Conference Agenda (as at 30 November
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0900 – Registration Opens  

1000 – Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Wei Zhuang, Regional Manager of Asia, BIMCO (Digital Ship Programme Advisor)

1010 – Welcome Address
Sadan Kaptanoglu, Managing Director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, & President Designate, BIMCO

1020 – Digitalising Shipping Data
•    Promoting the exchange of technical and logistics data across the shipping community
Captain Eugen H Adami, Managing Director, Mastermind Group

Opening Session 1

China’s Marine Economy: Balancing Industrial Innovation with Sustainable Development

1045 – Reinventing Container Shipping through Digital
•    With the greater availability of data, improved communications, and new analytics techniques, shipping is going through a period of disruption. But who will win? Can the container lines innovate and use digital technologies to serve smaller customers effectively? Can traditional freight forwarders innovate to survive? Will new entrants shape the market? Will Alibaba and Amazon run away with the prize? And, is all of this good for the shipper and consumer?"
Steve Saxon, Partner, McKinsey & Company

1110 – Investing in Maritime’s Future
Stephan Vetter, Vice President (Maritime Industries), KfW IPEX-Bank

1135 – Tea/Coffee Break kindly sponsored by dualog

Session 2

The Maritime Satcom Summit

1200 – Harnessing Maritime Digitalisation to Achieve Operational Efficiency
•    With industry research findings and concrete reference cases
Dr. Siu Wah Wong, Senior Director, Program & Project Management, Intellian

1225 – Tech Refresh - What's Next in Satellite Innovation 
•    Maritime satellite communications reinvented
•    Enhanced connectivity enabling smart shipping, what are the options to consider
Wouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager, Maritime Line of Business, Iridium

1250 – How to Equip your Fleet with the Latest HTS Technology in a Challenging Shipping Market
Tommy Fung, Sales Manager – North Asia, KVH Industries Inc.

1315 – Lunch

1415 – Panel Discussion: The Maritime Satcom Summit
Moderated by:
Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
Panellists include:
Eric Jan Bakker, Head of Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink
Shengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime 
Wouter Deknopper, Vice President Maritime Sales, Iridium
Matthew Galston, Senior Director, Product Management, Cobham Satcom
Mark Rasmussen
, Vice President and General Manager, Mobility, Intelsat
With further panellists to be announced

Session 3

Harnessing Maritime Cyber Resilience

1500 – 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?
Jean Cao, Associate, HFW  

1525 – Real World Maritime Cyber Threats and How to Avoid Them
· Common threats to have on your radar and how to avoid them; 
· Insider threats; and
· What we need to learn from UK cyber-crime cases and intelligence
Lisa Forte, Independent Cyber Security Advisor, Formerly of South West Police Cyber Crime Unit (UK)

1550 – Tea/Coffee Break kindly sponsored by dualog

Session 4

Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry

1610 – Blockchain - Beyond the Hype
•    What is blockchain
•    Examples from outside shipping
•    Customer case in container shipping
•    Benefits for shipping
Sheng Huang (Henry), STSM, Senior Manager, Blockchain and Edge Computing, IBM Research - China

Session 5

The iShipping Revolution

1635 – Data and Technology Driven Economy 
Tina Liu, Vice President, Elane Inc.

1700 – The Digitalisation of Shipping
Shengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime

1725 – Panel Discussion: Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime
Reality check: how can we benefit from digital developments? What do these mean for our shipping industry? How can we harness big data platforms and ecosystems – and how do we turn investment into profit?
Moderated by: Lisa Forte, Independent Cyber Security Advisor, Formerly of South West Police Cyber Crime Unit (UK)
Panellists include:
Ralph van der Hoeven, General Manager, Klaveness Shipping (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Ranjan Varghese, Director - Naval Architect, Steel Ships Ltd
Capt. Ozgur Dogan Gunes
, Training Manager, Singhai Marine Services (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

1800 – Conference Conclusions followed by Networking Drinks,
Kindly Hosted by Marlink