2019 Tokyo Agenda

本カンファレンスは日英同時通訳にて進行いたします
This forum will be conducted with simultaneous translation between English and Japanese


08:30 Welcome Tea and Coffee / Registration

09:15 Opening Remarks from Digital Ship

09:20 – 09:30 Welcome from event’s chairman
click for bioAleksander Varvarenko, CEO, Varamar Group, Founder, Shipnext

Aleksander VarvarenkoBorn in Ventspils (Latvia) in 1980, Alexander Varvarenko spent most of his life living between Belgium and Ukraine, where he both studied and worked. He attended Odessa National Maritime University from 1998 to 2003 and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) from 2002 to 2005. His working career began in 2001, when he joined Belgo-Ruys, and later Belgo-Iberian, working as a Shipping line representative for ESCO, Estonian Shipping Company, SAMSKIP and VOCs (Van-Omeren Clipper Steel Line)..

Alexander Varvarenko undertook the task of executing a plan of automating and digitalising the Shipping and Transport industry in 2015 which resulted in a new product being built with the help of Mathematicians and Analytics, Software developers and Shipping Professionals called SHIPNEXT. SHIPNEXT became the first digital shipping Marketplace which includes artificial intelligence, big-data analysis, SaaS and other technological elements.

Session 1: Digital Strategy – how to improve your digital infrastructure for more safety and efficiency?

09:30 – 09:50 Presentation: Focusing on digitalisation of ship
click for bioTakeru “Nonu” Suzuki, General Manager, Smart Ship Strategy Team, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Takeru “Nonu” SuzukiTakeru Suzuki has been working in logistics filed in his carrier. With the experience of data mining for equipment management, procurement, launching of logistics center is the one, he moved to Smart Ship Strategy Team, Smart Shipping Division last year. Now he develops a strategy for smart shipping and, manages progress of each R&D project.

09:50 – 10:10 Presentation: Cashless Ship - Sail to the next money flow
click for bioToshiaki Fujioka, Digitalisation Manager, NYK Line

Toshiaki FujiokaToshiaki Fujioka graduated from Keio University’s Faculty of Law.

He joined Nippon Yusen in 2000 and since then, he acquired shipping industry knowledge, mainly in corporate planning and finance.

From 2010 to 2015, he was a General Manager of Corporate Planning Finance and Chartering (Cape/Pmx) at NYK Bulkship Atlantic N.V. in Antwerp. During these 5 years in Europe, he gained general knowledge and earned experience by managing its fleet, Finance for new buildings and Chartering.

In 2016, he came back to Japan to work as an Executive Secretary to the President, and served out for three years at that position until 2019. At the same time, he started a new project named “Cashless on board” during his term as Executive Secretary to the President.

He is now Manager of Digitalization Group as well as MarCo Pay Inc. Director from this year, leading a new project as Project manager and founder. Through the “Cashless on board” project, he aims to bring economic value to seafarers, by building a platform for the whole shipping industry.

10:10 – 10:30 Marlink’s presentation
Speakers:
click for bioBarbara Bersani, Head of Sales ESMEA, Marlink

Barbara BersaniBiography pending




click for bioMike Myanoo, Country Manager, Marlink

Mike Myanoo Biography pending




10:30 – 10:50 Presentation: Choosing right tools for your digitalisation pathway
click for bioAleksander Varvarenko, CEO, Varamar Group, Founder, Shipnext

Aleksander VarvarenkoBorn in Ventspils (Latvia) in 1980, Alexander Varvarenko spent most of his life living between Belgium and Ukraine, where he both studied and worked. He attended Odessa National Maritime University from 1998 to 2003 and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) from 2002 to 2005. His working career began in 2001, when he joined Belgo-Ruys, and later Belgo-Iberian, working as a Shipping line representative for ESCO, Estonian Shipping Company, SAMSKIP and VOCs (Van-Omeren Clipper Steel Line).

Alexander Varvarenko undertook the task of executing a plan of automating and digitalising the Shipping and Transport industry in 2015 which resulted in a new product being built with the help of Mathematicians and Analytics, Software developers and Shipping Professionals called SHIPNEXT. SHIPNEXT became the first digital shipping Marketplace which includes artificial intelligence, big-data analysis, SaaS and other technological elements.

10:50 – 11:10 Presentation: Technical Challenges toward Digitalisation and Green
click for bioAndo Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Institute, NYK Group,

Ando HideyukiDr. Ando Hideyuki is senior general manager of MTI, R&D company of NYK Line in Tokyo, Japan.

