The Future of iShipping
29 September 2016, Rotterdam


Digital Ship is pleased to announce the 3rd Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam - and this year the focus is on The Future of iShipping and how to address and harness the opportunities, challenges and questions that recent technology shifts are posing to our industry.

How are developments and new channels in satellite operations changing the face of communications, data usage and sharing? With increased data usage comes increased risk - so what are the right strategies for managing safety and security? And what is the impact of all of this on the people that really matter - our crew? Then bringing it all together - how are all of these innovations, such as within the maritime cloud and the Internet of Things, influencing The Future of iShipping?

Confirmed speakers include:
Peter Cortie, Chairman Platform Broadband@Sea and Board Member, Netherlands Maritime Technology
Jose Milhazes, Global Manager, Business Process Manger SNSO, Stolt-Nielsen
Mare Straetmans, Managing Director, PortXL
Richard Windischhofer, Senior Vice President Business Development and Integrated Operations, ABB*
Maurice Jansen, Senior Innovation, Research and Development Manager in Shipping and Transport, STC-Group*
Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
Simon Gatty Saunt, Regional Vice President, Europe Data & Global Mobility Services, SES
Torbjörn Johnsson, Sr. Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales, Europe South & MEA, Marlink
Andrew Faiola, Director, Mobility Solutions, Intelsat
Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Chief Sales Officer, Inmarsat Maritime
Walter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog
Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Business, Iridium
Amy Kemp, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Intelsat
Dan Rooney, Maritime Product Director, SpeedCast
With further speakers and panellists to be announced

The Future of iShipping – Outline Agenda

Each session will comprise of 2 headline presentations followed by an interactive panel and debate.

0800 - Registration and Welcome, kindly sponsored by Iridium


0830 - Marlink private preview, by invitation only. For more information, please contact jo@thedigitalship.com


0945 - Opening Notes and Introduction by Conference Chair


1000 - Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit
Investigating the evolution of maritime connectivity
This expert led session will look at how the industry is reacting to the advent of increased cyber threats borne out of the growing use of cloud and IoT applications, the number of devices used, and larger ships but fewer crew - meaning even more reliance on automation and remote monitoring. The Forum will discuss what policies, guidelines and best practices are already in place, and how the industry can identify, quantify and mitigate cyber risk. The Forum will also ask if there is a gulf between perception and reality, and what are the real business risks?


1125 - Morning Break, kindly sponsored by SES


1150 - Session 2: The Cyber Challenge
A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk
This expert led session will look at how the industry is reacting to the advent of increased cyber threats borne out of the growing use of cloud and IoT applications, the number of devices used, and larger ships but fewer crew - meaning even more reliance on automation and remote monitoring. The Forum will discuss what policies, guidelines and best practices are already in place, and how the industry can identify, quantify and mitigate cyber risk. The Forum will also ask if there is a gulf between perception and reality, and what are the real business risks?


1315 - Lunch, kindly sponsored by Dualog


1430 - Session 3: Connect@Sea
Reviewing crew communications, training and welfare
Shipowners are well aware of the benefits of offering crew connectivity – with a recent study suggesting that 73% of those surveyed cite connectivity as a key influencer when choosing their employer. So how are users and providers alike reacting to this, and ensuring that their services and offerings meet the demands of these vital people?

And what else should we as an industry be considering? How can training influence both the seafarers’ competence and thus the shipping companies bottom line? And how do increased data collection requirements impact their role and training requirements.


1555 - Afternoon Break, kindly sponsored by SpeedCast


1620 – Session 4: The iShipping Revolution
How big data, IoT and analytics are bringing about a shift in smart shipping – and how can we harness disruptive influence to deliver innovation and opportunity.
Transformation, digitalization, disruptive influence, innovation. All of these words and phrases are being used more and more and being held up as the drivers of all change and development – not just in our sector but throughout industry. But what do they really mean, and what can they do for us in the shipping sector? We know that the maritime sector is on the cusp of dramatic change – how can we harness all this date and all information to build our own businesses and make them smarter, safer, and more sustainable?


1745 – Forum Conclusions by Conference Chair followed by Networking Party, kindly sponsored by Intelsat


With an expected audience of up to 150 of the most senior maritime executives expected to attend, this event was developed to address issues and trends that leaders in the shipping community face in an increasingly demanding environment; expected to deliver strategies capable of both driving revenue and reducing costs - all while making smart decisions about technology selection, investment and implementation. Throughout this one-day high-level forum industry leaders will share their strategies to address the challenges presented by the new maritime landscape, and the key roles played by innovation and the drive for sustainability.

For more information on how you could participate in this event please contact young@thedigitalship.com

*Please note speakers and sessions may be subject to change or cancellation

Who should attend:

  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Chief Operating Officers (COOs)
  • Other senior business and technical executives in technology, communications, information management, operations, and finance functions
  •  Suppliers providing:
    • Ship Shore Communications
    • Software / Data Services
    • Shipboard Electronics / Safety / Navigation Systems
    • Control Systems / Power
    • Security Technology