Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Benaki Museum Amphitheatre

Better & Secure Shipping
In a market under disruption

Further to the three successful past ShipIT conferences netweek magazine and the Association of Maritime Managers for Information Technology and Communications (AMMITEC) present the 4th ShipIT Conference, for the fourth year in a row.

ShipIT Conference is a one-day strategic event addressed to the shipping industry, analyzing Information and Communications Technologies’ (ICT) impact on the industry’s operations and business performance. The Conference is creating a unique knowledge exchange and networking platform for the maritime industry, where senior business and IT executives meet, discuss and evaluate how Digital Technologies improve both business and operational goals. The Conference is a major event for the maritime industry as it brings together a broad spectrum of ICT /IS leaders and more than 280 Professionals of global shipping companies, Academics, Digital Transformation experts, Entrepreneurs and other key Influencers.

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Ship IT Conference 2018

The Scope of the Conference

The Shipping industry is currently operating during a transitional period due to a variety of economic and geopolitical factors affecting prices, newbuilds, and transportation. At the same time, ICTs are revolutionizing the shipping industry, transforming existing operations and opening new business opportunities; digital technologies are being rapidly adopted and data driven services and analytics are being brought to the forefront of the priorities’ list.

The digitalization process taking place in every area will also determine the future of shipping. The changes will affect the structures and business models of the industry as well as production. The new technological means to process masses of data and link them intelligently with algorithms make possible an entirely new level of communication and networking. It is now more than obvious that digital technologies are enable of greater performance, efficiencies and effectiveness and shipping industry is networking into a complex technological system through the exchange of data and digital platforms.

On the other side, there are numerous risks that need to be identified, understood and mitigated to make sure that technologies are safely integrated into the shipping operations and strategic design.

The advent of increased data availability and transparency has led companies to review their approaches to operational efficiency and performance analysis by investigating ways to integrate data measurement into their operations and make it valuable. In this “era sense”, the 4th ShipIT Conference brings together a broad spectrum of business and IT executives, with the objective to:

  • Leverage digital and disruptive technologies to answer to the new needs of the shipping industry
  • Present and assess the importance of ICT in creating best practices, innovative approaches, unique business models and tools to harness business opportunities
  • Evaluate the challenges, questions and advances ICT technology addresses to the shipping industry
  • Stay ahead of the innovation curve, with the digitalization of the maritime sector
  • Address business issues rather than technical ones, as it is bringing shipping business leaders together with CIOs to explore the digital maritime business case
  • Connect / network key leaders from maritime, technology development and innovation

Key Issues

The Conference focuses on four key sessions:

    Digital Transformation Journey
    Big Data – Big Value & Performance - Efficiencies
    Protection in the Big Data Era
    Risk Management & Cyber-Security

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Who should attend

Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
Chief Operating Officers (COOs)
Senior business and technical executives
Owners and CEOs
Suppliers providing:

    Software / Data ServicesShip Shore CommunicationsShipboard Electronics / Safety / Navigation SystemsControl Systems / PowerSecurity Technology

What will you learn?

At the 4th ShipIT Conference, delegates will:

    Meet, The disruptors in the shipping industry and the visionaries looking to transform shipping
    Learn , How the ideas of digital transformation are being received by the ship owning community
    Pinpoint , Where the latest ICT technology joins with the digital future agenda


International Keynote Speaker Prof Paul Dorey Prof. Paul Dorey, is known for his strategic leadership in cybersecurity. Now Visiting Professor in information Security at Royal Holloway his award winning career in Cybersecurity Risk Management includes Executive leadership roles at Deutsche Bank/Morgan Grenfell, Barclays Bank and BP.
International Keynote Speaker Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel Henning Vöpel has been director and CEO of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) since 2014. In 2010, he was appointed for Professor for Economics at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. His research areas include business cycle analysis, fiscal and monetary policy as well as digital economy.
Industry Keynote Speaker Antonis Vrondissis Antonios Vrondissis has been Navios Tankers Management Inc Vice President QHSE & Vetting Manager/ DPA since August 2013. From January 2008 to April 2013, Mr. Vrondissis has served as Deputy CEO in Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd. From April 1992 to April 2013, Mr. Vrondissis has served in several positions in Quality, Safety and Environmental management of Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd
Expert Speaker Dimitris Theodossiou Mr. Dimitris Theodossiou is the co-founder, Managing Director and a member of the board of Danaos Management Consultants S.A., since 1986.
Closing Keynote Speaker Dr. Kostantinos Rokkos Dr. Rokkos has participated in many Technical, Economic and Shipping professional panels as panellist and speaker organised by institutions and universities particularly for issues pertaining risk and security as well as innovations and new technology and has wrote relative articles published by institutions and publishers.
Panagiotis Apostolopoulos He currently serves as Technology Integration Officer at Empire Navigation Inc. & Empire Bulkers Ltd.
Konstantinos Bonatsos In his ten-year career, he has worked as an IT Administrator, Systems Engineer and Manager, providing IT services for several companies including two companies in the shipping sector.
PhD Ioannis Filippopoulos A “technology architect” and a “team leader” with a passion exceptional aptitude for working with computers combined with an astounding academic background in computer and network engineering (PhD) and business management (MBA). Skilled in implementing, maintaining, supporting, developing and designing technology systems ensuring a reliable and efficient network to keep the organization running smoothly and profitably.
Kostas Grivas Kostas is the Information Security Officer of Angelicoussis Maritime Group. He is responsible for the Information Security strategy and developments of all Group’s functions, both shore and vessels’ side.
Zacharoula Lempesi Mrs Zacharoula Lempesi has an extensive working experience in HSQE Management roles at highly reputable shipping companies for 23 consecutive years and currently she serves as HSQE Manager at Empire Navigation Inc.
Tasos Makris Tasos Makris is an Information Systems & Usability specialist. He holds a BSc in Physics and a Masters of Computer Science. He has worked in the Health sector in the U.K. and in the Greek Industry Automation Sector (Hercules Cement Corp./Amber) before joining the Maritime Sector in 1993 where he worked for Gourdomichalis Maritime until 2013 as Information Systems Director.
Phd Nikitas Nikitakos He has 25 years experience as an officer in the Navy where he resigned after his election as professor at the University of the Aegean. He was honored by various national and international organizations for the research team results in renewable and sustainable development and is a visiting professor at the Shanghai Maritime University and Hangzhou Dianzi China.
Thanasis Pagonis Mr. Thanassis Pagonis is working for Almi Tankers as a Business Performance Monitoring Unit Officer for the past 7 years and has been involved with data management and analysis for the most part of his career.
Nikos Patronas He has involved at many projects at Carras (Hellas) S.A as Shore Messaging, Document Management & Workflow (IBM Domino), Shore ERP modules development, Shore Clustering (Linux), Storage / Backup / Data Recovery (Open source) and Shore Redundancy Networking , Crew Welfare (Mikrotik)
Harilaos Petrakakos Harilaos Petrakakos has been a Marine Consultant since 1977. He has successfully supported owners, banks and insurance companies with difficult technical cases in Ship Building, H & M Claims, Technical Management, Strategic Planning and business development.
Haris Pylarinos Haris Pylarinos is a Systems and Security Engineer at Naftomar Shipping and Trading and a member of Cyber Security Working Group of AMMITEC. Furthermore he is a certified trainer of EC-Council currently teaching Certified Ethical Hacker courses at Hellenic American Union.
Themistoklis Sardis Mr. Themistoklis Sardis is the IT Manager of Costamare Shipping Company S.A. He has twenty years of experience in the shipping industry and is a founding member of AMMITEC.

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