Digital Ship – The Maritime CIO FORUM – Cyprus 2018, 27th of March


Shipping is waking up to a new age where digitalisation is re-shaping the world and creating increased opportunity for development and innovation. Revolutionary concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing platforms are providing unparalleled growth opportunities for shipping and related transport and supply chain infrastructure. However, achieving digital success requires knowledge and understanding, and an ability to drive your company’s digital thinking and transformation rather than be driven by it.

In the first in our annual series of Maritime CIO Forums of 2018, taking place in Limassol on 27 March, we will investigate how we can harness these opportunities and will debate which are going to stick and really make a difference. We will ask how we can identify the real digital legacy in front of us and truly re-define digitalisation in maritime and transport


Sessions will include:

  • The Maritime Satcom Summit – Investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity
  • Harnessing Cyber Resilience and Managing Risk – A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk
  • Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry – How will Blockchain streamline trade and transport?
  • The iShipping Revolution – Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime


Speakers and Panellists confirmed to participate include:

  • Captain Eugen H Adami, Managing Director, Mastermind Group
  • Marios Papatheodotou, Area Sales Manager, Marlink
  • Capt. Rohit Tandon, Head of Operations/DPA, FML Ship Management Limited
  • Zacharias Siokouros, President, Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean
  • Ronald Spithout, President – Maritime, Inmarsat
  • Wouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager, Maritime, Iridium
  • Ken Munro, Security Entrepreneur & Writer, Pen Test Partners
  • Piera Di Vito, Technical Officer, European Space Agency
  • Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Director, NLAFormer UK National Hydrographer
  • Yiannos Lakkotrypis, CEO, Vassiliko Terminal Services Group
  • Peter Ludvigsen, CEO & Founder, Blockshipping
  • Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
  • Takis Falidouris, General Manager, Marlink
  • Chrysostomos Filippou, Operations Manager, Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Center
  • Dr Theodosis Mourouzis, Programme Director of MSc in Business Intelligence & Data Analytics at CIIM, Research Fellow at UCL CBT, Managing Director ofCyprus Blockchain Technologies
  • Manuel Valero, Sales Manager, Telenor Satellite
  • Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT Specialty


Senior Representatives from the following companies have already registered to attend:

  • Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Cyprus Master Mariners Association
  • Cyprus Shipping Chamber
  • EDT Shipmanagement
  • FML Ship Management
  • Interorient Shipmanagement
  • Intership Navigation
  • Island-Oil
  • JPC Shipmanagement (Cyprus)
  • Kouros Maritime (Cyprus)
  • Lemissoler Navigation
  • Marin Shipmanagement
  • Marlow Navigation
  • Mastermind Shipmanagement
  • Oceanic Marine Management
  • Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus)
  • SCF (Cyprus)
  • Shoham Cyprus
  • SMT Shipping
  • Uniteam Marine
  • Wilhelmsen Ships Service













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Cathy Hodge, Event Director, Digital Ship
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