2019 Agenda


OTESAT_MARITEL08.30 Registration and welcome coffee break
kindly sponsored by OTESAT_MARITEL

09.25 Opening Remarks from Chairman
click for bioStelios Sabanis, Head of IT, GasLog

Stelios SabanisA senior Information Technology professional with experience on multiple platforms.

- SAP R/3 System & Security Administrator
- Lotus Domino Application Developer & Database Administrator
- Microsoft Exchange 2003,2010,2013 Administrator
- Database Administrator on DB2, Oracle & MS-SQL
- IBM AS/400 Developer.

Session 1: Transforming Shipping

09:30 Presentation: 3 P’s of Success
click for bioGeorge A. Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

George A. TsavlirisMr. George A. Tsavliris was born in London. He graduated from Athens College in 1968 and having acquired professional qualifications in Shipping (F.I.C.S., ACI.Arb), he concluded his graduate and post graduate studies in Shipping Law at University College London in 1973, with an L.L.M. degree. In 2009 he was qualified as a Mediator at the ADR Group London and in 2014 was certified as a Mediator by the Greek Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights.

He familiarized himself with the shipping and salvage sectors from a very early age by being engaged in the family business. George is a Principal at “Tsavliris Salvage Group” and represents the business on both a commercial and environmental basis internationally. He holds the position of Past Chairman of INTERMEPA (International Marine Environment Protection Association), Chairman of CYMEPA (Cyprus Marine Environmental Protection Association), which received the “Cyprus Maritime Prize 2007”, as well as member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Union of Shipowners, Board Member of ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations), Board Member of The Yacht Club of Greece, Board Member of Friends of Hellas Liberty Association and the Jubilee Sailing Trust in the UK and Honorary Chairman of the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation. Furthermore, Mr. George Tsavliris is Member of the Academic Board of Metropolitan College / Solent Southampton University. Mr George Tsavliris was awarded the 2016 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award, in recognition of his unique and extensive contribution to Shipping and Greece and for his overall outstanding service to the shipping industry made by him individually, as a family and by his company as a Group. In Jan 2019, Mr Tsavliris received the Cyprus Environmental Award on behalf of CYMEPA by the President of the Cypriot Republic Mr Nikos Anastasiades and on March 12th, 2019, Mr Tsavliris was recognized with the Safety4Sea Leadership Award 2019 for his work with CYMEPA and other national & international organizations, toward the protection of the marine environment. Most recently, Mr Tsavliris was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of SSL Endeavour Insurance Brokers Cyprus & Greece.

George is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at numerous maritime related conferences. He is an avid supporter of various charities, an art and music enthusiast and has completed ten London marathons. He is a father of six children.

09:50 Presentation: How to achieve your digital transformation?
click for bioElias Divris, Key Account Manager, Marlink

Elias DivrisBiography pending.

10:10 Case Study: Digital Transformation On-Board
click for bioAndreas Polidis, IT Advisor, Ionic Shipping

Andreas PolidisAndreas Polidis was born in Greece in 1971. He has a strong presence in the IT market for more than 25 years through which he has been involved successfully in numerus IT&T projects. He has been involved both in the analysis and design stages as well as in the implementation and project management. The wide range of IT areas covered along with the diversity of the projects involved helped him build a robust and enhance experience on IT&T requirements and specifications.

Fulfilling his childhood passion with electronics, he obtained a diploma in Electronic Engineering from a local private college and then moved on with a bachelor’s degree in “Computer Information Systems” and “Media Communications” from University of Indianapolis. As an enthusiastic IT professional, he always seeks knowledge and thus several certifications and seminars conclude his educational background, on an ongoing process.

Throughout his career he has worked for local IT companies but also for large multinational firms, obtaining various positions as a senior engineer and IT Manager. For 15 years as an IT&T senior consultant he helped organizations, so much in the private sector as well as in the public sector, to run complex and demanding projects in order to enhance their productivity and build the completive advantage required to maintain growth. The advance communication and collaboration skills along with the leadership aspect of his character constitute a result driven and successful consultant and project manager.

