The maritime industry is on the cusp of radical and far-reaching advances in technology, and there are ever increasing factors for shipping companies to consider. With this in mind, Digital Ship is pleased to announce a new format for our 10th annual Digital Ship event in Singapore: The Maritime CIO Forum Singapore. And this year the focus is on The Future of iShipping and how to address and harness the opportunities, challenges and questions advances in technology are posing to our industry.

How are advances and new channels in satellite operations changing the face of communications, data usage and sharing? With increased data usage comes increased risk – so what are the right strategies for managing safety and security? And what is the impact of all of this on the people that really matter – our crew? Then bringing it all together – how are all of these innovations in the maritime cloud and the Internet of Things influencing The Future of iShipping?

Confirmed speakers include:
Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink
Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Chief Sales Officer, Inmarsat Maritime
Anwar Siddiqui, Advisor to the CEO, Bahri - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, MTI Monohakobi Technology Institute
Capt. Ninad Mhatre, Senior Vice President, Commercial & Operations, Rickmers Shipmanagement, (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Rohit Talwar, Group Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality Assurance Manager, Thome Ship Management PTE. LTD.
Saurish Nandi, Vice President Procurement, Rickmers Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Tomy Kuang, Head of Information Technology, PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk
Peter Schellenberger, Regional Director Ship Supply Chain, V.Ships Agency Group
Morten Lind-Olsen, CEO, Dualog
Adonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Shipmanagement
Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
Eric Jan Bakker
, Head of Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink
Jori Poikola, Sales Manager, Vessel Information and Control, ABB Marine and Ports
Joey Long, Market Development Manager, Maritime, Asia, Thuraya
Nick Dukakis, Business Development, SpeedCast
Rob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
Lim Kian Soon, Head of Singtel Satellite, Singtel
Kumud Ranjan Jha, Principal (Strategy & Transformation), Accenture
Leticia Diaz del Rio, Manager, Global Market Development – Maritime, Thuraya
Rajan Vasudevan, CEO, OceanManager
James Collett
, Commercial Director, Sperry Marine
Dominic Ng, Head of Fleet Performance Management, DNV GL
John Hahn, Co-founder and CEO, Ocean Freight Exchange

The Future of iShipping – Outline Agenda
As at 10 October 2016

Each session will comprise of headline presentation/s followed by an interactive panel and debate

0800 – Registration and Welcome Coffee/Tea kindly Sponsored by SIngtel

0815 - 0915 - Marlink private workshop session, exclusively for shipping companies. The private workshop session will provide participants with an interactive, hands-on overview and demonstration of XChange-based crew solutions and the new Marlink XChange Telemed service. Participants will have the opportunity to experience an interactive demo session, hosted from different demo stations. Each station will be managed by a friendly member of our team who will explain and demonstrate their topic. Please note: this session is by invitation only and is aimed at end users. Please contact for your invite and to RSVP.

0930 - Opening Notes and Introduction by Conference Chair

0940 - Keynote Address 1: Big Data and Advanced Analytics to improve Shipping Performance

1005 - Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit - Panel
Investigating the evolution of maritime connectivity
This opening session of the day will look at how Innovation & Evolution in Maritime Connectivity is changing the landscape by improving operational agility, creating enhanced efficiency and above all reducing costs for the ship owner and manager.

1050 - Morning Break, kindly sponsored by Thuraya

1120 - Connectivity at Sea, the Opportunities and Challenges

Session 2: The Cyber Challenge

1145 - The Reality of Shipping's Cyber Challenge:
- Why are acts of cyber-crime committed, and by whom?
           - Are you adequately protected?
Technologies, training and tools to prevent cyber attacks
ROI for cyber security

1210 - Guidelines and Best Practices on Maritime Cyber Security

1235 - Session 2: The Cyber Challenge - Panel
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. The Forum will also ask if there is a gulf between perception and reality, and what are the real business risks?

1315 - Lunch, kindly sponsored by Dualog
1410 - Dualog Prize Draw - Win Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

1415 - Session 3: Connect@Sea
Reviewing crew communications, training and welfare
Shipowners are well aware of the benefits of offering crew connectivity – with a recent study suggesting that 73% of those surveyed cite connectivity as a key influencer when choosing their employer. So how are users and providers alike reacting to this, and ensuring that their services and offerings meet the demands of these vital people?And what else should we as an industry be considering? How can training influence both the seafarers’ competence and thus the shipping companies bottom line? And how do increased data collection requirements impact their role and training requirements.

1445 - A Truly Unlimited Crew Welfare Solution
- Addressing today’s challenging needs

Session 4: The iShipping Revolution

15105 - Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP)
           - Practical examples of utilizing that concept

1535 - Afternoon Break, kindly sponsored by SpeedCast

1605 - Session 4: The iShipping Revolution - Panel
How big data, IoT and analytics are bringing about a shift in smart shipping – and how can we harness disruptive influence to deliver innovation and opportunity.
Transformation, digitalization, disruptive influence, innovation. All of these words and phrases are being used more and more and being held up as the drivers of all change and development – not just in our sector but throughout industry. But what do they really 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 date and all information to build our own businesses and make them smarter, safer, and more sustainable? 

1645 - The iShipping Revolution

1710 - From High Seas to Launch Pad: Smarter Insights for New Growth

1735 - Smart Ship Applications

1800 - Forum Conclusions by Conference Chair followed by Networking Drinks, kindly sponsored by ABB

1930 - Networking Dinner at 1-altitude, kindly sponsored by Marlink

With an expected audience of up to 150 of the most senior maritime executives expected to attend, this event was developed to address issues and trends that leaders in the shipping community face in an increasingly demanding environment; expected to deliver strategies capable of both driving revenue and reducing costs - all while making smart decisions about technology selection, investment and implementation. Throughout this one-day high-level forum industry leaders will share their strategies to address the challenges presented by the new maritime landscape, and the key roles played by innovation and the drive for sustainability.

For more information on how you could participate in this event please contact

Who should attend:

      • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
      • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
      • Chief Operating Officers (COOs)
      • Other senior business and technical executives in technology, communications, information management, operations, and finance functions
      •  Suppliers providing:
        • Ship Shore Communications
        • Software / Data Services
        • Shipboard Electronics / Safety / Navigation Systems
        • Control Systems / Power
        • Security Technology

      *Please note this agenda, topics and speakers may be subject to amendment/confirmation. Please contact the organiser for more details.