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Digital Ship Hamburg 2016

Innovation and Technology Transforming the Maritime Landscape

The maritime industry is evolving to reflect a dynamic and ever changing world. Forward thinking companies have a desire to enhance their operations and maintain competitiveness – and a clear path to this is by taking a flexible and resilient approach – using advances in technology to unlock exciting business potential and tackling organisational challenges.

So how can the industry adapt to these new technologies, and harness innovation to build sustainability, agility and efficiency into their businesses? How is technology changing the way we operate and do business?

Through plenary presentations, open forum Q&A sessions, and dedicated workshops, this year’s Digital Ship Hamburg will be a platform, to both look back at recent developments and discuss how these have changed the maritime landscape, as well as to provide a snapshot into how technology advances are driving the evolution of shipping and review the game changing impact of innovation on the maritime world.

This year, the 7th annual Digital Ship Hamburg will focus on 10 core areas:

  • Reviewing Key Developments in Maritime Technology in the Last Decade
  • How is Innovation Driving the Future of Shipping?
  • Beyond Connectivity - Evolution or Revolution?
  • Focus Session: GVF Maritime Satcoms Focus Panel – a briefing on the latest satellite communications innovations and trends in the connected maritime ecosystem
  • Cyber Security and Future-Proofing Your IT Infrastructure
  • Big Data and Analytics to Drive Innovation, Competitiveness and Growth
  • Can the Cloud Lift Global Trade?
  • Managing Energy Efficiency and Vessel Performance
  • Exclusive Interactive End User Workshop: Hosted by Marlink. An A-Z of VSAT – Considerations, Delivery and Installation
  • Focus Session: Using Technology for Crew Welfare and Empowerment

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink
  • Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM
  • Peter Thomsen, Enterprise Architect, Cisco Consultant for Maersk Line
  • Christof Schwaner, Director Communications, VDR - German Shipowners‘ Association
  • Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales, Europe South & MEA, Marlink
  • Dirk Hundt, Head of Technical Operating Materials, Reederei NSB
  • Capt Magnar Høijord, Marine Superintendent, Golar Management Norway
  • Capt. Kuzman Popov, MSQ & Operations Manager, DS Tankers
  • Sebastiaan Van den Wijngaert, Senior Project Manager, Maersk Line IT
  • Michael Reimuth, Sales Director Europe East, Marlink
  • Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
  • Walter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog
  • Dr.-Ing Markus Landmann, Group Leader Over the Air Testing
  • Adonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Shipmanagement
  • Manuel Valero, Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor Satellite
  • Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
  • Martin Reason, European Sales Director, SpeedCast
  • Reece Pitts, Account Manager EMEA, Iridium
  • Mary Etienne, Business Development Director, Maritime, Shipping, Offshore, Dell OEM
  • Rob Myers, Senior Director, Maritime Market Delivery, Inmarsat Maritime
  • Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Geoffroy Stern, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
  • Chris Moody, Business Development Director, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Roger Adamson, CEO, Futurenautics
  • Dr.-Ing. Markus Landmann, Project Manager, MIMO OTA & Satcom-on-the-Move Testing, Fraunhofer IIS
  • Ewan Robinson, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd
  • Speaker to be advised, Airbus Defence and Space
  • And many more to be announced

Day 1 – 25 February 2016 – Latest update 11/2/2016

08:00 Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee kindly sponsored by Inmarsat

Inmarsat
 

09:15 Opening Notes from Conference Chair

Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development at Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

09:30 Opening Address - Is the Tide Turning for Maritime Germany?

Christof Schwaner, Director Communications, VDR - German Shipowners‘ Association

Session: Beyond Connectivity - Evolution or Revolution?

10:00 The Future of Maritime Communications…Has Arrived

  • Revealing the new look Marlink and our strengthened organisation

Jessika Dammert, Chief of Marketing and Communications, Marlink

  • The Digital Age - how is the Digital Age driving maritime innovation?
  • Embracing future technologies and improving performance with digitalized services

Michael Reimuth, Sales Director Europe East, Marlink

10:30 Panel Discussion: Prospects for Maritime Satellite Communication

Introduction: From crew and passenger connectivity to operational communications, onboard bandwidth requirements are set to further increase. The maritime industry is clearly turning digital and accommodating Big Data is a growing requirement for the industry.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Expected market growth for the maritime satellite communications market?
  • How high throughput satellites will reshape the maritime communication industry?
  • MSS vs. VSAT: competitive or complementary solutions going forward?
  • Competitive landscape: more consolidation ahead?
  • Are all stakeholders ready for the digitalization of ship operations?

