During SMM 2016 (on Thursday 8 September at the Hamburg Messe), Digital Ship will be hosting its 2nd dedicated Maritime Cyber Risk & Safety Forum (from 1400-1745, followed by networking drinks).

This expert forum 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. The Forum will also ask if there is a gulf between perception and reality, and what are the real business risks?
Digital Ship will bring together end users with suppliers, cyber and security experts to discuss and debate these questions during a highly interactive and focused series of panels, which will seek to address the emerging, and demanding, relationship between maritime safety and cyber security.

Speakers and panellists include:

Phil Tinsley, Maritime Security Manager, BIMCO
Walter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog
Wolfgang Roehrig, Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency
Douglas Watson, Director - Business Unit Shipping / Maritime, Ericsson
Peter Broadhurst
, Senior Vice President of Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime
Patrick Decool, Director of Programs & Product Planning, Marlink
Terje Gumø, Vice President - IT, Hoegh LNG
Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM
Gideon Lenkey
, Director of Technology, EPSCO-Ra
John Jorgensen, Director, Cyber and Software, ABS
Gregor Ross, Director of Sales and Marketing, Globecomm Maritime
Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing and Marketing, The Nautical Institute
Joseph Carson, Cyber Security Expert, Thycotic
Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
Julián Seseña Navarro, President, Holistic Innovation Institute & Spanish Representative, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT
With more to be announced


1330 - Registration and Welcome Lunch

1410 - Welcome Notes & Opening Address from Session Chair

Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult

Nick LambertA master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability, near or real time situational awareness (especially that derived from space based assets and applications), human factors, and training and education in the maritime sector.

1430 - Cyber Security in the Maritime Domain

Phil Tinsley, Maritime Security Manager, BIMCO

Phil TinsleyPrior to pursuing a career in maritime security Phil was an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, attaining the rank of Major after 31 years military service. His military career included littoral operations on a global scale, warfighting and specialization in cold weather warfare. Since leaving in 2010, Phil has managed offshore security in the Indian Ocean High Risk Area in support of seismic operations, which included 2 Somali pirate attacks at sea.

He went on to establish and coordinate anti-piracy transit operations for a respected PMSC based in Dubai. Phil has a thorough understanding of port operations, personnel training requirements, compliance and management systems.

Phil joined BIMCO in 2015 and his primary role is to assist members with all aspects of maritime security; including piracy, drug smuggling, stowaways, mixed mass migration and cyber security.

Currently based in Denmark near BIMCO House, Phil maintains his hobby as a cyclist and is always happy to take any queries members may have on any relevant maritime issue.

1450 - Sea Lines of Communication – Does Cyberspace Create New (virtual) Choke Points in the Maritime Environment

Wolfgang Roehrig, Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency

Wolfgang RoehrigWolfgang Röhrig is the Programme Manager Cyber Defence of the European Defence Agency (EDA). He was born 1966 in Germany and entered the German Navy as officer candidate in 1985. After completing his studies at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg with the degree of MBA in 1990 until 2006 he served in several officer’s positions aboard ships and in staffs of the German Navy and the German Joint Services including several operational deployments (NATO Operation "Sharp Guard", NATO Operation "Active Endeavour", Coalition Operation "Enduring Freedom"). Since the mid of the 1990ies he specialized beside command & control (CJ3) on communications and information systems support (CJ6). From 2006 to 2010 he worked as staff officer for the CIS Directorate of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), being responsible for the entire spectrum of maritime CIS requirements. Between 2010 and 2012 he served as Senior Staff Officer for national and international cooperation on Information Assurance & Cyber Defence at the German Armed Forces IT-Office (IT-AmtBw), Koblenz. He bears the military rank of a Commander. Since March 2012 he is appointed to EDA and became programme manager cyber defence beginning of 2014. In his current position he is inter alia responsible for the identification of capability gaps with respect to cyber defence in EU-led military operations, and the development and implementation of solutions for closing these gaps through cooperative projects with EU member states.

