Outline Agenda*

*Please note topics/timings may be subject to alteration. Draft only.

0815 - Registration Opens

0900 - Welcome from Conference Chair
click for bioNeville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications

Neville SmithBiography pending.





0910 - Opening Insight: Digital Innovation in Practice

  • Transforming the maritime landscape
  • Creating a call to action
click for bioJon Key, Director of Strategy, Innovation and Transformation, V.Group

Jon KeyBiography pending.





Session 1

The Maritime Satcom Summit
Sessions to include:

  • Standardising, securing and automating your network in the new connected era
  • Next generation satellite communications
  • Communicating change: How will satellite communications power the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • A pipeline for growth: Delivering connectivity in the Big Data era

0940 - Standardising, Securing and Automating your Network in the New Connected Era
click for bioDaven Ong, Key Account Manager, Marlink

Daven OngBiography pending.




1000 - Next Generation Satellite Communications

  • Communicating change: How will satellite communications impact the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • Developing connectivity: Powering research and development for growth
click for bioWouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager, Maritime Line of Business, Iridium

Wouter DeknopperBiography pending.





NSSLGlobal1025 - Tea/Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by NSSLGlobal

1050 - Topic to be announced
click for bioSpeaker to be announced.

Speaker to be announced.Speaker to be announced.





1115 - The Maritime Satcom Summit: Panel Discussion

  • Delivering Connectivity in the Big Data Era – Challenges and Opportunities
Moderated by:
click for bioRob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship

Rob O’DwyerRob O'Dwyer, Editor of Digital Ship, has been a maritime IT journalist since 2005. He has a Master's degree in business and law from University College Dublin and was previously a commercial writing consultant in Seoul, South Korea.

Rob was also previously Editor of Port Finance International.

Panellists include:
click for bioSharon Ong, Sales Director Asia Pacific, Marlink

Sharon OngSharon Ong is Marlink’s Sales Director Asia Pacific. She is responsible for the development of business in the Asia-Pacific region for Marlink, the largest technology-independent satellite communication and digital solutions provider serving the maritime market.

Sharon has a successful academic background including a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology with a double major in Data Communications and Information Systems. Furthermore, she completed a diploma in 2002 in Internet Computing, Data Communications and Networks with a background on Cisco Networks.

Prior to joining Marlink, she started her career as an IT Consultant, where she was responsible for providing consulting services for application solutions and software.

Sharon joined Marlink in 2009. With over 9 years’ experience in the IT sector and with her strong knowledge and experience in IT and data communications, Sharon is able to offer valuable advice and support and as part of the Singapore Sales team, helps to reinforce the leadership position of Marlink in maritime satellite communications.

click for bioNick Dukakis, Head of Business Development, Speedcast

Nick DukakisBiography pending.





click for bioShengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime

Shengwei QianShengwei Qian is Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific of Inmarsat Maritime. Shengwei has over 20 years’ experience in maritime Satellite communication, starting his Satellite communication work in Station 12, KPN Telecom in the Netherlands and mainly focusing on the communication solution for the merchant shipping industry.

He has been working in the same area for the last 20 years, following the company merge and acquisition: Station 12, Xantic, Stratos and now with Inmarsat, and involved in all technology development and solution in the area: from Telex, Fax, Email now to full internet service for both business applications and crew communications on vessels by using Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Shengwei has an MBA degree from Nyenrode University, the Netherlands Business School and Master of Material Science from Chinese Academy of Science.

With further panellists to be announced.

1200 - The Innovation and Ideas Lunch Break
kindly sponsored by

Dualog

Pioneering start-up companies will showcase their initiatives on the exhibition floor during the lunch break. Don't miss it!

Presented by:

Walter Hannemann

Walter Hannemann
Product Manager

During the lunch break, and in the Exhibition Zone, we will showcase innovation in the maritime sector, with a session dedicated to start-up companies. We are looking to provide a platform for shipping companies to learn more about new entrants to the market and understand how new initiatives are changing the maritime landscape.