Moderated by: Geoffroy Stern, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult

Panelists Include:
Manuel Valero, Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor Satellite
Reece Pitts, Account Manager EMEA, Iridium
Rob Myers, Senior Director, Maritime Market Delivery, Inmarsat Maritime

11:15 Tea/Coffee Break Kindly Sponsored by Dell OEM

dell
 

11:45 Focus Session: GVF Maritime Satcoms Focus Panel

A panel discussion, briefing you on the latest satellite communications innovations and trends in the connected maritime ecosystem.

Moderated by: Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

Technologies:

  • HTS systems
  • Terminal/antenna evolution
  • Maritime Communications on the Move (COTM)/Earth Stations in Motion
  • (ESIMs)

Applications, End User Requirements & Solutions Deployment:

  • Navigation
  • Safety & security
  • "The Office at Sea"

Markets, Regulation & Spectrum:

  • Strategies to facilitate market growth
  • Regulation for the maritime environment
  • Ku & Ka band in maritime

Moderated by: Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

Panelists include:
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales, Europe South & MEA, Marlink
Martin Reason, European Sales Director, SpeedCast
Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
Roger Adamson, CEO, Futurenautics
Dr.-Ing. Markus Landmann, Project Manager, MIMO OTA & Satcom-on-the-Move Testing, Fraunhofer IIS

12:45 How is Innovation Driving the Future of Shipping? - Disruptive innovations in marine freight - 2025

Chris Moody, Business Development Director, Transport Systems Catapult

13:15 Lunch Kindly sponsored by Dualog

Dualog
 

14:00 Lunchtime Prize Draw in Conference Room

 

Session: Technology for Vessel and Business Performance

14:15 Implementing a Performance Monitoring System

Dirk Hundt, Head of Technical Operating Materials, Reederei NSB

14:45 Maersk Line’s Path To A High Ship Management Solution Rollout Velocity Uncovered

  • Project background: fact and figures
  • Rollout focus from product selection to project completion
  • The ingredients of a successful high velocity rollout capability

Sebastiaan Van den Wijngaert, Senior Project Manager, Maersk Line IT

15:15 Efficiency in Ships Operations and Management

Capt. Kuzman Popov, MSQ & Operations Manager, DS Tankers

15:45 Tea/Coffee Break Kindly Sponsored by Iridium Everywhere

Iridium Everywhere
 

Session: Innovation Driving the Future of Shipping

16:15 The Challenge in Going from Idea to Realization

This session will consider how a well-established Architecture Management Office (AMO) can be used to build business aligned IT solutions

The Architecture Management Office provides architecture governance and architectural advice, owns and drive the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the vessel future state and enable its evolution.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Project background: fact and figures
  • Rollout focus from product selection to project completion
  • The ingredients of a successful high velocity rollout capability

Peter Thomsen, Enterprise Architect, Cisco Consultant for Maersk Line

16:45 Internet of Things and Connected Ships

Mary Etienne, Business Development Director, Maritime, Shipping, Offshore, Dell OEM

17:15 Closing Notes of Conference Day One followed by

17:30 Networking Drinks Reception Kindly Sponsored by Telenor Satellite

 

19:00 Followed by a Gala Dinner Kindly Sponsored by Marlink

Marlink
 

*Please note speakers and session topics are subject to change at the discretion of the organiser.

Day 2 - 26 February 2016 - Latest update 11/2/2016

09:00 Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

There will be a light breakfast and exhibition showcase on offer during the morning while there is a parallel workshop. This will provide a chance for delegates, speakers and exhibitors to interact, watch product demos and ask questions.

09:30 Interactive Workshop Session: An A-Z of VSAT

  • Considerations when adopting VSAT: what key factors to consider when choosing a VSAT solution
  • Delivery and installation: what we do in the phase of project installation
  • Post installation: tools available for management of your VSAT link
  • Palantir: IT management from shore

Delivered by: Marlink and Palantir

This workshop will provide participants with an interactive, hands-on overview and demonstration of VSAT, XChange and Palantir IT solutions.

Please note this workshop is aimed at shipping companies and is by invitation only. Please contact jo@thedigitalship.com to register your place.

