Inmarsat puts digitalisation at the heart of LISW17

Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums — By on July 25, 2017 at 3:48 PM

The pivotal role connectivity will play in the maritime future will come into sharp focus at London International Shipping Week 2017, in a series of Inmarsat seminars probing the impact of digitalisation on shipping, cyber security and safety at sea.

Inmarsat’s London headquarters will host three separate seminars as part of its commitment to LISW17 – the week-long programme of events that celebrates and mobilises London’s role as a worldwide maritime business centre from 11-15

In line with the central LISW17 theme of ‘Tomorrow’s Maritime World’, Inmarsat will lead discussions in a ‘Digital disruption in shipping – What happens next?’ seminar, running 2-8pm on 12 September. The session aims to look at what will shape the future of shipping and the supply chain, cutting through the hype that surrounds this topic, with insight offered by keynote speaker and world-leading futurist Gerd Leonhard. Listed by Wired Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe (2015), Leonhard’s work focuses on the future of humanity and technology, digital transformation, big data, automation, AI and robotics, media, content, marketing and advertising, telecommunications, culture and tourism, banking and financial services, government and leadership.

On the following day, attention turns to shipping’s vulnerability to cyber attack, in what promises to be a hard-hitting ‘Dispelling the myth – The reality of cyber security in the shipping industry’ session. With ships increasingly reliant on sophisticated equipment from electronic navigation systems to computer-controlled engines, this seminar will focus on the disappearance of the ‘air-gap’ protecting them from cyber threats. Led by Peter Broadhurst, Inmarsat Maritime Vice President Safety & Security, the agenda will explore shipping’s resilience to cyberattack, the consequences for supply chain security and the solutions available.

This seminar will also provide a platform for the launch of a new cyber risk insight paper from Prof Paul Dorey, Director, CSO Confidential, Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway and Chairman of the Internet of Things Security Foundation. The keynote speech will come from Blue Futurologist Kate Adamson, Chief Executive of Futurenautics Group, with a perspective on cybercrime offered by Andy Davis, Transport Assurance Practice Director of risk mitigation specialists NCC Group – the National Cyber Security Centre part of GCHQ.

The third seminar will be an ‘invitation only’ event staged on the morning of 12 September, focusing on ‘The future of maritime safety – The next generation of GMDSS’. The session will be introduced by Ronald Spithout, with the keynote speech given by Katy Ware, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to IMO and Director of Maritime Safety and Standards, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). With 1.2 million seafarers on commercial vessels relying on Inmarsat as the only GMDSS-approved safety services provider, Inmarsat Maritime Director Safety Services, John Dodd, will outline Inmarsat’s contribution to GMDSS development and offer an insight into SafetyNET II, the upgraded Maritime Safety Information service on which seafarers rely.

The future of maritime safety – The next generation of GMDSS
Digital disruption in shipping – What happens next?
Dispelling the myth – The reality of cyber security in the shipping industry


Thought leaders from the world of government, finance, international trade, shipowning and insurance as well as artificial intelligence innovation and technology will headline the speaker line-up at the flagship London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, on Thursday 14 September. Do not miss out, click here to register.
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The LISW17 Conference will be followed by the official LISW17 Reception and Gala Dinner in the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
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Featured LISW17 Event

SCEG would like to invite you to their SCEG Maritime Security Symposium on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th September in the City of London. This prestigious event will be held in the Old Library, in the iconic Lloyd’s of London building, during the London International Shipping Week (LISW). The Symposium will include a stellar line up of authoritative speakers from EUNAVFOR, SCEG, CSO Alliance, UK Department of Transport, BIMCO, Lloyds of London, the International Maritime Organisation, and Oceans Beyond Piracy. The UK Shipping Minister has been invited to open proceedings. Global maritime security issues including the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Guinea and Sulu Sea will be thoroughly examined and aired.
The event will begin at 3pm and end at 6pm. Security will be enhanced for this event so registration will begin at 2.15pm. Click here to register

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