Bahri hosts 2nd Big Data Forum in Dubai

A CEO panel group discussion at the forum highlighted the value and challenges of big data in shipping.
Updated 18 November 2017
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Bahri hosts 2nd Big Data Forum in Dubai

Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, hosted industry leaders and technology experts at the second edition of its big data forum, which was recently held in Dubai.
Held under the theme “Sailing the Big Data Era 2017,” the Bahri Big Data Forum was organized by Bahri to focus on providing industry players with a platform to push data-driven advancements in the maritime industry ecosystem. The event drew more than 200 guests including CEOs and senior executives from prominent companies around the world.
“Big data applications have helped public and private sector entities better understand and serve customers, offer value-added services, optimize their processes, providing the maritime industry stakeholders with a platform that allows them to achieve sustainable development.
Hosting the second edition of the Bahri Big Data Forum aims at converging and discussing the potential, need and importance of collaborating to create a maritime industry ecosystem that aims to push data-driven advancements and enable their application,” said Mohammed Al-Sarhan, vice chairman of Bahri.
“This year’s edition of the Big Data Forum proved to be a remarkable engagement and knowledge-sharing opportunity for industry leaders and executives — allowing us to focus or closely assess the full potential of big data technologies in the maritime sector. The forum focused on maximizing business value for the industry’s long-term growth, and how big data is disrupting the transportation and logistics sector,” said Ali Al-Harbi, acting CEO of Bahri.
The Bahri Big Data Forum kicked off with a welcome address by Al-Sarhan and featured presentations and talks by a host of company heads and industry professionals including Remi Eriksen, group president and CEO of DNV GL; Patrick Briest, computer scientist at McKinsey & Company; Giovanni Moscatelli, partner and managing director at BCG Middle East; and Anwar Siddiqui, president of Bahri Data.
The presentations were followed by a CEO panel group discussion that highlighted the value and challenges of big data in shipping, and included Jonathan Lee, CEO of Tankers International; Cameron MacKay, COO of Scorpio; John Schmidt, CEO of McQuilling Partners, Inc.; Scott Bergeron, CEO of Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR); Deema M. Alsekait, assistant professor in CS and IT at Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University; and Peter Grindrod of the Oxford University and chairman of Oxonomy Limited.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.