After he joined MTI in 2005, he leads many R&D projects regarding ship energy efficiency and safety operations. His team has contributed to development of NYK’s IoT platform SIMS (Ship Information Management System) and utilization of IoT and Big data for ship operations in NYK.

Dr Hideyuki was honored with Best Youth Award JASNAOE (Japan Society of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) in 2003. Prior to his current job, he was associate professor of the University of Tokyo. He holds a Doctor of Engineering.

11:10 - 11:30 Coffee & Networking

11:30 – 12:00 Panel: Digital Strategy
Panellists:
click for bioTakeru “Nonu” Suzuki, General Manager, Smart Ship Strategy Team, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Takeru “Nonu” SuzukiTakeru Suzuki has been working in logistics filed in his carrier. With the experience of data mining for equipment management, procurement, launching of logistics center is the one, he moved to Smart Ship Strategy Team, Smart Shipping Division last year. Now he develops a strategy for smart shipping and, manages progress of each R&D project.

click for bioToshiaki Fujioka, Digitalisation Manager, NYK Line

Toshiaki FujiokaToshiaki Fujioka graduated from Keio University’s Faculty of Law.

He joined Nippon Yusen in 2000 and since then, he acquired shipping industry knowledge, mainly in corporate planning and finance.

From 2010 to 2015, he was a General Manager of Corporate Planning Finance and Chartering (Cape/Pmx) at NYK Bulkship Atlantic N.V. in Antwerp. During these 5 years in Europe, he gained general knowledge and earned experience by managing its fleet, Finance for new buildings and Chartering.

In 2016, he came back to Japan to work as an Executive Secretary to the President, and served out for three years at that position until 2019. At the same time, he started a new project named “Cashless on board” during his term as Executive Secretary to the President.

He is now Manager of Digitalization Group as well as MarCo Pay Inc. Director from this year, leading a new project as Project manager and founder. Through the “Cashless on board” project, he aims to bring economic value to seafarers, by building a platform for the whole shipping industry.

Session 2: Developments in Satellite Communications

12:00 Presentation: New value proposition for L-band market
click for bioBrian Aziz, Director of Satcom Solutions, Thales

Brian AzizBrian Aziz is the Director of Satcom Solutions at Thales, where he leads the sales distribution and business strategy for this newly created business unit which looks to expand into the commercial and military L-band market with the introduction of VesseLINK and MissionLINK.

The majority of Brian’s career has been focused on the satcom mobility market specializing in the commercial distribution strategy of both hardware, services, and value added applications. Over the last 13 years Brian has been fortunate enough to work in several different facets of the industry and most recently in the evolution of the L-band market with the recent launch of Iridium Certus and ThalesLINK family of products.

12:20 Iridium’s presentation
click for bioWill Kraus, Marketing and Strategy Development, Iridium

Will KrausWill Kraus, Director, Maritime Line of Business and Product Management, holds responsibilities for market analysis, strategy and competitive research within the maritime sector. These activities support service lines strategy, new concept development, pricing and various marketing activities.

Prior to joining Iridium Satellite in 2001, Mr. Kraus worked at: Telispark, a wireless data integration firm; Iridium LLC, the predecessor of Iridium Satellite; Wirthlin Worldwide, a strategic research firm; and a small market positioning firm based in Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Kraus received his MBA, focused on International Marketing, from the University of California at Berkeley and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Wake Forest University, North Carolina. He is also proficient in Spanish.

Session 3: Digital Shipyard – what is it and what examples do we have in Japan?

12:40 Presentation: Shipbuilder's contribution to digital shipping era
click for bioTaichi Tanaka, Naval Architect, Manager, Strategic Planning & Operation Office, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Taichi TanakaTaichi Tanaka joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. in 1996 after graduation from Osaka University (Master Degree in Naval Architecture).

On his first assignment at Kobe Shipyard, he served as an outfitting engineer in charge of ocean engineering, such as offshore related products and dredging vessels among others, for several years.

In 2002, he switched of assigned area and took charge of initial planning and designing of dry cargo ships especially large container ships.

In 2010, he moved to Tokyo headquarter in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and concentrated on developing “Eco-ship” and related green technologies addressing CO2 reduction, including a ship to receive the Energy Efficiency Award in Nor-shipping 2015.

He has been also joined the global discussions on regulatory issues in IMO MEPC&MSC and related international standards since 2011.

In 2018, he moved to Strategic & Operation Office in Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and is now focusing on shipbuilder’s operation and business during/after global transformation of digital, new energy, etc.

13:00 Shipbuilders panel

13:30 - 14:40 Lunch & Networking

14:40 - 15:40

Session 4: Cyber Security – what are real threats and what to do about them?

15:40 Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception

**Please note all topics and timings are TBC and subject to change