Athens – 7 & 8 November 2018


– 7 & 8 November 2018

Over the past 12 months, 15 Digital Ship events have taken place around the world – in locations such as Oslo, Copenhagen, Bergen, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Limassol, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. We have covered the full spectrum of innovation and digital transformation in shipping – including what this means from a business perspective, for your operations and, of course, for Seafarers themselves.

We have looked at how autonomous shipping is directing the maritime future; we have discussed how the changing cyber threat landscape is driving planning and decision making; we have learnt what the impact of upcoming regulations and compliance issues may be and how to manage these; we have heard from exciting new entrants and start-ups looking to find a place in our industry world; we have reviewed shipping’s position in the supply chain and how to better collaborate with our partners, and we have delved deeply into what digital disruption really means for our business bottom line.

Coming back to Greece for our 16th Annual Digital Ship Athens Conference & Exhibition, we aim to bring the year’s conversations and discussions together, to look across the board at the “digital ship”. Once again, we expect to host over 300 participants, including 140+ shipping companies.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • André Simha, Global Chief Information Officer, Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • Stelios Sabanis, Head of ICT, GasLog Ltd., AMMITEC President
  • Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios Shipmanagement, AMMITEC B.O.D.
  • Giampiero Soncini, Director, KZM Management
  • George Demetriades, Director of Information Technology, Athens International Airport
  • Matthew Maheras, CIO, Metrostar Management Corp.
  • Michalis Moraitis, CIO, Nic. J. Theocarakis S.A. – Nissan Greece
  • Tasos Makris, IT & Usability Consultant, Gourdomichalis Maritime
  • Dimitris Moros, Area Sales Manager, Marlink
  • Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, NLA Ltd.
  • Dan Rooney, Director, Maritime, Iridium
  • Takis Falidouris, Manager, Marlink
  • David Tropp Hag, Sales Director EMEA, KVH
  • Yariv Zghoul, Founder, JiBe
  • Julian Crudge, Sales Director, Telenor Satellite
  • Nabil Ben Soussia, Managing Director, IEC Telecom Middle East
  • Niklas Carlén, Research Director, Maritime Strategies International
  • Lisa Forte, Social Engineering & Cyber Security Expert, Partner – Red Goat Cyber Security
  • Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT
  • Chronis Kapalidis, Academy Fellow, Chatham House
  • Dr. Athanasios Drougkas, Officer in NIS, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
  • Emmanouil (Manos) Christofis, Cyber Defense Training and Exercises Advisor, Cyber Defence Capability Requirements and Development
  • Speakers to be confirmed from Inmarsat, Speedcast and Intellian

The first day will cover 3 core sessions:

The Maritime Satcom Summit

What’s next in maritime connectivity and how will this power future developments?

Blockchain in Practice

Digitising the global supply chain

iShipping: Harnessing Maritime’s Digital Future

Enabling collaboration, harmonisation and standardisation in our operations

The second day with consist of a special focus on Building Cyber Resilience – including a hackathon designed to address the real issues your companies are facing now and may face in the future.

We will also host Roundtables on all the topics covered throughout the two days – to enable participants, speakers and sponsors to continue their discussions and ask the questions they really need answers to in an informal, interactive setting.

For more information on how to be part of this exciting and topical agenda, please contact Cathy Hodge: