Agenda - 30 August


Outline Agenda – correct as at 10 August 2017

0830 - Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee kindly sponsored by World-Link Communications

0900 - Introduction and Welcome from Conference Chair
Giampiero Soncini, Director, Volaris Marine Division
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Giampiero SonciniGiampiero Soncini started his maritime career in 1971 by joining the Italian Navy. Promoted officer in 1972, he then graduated in Electrical Engineering at Pisa University with the second ever thesis in Italy on Optical Fibers, in 1979. From 1979 to 1985 he was involved in the construction of the “Maestrale” Class Frigates, the first Navy ships in the world to have a fully computerized Machinery Control Room. He served on one of the vessels as Chief Engineer/Electrical. In 1986 he left the Italian Navy to join NATO Undersea Research Centre, dedicated to Anti-Submarine Warfare. He was involved in the construction of RV Alliance, nicknamed “the ship of silence”, at the time the most advanced and quietest ship ever built, and the first one in the world to have a commercial GPS and a fully Integrated Navigation System.

In 1989 Mr. Soncini became responsible for the technical management of the vessel, until 1998, when he resigned from NATO to become the Managing Director of SpecTec Italy.

Between 1998 and 2005 he opened or managed several South European offices, as VP South Europe; he later became VP Sales worldwide. In 2005 he became CEO of the SpecTec Group. From 2005 to 2012, he managed the Group growth from 9 offices and 135 employees, to 26 offices in 19 countries and over 330 employees. In 2011 he received a Honoris Cause degree in Public Administration by the US Massachusetts Maritime University. In 2012, Volaris Group of Canada bought SpecTec Group. In 2016, Volaris decided to further invest in the Marine IT business and created a new Marine Division, with Mr. Soncini as Managing Director.

Opening Session: Redefining Digitalisation in Shipping

0920 - Keynote 1: Overview and Policy on Auto-Shipping in Japan
Dr Shinichiro Otsubo, Deputy Director General for Engineering Affairs,
MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism), Tokyo, Japan
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Dr Shinichiro OtsuboShinichiro Otsubo is the Deputy Director-General for Engineering Affairs, Maritime Bureau at MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in Tokyo, Japan. He supervises the regulatory activities, including the international negotiations on new rules and their implementation in the field of safety at sea and marine environmental protection.

He was previously Director for International Affairs Office, as well as Director for International Regulations, Safety Standards Division, Maritime Bureau at MLIT.

Shinichiro Otsubo completed a PH.D (Environmental Studies) in 2011 from the University of Tokyo and his Masters in Public Policy from J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1992. He also holds a Master of Engineering (Naval Architecture) and Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) from the University of Tokyo.

Since 2010, he has been a visiting Lecturer at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo and is a Member of the Conference of Representatives, Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE).

0945 - Keynote 2: e-Navigation and Beyond

  • Digitalisation of navigation
  • Thinking beyond e-Navigation
Hideki Noguchi, DChair - IALA e-Navigation Committee, Deputy Director, Administration and Planning Division, Maritime Traffic Department, Japan Coast Guard
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Hideki NoguchiCDR Hideki Noguchi (JCG) is the Chair of the e-Navigation Committee, International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). From 2011 to 2013, he was the Coordinator of the IMO NAV Sub-Committee Correspondence Group on development of policy and new symbols for AIS Aids to Navigation (AIS AtoN) that is the latest AtoN using AIS technology including virtual AtoN.

e-navigation is IMO led concept for introducing digital world into the maritime world but its development has been slow while technology of navigational equipment and related facilities has been rapidly changed such as the emergence of virtual AtoN. Despite its slow movement, e-navigation has now reached the initial stage of implementation and IMO has worked on the prioritized e-navigation solutions.

However, when e-navigation takes the first step on its implementation, due to the rapid development of digital technology, another movement is emerged, autonomous or unmanned ship. At its 98th session in June 2017, IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) agreed to start a new work item “a regulatory scoping exercise of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS)”. There are already some MASSs operating for R&D or military purposes and these MASSs use numerous digital technologies such as ICT.

1010 - Redefining Digitalisation in Shipping
Eric Jan Bakker, VP Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink
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Giampiero SonciniEric Jan Bakker is Head of Sales responsible for the development of business in the Asia-Pacific region for Marlink, the global innovative provider of satellite enabled solutions.

