Outline agenda
For more details please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com

0830 - 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. maritimeinsight.com on current and future trends in communications and technology.

0915 - Opening Keynote Address
click for bioJon Key, Director of Strategy, Innovation and Transformation, V.Group

Jon KeySenior executive with proven track record of working with CEOs, their leadership teams, senior management and the front line to create value for customers and shareholders of large, complex, global organisations.

Currently responsible for strategy, the digital and innovation agenda and delivery of the transformation programme for V.Group, a global marine support services provider.

Formerly Head of central Business Enhancement team at Babcock International, a leading global engineering support services company which delivers critical and complex asset management to the marine, nuclear, land and air sectors.

Formerly Strategy and Transformation Director at Royal Mail, a large complex organisation, operating critical national infrastructure with a large, distributed workforce. Worked side-by-side with senior executives, management and the front line on strategy, large scale transformation and cultural change. Also responsible for new revenue opportunities and innovation and data services.

Spent first 12 years of career in strategy consulting with Mars and Bain and Company on strategy, organisation and transformation projects including extensive experience of the marine, energy and logistics sectors but also generalist experience of consumer, retail and telecommunications.

Experience of a wide range of business issues across multiple industries and geographies in the marine, energy, engineering support services, logistics and manufacturing sectors within private equity, government and corporate organisations.

Specialties: Strategy, performance improvement, organisation, transformation, within marine, nuclear, energy, logistics and engineering support services sectors. Plus extensive Private Equity due diligence and portfolio company work for large and small PE funds in industrial and other sectors.

Round the world yachtsman and qualified skipper. Marathon runner also competing in cross country and track.

0945 - 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
Speakers and panellists in this session include:
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.

click for bioBob Ball, Electrical Superintendent, BP

Bob BallBiography pending.

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.

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 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.

click for bioRob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship

Neil FultonRob 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.

MarineTraffic1130 - Tea/Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by MarineTraffic

1150 - 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
Speakers and panellists in this session include:
click for bioRichie Blake, Director, Dohle Yachts

Richie BlakeBiography pending.

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.

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.

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.

1300 - Lunch Break

1400 - 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
Speakers and panellists in this session include:
click for bioDavid Jinks, Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero

David JinksBiography pending.

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 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.

click for bioPiera Di Vito, Technical Officer, European Space Agency

Piera Di VitoPiera Di Vito is currently Technical Officer at the European Space Agency. Based in ECSAT -Harwell (UK), she works for the ESA Business Applications programme, supporting industry to develop space based services in several domains such as aviation, maritime, energy etc. Previously, after having obtained the Master's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universita'degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata, she worked at Inmarsat (UK), IDS S.p.a (Italy) and ESTEC (ESA site in The Netherlands) mainly in the satellite communications exploitation in the maritime and aviation sectors.

1530 - Tea/Coffee Break

1600 - 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
Speakers and panellists in this session include:
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.

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.

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.

1650 - The Pioneers’ Showcase – Reviewing the Real Digital Disruptors

  • 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.
  • These short 10 minute sessions will provide a platform for start-ups with demonstrable traction and pitch to join the discussions around Maritime’s digital future. With the opportunity for first-mover advantage, this is the time for new entrants to make themselves known, and demonstrate how they can help the shipping sector harness all that digital innovation has to offer

1730 - Closing Keynote: Delivering a Sustainable and Collaborative Supply Chain

Marlink1800 - Conclusions, Followed by Networking Drinks Reception
Kindly Sponsored by Marlink

*Please note topics and times may be subject to change. For more details please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com

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