Digital Ship The Maritime CIO Forum London 28 February 2019

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 3 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.

Speakers include:

  • Jon Key, Director, Key and Co Ltd

  • Stewart Jeacocke, Customs Lead - Global Government Center of Competence, IBM

  • Nick Chubb, Head of Growth, Intelligent Cargo Systems

  • Julian Clark, Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP

  • Ian Kerr, CEO, Bolero

  • Jayan Perera, Associate Director Cyber Security Consulting, Control Risks

  • Panteleimon Pantelis, COO, Ulysses Systems

  • Brian Harrison, Group CEO, AVORD Group

  • David Jinks, Head of Consumer Research, Parcel Hero

  • Ronald van der Breggen, Chief Commercial Officer, LeoSat Enterprises

  • Joe Apa, VP Maritime, Speedcast

  • Mike Powell, Founder, Cardinal Point Maritime

  • Anders Flensborg, Managing Director, Flensborg and Associates & Partner, PortXL

  • Karl Jeffrey, Founding Editor, Digital Ship

  • Juliette Caillault, Consultant, Euroconsult

  • Alexander Varvarenko, CEO and Founder, Shipnext & Varamar

  • Lars Funding, Independent advisor and Board member, Blockshipping

  • Ronald H. W. Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime

  • Alberto Perez, Director, Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime

  • More to be announced

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
  • Accelerating change through start & scale-ups
  • What does Brexit mean to shipping?

Session 3

- 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.

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