0845 - Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

0915 - Opening Notes and Introduction by Conference Chair
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Speaker to be announced.Speaker to be announced.

0930 - Keynote Opening Address – The Voyage to Industry 4.0
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Speaker to be announced.Speaker to be announced.

0955 - The CIO Panel – Transitioning to a Digital Future

  • Disruptive collaboration? Transforming culture, disrupting business and embracing innovation
  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future
Panellists include:
click for bioArjan Kampman, CIO, Port of Amsterdam

Arjan KampmanBiography pending.

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.

1040 - Keynote - Leadership in Crisis - Train as You Fight
High-profile data breaches that affect millions of people are hitting the headlines with increasing regularity,and CEOs of large corporations are being dragged in front of government committees to be grilled by lawmakers. Harsh questions like “How could your security be so lax?” and “Why didn’t you know what happened and why did you respond so slowly?” can be a nightmare for a CEO. Most companies focus IT resources on detection and prevention and don’t pay enough attention to response and remediation. The response to the breach causes more damage than the breach itself. In this session, hear lessons learned about human behaviour, responses and how to lead your company through a crisis.
click for bioErno Doorenspleet, Global Executive Security Advisor, Security CTO, IBM Netherlands

Erno DoorenspleetErno Doorenspleet, Global Executive Security Advisor and Security CTO IBM Netherlands, is part of the IBM Security X-Force threat intelligence team. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT, covering Security & Risk Management, Governance & Operations and Outsourcing. He is a national and international speaker on the relationship of Cyber Security, Information Technology, Cloud computing and Internet of Things and a vivid blogger.

1105 – Short Tea/Coffee Break

1130 - How to Implement Security Services Across the Fleet

  • Practical solutions to apply cyber security to operational, IT, crew and communication applications.
click for bioPatrick Decool, Director Innovations, New Products, Marlink

Patrick DecoolPatrick Decool is Director of Product Programs & Planning with Marlink, the largest technology-independent satellite communication and digital solutions provider serving the maritime market.

Patrick has the important responsibility to introduce Marlink’s new innovations and develop future business critical services and solutions. His role sees him coordinate closely with Marlink partners, customers and industry-leading providers to support the digital transformation of the Maritime and Enterprise industries.

Key milestones at Marlink have included the launch of services like Inmarsat FleetBroadband and ThurayaIP, as well as overseeing the development of Marlink’s own IP solutions portfolio. Patrick was also pivotal in launching XChange, Marlink’s onboard communication platform, and since then has worked to leverage the XChange value proposition, with the introduction of innovative applications like XChange VoIP, XChange BYOD and XChange Media, which have contributed towards accelerating Marlink’s tremendous growth in VSAT.

Patrick has a record of almost 20 years’ experience in the communications industry, specifically managing innovation projects. Previously, he worked for leading German mobile operator E-Plus / O2, as Project & Product Manager.

He also holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, obtained in France and the UK, and is fluent in French, German and English.

1130 - Case Study: Cyber Security On Board
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Speaker to be announced.Speaker to be announced.

1155 - Cyber Security Panel: Collaboration in the Industry to Establish Safe On-Board Pathways Moderated by:
click for bioRon Vollenga, Domain Expert Maritime IT and Satellite Communications, Secretary, Platform Broadband@Sea

Ron VollengaBiography pending.

Panellists include:
click for bioJose Milhazes, Global Manager, Stolt-Nielsen

Jose MilhazesJose Milhazes is a Business Process and Application manager at Stolt Tankers B.V, in streaming shipping and Ship management processes. Jose Milhazes is a Marine Engineer and Computer Engineer with sail experience and 18 years of experience in Ship Management. Passionate in Business Intelligence reporting and brings data insights to improve performance.

click for bioRepresentative from Palantir AS

Representative from Palantir AS.Representative from Palantir AS.

Further panellists to be announced

1240 – Innovations & Ideas Lunch Break

At the exhibition floor we will showcase 3 to 4 innovative (start-up) companies. Each one of them will do a short pitch and/or demo.
To include: ETTU and more to be announced

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.

