2019 Agenda


08.30 Welcome Coffee and Tea

09.15 Opening Remarks from Digital Ship

09.20 Opening Remarks from Chairman
click for bioDimitris Lyras, Managing Director Ulysses Systems

Dimitris Lyras,Dimitris Lyras is a member of a family with more than 150 years of experience in shipping, He is director of Lyras Shipping, and director and founder of Ulysses Systems, a software company specializing in the delivery of actionable information, and Ulysses Learning, a simulation-based e-Learning company.

Session 1: Designing Security Frameworks

  • Tackling challenges of varying cyber security demands from stakeholders guidelines: IMO, TMSA, regulators, and internal auditors
  • Getting certified to ISO / alternate cyber-security standards

Chairman:
click for bioPanteliemon Pantelis, Chief Operating Officer, Ulysses Systems

Panteliemon PantelisPanteliemon Pantelis is a mechanical engineer who has worked in shipping as an engineer. He has been involved in shipping software and Ulysses Systems for 21 years. Ulysses Systems focuses on building software that works and that includes cyber security.

09.30 Presentation: TMSA3-compliant cyber security policy for newly built vessels
click for bioMatthew Maheras, IT Manager, Metrostar Management Corp.

Matthew MaherasMatthew Maheras is the IT Manager of Metrostar Management Corp. He has a wide experience in managing innovative IT projects, typically involving Virtualization, Cloud and Mobile technologies, with focus on Cyber Security and Data Privacy. He holds a PhD in Operational Research from NTUA, and an MBA from Imperial College, London.

09.50 Panel: Challenges in Designing/Updating In-House Cyber Security Policies
Moderator:
click for bio George Venianakis, Director, MSS Platform, Global Engineering, Speedcast

George VenianakisGeorge Venianakis is the head of global MSS network and services operations at Speedcast. George sees his goal as a leader to generate value and solve business problems by mentoring, leading, designing and directing teams in SATCOM and Enterprise Technologies.

He is a highly skilled and certified professional, with more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT and telecommunications industry and seven years in electronics manufacturing/engineering industry. He has held several leadership and management positions and is continuously looking for new ways technology can advance the Speedcast customer experience.

Panellists Include:
click for bioGeorge Efthimiou, IT Administrator and Security Expert, Gourdomichalis Maritime

George Efthimiou George 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 Charalampos Ligoutsikos, Company Security Office, Prime Marine

Charalampos LigoutsikosCharalampos (Harry) Ligoutsikos currently holds the position of Company Security Officer / Lead Internal Auditor at Prime Tanker/Prime Gas. When he joined the company in 2012 he was responsible for the development / integration of the Company ERP System - ISM & Risk Assessment Modules. In 2017 he was a Project Leader for the Development of the Initial Cyber Security Compliance Framework for Prime in collaboration with DNV-GL. Since 2018 he is responsible for the company's Cyber Compliance.

In 2002-2012 Charalampos worked for Wind Hellas. He was responsible for the Design, Procurement, Implementation and Deployment of a series of Telecommunication & Datacom Solutions including IP Backbone Networks, Telecom & Datacom Monitoring System and in general Data Centre development starting of as an Engineer and ranging up to Technical Project Leader and Team Manager.

Charalampos has a degree in MEng in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, MSc in Biomedical Engineering, and Diploma in Ship Superintendency.

click for bio Themistoklis Sardis, IT Manager, Costamare

Themistoklis SardisThemistoklis Sardis is the Head of ICT and ISO at Costamare Shipping. He has over twenty years of experience in the shipping sector and a proven track record of leading successful ICT projects.

Themistoklis has studied Electrical Engineering at NTUA, and holds an MSc in Data Communications from UCL, London and an MBA from AUEB. He is PMP and ITIL v4 certified and he is the Vice-President of AMMITEC.

click for bio Matthew Maheras, IT Manager, Metrostar Management Corp.

Matthew MaherasMatthew Maheras is the IT Manager of Metrostar Management Corp. He has a wide experience in managing innovative IT projects, typically involving Virtualization, Cloud and Mobile technologies, with focus on Cyber Security and Data Privacy. He holds a PhD in Operational Research from NTUA, and an MBA from Imperial College, London.


Session 2: People-Centric Approach to Cyber Security

  • Best practices on crew awareness raising – what works and what doesn’t
  • Cyber security vigilance management

10.25 Presentation: People - One of the Pillars
click for bioKostas Grivas, Information Security Officer, Angelicoussis Group

Kostas GrivasKostas Grivas is the Information Security Officer of Angelicoussis Maritime Group. He is responsible for the Information Security strategy, policy and developments of all Group’s functions, both shore and vessels’ side. He is a Computer System professional with over 25 years of experience, 15 of them in the Maritime business.

