Maritime CIO Forum London Holds Panel on Digital Economy in Shipping


Published Feb 25, 2019 7:53 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Maritime CIO Forum is holding a conference on "Driving the Digital Economy in Shipping" on February 28 at London's Waldorf Hilton Hotel.

Digitalisation in shipping continues to have far reaching impact and drive. Disruptive technologies, together with the evolution and development of new and interconnected platforms, now offer unparalleled opportunities for growth and collaboration within shipping and the related transport and supply chain infrastructures.

"Right now is a more exciting time than ever for the marine industry with opportunities all around us. In London next week we discuss overcoming the challenges to creating value and the roles that people and technology can play in this," said Jon Key Managing Director, Key and Co (Former Director of Strategy Innovation and Transformation, V.Group)

So, how can we embrace digitalisation and streamline and integrate shipping with the connected supply chain ecosystem? And what are the wider implications on the financial and economic outlook for the maritime sector.

Speakers include:

Jon Key, Director, Key and Co Ltd

Stewart Jeacocke, Customs Lead - Global Government Center of Competence, IBM

Nick Chubb, Head of Growth, Intelligent Cargo Systems

Julian Clark, Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP

Ian Kerr, CEO, Bolero

Jayan Perera, Associate Director Cyber Security Consulting, Control Risks

Panteleimon Pantelis, COO, Ulysses Systems 

Brian Harrison, Group CEO, AVORD  Group

David Jinks, Head of Consumer Research, Parcel Hero

Ronald van der Breggen, Chief Commercial Officer, LeoSat Enterprises

Joe Apa, VP Maritime, Speedcast

Mike Powell, Founder, Cardinal Point Maritime

Anders Flensborg, Managing Director, Flensborg and Associates & Partner, PortXL

Karl Jeffrey, Founding Editor, Digital Ship

Alberto Pérez Espinosa, Director Business Development, Inmarsat

Juliette Caillault, Consultant, Euroconsult

Alexander Varvarenko, CEO and Founder, Shipnext & Varamar

Lars Funding, Independent advisor and Board member, Blockshipping

Across 3 sessions we will discuss how we can identify the real opportunities and related challenges in front of us and seek to re-define digitalisation in maritime and transport. How can we better understand the improvements these innovations represent and build a solid business case for investing in this digital era. 

Session 1: iShipping - A Focus on Trends, Talent & Technology

The rise of digitalisation and advanced technologies such as IoT, blockchain autonomy, AI and VR, promise a faster, safer and more scalable supply chain for all parties and better business outcomes and increased supply chain transparency. What are the trends and benefits? How do we define digital competence and harness talents?

These massive opportunities mean massive complexities and security challenges too, so which are the right tools to use in this industrial revolution – and how can we keep our people and ships safe.

This session will break down some of these enabling technologies and discuss how they can be used - and what are the benefits and pitfalls to watch out for.

Session 2: Investing in the Digital Era

This session will look at the wider financial and investment implications that digital disruption is having on the maritime sector. This will include a look at:

*Digital’s impact on the financial and economic outlook

*Building the business case and measuring your ROI

*Assessing investment choices and opportunities

*Accelerating change through start & scale-ups

*What does Brexit mean to shipping?                                                                   

Session 3: The Connectivity Evolution

Cloud, IoT, big data, remote monitoring…. Digitalisation is moving at a fast pace. The ever-growing use of on-board applications and increased data flows in shipping means that reliable data communications and platforms are even more critical.

This closing session of the day will look at how evolution in connectivity is changing the maritime and transport landscape by improving operational agility, enhancing efficiency, creating a safer, more secure environment and enabling greater efficiency.

For conference details, visit https://www.london.thedigitalship.com/

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