The last 5 years he works with Ionic Shipping (Mgt) Inc. in designing and implementing an upgraded IT&T infrastructure to support company’s operations and growth. With a focus on shipping challenges and the new regulations for cyber security, he designed and implemented a new IT solution for vessels, the V- BOX. The design of the V-BOX enhances security, reliability and performance of all vessel’s operations related to IT, while it standardizes and unifies all IT processes onboard based on the needs of the shipping company.

10:30 Presentation: TBC
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Fortune Technologies11:10 Networking Coffee break
kindly sponsored by Fortune Technologies

Session 2: Changing Role of IT Leadership

11:40 Case Study: The evolution of IT at Gourdomichalis Maritime
click for bio George Efthimiou, IT Department & Security Expert, Gourdomichalis Maritime, AMMITEC member

George EfthimiouGeorge Efthimiou is working as an IT administrator and security expert in the shipping industry since 2010. He has delivered various projects including vessels server deployment and installation, ERP deployment at office headquarters and Fleet and security auditing and upgrade, also managed efficient communications with vessels, such as database and file synchronization between vessels and office headquarters. He graduated from the Piraeus University of Applied sciences as a Computer Systems engineer and since then, he tries constantly, to develop his skills in seaworthy solutions, in cyber security and network infrastructures. His target is to make seamen and colleagues to work safe, easier and together.

click for bio Tasos Makris, IT & Usability Consultant, Gourdomichalis Maritime

Tasos MakrisBiography pending.

12:00 Presentation: TBC
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12:30 Panel: Changing Role of IT Leadership
Panellists:
click for bioPietro Amorusi, CIO, d'Amico Shipping

Pietro AmorusiSince 2004, Pietro Amorusi is CIO of d’Amico Group, in charge of ICT implementation to support the business needs, strategic planning, supplier evaluation and on-board systems growth and integration.

He has Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering, with thirty years’ experience in the sector and the added value of a double set of skills, technical and business. He has started in 1985 as system administrator to continue as business analyst in 1990. In 1995 is partner of a consulting company, Agic, part of the International Grant Thornton network in 1997.

From 1997 to 2004 he has collaborated with Computer Science Department of “La Sapienza” University of Rome.

click for bio George Efthimiou, IT Department & Security Expert, Gourdomichalis Maritime

George EfthimiouGeorge Efthimiou is working as an IT administrator and security expert in the shipping industry since 2010. He has delivered various projects including vessels server deployment and installation, ERP deployment at office headquarters and Fleet and security auditing and upgrade, also managed efficient communications with vessels, such as database and file synchronization between vessels and office headquarters. He graduated from the Piraeus University of Applied sciences as a Computer Systems engineer and since then, he tries constantly, to develop his skills in seaworthy solutions, in cyber security and network infrastructures. His target is to make seamen and colleagues to work safe, easier and together.

13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00-14:40 Panel: Challenges and Lessons Learned Managing Transformation Projects

14:40-15:20 Panel: Making cutting edge technology ready for business
Panellists:
click for bioNadeem Khan, Director of M2M & Maritime, Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Nadeem KhanNadeem Khan is leading Thuraya M2M IOT & Maritime business, part of the commercial division, where he has responsibility for the business, product and solution strategy and execution. Nadeem held number of key roles within satellite industry over 19 years, including:
Leading the sales for MEA region, Market development, business development, leading solutions engineering teams, launching various products across land and maritime. During his career he held various post serving Land, Maritime and Aviation markets.

click for bioMatt Heider, CEO, Nautilus Labs

Matt HeiderAt Nautilus Labs, Matt services as the captain, leading efforts to expand operations as a business as well as acquire, maintain, and grow relationships with all potential clients and partners. He previously built the sales and account management team at Andela, a global software engineering firm, as the company scaled from 50 to over 500 people. Prior to that, he worked as an Account Executive at IBM. Matt graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science, and he received his MBA from The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

Session 3: Cyber Security – technical or management issue?

15:20 Presentation: Unravelling the myth around cybersecurity: A system-of-systems analysis of the ship's ecosystem
click for bioChronis Kapalidis, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Chronis KapalidisChronis Kapalidis is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, where his research is focused on maritime cybersecurity. He is also the European Representative of Hudson Analytix, promoting the company’s synergies in Europe on issues related to security, both physical and cyber. Additionally, he stands as visiting research fellow at the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy at Plymouth University, and as a board member in several academic and scientific bodies. Chronis was an officer at the Hellenic Navy for 20 years.

