The Maritime CIO Forum

Digital Ship’s Annual Maritime CIO Forum, taking place in Rotterdam next week, will investigate how we can harness the opportunities that digital reinvention and transformation is bringing. Through 3 clearly defined plenary sessions, an “Innovations & Ideas” accelerator Lunch, and informative question and answer panel sessions, we will focus on practical methods and will bring together representatives to discuss the future of digitisation in the industry.


Session 1: Cyber Security in an Unsecure Age

A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk

This expert lead 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, number of devices used and larger ships but fewer crew. We will discuss cyber hack prevention, penetration and detection systems, mobilising internal commitment and collaboration in the industry.

Session 2: The Connectivity Evolution

Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime

Cloud, IoT, big data, remote monitoring…. Digitalisation is moving at a fast pace. Autonomous shipping is not far away. How can we harness all digital developments to make our own businesses smarter, safer and more sustainable? In this session we will investigate key drivers for a successful implementation. What are the most recent developments, how should we use them and what are the benefits and pitfalls? We will look at the best practices and learn from the best.

Session 3: The iShipping Revolution

Streamlining the supply chain

The rise of digitalisation and advanced technologies such as IoT, blockchain, autonomous shipping, and AI, promise a faster, safer and more scalable supply chain for all parties and better business outcomes and increased supply chain transparency? But these massive opportunities mean massive complexities too, so which are the right tools to use in this industrial revolution? This session will break down some of these enabling technologies and discuss how they can be used – and what are the benefits and pitfalls to watch out for.

Panel sessions generating much interest at the Forum include:

The CIO Panel – Transitioning to a Digital Future

  • Disruptive collaboration? Transforming culture, disrupting business and embracing innovation
  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future

Moderated by:

Cathy Hodge, Director, Digital Ship

Panellists include:

  • Arjan Kampman, CIO, Port of Amsterdam
  • Bujar Nushi, Global IT on Vessels Manager, Fugro
  • Benne Engelen, CIO, Anthony Veder

Cyber Security Panel: Collaboration in the Industry to Establish Safe On-Board Pathways

Moderated by:

Ron Vollenga, Domain Expert Maritime IT and Satellite Communications, Secretary, Platform Broadband@Sea

Panellists include:

  • Jose Milhazes, Global Manager, Stolt-Nielsen
  • Gerard Nieland, Corporate ICT Manager, Seatrade
  • Ingolf Saetrevik, Manager Global Sales and Marketing, Palantir AS
  • Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Fortinet

The Maritime Satcom Summit – Panel Discussion

The panel will discuss the opportunities and boundaries of maritime connectivity including the most recent developments, case studies in other domains and challenges in connectivity for unmanned vessels. How can they support shipowners and managers to enhance operational agility and effectively manage costs?

Moderated by:

Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, the Digital Ship

Panellists include:

  • Edwin Haak, Regional Sales manager, Speedcast
  • Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink
  • Martin Buhl, VP, Maritime Sales, KNL


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