1510 - Managing Maritime Cyber Security and Risk
How the industry can identify, quantify and mitigate cyber risk

Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT

Andrew WebsterAndrew is responsible for business development focused in and around the marine liability sector. He is primarily responsible for Ports & Terminals. After a degree in Geography, Andrew began his career as a shipbroker in London concentrating on towage and salvage. After obtaining membership of the institute of chartered shipbrokers he then worked overseas, based in Geneva and Singapore, as a trader for CRC Cargo Recovery Consultants, specialised in damaged commodities. On returning to London in 1995 Andrew joined UK P&I Club dealing with Russian and Romanian owners' claims. 1996 saw a transfer to ITIC where he became an account executive dealing with Members in the Middle East and South America. At the end of 1999 he transferred to the TT Club, where he went to Dubai in 2000 to take over as general manager at TTMS (Gulf) dealing with TT and ITIC Members in the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent. In 2002 he returned to London to take up the role of TT Clubs Loss Prevention director – a role that he held prior to making the move to UKTI on secondment as the International Business specialist – ports working with the International Sector team in the London headquarters. Secondment ended in June 2008 and a position with Savi Performance Logistics (a Lockheed Martin company) became open. Inchcape Shipping Services beckoned at the end of 2008 and waved goodbye at the end of 2009. A brief spell of independent consulting gave way to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

1530 - The Critical Future Cyber Security and the failing perimeter

Joseph Carson, Cyber Security Expert, Thycotic

Joseph CarsonA Cyber Security Professional with 20+ years’ experience in Enterprise Security & Infrastructure, Joseph is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). An active member of the Cyber Security community and a frequent speaker at Cyber Security events globally. Joseph is an adviser to several governments, critical infrastructure, startups and cyber security conferences.

1550 - Short Break

1605 - Panel 1: How are Developments in Maritime Satcoms and Navigation Influencing the Cyber Approach?
It has been reported that significant weaknesses have been identified in the cybersecurity of critical technology used for navigation at sea. GPS (Global Positioning System), AIS (Automatic Identification System), and ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) are all essential aids to navigation, and each has been identified as potentially vulnerable to attack.
How are these perceived increased threats influencing decisions made by companies? What strategies are being employed by those in the maritime connectivity domain to mitigate these risks, and what opportunities do these present?
Moderated by:

Julián Seseña Navarro, President, Holistic Innovation Institute & Spanish Representative, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

Julián Seseña NavarroJulian Seseña has a Ph. degree on Radiocommunications, Master in Communications Systems and Networks, Business Degree on General Management and, among others, Yacht Captain.

He has served as Executive Director of North American Teledesic Communications Spain, Director of Telecommunications in Spanish satellite operator Hispasat, Head of Research and Development in the Spanish General Direction of Telecommunications (Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications) and cooperated with the Spanish Association Internautas on security affairs. He has participated in the European Commission research programme for Secure Societies (E SPONDER project).

He has lectured more than 80 conferences and he has published more than 60 papers. Dr Seseña is GVF Correspondent for Spain.

Panellists include:

Douglas Watson, Director - Business Unit Shipping / Maritime, Ericsson

Douglas WatsonDouglas has extensive experience in the application of new technologies in the maritime sector. He has participated in numerous maritime focused research projects funded by industry, regional and national research councils, the European Space Agency and the European Commission, culminating in his appointment by the European Commission as maritime domain expert and evaluator for H2020 Projects.

He has held senior international positions at Inmarsat, Ericsson and Motorola and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of East Anglia and post graduate degrees from University of Plymouth, University of London, University of Nottingham and Queen Mary College, London. His research specialisation is in GNSS applications.

Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President of Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime

Peter BroadhurstPeter Broadhurst is Senior Vice President of Safety and Security at Inmarsat Maritime, responsible for the development of the company’s safety and security services. Peter will define the strategy, development and evolution of Inmarsat’s satellite communication services for maritime safety, navigation, safety of life at sea and data security.

Peter started his career at Inmarsat in 2014 as Vice President of Service Delivery for the Maritime business unit, where he was responsible for leading the development of products and services from conception and implementation, through to launch and life cycle management. Peter was instrumental in the launch of Inmarsat’s high-speed broadband service Fleet Xpress launched in March 2016.

