Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum London, 21 June 2018


0815 - Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

0900 - Welcome from the conference chair
click for bioNeville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications

Neville SmithNeville Smith is a maritime media consultant with shipping industry clients across communications, navigation, IT and marine products and services. A maritime journalist for 16 years and a former deputy editor of daily maritime newspaper Lloyd's List, he works for clients on messaging, positioning and campaign delivery across print and electronic media as well as blogging at www. on current and future trends in communications and technology.

0905 How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will Transform Work, Business and Life in the Future

  • Major shifts of tasks, due to AI, machine learning and automation as well as disruptive technologies impacting all businesses
  • Sharing insights from innovations such AI, chat bots, blockchain and machine learning
  • The power of Artificial Intelligent and machine learning for better business outcome
  • The power of SAP Ariba and how machine learning and AI transform enterprise software
click for bioMarcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Officer, SAP Ariba

Marcell VollmerMarcell Vollmer is Chief Digital Officer for SAP Ariba and is responsible defining and driving Digital Transformation for customers of SAP Ariba globally. A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance and shared services, Marcell’s expertise lies in defining digital transformation strategy and to make Run Simple a reality for global customers and consumers by delivering high cost and additional procurement savings.

Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba where he successfully developed and led global business development, procurement, go to market, sales operations, and enablement. Prior to that, Marcell was the global Chief Procurement Officer of SAP SE responsible for the reorganization and process optimization for and end-to-end source-to-pay organization. Since joining SAP in 2005, he has held various leadership roles involving restructuring, improving project efficiency and execution of global programs in finance, procurement, sales, human resources and post-merger integrations.

Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit
Sessions to include:

  • Standardising, securing and automating your network in the new connected era
  • Next generation satellite communications
  • Communicating change: How will satellite communications power the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • A pipeline for growth: Delivering connectivity in the Big Data era
  • Capacity and price: Changing mindsets in response to digitalisation

0930 – Standardising, Securing and Automating your Network in the New Connected Era
click for bioTom Erling Hansen, VP Sales North Europe, Marlink

Tom Erling HansenTom Erling Hansen has double engineering degrees in Telecom and IT from the Royal Norwegian Air Force complemented with a Master’s degree in Business administration and Management from the Norwegian Business School.

He has worked with Maritime applications and communication for more than two decades and has extensive international experience from working and living in several key maritime hubs including Dubai, Oslo, London, Brussels, Singapore and Houston.

He is currently Vice President of North Europe Sales in Marlink.

0955 - IoT in Shipping

  • Inmarsat research 2018 results
click for bioDrew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat

Drew BrandyDrew Brandy was appointed Senior Vice President Market Strategy for Inmarsat Maritime in January 2015. He is currently responsible for setting the strategy for the business unit with regards to vertical segmentation, all marketing programmes, and the development of the partner channel.

Since joining Inmarsat in 2005, Drew has held a variety of positions, principally focused on delivery of the broadband portfolio across the Enterprise verticals while rolling out new products and services to drive significant growth across the land-based business.

Previously, he gained extensive experience working in both North America and Europe, holding positions with Bell Canada, British Telecom and Cable & Wireless ranging from business development to corporate strategy.

Drew holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and communications from York University in Canada and an MBA from Henley Management College.

1020 - Next Generation Satellite Communications
click for bioRobert Squire, Director, Thales Certus, Thales Communications & Security

Robert SquireRobert is the Director of Marketing & Maritime for Thales’ Iridium Certus business. Thales has recently entered into the commercial maritime communications market with our product VesseLINKTM on Iridium. This will be the first of the Thales marine satcom terminal product line operating on Iridium CertusSM broadband services. Prior to this role, Robert was Director of Strategy & M&A for Thales USA Inc. and in this capacity was active in growing the US portfolio, notably enhancing the inflight entertainment business with aviation connectivity through the acquisition of Live TV; the largest Thales Group had made for a number of years.

Before joining Thales USA inc, Robert was head of strategic planning and M&A for the Thales Air Operations division, based in France.

Robert’s career in Thales began in 2000 when he joined Racal Telecom, just prior to its acquisition by Thomson CSF. He has occupied a number of roles, notably as London Underground (LUL) account director for the £1bn Connect PFI.

