Given the speed of change in the maritime market, it’s no longer enough to look just one year, or even five years, ahead. There is a fundamental shift taking place, with shipping now facing a new landscape, thanks to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where technology is creating even greater resilience in connected spaces, and those companies that want to maintain competitive advantage must find ways to adapt in order to compete. And in times of turbulent change, strategy and differentiation matter.

Demands for increase in efficiency, safety and sustainability can be only achieved through innovation. But what does innovation really mean, and how should the shipping industry truly look to the future? What can maritime learn and harness by “creative swiping” from other sectors, and from new entrants to the market. How can Maritime really make digitalisation part of the business agenda?

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Anne H. Steffensen, Director-General, Danish Shipping
  • Jenny Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime
  • Tom Erling Hansen, VP Sales, Europe North, Marlink
  • Pia Berglund, Executive Vice-President, Swedish Shipowners’ Association
  • Tiina Tuurnala, Managing Director, Finnish Shipowners' Association
  • Michael Rodey, Senior Innovation Manager, Maersk Group
  • Bjørn Borbye Pedersen, Director e-Navigation, Danish Maritime Authority
  • Michael Card, Deputy Secretary-General, IALA (The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities)
  • Henrik Hvid Jensen, Product Manager, Global Trade Digitization, Maersk Line
  • Jon Key, Director of Strategy, Innovation and Transformation, V.Group
  • Ulrik Sanders, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader Shipping Industry, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Glen Koskela, Fujitsu Fellow & CTO, Fujitsu
  • Gregor Ross, Sales & Marketing Director – Europe, Globecomm
  • Håkan Olsson, Vice President, Maritime, Kymeta
  • Assad Khan, Sales Manager, Telenor Satellite
  • Jorgen Strandberg, GM ANC Advanced Technology, Wärtsilä  SAM Electronics
  • Christopher Rex, Head of Research, Danish Ship Finance
  • Mikkel Hansen, CEO, Maritime Development Center (MDC)
  • Sue Terpilowski, President, WISTA UK, Chair, CILT Ports, Maritime & Waterways
  • Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Director, NLA, Former UK National Hydrographer
  • James Fanshawe, Chairman, MASRWG
  • Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
  • Lisa Forte, Cyber Security Advisor, Red Goat Cyber Security, and Formerly South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (Police)
  • Svend Lykke Larsen, Sales & Business Development Director, Europe, Palantir AS
  • Cheryl Basil Sequeira, Digitalisation Consultant, Port of Esbjerg
  • Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
  • Henrik Ramm-Schmidt, CEO and Founder, Fleetrange Ltd
  • Jaakko Ristaniemi, Senior Consultant, Navidium Plc
  • Ishaan Hemnani, Head Bunker Broker, BunkerEx Limited
    And many more to be announced

Across two days and four clearly defined sessions, these issues will be addressed at Digital Ship’s iShipping Conference in Copenhagen – where we will delve into the complexities and outlook of Maritime’s digital future.

Session 1:
Disruptive Technologies, Sustainable Thinking

  • Market place review, recent developments, and catalysts for change
  • Blockchain: Changing the face of global trade
  • Autonomous shipping and the digital twin: Evolution or revolution?
  • Smart shipping – Maritime’s fourth wave

Session 2:
Aligning Practical Concerns with the Digital Landscape

  • Driving business change and investment
  • Making digitalisation part of the business agenda
  • Standardisation and regulation
  • Building cyber resilience within the business case

Session 3:
Building Digital Competence and Measuring Impact

  • Creative swiping from:
    • Ports and terminals, Supply chain and logistics, Energy, Aviation, Banking and retail
  • Measuring the human impact and managing resistance
  • Translating guidance into training and education

Session 4:
The Pioneers Showcase – Accelerating Maritime Transformation

Shipping is still one of the most traditional industries, but the speed of change in the maritime sector is providing a real opportunity for new entrants to the market. With even CMA CGM creating their own start-up incubator, it is clear that we need fresh influence to accelerate much needed maritime transformation.

This session will provide a platform for start-ups with demonstrable traction and pitch to join the discussions around Maritime’s digital future. With the opportunity for first-mover advantage, this is the time for new entrants to make themselves known, and demonstrate how they can help the shipping sector harness all that digital innovation has to offer.

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