With over 25 years’ experience in the maritime industry, Peter began his career at sea as a Radio Officer, before running his own business and working for a maritime distributor. Peter then spent 15 years with Sea Tel Inc., / Cobham SATCOM as Vice President of Sales and Marketing where he was responsible for overseeing and managing global sales, support, marketing, training and product management.

Peter has a HND Electronics, Marine Radio General Certificate, Radar and Marine Navigation Aids accreditation from Wray Castle Merchant Navy School, and holds an Open University, BSc (Hons) First Class degree on Radio Frequency Systems.

Patrick Decool, Director of Programs & Product Planning, Marlink

Patrick DecoolPatrick Decool is Director of Product Programs & Planning with Marlink, the largest technology-independent satellite communication and digital solutions provider serving the maritime market.

Patrick has the important responsibility to introduce Marlink’s new innovations and develop future business critical services and solutions. His role sees him coordinate closely with Marlink partners, customers and industry-leading providers to support the digital transformation of the Maritime and Enterprise industries.

Key milestones at Marlink have included the launch of services like Inmarsat FleetBroadband and ThurayaIP, as well as overseeing the development of Marlink’s own IP solutions portfolio. Patrick was also pivotal in launching XChange, Marlink’s onboard communication platform, and since then has worked to leverage the XChange value proposition, with the introduction of innovative applications like XChange VoIP, XChange BYOD and XChange Media, which have contributed towards accelerating Marlink’s tremendous growth in VSAT.

Patrick has a record of almost 20 years’ experience in the communications industry, specifically managing innovation projects. Previously, he worked for leading German mobile operator E-Plus / O2, as Project & Product Manager.

He also holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, obtained in France and the UK, and is fluent in French, German and English.

Gregor Ross, Director of Sales and Marketing, Globecomm Maritime

To be announced, Globecomm44 years maritime industry experience including 6 years’ service as a navigating officer in the Merchant Navy, a first degree in Maritime Technology and several years as a post graduate research associate at Cardiff University’s Shipboard Computer Group.

A pioneer of Shipboard IT and electronic communication via satellite, from the mid 1980’s Gregor has held several senior management positions with international companies involved in Maritime IT, e-commerce, satellite and ship to shore communications. These included 14 years as CEO of MCTS, 4 years as VP Maritime operations at GN Comtext, spells at Setfair and EMS Satcom where he was responsible for the launch of the Inmarsat Fleet 55.

Gregor currently serves as Sales & Marketing Director, Europe at Globecomm Maritime, a position he has held since 2009.

A known industry figure, Gregor is regularly invited to present, moderate and participate in Maritime IT conferences and forums.

Further panellists to be announced

1650 - Panel 2: How are IoT and Big Data Changing the Maritime Cyber Security Landscape?
Privacy is a serious concern, not just in IoT, but across all applications. With a growing trend in the maritime sector for BYOD and cloud based solutions, even when users and owners take precautions, there are even more opportunities for attacks and threats. According to CISCO there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2050. While a recent study showed that 70 percent of IoT devices contain serious vulnerabilities. There is undeniable evidence that our dependence on interconnected technology is defeating our ability to secure it.

So how is the industry adapting to these developments? What real risks do these advancements pose to the maritime community, and is there a gulf between perception and reality?
Moderated by:

Walter Hannemann, Product Manager, Dualog

Walter HannemannWalter Hannemann has professionally participated in the development of IT since the 80's, from his education in Electronics and Information Systems. His responsibilities have involved software development to solution architecture, infrastructure design and management , IT service delivery and even .com entrepreneurship. With a passion for making things work, shipping applications and all digital equipment onboard became his interest from 2008. Having headed IT departments in Maersk Tankers and Torm, has recently become Product Manager for Dualog. Based in Copenhagen, Walter enjoys finding solutions for big (and small) business problems using IT, while keeping the overview and a forward-looking approach, with deep dives in technical subjects when necessary - or possible.

