Hong Kong - 24 May

As technology continues to move forward, what challenges does this pose to the industry, and how can it be used to our advantage? From strategies for cost reduction, unmanned ships and the Internet of Things, sustainable innovation in shipping is becoming more important than ever.

Bringing it all together, Digital Ship presents the first Maritime CIO Forum in Hong Kong, 24 May, where you can meet your peers and keep up with the latest trends, ideas and innovations for your industry. With an expected audience of up to 150 of the most senior maritime executives expected to attend, this event has been 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.

Sessions will be led by panel discussions and interactive discussion with the audience – covering issues such as:

  • How is innovation in communications driving the future of shipping?
  • The cyber challenge – maritime security and risk
  • Innovating and investing in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big data and analytics to drive innovation, competitiveness and growth
  • The Digital Age - maximising efficiencies with next generation solutions for the maritime market
  • Harnessing disruptive innovation in the maritime sector

Speakers include:
Dr Stephen Li, Principal Surveyor, Shipping Registry and Seafarers’ Branch, Marine Department
Arthur Bowring, Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners Association
Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director, Quality Assurance and Training, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd
Mark Haslett, Director, Procurement, Wallem Group
Eric Jan Bakker, Head of Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink
Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat
Christopher Lim, Senior Key Account Director Mobility, Intelsat
Joey Long, Market Development Manager, Thuraya
Thomas Heide, Sales Manager Asia, Dualog
Alberto Perez-Espinosa, Business Development Manager, Marine Software & Analytics and Energy Efficiency, BU Marine and Ports, ABB
Piers Cunningham, Vice President, Maritime Services, SpeedCast
George J. Hoyt, FNI, IMO Maritime Ambassador
Dr Ruanthi De Silva, Founder/Director, SCM PLUS (PVT) Limited
Rajan Vasudevan, CEO, OceanManager
Jessica Syvones, General Manager, Telemar Hong Kong Ltd.

Highly targeted, this year’s Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum in Hong Kong will consider the future of shipping and how the CIO’s role can influence sustainability and competitiveness in a fast paced and ever changing maritime environment. It will provide an opportunity for some of the industry’s leading technology experts and business heads to discuss and debate the on-going role of IT and communications in the shipping industry and help to solve the technology, leadership and business challenges ahead.

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