Conference Agenda – Correct as at 17 October 2017

0830: Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

0915 - Forum Opening Remarks from Conference Chair
Jung Sik Jeong, Professor, Department of International Maritime Transportation Sciences,
Mokpo National Maritime University

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Jung Sik JeongJung Sik Jeong received his B.S. degree in Nautical Science on 1987, M.E. Degree in Communication and Electronic Engineering on 1993 from Korea Maritime University, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology on 2001.

He had worked at Korea Telecom. Research Institute as a researcher from 1993 to 1996, having had conducted standardization of subscriber line for telephone system and planning wireless communications.

He is currently a professor in the Department of International Maritime Transportation Sciences, since he joined Mokpo National Maritime University in 2002, Republic of Korea. He is a committee member of Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems, managing chair of Journal of International Maritime Safety, Environment Affairs and Shipping(SEAS), and executive editor of International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy.

Since 2002, he has conducted several research projects on intelligent maritime safety system including VTS. He has also worked with Korean domestic committee related to IMO e-Navigation program. Recently his research interests include communications and safe operations for autonomous ship. His research also includes intelligent navigation system based on fuzzy theory, data mining using maritime information, ship collision avoidance systems, maritime information and communication network.

0930 - Fold, Hold, Double Up – Which Hand to Play Next?
Dr Adam Kent, Director, Maritime Strategies International Ltd
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Dr Adam KentAdam is a Director of Maritime Strategies International Ltd (MSI), having joined the company in 2002 as a Shipping Analyst.

Since joining MSI, Adam has developed and extended MSI’s valuations methodology and capability providing certificated spot and forecast values, earnings and operating costs for merchant and offshore shipping for a large number of banks, funds and owners. Part of this service involves analysing pricing drivers and dependencies and deriving benchmark timeseries data for c.700 vessel types/sizes/ages each quarter.

In addition to contributing to a wide range of consultancy and advisory projects, Adam is responsible for evaluating and forecasting the fleet supply components of MSI’s tanker, containership and bulker Shipping Planning Services.

Adam has been retained as an expert witness (in both the UK and the USA) on a number of valuation, value and cash flow cases across tanker, dry bulk, containership and offshore sectors for Shipyards, Owners, Charterers and Financiers.

Adam also sits on the Management Board for the Shipping in Changing Climates project. He is regularly invited to speak at shipping conferences on a wide range of topics and graduated from the University of Bath, UK with a First Class B.Sc. Honours degree in Applied Biology and has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Population Ecology from the University of Southampton, UK.

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.

0955 - Satcoms Equipment and Digital Transformation: Shifting from the Possible to the Practical
Woosung Chang, VP of Sales and Operation, Intellian
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Woosung ChangBiography pending.




1020 - Evolution Activities of Maritime Connectivity in Korea
Yang Sang-Jin, Vice President, Sales Business Unit, KTSAT
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Yang Sang-JinBiography pending.




1045 - Tea/Coffee Break

1115 - 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
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Wouter DeknopperWouter Deknopper is Vice President & General Manager Maritime Line of Business at Iridium Communications Inc., the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data coverage. He is responsible for bringing new services and products to the maritime market in alignment with Iridium's initiatives while attuned to the needs of the end-users in these industries.

Wouter Deknopper brings 20 years of experience in the Satellite Industry to his position as Iridium's Vice-President and General Manager Maritime Business. He is responsible for bringing new services and products to the maritime market in alignment with Iridium's initiatives while attuned to the needs of the end-users in these industries.

Wouter began his career in the satellite market with SAIT Communications and then joined Marlink, previously part of Telenor, before coming to Iridium in 2005 as Director EMEA & Russia. Wouter has extensive knowledge and experience in business development, consulting, project and partner management in IoT applications, land-mobile, aviation and maritime.

1140 - A Communication System for the Safe Operation of Unmanned Ships

  • Among manned ships, interoperable communications are required for the safe navigation of unmanned ships
  • This presentation will introduce a communication system in development for unmanned ships
  • The basic idea considers the existing maritime communication system, and then the unmanned ship can communicate with target manned ship as well as VTS
Jung Sik Jeong, Professor, Department of International Maritime Transportation Sciences,
Mokpo National Maritime University

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Jung Sik JeongJung Sik Jeong received his B.S. degree in Nautical Science on 1987, M.E. Degree in Communication and Electronic Engineering on 1993 from Korea Maritime University, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology on 2001.

He had worked at Korea Telecom. Research Institute as a researcher from 1993 to 1996, having had conducted standardization of subscriber line for telephone system and planning wireless communications.