Demos will be given by up to 4 different companies, including:

click for bioAnjaney Borwankar, Co-Founder and CSO, Navozyme

Anjaney BorwankarBiography pending.





click for bioNidhi Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Portcast

Nidhi GuptaBiography pending.





This will continue in the conference room, with a panel discussion designed to provide start-ups with the opportunity to engage and share their plans with our audience of ship operators.

1330 - Innovation and Ideas Panel Discussion
Moderated by:
click for bioWalter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog

Walter HannemannWith a “can do” attitude, bridging business and IT is my passion. I have a clear focus on solving business problems with use of IT – be that due to innovation, crisis, growth or change - better yet if together. With an unparalleled capacity of zooming-in into critical areas while not losing the overview and the overall goal, I can lead and engage to deliver results. As a person, I am: - Curious. As a kid, I often got in trouble for always taking stuff apart to see how it worked. I've been the one always asking "Why? Why? Why?" Well, I'm still the one always asking "Why? Why? Why?"
- Empathetic. I understand what people need, sometimes even when they themselves don't or can't find the right words.
- Creative. Not "artsy-creative" like with pencils and paint - but "problem-solver creative", able to combine concepts and ideas to create new approaches and solutions.
- I like people. I get along with people but I am also not afraid to challenge (and clever enough to do so without getting into a fist-fight) - and technology on itself is never the ultimate goal.
- A doer. Constantly refining the balance of "perfection is the enemy of done". And good at doing un-fun work to push a project to completion.

Panellists include:
click for bioRonny Waage, Founder & MD, Heron Advisory

Ronny WaageBiography pending.





click for bioJarrod Ho, Business Development, PortXL

Jarrod HoBiography pending.





click for bioAnjaney Borwankar, Co-Founder and CSO, Navozyme

Anjaney BorwankarBiography pending.





click for bioNidhi Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Portcast

Nidhi GuptaBiography pending.





With further panellists to be announced.


Session 2

Cyber Risk & Resilience
Sessions to include:

  • Safeguarding cyber security in an increasingly automated world
  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures
  • Building a consistent cyber security response plan
  • Real world maritime cyber threats and how to avoid them

1345 - Future Proofing against Maritime Cyber Threats

  • Identifying, determining, analysing and protecting
click for bioSteven Sim, Lead - Group IT Security Centre of Expertise, PSA International

Steven SimSteven Sim, a Senior Manager in PSA Singapore’s InfoComm & Technology Division, is the go-to for queries on Cyber Security. As part of his portfolio, he drove information security initiatives, developed security standards, risk managed security threats, performed vulnerability research, promoted security awareness and also led PSA Group's IT Security Centre of Expertise to franchise best practices to other PSA terminals around the globe.

He holds a Masters in Computing and is a certified CCISO, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, CISA and CISSP. He also held SANS GIAC GICSP certification in industrial control security, malware analysis, incident handling, perimeter protection and audit.

During his career, he developed a strategy for inexpensive automated containment of infected/vulnerable systems presented at FIRST conference aiding an NIQC gold win. Steven has also undertaken roles with various security associations including ISACA and SCS. At one point, he directed the setup of the largest honeynet project outside US. He was a finalist for the Leaders category in the Inaugural The Cybersecurity Awards 2018 held in Singapore and a runner up for the 30th run of the Honeynet Alliance Scan of the Month challenge.

1410 - Q&A Session: Safeguarding Cyber and Security in an Increasingly Automated World

  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures
  • Building a consistent cyber security response plan
  • Developing cyber competence and skills
Hosted by:
click for bioTo be confirmed

To be confirmedBiography pending.





