Singapore - 10 October 2019

Singapore has some of the world's most connected, mobile and social digital users - it has one of the most digital governments - it has perhaps the most structured approach to education - and of course a large maritime industry. All of these factors come together in the 2019 CIO Singapore forum on October 10.

The maritime sector is going through big digital change but finding the right pathway through it is far from easy. Will satellite communications become a low cost commodity, or will the maritime satcom companies succeed in their effort to offer a more value added service with deeper relationships with their customers? How do we find the right line between using technologies to support or intrusively monitor crew? Is vessel performance optimisation a technology heavy subject or one about human expertise? How does the industry respond to increased demands from crew, investors and other stake holders for better digital communication?

And what shape will "autonomy" take in the maritime industry - will there be much better advice from software and other tools about which maintenance tasks to perform when - or will there be much more active guidance on navigation - possibly leading to actual autonomous vessels? 

The answers to these questions is far from clear, but we'll be looking at them at our Singapore forum this October.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Ananthashankar Guruswamy, IT Manager, Lilly Shipping

  • Krishan Sharma, Managing Director, Comaea Consulting 

  • Abishek Yadav, Operations Manager, Iino Kaiun Kaisha Ltd

  • Capt Jitesh Jaipuriyar, CEO, Bostomar Shipping, and Founder, Navozyme

We are proud to be working with experienced professionals who volunteered to advise us on relevant subjects for CIO Forum this year from early stages of event planning. Our sincere thank you goes to:

Advisory Board:

  • Kee Yong Tiong, Group CIO, BW Maritime

  • Ninad Mhatre, Deputy Managing Director, Zeaborn Shipmanagement

  • Capt Jitesh Jaipuriyar, CEO, Bostomar Shipping, and Founder, Navozyme

For more information on speakers and agenda please contact

Click here to view the 2018 Agenda