Introducing the speaker panel for Digital Ship Athens

Digital Ship is returning to Greece for its longest running event, with the 15th Annual Digital Ship Conference and Exhibition in Athens on November 1 to 2.

Industry experts will take to the podium during the conference which will include plenary and interactive panel sessions over the two days, and there will be an exhibition showcasing leading suppliers and vendors to the sector. Five key focus sessions throughout the 2 days will discuss:

Session 1: The Maritime Satcom Summit

Session 2: Building Cyber and Security Resilience – with a Special Focus on GDPR

Session 3: Blockchain in Practice – Creating Trust in the Maritime Supply Chain

Session 4: Developing Big Data Ecosystems

Session 5: Harnessing Maritime’s Digital Future

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios
  • Electra Panayotopoulos, Partner, HFW
  • Gary Pogson, Innovation Owner, Lead Specialist, The Lloyd’s Register Foundation and The Alan Turing Institute
  • Panagiotis Papagiannakopoulos, Director, Head of Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy Advisory Services, EY (Ernst & Young Business Advisory Solutions)
  • Dimitris Theodossiou, Managing Director, Danaos
  • Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, NLA 
  • Robert O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
  • Gert-Jan Panken, VP Application Sales, Inmarsat
  • Jeff Greer, Vice President, Operations, KVH
  • Bent Erik Bjorkly, General Manager Strategic Initiatives, Kongsberg Maritime
  • Matt Duke, Vice President, Digital Platform, Kongsberg Digital
  • Dr. Nikitas Nikitakos, Professor, Dept. of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean
  • Evanthia Kostidi, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean
  • Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Co-Chairman, Maritime SatCom Forum, GVF
  • Ewan Robinson, Director, Yango Satellite Communications

The event will include an Exclusive Workshop, Open Roundtables and Networking Functions, including a Gala Dinner on 1 November.

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