Marseille, 4th April, 2017
- Harnessing Digitalisation in Shipping

Identifying opportunities for growth is critical to all businesses, and especially so in such an integral industry as shipping. Staying ahead of the innovation curve is key to this development, with the digitalisation of the maritime sector at the core of this changing landscape.

With this in mind, Digital Ship is pleased to be heading to the shores of the Mediterranean, to the famous maritime city of Marseille, for our first Maritime CIO Forum Med, where the focus is on how to harness these opportunities, and how to address the challenges and questions all these advances in technology are posing to our industry.

Through the four key sessions, we will ask how the industry is responding to change and investigate what technology and digital transformation can do for us.

Sessions to be covered:

Session One

Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit
Investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity

Session Two

Session 2: Managing Maritime Cyber Resilience
A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk

Session Three

Session 3: Special Focus Session - Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry
Beyond the hype – the long-term advantages and opportunities

Session  Four

Session 4: The iShipping Revolution
How big data, IoT and analytics are bringing about a shift in smart operations – and how can we harness the digitalisation of shipping to deliver innovation and opportunity.

Confirmed Speakers include:
Jaap van den Hoogen, Board Member, UMF (Union Maritime et Fluviale de
and CEO, MGI (Marseille Gyptis International)
William Biegun, Head of Vessel Systems – CMA Ships Solutions, CMA Ships - CMA CGM

Jean-Louis Cambert, CIO, Ponant
- Dimitris A. Makris, IT Manager, Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd
Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales ESMEA, Marlink
Eric Hoogenbosch, Director of Retail, Inmarsat Maritime
Geoffroy Stern, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer - STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime

Ole-Kristian Sivertsen, VP Of Cruise Business, Global Eagle Entertainment
Mary Etienne, Business Development Director, OEM and IOT Solutions, Dell EMC
Julian Crudge, Manager Director Telenor (UK), Telenor Satellite
Antoine Lisse, Europe West Regional Sales Manager, Marlink
- Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT Specialty
Julián Seseña Navarro, President, Holistic Innovation Institute & Spanish Representative,
  Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
Thanos Pappas, Researcher - IT Specialist, Laboratory for Maritime Transport, National
  Technical University of Athens

Dallas Kasaboski, Analyst, Market Research, and Consulting, Northern Sky Research, NSR
Maurice Meehan, Transport and Logistics Lead, BSR
Deanna MacDonald, Co-Founder and CEO, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration
Dominique Lebreton, Director for Audits, Projects and Business Development,
  MGI (Marseille Gyptis International)
- Ingolf Sætrevik, Director Global Sales and Marketing, Palantir AS

Plus: Networking opportunities including a Post-Conference Reception on 4 April for all participants.

Please note some speakers and topics may be subject to confirmation and/or change.

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