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

Mespas
 

Session: Using Technology for Crew Welfare and Empowerment

11:15 Opening Notes from Conference Chair

Nick Lambert, Director, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult

11:20 Digital Advancements in Shipping and the Human Aspect

Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM

11:50 Challenges and Solutions; Moving From Paper Charts to ECDIS – a Guidance

  • Planning - documents - crew training - requirements
  • Installing - implementation
  • Results so far

Capt Magnar Høijord, Marine Superintendent, Golar Management Norway

12:20 BYOD and the Impact on Safety and Cyber Security

Ewan Robinson, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd

12:50 Panel Session: Using Technology for Crew Welfare and Empowerment

  • Ideas for Enhancing Crew Efficiency and Usability of On-Board Software

Moderated by: Nick Lambert, Director, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult

Panelists include:

  • Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM
  • Walter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog
  • Ewan Robinson, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd
  • Further names to be announced

13:30 Closing Notes from Conference Chair followed by Lunch and Exhibition Showcase Kindly Sponsored by Intelsat until 1445

Intelsat
 

*Please note speakers and session topics are subject to change at the discretion of the organiser.

Roger Adamson, CEO, Futurenautics

Roger Adamson

Roger currently works for Futurenautics, a new, wholly independent, information resource specifically designed to identify relevant technology trends—and importantly—contextualise them for the shipping and maritime industry. Across a range of digital, print and live platforms, Futurenautics provides leading-edge, thought-provoking multi-media content, features and comment designed to encourage shipping and maritime leaders to ask questions of themselves and their organisations that will begin equipping them for the road to 2030 and beyond.

Roger is also chairman for International Maritime Sales & Marketing Association, a global non-profit organization. IMASMA provides a range of resources, support, and representation for all those who are involved in or have an interest in the way the maritime industry markets, sells, promotes and communicates. It works to fund and provide educational and training resources to upskill current maritime business personnel and to encourage fresh talent into the industry. IMASMA also works to encourage maritime entrepreneurship and highlight the importance of the maritime industry and its continued strength and security to the wider public.


Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South, Middle East & Africa, Airbus Defence and Space

Barbara Bersani

Barbara Bersani has more than 10 years of experience in the satellite communications sector working for Marlink, Vizada and now Airbus Defence and Space. She joined Marlink as a Sales Manager for the sales regions in France, Monaco, and Switzerland in 2005. In 2008 she took responsibility for Maritime Sales for Europe West and Europe East. In 2012 Barbara was appointed as Head of Sales Maritime for Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in her career, she held Business Development and Marketing positions within the Defence Industry. Barbara holds a BA from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva and a DBA from the LSE – London School of Economics.


Jessika Dammert, Chief of Marketing and Communications, Marlink

Jessika Dammert

Jessika Dammert has almost 15 years of experience in the satellite communications industry, having started her career with the former DeTeSat Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications (FTMC). She worked for Vizada in 2006 (when the company combined FTMSC and Telenor), as head of the marketing communications team and founded as well as implemented the Vizada brand identity and corporate design.

In 2011 Jessika took responsibility as Marketing Communications Director for the Business Communications (BC) entity of Astrium and later Airbus Defence and Space. In 2016 she was appointed Chief Marketing Communications Officer at the newly established Marlink, which brings together the former Airbus Defence and Space BC unit with the existing Marlink direct business; where she is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all global marketing communications strategies and campaigns for maritime and enterprise markets.

Earlier in her career, Jessika worked as Marketing Manager for digital and e-media, developing an online platform for a global medical services company. Jessika holds a masters degree in New Media, English and Russian from the University of Marburg (Germany) and the West London College.


Mary Etienne, Business Development Director, Maritime, Shipping, Offshore, Dell OEM

Mary Etienne

A business leader with over 25-years industry experience in Fortune 500 companies, Mary Etienne joined Dell in 2011 as Business Development Director of Dell OEM Solutions, where she is responsible for creating business value for customers in the maritime, shipping, and offshore markets. A specialist, global division, Dell OEM Solutions builds industry-grade and long lifecycle products and provides customized logistics and services for customers to sell into the marketplace as part of their own branded products.


Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM

Simon Frank

 


Walter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog

Walter Hannemann

Walter Hannemann have professionally participated in the development of IT since the 80’s, from his education in Electronics and Information Systems. His responsibilities have involved software development to solution architecture, infrastructure design and management, IT service delivery and even “.com” entrepreneurship. With a passion for “making things work”, shipping applications and all digital equipment onboard became his interest from 2008. Having headed IT departments in Maersk Tankers and Torm, has recently become Product Manager for Dualog. Based in Copenhagen, Walter enjoys finding solutions for big (and small) business problems using IT, while keeping the overview and a forward-looking approach, with deep dives in technical subjects when necessary – or possible.


