Outline Agenda – correct as at 2 October 2017
0830 – Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee
kindly sponsored by World-Link Communications
The Maritime Satcom Summit
Investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity
The ever-growing use of onboard applications and increased data flows – such as those used for maritime safety and protection, vessel tracking and performance analysis – means that the shipping sector requires ever more reliable data communications, even in remote locations.
This opening session of the day will look at how innovation and evolution in maritime connectivity is changing the maritime landscape by improving operational agility, enhancing efficiency, creating a safer, more secure environment for passengers and crew alike, and above all reducing costs for the ship owner and manager.
1100 – Tea/Coffee Break
1200 – Using Blockchain to Streamline Trade and Transport
Addressing the long-term advantages and opportunities, and how Blockchain will streamline trade and transport.
Every shipment must pass a barrage of scrutiny and tests before reaching its final destination. And any delays can result in reduced profits.
The rise of digitisation and the use of Blockchain can ensure faster, safer and more scalable processes for all involved, resulting in better business outcomes overall. But how will Blockchain technologies become a standard platform and be made scalable and accessible to all?
1250 – Lunch
Focus Session: Building Maritime Cyber Resilience
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. We will also ask if there is a gulf between perception and reality, and what are the real business risks?
Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime
How big data usage and management is expanding the boundaries of smart shipping - and how can we harness this disruptive influence to build the real business
Transformation, digitalisation, disruptive influence, innovation. These are all terms being used increasingly often - not just in our sector but across industry. But what do they 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 information to make shipping smarter, safer, and more sustainable? What value can shipping companies take from the launch of collaborative platforms and ecosystems, and how is digital disruption changing the face of trade and transport.
1545 – Tea/Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by Kinnetik Solutions
1615 - Roundtable Sessions
These roundtables are open to all participants (end users, suppliers, sponsors etc) and will take place simultaneously – all hosted by key partners and sponsors. Each table can host up to 10 participants, and delegates will be invited to sign up on the morning of the conference (26 September) to the roundtable they wish to attend, via our interactive WebApp. The content in these interactive Round Table sessions will be focused on solutions and business strategy and they will last for 1 hour in total, with the discussion itself lasting 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes for a short summary from each table to the whole room.
· Blockchain and Maritime Trade
· Legal Implications of Big Data Ecosystems
1715 – Conference Close, followed by Networking Drinks Reception kindly sponsored by Marlink