10 November - Agenda Day 2

Confirmed speakers include:
Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios (Conference Chair)
Dimitris Makris, IT Manager, Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd
Andreas Chrysostomou
, CEO, Transmed Shipping Co. Ltd
Dr. Andreas Mitrakas, Head of Unit – Data Security & Standardisation, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
George Efthimiou, IT Administrator & Security Expert, Gourdomichalis Maritime
Fotis Kamperis, HR & Training Manager, Prime Marine
Panteleimon Pantelis, COO, Ulysses Systems (Conference Chair)
Adonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Shipmanagement
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales, Europe South & MEA, Marlink
Rob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
Manuel Valero, Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor Satellite
Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Business, Iridium
Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President of Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime
Martin Reason, European Sales Director, SpeedCast
Henning Horst, Sales Director, SES
Mark Warner
, Head of Marketing Communications - Maritime, Inmarsat 
Timo E. Lehtinen, Portfolio Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation Services
Usman Tahir, Product Manager, Marlink
Svend Lykke Larsen, Sales & Business Development Director, Europe, Palantir AS
Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
Leticia Diaz del Rio, Manager, Global Market Development – Maritime, Thuraya
Carl Novello, Vice President, Global Maritime, Panasonic
Associate Professor Nineta Polemi, Dept. of Informatics, University of Pireaus
Jason Stefanatos, Senior Research Engineer, DNV GL
Prof. Aristotelis B. Alexopoulos, Research & Development Director, BCA College of Athens
Dr. Evangelos I. Poutos, E – Learning Unit Manager, BCA College of Athens
Ewan Robinson, Director, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd

The Future of iShipping – Day Two Agenda

Each session will comprise of headline presentation/s and an interactive panel and debate

0900 - Registration and Welcome Refreshments kindly sponsored by MESPAS

0930 - Roundtable Sessions
These roundtables are open to all participants (end users, suppliers, sponsors etc) and will take place simultaneously – all hosted by key sponsors. Each table can host up to 10 participants, and delegates will be invited to sign up on the first day of the conference (9 November) to the roundtable they wish to attend, via our interactive WebApp.

The roundtable sessions will last for 1.5 hours in total, with the discussion itself lasting one hour, followed by a summary from each table to the whole room.

The content will be focused on solutions and business strategy, rather than products or sales pitches. All roundtables will be co-hosted by an end user.

Post conference, the table hosts will be invited to submit the key findings of their tables to Digital Ship so that we can share these findings post-event with our delegates.

0930 – 1030:  Introduction to roundtables
1030 – 1100:    Summary delivered by each table leader to all participants

Confirmed Roundtable sessions:

Table 1: How to Create a Return on Investment by Digitising your Vessel Operations
What makes an investment successful and what KPI's can ensure that any investment is measured correctly? Why do some ship owners hold back as long as possible before they invest in new technologies, while others act as early adopters? These are questions we will try to answer to gain a better understanding on why ship owners with very similar businesses and profiles approach this in fundamentally different ways. Furthermore, the discussion will address and identify what technologies and innovations available today are considered to really be “digitising your operations”.
Hosted by:
Knut Natvig, PR Director, Marlinkclick for bio

Knut NatvigKnut is a Marketing and PR professional with wide experience in Norwegian and international companies. Shipping, Telecom, Satellite Communications, Health Care and Legal are business sectors he has vast experience in.

Currently Press & PR Director at Marlink, a Global Telecom Company. Responsible for Press, Media relations, External communications and PR programs.

Table 2: Remote and Autonomous Vessels, Reality or Myth?
This table will discuss what could remote/autonomous vessels look like. We will ask why would we ever consider autonomous vessels, and what are the real risks/benefits of this kind of technology? We will also investigate the long term cultural implications of these technologies.
Hosted by:
Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Business, Iridiumclick for bio

Kyle HurstKyle has 17 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.

Co-hosted by:
Stelios Kostopoulos, Fleet Support Manager, Euronav NVclick for bio

Stelios KostopoulosBiography pending.

Table 3: The Future of Maritime Applications
What are the key apps needed in the Digital Ship of the future and how do we enable them?
Hosted by:
Martin Reason, European Sales Director, SpeedCastclick for bio

Martin ReasonMartin has spent over 30 years working in the Telecommunications, Satellite and the IT industry and currently runs Maritime Sales in Europe for SpeedCast. Martin has been involved with the Maritime industry since 2008 first as Sales Director at Zynetix a company focusing on GSM calling at sea and then with Globe Wireless as Business Development Director. Martin currently spends a lot of his time with shipping companies advising on options for communications and IT at sea. The roles he has performed in Maritime have given Martin a unique and in depth knowledge on what customer requirements are for a communications and IT solutions at sea.

Table 4: Harnessing Innovation to Enhance Cyber Resilience
Hosted by:
Stratos Margaritis, Solutions Architect, Navarinoclick for bio

Stratos MargaritisStratos Margaritis has worked at Navarino for 2 years as a Solutions Architect and Presales Engineer, designing solutions that incorporate Navarino products with clients solutions and needs.

Previously, he worked in the Greek and Norwegian IT markets.

Christian Vakarelis, VP, Media Communications, Navarinoclick for bio

Christian VakarelisBiography pending.

1100 - Morning Break kindly sponsored by SES

1130 - Marlink Workshop, exclusively for shipping companies.

This workshop will provide participants with an interactive, hands-on overview of Marlink’s VSAT tools, XChange crew solutions and the vessel IT solution KeepUp@Sea.