Capt Magnar Høijord, Marine Superintendent, Golar Management Norway

Capt Magnar Høijord

Capt Magnar Hoijord works with Golar Management Norway as Marine Superintendent & Vetting Manager overseeing 8 vessels as MS and some 20 vessels as Vetting Manager.

He has around 12 years seatime and almost 14 years’ experience in office as Marine Superintendent, Vetting Manager and Cargo Superintendent for companies like Höegh Autoliners, V.Ships Norway and now with Golar LNG for the last three years.

He was/is in charge of implementing ECDIS as main navigational source for Golar LNG vessels.


Dirk Hundt, Head of Technical Operating Materials, Reederei NSB

Dirk Hundt

Dirk Hundt has studied Mechanical Engineering (Dipl. – Ing.) in Hamburg and after having served in the German Navy, he worked for more than 15 years for the merchant ship sector of the HDW shipyard in Kiel.

In 2006 he joined the shipping company NSB, who manages a fleet of currently 64 vessels, consisting of container ships and tankers. At NSB he took over the newly founded department TOM. TOM stands for Technical Operating Materials and at that time TOM took care about all technical items related to fuel oils and lube oils. However when dealing with fuel oils and lube oils one comes automatically to the item of consumption and hence to Performance Monitoring. Today this is a good deal of his department´s work and goes from routine performance evaluations up to the optimisation of the managed vessels. Consequently the planning and implementation of a new Performance Monitoring System for the NSB fleet was in his responsibility.

 


Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat

Chris Insall

At Intelsat and in various previous roles Chris Insall has been associating with The Digital Ship since its inception, focusing on maritime satellite communications and IT solutions.

From 2011 to 2014, Chris worked as Commercial Programmes Manager for Cobham SATCOM, incorporating maritime antenna brands Sea Tel and Sailor.

Prior to Cobham, Chris was at Inmarsat for 11 years with roles encompassing maritime business and product management – major responsibilities included deployment of Inmarsat’s flagship Fleet and FleetBroadband product portfolios.

Chris holds an MSc degree in Software Engineering and a BA degree in business and foreign languages, and is based in London, UK.


Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

Martin Jarrold

Martin Jarrold has worked for GVF for almost 15 years, having been appointed GVF Chief of International Programme Development in June 2001.
His particular responsibilities include outreach to the member organisations of the GVF and for the further development of the profile of the Forum within the satellite communications industry, and across the global telecommunications policy and regulatory community. This extends to the development and delivery of programmes focused on extending the understanding of, and promoting the use of, satellite-based communications in various key end-user vertical markets.
Mr. Jarrold is Chairman of the GVF Oil & Gas Communications Conference Series, the GVF Broadband Maritime Conference Series, as well as of GVF's Connectivity and HTS London events. Mr. Jarrold is also Co-Chairman of the GVF Maritime Satcom Forum. He is a frequent contributor to various telecommunications and other industry publications. In addition he regularly chairs and contributes to a wide variety of telecommunications conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world. Previously, Mr. Jarrold was Commissioning Editor and Head of Research for Space Business International magazine.

 


Capt. Kuzman Popov, MSQ & Operations Manager, DS Tankers

Capt. Kuzman Popov

Capt. Kuzman Popov holds Master’s Degrees in Marine Navigation, International Economic Relations and Masters of Law with Merit from London Metropolitan University. Capt. Kuzman Popov has studied Shipping Business at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers London and gained experience as a Ship Broker, Ship Agent, Port Captain and University Lecturer, followed by a career as Deck Officer and Master on Stena Bulk Oil/Chemical/Gas tankers. Last four years Capt. Kuzman Popov worked for a major Ship Management Company as a DPA and CSO and Frontline’s Quality Safety Coach. Capt.Kuzman Popov joined DS Tankers in September, 2013


Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Nick Lambert Associates

Nick Lambert

A 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.


Dr.-Ing. Markus Landmann, Project Manager, MIMO OTA & Satcom-on-the-Move Testing, Fraunhofer IIS

Dr.-Ing. Markus Landmann

Dr.-Ing Markus Landmann (Group Leader Over the Air Testing) received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.) and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.E.E.) degrees in Electrical Engineering (information technology) from Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, in 2001 and 2008 respectively. He was working for Ilmenau University of Technology, MEDAV GmbH, and Tokyo Institute of Technology in the field of mobile communications in research and development before he entered Fraunhofer IIS. At Fraunhofer IIS within the department “Wireless Distribution System / Digital Broadcasting he is mainly responsible for the Facility for Over the Air Research and Testing (FORTE). The Facility covers the test and development of satellite and terrestrial based communications systems under realistic but repeatable propagation conditions (http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/profil/standorte/forte.html). In this context he is pushing together with ESA, major satellite operators, and the GVF type approval procedures for Satcom on the move systems for interference mitigation on a global scale.


