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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Day 1 - 18 March 2015
08:00 Registration, Welcome Tea/Coffee & Exhibition ShowcaseKindly Sponsored by Intellian
09:00 Opening Notes from Conference Chairman
Ron Vollenga, Project Manager - Fleet IT & Communications, Stolt-Nielsen Limited
Jens Meier, Managing Director, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)
Session 1: Developments and Lessons in Maritime Communications
09:45 From MSS to VSAT – From Communications to IT Value to Reduce Cost and Improve Efficiency
Udo Grether, Sales Manager Germany, Airbus Defence and Space
10:15 Update on the Fleet Communications Project at Stolt Tankers
- Introducing hybrid satellite communications and crew welfare managed services on the owned vessels
Ron Vollenga, Secretary, Broadband@Sea & Consultant, Stolt Tankers
10:40 Exploring Current and Future Trends in the Maritime Communications Industry
Adonis Violaris, Chairman of the ICT Committee of the Cyprus Shipping Council
11:05 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition ShowcaseKindly Sponsored by MTN
11:35 Growth and Capacity in Maritime Comms
Manuel Valero, Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS
12:00 VSAT in the HTS Era
- What considerations to take before choosing the best VSAT?
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South & Germany, Airbus Defence and Space
12:25 Panel Discussion - How Will Future HTS Satellites Impact and Drive Maritime Telecommunications?
The last few years have seen significant evolution in maritime technology. New satellite designs employ multi-spot beam architectures and higher frequencies which allows them to offer higher data rates, better efficiencies, more affordable bandwidth, and smaller equipment to the maritime sector.
In total, Euroconsult expects that with the launch of currently announced HTS systems, the Ku/Ka-band capacity available over ocean regions will increase from approximately 15GHz in 2013 to approximately 90GHz in 2016, a six-fold increase in raw capacity. And HTS systems will also be more efficient in terms of Mbps provider per MHz. The impact of this significant increase in capacity over the oceans has to be reviewed in detail, but it is quite certain that new HTS systems will change the way satellite communications are used at sea over the coming years.
Opened and hosted by: Wei Li, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
13:10 Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
Kindly Sponsored by Dualog
, followed by Dualog Lunch Lottery
in the Conference Room. Win Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones along with an iPod Touch.
14:00 Opening Notes from Conference Chair and Dualog Lunch Lottery
14:10 The Maritime Broadband Landscape – the Next Four Years
- Satellite infrastructure – mapping the communications backbone
- Geographic usage patterns and concentrations of traffic
- Trends in solutions deployment and shaping the pipe for sector requirements
Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
14:35 Global GSM Roaming for the Maritime Community?
Despite the upward trend in maritime data volumes, affordable, reliable voice services still have a huge role to play in promoting crew welfare and contact with home. This is a market that needs a better user experience. A high percentage of crew don’t know how much they pay to call home and on-demand access and privacy can be just as important as cost. How do service providers respond to make voice calling easier, more affordable and more available?
Gregor Ross, Sales & Marketing Director – Europe, Globecomm Maritime
Session 2: Smart Strategies for Efficiency in Vessel Operations
15:00 Fuel Saving Practices
- Overview of the latest innovations
- Challenges and ways of reducing costs
Andreas Mrozek, Global Head, Marine & Terminal Operations (OPS), Hamburg Sud
15:25 Cloud-Solutions for Shipping Companies
Sven Herma, Head of Development/IT, NSC Shipping GmbH & Cie. KG and Timo Retslag, Sales Partner, Hanseaticsoft
15:50 Implementing a Crew and Payroll System in a Multi-Company Organisation
Wouter Dunnes, Project Manager - Crewing, Vroon B.V and Panayiotis Nicolaou, Project Manager, SOFTimpact Ltd.
16:15 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition Showcase
16:35 An Advanced Hull Integrity Approach to Reduce Maintenance and Docking Costs
Pia Tulimaa, Port Engineer, TUI Cruises GmbH and Kevin Brunn, Head of Clients and Markets, Maritime Software, DNV GL Software
17:00 A Vision of Ship Intelligence - Futuristic Unmanned Ship Concepts
- Ship intelligence is fundamentally changing the operation of marine vessels
- Operation of unmanned maritime commercial vessels will come, as it has done in other forms of transport
- Many parties need to work together to make unmanned vessels a reality, and deliver the benefits that can be gained
, Marine, Energy, Nuclear Specialist, Rolls-Royce
17:25 Autonomous Technologies for Unmanned Cargo Ships – Results from the MUNIN Project
Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Group Leader "Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions", Fraunhofer CML
17:50 Closing Notes Day 1 followed by Drinks Reception & Exhibition Showcase Kindly Sponsored Telenor Satellite Broadcasting
19:30 Gala Dinner
Kindly Sponsored by Airbus Defence and Space (Buses Depart at 1900)
*Please note the Gala Dinner is free to attend and is strictly for conference attendees only
20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 570105100
*Please note that some sessions and speakers may be subject to confirmation. Digital Ship reserves the right to amend the programme topics, times or speakers as necessary and without notice.
