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Digital Ship is excited to return to Hamburg for the 10th Annual Maritime CIO Forum

Tuesday, 12th February 2019

Digitalisation has reshaped the business world and is increasingly important for gaining competitive
edge. Companies who ignore the latest innovations and advances risk being left behind. Emerging 
technologies, together with the evolution and development of new and interconnected platforms now
offer unparalleled opportunities for growth and collaboration within shipping and related
transport and supply chain infrastructures. 

If this new industry era is to be truly realised, then shipping must embrace a new approach to the
traditional supply chain. The delivery of goods has never been more transparent, nor more complex.
So, what can digitalisation do to streamline and integrate shipping with the connected supply chain

Speakers and Panellists Include:
  • Nils Aden, Managing Director, V.Ships Germany
  • Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Officer, SAP Ariba
  • Gerald Hirt, Managing Director, HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center GmbH
  • Gautam Puri, Senior Marine Innovation Lead, Maersk Supply Service 
  • Steve Noel, Engineering Project Manager, Thales Defense and Security, Inc
  • Mike Powell, Founder, Cardinal Point Maritime
  • Joe Apa, VP Maritime, Speedcast
  • Steffen Knodt, Director Digital Ventures, Wartsila
  • Dan Rooney, Maritime Business Development Director, Iridium
  • Dana Jongens, Manager Safety Services, Inmarsat Maritime
  • Martin Buhl, VP, Maritime Sales, KNL Networks
  • Anders Flensborg, Managing Director, Flensborg and Associates & Partner, PortXL
  • Frank Hennig, Scientific/Technical Officer, Project Management Jülich - Division Marine Research, Geosciences, Ship and Marine Technology Maritime Technologies  
  • Svein Ringbakken CEO, Den Norske Krigsforsikring for Skib (DNK)  
  • Alexander Duisberg, Partner, Bird & Bird 
  • Stephan Piworus, Senior Vice President / Global Sales Marine & Ports, Identec Solutions
  • Monique Giese, Partner, Tax, Global Lead Shipping, KPMG
  • Felix Erdmann, Founder, Sea’d - The German Maritime Accelerator
  • Christian Roeloffs, Founder & MD, xChange
  • Adrian Challinor, Director, Osiris Consultants Ltd
  • Hjalmar van der Schaaf, CEO, CargoLedger
  • Stephan Wrage, CEO, SkySails Marine Performance GmbH
  • Bartosz Kowalinski, Manager Marine Automation, MTU
  • Leopold Graf zu Dohna, Investment Manager, Marvest 
  • Karl Jeffery, Founding Editor, Digital Ship                                       

Across three key sessions we will discuss how we can identify the real opportunities and
related challenges in front of us and seek to re-define digitalisation in maritime and transport. How can we better understand the improvements these innovations represent and build a solid business case for investing in this digital era.  
Session 1: The Connectivity Evolution
Cloud, IoT, big data, remote monitoring…. Digitalisation is moving at a fast pace. The ever-growing use of on-board applications and increased data flows in shipping means that reliable data communications and platforms are even more critical.

This opening session of the day will look at how evolution in connectivity is changing the maritime and transport landscape by improving operational agility, enhancing efficiency, creating a safer, more secure environment and enabling greater efficiency. We will investigate innovations, define opportunities, evaluate best practices and learn from the best. 
Session 2: Accelerating Change through Start & Scale-Ups
Shipping is still one of the most traditional industries, but the speed of change in the maritime sector is providing a real opportunity for new entrants to the market.  We need fresh influence to accelerate much needed maritime transformation. We will investigate how we can benefit from start-ups, how we develop an innovative internal company culture, how we learn from other sectors and how we set-up and drive an innovation roadmap.
Session 3: iShipping
A Focus on Trends, Talent & Technology
The rise of digitalisation and advanced technologies such as IoT, blockchain autonomy, AI and VR, promise a faster, safer and more scalable supply chain for all parties and better business outcomes and increased supply chain transparency. What are the trends and benefits? How do we define digital competence and harness talents? 

These massive opportunities mean massive complexities and security challenges too, so which are the right tools to use in this industrial revolution – and how can we keep our people and ships safe. 

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. 

Event information and to register:
Attendance is Free of charge for Ship Owners, Operators, Managers and builders.

Join industry representatives that have already registered:   

USC Barnkrug , CEO; Reederei Eckhoff , Managing Director; Ahrenkiel Vogemann Bulk , DPA, Manager Marine Safety & Quality; Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, IT Manager, Head of Business Development & Communication, IT System Administrator, Corporate Strategy Manager;  Bremer Schiffsmeldedienst, President; Columbia Shipmanagement , Sr Enterprise Architect; Liberty-Blue Shipmanagement, System Administrator IT Support; DS Tankers, GM/Fleet Director DS Tankers & DS Schiffahrt, Managing Director; DS Schiffahrt ,Corporate Development Advisor (Digitalisation); Oskar Wehr, Head of IT Dept; Peter Döhle Schiffahrts, Head of Fleet IT, IT & Communication Coordinator Fleet; Maersk Supply , Sr Marine Innovation Lead; Reederei Nord, Advisor Innovation; WOQOD Marine Services , Marine Superintendent; Hamburger Hafen und Logistik , Head of Corporate Development & Digital; Hapag-Lloyd , Director Operations Analytics Hapag-Lloyd Cruises , Director IT; CMA CGM, COO; Sunship Schiffahrtskontor, Fleet Manager, DPA/CSO; Cargill, Digital Transformation & Strategy Execution Lead; V.Ships Germany , Operational Excellence Dept; TUI Cruises , Project Manager Newbuild / Energy Efficiency Manager; Briese Schiffahrts , IT Manager;  Shipping Factory , Owner / Shipping Technology Founder; Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt , IT System Administrator; Anthony Veder , Digital Development Manager, CIO,  Digital Development Manager;Nimmrich & Prahm Bereederung , Manager; V.Ships, Communications Manager

For 18 years, Digital Ship magazine has provided the digital community of the world's maritime industry with the latest news and developments, including satellite communications, software, navigation, vessel efficiency, cyber security, big data and analytics, to help keep shipping operating with maximum safety, efficiency and crew comfort. 

Lyndell Cooks, Marketing Manager Digital Ship
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