Chris Moody, Business Development Director, Transport Systems Catapult

Chris Moody

Chris joined the TSC from Isis Innovation at the University of Oxford in 2014. In his role there as Managing Consultant, Chris led a team of experts developing and delivering a variety of innovation projects with industry, universities and governments in more than 30 countries. Chris’ career in technology marketing and corporate management includes senior positions with Helix Technology Corporation, Kulicke & Soffa Industries and KLA-Tencor Corporation, as well as a broad consultancy background with Edgeworth, Inc.

His extensive international business experience, particularly in Asia, Latin America, the U.S. and the Middle East, adds to the rich knowledge base within the catapult. Chris has also served on a number of industry and corporate boards, and lectured extensively on innovation and intellectual property. He holds a BA from the University of the Pacific in California and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University in Oregon.”


Rob Myers, Senior Director, Maritime Market Delivery, Inmarsat Maritime

Rob Myers

Based in London, Rob joined Inmarsat in 2011 with a strong background in product marketing, proposition development, product and service launch and marketing. He spent his first four years at Inmarsat running the enterprise market delivery teams that successfully launched IsatPhone Pro, IsatPhone 2, IsatHub, BGAN Link and BGAN HDR to name a few.

For the past year Rob has overseen market research and competitive intelligence, product marketing and marketing communications for Inmarsat’s maritime business unit.

Rob spent the first ten years of his career in pre-sales support and consulting for real-time financial information products and services. After completing an MBA from Ashridge Business School in 2000, he joined Bandwidth Technologies, a satellite services provider, as a business manager.

In 2002, Rob joined Arqiva as Head of Product Marketing for carriers and enterprise, and was instrumental in them becoming one of the first UK companies to acquire an iDirect hub, enabling smaller satellite service providers to operate their own virtual satellite platforms.

Three years prior to joining Inmarsat, Rob moved to TelecityGroup, the pan-European carrier-neutral data centre operator, as Head of Product Management, where he helped develop their cloud computing platform.

As well as an MBA, Rob also holds an HND in Electronic Engineering.


Reece Pitts, Account Manager EMEA, Iridium

Reece Pitts

Reece Pitts is Account Manager of EMEA Market at Iridium Communications Inc. He is responsible for bringing new services and products to market in alignment with Iridium's initiatives, while attuned to the needs of the end-users in M2M, maritime and security. Based in the UK, Reece brings more than 10 years of experience in the Satellite Industry to his position as Account Manager for Iridium’s Europe, Middle East & Africa team.

Reece came to Iridium in 2007, bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience in business development, consulting, project and partner management in machine to machine applications, security, and maritime. He began his career in the Satellite Communications Market with Paradigm Services where he was a Theater Manager in Iraq. In this role he was responsible for looking after ground communications for the UK Ministry of Defense, as well as developing a number of Iridium based projects still being used today.


Capt. Kuzman Popov, MSQ & Operations Manager, DS Tankers

Capt. Kuzman Popov

 


Martin Reason, European Sales Director, SpeedCast

Martin Reason

Martin has spent over 30 years working in the Telecommunications, Satellite and the IT industry and currently runs Maritime Sales in Europe for SpeedCast. Martin has been involved with the Maritime industry since 2008 first as Sales Director at Zynetix a company focusing on GSM calling at sea and then with Globe Wireless as Business Development Director. Martin currently spends a lot of his time with shipping companies advising on options for communications and IT at sea. The roles he has performed in Maritime have given Martin a unique and in depth knowledge on what customer requirements are for a communications and IT solutions at sea.


Michael Reimuth, Sales Director Europe East, Marlink

Michael Reimuth

Michael Reimuth is Sales Director responsible for the development of business in the Eastern-European region for Marlink, the global innovative provider of satellite enabled solutions.

Located within our Hamburg office, Michael joined Marlink in November 2015. Michael began his professional career in 2000 with STN Atlas Elektronik, based in Bremen, Germany. As a major supplier for maritime defence and security systems, STN Atlas became an EADS organization (the umbrella company of Airbus Defence and Space) and is recognized today as Cassidian. As a part of the sales and project management team for Vessel Traffic Service and Coastal Surveillance Systems, Michael was in charge of managing projects in China, Korea, Israel, the UK and Spain.

Prior to joining Marlink, Michael was Head of Sales at Pro Nautas B.V. GmbH since 2011. Pro Nautas is a service provider for navigation and communication equipment and connectivity. 

Michael has a successful academic background having graduated from the Universities of Bremen (Germany) and Breda (The Netherlands) where he obtained a diploma and bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration.

With over 15 years’ experience in the maritime IT and communications sector and with his strong academic background, Michael is able to offer valuable advice and support and helps to reinforce the leadership position of Marlink in maritime satellite communications.


Ewan Robinson, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd

Ewan Robinson

With over 15 years’ experience in the maritime communications market, there are few areas that Ewan has not had direct involvement with.

From country and regional sales management to designing back end communications systems, front end user interfaces, virtual servers with multiple redundancy, 24/7 VPN access to vessels, customer support centres, networks and systems for vessel users to integrate with shore based networks and systems, analysing network security or auditing existing airtime providers and services.

Being able to offer clients a fresh pair of eyes, along with years of experience working within shipping companies and providers, helps give an insight into the current suitability and scalability of vessel networks and communications systems and future strategies that are available.


Christof Schwaner, Director Communications, VDR - German Shipowners‘ Association

Christof Schwaner

Christof Schwaner joined the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) in 2012 which is responsible for representing the common business and social policy interests of German shipping companies at federal and state government level as well as vis-à-vis European and international bodies and public authorities. Being spokesman of the VDR, Schwaner is responsible for the association’s public relations and reports to its CEO.

Before that, he supported the International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) – a non-profit organisation for the promotion of young journalists – as project manager for international alumni conferences and European fellowship programmes. Today, Schwaner is hosting a press club for alumni of the IJP programmes in Hamburg.

Schwaner holds a MA from the Institute of Democracy Research at the University of Goettingen. He studied Political Sciences and European Law.


Geoffroy Stern, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult

Geoffroy Stern

Geoffroy Stern is a Senior Consultant of Euroconsult based in Paris, France, with expertise in economic, strategic and financial analysis, with a particular focus on due diligence assessments for project financing and M&A transactions in the satellite communication sector.

Prior to joining Euroconsult, Geoffroy has had ten years of experience as equity analyst and research manager in the brokerage industry.

In addition to his current activity on the satellite communication, Geoffroy has a strong expertise in the oil & gas sector in and outside Europe, which he developed as part of his previous positions. This involved the management of a team of analysts, the direct coverage of 13 stocks and the management of 50 priority customers in Europe and the United States.  

He holds a Diploma from Business Management School Audencia in France with a specialization in Finance.


Peter Thomsen, Enterprise Architect, Cisco Consultant for Maersk Line

Peter Thomsen

Role/Responsibility

Peter Thomsen is an Enterprise Architect with Cisco, a worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Mr Thomsen provides Enterprise Architecture consulting services to clients in the EMEAR region and has established and run several Enterprise Architecture Manage Offices (AMO) within large corporations in both the financial and manufacturing vertical and lately established AMO’s for IT outsourcers.

Bio

Mr Thomsen has over 20 years experience in communications and information technology and has worked as an Enterprise Architect over the past 8 years for Cisco, providing advisory services to major enterprises and service providers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Thomsen is a board member of the Open Group and has held several seminars and workshops on the topic Architecture Management and architecture adoption*

During his career Mr Thomsen has worked as a post sales manager, pre sales manager, business development manager, and more recently as a senior enterprise architect. He specialises in all aspects of enterprise architecture and business and IT alignment. One of his major assignments with Cisco was as an Enterprise Architect at a world leader in container shipping and oil & Gas. He actively contributed to the enterprise architecture adoption within the company at a group level, delivered architecture standards and blueprints provided advice and mentoring in the areas of enterprise architecture and IT strategic planning. Prior to joining Cisco He worked as Business development Manager at Nortel Networks in USA, supporting service providers in their transformational journey towards full IP enabled infrastructure foundations. He has also worked as pre-sales Manager, providing infrastructure solutions and network optimization advice to service providers in the Nordic region. Recently Mr Thomsen was assigned as lead architect to a large German car manufacturer on a large scale network transformation project to more effective and efficiently support the car manufacturers business with a better aligned IT implementation and maintain fit-for-purpose with enterprise architecture methodologies.