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1110 - The Maritime Satcom Summit: Panel Discussion
Moderated by:
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.

click for bioBob Ball, Electrical Superintendent, BP

Bob BallBob Ball joined the then BP Tanker company as a lowly Radio Cadet in 1978. His first trip to sea was on an Iranian VLCC and within a month he found himself in the Persian Gulf just as the first war broke out – featuring on News At Ten.

After 25 years at sea, both on Oil Tankers and LNG Carriers he decided that it was time to come ashore and get a “proper job” ashore with BP Shipping as an Electrical Superintendent. Over the past 15 years, Bob has spent the majority of his time in electrical roles, concentrating on navigation and communications systems.

Bob was a member of the team that installed BP Shipping’s first C-Band VSAT back in 2005 and has been involved ever since. Whilst navigation & communications matters still take a lot of Bob’s time, he has also been increasingly spending time as part of BP Shipping’s team dealing with cyber security around automation systems.

click for bioKyle Hurst, Director Maritime Safety and Security Services, Iridium

Kyle HurstKyle has 18 years’ experience in the maritime satellite communication sector. Before joining Iridium as Director, Maritime Business in March 2015, Kyle worked for Station711 and before that as Director of Market Development at Thuraya, and was also previously Maritime Marketing Manager for lnmarsat in London, specialising in product development and the application of satellite communications to the maritime market.

His experience extends to working as a Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) Manager for the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency in the Solomon Islands. A native Australian, he has also held a number of leadership positions at the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. Kyle was also a soldier in the Australian Army (Engineer Corps) and grew up working with his family in a number of commercial fisheries on the South East Coast of Australia.

click for bioDavid Walker, Sales Director, Livewire Connections

David WalkerDavid Walker has worked in the marine industry all his working life, having initially studied Yacht & Boat Management and Boatbuilding at Southampton and Falmouth.

He has worked in Marine Navigation and Communications since 1993 having spent 6 years with Northrupp Grumman Sperry Marine (Then Racal Decca) as an International Sales Manager. He then joined Inmarsat Ltd in 1999 where he headed up the Maritime Business Development Team and was involved with the successful pre-testing and commercial launch of the Inmarsat Fleet F33, F55 & F77 satellite services. David left Inmarsat in 2004 to co-found Livewire Connections Ltd a Satellite Service provider specialising in providing Communications and IT services to the Super Yacht sector. Marlink recently acquired 100% of Livewire Connections Ltd in December 2017 and he continues in his role as Sales Director.

With further panelists to be announced.

Session 2: Cyber Risk & Resilience
Sessions to include:

  • Safeguarding cyber security in an increasingly automated world
  • Mobilising internal commitment on-board and on-shore
  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures
  • Building a consistent cyber security response plan

1150 - User and Corporate Cybersecurity Awareness

  • Intertwinement between user and corporate awareness
  • Corporate awareness as an intra and cross sectoral quest
  • Holistic approach towards building comprehensive cybersecurity awareness and resilience
click for bioChronis Kapalidis, ASNF Fellow, Chatham House

Chronis KapalidisChronis is a Research Fellow at the International Security Department, Chatham House and an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow at the Queen Elisabeth II Leadership Academy. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy, Plymouth University. Chronis is also a certified Maritime Trainer by the UK DfT and teaches extensively on Maritime Safety and Security, Risk Assessment, Cyber Security at KCL Maritime Training Centre, Piraeus and several military institutions.

He has over 13 years of professional experience as a Navy Warfare Officer in NATO, EU and UN operations. His research interests include cybersecurity, defence studies, international and maritime security. Drawing from his combined professional, academic and policy-making experience Chronis leads a research project at Chatham House on Maritime Cybersecurity.

He has published widely at Chatham House, International Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Academy for Strategic Analyses and has participated in several Maritime related conferences.

1215 - Incorporating Cyber Awareness into Daily Operations and Procedures
click for bioRichie Blake, Director, Dohle Yachts

Richie BlakeRichie Blake is a Chartered Engineer and Member of both the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology and IoD. After serving at sea as an Engineer, he gained a degree in Engineering and joined Lloyds Register.

Whilst working for Lloyds Register, Richie was involved with a number of large passenger ship projects and was also the Lead Auditor for LR Japan for the ISM and ISPS Codes.

After leaving Lloyds Register, he spent a short time with Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding before moving to the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR) in 2006 where he served as the Deputy Director in the European Regional Office responsible for all technical operations and policy outside of the Americas and Caribbean regions. During his time with the CISR, Richie was also involved with the introduction of the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) and the development of the Large Yacht Code into LY3.

