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Ian Blake

Head of Innovation & Technology
Port of Tyne

Ian is the Head of Innovation & Technology at the Port of Tyne and has over 25 years’ experience in the Maritime sector. 

He has held roles in networking, IT governance, cyber security, and consultancy and project management.

Currently Ian is innovation lead for the 2050 Innovation Hub, which is the UK’s first Maritime Innovation Hub which connects businesses and academia from diverse industries to collaborate and create solutions for the maritime and logistics sectors.  He is also programme manager for the ports Tyne 2050 strategy as well as its Smart Port strategy which are part of the Tyne’s long term vision around digitisation, decarbonisation and automation.

He is also currently responsible for IT strategy, security and governance, IT infrastructure and services across all areas of the Port.