Panellists include:
click for bioPeter Schellenberger, Managing Director OSERV Pte Ltd, Supply Chain and Services, OSM Maritime Group

Peter SchellenbergerPeter who hails from Germany has had regional management appointments in Asia for the past 28 years. His foray into shipping started with 8 years in Shipsupply in Singapore, after which he was called to look after Supply Chain, Marcas Procurement Pool and Global Agency Business for the V.Group out of Singapore. New appointment is to be MD of OSERV which provides Supply Chain and Maritime Services to OSM Group vessels and third parties out of Singapore.

click for bioSam Goh, Senior Lead Technologist, Lead Associate, Cyber, Booz Allen Hamilton

Sam GohSam Goh has 18 years of experience in IT & Information Security industry, of which he spent 12 years working in Australia, UK and Asia Pacific. He has worked primarily in Telecommunications, Banking, and last 6 years in Professional Services.

He has held several Information Security roles in the headquarters of various Fortune 500 Financial Services organization in Australia and United Kingdom, before starting his consultancy career as Principal Consultant for BT Security AMEA, Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Security Services APAC, before joining Booze Allen Hamilton as their Senior Lead Technologist in 2018.

Sam earned his Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) from The University of Melbourne, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Electronic-Crime Investigation from a Public-Private Partnership course from The University of Melbourne and Victoria Police’s Computer Crime Squad with straight distinctions. He also carries the following professional industry certification:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer (CPISI)
  • ISO27001 Information Security Management System Lead Auditor (ISMS LA)

For past 5 years, Sam also dedicated his free time to the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, he and a group of dedicated professionals setup and run a local non-profit Chapter under the globally recognized (ISC)2 since 2012. He is currently serving as the Advisor and Immediate Past President of the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter.

Session 3

The iShipping Revolution
Sessions to include:

  • Autonomous shipping and the digital twin: Evolution or revolution?
  • Collaboration in the Big Data Era
  • Harmonising digitalisation after e-Navigation
  • Putting digitalisation on the business agenda: Capitalising on digital innovation and leadership
  • Trends and outlook: Transitioning to a digital future

1440 - Putting Digitalisation on the Business Agenda

  • Capitalising on digital innovation and leadership
click for bioOyvind Stordal, Head of Digital, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Oyvind StordalHead of Digital in Wilhelmsen Ship Management. Oyvind Stordal is responsible for delivering effective digital proposition and strategies to support WSM’s goal to bring ship management into digital evolution.


1505 - IoT in Shipping

  • Inmarsat 2018 research results
click for bioShengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime

Shengwei QianShengwei Qian is Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific of Inmarsat Maritime. Shengwei has over 20 years’ experience in maritime Satellite communication, starting his Satellite communication work in Station 12, KPN Telecom in the Netherlands and mainly focusing on the communication solution for the merchant shipping industry.

He has been working in the same area for the last 20 years, following the company merge and acquisition: Station 12, Xantic, Stratos and now with Inmarsat, and involved in all technology development and solution in the area: from Telex, Fax, Email now to full internet service for both business applications and crew communications on vessels by using Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Shengwei has an MBA degree from Nyenrode University, the Netherlands Business School and Master of Material Science from Chinese Academy of Science.

1530 - Tea/Coffee Break

1550 - Intuit Technology – The Way Forward

  • Defining the impact technology is having in improving the ship management processes and advantages towards safer and more efficient operations
click for bioVinay Gupta, Managing Director, UMMS Singapore

Vinay GuptaBiography pending.





1615 - Blockchain in Commodity Trading and Transportation

  • Blockchain will transform and fundamentally change the whole transport industry, by making it transparent, decentralised and more efficient. It offers the ability to solve multiple tasks simultaneously and handle multiple industry challenges, such as corruption, lack of transparency, human errors, complex calculations and high operating costs
click for bioAlexander Varvarenko, Managing Director, Varamar Group and founder, Shipnext

Speaker to be announced.Born in Ventspils (Latvia) in 1980, Alexander Varvarenko spent most of his life living between Belgium and Ukraine, where he both studied and worked. He attended Odessa National Maritime University from 1998 to 2003 and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) from 2002 to 2005. His working career began in 2001, when he joined Belgo-Ruys, and later Belgo-Iberian, working as a Shipping line representative for ESCO, Estonian Shipping Company, SAMSKIP and VOCs (Van-Omeren Clipper Steel Line).

