Athens
- 7 & 8 November 2018


Over the past 12 months, 15 Digital Ship events have taken place around the world - in locations such as Oslo, Copenhagen, Bergen, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Limassol, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. We have covered the full spectrum of innovation and digital transformation in shipping – including what this means from a business perspective, for your operations and, of course, for Seafarers themselves.

We have looked at how autonomous shipping is directing the maritime future; we have discussed how the changing cyber threat landscape is driving planning and decision making; we have learnt what the impact of upcoming regulations and compliance issues may be and how to manage these; we have heard from exciting new entrants and start-ups looking to find a place in our industry world; we have reviewed shipping’s position in the supply chain and how to better collaborate with our partners, and we have delved deeply into what digital disruption really means for our business bottom line.

Coming back to Greece for our 16th Annual Digital Ship Athens Conference & Exhibition, we aim to bring the year’s conversations and discussions together, to look across the board at the "digital ship". Once again, we expect to host over 300 participants, including 140+ shipping companies.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • André Simha, Global Chief Information Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

  • Stelios Sabanis, Head of ICT, GasLog Ltd., AMMITEC President

  • George Demetriades, Director of Information Technology, Athens International Airport

  • Matthew Maheras, CIO, Metrostar Management Corp.

  • Panagotis Falidouris, Manager, Marlink

  • Tasos Makris, IT & Usability Consultant, Gourdomichalis Maritime, AMMITEC B.o.D

  • Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios Shipmanagement, AMMITEC B.o.D.

  • Anna Vazintari, ICT Manager, Unisea Shipping Ltd., AMMITEC Member

  • Matina Boufi, Application Project Coordination & Support, Eletson Corporation, AMMITEC Member

  • George Bonikos, IT&T Manager, AMMITEC B.o.D

  • Michalis Papastavros, ICT Manager, Sea Vision Shipping Inc., AMMITEC Member

  • Filippos Theodorou, ICT Manager, Ariston Navigation Corp., AMMITEC Member

  • Odette Nestoridou, IT Accounting Controller, Ocean Rig & TMS Group, AMMITEC Member

  • Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat

  • Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT

  • Chronis Kapalidis, Academy Fellow, Chatham House

  • Dan Rooney, Director, Maritime LOB, EMEA & Russia, Iridium

  • David Tropp Hag, Sales Director EMEA, KVH

  • Dimitris Moros, Area Sales Manager, Marlink

  • Oksana Revenko, Sales and Marketing Manager, SHIPNEXT

  • Dr. Athanasios Drougkas, Officer in NIS, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

  • Emmanouil (Manos) Christofis, Cyber Defense Training and Exercises Advisor, Cyber Defence Capability Requirements and Development

  • Geoff Allsop, Sales Director, Intellian Technologies

  • Giampiero Soncini, Director, KZM Management

  • Jon Harrison, GM EMEA + Vice President Communication Systems, Intellian Technologies

  • Julian Crudge, Sales Director, Telenor Satellite

  • Yariv Zghoul, Founder, JiBe

  • Nabil Ben Soussia, Managing Director, IEC Telecom Middle East

  • Panagiotis Stavropoulos, Sales Manager, Maritime Greece, Speedcast

  • Thrasyvoulos Tampakakis, Technical Solutions Engineer, Otesat-Maritel

  • Dr. Konstantinos Papapanagiotou, Senior Manager, Cyber Security Solutions, OTE

  • Nick Lambert, Director, NLA Associates

  • Niklas Carlén, Research Director, Maritime Strategies International

  • Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

  • Dimitris Theodosiou, Owner, Danaos Management Consultants

  • George Papagiannakopoulos, Developer Director, Fortune Technologies

  • Kostas Siliverdis, Client Service Manager, Benefit Software

  • Representative from SpecTec

The first day will cover 3 core sessions:

The Maritime Satcom Summit

With new and improved communications available, what’s next in maritime connectivity and how will this power future developments?


Blockchain in Practice

Digitising the global supply chain and establishing transparency in the supply chain


iShipping: Harnessing Maritime’s Digital Future

Cutting through the noise and enabling collaboration, harmonisation and standardisation in our operations

The second day with consist of a special focus on Building Cyber Resilience – including a hackathon designed to address the real issues your companies are facing now and may face in the future.

We will also host Roundtables on all the topics covered throughout the two days - to enable participants, speakers and sponsors to continue their discussions and ask the questions they really need answers to in an informal, interactive setting.

For more information on how to be part of this exciting and topical agenda, please contact Cathy Hodge: cathy@thedigitalship.com