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Intelsat and Digital Ship invite you to join us for a briefing and discussion on 8 September at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH – during one of the industry's leading trade shows, SMM - to consider how Innovation & Evolution in Maritime Connectivity is changing the landscape by improving operational agility, creating enhanced efficiency and above all reducing costs for the ship owner and manager.

The briefing will take the form of panel sessions made up of industry leaders, inviting the audience to contribute and openly discuss how improved communications and connectivity is impacting their operations and enabling them to plan for growth and sustainability in the future.

Content to be covered will include:

  • Trends in the Industry: connected ships, the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data, and the impact improved connectivity has on end-users.
  • Innovation in Space: new satellite technologies and new constellations – what do these mean for users now and in the not too distant future, investing in innovation.
  • Evolution on the Ground: flat panel developments, lighter and smaller antennas.
  • Integration of Applications: and how these impact the end user.

The briefing will incorporate sessions delivered by both Intelsat and Digital Ship – and the panel sessions will bring in the expertise, views and knowledge of some of the region's leading ship operators.

Speakers and panelists include:

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General/COO, BIMCO
Nils Aden, CEO, E.R. Schiffahrt
Andrew Faiola, Director, Mobility Solutions, Intelsat
Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
Rob O'Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
Sergiy Nastachenko, IT Manager, Reederei Nord B.V.
Bjoern Borbe, Senior Manager HR Sea, ECS-Essberger Crewing Services GmbH
Volker Schiemann, MD – IT Department, Chemikalien Seetransport
Tapiwa Samkange, IT Manager - Wallem IT, Wallem Europe
Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales, Europe South & MEA, Marlink
James Collett, Commercial Director, Sperry Marine
Dallas Kasaboski, Analyst, Market Research, and Consulting, Northern Sky Research, NSR
Jan Kragh Michelsen, Vice President, Maritime BU SATCOM, Cobham SATCOM

Agenda as of 30 August 2016*:

0900 - Registration Opens
 
0915 - Breakfast is Served
 
1000 - Opening Notes and Introduction from Briefing Moderator

Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications

Neville Smith Neville Smith is a maritime media consultant with shipping industry clients across communications, navigation, IT and marine products and services. A maritime journalist for 16 years and a former deputy editor of daily maritime newspaper Lloyd's List, he works for clients on messaging, positioning and campaign delivery across print and electronic media as well as blogging at www. maritimeinsight.com on current and future trends in communications and technology.

1010 - Welcome Address: An Examination of the Satcom Market

Andrew Faiola, Director, Mobility Solutions, Intelsat

Andrew FaiolaAndrew has been leading Intelsat’s sales team in Europe since February 2014 with overall responsibility for the business across the Media, Broadband, and Mobility sectors. Prior to this, Andrew led Intelsat’s Global Accounts teams on the Mobility and Broadband side of the business, managed sales for Western Europe, and held other account management positions with Intelsat focusing on various market segments and regions.

Prior to joining Intelsat, Andrew was European Sales Director at New Skies Satellites in the UK, and held various sales and marketing roles at ESATEL Communications, a small, independent teleport in the USA. In what seems like another life, he worked in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC, and at NASA, where he conducted project development and implementation work for Latin America and the Asia-Pacific involving the provision of Internet service and remote sensing for environmental purposes.

He has also authored publications about the North American DTH market, distance learning in America, U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, and Latin American economic development.

He received a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

1030 - How is Innovation in Maritime Technology Driving the Future of Shipping?

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General/COO, BIMCO

Lars Robert PedersenLars Robert Pedersen has over 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, which combined with his insight into IMO makes him a respected authority on technical and regulatory issues.

In early 2010, Robert was appointed Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, which is the world’s largest international shipping association providing a wide range of services to over 2,200 members globally.

Robert leads a team of experts responsible for BIMCO's technical, security and operational activities. This includes direct membership services and active involvement in regulatory developments related to ship operation at international and regional levels. BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and advocates for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity.

Before joining BIMCO, he had a career at A.P. Moller-Maersk handling regulatory affairs and technical management of the Maersk fleet of container ships after having spent 7 years as a seagoing officer. Robert holds an unlimited Chief Engineer’s licence.

1050 - Welcome Address: How to Turn Big Data into Life

Nils Aden, CEO, E.R. Schiffahrt

Nils AdenAs chief executive officer of E.R. Schiffahrt, Nils Aden is responsible for the ship management activities of the E.R. Group.

After studying business economics at the Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg (WHA) and the Nordakademie, Nils Aden began his career in the Vereins- und Westbank AG in Hamburg. In 2001, he then transferred to Harren & Partner, a shipping company in Bremen. In 2004, Nils Aden joined the E.R. Group, where he has held various management positions e.g. in the business development & projects department and as director customer relations. He was appointed to the management board of E.R. Schiffahrt in January 2013 and has served as CEO of E.R. Schiffahrt since February 2015.

