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Underpinning the maritime digital transformation

Information and Communication Technologies transformed the global shipping industry and became a major priority to ship companies and ship owners. Moreover, ICT continues to revolutionize shipping, transforms existing operations and opens business opportunities.

Nowadays, as the Covid-19 pandemic crisis has caused major disruptions, the maritime companies is important to make decisions; they have to decide whether to use their resources on digital projects and to rethink the maritime businesses for the digital age. Therefore, as part of the ongoing battle of improving, the maritime industry has made the greatest ally; Digitalization.

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The value that maritime industry gets from digitalization can be placed in the following areas:

  • Cost reduction
  • Operational efficiency
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Environmental footprint management
  • Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals urgent call

In this framework, the ShipIT Conference 2020 will underpin the Maritime Digital Transformation Journey, and inform the Maritime stakeholders of all the latest news on the maritime and offshore issues of safety, communications, navigation, engine performance monitoring, exploitation of big data and analytics, cyber security and many more.

Across three sessions, speakers and delegates will explore the next trends in I.C.T  and O.T in shipping and vice versa and discuss how to identify the real opportunities and related challenges in order to digitalize the maritime sector, to understand the improvements these innovations represent and to build a solid business case for investing in this digital era.

Executives & Personnel from Shipping Companies are free of charge


The Scope of the Conference

ShipIT Conference is a one-day strategic event addressed to the maritime 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.

Aspects of maritime technology, such as big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation as well as new values such as transparency and collaboration are causing huge changes in the maritime economy and that is why it is so important to be up-to-date and to adapt.

Digitalization and the uptake of technology for the maritime sector will eventually bring the industry up to a whole new level of digital connectedness and have far reaching impact and drive. Disruptive technologies together with the evolution and development of new and interconnected platforms, now offer unparalleled opportunities for growth and collaboration within shipping. In addition maritime IoT is already pervasive with connected machines providing real-time data to improve countless aspects of everyday on-board life. Maritime stakeholders must do their very best to help crew and shore side staff, who are often end users of critical Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems for safety, communications, navigation, engine performance monitoring, cargo operations and much more.


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Meet the

Keynote Speakers

Government Keynote Speaker

Ioannis Plakiotakis

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy

International Keynote Speaker

Dr. Franco Cerutti

IT Security and Operation Director Carnival Maritime – Costa Group

International Keynote Speaker

Jakob Paaske Larsen

Head of Maritime Safety & Security , BIMCO

Industry Keynote Speaker

Stamatis Bourboulis

General Manager Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd

Industry Keynote Speaker

Dimitris Patrikios

CEO, Kyklades Maritime Corporation

Meet the


Dr. Eleutherios C. Andritsakis

Technical Expert, EU MRV (Reg. 2015/757) & Marine Systems / Applications, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)

Dr. Ioannis Filippopoulos

Academic Director of Informatics and Engineering Division at Hellenic American University, Digital Transformation Specialist, Member of AMMITEC

Konstantinos Georgiou

Strategy & Consulting Manager, Accenture

Dimitris Gkikakis

Accounts Executive, Dell Technologies

Thomas Busk Jacobsen

Director Product Management – Maritime IT Solutions, Marlink

Mr. Russell Kempley

Chief Security Officer, CyberOwl

Nikitas Kladakis

Information Security Director – NETBULL LTD

Manos Kokolakis

TSE/ Delivery Manager, InTTrust

Dr. Matthew Maheras

CIO Metrostar Management Corp, General Secretary AMMITEC

Isidoros Monogioudis

Director of Security, Digital Shadows, Hellenic American University

Dr Theodosis Mourouzis

Assistant Professor Cyprus International Institute of Management, Managing Partner at Electi

Dr. Nikitas Nikitakos

Professor, Dept. of Shipping Trade and Transport, Aegean University, ex President AMMITEC

Antonios Paravalos

Network and Security Unit Manager, Performance Technologies S.A.

John Pavlidis

ICT& CS Solution Architect, Algosystems

Stelios Sabanis

President AMMITEC, Head of ICT, GasLog

Themistoklis Sardis

Vice President AMMITEC , IT Μanager, Costamare Shipping

Tasos Sarris

Secure Power Channel Sales Business Developer SEE, APC by Schneider Electric

Elina Souli

LL.M, Business Development Director / FD&D Claims Manager American Club

Christian Vakarelis

VP, Media Communications , Navarino

Chara Vassiliadou

Commercial Director, CENSUS S.A.

