Friday, July 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Benaki Museum Amphitheatre

Aligning Maritime Business with IT through
Digital Technologies | Performance Management | Cyber-Security

Further to the two successful past ShipIT conferences netweek magazine and the Association of Maritime Managers for Information Technology and Communications (AMMITEC) present the 3rd ShipIT Conference.

ShipIT Conference is a one-day strategic event addressed to the shipping industry, analyzing Information and Communications Technologies’ (ICT) impact on the industry’s operations and business performance. The Conference is creating a unique knowledge exchange and networking platform for the maritime industry, where senior business and IT executives meet, discuss and evaluate how Digital Technologies improve both business and operational goals.

The Scope of the Conference

The Shipping industry is currently operating during a transitional period due to a variety of economic and geopolitical factors affecting prices, newbuilds, and transportation. At the same time, ICTs are revolutionizing the shipping industry, transforming existing operations and opening new business opportunities; digital technologies are being rapidly adopted and data driven services and analytics are being brought to the forefront of the priorities’ list. It is now more than obvious that digital technologies enable greater performance, efficiencies and effectiveness. On the other side, there are numerous risks that need to be identified, understood and mitigated to make sure that technologies are safely integrated into the shipping operations and strategic design.

In this sense, the 3rd ShipIT Conference brings together a broad spectrum of business and IT executives, with the objective to:

  • Leverage digital and disruptive technologies to answer to the new needs of the shipping industry
  • Connect key leaders from maritime, technology development and innovation
  • Present and assess the importance of ICT in creating best practices, innovative approaches, unique business models and tools to harness business opportunities
  • Evaluate the challenges, questions and advances ICT technology addresses to the shipping industry
  • Stay ahead of the innovation curve, with the digitalisation of the maritime sector
  • Address business issues rather than technical ones, as it is bringing shipping business leaders together with CIOs to explore the digital maritime business case

Key Issues

The Conference focuses on three key sessions, ie.:

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Who should attend

Chief Information Officers (CIOs)

Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)

Chief Operating Officers (COOs)

Senior business and technical executives

Owners and CEOs

Suppliers providing:

  • Software / Data Services
  • Ship Shore Communications
  • Shipboard Electronics / Safety / Navigation Systems
  • Control Systems / Power
  • Security Technology

What will you learn?

At the 3rd ShipIT Conference, delegates will:
Meet – The disruptors in the shipping industry and the visionaries looking to transform shipping
Learn – How the ideas of digital transformation are being received by the ship owning community
Pinpoint – Where the latest ICT technology joins with the digital future agenda


Opening Keynote Speaker Anastasios V. Papagiannopoulos Mr. Papagiannopoulos has been a principal of Common Progress since its establishment in 1984 and has more than 37 years of experience in shipping.
International Keynote Speaker James Baker James Baker has been reporting on business and shipping for over 20 years. After eight years as news editor at leading shipping publication Lloyd’s List, he has now taken the helm at sister publication Lloyd’s List Containers, where he covers the global liner, ports and logistics industries.
International Keynote Speaker Phil Tinsley Prior 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.
Eftihia Benaki Eftihia is the IT Manager of Minerva Marine Inc. and has been with the company for 17 years. Her expertise lies in information systems, design of IT strategies and leading IT transformational projects.
Achilleas Choursoglou Achilleas Choursoglou is Member of BOD of AMMITEC, IT Advisor and previously IT Manager of Olympic Shipping and Management SA (Onassis group) for 21 years. Previously was also I.T Manager at Pirelli Hellas for 3 years and Deputy I.T. Manager and System Analyst at Fertilizers Company (Lipasmata) of group Bodossakis for 14 years.
PhD Ioannis Filippopoulos A “technology architect” and a “team leader” with a passion exceptional aptitude for working with computers combined with an astounding academic background in computer and network engineering (PhD) and business management (MBA). Skilled in implementing, maintaining, supporting, developing and designing technology systems ensuring a reliable and efficient network to keep the organization running smoothly and profitably.
Panagiotis Kouris Panagiotis Kouris was born in Athens and right after his studies he joined the family-owned IT company Office Line LTD, which in 2009 was converted into SA, serving the company as Chief Executive Officer, until today. Panagiotis holds several degrees from major global IT manufacturers and is actively participating in many international conferences as a considerable member and a distinguished keynote speaker.
George Laios George Laios is currently the Business Development Manager of NJ Goulandris Maritime Inc. Prior to his current position; he had worked for almost 15 years in the shipping department of the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he last held the position of the Senior Director, Ship Finance.
Dimitris Makris Dimitris Makris is the IT Manager of Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd, part of the N.J. Goulandris Group, since 1996. Having more than 23 years of experience in information systems analysis, computer programming, data integration & consolidation and also having managed major ICT projects, Dimitris retains his strong commitment to fully align the services he provides with his company’s business plan.
George Nanos Mr. George Nanos works as Regional Sales Manager of DNV GL’s Maritime Software Solutions, with responsibility for the markets in West Mediterranean and Africa. In addition to his knowledge in Software from his current role, he has also international experience and record of completed engagements and projects as Internal Auditor and Consultant of ThyssenKrupp AG and Project Engineer for electrical and electronic systems for ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
Phd Nikitas Nikitakos Prof. Nikitas Nikitakos is a graduate of the Hellenic Naval Academy and of the Department of Engineering and Economics from the University of Piraeus. He also holds an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School USA. He has graduated from the National Defence Academy and holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.
Vasilios Nikou Naval Architect, with strong engineering background. Specializing in ERP systems, performing full level professional analysis, refinement and documentation of company’s business requirements, including them in the development and implementation of integrated systems.
Dimitris Panou Mr Dimitris Panou has over 20 years of experience in the shipping and IT industry and for the last 10 years he is the Data Analyst & Performance Engineer in TMS Tankers Ltd. Previously working as a software engineer in Helintec SA, has been involved in the design and development of software applications for shipping.
John Pavlidis John Pavlidis supports corporate environments more than 10 years as a System Administrator, with experience in large scale networks and ISPs.
Panelist Kosmas Christidis Admiral (ret.) Kosmas Christidis, originating from “Konstantinoupolis”, graduated with flying colors from the Naval Academy in 1980 as Class Leader.
Panelist Rossella Mattioli Rossella Mattioli joined ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security in 2013 and has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. She promotes cyber security in critical infrastructures, IoT and transport infrastructure in Europe.
Panelist Stelios Sabanis Stelios Sabanis is the Head of ICT at GasLog, driving both ICT strategy and day to day operations onboard and ashore. He has close to 20 years experience in managing ICT operations for LNG, dry cargo, tankers, chemical tankers.

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