1110 - Short Break

1120 - Panel Session 1: Considering Key Developments in Maritime Technology
- The impact of high throughput satellites and increased bandwidth
- The evolution of antenna technology driving maritime progression
Moderated by:

Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications

Neville Smith Neville Smith is a maritime media consultant with shipping industry clients across communications, navigation, IT and marine products and services. A maritime journalist for 16 years and a former deputy editor of daily maritime newspaper Lloyd's List, he works for clients on messaging, positioning and campaign delivery across print and electronic media as well as blogging at www. maritimeinsight.com on current and future trends in communications and technology.

Panellists include:

Andrew Faiola, Director, Mobility Solutions, Intelsat

Andrew FaiolaAndrew has been leading Intelsat’s sales team in Europe since February 2014 with overall responsibility for the business across the Media, Broadband, and Mobility sectors. Prior to this, Andrew led Intelsat’s Global Accounts teams on the Mobility and Broadband side of the business, managed sales for Western Europe, and held other account management positions with Intelsat focusing on various market segments and regions.

Prior to joining Intelsat, Andrew was European Sales Director at New Skies Satellites in the UK, and held various sales and marketing roles at ESATEL Communications, a small, independent teleport in the USA. In what seems like another life, he worked in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC, and at NASA, where he conducted project development and implementation work for Latin America and the Asia-Pacific involving the provision of Internet service and remote sensing for environmental purposes.

He has also authored publications about the North American DTH market, distance learning in America, U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, and Latin American economic development.

He received a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Sergiy Nastachenko, IT Manager, Reederei Nord B.V.

Sergiy NastachenkoSergiy Nastachenko has 15+ years of experience in vessels IT and Communication systems after obtaining his Master’s degree in Industrial Electronics. Actively involved in on board implementations, configurations and remote support. After spending 12 years within Cyprus Maritime Community has now moved to Amsterdam. Presently supporting fleet of 50 vessels.

James Collett, Commercial Director, Sperry Marine

James CollettJames Collett is Commercial Director at Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine where he has P&L responsibility for the commercial and international defence business of this world leader in marine navigation. Mr. Collett is responsible for providing Sperry Marine with strategic leadership surrounding market positioning, routes to market and portfolio management. He directs investment strategy to ensure that Sperry Marine remains an innovative, customer focused, relevant and profitable business.

Previously Mr. Collett was Head of Mobility & Energy for Intelsat, the world’s largest commercial satellite operator. At Intelsat Mr. Collett led the development and mobilisation of a market growth strategy to exploit the burgeoning demand for on-the-move communications in the maritime, aeronautical and government sectors.

Mr. Collett had a 13 year career at Inmarsat where his final position was Senior Director of Maritime Business, assuming responsibility for the global revenues that Inmarsat derived from the commercial maritime sector. Leading a group of globally deployed sector marketers, his team reinforced and grew Inmarsat's market leading position in the maritime communications market. Mr Collett previously had responsibility for land, aeronautical and government market development and for the global sales delivered through Inmarsat's network of distribution partners (DPs).

Prior to joining Inmarsat Mr Collett was General Manager of Codan UK and in this role was responsible for the EMEA sales of HF radio solutions and VSAT hardware to a wide range of commercial and government organisations operating in rural and remote locations.

Jan Kragh Michelsen, Vice President, Maritime BU SATCOM, Cobham SATCOM

Jan Kragh MichelsenJan holds the position as Vice President, Maritime Business Unit, being overall responsible for Cobham's maritime business globally, which is centered around the SAILOR® and Sea Tel brands of maritime satellite and radio communication products.

He has extensive maritime experience, gained across different sectors within the maritime industry, from sales management positions at leading maritime high-tech companies to assignments as commanding officer on coastal patrol vessels.

He holds an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School and is the " Blue MBA " Ambassador for Technology and Innovation. He is also a Master Mariner graduate from Svendborg International Maritime Academy (SIMAC) and a commissioned naval officer from the Royal Danish Navy.

1205 - Panel Session 2: Innovation and Evolution and the Integration of Maritime Applications
- Looking at connectivity demand linked to an increase in operational and crew applications
- How are developments around IoT and big data applications shifting how data is used and related traffic
Moderated by:

Dallas Kasaboski, Analyst, Market Research, and Consulting, Northern Sky Research, NSR

Dallas KasaboskiBased in Strasbourg, France, Mr. Kasaboski joined Northern Sky Research (NSR) in early 2016. Since then, he has worked on two of NSR's annual multi-client reports on the global Maritime markets and the global Earth Observation markets. For the maritime markets, his work primarily focused on understanding the addressable market and its reception to new applications within maritime service offerings.

