- 30 August 2017

Shipping is waking up to a new era, where digitalisation is creating increased opportunity for development and innovation. With this in mind, Digital Ship is excited to be heading back to Japan to hold the next in our series of highly respected Maritime CIO Forums, where the focus will be on how to drive these opportunities, and how to address the challenges and questions these advances in technology are posing to our industry.   

Through three key sessions, we will ask how the industry is responding to change and investigate what technology and digital transformation can do for us.


The Maritime Satcom Summit
Investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity

The ever-growing use of onboard applications and increased data flows – such as those used for maritime safety and protection, vessel tracking and performance analysis – means that the shipping 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.


Harnessing Maritime Cyber Resilience
A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk

This expert led session will look at how the industry is reacting to the advent of increased cyber threats borne out of the growing use of cloud and IoT applications, the number of devices used, and larger ships but fewer crew - meaning even more reliance on automation and remote monitoring. The Forum will discuss what policies, guidelines and best practices are already in place, and how the industry can identify, quantify and mitigate cyber risk. We will also ask if there is a gulf between perception and reality, and what are the real business risks?


The Big Data Revolution
How big data usage and management is expanding the boundaries of smart shipping – and how can we harness this disruptive influence to build a real business case and lasting legacy.

Transformation, digitalization, disruptive influence, innovation. These words and phrases are being used more and more and being held up as the drivers of all change and development – not just in our sector but across industry. But what do they mean, and what can they do for us in the shipping sector? We know that the maritime sector is on the cusp of dramatic change – how can we harness all this data and information to build our own businesses and make them smarter, safer, and more sustainable? What value can shipping companies take from the launch of collaborative platforms and ecosystems?

Previous speakers at Digital Ship Tokyo include:

  • Koichi Kato, Director, Safety Policy Division, Maritime Bureau, MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
  • Takao Arai, Director of Mobile Satellite Communications Division, Telecommunications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • Satoru Kuboshima, President, "K" Line Shipmanagement
  • Marlon R. Rono, President, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
  • Linda Ho McAfee, Senior Vice President, ShipServ
  • Hideyuki Ando, General Manager, Maritime Information Group, MTI (Monohakobi Technology Institute)
  • Dr. Hideo Watanabe, Manager of Analytics & Optimization, Business Analytics, IBM Research
  • Eric Jan Bakker, VP Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink
  • Fumihiko Shibata, Deputy General Manager Technical Group, MIJAC (Maritime Innovation Japan Corporation)
  • Capt. Santosh Rele, CSO & Quality Assurance Manager, "K" Line Shipmanagement
  • Dr. Tasseda El-Hocine, HSEQ, NYK LNG Shipmanagement
  • Capt. Akihiro Fujimaru, Manager, Crewing Dept., "K" Line Ship Management
  • Capt. Vikrant Sharma, DGM System Management Group, MMS Co. Ltd., Japan
  • Naoki Mizutani, Managing Director, NAPA Japan

and many more

Plus: Workshops and networking opportunities including a Post-Conference Reception on 30 August for all participants

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