Agenda - 30 May


Outline agenda – correct as at 27 April

0900 - Welcome Tea/Coffeee & Registration Opens

0930 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
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Nick LambertA master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability, near or real time situational awareness (especially that derived from space based assets and applications), human factors, and training and education in the maritime sector.

0940 - Keynote Address: Sailing the BigData Era
Anwar Siddiqui, Advisor to the CEO,
Bahri The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia
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Anwar SiddiquiAnwar Siddiqui, in his current role is the Advisor to the CEO of Bahri - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia and is the Head of corporate performance. At Bahri, he is leading a team for Bigdata and Advanced Analytics to improve Shipping Performance across global trade and he is passionately working with many players within the Maritime Industry to create a rich ecosystem which could potentially transform the Maritime industry itself.

Anwar moved to the MEA region from Silicon valley where he led many global strategic and operating initiatives in organizations such as Yahoo!, Avaya, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, Bell Communication Research over 19 years. He led many interesting strategic BigData and Advanced Analytics projects for Internet, Technology, Media, Telecom and IT industries across America, Europe and Asia Pacific. One notable project in his career being Yahoo!'s spinout of Hortonworks which went IPO and can be called as one of the leading Big Data technology company today.

Anwar served in the Advisory board of several Industry Forums (e.g. SIP Forum), an active contributor to Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where he authored RFCs, frequently invited speaker in many organization and holds 11 patents as the lead Scientist for primary invention (US Patent). Anwar is a MSEE from the Columbia University, B.Tech from IIT-Bombay and holds Business Administration certification from University of California Berkeley.

1000 - Keynote Address: Planning the Digital Future
          -  Is Cyber security a real threat?
          -  The CTO and the 'Bimodal Challenge'
          -  Winning in the digital world
Tom Erling Hansen, VP Sales Europe North, Marlink
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Tom Erling HansenTom Erling Hansen has double engineering degrees in Telecom and IT from the Royal Norwegian Air force complemented with a Master’s degree in Business administration and Management from the Norwegian Business School. Mr Hansen has worked with Maritime applications and communication for almost two decades and has extensive international experience from working and living in several maritime hubs including Dubai, Oslo, London, Brussels, Singapore and Houston. He is currently head of Sales North Europe for Maritime in Marlink.

1020 - TBA

1040 - Tea/Coffee Break & Sponsor Showcase

SESSION ONE

An Overview of New Integrated Platforms
Much has been made of new and improved integrated platforms, and in the last 12 months we have seen various stakeholders launching "ecosystems" designed to improve integration and thus drive both efficiency and safety; between the various systems on-board, from ship to shore, as well as between different onshore devices.

  • How have these ecosystems and platforms arisen and why does the maritime sector need these now?
  • What are the drivers for developing these?
  • What are the opportunities for new and existing stakeholders to offer innovative services?

1110 – TBA

1130 - Panel Session 1: An Overview of New Integrated Platforms
Moderated by:
Rob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
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Rob O'DwyerRob O'Dwyer, Editor of Digital Ship, has been a maritime IT journalist since 2005. He has a Master's degree in business and law from University College Dublin and was previously a commercial writing consultant in Seoul, South Korea. 

Rob was also previously Editor of Port Finance International.

Panellists include:
Tore Morten Olsen, CEO, Marlink
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Tore Morten OlsenTore Morten Olsen has 20 years of experience in the satellite communications sector working for Telenor, Vizada, Marlink and now Airbus Defence and Space. He started in 1994 as a Technical Product Manager and moved into the commercial field responsible for the governmental market sector in 1997.

In 1999 Tore Morten moved to Slovakia to lead the international satellite communications activities of Telenor and he returned to Norway to take responsibility of Telenor Satellite Networks AS in 2004. Since 1999 Tore Morten has held several senior positions within the company to include CEO Telenor Slovakia spol.s.r.o, Chairman of the Board of Directors in several Telenor Satellite Networks companies, Country Manager for Telenor in Slovakia and CEO of Telenor Satellite Networks.

Following the establishment of Vizada, Tore Morten has taken responsibility of the Maritime VSAT and Mobile Satellite Services retail activities of the company, operating under the Marlink brand. He was CEO of the Marlink Group and held numerous Board positions in the Vizada Group.

Following the Astrium Services acquisition of Vizada Group, Tore Morten was appointed CEO of Astrium Services Business Communications – Maritime division, taking responsibility for both indirect and direct sales within the Maritime segment in the newly established business division. Following the rebranding into Airbus Defence and Space he acts today as the Head of Maritime for the Satellite Communications business line.

Tore Morten holds a M.Sc in Telecommunications from the Norwegian Technical University, and has participated in Executive MBA programs both at Wharton Business School in the US, Insead in France and the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden.

Frank Coles, CEO, Transas
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Frank ColesBiography pending.




Hege Skryseth, Executive Vice President, Kongsberg
& President, Kongsberg Digital
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Hege SkrysethSkryseth has worked for Kongsberg since August 2013, holding various management positions within the Group’s corporate team. She has been the President of Kongsberg Digital, and Chief Digital Officer of Kongsberg since March 2016. Skryseth also holds broad experience from several leading international technology companies and is a board member for various organizations, including her most current participation with eSmart Systems AS.