Prior to NSR, Mr. Kasaboski interned at NASA's Johnson Space Center, and was involved with numerous academic projects, focusing on satellite mission design, contract negotiation, and project management. He presented his work on understanding the risks involved with human spaceflight at the International Astronautical Congress in Toronto, 2014.

Mr. Kasaboski holds an MSc degree from the International Space University, and a BASc. in Space Engineering from York University, Canada.

Panellists include:

Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services Intelsat

Chris InsallAt Intelsat and in various previous roles Chris Insall has been associating with The Digital Ship since its inception, focusing on maritime satellite communications and IT solutions. From 2011 to 2014, Chris worked as Commercial Programmes Manager for Cobham SATCOM, incorporating maritime antenna brands Sea Tel and Sailor.

Prior to Cobham, Chris was at Inmarsat for 11 years with roles encompassing maritime business and product management – major responsibilities included deployment of Inmarsat’s flagship Fleet and FleetBroadband product portfolios.

Chris holds an MSc degree in Software Engineering and a BA degree in business and foreign languages, and is based in London, UK.

Bjoern Borbe, Senior Manager HR Sea, ECS-Essberger Crewing Services GmbH

Bjoern BorbeBorn in 1975, Mr. Björn Borbe holds a degree in maritime transportation and has 12 years of experience in shipping.

After his graduation from the University of Science in Wismar / Rostock-Warnemünde in 2003, Björn started his career in shipping by working in the areas of liner shipping and ship finance. During his stay with a renowned international shipmanagement company based in Cyprus he gained extensive experience in crew management.

In 2012 he joined John T. Essberger GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg) which manages a fleet of stainless-steel chemical tankers as well as container, bulk and cement vessels. Since January 2016 he is signing responsible for the company’s crew management activities.

Furthermore, Björn is a member of the Social Affairs Committee at the German Shipowners Association and has been appointed as an honorary judge at the labour court in Hamburg.

Volker Schiemann, MD – IT Department, Chemikalien Seetransport

Volker SchiemannVolker has worked in the shipping industry for 20 years. Since 01.01.2016 he has been Managing Director of ITE Solutions GmbH (ITE) a subsidiary of the Dr. Karl-Hein Krämer Group, sister company of Tanker Operator Chemikalien Seetransport GmbH (CST). ITE is the group’s IT and back office service provider. Currently these services are provided only group wide. ITE offers IT services onshore and onboard. These include i.e. datacentre operation, onsite support, purchasing SATCOM services, SATCOM support onboard. Currently ITE, together with CST, has begun a program to renew the IT infrastructure onbaord in order to simplfy, reduce run cost and offer internet for crew.

Volker qualified as “Schifffahrtskaufmann” and holds a Bachelor for Business Administration. Prior to his current engagement he worked for several years as CIO for Scandlines.

Tapiwa Samkange, IT Manager - Wallem IT, Wallem Europe

Tapiwa SamkangeTapiwa Samkange has a strong passion for information technology and a keen interest in how systems & processes are applied to benefit all areas of business. He has been working in IT related fields for over 15 years. Tapiwa’s current role is that of IT Manager at Wallem Europe, the European hub of the Wallem Group in Hamburg. Wallem is one of the largest providers of maritime solutions, including, but not limited to ship management. He joined Wallem in 2012.

Prior to joining Wallem, Tapiwa worked as part of the market intelligence team within BP Integrated Supply and Trading (IST). His responsibilities included liaising with a GIS application project team as a subject matter expert. He also managed the team’s AIS antennae installation project.

Tapiwa holds a first class MSc in Forensic IT from Portsmouth University, a BSc in Software Engineering & Multimedia Systems from Oxford Brookes University, in England, and a Marketing Management diploma from the IMM in South Africa. He also has a Raspberry Pi and Arduino project he is looking forward to continue working on soon.

Barbara Bersani, Head of Sales, Europe South & MEA, Marlink

Barbara BersaniBarbara Bersani has more than 10 years of experience in the satellite communications sector working for Vizada, Airbus Defence and Space and now Marlink. She joined Marlink as a Sales Manager for the sales regions in France, Monaco, and Switzerland in 2005. In 2008 she took responsibility for Maritime Sales for Europe West and Europe East. In 2012 Barbara was appointed as Head of Maritime Sales for Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in her career, she held Business Development and Marketing positions within the Defence Industry. Barbara holds a BA from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva and a DBA from the LSE – London School of Economics.

1250 -Briefing Round Up and Conclusions Followed by Networking Tea/Coffee and a Light Lunch until 1330

For more information, or to discuss joining one of these panels, please contact the Conference Director on cathy@thedigitalship.com

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*Please note session times, panels and speakers may be subject to change