- 24 April 2018

Shipping is waking up to a new age where digitalisation is re-shaping the world and creating increased opportunity for development and innovation. Revolutionary concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing platforms are providing unparalleled growth opportunities for shipping and related transport and supply chain infrastructure. But achieving digital success requires knowledge and understanding, and an ability to drive your company's digital thinking and transformation rather than be driven by it. 

We return to Germany to host the next in our series of Maritime CIO Forums in the port city of Hamburg on 24 April 2018, where we will investigate how we can harness these opportunities and will debate which are going to stick and really make a difference. We will ask how can we identify the real digital legacy in front of us and truly re-define digitalisation in maritime and transport.


The Maritime Satcom Summit

Investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity

The ever-growing use of on-board applications and increased data flows – such as those used for maritime safety and protection, vessel tracking and performance analysis – means that the sh.ipping sector requires ever more reliable data communications, even in remote locations.

This opening session of the day will look at how innovation and evolution in maritime connectivity is changing the maritime landscape by improving operational agility, enhancing efficiency, creating a safer, more secure environment for passengers and crew alike, and above all reducing costs for the ship owner and manager.

Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry

How will Blockchain streamline trade and transport?

Blockchain is conquering the world. It is widely anticipated that blockchain will be the key to transforming the maritime industry by reducing the complexity of maritime transactions whilst increasing security. Initiatives can be found in various industries.

Every shipment must pass a barrage of scrutiny and tests before reaching its final destination. And any delays can result in reduced profits. The rise of digitalisation and the use of Blockchain can ensure faster, safer and more scalable processes for all involved, resulting in better business outcomes overall. But how will Blockchain technologies become a standard platform and be made scalable and accessible to all?


Harnessing Cyber Resilience and Managing Risk

A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk

This expert lead session will look at how the industry is managing increased cyber threats borne out of the growing use of cloud and IoT applications, number of devices used and larger ships but fewer crew. We will discuss current business cases, guidelines and policies already in place. We will look at how to identify, quantify and mitigate cyber risk and how to assess the real business risks? We will investigate what GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) means in relation to cyber security.

The iShipping Revolution

Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime

Cloud, IoT, big data, remote monitoring … Digitalisation is moving at a fast pace. Autonomous shipping is (perhaps?) not far away. So how can we harness digital innovation to make our own businesses smarter, safer and more sustainable? In this session, we will investigate key drivers for a successful implementation. What are the most recent developments, how should we use them and what are the benefits and pitfalls? We will look at the best practices and learn from the best.

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