Spending the last six years working with companies beginning or progressing their enterprise architecture journey is very exciting. The activities associated with implementing enterprise architecture vary greatly between organisations, so each client engagement is a unique experience.

Professional Background

  • Cisco Consulting Services Europe, Senior Enterprise Architect, 8 years
  • Nortel Networks, Europe and USA, Business Development and Pre-Sales, 12 years
  • TeleDenmark, Post-Sales, 3 years
  • Royal Danish Army, Sergent, 2 years

Years of Experience

  • 8 years as Enterprise Architect consultant
  • 6 years within the IT industry
  • 14 years in the Service Provider/vendor industry

Education

  • Electronics engineer, Technical College, Denmark
  • Sergeant, Royal Danish Army, Denmark
  • TOGAF 9 .1 Certified
  • ITILv3 Foundation Certified
  • Open Group Master Level Certified Enterprise Architect
  • Open Group Board Member

Manuel Valero, Sales Manager Maritime, Telenor Satellite

Manuel Valero

Manuel Valero has a Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering and holds a Masters in Satellite Communications from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.

As Telenor Satellite’s Sales Manager for Maritime, he has been able to highly develop the Telenor Satellite customer database by closely supporting our maritime customers with their ever-increasing requirements.

Prior to joining Telenor Satellite, he worked for Global IP (acquired by EMC) as a Business Development Manager in the period 2009/2012, and has more than 15 years of experience in the international satellite industry.

With the successful launch of THOR 7, Telenor Satellite is looking forward to offering Ka-band satellite capacity for offshore services in coverage areas spanning the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, the Red Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. We are already welcoming many new customers to our 1º West home and have seen incredible growth within the offshore sector for satellite broadband solutions in Europe and the Middle East.


Sebastiaan Van den Wijngaert, Senior Project Manager, Maersk Line IT

Sebastiaan Van den Wijngaert

Sebastiaan Van den Wijngaert has worked for the Maersk Group for the last 15 years. He has a multitude of experience from different business units within the group, from commercial and operations functions and business and IT position. For the last 8 years Sebastiaan has worked in Maersk Line IT as a Project and Programme Manager with main focus on projects in the commercial and operations area.

 

To enquire about an exhibition or sponsorship opportunity contact:
Youngsuk Park, 
Exhibition & Sponsorship Sales Manager 
T: +44 (0)20 7017 3409 
E: young@thedigitalship.com

 

  • Stand available
  • Stand booked
  • Stand on option
  • catering
  • High top table
  • Red lines = Open sides
 

* subject to change as required by the organiser

DIGITAL SHIP HAMBURG 2016 EXHIBITORS
Stand No. Exhibitor
1 NSSLGlobal
2 MediaMobil Communication GmbH
4 Globecomm
5 navarino
6 Palantir
8 SpeedCast
9 On-Waves
15 Telenor Satellite
16 Dualog
17 GTMaritime
18 OceanManager
19

Dell OEM Solutions

20 FleetMon.com
22 BASS Software Limited
23 Intelsat
25 shipznet
26 Hanseaticsoft GmbH
27 NAVTOR
28 World-Link Communications
29 DNV GL Software
30 Fraunhofer CML
31 Marlink
32 Marlink
33 Media Zone
34 Media Zone
35 MariApps Marine Solutions

 

* subject to change as required by the organiser

To enquire about sponsorship contact:

Exhibition Sales Manager - Youngsuk Park,
T: +44 (0)20 7017 3409,
E: young@thedigitalship.com

 

Global + Dinner
Marlink

 

Gold + Drinks Reception

 

Silver + Day 2 Lunch Silver + Wi-Fi
Intelsat Speedcast

 

Bronze + Day 1 Welcome Bronze + Day 1 Morning Bronze + Day 1 Afternoon
Inmarsat dell Iridium Everywhere

 

Day 1 Lunch Day 2 Morning
Dualog Mespas

 

 

Global & Dinner
Airbus

 

Gold & Drinks Reception

 

Silver & Wi-Fi Bronze
Intelsat

 

Day 1 Lunch Day 2 Lunch
Dualog Speedcast

 

Day 1 Welcome Break Day 1 Morning Break

 

Bag Sponsor
h2osatellite

Venue:

Terminal 1 (Ankunftshalle)

Cruise Center Steinwerder
Buchheisterstraße 16
20457 Hamburg
Germany

Suggested hotel: ten minutes to the venue

25hours Hotel HafenCity
Überseeallee 5
20457 Hamburg
www.25hours-hotels.com

Brochure

Telephone: +49 40 25 7777 255
Fax: +49 40 25 7777 555
E-Mail: res.hafencity@25hours-hotels.com

Hotel Accommodation Offer 
25hours Hotel HafenCity has offered Digital Ship guest rooms as follows:

Rates fluctuate daily and are only a guide below. Alternatively the hotel map can provide a set price at time of booking.