With further panellists to be announced

1230 - Lunch Break & Marlink Hosted Workshop

SESSION TWO

Protection in the Big Data Era
Efficiency and safety are at the heart of these initiatives. What role does/should regulation play in the future of open data exchange? How should a market of limited size like maritime incentivise open data exchange, and ensure these platforms really do improve the flow of data between different stakeholders in the industry. What are the legal and commercial conditions for increased information collaboration between maritime stakeholders?

  • How is safety and security driving new platform developments?
  • What role does/should regulation play in the future of open data exchange?
  • How is the industry addressing the increased cyber threat Big Data initiatives represent?

1400 - Security in the Big Data Era
Adrian Venables, Cybersecurity Practitioner, Royal Naval Reservist and PhD Researcher, Lancaster University
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Adrian VenablesA master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability, near or real time situational awareness (especially that derived from space based assets and applications), human factors, and training and education in the maritime sector.

1420 - TBA

1440 - Panel Session 2: Protection in the Big Data Era
Moderated by:
Jordan Wylie, Campaign Director, Be Cyber Aware at Sea
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Jordan WylieBiography pending.




Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President of Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime
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Peter BroadhurstBiography pending.




Phil Tinsley, Maritime Security Manager, BIMCO
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Phil TinsleyPrior to pursuing a career in maritime security, Phil was an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, attaining the rank of Major after 31 years military service. His military career included littoral operations on a global scale, warfighting and specialization in cold weather warfare. Since leaving in 2010, Phil has managed offshore security in the Indian Ocean High Risk Area in support of seismic operations, which included 2 Somali pirate attacks at sea. He went on to establish and coordinate anti-piracy transit operations for a respected PMSC based in Dubai. Phil has a thorough understanding of port operations, personnel training requirements, compliance and management systems.

Phil joined BIMCO in 2015 and his primary role is to assist members with all aspects of maritime security; including piracy, drug smuggling, stowaways, mixed mass migration and cyber security.

Currently based in Denmark near BIMCO House, Phil maintains his hobby as a cyclist and is always happy to take any queries members may have on any relevant maritime issue.

Max Bobys, ‪Vice President, Global Strategies at HudsonAnalytix/HA-Cyber
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Max BobysBiography pending.




Julian Crudge, Director, Datacomms Division, Telenor Satellite
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Julian CrudgeJulian Crudge joined Telenor Satellite in 1998 and is currently the Director of our Datacomms Division, responsible for VSAT services to land and maritime based customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa on C, Ku and Ka band. In particular, he is commercially responsible for Telenor’s Ka band HTS satellite, THOR 7. Prior to this, Julian held a number of finance roles within Telenor Satellite, and worked in the leasing industry for 9 years.

Julian has a BA Econs (Hons) degree and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in 1989.

Raimo Warkki, Commercials, Ship Communication & Systems, Stena IT
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Raimo WarkkiBiography pending.




Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic
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Joseph  CarsonBiography pending.




With further panellists to be announced

1540 - Tea/Coffee Break

1605 - Six Steps to using the IoT to Steer Ships into the Digital Future
          -  Keeping Vessels "Ship Shape" with Predictive Maintenance Efficiency
Mary Etienne, Business Development Director Maritime, Dell EMC
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Mary EtienneBiography pending.




SESSION THREE

Survival of the Fittest: The Business Case and Future Legacy of Big Data Ecosystems
Shipping companies already generate large amounts of data, with equipment like the VDR a prime example. However, they rarely have processes and procedures in place to turn this sea of data into valuable, actionable information. Is connecting to a data platform merely a small step in a more extensive process that shipping companies will have to become involved with to optimise their operations in a data-rich future?

Where does the revenue come from in future open data sharing models, and what would the implications be for companies sharing data through a platform that is later discontinued? What is really driving data driven efficiency?

  • How can shipping companies use these platforms to optimise their operations in a data-rich future?
  • Where does the revenue come from in a future of open data exchange?
  • How can the industry leverage this technology to build a more efficient future?
  • How can data owners be incentivised to share information that has previously been considered a competitive advantage?

Moderated by:
Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
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Nick LambertA master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability, near or real time situational awareness (especially that derived from space based assets and applications), human factors, and training and education in the maritime sector.

Speaker to be announced from Thales
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Speaker to be announcedBiography pending.




Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, Senior Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
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Ørnulf Jan RødsethMr. Ørnulf Jan Rødseth was born 1958 in Norway. He got his master's degree in electronic engineering in 1983 and has worked for Norwegian research institutes for most of the time, but with a four-year period in the maritime electronic equipment industry. His main interests are integrated ship control, digital information and communication technology and unmanned ship technology. He is working as a senior scientist in SINTEF Ocean (formerly MARINTEK) in Trondheim, Norway. He is active in international maritime standardisation through ISO and IEC and also participates in IMO work. He is also the manager of the Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ship.

Denise Baum, Assistant Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
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Denise BaumBiography pending.



1700: Closing Notes followed by Networking Reception,
Kindly Hosted by Marlink