Richie joined Döhle Yachts in November 2015 as the Director of the company’s Technical Services. Döhle Yachts hold DoC’s from five National Administrations and have a relationship with over 70 yachts including five passenger yachts as well as being actively involved in five further new construction projects.

1245 - How I Destroyed a Country’s Maritime Industry in 3 days

  • Ever wondered what would happen to your company if you were attacked? Whilst working in the UK Police Cyber Crime Unit Lisa saw that poor strategic and tactical decision making during an attack was often to blame for a lot of the damage.
  • Lisa was recently hired by an EU state to run a cyber-attack simulation on their maritime sector, both military and commercial. She will discuss some of the mistakes that they made which led to their downfall in just 3 days.
  • You will learn about the benefits of wargaming attacks and why it is vital that you run them within your own company because your decisions during an attack could destroy your company.
click for bioLisa Forte, Partner, Red Goat Cyber Security

Lisa ForteLisa has worked in U.K Counter Terrorism Intelligence and then for the UK Police Cyber Crime Unit before founding Red Goat Cyber Security LLP.

She has developed a deep understanding of how hackers use social engineering to attack companies and draws on her experience working in intelligence to highlight the importance of "thinking like a hacker". Lisa writes for publications all over the world and speaks at some of the biggest maritime, aviation and space conferences worldwide.

Lisa is a GCHQ certified trainer and runs cyber-attack war-games for large companies and Governments around the world to help them prepare for a cyber-attack.

Lisa also has a Masters in Maritime Law (LLM) and spent her early career working in the anti-piracy industry so knows the maritime sector and their unique security challenges well.

1305 - Lunch Break

1400 - Hacking on the High Seas

  • Rogue kettles and other bizarre maritime cyber attacks
click for bioKen Munro, Founder, Pen Test Partners

Ken MunroKen Munro is Partner and Founder of Pen Test Partners, a firm of ethical hackers. He regularly blogs on everything from maritime security to hacking cars and the Internet of Things. This has gained him notoriety among the national press, leading to regular appearances on TV and News online as well as the broadsheet press.

He also writes for various newspapers and has contributed to maritime industry magazines in an effort to get beyond the unhelpful scaremongering put about by many security vendors. Ken has also become a voice for reform and legislative change in the largely unregulated IoT, briefing UK and US government departments as well as being involved with various EU consumer councils.

Session 3: The iShipping Revolution
Sessions to include:

  • Blockchain: Benefits and the path beyond proof of concepts
  • Autonomous shipping and the digital twin: Evolution or revolution?
  • The delivery revolution: Why e-commerce will transform global supply chains within a decade
  • Disruptive collaboration? Transforming culture, disrupting business and embracing innovation
  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future

1425 - The Delivery Revolution: Why e-Commerce will Transform Global Supply Chains within a Decade

  • Speed and convenience is becoming as important as price in consumers’ purchasing decisions. Companies are using delivery to increase both loyalty (Amazon Prime) and choice (ASOS Klarna pay later returns).
  • Expect smart key entry to homes and car boots for e-commerce orders; autonomous drone and droid deliveries – and the growth of the elephant in the room, 3D printing. Amazon has even patented printers that produce items on board vans while they are on route to customers
  • As High Street stores become largely irrelevant, products can be positioned at strategic global DCs and manufacturing plants – eliminating the need for them to enter retailers’ distribution systems at all.
click for bioDavid Jinks, Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero

David JinksDavid Jinks MILT is Head of Consumer Research for the online parcel broker ParcelHero. He is lead author of 2030: Death of the High Street, and appears regularly on national radio and in the national press discussing the impact of e-commerce; as well as topics such as the potential consequences of Brexit for exporters, and music festival logistics. He regularly presents masterclasses and webinars for the Department for International Trade’s Exporting is GREAT initiative. David has over 20 years’ experience as a transport journalist, and was Publisher of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport’s Logistics & Transport Focus magazine.

1450 - Innovation in the Maritime Domain

  • ESA business applications perspective
click for bioRoberta Mugellesi Dow, Integrated Applications Manager, European Space Agency

Roberta Mugellesi DowRoberta Mugellesi Dow is Integrated Applications Manager in the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications of the European Space Agency. She holds a Doctor Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pisa, Italy, and a Master in Business Administration from the Schiller International University of Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to this current position, she led orbit and manoeuvre operations for several ESA satellites during different phases of the mission. In the current position, she is working on a varied range of Business Applications projects and is currently based in the ESA centre ECSAT, Harwell, UK.

