Making Strategic Choices about your Digital Direction

Conference room in Thon Hotel: Sor Norge

Shipping companies need to make choices into where they apply their resources on digital projects. We have all heard the promises of what can be achieved from better monitoring, communications, sensing and onboard internet - but companies need to decide which projects give them a ROI. We'll discuss ways to find a better pathway at the Digital Ship Maritime Digitalisation Forum in Nor-Shipping.

Satellite communications: is it time to reconsider your satellite communications technology - and should you stay with tried-and-tested or explore new options such as with low orbiting satellites?

Vessel monitoring: what data from vessels is actually helping in management decision making, such as better planning maintenance, monitoring crew performance, monitoring vessel performance? Should we be looking harder at ways to model data so we can better understand it?

Cyber security: is the threat increasing or declining, and are we tackling the right threats? Should we be doing better threat modelling? Or just making our defences stronger?

Crew health and performance monitoring: every shipping company worries about whether their vessels are in good hands - but monitoring crew in a way which does not de-motivate them is very hard to do.

We'll invite representatives of Norway shipping companies to present their experiences from the past year about what works and what doesn't - and invite representatives of digital technology companies, both large and small, to present what they see as game-changing technology.

The Digital Ship Maritime Digitalisation Forum promises to be a great way to update yourself on the latest digital technology, what it can do and what people are doing with it. Limited places, register yours now.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Conference Chairman: Jan Wilhelmsson, Chief Digital Officer, Navig8 Group

  • Øistein H. Jensen, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Odfjell SE

  • Carole Plessy, Head of Maritime product development, OneWeb Maritime

  • Linda Johnstone Sorensen, Head of HSEQ and Human Factors, Frontline Management

  • Tord Nordahl, Chief Digital Officer, Marin IT (internal IT service provider to DOF ASA and Austevoll Seafood ASA)

  • Are Andersen, ICT Manager, Westfal-Larsen Management

  • Kristin Helen Andersen, Vice President IT, G2 Ocean/Gearbulk/Grieg Star

  • Stephen Conley, Global Platform Services Manager, SES Networks

  • Vegar Bøthun, Head of IT, Höegh Autoliners AS

  • Martin N. Hjelle, Head of Technology & Digital Strategy, Western Bulk

  • Nabil Ben Soussia, Vice President – Maritime, IEC Telecom Group

  • Inge André Sandvik, Chief Digital Officer, Wilhelmsen Group

  • Lars-Erik Luthman, Vice President, IT & Development, Torvald Klaveness

  • Matt Heider, CEO, Nautilus Labs

  • Marianne Gade Gorbitz, CIO, Color Line SA

We are proud to be working with maritime thought leaders who will advise us on the agenda content and how to make it practical for anyone in charge of maritime digital strategy.

Our Advisory Board members includes:

Leif Arne Strømmen

Leif Arne Strømmen
VP Innovation
G2 Ocean/Gearbulk/Grieg Star

Linda Johnstone Sorensen

Linda Johnstone Sorensen
Head of HSEQ and Human Factors
Frontline Management

Roald Rossnes

Roald Rossnes
Chief Digital Officer
Fjord Line

Parvaneh Sarshar

Parvaneh Sarshar
Chief Technology Officer
OSM Maritime Group

Tord Nordahl

Tord Nordahl
Chief Digital Officer
Marin IT
(internal IT service provider to
Austevoll Seafood ASA)

Kristin Helen Andersen

Kristin Helen Andersen
Vice President IT
G2 Ocean/Gearbulk/Grieg Star