Eric Jan has over 16 years’ experience in the satellite sector, starting his career with Station 12, the former mobile satellite operator based in The Hague, The Netherlands. During his time there, Eric Jan was responsible for sales of mobile satellite systems to the maritime industry in most of EMEA & Asia. Based out of The Hague and Singapore, Eric Jan helped introduce data communications technologies to the maritime industry, particularly the merchant shipping sector.

Eric Jan joined the company to head sales efforts with non-governmental organizations and United Nations accounts before moving on to become government sales director, a position he held for over two years. He accepted a role as Vice President, Sales for the Asia-Pacific region and where he has helped further establish Marlink’s reputation in this core market.

Eric Jan has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, and integrated several commercial topics into his technical studies at the University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

1035 - Case Study: Smart Navigation Studies
Shinta Masuyama, Manager Energy & Performance Management Team, Advanced Technology Group, K Line
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Shinta MasuyamaBiography pending.




1100 – Morning Tea/Coffee Break kindly sponsored by Cobham

SESSION ONE

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.

1125 - Maritime Satellite Communications Reinvented

  • LEO and GEO architectures: Their similarities, differences and relative benefits
  • L Band and Ka/Ku band: Similarities, differences, relative benefits
  • Pervasive networks and the connected ship
  • Onboard sensor networks and transmission over satellite
  • Crew comms revisited: Smartphones, chat and satellite networks
Will Kraus, Director, Maritime Line of Business & Product Management, Iridium
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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.

1150 - The Maritime Satcom Summit Panel Discussion
Moderated by:
Rob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
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Rob O'DwyerRob O'Dwyer, Editor of Digital Ship, has been a maritime IT journalist since 2005. He has a Master's degree in business and law from University College Dublin and was previously a commercial writing consultant in Seoul, South Korea. 

Rob was also previously Editor of Port Finance International.

Panellists include:
Dr Shinichiro Otsubo, Deputy Director General for Engineering Affairs,
MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism), Tokyo, Japan
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Dr Shinichiro OtsuboShinichiro Otsubo is the Deputy Director-General for Engineering Affairs, Maritime Bureau at MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in Tokyo, Japan. He supervises the regulatory activities, including the international negotiations on new rules and their implementation in the field of safety at sea and marine environmental protection.

He was previously Director for International Affairs Office, as well as Director for International Regulations, Safety Standards Division, Maritime Bureau at MLIT.

Shinichiro Otsubo completed a PH.D (Environmental Studies) in 2011 from the University of Tokyo and his Masters in Public Policy from J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1992. He also holds a Master of Engineering (Naval Architecture) and Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) from the University of Tokyo.

Since 2010, he has been a visiting Lecturer at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo and is a Member of the Conference of Representatives, Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE).

Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink
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Tore Morten OlsenTore Morten Olsen has over 20 years of experience in the satellite communications sector working for Telenor, Vizada, Airbus Defence and Space and Marlink. He started in 1994 as a Technical Product Manager and moved into the commercial field responsible for the governmental market sector in 1997.

In 1999, Tore Morten moved to Slovakia to lead the international satellite communications activities of Telenor and he returned to Norway to take responsibility of Telenor Satellite Networks AS in 2004. Since 1999, Tore Morten has held several senior positions within the company to include CEO Telenor Slovakia spol.s.r.o, Chairman of the Board of Directors in several Telenor Satellite Networks companies, Country Manager for Telenor in Slovakia and CEO of Telenor Satellite Networks.

Tore Morten holds an M.Sc in Telecommunications from the Norwegian Technical University, and has participated in Executive MBA programs both at Wharton Business School in the US, Insead in France and the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden.

Frank Coles, CEO, Transas Marine
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Frank ColesFrank Coles qualified as a Master Mariner, Class One after 12 years at sea. After leaving the sea, Frank gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs.   

In 1995, Frank joined Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping as Operations Director. After that he became the CEO of Rydex, a company specializing in maritime communications. After that, Frank joined Sperry Marine as a Vice President. In September 1999 Frank became COO of Globe Wireless LLC.  In 2003 Frank was appointed CEO, President and a member of the Board.  

