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Better & Secure Shipping
In a market under disruption

4th ShipIT Conference


Digitalization is here and changes the Shipping Industry. That was the conclusion of the 4th ShipIT Conference 2018, which took place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, by Boussias Communications in collaboration with AMMITEC at the Benaki Museum Amphitheater. With the participation of 238 executives, the 4th ShipIT Conference effectively confirmed the conference as an institution in the field of maritime technology.

What are the next trends in Information Technology and Communications in Shipping and vice versa?

This question was answered by the distinguished speakers of the conference through the presentations of the three sessions, which focused on the issues of Maritime Digital Transformation, Risk Management & Cyber-Security and the exploitation of Big Data

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

Speakers

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.
Alexandros Apostolidis Alexandros Apostolidis currently serves the Information Technology and Telecommunication Business Unit (IT&T BU) of the Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA), as the Head of Demand Management Center.
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.
Panos Dimitriou Panos Dimitriou is the CTO and a co-founder of Encode, having more than 20 years of experience in cyber security. During his career he has served as Director of Managed Security Services and as Director of Services and Solutions for Encode S.A., as well as a Security Analyst for Space Hellas S.A., where he had actively participated in the formation of the company’s Information Security Department.
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.
Dr Antonis Fringas Dr Antonis Fringas, holds an MSc and PhD in Informatics and has co-founded SQLearn in 2006. Antonis has experience in e-learning related projects in many different settings and in the design and development of web-based applications.
Panagiotis Gavalas Panagiotis Gavalas is the Director of Operations for IQ Solutions SA, a company with a strong tailored-made portfolio of solutions for the Maritime Industry, emphasizing on security, confidentiality, integrity, availability, interoperability, manageability and auditability of Vessel IT and Communications Systems through a holistic ICT approach.
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.
Chronis Kapalidis Chronis Kapalidis, MA, PgCDML is an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow at the International Security Department, Chatham House. Before joining Chatham House Chronis was an officer at the Hellenic Navy.
Konstantinos Kranis Konstantinos is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in the Telecommunications and IT industries in Greece. For the last four years he has joined the ESET Hellas team and currently has the position of Branch Manager.
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.
George Marinis Mr. George Marinis has an extensive 30-year experience in the networking industry. He has been working as a Systems Engineer for Cisco for the last 12 years.
Dr. Matthew Maheras Dr. Matthew Maheras is the IT Manager of Metrostar Management Corp. He holds a PhD in Operational Research from NTUA, and an MBA from Imperial College, London.
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.
Stratos Margaritis Studied at the University of Bergen, Norway, Department of Informatics. Currently Solutions Architect at Navarino.
Prof. 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.
Lefteris Ntantoumis Lefteris is an Electrical & Computer Engineer. He graduated from the University of Patras and holds a MSc degree in Microelectronics. He is an Integrated Maritime Auditor ISO 9001/ ISO 14001/ OHSAS 18001/ ISO 28007 with 10 years of experience as an IT Systems Administrator and Quality Manager.
Dimitris Orfanoudakis Mr Dimitrios Orfanoudakis has been the IT Manager of JL Maritime Group since 2006. He is responsible for the Information Technology adoption and maintenance, ICT strategy and development of the Group for both shore and vessels ICT infrastructure and proprietary systems.
Thanassis 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.
Antonis Proimadis Antonis Proimadis is an accomplished IT security expert with more than 18 years of professional experience. Antonis is working for Fortinet as a Senior Sales Engineer and he is responsible for Greece and Cyprus.
Yannis Ramfos Mr. Ramfos is an Electrical Engineer and holds an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Stelios Sabanis Stelios Sabanis is the Head of ICT at GasLog, driving both ICT strategy and day to day operations onboard and ashore. He has close to 20 years experience in managing ICT operations for LNG, dry cargo, tankers, chemical tankers.
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.
Ioannis Tampakakis John Tampakakis is the Software Systems R&D Manager at Speedcast responsible for software and products engineering.

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