If you wish to add breakfast to your booking it will be 15,00 euro per person and per day.
Payment is due at booking via credit card and cannot be cancelled.

Alternative hotel options 13 mins to the venue:

Gresham Carat Hotel Hamburg
Sieldeich 5-7
20539 Hamburg
www.carat-hotel-hamburg.de

Telephone: +49 (0) 40 789660
Fax: +49 (0) 40 786196

Email: verkauf@gresham-hotels.de
www.gresham-hotels.de

To book the special rate please click the link and enter the promotional code TDS2016.

All prices include VAT, breakfast, wifi and free parking:

  • 79 Euros bed and breakfast per single
  • 99 Euros bed and breakfast per double.

Missed the deadline for accommodation, we have put together a unique HotelMap that shows hotel offers in Hamburg nearby: https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MXTWK

Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Jessica Heili, our dedicated concierge. If you email Jessica with your requirements, phone number and quoting Special Reference Code W-MXTWK to Jessica_Heili@HotelMap.com she will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.

No arrangements or special rates have been made at the alternative option hotels.

Taxi service:

Taxi Hamburg 6x6, GmbH & Co. KG, Grindelhof 52, D-20146 Hamburg
E-Mail: info@taxihamburg.de

Online-Booking 

Telephone: 040 - 66 66 66

Castle Map / Directions

Shuttle bus

Digital Ship has arranged a free shuttle bus for our conference delegates and exhibitors. This will collect delegates on both days of Digital Ship Hamburg from the Central Station in Hamburg - from "Kirchenallee" (just outside the station) where the City tour buses stop. 

The shuttle bus will depart at 0815 on Thursday 25 February and 0900 on Friday 26 February, from the bus stop "Stadtrundfahrt" at Kirchenallee just outside the train station. (Limited seats to be allocated first come first served).

The bus can only wait here for maximum 10 minutes therefore the bus will depart at 0815 sharp. Please be on the bus before then.

Please RSVP to Jo@thedigitalship.com by Friday 19 February if you intend to take this bus to give us an idea of numbers. We cannot guarantee space on the bus and seats will be filled on a first come first served basis. 

Please note there is no return shuttle bus but there will be a bus at the end of the day on Thursday 25 February from the conference venue to the Marlink hosted Gala Dinner, departing at 1900. 


Dinner venue: www.block-braeu.de

Map

Address: Block Bräu GmbH
Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 3A, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

Phone:+49 40 44405000

Block Bräu GmgH

Online registrations for this event have now closed, but you can still register at the event reception desk from 08.30am on Thursday, 25 February.

 

* Registrants involved directly in working for a ship operator (owner, manager, or builder) are entitled to attend this Digital Ship event free of charge. Please note – your current direct employer must own and operate commercial vessels, and you must be engaged in activities and employment directly by this company (i.e they may not be a parent company nor a holding company) to qualify for this free rate. You may be asked to provide proof of employment status. Digital Ship reserves the right to refuse registrations and/or entry to the conference.

  • 15% discount when 2 or more employees of the same company book and pay at the same time.
  • 50% discount for government organisations / academia.
  • 30% discount on the delegate price for members of supporting organisations
    (not applicable for sponsorship or exhibition packages)

Global + Dinner

Marlink

Gold + Drinks Reception

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS

Silver + Day 2 Lunch

Intelsat

Silver + Wi-Fi

Speedcast

Bronze + Day 1 Welcome

Inmarsat

Bronze + Day 1 Morning

dell

Bronze + Day 1 Afternoon

Iridium Everywhere

Day 1 Lunch

Dualog

Day 2 Morning

Mespas

Exhibitors

NAVTOR Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS Dualog BASS Software Ltd shipznet WorldLink Communications Marlink fraunhofer hanseaticsoftMariApps NSSLGlobal Ltd. Palantir Intelsat dell Intelsat on-waves fleetmon GTMaritime navarino Speedcast MediaMobil GLOBECOMM MARITIME

Supporting Organisation

CIRM vdr portofhamburgmarketing maritimes cluster

Media Partner

maritime connector jdc Global Maritime Hub Show Me Transport SatnewsShipping and Marine Events schiff Port TechnologyShip2Shore2

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Address:
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