He has published widely on some of the world's leading journals and has been a regular commentator for international news agencies on maritime security issues. Chronis has competed several projects at Chatham House on Cybersecurity for Critical National Infrastructure, in general, and the maritime sector specifically. He recently created the first digital learning course on maritime cybersecurity for Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.

He is currently based at the University of Warwick, where he is pursuing his doctoral degree on cyber risk quantification for the maritime sector. He holds an MA in International Relations and Global Security from Plymouth University, a PGCert in Defence Management and Leadership from the Hellenic Naval War College and BSc in Naval Warfare from the Hellenic Naval Academy, along with several professional certificates.

15:40 Panel: Cyber Security – technical or management issue?
Moderator:
click for bioStelios Sabanis, Head of IT, GasLog

Stelios SabanisA senior Information Technology professional with experience on multiple platforms.

- SAP R/3 System & Security Administrator
- Lotus Domino Application Developer & Database Administrator
- Microsoft Exchange 2003,2010,2013 Administrator
- Database Administrator on DB2, Oracle & MS-SQL
- IBM AS/400 Developer.

Panellists:
click for bio Thodoris Efstathiou, Marine ICT Engineer, Equinox Marine

Thodoris EfstathiouThodoris Efstathiou, Marine ICT Engineer, Equinox Maritime Ltd. Is Results-driven and innovative ICT professional with experience in the engineering and troubleshooting of diverse information systems and networks focusing on cybersecurity aspects. He has been delivering various challenging and demanding projects on board vessels and at offices' headquarters since 2016. He holds a BSc in Electronic Computer Systems Engineering from Higher Education Technological Institute of Piraeus and a MSc (Hons) in Advanced Software Engineering with minor in Information Security from the University of Sheffield. He has been certified from Cisco, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Thodoris is also AMMITEC member.

click for bio Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios Shipmanagement, AMMITEC B.o.D

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.

17:00 Drinks Reception

17:00 AMMITEC General Assembly Meeting - Elections of new B.o.D.

19:00 Gala Dinner

Session 1: New ways of technical management

09:30 Presentation: How to achieve consistent technical management services?
click for bio Capt. Rohit Tandon, Head of Operations, DPA/ CSO, FML Ship Management Ltd

Capt. Rohit TandonBiography pending.

09:50 Case study: Positive Organisational Behaviour that ICT/IS use & PEOU (Perceived Ease of Use) could have on the Seafarers onboard
click for bio Efstratios Arvanitidis, Fleet ICT Manager, Angelicoussis Group

Efstratios ArvanitidisBiography pending.

10:10 Presentation: Best practices on predictive maintanance
click for bio Rajan Vasudevan, CEO, OceanManager

Rajan VasudevanRajan Vasudevan, CEO and Founder at OceanManager Inc, since 2011. OceanManager is a leading maritime software solutions company with innovative products that streamline vessel management and help our customers enhance safety, improve efficiency and reduce costs. OceanManage's comprehensive suite of products and services deliver technical management, HSEQ, vessel tracking, regulatory compliance and ship-to-shore communications.

Rajan has over two decades of entrepreneurship and technology consulting across industries. He enjoys engineering graduate degrees from Stanford University and undergraduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD).

10:30 Presentation: Best practices on fuel efficiency data
click for bio Alessandro Pescetto, Marine Digital & Innovation Director, RINA

Alessandro PescettoBorn in 1971, he obtained the laurea degree in Electronic Engineer in 1996 and PhD in Electronic Engineering and Information Science in 2001.

From 2001 to 2013 he worked at CETENA, the research centre of FINCANTIERI Shipyard, that left as Head of Monitoring System Business Unit.

In 2013 he joined RINA Services in the Marine Business Solutions and developed a new Performance Management software tool installed on more than 250 ships. He has also attended "EU MRV Monitoring Subgroup" and "Air Emissions from Ships Group" in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum as IACS member.

He is currently Digital & Innovation Director in RINA Services.

Comtech EF Data10:50 Networking Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by Comtech EF Data

11:20 Workshop hosted by Speedcast

11:20-13:00 Round tables

13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00-15:00 Round tables

**Please note all topics and timings are TBC and subject to change