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
Peter Van de Venne, Director IT, Spliethoff
Jose Milhazes, Global Manager, Business Process Manger SNSO, Stolt-Nielsen
Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, Torm
Volker Schiemann
, MD – IT Department, Chemikalien Seetransport
Patrick Decool, Director Product Programs & Planning, Marlink
Mare Straetmans, Managing Director, PortXL
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales, Europe South & MEA, Marlink
Bart Cunnen, Vice President Marine and Ports Benelux & Germany, ABB
Jaap Jan Stoker, Product Manager, Marine Software & Analytics, ABB Marine & Ports
Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
Simon Gatty Saunt, Regional Vice President, Europe Data & Global Mobility Services, SES
Torbjörn Johnsson, Sr. Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor
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
Edwin Haak, Regional Sales Director Maritime, SpeedCast
Alco Weeke, Senior Project Manager Bureau Innovatie Research and Development, STC-Group
Fred Pot, Principal, Marine Management Consulting
Svend Lykke Larsen, Sales & Business Development Director, Europe, Palantir AS
With further speakers and panellists to be announced

The 4 sessions covered in this year’s Maritime CIO Forum will be:

Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit

Session 2: The Cyber Challenge

Session 3: Connect@Sea

Session 4: The iShipping Revolution

To review the full agenda and detailed sessions please click on the Agenda tab above.

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

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