- 4 October 2017

Investigating Maritime’s Digital Future  

This is Digital Ship’s 11th year hosting leadership events in Singapore, and this year we will use our Maritime CIO Forum to address the issues and trends that technology leaders are facing in this increasingly changing and continuously developing business environment.

Shipping is waking up to a new age where digitalisation is re-shaping the maritime world and creating even more opportunity for development and innovation. Revolutionary concepts, plus the evolution and advancement of existing platforms, are providing unparalleled growth opportunities for shipping and related transport and supply chain infrastructure. But achieving digital success requires knowledge and understanding, and an ability to drive your company's digital thinking and transformation rather than be driven by it.

Through 4 key sessions, Digital Ship's 11th event in Singapore will investigate how we can harness all these opportunities and will investigate maritime’s digital future. We will ask what concepts and strategies will really re-define digitalisation in maritime and transport.

Confirmed speakers and panellists include:

  • Anwar Siddiqui, Advisor to the CEO, The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri)
  • Bob Maxwell, MD, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Eric Jan Bakker, VP Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink
  • Eugene Teo, Director of Security, Symantec
  • Johnson Leung, Co-Founder, 300cubits
  • Julian Ng, Wan Hai Lines
  • Kumud R Jha, Senior Manager, Accenture Strategy
  • Lin Jiang, Operations Manager - Asia, Seatec Communications/V Ships
  • Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
  • Patric Desanti, Global Head of Maintenance Management Systems, BW Fleet Management
  • Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
  • Robert Squire, Director Marketing & Maritime Iridium Certus, Thales USA Inc.
  • Saurish Nandi, Founder & CEO, Proternio Consulting
  • Sharon Ong, Sales Director Asia Pacific, Marlink
  • Shen Lee Loh, Regional Manager, Vendor Management, Stolt-Nielsen Limited
  • Will Kraus, Director, Maritime Line of Business & Product Management, Iridium
    With many more to be announced - please contact for more information on programme and speakers.
session one
session two

The Maritime Satcom Summit
Investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity

The growing use of onboard applications and increased data flows - such as for maritime safety and protection, vessel tracking and performance analysis - means 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.

Special Focus Session – Blockchain and its impact on the Maritime Industry
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 ditilization and the use of Blockchain can ensure faster, safer and more scalable processes for all involved. Resulting in w can better business results for all. But how will Blockchain technologies become a standard platform and be made scalable and accessible to all?

session three
session four

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.

Roundtable Discussion Groups
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 (4 October) 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.

Sessions to be covered in these interactive discussion groups include:

  • Cyber Resilience and Protection – hosted by Marlink
  • Big Data Platforms and Collaborations
  • Remote Monitoring: Hype or Future – hosted by Radio Holland
  • Legal Implications of Big Data Ecosystems
  • Advances in Remote and Autonomous Ship Technology
  • Vessel Efficiency and Performance Management
  • Blockchain and Maritime Trade
  • Autonomous Shipping – Assessing the Future Legacy

**Bonus session – a special interactive panel session looking at
“Digital Start-Ups: A Catalyst for Growth?”**

Plus: An exclusive lunchtime workshop, lots of business and networking opportunities, and a post-conference networking reception.