Panellists include:

Terje Gumø, Vice President - IT, Hoegh LNG

Terje GumøTerje is 51 years old. He has been working in IT since 1987, and within shipping since 1997.

He had a number of positions, predominantly in systems management, DBA, as IT operations manager and as IT manager, with Bergesen/BW Gas. He has been Head of IT at Hoegh LNG since 2011.

Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing and Marketing, The Nautical Institute

Bridget HoganBridget Hogan is the Director of Publishing and Marketing of The Nautical Institute, the international professional membership organisation which exists to improve qualification and safety standards.

She is responsible for the Institute’s 100 plus book titles, its magazine production and its marketing and communications. Bridget travels frequently to meet Institute members – drawn from 120 countries – and regularly addresses conferences and branch meetings. The Nautical Institute has been delivering high standards of qualification, competence and knowledge for mariners for over 40 years. Its 7,000 membership, based in 50 branches worldwide, is international, growing and professional. Its many books, journal Seaways, the MARS (free Mariners’ Reporting and Alerting Scheme) and human element project Alert! (sponsored by The Lloyd’s Foundation) are highly respected sources of best practice, knowledge, guidance, CPD and feedback. Now 110,000 copies of its junior watchkeepers’ publication The Navigator, aimed at improving morale and professionalism, are being distributed free to all SOLAS vessels. It won a 2015 Seatrade award.

Before the Institute Bridget worked for shipowners and shipmanagers, a flag state, ports, the Baltic Exchange, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and the Oslo Stock Exchange developing new business, negotiating finance, together with newbuild and offshore development programmes.

Joseph Carson, Cyber Security Expert, Thycotic

Joseph CarsonA Cyber Security Professional with 20+ years’ experience in Enterprise Security & Infrastructure, Joseph is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). An active member of the Cyber Security community and a frequent speaker at Cyber Security events globally. Joseph is an adviser to several governments, critical infrastructure, startups and cyber security conferences.

Gideon Lenkey, Director of Technology, EPSCO-Ra

Gideon LenkeyMr. Gideon Lenkey, President - Ra Security Solutions. Mr. Lenkey has consulted on information security matters since 1989. He specializes in assessing and testing the security posture of enterprise IT infrastructures and managing enterprise cyber security initiatives. He has provided advanced training to the FBI and has been consulted by both foreign and domestic government agencies. Mr. Lenkey is a past president of the FBI's InfraGard program in New Jersey and has been recognized by FBI Director Robert Muller on multiple occasions for his accomplishments. He regularly lectures, writes and grants interviews on cyber security topics. In 2011 Mr. Lenkey coauthored "Gray Hat Hacking" third edition for McGraw Hill and is featured in the film documentary "Code 2600".

John Jorgensen, Director, Cyber and Software, ABS

John JorgensenJohn Jorgensen is Director, Cybersecurity and software at ABS where he leads the development of the ABS CyberSafety™ program with an engineering team that builds procedures and methods for civil marine and offshore asset cybersecurity, data integrity, cyber test and software assurance efforts. At ABS since 2013, he previously served as Director, IT Security.

Prior to ABS, Jorgensen was Combat Systems Integration Group Leader at MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center and served as Commander in the U.S. Navy for twenty-two years.

Jorgensen holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering for Communications Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School and a Masters of Arts in IT Resource Management from Webster University.

Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM

Simon FrankSimon Frank is Vice President and Head of Global Marine HR in Torm A/S. He began his career in shipping with the Royal Danish Navy, experiencing in international operations on a frigate, and literally learning the ropes onboard the Royal Danish Yacht. He continued his career with Rohde Nielsen in Denmark as the crew manager for seven years, then at EMS Shipmanagement and Head of Maritime Personnel at Lauritzen Kosan.

From 2010 to 2014 Simon was based in Hong Kong working for Wallem Ship Management Ltd as Fleet Personnel Director.

Simon’s extensive experience in crew management has developed from working with a large range of nationalities, with different ship types, and in effective implementing crew management systems.

1735 - Conclusions

1745 - Networking Drinks to 1930

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