Digital Ship is excited to be returning to Athens – for the 12th year in a row. We have once again developed the programme to reflect important evolutions in the global shipping market, as well as to provide the region’s owners and managers with a forum to learn more about the products and services that can ensure their companies remain at the forefront of the shipping industry.
The last few years have seen significant advancements in maritime technology. Maritime communications is changing - with the advent, for example, of new satellite designs and capacity leading to HTS. Recent technology developments in IT 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 crew? 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 Athens 2014 will evaluate recent developments and trends and hope to trigger discussion and debate on how these can make our industry smarter, safer and more sustainable.
This year the key topics that will be covered are:
- Developments and Lessons in Maritime Communications
- Smart Strategies for Efficiency in Vessel Operations
- Data Analysis for Business Optimisation
- Developments in eNavigation and ECDIS Performance
- Solutions for Enhancing Crew Efficiency, Safety and Training
- Plus – new for 2014 – a focus Interactive Session hosted by The Maritime Data Optimisation Initiative– which will look in more detail how the use of data from ships systems can and will change the modern maritime industry.
Speakers already confirmed include:
- Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios Shipmanagement - AMMITEC former President
- Kyung-Tae Yun, Senior Engineer - Marine Research Institute, Samsung Heavy Industries
- Professor Takis Varelas, Danaos Research Centre Director, Danaos Shipping Co.
- Fotis Kamperis, Training Manager, Prime Marine
- Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe, Middle East & Africa, Airbus Defence and Space
- Adonis Violaris, Chairman Cyprus Shipping Chamber ICT Sub-Committee and Managing Director Telaccount Overseas with BSM
- Michael Rambaut, Marine Electronics Consultant and former Secretary General, CIRM and Member of Strategy Implementation Plan for IMO’s e-navigation Project with the Norwegian Coastal Administration
- Wei Li, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
- Kostas Kontogiannis, Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
- Per A. Anfindsen, Sales Manager International, Dualog
- Manuel Valero, Sales Manager, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS
- Martin Reason, Director of Maritime Sales Europe, SpeedCast Ltd.
- Yiannis Serafim, Sales Director, Marlink
- Kyle Hurst, Director Channel Development, Station711
- Ewan Robinson, IT and Maritime Communications Consultant
- Kwang Phil Park, Senior Research Engineer, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)
- Christian Vakarelis, VP, Media Communications, Navarino
- Jon Harrison, Vice President - Communication Systems, Intellian Technologies
- Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Intelsat
- Alexander Krcma, Product Manager IP. Solutions, Airbus Defence and Space
- Heiko Bobzin, Managing Director, bobz GmbH
- Andreas Haralambopoulos, Head of Development – INFINITY, Navarino
- Vangelis Linardatos, Authorized JRC ECDIS Trainer
- Julian Crudge, Managing Director, Telenor UK
- Ioannis Dagkinis, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean
With further names to be announced…
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