Day 2 - 19 March 2015
08:30 Registration, Welcome Tea/Coffee & Exhibition Showcase
09:45 – 11:15
Private Breakfast Session - Invitation Only: XChange & SkyFile Training Session for Shipping Companies Reinhold Lüppen, Director Solutions, Airbus Defence and Space, Tilmann Michalke, Senior Product Manager Crew Welfare & Portals, Airbus Defence and Space
Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Haydn Jones, CEO, Applied Weather Technology Inc.
Session 3: Applications and Innovations in Safety, Training and Human Capital
Medical Emergency at Sea, a Challenge?
- Key problems of medical emergencies at sea
- How to solve the problems (key requirements for a telemedicine solution)
- Proposal of GHC (Maritime Medical Emergency Coordination Team: Charité/ukb, MRCC/DGzRS, GHC)
- Project status and next steps
Dr. Trong-Nghia Nguyen-Dobinsky, Managing Director, GHC Global Health Care GmbH
|Session 4: Data Analysis and Standardisation for Maritime Innovation
|Hamburg Süd eCommerce Web-based Platform and App
Alice Sabatelli, Customer Order Management – eCommerce (COM-E), Hamburg Süd
Panel Discussion - Trends in Maritime Purchasing and Using Data to Become More
Session 5: Developments in eNavigation and ECDIS Performance
12:00 eMaritime Integrated Reference Platform
- Industry driven eNavigation test and demonstration system on the German coast, www.eMaritime.de
Rainer Droste, Senior Researcher, Traffic, Offis (Institute for Information Technology)
12:30 e-Navigation from Concept to Reality
Børge Hetland, Director Sales, Navtor
13:15 Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
Kindly Sponsored by SpeedCast
14:15 - 15:30 Session 5: Technology Practical Surgery
14:15 Affordable & Reliable SatComm / Fleet Management Solutions That Help the Bottom Line
Corry Brennan, Regional Sales Manager EMEA - Simplex Products, Globalstar
14:40 Radio Holland Shore to Ship Support V2.0
- Introduction Radio Holland ship to shore Communications & shore to ship support
- Cost-effective vessel management
- Radio Holland Shore to ship support V2.0: "any equipment by any communication"
Frank Berends, Global Manager Remote Services, Radio Holland
15:05 NaviTab - a New Direction for Nautical Publications
- NaviTab from Nautisk is a unique new concept which replaces a traditional Navigational Publication library. Hundreds of vital books have been uploaded onto a hi-spec hand-held device, suitable for use both onshore and on the bridge. NaviTab ensures safe, compliant, reliable navigation
- NaviTab’s optimised search engine will automatically locate the latest available publications in a vessel’s holdings and license latest editions as and when they are available. Search in seconds to find the relevant publication, bookmark essential notes and add personal annotations
- Switching to NaviTab’s complete digital library allows a greener form of shipping, with less strain on the environment and a smaller carbon footprint. NaviTab is an all-in-one solution that once purchased, does not require any complex user training, license costs or upgrade fees. All that is required is an internet connection
Peter J Pran, Head of Global Sales, Nautisk
15:30 Closing Notes followed by Tea/Coffee
* Please note that some sessions and speakers may be subject to confirmation. Digital Ship reserves the right to amend the programme topics, times or speakers as necessary and without notice.
To enquire about exhibition stands contact:
Exhibition Sales Manager - Youngsuk Park,
T: +44 (0)20 7017 3409,
* subject to change as required by the organiser
MagnusHall is approximately 13km from the airport or 4km from Hamburg central. You should allow 30 minutes to reach the venue from the airport and 10 minutes from the centre of the city.
Mercure Hotel Hamburg City Tel.: +49 (0)40 2363 80
Amsinckstrasse 53 Fax: +49 (0)40 2342 30
20097 Hamburg E-Mail: email@example.com
Deutschland Web: www.mercure.com
Hotel Accommodation Offer
The Mecure Hotel Hamburg City has offered Digital Ship guest rooms as follows:
130 Euro single room, with queen size bed incl. VAT and breakfast buffet
Parking: €14.00 per car per day
The rate is offered between 16 -20 March 2015.
Please quote 'TheDigitalShip2015' when making your booking.
Digital Ship cannot book rooms on your behalf; you need to arrange your own accommodation for yourself and colleagues.
Prices indicated above include VAT at the current rate; if taxes rise the rates are adapted accordingly.
These rates are secured until 17 January 2015, after this time the rate will be subject to availability.
Check in: 3pm / Check out: 12 noon
Reduction/Cancellation of rooms: until 6pm on arrival day free of charge
The Mercure Hotel (B) is a short 8min walk from MagnusHall (A). See Map below.
A short taxi trip from MagnusHall:
If you wish to stay in the city centre you can try the following hotels:
- Hotel Steigenberger
- Hafen Hamburg
- Radisson Blu
No arrangements or special rates have been made at the alternative option hotels.
Digital Ship cannot book rooms on your behalf; you need to arrange your own accommodation for yourself and colleagues.
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