Key Issues

ShipIT Conference 2020 focuses on three key sessions:

  • Maritime Big Data Management- Bring Data and Walk Away
  • Maritime Technology Trends to Watch in 2020 – Accelerate Agility and Efficiency
  • Cyber Risk Management – Cyber Security Onboard
Maritime Big Data Management- Bring Data and Walk Away

The maritime industry generates 100-120 million data points daily, including information gathered from ports and vessels. Most of it is lost to the ocean waves instead of being captured and put to use. As the cost of capturing and processing data continues to fall, using it to drive more business decisions becomes increasingly viable. The data produced by the world’s shipping fleet can be used to improve both operational and commercial outcomes for the maritime industry.

Data analysis can be used to improve safety by predicting seafarer behavior, making it easier to stop dangerous situations developing. Vessel and port equipment performance can also be analyzed, predicted, and continuously optimized with the right data too. Freight rates, commodity prices, and even trade flows can also be analyzed and predicted in real-time with the right data.

Big data means big data analytics. Its role is to identify efficiencies within the industry, aiming to enhance performance and improve organizational outcomes, providing in the meantime advantages to ship owners and ship charterers.

Maritime data analytics and business intelligence are essential to maximizing the impact of every commercial decision. By delivering real-time maritime analytics in context via intuitive reports and dashboards, empowers key maritime stakeholders to systematically assess performance, decision impact, and risk exposure at today’s pace of business.

Using data and digitalization to make assets and shipping operations more efficient is the challenge that IoT undertakes for the years to come. Nowadays IoT sensors are integrated into almost everything in the shipping era, which means they collect everything. By using data and digitalization, IoT aims to make assets and shipping operations more efficient.

By leveraging IoT solutions maritime industry will succeed to manage & deploy the kind of information it has, understand workflows, have better resource management, obtain operational excellence with the insights gained from the data in almost any way imaginable.

Speakers at this session will analyze and evaluate how Connectivity, Big Data and IoT is a path towards better efficiency, as well as how will make the workplaces more “efficient comfortable”.

Maritime Technology Trends to Watch in 2020 – Accelerate Agility and Efficiency

The necessity for the digital transformation in the maritime, as well as the contribution of smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the development of a new era in shipping is now fact. Technologies such as the IoT generate huge volumes of Big data that are collected from the vessels and of course there are multiple other external sources that can create an even more enriched dataset (weather data, AIS, ERP, PMS, etc.).

The only way to manage effectively these data and to convert raw signals and scattered information into valuable & actionable knowledge is to utilize the power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, as they can help improve decision making at sea and ashore.

Additionally, a data driven decision-making through the generation of business scenarios in order to make justified decisions is crucial for the maritime industry, an industry that never settles and nowadays due to the Covid-19 pandemic needs to adapt in order to survive since major parameters are changing.

Ten percent of the world’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is attributed to ships. The integration of modern technologies can decrease fuel consumption by three to five percent and save the atmosphere from 600 tons CO2 emissions per year, and that’s only one ship. M.L and A.I technologies leverage the environmental challenges and launch software and hardware solutions for optimizing fuel consumption for vessels.

In addition, the use of Application Planning Interfaces (APIs) in shipping will help operators to be able to open themselves up to a dizzying array of new ways to securely integrate their systems and services with clients, suppliers, and partners.

There is no question that in maritime industry, the applications for blockchain technology span right across the industry from trade facilitation to ship operations as the industry is beset with trust problems.

Speakers at this session will analyze and evaluate how technology will augment, increase efficiency and productivity and guide the maritime sector to go to the next days of the digital transformation, keeping in mind that maritime industry is a non-stop business activity with remote operations & management.

Cyber Risk Management – Cyber Security Onboard

When we consider that big data has such open-ended value to the maritime industry, the concern is that maintaining access to the data trumps security. The maritime sector has to ensure network security on this vast scale before uploading, and prevent security problems at source.

Taking it from the cyber security perspective, a hacker could easily acquire all the information lying in big data; therefore, the maritime industry is open to cyber attacks.

Security concerns will continue to be a major obstacle to maritime digital transformation. Security must not be allowed to derail value generation or be addressed as an afterthought as cyber threat is any event or incident that aims to impact organizational operations. Cyber security is the threat increasing or declining so we are tackling the right threats and doing better threat modeling.

Cyber security risk assessment is of great importance, as cyber risks are part of any technology oriented business. Factors like lax cyber security policies and technological solutions that are vulnerable may expose a maritime company to security dangers. Failure to manage such risks gives cyber criminals the opportunity to carry out attacks.

However, a cyber security risk assessment enables a business to detect threats. Since a cyber security risk assessment identifies existing risks, a risk management framework provides the necessary steps for managing risks to organizational IT systems.

Moreover a software development security is a big importance for the maritime sector nowadays, as the cyber attacks and threats seem to be increasing and shipping companies are facing challenges on how to deal with cyber activity.

Eventual what ship owners and managers should know about cyber security and how a maritime company approaches the concept of vulnerability management both onboard and ashore?

