Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett, Product Insights - Wärtsilä: Sarah has almost 20 years’ experience in the maritime, mainly focused on sensor and performance monitoring technologies. After working on the ISO19030 for measuring changes in hull and propeller performance, she took on the role of a vessel performance superintendent for a ship owner and manager. In 2021, Sarah joined Wärtsilä to lead the Voyage product insights team.

Posts by Sarah Barrett:

Maritime digital transformation: reframing the narrative

Much has been written about the challenges of digital transformation in the maritime industry. Generalised value statements like “sluggish”, “resistance” and even “unsuccessful” have been tacked onto the topic like barnacles on the bottom of a vessel. But nobody would now deny that the future of the maritime industry depends on digitalisation. Overcoming maritime’s digital barriers should not be down to one individual or organisation. Instead, ship managers, owners, operators, ports, seafarers and tech companies need to work better together if the industry wants to make digital transformation happen. This is vital if the industry is to operate smoothly, efficiently and sustainably.