1515 - Blockchain: Benefits and the Path Beyond Proof of Concepts

  • Why decentralization and blockchain-based technologies are important for logistics.
  • Data interoperability and efficiency of the current blockchain solutions are a major obstacle for larger adoption of blockchain in supply chains, including maritime industry.
  • OriginTrail is solving this with the decentralized network, purpose-built for supply chain data exchange showing the path to scalability beyond proof of concepts. Overview of some of the pilot projects with live business data. The pilot project with Chinese online food marketplace Yimishiji received the award from Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center and was admitted to its Innovation Pipeline. Another project is using smart tags to secure authenticity of European wines shipped to the Chinese market, with the blockchain layer ensuring the integrity of data.
  • Other applications built on top of the OriginTrail protocol can be used for ensuring supply chain integrity, supply chain management, compliance, insurance, trade finance...
click for bioTomaž Levak, Founder, OriginTrail

Tomaž LevakTomaž Levak is Co-Founder and CEO of OriginTrail, a blockchain company developing the first purpose-built decentralised protocol for supply chains. He has been on a mission to build transparency in food supply chains since 2011 and has led implementations of traceability solutions for enterprises in Europe and Asia.

With live use cases and pilot projects using the blockchain for supply chain integrity, supply chain management, and compliance, OriginTrail is a pioneer in efficient and scalable blockchain implementations, using GS1 standards. Existing applications include supply chain visibility for GMO-free dairy products, premium poultry and fresh vegetables, preventing counterfeiting in wine, as well as ensuring data integrity in online retail, for logistics centre, and for laboratory information management systems. OriginTrail also established the Trace Alliance - a collaborative hub for solving supply chain challenges, using blockchain technology. It is an association of corporations, services providers, and developers that closely collaborate on the implementations of the protocol.

1540 - Tea/Coffee Break

1605 - The Digital Transport Infrastructure
click for bioNeil Fulton, Programme Director, Transport Systems Catapult

Neil FultonNeil Fulton is Programme Director for Connected and Automated Transport at the Transport Systems Catapult having joined the organisation in November 2013. His focus is on the introduction and integration of automated and connected vehicles into the transport infrastructure and the associated barriers to this huge area of growth and potential. An example of this is the leadership of the LUTZ Pathfinder programme – a trial and test programme of technology readiness and public perception of autonomous Pods onto the pavements of Milton Keynes.

Neil began his career with Cummins Engine Company with a Degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering. In 2000, he joined Millbrook Proving Ground where he had responsibility for Powertrain Engineering, managing a team of industry leading Technicians and Engineers involved in engine test, exhaust emissions and advanced Powertrain development.

Session 4: Can Digital Drive Optimisation and Efficiency?
Sessions to include:

  • Realising the value of digital investment
  • Putting digitalisation on the business agenda: Capitalising on digital innovation and leadership
  • Leveraging a digital strategy that delivers real results
  • Building digital competence across the transport supply chain

1630 - Digitalising the Future Port
click for bioTim Morris, Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group

Tim MorrisTim joined the UK Major Ports Group from the communications consultancy Hanover, where he was the Director responsible for the energy and infrastructure practice. Prior to Hanover Tim spent eleven years in the steel industry with Tata Steel Europe and its successor companies, latterly as the Head of Public Affairs and interim Director of Corporate Communications. His prior roles in steel included those involving energy, environment and strategy. Tim spent six years as a management consultant for McKinsey before joining the steel industry. He has degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick.

1655 - Building Digital Competence across the Transport Supply Chain
click for bioSue Terpilowski, President of WISTA UK & Chair Maritime UK, Women in Maritime Taskforce, Chairman Ports, Maritime and Waterways Sector, The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

Sue TerpilowskiSue is the Chairman of the Ports, Maritime and Waterways Forum of the Chartered Institute of Transport (CILT), a fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing, President of WISTA UK (Women in Shipping and Trade) and a member of Women in Logistics. She is regularly quoted in the business press as an expert source on a wide range of issues affecting the PR, marketing and advertising industries. Sue has been featured in the Financial Times, on BBC News, BBC Radio, ITN and in the Daily Telegraph.

Sue started her own company, the leading specialist logistics and supply chain PR, Marketing and Visual Events Agency Image Line Communications over 28 years ago.

