Smart Maritime Network Athens Conference

May 9, 2019

Our Vision

The first Smart Maritime Network (SMN) Conference will provide a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors; informing and educating on technological developments and innovations, while providing wider opportunities for relationship building, business development and knowledge sharing.

The core aim of the conference is to raise issues relating to interoperability, standardisation and harmonisation in the maritime and the wider transport infrastructure. Topics to be covered within the various sessions of day include:

• Addressing the current state of digitalisation in maritime

• Harmonisation and standardisation

• Harnessing Industry 4.0

• Regulatory discussion – how is the maritime regulatory environment impacting the process of innovation and technology adoption?

• Beyond maritime – how to promote better integration between maritime, the logistics chain and other stakeholders in cargo transportation?
Conference Sponsors
Supporting collaboration in the maritme technology sector
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Learning

Learn from our expert speakers and get up to date on the latest technology developments.

Sharing

Share ideas on how to transform the shipping business using digital technologies.

Networking

Reconnect with your peers in the maritime IT sector and make new contacts to benefit your business.

Conference Agenda // May 9, 2019

  • SESSION 2: Platforms for Growth and Efficiency

    Across the maritime and transport sectors we have seen a number of collaborative initiatives, or ecosystems, emerging recently – all designed to provide better ways to approach complex challenges and create a more streamlined and efficient industry.

    This session will review some of the more prominent platforms and provide the audience with an opportunity to learn how they might benefit from innovation in this space.

  • Panel Discussion: What does Digitalisation mean as an Operator?
    Panel Discussion: What does Digitalisation mean as an Operator? 11.15 AM

    What aspects of the technology are of interest and how are they already being applied?
    What is the real impact on ship & fleet operations?
    Moderated by: Palemia Field, Global Marketing Communications Manager, Digital, ABB
    Panellists include:
    Evangelos Candiotis, Technical Fleet Manager, Enterprises Shipping and Trading SA
    George Mantalos, Technical Manager, StarBulk

  • John Murphy, CEO, 8 West Consulting
    John Murphy, CEO, 8 West Consulting 11.45 AM

    Smoother Sailing with the Internet of Things
    A case study in how collaborative networks are working towards improving safety at sea

  • Click here to download this presentation (registered delegates only, password required).

  • Dr. Ioannis Filippopoulos, Academic Director of Informatics & Engineering Division at Hellenic American University, AMMITEC Member
    Dr. Ioannis Filippopoulos, Academic Director of Informatics & Engineering Division at Hellenic American University, AMMITEC Member 12.10 PM

    Creating an Internet of Vessels for Real Time Data Collection

  • Click here to download this presentation (registered delegates only, password required).

  • Panel Discussion: Shipping KPIs go Digital - Managing the Next Day
    Panel Discussion: Shipping KPIs go Digital - Managing the Next Day 12.35 PM

    Moderated by: George Bonikos, IT Consultant, AMMITEC Member
    Creating a standardised framework.
    What can benchmarking and identifying KPIs do for maritime?

    Panellists include: Katerina Raptaki, ICT Manager, Navios Group of Companies, and AMMITEC B.o.D.
    Mike Powell, Founder, Cardinal Point Marine Ltd
    Ron Vollenga, Business Consultant, Boskalis
    Jon Key, Founder, Key & Co. Ltd.

  • Lunch
    Lunch 1.15 PM
  • Panel Discussion: Building a Digital Roadmap for Transparency and Efficiency
    Panel Discussion: Building a Digital Roadmap for Transparency and Efficiency 2.15 PM

    Moderated by: Nick Chubb, Head of Growth, Intelligent Cargo Systems
    How can the shipping industry work together and integrate with other sectors to create a safer, more reliable, and more efficient industry?
    What are the core components that must be identified and addressed to create this roadmap, and how can better collaboration between the varied industry stakeholders and technology providers help achieve this?

    Panellists include: Franck Kayser, Group Managing Director, V.Group
    Joost van Ree,
    Director, Partner Relations, Cruise Lines International Association
    Richard Morton,
    Secretary General, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)
    Panos Kirnidis,
    CEO, Palau International Ship Registry
    Vangelis Ouzounis, Head of Unit - Secure Infrastructures and Services, ENISA

  • Roundtable Discussion Groups – Hosted by our Partners
    Roundtable Discussion Groups – Hosted by our Partners 3.00 PM

    Moderated by: Sue Terpilowski, President, WISTA UK
    Each table will focus on a unique topic centred around the Smart Maritime Network goal of establishing better collaboration and standardisation in maritime technology.
    The roundtable discussions will last 30 minutes with each table host asked to summarise their discussions for the whole room, to ensure that all participants get the most from their attendance.