1415 - Maritime Connectivity Case Study - Viewpoint from another Domain
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Speaker to be announced.Speaker to be announced.

1440 - Powering Ship’s Data and Communications and IoT
click for bioSpeaker to be confirmed, Intellian

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1505 - The Maritime Satcom Summit - Panel Discussion
The panel will discuss the opportunities and boundaries of maritime connectivity including the most recent developments, case studies in other domains and challenges in connectivity for unmanned vessels. How can they support shipowners and managers to enhance operational agility and effectively manage costs?
click for bioRob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship

Rob O'DwyerRob O'Dwyer, Editor of Digital Ship, has been a maritime IT journalist since 2005. He has a Master's degree in business and law from University College Dublin and was previously a commercial writing consultant in Seoul, South Korea.

Rob was also previously Editor of Port Finance International.

Panellists include:
click for bioJoe Apa, Vice President Maritime, Central, Northern Europe & US, Speedcast

Joe ApaJoe Apa is Vice President for Maritime, Central, Northern Europe, and the US for Speedcast, based in the United Kingdom.

Qualifying as a Radio Officer from Wray Castle College of Marine Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mr Apa has over 25 years’ experience in the Satellite communications industry, including senior positions at TrustComm, Inmarsat and Stratos.

While at Inmarsat, Mr Apa held the position of Vice President of Maritime Sales Asia, and contributed in a successful period of year on year growth in the region. Before that, Mr Apa spent 15 successful years at Stratos, covering roles as Director, Enterprise and Government for UK and Americas, and ultimately as Vice President of the Global Maritime Business, before the successful acquisition of Stratos by Inmarsat in 2009.

Since joining Speedcast, Mr Apa has focused on improving the regional reach, and Speedcast experience to the customer base, while actively engaging with the team to increase the awareness of the new Speedcast network plans and Value Added service offering to the market.

click for bioBarbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink

Barbara BersaniBarbara Bersani has more than 12 years of experience in the maritime satellite communications sector. She joined Marlink as a Sales Manager for the sales regions in France, Monaco, and Switzerland in 2005. In 2008 she took responsibility for Maritime Sales for Europe West and Europe East. In 2012 Barbara was appointed as Head of Sales Maritime for Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in her career, she held Business Development and Marketing positions within the Defence Industry. Barbara holds a BA from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva and a DBA from the LSE – London School of Economics.

Further panellists to be announced

1550 – Tea/Coffee Break

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.

1615 - Data sharing in maritime logistics – A policy perspective (International Transport Forum/OECD)

  • A new report by the ITF/OECD covers the potentials of digital transformation but also the challenges in exchanging and making full use of data in maritime logistics.
  • What action would be required from policy makers to address efficiency bottlenecks in maritime logistics?
click for bioLucie Kirstein, Policy Analyst, Ports and Shipping, ITF - International Transport Forum, OECD

Lucie KirsteinLucie Kirstein is a Junior Policy Analyst at the International Transport Forum at the OECD, where she contributes to research covering diverse issues in international maritime transport, including digitalisation of maritime logistics, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and competition policy in the shipping sector. Previously, Lucie worked for the German public sector on trade and industrial policies and carried out compliance activities for a French multinational shipping company. She holds a Master’s degree in Development and Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris with an emphasis on trade and development economics.

1640 - Blockchain – the next step?
click for bioSpeaker to be announced

Speaker to be announcedSpeaker to be announced.

1705 - The iShipping Panel – The Supply Chain Revolution

  • Why e-commerce will transform global supply chains within a decade
  • Streamlining the digital supply chain
  • The impact of AI
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To be announced.To be announced.

Panellists include:
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To be announced.To be announced.

Marlink1755 - Conference Conclusions Followed by Drinks & Networking ReceptionKindly Sponsored by Marlink

**Please note all topics and timings are TBC and subject to change