Kostas has served as an IT Officer and Manager in various sectors such as Commerce, Manufacturing and Maritime. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems.

10.45 Presentation: Cyber Security and Seafarers onboard
click for bioAchilleas Choursoglou, Information Technology Advisor, A.M.M.I.TE.C.

Achilleas ChoursoglouAchilleas Choursoglou is ICT Advisor and co-founder and member of the BOD of AMMITEC (Association of Maritime Managers in Information Technology and Communications) from 2003. He has in total more than 42 years of experience in IT and Communication, 21 of them in Shipping, with deep knowledge of Shipping ERP programs, Satellite Communications, Project Management, Internet communications etc.

He was ICT Advisor and previously ICT Manager at Olympic Shipping and Management SA (Onassis group) from 1995 to 2016. He was also I.T Manager at Pirelli Hellas (1992-1995) and Deputy I.T. Manager and System Analyst at Chemical Products and Fertilizers Company (Lipasmata) of Bodossakis group (1977-1992).

Achilleas holds a BSc in Mathematics, a BSc in Economics and has a diploma on Information Technology. He is collector of classic cars and member of several Classic cars Clubs.

11.05 Panel: Raising stakeholders’ awareness and vigilance on cyber security
Moderator:
click for bioDimitris Lyras, Managing Director, Ulysses Systems

Dimitris LyrasDimitris Lyras is a member of a family with more than 150 years of experience in shipping, He is director of Lyras Shipping, and director and founder of Ulysses Systems, a software company specializing in the delivery of actionable information, and Ulysses Learning, a simulation-based e-Learning company.

Panellists Include:
click for bioStavros Koutoupes, Sales Manager, World Link Communications

Stavros KoutoupesMr Stavros Koutoupes is a seasoned IT and telecommunications engineer with more than 25 years of international and multidisciplinary executive experience in the management, development, deployment and operation of large scale and complex multi-million ICT projects in the telecommunications, IT, lottery and industrial sectors in Greece and the north of Europe. He has worked for various telecommunication organizations in Greece and in Europe. Presently, he is the Sales Manager of World Link Communications promoting the implementation of telecommunication and cyber security services in the Greek maritime market.

click for bioThanos Servos, IT Manager, Seaven Tanker and Dry Management

Thanos ServosThanos Servos is IT Manager of Seaven Tanker Management and Mylaki Shipping Agency where he is responsible of the Information Technology systems both on vessels and offices. He has experience in managing and implementing a variety of full stack IT projects in different areas of computer industry. Despite the purely IT systems like ERPs,CRMs, VSAT, Servers etc in the field of his interest are Cargo Monitoring Automations, ECDIS, Radars, AIS systems and the security around them. Thanos holds Master's degree in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance from University of Piraeus and BSc in Digital telecommunication Systems of University of Piraeus.

click for bio Kostas Grivas, Information Security Officer, Angelicoussis Group

Kostas GrivasKostas Grivas is the Information Security Officer of Angelicoussis Maritime Group. He is responsible for the Information Security strategy, policy and developments of all Group’s functions, both shore and vessels’ side. He is a Computer System professional with over 25 years of experience, 15 of them in the Maritime business.

Kostas has served as an IT Officer and Manager in various sectors such as Commerce, Manufacturing and Maritime. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems.

click for bio Zeppos Galanos, Information Security Officer, KONKAT ATE on behalf of AVIN International Ltd

Zeppos GalanosZeppos Galanos is the Information Security Officer at KONKAT ATE, leading the IT security department - part of the Corporate IT Division of KONKAT and affiliated companies - a small but rather highly diversified set of companies covering mainly but not solely, maritime, off-shore ONG and aviation industries. Konkat ATE being part of VARDINOYIANNIS Group of Companies serves as internal IT department for Avin Int. Responsible for IT Security infrastructure, data privacy, user awareness and training, as well as GRC initiatives, such as GDPR and ISO 27001 compliance projects. Having served for many years as New Technologies Manager, he has also been involved in large information technology projects throughout the group, requiring enterprise-wide collaborative and knowledge management specific skills in the execution of my duties. Areas of expertise are project management, IT service management, knowledge management, electronic document management & workflow, and business process innovation.

Zeppos holds a BSc in MIS from the American College of Greece (Deree College), an MSc in Information Innovation from Royal Melbourne Institure of Technology (RMIT) and currently in progress of an MSc in Cyber Security from Rochester Institure of Technology (RIT).

For many years, part-time instructor at The American College of Greece in Athens in subjects having to do with Social Collaboration, Knowledge Management, Web Design, Digital Media.

