Say hello to our brand new Maritime ICT & Digitalisation Steering group

Maritime ICT & Digitalisation

New information and communication technologies are changing the nature of the shipping industry. Developments in areas such as communication systems and IT platforms for ships, industrial controllers, and sensors, as well as big data and the development of the Maritime Cloud are taking place at an ever-increasing speed. The technologies can provide cost reductions and optimisations as well as business opportunities based on new ways of interacting with costumers, business partners, and authorities. On the other hand, they also create threats from new companies as well as cyber risks. The topic of “Maritime ICT & Digitalisation” focuses on both technical and business implications from the new technologies on the shipping industry. The goal is to share knowledge on how to gain competitive edge, ways to obtain tangible savings and efficiencies and mitigate risks.

Topics of the 2016/2017 season of “Maritime ICT & Digitalisation”:

  • November 2016: The impact and possibilities of digitalisation on the shipping business. New and potentially disruptive technologies are changing the nature of many sectors such as retail, aviation, and taxi services. So far we have not seen a huge impact on the shipping industry. But should and will this last, how can we use the possibilities this offers? The seminar will focus on what systems and data we have, and what we can use it for. What can we learn from other industries as well as, what the business opportunities the new technologies create for the shipping industry? How can we make the initiatives above give the needed optimisations and saving for our industry and make them tangible and real for each shipping company?
  • Spring 2017: Cyber Security 2  
  • Spring 2017: E-mails: How can we handle the vast amount of e-mails that the employees in the shipping industry receive and reduce the workload?
  • Big Data in the maritime sector
  • Maritime Cloud

We are looking forward to presenting you with a long list of exciting speakers, valuable insight, and inspiration in order to make ICT and digitalisation of shipping contribute to the bottom line.

In collaboration with the Steering Committee, MDCE/EMUC will arrange approx. 4 meetings per year conducted in English. Sign up for news and up-coming meetings here.

Meet the Steering Committee

·       Sture Freudenreich, Director - Head of IT, NORDEN

·       Douglas Watson, Director – Business Unit Shipping, Ericsson

·       Svend Lykke Larsen, Sales & Business Development Director, Europe, Palantir

·       Bjørn Borbye Pedersen, Business Developer and Special Advisor, Danish Maritime Authority

·       Jan Boyesen, Head of Development, MDCE/EMUC

·       Henriette Dybkær, Project Manager, MDCE/EMUC