Maritime CIO forum, Cyprus, March 14 2019

On March 14 2019, Digital Ship will run its 3rd Digital Ship CIO event in Cyprus, looking at developments in digitalisation, including satellite communications and cybersecurity.

It is tough being a CIO these days - with enormous expectations from the company about what digital technology can do (not all of which are realistic) - but big advances continuing in the technology, increasing expectations both from seafarers and shipowners about connectivity, hacking attacks continuing, and drive for environmental performance needing enormous amounts of data.

The CIO is expected to keep systems running, have a bigger strategy for development, and keep everybody satisfied. How can all of this be done?

Some topics we expect to cover include:

  • Concerns of a maritime CIO in 2019

  • Balancing day to day concerns with strategic development

  • AI, autonomous ships and bitcoin – does the interest in these subjects help or hinder the CIO?

  • Who actually wants them?

  • Updates on satellite communications technology

  • Understanding the changing cyber threat

  • Developing a business case for software

  • Increasing value from satellite communications technology

  • Improving usability / customer-centricity of digital technology

  • Managing regulatory burden

We are currently seeing speakers from shipping companies with interesting stories to tell about their projects, or who might be persuaded to participate in a discussion panel. If you may interested in getting involved, please contact Karl Jeffery, conference producer, on

Admission free for employees of ship operating and management companies, includes admission to a post conference networking reception.

Click here for details of past Maritime CIO forums in Cyprus, including photographs and download presentations