Digital Ship is excited to be returning to Hamburg - now for the 6th year. This year, the event will focus on issues around innovation, efficiency and smart strategies. The last few years have seen significant advances in maritime technology. Maritime communications is changing - with the advent, for example, of new satellite designs and capacity leading to HTS. Recent technology developments have opened new horizons for the maritime industry. The industrial Internet concept, connecting machines and using automated data analytics along with domain expertise to optimise operations and maintenance, has already created significant value in many industries, like power generation and commercial aviation, and is now becoming a reality for the maritime industry.

How is the industry adapting to these new technologies and making the most of them? How can shipping companies utilise these developments best to increase operational efficiency and - perhaps most importantly - what do they mean to the bottom line? Terms like “Big Data” and “Intelligent Operations” make lots of promises in terms of the benefits the industry can expect to derive, but what do they really mean?

Digital Ship Hamburg 2015 will evaluate recent developments and trends and look to trigger discussion and debate on how these can impact ROI make our industry smarter, safer, and more sustainable.

This year the key topics to be covered include:

  • Developments and Lessons in Maritime Communications
  • Smart Strategies for Efficiency in Vessel Operations
  • Data Analysis and Standardisation for Maritime Innovation
  • Developments in eNavigation and ECDIS Performance
  • Solutions for Enhancing Crew Efficiency, Safety and Training

For more information on the programme please contact the Event Director: cathy@thedigitalship.com

Speakers include:

  • Jens Meier, Managing Director, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)
  • Andreas Mrozek, Global Head, Marine & Terminal Operations (OPS), Hamburg Sud
  • Sven Herma, Head of Development/IT, NSC Shipping GmbH & Cie. KG
  • Udo Grether, Sales Manager Germany, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Timo Retslag, Sales Partner, Hanseaticsoft
  • Adonis Violaris, Chairman of the ICT Committee of the Cyprus Shipping Council
  • Wei Li, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
  • Ron Vollenga, Project Manager - Fleet IT & Communications, Stolt-Nielsen Limited
  • Wouter Dunnes, Project Manager - Crewing, Vroon B.V
  • Pia Tulimaa, Port Engineer, TUI Cruises GmbH
  • Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South & Germany, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Alice Sabatelli, Customer Order Management – eCommerce (COM-E), Hamburg Süd
  • Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
  • Haydn Jones, CEO, Applied Weather Technology Inc
  • Dr. Trong-Nghia Nguyen-Dobinsky, Managing Director, GHC Global Health Care GmbH
  • Manuel Valero, Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS 
  • Mark Warner, Business Development Director, ShipServ
  • Justin Norman, Marine, Energy, Nuclear Specialist, Rolls-Royce
  • Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Group Leader "Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions", Fraunhofer CML
  • Rainer Droste, Senior Researcher, Traffic, Offis (Institute for Information Technology)
  • Gregor Ross, Sales & Marketing Director – Europe, Globecomm Maritime
  • Kevin Brunn, Head of Clients and Markets, Maritime Software, DNV GL Software
  • Corry Brennan, Regional Sales Manager EMEA - Simplex Products, Globalstar
  • Frank Berends, Global Manager Remote Services, Radio Holland
  • Peter J Pran, Head of Global Sales, Nautisk
  • Tilmann Michalke, Director Solutions, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Reinhold Lüppen, Director Solutions Senior Product Manager Crew Welfare & Portals, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Panayiotis Nicolaou, Project Manager, SOFTimpact Ltd.
  • Børge Hetland, Director Sales, Navtor
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