Bergen - 23 November


The maritime industry is on the cusp of radical and far-reaching advances in technology, and there are ever increasing factors for shipping companies to consider. With this in mind, Digital Ship is pleased to announce a new format for our annual Digital Ship event in Bergen: The Maritime CIO Forum. And this year the focus is on The Future of iShipping and how to address and harness the opportunities, challenges and questions advances in technology are posing to our industry.

How are advances and new channels in satellite operations changing the face of communications, data usage and sharing? With increased data usage comes increased risk – so what are the right strategies for managing safety and security? And what is the impact of all of this on the people that really matter – our crew? Then bringing it all together – how are all of these innovations in the maritime cloud and the Internet of Things influencing The Future of iShipping?

Confirmed speakers include
Tor Skeie, CEO, Marin IT AS/DOF
Captain Jon Leon Ervik, Head of Department for Pilotage and VTS, Norwegian Coastal Administration
Birgit M. Liodden, Director, Nor-Shipping - Board Member, Norwegian Sea Rescue Academy, Ocean Industry Forum Oslo region & WISTA Norway
Raimo Warkki, IT Demand Manager SMM, Stena Line
Trond Andersen, Manager Maritime Department, Port of Stavanger
Knut Natvig, PR Director, Marlink
Hildegunn Nilssen, Head of Communication and Marketing, Norwegian Hull Club
Stein A. Orø, VP Sales, Inmarsat Maritime
Tom Erling Hansen, Head of Sales North Europe, Marlink
Michael Carter, Sales Director EMEA - Network and Data Services, Telenor Satellite
Bengt Sørensen, Business Development Manager, ABB Marine and Ports
Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Business, Iridium
Martin Reason, European Sales Director, SpeedCast
Stéphane Chenard, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
Lars Martinussen, Sales Manager Europe, Dualog
Petter Brandt, Consultant, Metapharos AB
Joseph Carson, Cyber Security Specialist, Thycotic
Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
Marco Vatteroni, Shipdex Consulting
Rajan Vasudevan, CEO, OceanManager
Christoffer Husell, Co-Founder, Shift Actions
Thomas Porathe, Professor, Interaction Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)‬
Markus Sandelin, CEO and Founder, Pentonet
Kenneth H. Nakken, Business Development Manager, ABB Marine and Ports
with further speakers to be announced

Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit - Panel
Investigating the evolution of maritime connectivity
This opening session of the day will look at how Innovation & Evolution in Maritime Connectivity is changing the landscape by improving operational agility, creating enhanced efficiency and above all reducing costs for the ship owner and manager.

Session 2: The Cyber Challenge
A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk
This expert led session will look at how the industry is reacting to the advent of increased cyber threats borne out of the growing use of cloud and IoT applications, the number of devices used, and larger ships but fewer crew - meaning even more reliance on automation and remote monitoring. The Forum will discuss what policies, guidelines and best practices are already in place, and how the industry can identify, quantify and mitigate cyber risk. The Forum will also ask if there is a gulf between perception and reality, and what are the real business risks?  

Session 3: 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.
Transformation, digitalization, 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 to build our own businesses and make them smarter, safer, and more sustainable? 

Who should attend:

  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Chief Operating Officers (COOs)
  • Other senior business and technical executives in technology, communications, information management, operations, and finance functions
  •  Suppliers providing:
    • Ship Shore Communications
    • Software / Data Services
    • Shipboard Electronics / Safety / Navigation Systems
    • Control Systems / Power
    • Security Technology