Alexander Varvarenko undertook the task of executing a plan of automating and digitalising the Shipping and Transport industry in 2015 which resulted in a new product being built with the help of Mathematicians and Analytics, Software developers and Shipping Professionals called SHIPNEXT. SHIPNEXT became the first digital shipping Marketplace which includes artificial intelligence, big-data analysis, SaaS and other technological elements.

1640 - The Future of Maritime Operations; Big Data Management, Digital Supply Networks and Blockchain
Presented and Moderated by:
click for bioSteve Dyson, Partner, Deloitte Consulting

Steve DysonBiography pending.





1705 - Closing Session and Panel Discussion: Transitioning to a Digital Future
Moderated by:
click for bioYariv Zghoul, Founder, JiBe

Yariv ZghoulMr. Zghoul has founded JiBe after identifying a deep gap in the approach shipping companies experience in IT compared to equal size enterprises in the corporate world. The rapid success of JiBe confirmed the expansion of the trend into web-based fully integrated ERP systems, machine learning and later into crypto payments and information sharing. Prior to founding JiBe in 2013, Mr. Zghoul was the Co-Founder and President of SeaChange Maritime. SeaChange has developed a fleet of over 20 vessels and has built an end to end ship management company in Singapore. Prior to founding SeaChange, Mr. Zghoul worked for Ofer family in both Singapore and later in the US as part of an acquisition team in the offshore terminal segment. Prior to that, in 1999 Mr. Zghoul founded and headed Synergy Ventures, a New York based Venture Capital fund, focused on business to business web applications and Enterprise Software.

Mr. Zghoul has an L.L.B. Degree in Law, graduated 1998, as well as an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University graduated 2002.

Panellists include:
click for bioShen Lee Loh, Regional Manager, Vendor Management, Stolt Nielsen

Shen Lee LohMr Loh Shen Lee has significant years of experience, knowledge and skills in global operations, supply chain, logistics, strategic sourcing, procurement gained through operational, management, consulting and leadership roles in companies like ExxonMobil, SABIC, Saudi Aramco, Shell-Sumitomo JV, Neptune Orient Lines, Stolt, Noble.

He is an APICS Certified Trainer & Lecturer, SIM Global Education/Singapore Logistics Association/Singapore Manufacturing Federation and has an MBA in International Business with Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Train the Trainer, Learning Dynamics for Instructors from APICS, The Association for Operations Management, USA. He is well versed with Asia Pacific, Middle East/Africa, Europe, Americas.

click for bioNinad Mhatre, Deputy Managing Director, Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Ninad MhatreCapt. Ninad Sharad Mhatre is a Master Mariner by profession, having started his maritime career in 1979 and then served in ascending ranks on merchant vessels until receiving comm and as Master on board. He has worked on a wide variety of vessels, including bulk carriers, tankers, container vessels, dry reefer vessels, and specialized trade vessels. He served at sea for 20 years, before taking on shore responsibilities in Singapore based ship-owning companies, in 2000. During his shore tenure, he has worked in various roles including shipboard safety auditing, supervision and take-over of new-buildings (in Japan), and working in Marine Safety & Quality, Chartering & Operations departments.

Capt. Mhatre is currently Senior Vice President (Commercial & Operations) with Rickmers Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, which is part of the Rickmers Group based in Hamburg. His main responsibilities include shipboard operations, customer management (Charterers and Owners), commercial contracts management and marine insurance management. Capt. Mhatre has been actively involved in the project to equip Rickmers fleet vessel with satellite communicatians facilities to improve operational efficiency as well as provide crew with internet access on board. He has also been actively involved with Rickmers projects involving adoption of digitalization in shipboard documentation and processes, through active collaboration with industry partners.

click for bioSteve Dyson, Partner, Deloitte Consulting

Steve DysonBiography pending.





With further panellists to be announced.

Marlink1750 - Conclusions, Followed by Networking Drinks Reception until 1900 Kindly Sponsored by Marlink

*Please note topics and titles may be subject to amend. The organiser reserves the right to make changes to this agenda without notice or penalty.

For more information on speakers and agenda please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com