Nico De Cauwer is Business Architect Digitalisation & Port Community Projects at the Port of Antwerp. He started his career at the Antwerp Port Authority as a Project Manager & Business Analyst in 1994. He has combined this with his work as a Business Consultant at the Antwerp Port Community System since 2011. Within IPCSA he is chairman of the Standards & Technology Subcommittee. Nico played a major role in the development of the IMO’s data reference model approved by the FAL Committee this year, and is Project Lead at UN/CEFACT in its work to define and establish the organisation’s new data model based on the IMO work.