iShipping Copenhagen: Investigating the Innovation Curve in Shipping

Outline agenda - 1 March 2017

Correct as at 12 January 2017

08.30 - Registration and Welcome Refreshments

09.00 - Opening Notes and Introduction by Conference Chair
Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications

09.15 - Welcome Address
Andreas Nordseth, Director-General, Danish Maritime Authority (tbc)

09.40 - Navigating the Shipping Landscape in 2017 and Beyond
Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO

10.05 - Title to follow
Niels Reuther, Regional Sales Manager, Marlink

10.30 - Morning Coffee and Networking

Session 1: The Future of Smart Shipping

10.55 - Short Intro by Conference Chair

11.00 - The Evolution of Smart Shipping
Fritz Ganzhorn, Director, DFDS

11.25 - Unmanned Vessels: Legal Considerations
    •    Overview of legal framework
    •    Regulatory and safety concerns
    •    Liability issues
    •    Is the existing legal framework able to embrace unmanned vessels?
Bjarke Holm Hansen, Partner, Core Law Firm

11.50 - Panel Discussion – Reviewing Challenges and Threats Driven by
                Autonomous Shipping

Moderated by:
Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
    •    Exploring regulatory, legal, security, navigational and infrastructural
    •    Analysing and mitigating threats: piracy, distressed ships and cyber
          security breaches
    •    What can the maritime industry learn from other sectors?
Panellists include:
Michael Rodey, Innovation Strategy Manager, Maersk
Tom Erling Hansen, Head of Sales North Europe, Marlink
Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
Manuel Valero, Sales Manager, Telenor

12.30 - Lunch and Networking

13.30 - 15.15 - Roundtable Sessions
These roundtables are open to all participants (end users, suppliers, sponsors etc) and will take place simultaneously – all hosted by key sponsors. Each table can host up to 10 participants, and delegates will be invited to sign up on the morning of the conference (1 March) to the roundtable they wish to attend, via our interactive WebApp.

The roundtable sessions will last for 1hr45min in total, with the discussion itself lasting one hour, followed by a summary from each table to the whole room.

The content will be focused on solutions and business strategy, rather than products or sales pitches. All roundtables will be co-hosted by an end user.

15.15 - Afternoon Tea and Networking

Session 2: What Next for Big Data and IoT?

15.45 - Short Intro by Conference Chair

15.50 - Cyber Security on Board Ships – 1 Year On
    •    Updated industry guidelines
    •    What are the threats to ships?
    •    How to mitigate against cyber-attacks on board ships
    •    Ship and shore interface concerns for cyber security
    •    Leadership buy-in is key to minimising cyber attacks
Phil Tinsley, Maritime Security Manager, BIMCO

16.15 - Big Data - How Do We Reap the Benefits?
Petter Brandt, Consultant, Metapharos AB
16.40 - Smart Ships Need Smarter People
    •    How big is the influence of IT in making a shipping company successful?
Giampiero Soncini, ‎Director Volaris Marine Division, Volaris Group

17.05 - TBA

17.30 - Question & Answer Session
Drawing on the expertise of our session speakers, this Q&A session will ask them to expand on the future of Big Data and Performance Management in shipping.

17.50 - Conference Day 1 Conclusions, followed by Conference Drinks

19.30 - Networking Dinner,
kindly sponsored by Marlink  

2 March 2017

08.30 - Registration and Welcome Refreshments

0915-1045 - Exclusive Invitation to Attend Marlink Workshop


This private session will provide participants with an interactive, hands-on overview and demonstration of Marlink’s XChange-based crew solutions, including XChange Media, the new Marlink XChange Telemed service, as well as Palantir’s KeepUp@Sea solution for standardised onboard IT. Participants will have the opportunity to experience multiple interactive demo sessions, hosted from different stations.

Please note this session is for shipping companies only. Please confirm your place when registering through our website, or contact

Refreshments will be served during the session.

10.45 - Morning Coffee and Networking

Session 3: Harnessing Disruptive Influence

11.00 - Short Introduction by Conference Chair
Giampiero Soncini, ‎Director Volaris Marine Division, Volaris Group

11.10 - Sea Traffic Management and its Role in Harnessing Disruptive

    •    What advances in disruptive influence will transform the face of the industry?
    •    Evaluating the different models, technologies and solutions
    •    Lowering the threshold for new entries in the shipping service market
Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer, The Swedish Maritime Administration

11.35 - Shipping 4.0: Leveraging Industry 4.0 at Sea
Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, Senior Scientist, SINTEF Ocean

12.00 - Blockchain in Practice – a Guide
    •    How to ensure the security of transaction management and create a
          database of assets
    •    Encryption methodologies – a guide for the shipping industry
    •    Ensuring transparency and accountability to restructure and effectively
          channel assets
Victor Wong, CEO, BlockApps (tbc)

12.25 - Panel Discussion - Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry
Moderated by: Maurice Meehan, Manager, BSR
    •    Beyond the hype – the long-term advantages and opportunities
    •    Calculating the cost savings afforded by blockchain and IoT
    •    Applying blockchain applications to accurately track assets and achieve
         frictionless trade

13.10 - Lunch and networking

Session 4: The Business of Digitisation

14.10 - Short Intro by Conference Chair

14.20 - How will Digitisation Transform the Future of Shipping?
    •    Is digitisation the greatest driver for shipping innovation?
    •    Exploring applications of digitisation: deployment of sensors across fleets
         of ships, enhanced remote internet connectivity and detailed data
    •    Improving cross functional collaboration to determine which elements of
         digitisation will yield the greatest benefits
    •    How will this link ships, to shore, to enterprise?
Troels Blicher Danielsen, Deputy Director General, Danish Maritime Authority

14.45 - Case Study: Maersk Line - the Journey Towards the Digitised Ship
Niels Bruus, Head of Future Solutions, Fleet Management and Technology, Maersk Line

15.10 - Panel Discussion - Building the Business Case for Digitisation in

Moderated by: Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
    •    Evaluating the benefits in terms of ROI, cost savings and efficiency gains
    •    A CFO perspective – a guide to calculating the financials
Anshul Tuteja, Director Energy Management, Global Fleet Optimisation, Royal Caribbean Cruises
Michael Hust, IT Manager, Uni Tankers

15.50 - Conference Conclusions and Close

* Please note some speakers and topics may be subject to confirmation and/or change. For more information, please contact