    Table 1 - Hosted by Inmarsat: Connectivity: Contended v Committed Rates in a Digital World
    Moderated by: Richard Beecham, Director, Inmarsat Maritime

    Table 2 - Hosted by ABB: Digitalisation, So What?
    What should the industry do to prepare our people onboard and ashore to maximise the benefits of digitalisation?
    Moderated by: Palemia Field, Global Marketing Communications Manager, Digital, ABB

    Table 3 - Hosted by Cobham SATCOM: Start Small, Win Big: Getting Started with Digital
    It’s easy to get lost in all the Tech-Talk around Digital Transformation, but it may surprise many to learn how most companies in other industries get started on the journey.
    Join us for a practical business discussion on finding the early wins that can help build organizational momentum behind broader initiatives.

    Moderated by Matt Galston, Sr. Director Global Market Strategy & Development, Cobham SATCOM & Markus Sandelin, Business Director, Creuna

    Table 4 - Hosted by Dualog: Maritime Cybersecurity
    What is ‘Cyber Secure’? What do the guidelines on maritime cyber risk management state?
    Moderated by: Marko Ikonomovic, Solution Architect, Dualog

    Table 5 - Hosted by IB Influencing Business: Autonomous Ships: Getting Value from Data
    IMO instruments and amendments to encourage Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) investment
    Shifting from ship to shore-based tasks (such as fleet control and maintenance)
    Getting value from data is the real turning point to achieve process harmonization

    Moderated by: Giampiero Soncini, CEO, IB Marine

    Table 6 - Hosted by CIRM: Digital and Regulatory
    How can regulation help shape innovation and digital transformation to drive future industry growth?
    Maritime is a very regulated environment, but not much is in place in relation to digitalization!
    Is regulation and standardization pest or pleasure?
    Will regulation and standardization be an advantage for the big, the small or all players?

    Moderated by: Peter Andersen, Maritime Business Development Manager, Cobham SATCOM and President, CIRM

  • Tea/Coffee Break
    Tea/Coffee Break 4.00 PM

Keynote speakers

Adam Banks, Chief Technology and Information Officer, A.P. Møller-Maersk

Mr Banks joined Maersk in 2015, and was recently appointed CTIO for A.P. Møller-Maersk. He brings with him over two decades of IT experience, most notably as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and EVP for Technology in Monitise Plc, and CTO and CIO for Visa Europe.

Franck Kayser, Group Managing Director, V.Group

Franck Kayser started his maritime career as a cadet with Maersk in 1982, before joining the Danish Royal Navy. Over the course of more than 25 years in the industry he has worked for a host of major shipowners, including Maersk, CMA CGM, UASC and Nile Dutch Africa Line.

Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime

Ronald Spithout is President, Inmarsat Maritime, appointed in October 2014 to oversee global maritime activities for the satellite operator. Prior to joining the maritime business unit he served as President of Inmarsat Enterprise.

Palemia Field, Global Marketing Comms Manager, Digital, ABB

Palemia Field manages ABB's communications processes with internal & external stakeholders, with respect to Digital Solutions and Services for the Marine & Ports industry.

Joost van Ree, Director Partner Relations, CLIA

Joost van Ree is Director of Partner Relations for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. CLIA supports safe, secure, and sustainable development in the cruise sector.

Katerina Raptaki, ICT Manager, Navios Group of Companies

Katerina Raptaki is the ICT Manager of the Navios Group of companies, including 4 NYSE-listed companies, owning and managing more than 200 vessels. Katerina is also the former president of AMMITEC.

Richard Morton, Secretary General, IPCSA

Richard Morton was appointed as Secretary General of the European Port Community Systems Association in 2011, renamed as the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) in 2014.

John Murphy, CEO, 8 West Consulting

John Murphy is CEO of 8 West Consulting, the company behind SafeTrx, a tracking and alerting system thatoperates with a collaborative network of technology partners, maritime operators, SAR first responders, Coast Guard and Police organisations around the world.

Rob O'Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network

Rob O'Dwyer is one of the founders of the Smart Maritime Network, launched in 2019 to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors.

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Venue

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

Agiou Nikolaou 10,
Vouliagmeni 166 71,
Greece

With thanks to the Smart Maritime Council

Smart Maritime Network Athens - Event Partners