autonomous control and advanced perception systems for the maritime industry. Founded in 2015, the company builds autonomous vessel software and systems, which increases the safety, efficiency and performance of ships, workboats and commercial vessels. Learn more about Sea Machines at www.sea-machines.com.

About GES
2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) from June 3-5, 2019, in The Hague. Co-hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, GES 2019 is the ninth such gathering of entrepreneurs, business leaders, supporters, and government officials. Speakers will address ways to support the next wave of entrepreneurship and innovation and the future of agriculture, connectivity, energy, health, and water.