TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

09.00 Shipping’s Future Reality
Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas

 

09.30 Transas Panel Q&A
Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas
Vladimir Ponomarev, Vice President Solutions, Transas
George Toma, Vice President Global Sales, Transas
Moderator: Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom Maritime Intelligence 

 

10.00 Coffee and Networking 

 

10.30 Conference Keynote: The Carnival Journey
Carnival have undertaken to operate at the highest technical and safety standards. This has taken them through a journey in all areas of their management from developing new training capabilities to the establishment of a fleet operations centre. This presentation looks at how this was put in to practice and the benefits that have been achieved.
David Christie, ‎Senior Vice President Corporate Maritime Quality Assurance, Carnival Corporation  

 

11.15 Keynote: Does Aviation Have Lessons for Maritime?
Innovation and change grow from learning from experience, assimilating ideas and creating better solutions.  Are there opportunities for shipping to be gained from the aviation industry? What can we learn about training, traffic control and ‘vehicle’ to office management? How can shipping benefit from what other industries have tried? What are the barriers within our industry?
Capt. Harry Nelson, Operational Advisor to Product Safety, Airbus 

 

11.45 Panel Discussion
Key world experts contributing different perspectives and experiences to an engaging debate and discussion on what if there are practices it might be beneficial to adopt and how this could have to take place.
Capt. Harry Nelson, Operational Advisor to Product Safety, Airbus
Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director, QHSE and Training, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
John Dolan, Deputy Director, Loss Prevention, Standard Club
David Christie, ‎Senior Vice President Corporate Maritime Quality Assurance, Carnival Corporation
Frank Lasse, Corporate Director LPSQ, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
Discussion Moderator: Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom Maritime Intelligence  

 

12.30 Lunch

 

14.00 Keynote: Human Interaction with Automation and Technology – Concept and Reality
Being at the forefront of technology can offer game changing possibilities, but does the promise always match the reality? High end technologies not only have a high-end price tag but may present many new challenges. Not least, introducing new technologies presents significant challenges to how we manage our people.
What is the impact on our people? How will they interact with the technology? Will their skills reduce? Will the work lose interest? Who will provide support? Are there new risks to understand? 
The Royal Air Force operates a number of ‘drone’ squadrons to supplement its manned aircraft. It continues to wrestle with such questions and the implications of drones on situational awareness, dislocation and the level of personal engagement by the remote and ground based ‘pilots’.  
Can parallels be drawn for the maritime industry?
Squadron Leader Jim Creber, Royal Air Force

 

14.30 Panel Discussion
Key world experts contributing knowledge and expertise on how the interactions between human and technology can be leveraged in maritime for a better industry.
Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director, QHSE and Training, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
George Devereese, Loss Prevention Advisor, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd.
Brian Luke, President, Bluewater Crew Training 
Christian Hempstead, Founder, Hempstead Maritime Training
Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer, STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime Administration
Discussion Moderator: Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom Maritime Intelligence 

 

15.15 Coffee and Networking 

 

15.45 How will technology transform the seas?
Maritime transport is at a digital tipping point. From artificial intelligence to autonomous vessels, from new security threats to the opportunity to simulate more efficient travel routes, this is the moment when the old rules are being torn up. David Rowan will explain why he sees this as a hugely significant moment of transition for the shipping industry. But why, too, it is a huge moment of opportunity.
David Rowan, Editor-at-Large, WIRED UK 

 

16.30 End of Day One 

 

18.30 Departures to Gala Dinner  

WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH

10:00 Introduction to Day Two
Introducing the future: Developing THESIS, the future maritime operating environment. Ahead of the THESIS breakouts, an introduction to themes and the objectives of the sessions being sought by Transas.
Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas

10.30-12.30 The Maritime Operating Environment
The four breakout themes represent the four corners of THESIS and participants will be invited to contribute their thoughts on how THESIS can be a part of shipping transformation. Each stakeholder can attend the sessions relevant to their interests and specialisms as well as understanding the critical role of interconnection of all of these elements.  Sessions will each run twice in parallel giving the opportunity to attend a maximum of two sessions.
10.30 -11.15 Session selection 1
11.15-11.45  Refreshments
11.45-12.30  Session selection 2

Breakout 1
Fleet Operations Centres
The decision-support environment
– Attitudes and regulatory barriers
– Adopting a shared operational decision-making environment
– Commercial efficiencies beyond fuel savings. What are the KPIs of the future?
– From data to knowledge; using analytics and intelligence to create value

Session presentation:
Vladimir Kolyada, Fleet Operations Solutions Manager, Transas
Industry comment:
Joern Springer, Senior Director and Head of Fleet Support Centre, Hapag Lloyd
Capt Pradeep Chawla,
Managing Director, QHSE and Training,
Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
Session facilitator:
Christopher McLaughlin,
Managing Partner, Cornwell Associates

Breakout 2
Academy Solutions
Training in the digital world
– What competence is needed for ship-to-shore interaction?
– How do we prove crew competence?
– Who are the seafarers of the future?
– How to attract qualified people to the industry?
Session presentation:
Ralf Lehnert, Vice President Academy, Simulation & Training, Transas
Industry comment:
Hans Hederstrom, Managing Director, CSMART Academy (Part of the Carnival Corporation & plc Group)
Capt. Naoki Saito,
Manager, Certification Service Planning Department, Class NK
Session facilitator:
Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom Maritime Intelligence

Breakout 3
Ship Traffic Control Solutions
Global security operations and efficiency
– Who will be the main driver: governments, regulatory bodies or shipowners themselves?
– Is the aviation model achievable for the shipping?
– STC role in the autonomous shipping
– Increasing role of Coastal Surveillance and need for cross-country interaction
Session presentation:
Dmitry Rostopshin, STC Solutions Director, Transas 
Industry comment:
Ulf Siwe, Communicarions Officer, STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime Administration
Harry Nelson,
Operational Advisor to Product Safety, Airbus
Session facilitator:
Alison Jarabo, Managing Director, Fathom Maritime Intelligence

Breakout 4
Ship Solutions
ECDIS: a tool today, tomorrow – just a sensor
– Going beyond ECDIS as an optimised shipboard solution
– Increased platform performance
– Your ship is already connected, what next?
– How to reduce virtual piracy, increase security and find improvements
Session presentation:
Anders Rydlinger, Ship Solutions Director, Transas
Industry comment:
Frank Lasse, Corporate Director LPSQ, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
Nick Lambert,
 Director, Nick Lambert Associates Ltd. 
Session facilitator:
Christian Hempstead, Founder, Hempstead Maritime Training

12.30 Plenary closing summary
Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas

13.00 Gala Lunch

14.30 Depart