Speakers at this session will analyze and evaluate practical examples of how to effectively mitigate the cyber risks that affect the maritime industries as well as the steps can be taken in order to mitigate the cyber risks that maritime industry faces.

Speakers will analyze and evaluate the importance of the digital transformation journey, both on the operations as well as on the business side.

Topics included

With this framework at this year’s conference, we will seek to highlight and discuss about:

  • Maritime Digital Transformation & Technological Developments
  • Digitalization by IoT solutions & Automation
  • IoT platforms for the Maritime Industry and how to connect everything
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Maritime Industry
  • Maritime Business Analytics
  • Data Driven Decision Management
  • Business Intelligence & New Maritime Business  Models
  • Cyber Security Initiatives & Cyber Detection in the Maritime Industry
  • Issues for T & O.T Cyber Security
  • Blockchain the next big revolution in shipping
  • Classification in the digital age

What will you learn?

At the ShipIT Conference 2020, 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


What is there for you?

As digitalization is becoming an integral part of the maritime industry, more and more operators can benefit from its use and there are interesting new technologies that aspire to move maritime forward. 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.

ShipIT Conference on September 28th looks at where the shipping industry has got to with digital technology and where it needs to go. In this “era sense”, the ShipIT Conference 2020 brings together a broad spectrum of maritime business, I.T and O.T executives, with the objective to:

  • Leverage digital and disruptive technologies to answer to the new needs of the maritime industry
  • Present and assess the importance of ICT in creating best practices, innovative approaches, unique business models and tools to harness maritime business opportunities
  • Stay ahead of the innovation curve, with the digitalization of the maritime sector
  • Address business issues rather than technical ones, as it is bringing maritime business leaders together with CIO’s & COT’s to explore the digital maritime business case
  • Determine, what data from vessels is actually helping in management decision making, such as better planning maintenance, monitoring crew performance, monitoring vessel performance
  • Appraise the Cyber Security tackle as well as the threat modeling and defence
  • Connect and network key leaders from maritime, technology development and innovation

Who should attend?

Join us for one-day strategic event of deep discussion on maritime industry ambitions and business reality.

A must attend event for maritime:

  • Owners and CEO’s
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Operators
  • Builders
  • Senior business and technical executives
  • Suppliers providing:
    • Software / Data Services
    • Ship Shore Communications
    • Shipboard Electronics / Safety / Navigation Systems
    • Control Systems / Power
    • Security Technology

5th ShipIT Conference highlights

  • The 5th event effectively confirmed the conference as an institution in the field of maritime technology
  • The Minister of Maritime and Insular Policy, Ioannis Plakiotakis joined the Seminar and referred to the framework and regulations that should be put in place to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of Greek Shipping Industry.
  • A particular emphasis was especially given to issues such education, modernization and ports.
  • More than 300 executives from the wider industry area attended

The conclusion of the 5th ShipIT Conference 2019, was that Digitalization:

  • Has already been established and changed the Maritime Industry
  • Has become a short-term change and a long-term trend


5th ShipIT Conference

Grand Sponsors

Algosystems is a leading Solution Provider with an extensive experience and expertise in ICT & Cyber security solutions. With more than 34 years of experience, the company is well known in the market for its flexibility, reliability and responsiveness as well as its excellent ability to solve complex technical challenges.

During the past years, Algosystems has moved forward with an important investment in cybersecurity. An investment that involves a Security Operations Center – Cyber A, highly skilled and certified cyber security professionals, new standards-based facilities, as well as expanding partnerships with leading vendors, offering advanced tailored-made and reliable cybersecurity solutions.

Algosystems boasts a vast number of both simple and complex ICT and Cybersecurity projects with specialization in the private sector while more than 20 shipping companies are amongst its customer base, enjoying an one of a kind customer experience.

With a numerous and knowledgeable Support, Presales and dedicated Project Management Team, Algosystems supports you efficiently and with integrity, being your steady choice of excellence that helps your business move forward.

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio from the edge, to the core, to the cloud. Dell Technologies unites technology leaders – Dell, Dell EMC, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware – in one company with the power to drive digital transformation and generate real results every day for its customers, its employees, and its partners.

Performance Technologies delivers reliable, long life solutions, ensuring continuous availability of business-critical services and information. Our focus areas are: Data Center technologies (servers, storage, networking, virtualization), Hybrid Cloud, Automation & DevOps, Security & Information Governance, Big Data & Analytics, IT Service Management/ Enterprise Service Management, Service & Digital User Experience Monitoring, Mobility & Internet of Things. We combine our services expertise with state-of-the-art products and technologies from strategic alliance partners to architect, design and implement efficient information delivery systems, IT management solutions and services that reduce IT expenditure, maximize quality and reduce time to market, while ensuring business continuity at all levels.
Performance Technologies offers innovative solutions, consulting services and high quality support services. We help companies and organizations adapt to their ever-changing needs, reduce costs, and become more competitive by reducing time to market and improving quality.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises.