In 2011 Frank joined Inmarsat as the Director GX Maritime, and in December 2011 he was appointed the President of the Maritime business unit.

In September 2015, Frank Coles joined Transas as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.

Adonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Shipmanagement
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Adonis ViolarisAdonis Violaris holds an MBA in Business Administration from Freie Universität in Berlin. He joined Interorient Shipmanagement in April 2015 as Marketing Director. Adonis is responsible for establishing and implementing Interorient Shipmanagement's marketing and public relations strategies and for overseeing all activities relevant to developing and maximising the company's image, presence and market knowledge. He has served as the Chairman of the ICT Sub-committee of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber for the last 18 years.

Casper Jensen, Senior Vice President, Head of Cobham SATCOM, Cobham
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Casper JensenCasper Jensen serves as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Cobham SATCOM, with responsibility for the company’s performance and position within the larger Cobham group. As SVP, he works closely with Cobham SATCOM Vice Presidents to support the company’s wider business including the performance of its four brands: AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel. He also helps Cobham SATCOM customers and end-users to overcome challenges in their diverse verticals, while ensuring Cobham SATCOM continues to build on the legacy started with Thrane & Thrane.

Casper Jensen started his professional career at Cobham SATCOM as Account Manager in 1999. In his position at the head of Cobham SATCOM’s maritime business unit, Jensen was part of a wide range of technology and business developments. Alongside his role in the development of an extensive global partner network and customer partnerships, for instance with Inmarsat and Maersk, he has also supported the success of SAILOR and Sea Tel VSAT technology, which are today established as the most innovative C, Ku and Ka-band antennas available.

Casper Jensen is well known in the industry through his conference speaking appearances and regular work with household name communication companies and leading ship operators and owners. By working closely with these major players, he has helped to transform connectivity and voice communication at sea from what was only a decade ago, a costly luxury, to an affordable, must-have welfare, safety and operational service for passengers, crew and engineers alike.

Michael O’Brien, VP Products and Business Development, StormGeo
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Michael O’BrienMichael is a former deck officer having graduated from New York Maritime College in 1989 with a degree in Meteorology and Oceanography. Upon coming ashore in 1993, Michael has worked in weather routing and fleet optimization. This work over the past 25 years has involved determining routes for all vessel types taking into account the safety of the crew, vessel and cargo.

Michael has been involved in the efficiency of vessels from greenhouse gas emissions to the optimization and reduction of fuel consumption. His work with the maritime industry has taken him around the world understanding the needs of the industry from a global perspective.

1240 - Lunch, and Marlink Workshop (1300-1345)

1400 - Special Focus Session: Using Blockchain to Streamline Trade and Transport
Dr Sachiko Yoshihama, Senior Manager, FSS & Blockchain Solutions,
IBM Research – Tokyo
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Dr Sachiko YoshihamaDr Sachiko Yoshihama is a senior manager at IBM Research - Tokyo, and leads a team that focuses on financial and blockchain solutions. Her research interest is to bring advanced concepts and technologies to practice and address real-world problems to transform industries.

She served as a technical leader and advisor in a number of blockchain projects with clients in Japan and Asia. She joined IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 2001, and then moved to IBM Research – Tokyo in 2003 and worked on research in information security technologies, including trusted computing, information flow control, and Web security. She served as a technology innovation leader at IBM Research Global Labs HQ in Shanghai in 2012, and helped define research strategies for developing countries.

She received Ph.D from Yokoma National University in 2010 and is a member of ACM and a senior member of Information Processing Society of Japan.

SESSION TWO

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?

1425 - Hacking and Cyber Risks in Shipping. It Just Got Real.

  • What are the practical and legal risks for shipowners and operators?
  • How to allocate risks under contracts
  • Insurance issues
  • How do you protect yourself and mitigate against cyber risks?
Scott Pilkington, Partner, HFW
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Scott PilkingtonScott is a Partner in HFW's Singapore office. He acts for clients in the maritime, offshore and commodities sectors. 

He has a broad practice in maritime and international trade disputes, and also has particular experience of the container liner supply chain, having previously worked for the UK's leading ship manager of container vessels, and also of wet and dry bulk carriers and car carriers. 