With the focus on improving your business efficiency and crew welfare, participants will have the opportunity to experience an interactive demo from 4 different workstations, dedicated to the topics below:

  • The Connectivity Jungle: Key factors to consider when deciding on VSAT
  • XChange Media: Daily news and sport bulletins for crew entertainment and morale
  • XChange Telemed: Manages illness or injuries onboard and meets industry regulations for crew health
  •  KeepUp@Sea: IT management from shore delivered by Palantir

Please note: this preview is by invitation only and is aimed at end users. Please contact jo@thedigitalship.com for your invite and to RSVP.

1300 - Lunch, kindly sponsored by Iridium

Session 4: The iShipping Revolution
How big data, IoT and analytics are bringing about a shift in smart shipping – and how can we harness disruptive influence to deliver innovation and opportunity and to build a business case around digitization.

Transformation, digitization, disruptive influence, innovation. All of these words and phrases are being used more and more and being held up as the drivers of all change and development – not just in our sector but throughout industry. But what do they really mean, and what can they do for us in the shipping sector? We know that the maritime sector is on the cusp of dramatic change – how can we harness all this data and all information and make shipping smarter, safer, and more sustainable?

1415 - Introduction by Conference Chair
Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Naviosclick for bio

Katerina RaptakiKaterina Raptaki is the IT Manager of Navios Group of companies, including 4 NYSE-listed companies, with branches in cities all over the world, owning and managing more than 150 vessels. Katerina is also the former president of AMMITEC, the Association of IT Managers in Shipping. She graduated from the National Technical University of Athens with a degree in Naval / Mechanical Engineering and has 28-years' experience in IT and Communications.

With more than 16 years of experience in Shipping, having deep knowledge in Marine Satellite systems, vast experience in shipping software and Project Management, Katerina has been holding Managerial positions in various companies allowing her to have a full understanding of technical issues and operational procedures. Her excellent people management skills include the ability to transfer her expertise in technical systems delivery, business analysis and the management of cross-functional business projects and project teams.

1430 - Smart Strategies and Business Intelligence for Efficiency in Vessel Operations
Timo E. Lehtinen, Portfolio Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation Servicesclick for bio

Timo E. LehtinenTimo Lehtinen is Portfolio manager at Wärtsilä Digitalisation with 10 years of experience in the marine industry in various positions. Timo´s key areas on Digitalisation are how to convert new innovations into valuable marine services on energy-, environmental- and operations efficiency areas.

1500 - Session 4: The iShipping Revolution - Panel
Moderated by:
Associate Professor Nineta Polemi, Dept. of Informatics, University of Pireausclick for bio

Associate Professor Nineta PolemiAssociate Professor Nineta Polemi has obtained the Degree in Applied Mathematics from Portland State University (USA), Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Coding Theory) from The City University of New York (Graduate Center). She held teaching positions in Queens College, Baruch College of City University of New York and the State University of New York. She acted as President of the BoD and Technical Manager in the security consultancy company, Expertnet.

She is currently an Associate Professor in the University of Piraeus (Dept. of Informatics); director of the UPRC Dept. of Informatics security graduate programme. She has received many research grants from various organizations such as the Danish Research Foundation, MSI Army Research Office/Cornell University, IEEE, State University of New York (SUNY) and The Graduate School of City University of New York (CUNY).

Associate Professor Polemi has been project/ technical manager in security projects of various programmes (NSA, NATO, Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Foundation, Greek Ministry of Defence, INFOSEC, 5th, 6th, 7th Framework and Horizon2020. She has acted as an expert and evaluator in the E.C. and ENISA and she participates in the national and European cyber security exercises in the last four years. She has served as Project/Technical Manager of maritime security projects (S-Port, CYSM, MEDUSA, MITIGATE, FASTPASS), a main contributor of the Fist ENISA report on maritime security and has participated in numerous conferences.

Speakers and panellists include:
Andreas Chrysostomou, CEO, Transmed Shipping Co. Ltd‬click for bio

Andreas ChrysostomouAndreas Chrysostomou graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in UK with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

In 1993 Mr Chrysostomou joined the Department of Merchant Shipping, the Competent Authority for Maritime Affairs of the Government of the Republic Cyprus, as a Marine Surveyor where, in 2014 he first became the Acting Director and then the Director. In April 2016 Mr Chrysostomou joined the Private Sector as CEO of Transmed Shipping Co. Ltd.

In 1999 he was elected as Chairman of the IMO Design and Equipment Subcommittee and in 2003 as Chairman of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) a position he held till 2013. He has also worked with other UN agencies and served as member of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University.

Mr Chrysosotmou’s work includes papers presented in Conferences and Seminars around the globe. In 2011 he was presented the Distinguished Public Service Award by the United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, for his invaluable service to International Shipping. The same year he was presented the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping, and in 2013 the GST Award Leading Shipping Personality of the Decade 2003 - 2013. In 2015 he was also awarded the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Award of the International Personality of 2015. He also served as President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST) in 2013.

Dimitris Makris, IT Manager, Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltdclick for bio

Dimitris MakrisDimitris Makris is the IT Manager of Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd, part of the N.J. Goulandris Group, since 1996.

Having more than 25 years of experience in information systems analysis, computer programming, data integration & consolidation and also having managed major ICT projects, Dimitris retains his strong commitment to fully align the services he provides with his company's business plan.

Dimitris is also a founding member and the President of AMMITEC, the Association of Maritime Managers in Information Technology and Communications, since 2013.

Timo E. Lehtinen, Portfolio Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation Servicesclick for bio

Timo E. LehtinenBiography pending.

1545 - Conference Conclusions