CENSUS is an internationally acclaimed IT Security service provider offering a complete set of services, meeting any security requirements with a 360 approach, in a variety of solutions such as Infrastructure, Web & Mobile Application Security Assessment, Source Code Audits, Vulnerability Research, Security Training & Consulting.

CyberOwl helps asset operators in the maritime and critical national infrastructure sectors gain visibility, cyber security and cyber compliance of systems on their distributed, remote assets. We provide technologies, a managed service and specific cyber security advisory services to support the asset operator.
Medulla, our cybersecurity monitoring and analytics solution, provides near-real-time visibility of the behaviours of assets and their communication patterns. They are deployed to identify and inventory assets on the IT and OT networks of these operational platforms. They detect and raise early warning of cyber attack tactics, techniques and procedures; identify anomalous and suspicious activity; and monitor for non-compliance with cyber security policies. These are delivered through a modular, distributed architecture that is optimised for environments facing the challenges of intermittent connectivity, bandwidth constraints and the need for remote management.
CyberOwl supports fleet owners and managers worldwide from our bases in London, Athens and Singapore.”

InTTrust started its journey in 2006 as a Technology Services provider serving FSIs, Telcos, Oil and Energy companies and other large Private sector customers in Greece and abroad. InTTrust is IBM Platinum Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner and Oracle Gold Partner. It is part of InTTrust’s capabilities to provide, Application services including Information Management, Application development, Engineering, Data and AI/ML, Dynamic Infrastructures services deploying and supporting customers’ infrastructure onsite, in the cloud or hybrid models, DBA services to guarantee high availability and integrity of customers’ mission critical databases ensuring business continuity 24X7.

For further information, please contact us:
• Tel: 210 6513040
• Corporate Email: [email protected]

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions. Marlink provides maritime and enterprise customers with an integrated offering of reliable broadband connectivity, IT and cyber solutions, bridge electronics, and flexible service and maintenance. With more than 1000 employees worldwide, the Group serves customers from all maritime segments globally.

Netbull LTD is a leading Security Integrator that provides solutions and services which covering all phases of the information security life cycle including: Strategic planning, Threat Assessment & Regulations, Architecture & Integration, Training & Awareness and NG Real Time Threat Management 24×7 using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Navarino is one of the world’s largest maritime technology and connectivity companies, operating across 6 shipping-centric nations. Our industry-leading technology has put us at the forefront of maritime innovation and enabled us to empower our customers while anticipating their future needs thanks to our continuously evolving services.

We are the designer and developer of Infinity, the most successful bandwidth optimization solution on the market. Infinity’s success is the result of a continuous collaborative effort between ourselves and our customers, which has resulted in a solution that is renowned throughout the maritime sector. Navarino also created the first fully managed cyber security solution for maritime, Angel, to ensure that your vessels can navigate and benefit from the maritime digital revolution in safety. Furthermore, Navarino has recently launched a suite of digital services that are designed to meet the latest needs of maritime IT managers, including its new Spectrum service, a software suite of tools and processes designed to cater specifically to the needs of maritime IT managers. It offers a centralized platform for remote monitoring, maintenance and management of the entire IT and connectivity infrastructure onboard.
Our long-standing partnerships with some of the most respected names worldwide such as Cobham, Dell, GTMaritime, Intellian, Iridium, and JRC allow us to deliver the most comprehensive and reliable technologies. From satellite connectivity to maritime GSM technology solutions, our 5-star service is designed to deliver quality, care, and flexibility to our customers.

Schneider Electric is the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that provide IT and communications solutions for home and business networks, such as business offices, shops, hotels, as well as industrial control, renewable energy sources, maritime and telecommunications, APC protects critical information and data for individuals and businesses.


The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) founded in 2000 is one of the leading research centres in Greece and listed among the TOP-20 E.U. research institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas. More than 700 people work at CERTH with the majority being scientists.

CERTH has received numerous awards and distinctions such as the European Descartes Prize, the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, Microsoft International Contest Prize, the Trading Agents Competition Award and many more and is listed among the Top-20 of the EU’s Research Centres with the highest participation in HORIZON 2020 competitive research grants.

CERTH has participated successfully in more than 1.200 competitive research projects  (with a total budget exceeding 450 M€ and involving more than 1.100 international partner organizations) financed by the European Union (EU), leading industries from USA, Japan and Europe and the Greek Government via the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT).

CERTH’s research results (more than 350 publications/year) have significant scientific impact (about 7.100 heterocitations/year)

CERTH is the first Greek research institution recognized by the European Union that respects the principles of the “Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”.

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