Hamburg - 3 May

Plus Pre-Event Seminar - 2 May

Identifying opportunities for growth is critical to all businesses, and especially so in such an integral industry as shipping. Staying ahead of the innovation curve is key to this development, with the digitalisation of the maritime sector at the core of these changing landscape.

With this in mind, Digital Ship is pleased to be returning to the famous maritime city of Hamburg, this time with our Maritime CIO Forum, where the focus is on how to harness these opportunities, and how to address the challenges and questions all these advances in technology are posing to our industry.  

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

Sessions to be covered:


Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit
Investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity


Session 2: Managing Maritime Cyber Resilience
A look at maritime cyber security, safety and risk


Session 3: The iShipping Revolution
How big data, IoT and analytics are bringing about a shift in smart shipping – and how can we harness disruptive influence to deliver innovation and opportunity.


Plus, Workshops, Roundtable Sessions and a closing Networking Reception, kindly sponsored by Marlink – open to all conference participants.

Confirmed speakers include:
Michael Reimuth, Sales Director Europe East, Marlink
-  Marek Lipiec, Managing Director, DS Tankers
René Teichmann, CIO, Rickmers Group
Christof Schwaner, Spokesman & Director Communications & Digitalisation, German Shipowners' Association (VDR)
Adonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Shipmanagement
Marcel Van Oirschot, Commercial Director and Board Member, Fox-IT
Cynthia Hudson, CEO & Founder, HudsonAnalytix, Inc.
Maurice Meehan, Transport and Logistics Lead, BSR
Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
Philipp Hermes, Partner, BHM Penlaw and member, World Ocean Council
Mark Warner, Head of Marketing Communications, Maritime, Inmarsat
Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Group leader "Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions",
   Fraunhofer CML
Wouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager, Maritime Line of Business, Iridium
Gregor G Ross, Sales & Marketing Director – Europe, Globecomm
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink
Andrew Faiola, Director, Mobility Solutions, Intelsat
Julian Crudge, Director, Datacomms Division, Telenor Satellite
Holger Ritter, Managing Partner, DRYNET

We are also pleased to announce Hamburg as the venue for our tailored pre-conference seminar (on 2 May, from 1400-1730) looking at "Harnessing Digital for Vessel Optimization".

For more information on the Maritime CIO Forum Hamburg, and the pre-conference "Harnessing Digital for Vessel Optimisation" please contact