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The Maritime CIO Forum series of one-day events have been developed to address the issues and trends that technology leaders face in an increasingly changing and continuously developing business environment. CIOs in the maritime sector are expected to deliver strategies capable of both driving revenue and reducing costs for their organisations. Now that their role is taking on a more strategic focus, CIOs need to strengthen their leadership skills while remaining at the forefront of technological breakthroughs and contributing to the business – all the while making smart decisions about maritime technology and satellite communications selection, investment and implementation.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Tore Morten Olsen, Head of Maritime, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Jose Milhazes, Global Manager - Business Application Manager & Ship Owner Business Process Manager, Stolt-Nielsen Limited
  • Captain Ulf Svedberg, Coordinator Research & Innovations, Swedish Maritime Administration 
  • Peter Van de Venne, Director - IT Department, Spliethoff
  • Ton Arrachart, Former CIO at Van Oord
  • Dion Kotteman, Executive Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Finance and Former Chief Information Officer, Dutch Government
  • Ivan Renette, Application Portfolio Manager, Exmar Shipmanagement NV
  • Joseph Carson, Head of Cyber Security, ESC Global Security
  • Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
  • Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
  • Douglas Watson, Director - Business Unit Shipping, Ericsson
  • Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Business, Iridium
  • Mary Etienne, Director, Sales & Business Development EMEA, Dell OEM Solutions
  • Morten Lind Olsen, CEO, Dualog
  • Simon Gatty Saunt, Regional Vice President, Europe Data & Global Mobility Services, SES
  • Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Chief Sales Officer, Inmarsat Maritime
  • Claude Rousseau, Research Director, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
  • Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, Senior Scientist, MARINTEK Dep. Maritime Transport Systems
  • Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South, Europe Middle East & Africa, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Group Leader “Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions", Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML
  • Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
  • Roger Adamson, CEO, Futurenautics
  • Krystyna Wojnarowicz, Co-Founder, MARSEC Inc
  • Geir Fagerhus, President & CEO, MARSEC Inc
  • Martin Reason, European Sales Director Maritime, SpeedCast
  • Dr Chris Moody, Chief Business Development Officer, Transportation Systems Catapult
  • Rudy Hageman, CEO, Pearlchain

This one-day forum in Rotterdam will address the strategic and practical challenges that all companies are facing at present – such as:

  • Are we approaching a genuine road to recovery 2015-2020?
  • How is innovation in maritime communications driving the future of shipping?
  • The Digital Age - maximizing efficiencies with next generation solutions for the maritime market
  • The future of unmanned vessels
  • Innovating and investing in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big data and analytics to drive innovation, competitiveness and growth
  • Putting information security onto the boardroom agenda
  • Can the cloud lift global trade?
  • Future-proofing your IT infrastructure
  • Disruptive innovation
  • And more

Highly targeted, this years Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum – Rotterdam will consider the future of shipping and how the CIO’s role can influence sustainability and competitiveness in a fast paced and ever changing maritime environment. It will provide an opportunity for some of the industry’s leading technology experts and business heads to discuss and debate the on-going role of IT and communications in the shipping industry and help to solve the technology, leadership and business challenges ahead.

Round Tables – the event will culminate with a Round Table session – where all participants will be invited to join one of the 8 round tables taking place, to share experiences and ideas, which will then be fed back to the audience and form part of the conference report.

Who should attend:

  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Chief Operating Officers (COOs)
  • Other senior business and technical executives in technology, communications, information management, operations, and finance functions
  • Suppliers providing:
    • Ship Shore Communications
    • Software / Data Services
    • Shipboard Electronics / Safety / Navigation Systems
    • Control Systems / Power
    • Security Technology

For more information about this programme or to find out how your company can be part of the Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum - Rotterdam 2015 please contact young@thedigitalship.com

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