Neurosoft11.40 - Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by Neurosoft


Session 3: Improving Security on the Vessel

  • Security Challenges of IT and OT systems
  • Best practice on designing comprehensive onboard IT systems
  • Combining Security Professionals and Engineers in Safety Assessments
  • Communication Systems

12.10 Presentation: Cyber threats to satellite navigation and available countermeasures
Speakers:
click for bio Erik Vigen, Senior Developer, GNSS Scientist, Fugro Oceanstar™

Mr Erik VigenErik Vigen possesses a position as Senior Developer at Fugro Norway AS within the field of GNSS. Through his 12 years with Fugro he has contributed to the development of the High Accuracy GNSS augmentations system G4, and more recently, to GNSS Authentication. Prior to that he worked with development of marine seismic positioning systems, mainly GNSS and acoustics, for WesternGeco during more than 20 years. He has a master degree in civil engineering with specialization in geodesy from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1981.

click for bio Hanne Krohn Jünge, International Sales Manager, Master Mariner, Fugro Oceanstar™

Ms Hanne Krohn JüngeHanne Krohn Jünge is a sales manager at Fugro Norway As, she works closely with the Oceanstar system which is an enhancement tool for navigation.   Previously worked for one of the larger oil tanker companies as the Head of Operation.  Educated as a Master Mariner from the Høgskolen in Ålesund, Norway.  Sailed as an officer onboard crude oil tankers. Diploma in International Shipping and Logistics and MSc International Shipping and Logistics from the University of Plymouth, UK.

12.30 Presentation: Designing and implementing onboard an advanced maritime cyber security solution.
Speakers:
click for bio Thrasyvoulos Tampakakis, Technical Solutions Engineer, OTESAT_Maritel

Thrasyvoulos TampakakisThrasyvoulos Tampakakis joined OTESAT-Maritel in 2016 and as part of his role, he focuses on innovative Solutions Engineering in the Maritime sector. In the past he has served several positions in the Telecom industry including Product Management, Corporate Networking Services Provisioning and Operational Team Coordination. Thrasyvoulos holds a M.Sc. (Hons) in Communication Systems and Networks from the University of Athens and an MBA (Hons) with major in Management of Telecommunication and New Technology Companies and Organizations, from Athens University of Economics and Business.

click for bio Konstantinos Papapanagiotou, Senior Manager, Cyber Security Solutions, OTE

Konstantinos PapapanagiotouDr Konstantinos Papapanagiotou is Senior Manager for Cyber Security Solutions that OTE Group of Companies offers to its corporate customers. He has worked as head of teams of security consultants in OTE and other consulting companies, helping large organizations improve their security posture. He has more than 18 years of experience in the field of cyber security both as a corporate consultant and as a researcher.

He is leading the OWASP Greek Chapter and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic-American University in the field of Cyber Security. He holds a PhD and BSc in Cyber Security from the University of Athens and an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway.

12.50 Panel: Security of the Vessel
Moderated by:
click for bioFotis Tsitsirigkos, Fleet IT Manager, Euronav

Fotis TsitsirigkosFotis Tsitsirigkos is Fleet IT Manager at Euronav. He manages a globally distributed IT team of skilled Fleet IT engineers, supporting 50 vessels in their IT network, IT infrastructure and IT communications (VSAT, Fleet broadband, Iridium Open Port). He also leads all fleet IT operations, installations and optimization projects to ensure a stable, secured and high performing network on board of vessels. Prior to Euronav he held a position of IT Manager at EPA ATTIKI for 8 years IT Manager at Lannet Communications for 5 years, in addition to earlier career as software developer and reseacher. Fotis also co-founded and ran Kids Coding Labs from 2014 to 2018. His areas of interest are Integration Projects, System Landscape Re-organization, System consolidation, CRM, ERP, Telemetry, Scada, and mobile application development.

Fotis holds Executive MBA degree from University of Piraeus and Engineer’s degree from Polytechnion Kritis.

Panellists include:
click for bioThanos Servos, IT Manager, Seaven Tanker and Dry Management

Thanos ServosThanos Servos is IT Manager of Seaven Tanker Management and Mylaki Shipping Agency where he is responsible of the Information Technology systems both on vessels and offices. He has experience in managing and implementing a variety of full stack IT projects in different areas of computer industry. Despite the purely IT systems like ERPs,CRMs, VSAT, Servers etc in the field of his interest are Cargo Monitoring Automations, ECDIS, Radars, AIS systems and the security around them. Thanos holds Master's degree in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance from University of Piraeus and BSc in Digital telecommunication Systems of University of Piraeus.

click for bioKonstantinos Sakellakos, IT Manager, NAVARONE SA

Konstantinos SakellakosBiography pending.




click for bioTheodoros Kalyvas, Information Security Officer, Olympic Shipping Management