Scott has worked on numerous high profile casualties, including collisions, groundings, total losses, and fires at sea. He advises on insurance matters and has particular experience of offshore disputes, involving OSVs and PSVs and tug and tow. 

He spent time on secondment for a large insurance company in Japan. Scott's time on secondments gives him practical and commercial understanding.

Scott lectures frequently, including for leading industry groups and training providers.

1450 - Maritime Cyber Resilience Panel Discussion
Moderated by:
Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President Safety and Security Services, Inmarsat
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Peter BroadhurstPeter Broadhurst is Senior Vice President of Safety and Security at Inmarsat Maritime, responsible for the development of the company’s safety and security services. Peter will define the strategy, development and evolution of Inmarsat’s satellite communication services for maritime safety, navigation, safety of life at sea and data security.

Peter started his career at Inmarsat in 2014 as Vice President of Service Delivery for the Maritime business unit, where he was responsible for leading the development of products and services from conception and implementation, through to launch and life cycle management. Peter was instrumental in the launch of Inmarsat’s high-speed broadband service Fleet Xpress launched in March 2016.

With over 25 years’ experience in the maritime industry, Peter began his career at sea as a Radio Officer, before running his own business and working for a maritime distributor. Peter then spent 15 years with Sea Tel Inc., / Cobham SATCOM as Vice President of Sales and Marketing where he was responsible for overseeing and managing global sales, support, marketing, training and product management.

Peter has a HND Electronics, Marine Radio General Certificate, Radar and Marine Navigation Aids accreditation from Wray Castle Merchant Navy School, and holds an Open University, BSc (Hons) First Class degree on Radio Frequency Systems.

Panellists include:
Samuel I. Guevara G., Chief of SEGUMAR-Tokyo, Directorate of Merchant Marine,
Panama Maritime Authority
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Samuel I. Guevara G.Biography pending.




Further panellists to be announced

1535 – Tea/Coffee Break

SESSION THREE

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?

1600 - Animal Kingdom – The Real World
Frank Coles, CEO, Transas Marine
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Frank ColesFrank Coles qualified as a Master Mariner, Class One after 12 years at sea. After leaving the sea, Frank gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs.   

In 1995, Frank joined Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping as Operations Director. After that he became the CEO of Rydex, a company specializing in maritime communications. After that, Frank joined Sperry Marine as a Vice President. In September 1999 Frank became COO of Globe Wireless LLC.  In 2003 Frank was appointed CEO, President and a member of the Board.  

In 2011 Frank joined Inmarsat as the Director GX Maritime, and in December 2011 he was appointed the President of the Maritime business unit.

In September 2015, Frank Coles joined Transas as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.

1625 - Maritime Cloud Services
Junji Fukuto, Director of Navigation & Logistics Engineering Department, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, National Maritime Research Institute
(NMRI)

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Junji FukutoBiography pending.




1650 - Pushing the Innovation Boundaries at Sea

  • Working together to meet the challenges of the future
Hajime Akamatsu, Creative Solutions Group,
NYK - Technical HQ Management Group

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Hajime AkamatsuBiography pending.




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Geir Isene, Innovation Manager, Dualog Innovation Garage
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Geir IseneGeir Isene has turned around companies and teams in the private and public sector and has forged strategies for well-known companies. He is the coach and mental trainer for Olympic athletes, stage artists and business executives. His authorship includes books on business, games, philosophy and also a children's book.

Geir is currently the Chief Mechanic – Innovation Manager of Dualog's Innovation Garage. He has composed a team of top-notch IT developers to create innovative solutions for the maritime industry.

1715 - Closing Keynote: Digitalization in Shipping
Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Technology Institute,
NYK Line

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Dr. Ando HideyukiAndo 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.

1740 – Conference Close, followed by Networking Drinks Reception and Marlink Prize Draw*

*The Marlink Prize Draw is open to all delegates from shipping companies. Please visit the Marlink stand to submit your business card. The winner will be announced during the Drinks Reception at the end of the day. Please note – if the name on the card drawn is not in attendance, another card will be drawn – so please do stay and join us for a drink and see if you won!

* Please note, some speakers are invited and awaiting final confirmation