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Monday, December 13, 2021 

Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has further strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Ian Hepworth as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Hepworth is an experienced CTO and senior technology professional, specialising in transformation and growth with in-depth technical knowledge in software development, infrastructure architecture and programme management. Having worked for a range of businesses from start-ups to globally distributed plcs, he has extensive knowledge managing digital transformation projects from legacy systems to modern, modular service architectures.

He has held senior technology management and delivery roles for various companies, delivering large-scale technology-driven change, migration and merger and acquisition projects. He joins from Ideagen, a listed UK software company, where he was CTO.

At OTG Hepworth’s primary responsibility will be providing product and  technology leadership across the Group’s three pillars of operational enablement: Learning solutions, Fleet and Crew Management.

Group CEO Manish Singh said: “Ian has a proven track record of successfully driving digital change and managing global technical operations in some of the largest and most recognised companies in the world. His vast experience will help to deliver OTG’s ambitious strategic goals to empower seafarers and maritime professionals and help them excel in their chosen career paths.”

Hepworth said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of this role and working with OTG’s customers so we can create a maritime learning ecosystem of inter-vendor collaboration that enables ship operators to unlock their expertise, develop their people and keeps them compliant and competitive.”

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