Sue regularly chairs sessions for CILT including ones on SOLAS, CTU Code and port trends.

Sue Terpilowski was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014 for her work and lobbying on behalf of micro and small businesses in London. She has a diploma in Business Coaching.

1720 - Leveraging a Digital Strategy that Delivers Real Results
click for bioPhilippe Salles, Head of eBusiness in Maritime Transport and Supply Chains, Drewry

Philippe SallesPhilippe Salles is Head of e-Business, Transport and Supply Chain for Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. He has more than 25 years’ experience in shipping, handling various leadership positions across the industry from Finance, Commercial operations to B2B solutions & services.

Prior to joining Drewry, Philippe was Managing Director EMEA of INTTRA, the ocean shipping’s leading e-marketplace, and world’s largest network of ocean shippers and carriers. He has actively participated to the INTTRA portal fast growth. Prior to that, he was Director of E-Commerce for CMA CGM Group. He was responsible for the complete development of the e-Commerce activity, driving a global business transformation program creating new sales and customer service channels, Customer Information Management and compliance expertise.

Philippe graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and KEDGE Business School.

1745 - Preparing for our Digital Future: Panel Discussion
Moderated by:
click for bioRear Admiral Nick Lambert, Director, NLA, Former UK National Hydrographer

Rear Admiral Nick LambertA master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability, near or real time situational awareness (especially that derived from space based assets and applications), human factors, and training and education in the maritime sector.

Panellists include:
click for bioAndré Simha, Global Chief Information Officer, MSC

André SimhaAndré Simha is Global Chief Information Officer at MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. He was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, and joined MSC in 1987. André is responsible for implementing and developing the complex data flows between the company’s headquarters and its agencies worldwide.

André oversees 950 staff globally, providing interactive solutions for MSC, one of the world’s leading container shipping lines. MSC, founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte, operates 480 offices across 155 countries with over 70,000 employees.

André also serves as a Director of INTTRA, the world’s largest multi-carrier ecommerce network for the ocean shipping industry; a Director of Traxens, the smart container solution for the logistics industry.

click for bioAndrew Webster, Partner, JLT

Andrew WebsterAndrew is responsible for business development focused in and around the marine liability sector. He is primarily responsible for Ports & Terminals. After a degree in Geography, Andrew began his career as a shipbroker in London concentrating on towage and salvage. After obtaining membership of the institute of chartered shipbrokers he then worked overseas, based in Geneva and Singapore, as a trader for CRC Cargo Recovery Consultants, specialised in damaged commodities.

On returning to London in 1995, Andrew joined UK P&I Club dealing with Russian and Romanian owners' claims. 1996 saw a transfer to ITIC where he became an account executive dealing with Members in the Middle East and South America. At the end of 1999 he transferred to the TT Club, where he went to Dubai in 2000 to take over as general manager at TTMS (Gulf) dealing with TT and ITIC Members in the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent. In 2002 he returned to London to take up the role of TT Clubs Loss Prevention director – a role that he held prior to making the move to UKTI on secondment as the International Business specialist – ports working with the International Sector team in the London headquarters. Secondment ended in June 2008 and a position with Savi Performance Logistics (a Lockheed Martin company) became open. Inchcape Shipping Services beckoned at the end of 2008 and waved goodbye at the end of 2009. A brief spell of independent consulting gave way to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

click for bioSandy Boxall, Business Development Director – Defence, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Sandy BoxallSandy is Business Development Director for Defence within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Business. He also runs the Intelligence and Data Campaign, addressing the growing market for Data Services and Intelligence capabilities within the MOD. This specifically included work with the Royal Navy’s Nelson programme in which the use of digital technology has considerable potential future ship development. Sandy has been with Applied Intelligence (Detica as was) for 9 years in business development, focused mostly on the Central and Secure Government community. Before that he was with PA Consulting in the Defence and Security Practice, BAE Systems Insyte and originally started his career on BAE Systems Graduate development programme.

Marlink1825 - Conclusions, Followed by Networking Drinks Reception until 1930
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Who should attend:
CEOs, MDs, CIOs, CTOs, Technical Directors, Operations Directors, IT Managers, Fleet Managers and Superintendents, Supply Chain Managers, Digital Architects, Procurement Professionals from:

  • Shipowners
  • Shipmanagers
  • Ports & Terminals
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Logistics Providers
  • Supply Chain Consultants
  • Digital Solutions and Service Providers
  • Manufacturers