The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam
- 26 September 2018

Digitalisation is re-shaping the business world and is increasingly important for competitive edge. Transformational concepts, together with the evolution and development of new platforms, are providing unparalleled opportunities within shipping and the related transport and supply chain infrastructure.

If Industry 4.0 is to be truly realised, then shipping must embrace a new approach to the traditional supply chain. Moving your cargo from A to B involves, on average, 30 different actors and 200+ interactions - delivery of goods has never been more transparent, nor more complex. So, what can digitalisation do to streamline and integrate shipping with the broader supply chain?

At the same time, the industry is reacting to the advent of increased cyber threats borne out of the growing use of cloud and IoT applications, number of devices used and larger ships but fewer crew. We will investigate current business cases, detection systems and policies already in place, and we will discuss collaboration in the industry to establish safe on-board pathways.

Digital Ship's Annual Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam will investigate how we can harness all these opportunities and will debate which are going to stick and really make a difference.  Through 3 clearly defined plenary sessions, an innovations & ideas Lunch, and informative question and answer panel sessions, we will focus on practical methods and will bring together representatives to discuss the future of digitisation in the industry.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Arjan Kampman, CIO, Port of Amsterdam
  • Erno Doorenspleet, Global Executive Security Advisor, Security CTO, IBM Netherlands
  • Jose Milhazes, Global Manager, Stolt-Nielsen
  • Patrick Decool, Director Innovations, New Products, Marlink
  • Lucie Kirstein, Policy Analyst, Ports and Shipping, ITF - International Transport Forum, OECD
  • Ron Vollenga, Domain Expert Maritime IT and Satellite Communications, Secretary, Platform Broadband@Sea
  • Joe Apa, Vice President Maritime, Central, Northern Europe & US, Speedcast
  • Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink
  • Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, the Digital Ship
  • Speakers to be confirmed, Intellian, Inmarsat, Marlink, Palantir AS, ETTU

Sessions include:

Session 1

Cyber Security in an Unsecure Age

A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk

This expert lead 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, number of devices used and larger ships but fewer crew. We will discuss cyber hack prevention, penetration and detection systems, mobilising internal commitment and collaboration in the industry.

Session 2

The Connectivity Evolution

Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime

Cloud, IoT, big data, remote monitoring…. Digitalisation is moving at a fast pace. Autonomous shipping is not far away. How can we harness all digital developments to make our own businesses smarter, safer and more sustainable? In this session we will investigate key drivers for a successful implementation. What are the most recent developments, how should we use them and what are the benefits and pitfalls? We will look at the best practices and learn from the best.

Session 3

The iShipping Revolution

Streamlining the supply chain

The rise of digitalisation and advanced technologies such as IoT, blockchain autonomy, AI and VR, promise a faster, safer and more scalable supply chain for all parties and better business outcomes and increased supply chain transparency? But these massive opportunities mean massive complexities too, so which are the right tools to use in this industrial revolution? This session will break down some of these enabling technologies and discuss how they can be used - and what are the benefits and pitfalls to watch out for.

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