He is currently a professor in the Department of International Maritime Transportation Sciences, since he joined Mokpo National Maritime University in 2002, Republic of Korea. He is a committee member of Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems, managing chair of Journal of International Maritime Safety, Environment Affairs and Shipping(SEAS), and executive editor of International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy.

Since 2002, he has conducted several research projects on intelligent maritime safety system including VTS. He has also worked with Korean domestic committee related to IMO e-Navigation program. Recently his research interests include communications and safe operations for autonomous ship. His research also includes intelligent navigation system based on fuzzy theory, data mining using maritime information, ship collision avoidance systems, maritime information and communication network.

1205 - Panel Discussion: The Maritime Satcom Summit
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:
Michael Owen, VP Business Capture & Development, Marlink
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Michael OwenMichael Owen is the VP Business Capture & Development for Maritime at Marlink.

Mr. Owen has 20 years’ experience in technology sales management with companies ranging from small businesses to large multi-national corporations. The length of his career has been focused on solving problems with technical solutions ranging from software development to infrastructure solutions with a focus on business critical environments. Michael holds a M.B.A. in International Management from the University of Denver. He resides in Norway with his wife and two children

Wouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager,
Maritime Line of Business, Iridium
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Wouter DeknopperWouter Deknopper is Vice President & General Manager Maritime Line of Business at Iridium Communications Inc., the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data coverage. He is responsible for bringing new services and products to the maritime market in alignment with Iridium's initiatives while attuned to the needs of the end-users in these industries.

Wouter Deknopper brings 20 years of experience in the Satellite Industry to his position as Iridium's Vice-President and General Manager Maritime Business. He is responsible for bringing new services and products to the maritime market in alignment with Iridium's initiatives while attuned to the needs of the end-users in these industries.

Wouter began his career in the satellite market with SAIT Communications and then joined Marlink, previously part of Telenor, before coming to Iridium in 2005 as Director EMEA & Russia. Wouter has extensive knowledge and experience in business development, consulting, project and partner management in IoT applications, land-mobile, aviation and maritime.

With further panellists to be announced

1250 - Lunch

Intellian Marlink
Intellian
SESSION TWO

1400 - 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?

SESSION THREE

1430 - Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry
Addressing the long-term advantages and opportunities, and how Blockchain will streamline trade and transport
Every shipment must pass a barrage of scrutiny and tests before reaching its final destination. And any delays can result in reduced profits. The rise of digitization and the use of Blockchain can ensure faster, safer and more scalable processes for all involved, resulting in better business outcomes overall. But how will Blockchain technologies become a standard platform and be made scalable and accessible to all?

SESSION FOUR

The iShipping Revolution
Reviewing smart shipping
How big data usage and management is expanding the boundaries of smart shipping - and how can we harness this disruptive influence to build the real business. We know that the maritime sector is on the cusp of dramatic change - how can we harness all this data and information to make shipping smarter, safer, and more sustainable? What value can shipping companies take from the launch of collaborative platforms and ecosystems, and how is digital disruption changing the face of trade and transport.

1500 - Achieving Digital Success Requires Sharing Knowledge and Experiences

  • Digital initiatives from WSM and the group
  • Defining the digital shift; not just about new technologies, but also about changing the way work to develop solutions
Magnus Dickens, Digital Consultant, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA
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Magnus DickensBiography pending.




1530 - Tea/Coffee Break

1600 - Digital Trends in Shipping and Applications
Stein Oroe, VP Sales - Applications, Inmarsat Maritime
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Stein OroeBiography pending.




1630 - Autonomous Shipping and the Digital Ship

  • Trends and perspectives of autonomous ships
  • Reviewing the availability of digital twin as a platform for autonomous ships
Jeongyoul Lee, General Manager, ICT Center, Korean Register
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Jeongyoul LeeJeongyoul Lee has been General Manager at the ICT Center, Korean Register since 1990. He was previously a Senior Researcher for R&D Institute, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd.

He has a Ph.D in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Chungnam National University and a BS in Naval Architecture Engineering from Seoul National University.

1700 - Imagination, E-Navigation & SMART Navigation
K.S. Ok, CEO, KJ Engineering Ltd
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K.S. OkMr. K.S OK is President of KJ Engineering, a project partner for Korean SMART-Navigation Project from 2016 to 2020, providing additional services for Non-SOLAS ships in step with IMO e-Navigation.

With over 25 years of progressively responsible experiences in shipping & shipping IT area, including ferry’s captain between Korea and Japan. In 2012, he established KJ Engineering to be dedicated to the future of e-Navigation.

Marlink1730 – Conclusions and Conference Close, Followed by Networking Drinks, Hosted by Marlink

For more information on the conference agenda, or to discuss being a part of this programme, please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com