Theodoros KalyvasTheodoros Kalyvas, having an experience of 22 years in the IT sector, is the Information Security Officer for the Olympic Shipping and Management S.A (Onassis Group), a management company of 23 crude oil tankers and 10 dry bulk carriers. His primary task is to meet the company’s information security goals, uphold its information security policies, and execute the information security program both ashore and on the fleet’s vessels. Prior to Olympic, Theodoros was a IT Security project manager in the Airlines’ industry, being responsible for technical leadership for design activities relating to security projects, practices, and methodologies. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Piraeus and a MS in Project Management from the City University of Seattle, WA, USA. Theodoros, among other certifications, is a Project Manager Professional (PMP), a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

click for bioDaniel Nima, ICS Cyber Security Manager, Darktrace

David NimaDaniel Nima is an ICS Cyber Security Manager at Darktrace Industrial, a business unit dedicated to cyber security for OT, IT and IoT environments. Daniel advises companies from a variety of industries on the use of artificial intelligence for cyber defense, including manufacturing, energy and maritime. He has a technical background, holding a masters in mechanical engineering.

Deductive Labs13.25 - Lunch
kindly sponsored by Deductive Labs Ltd


Session 4: Maximizing Input from Technology Companies to Improve Security of the Vessel

  • Challenges with technology onboard vs offshore
  • Adjusting to specific work environment onboard
  • Effective strategies on vendor involvement to improve security on the vessel

14.30 Presentation: Cyber Security - Keeping your ship seaworthy
click for bioBill Nikolopoulos, Security Engineer and Team Leader, Checkpoint

Bill NikolopoulosBill Nikolopoulos is a Security Engineer and Team Leader at Check Point Software Technologies for Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the area of information security, has seen tremendous evolution in the threat landscape and in how companies can manage the risks for their business.

Bill has helped large and small organizations, across public and private sector, to understand risk posture and put in place strategies and right architectures.

He is widely acknowledged as an industry thought leader and experienced practitioner, capable of translating technology challenges into actionable business solutions.

He has designed the most secure network architectures in financial, federal & critical infrastructure companies.

14.50 Panel: Maximizing Input from Technology Companies to Improve Security of the Vessel
Moderator:
click for bioDimitris Lyras, Managing Director, Ulysses Systems

Dimitris LyrasDimitris Lyras is a member of a family with more than 150 years of experience in shipping, He is director of Lyras Shipping, and director and founder of Ulysses Systems, a software company specializing in the delivery of actionable information, and Ulysses Learning, a simulation-based e-Learning company.

Panellists include:
click for bioCharalampos Ligoutsikos, Company Security Officer, Prime Marine

Charalampos LigoutsikosCharalampos (Harry) Ligoutsikos currently holds the position of Company Security Officer / Lead Internal Auditor at Prime Tanker/Prime Gas. When he joined the company in 2012 he was responsible for the development / integration of the Company ERP System - ISM & Risk Assessment Modules. In 2017 he was a Project Leader for the Development of the Initial Cyber Security Compliance Framework for Prime in collaboration with DNV-GL. Since 2018 he is responsible for the company's Cyber Compliance.

In 2002-2012 Charalampos worked for Wind Hellas. He was responsible for the Design, Procurement, Implementation and Deployment of a series of Telecommunication & Datacom Solutions including IP Backbone Networks, Telecom & Datacom Monitoring System and in general Data Centre development starting of as an Engineer and ranging up to Technical Project Leader and Team Manager.

Charalampos has a degree in MEng in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, MSc in Biomedical Engineering, and Diploma in Ship Superintendency.

click for bioBill Nikolopoulos, Security Engineer and Team Leader, Checkpoint

Bill NikolopoulosBill Nikolopoulos is a Security Engineer and Team Leader at Check Point Software Technologies for Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the area of information security, has seen tremendous evolution in the threat landscape and in how companies can manage the risks for their business.

Bill has helped large and small organizations, across public and private sector, to understand risk posture and put in place strategies and right architectures.

He is widely acknowledged as an industry thought leader and experienced practitioner, capable of translating technology challenges into actionable business solutions.

He has designed the most secure network architectures in financial, federal & critical infrastructure companies.

click for bioAntonis Proimadis, Senior Security Engineer, Fortinet

Antonis ProimadisAntonis Proimadis is an accomplished IT security expert with more than 20 years of professional experience. Antonis is working for Fortinet as a Senior Security Engineer, and he is responsible for Greece and Cyprus. He has an extensive knowledge of the IT security industry and holds a number of security certifications. Antonis is graduate of the Electronic Engineering department of the Technical Educational Institute of Athens, holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Data Communication Networks from Brunel University London and an MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business.

15.25 Closing Remarks from Digital Ship and Chairman

Fortinet15.30 - Drinks Reception
kindly sponsored by Fortinet


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