London
- 28 February


Digitalisation in shipping continues to have far reaching impact and drive. Disruptive technologies. together with the evolution and development of new and interconnected platforms, now offer unparalleled opportunities for growth and collaboration within shipping and the related transport and supply chain infrastructures.

So, how can we embrace digitalisation and streamline and integrate shipping with the connected Supply chain ecosystem? And what are the wider implications on the financial and economic outlook for the maritime sector.

Across 4 sessions we will discuss how we can identify the real opportunities and related challenges in front of us and seek to re-define digitalisation in maritime and transport. How can we better understand the improvements these innovations represent and build a solid business case for investing in this digital era.

Session 1

- iShipping

A Focus on Trends, Talent & Technology

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. What are the trends and benefits? How do we define digital competence and harness talents?

These massive opportunities mean massive complexities and security challenges too, so which are the right tools to use in this industrial revolution – and how can we keep our people and ships safe.

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.


Session 2

- Investing in the Digital Era

This session will look at the wider financial and investment implications that digital disruption is having on the maritime sector. This will include a look at:

  • Digital’s impact on the financial and economic outlook
  • Building the business case and measuring your ROI
  • Assessing investment choices and opportunities
  • The impact of digital on ship finance solutions

Session 3

- Accelerating Change through Start & Scale-Ups

Shipping is still one of the most traditional industries, but the speed of change in the maritime sector is providing a real opportunity for new entrants to the market. We need fresh influence to accelerate much needed maritime transformation. We will investigate how we can benefit from start-ups, how we develop an innovative internal company culture, how we learn from other sectors and how we set-up and drive an innovation roadmap.


Session 4

- The Connectivity Evolution

Cloud, IoT, big data, remote monitoring…. Digitalisation is moving at a fast pace. The ever-growing use of on-board applications and increased data flows in shipping means that reliable data communications and platforms are even more critical.

This closing session of the day will look at how evolution in connectivity is changing the maritime and transport landscape by improving operational agility, enhancing efficiency, creating a safer, more secure environment and enabling greater efficiency.

For more information on speakers and agenda please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com