14 October 2022


Carob Mill Conference Centre, Limassol

Limited Seats



20 Speakers

About the Event

Roadmap in Maritime Digital Transformation”

The third CSN Cyprus Shipping ICT Conference will take place in Limassol on 14th October at the Carob Mill Conference Centre. 

The conference is under the auspices of the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry and supported by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Cyprus Union of Shipowners, Cyprus Marine Club, CYMEPA, WISTA Cyprus, YoungShip Cyprus. The event will take place at the Carob Mill Conference Centre with physical presence.

Save the date in your calendar for this promising conference “Roadmap in Maritime Digital Transformation” where together with key industry experts from industry bodies, shipowners, ship managers, service providers and equipment manufacturers we will look at the operational aspects impacting the shipping sector. We will have lead discussions on Digitalisation, Cybersecurity, Satellite Communications and Vessel Automation and 2030-2050 Green Technology/Decarbonisation.

This is going to be the third event of CSN in Limassol and we would like to invite you to support the conference. There are still available sponsorships and some speakers slots and those interested please contact us at [email protected]. 

The Platinum Sponsor of the event is KVH and the Charity Sponsor is Island Oil Holdings where the money will go directly from the sponsor to the charity foundation Voice for AutismThe attendance of the conference is free and for all employees of shipping and shipping related organisations in Cyprus, but we welcome anyone who wants to contribute to the charity foundation by indicating it at the registration.

Looking forward to a very successful event in Limassol in October 2022

Register and stand a chance to win an iPad offered by Rivada Space Networks

  • Register online
  • Enter lucky draw
  • Attend the event
  • Stand a chance to win an iPad

* The winner of the lucky draw will be drawn randomly, and must be present at the conference at the time of the draw.

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Event Agenda

09:00 Opening remarks from the organisers – Adonis Violaris, Managing Director – Cyprus Shipping News

09.10 – 09.20 Keynote Speaker morning session – Vassilios Demetriades, Shipping Deputy Minister to the President– Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus

09.20 – 09.30 Welcome note, Thomas Kazakos, Director General, Cyprus Shipping Chamber

09.30 – 09.55 Dionysis Asimakopoulos - Growth Manager, Maritime Digital Solutions, Kongsberg Digital

“Kongsberg Digital: From sea to cloud; turn your fleet data into value” -  Digitalisation runs in two main pillars. -  Data collection & standardization and use of analysis to maximize the potential of this data. - How we set the standards for the digital transition and how important is the role of collaboration & partnering going forward?

09.55 – 10.15 Polykarpos Yiannoudes, General Manager - UIBS | Microsoft Partner “Digital Perseverance - achieving continued and accelerated innovation - a transformation journey with Columbia Shipmanagement and global maritime services companies. Microsoft Cloud – Comprehensive, Trusted - Priorities – Identity and Security come first. - Sustainability and Future of Work - Key Challenges and Takeaways - Cloud sovereignty - The Cloud repatriation concept

10.15 – 10.40 Michalis Michaelides, Assistant Professor – Cyprus University of Technology “STEAMing – a Digital way forward to promote port-to-port efficiency”

10.40 – 11.10 Panel Discussion – Moderator Andreas Chrysostomou – Tototheo Maritime

“How we keep focus on people while developing the technology” (Panellists: Vassilios Demetriades - Shipping Deputy Ministry, Eberhard Koch - Österreichischer Lloyd, Eugen Adami - Mastermind Shipmanagement, Vasilis Malikides – OSM/ Vice President of YoungShip Cyprus)

11.30 – 11.55 Frank Paleokrassas, Head of Data Governance & Analytics, BSM

Analytics, Decarbonisation and Digitalisation in practice”

  • Analytics in fleet management
  • Decarbonisation progress
  • Digitalisation as an integrated business practice

11.55 – 12.20 Demetres Armanes, Managing Principal Research Engineer, Digital Engineering, ABS

Central Cooling System Automation Upgrades
  • What are the benefits and challenges of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in the Maritime Digital Transformation?
  • How can automation upgrades in the current fleet, aid with operational efficiency?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of the Hardware in the Loop (HiL) testing in the marine industry?

12.20 – 12.50 Panel Discussion Moderator: Capt. Rohit Tandon, Fleet Management

Green Energy: Challenges and Benefits

(Panellists: Frank Paleokrassas, BSM, Michalis Pouris - Intership Navigation, Demetres Arnes, ABS, Elias Yfantis, Senior Scientist at the Marine and Offshore Science and Technology Centre, Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI))

14.00 – 14.25 David Tropp Hag, Vice President, EMEA Sales, KVH Industries

“How will new satellite constellations impact onboard connectivity”

  • Data requirements of shipping
  • Overview of new constellations
  • The future is hybrid

14.25 – 14.50 Joe Apa , Director Business Development, Rivada

14.50 – 15.15 Michalis Hadjistylianou, CEO – One Net Group,  “Hybrid connectivity”

15.15 – 15.50 Panel Discussion – Panayiotis Gavalas, Director of Operations, IQ Solutions

“Hybrid Communications Networks in Shipping: A buzzword or a smart driver for efficient connectivity?”

(Panellists: David Tropp Hag, KVH, Joe Apa, Rivada,  Michalis Hadjistylianou, One Net)

15.50 – 16.00 Closing remarks from organisers

Event Speakers

Vassilios Demetriades

Shipping Deputy Minister to the President

Thomas Kazakos

Director General - Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Capt. Eugen Adami

Managing Director - Mastermind Group

Chrysostomos Efthymiou

Marine Officer - Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Andreas Chrysostomou

Chief Strategy Officer - Tototheo Maritime

Alexandros Josephides

Deputy Director General/Marine Manager, Cyprus Shipping Chamber

David Tropp Hag

Senior Sales Director for EMEA East, KVH

Frank Paleokrassas

Head of Data Governance & Analytics, BSM

Demetres Armanes

Managing Principal Research Engineer, Digital Engineering, ABS

Adonis Violaris

Managing Director, CSN

Capt. Eberhard Koch

Chairman, CEO & Partner | Österreichischer Lloyd

Vasilis Malikides

Group Finance Director, OSM Maritime Group / Vice President of YoungShip Cyprus)

Capt. Rohit Tandon

General Manager DPA/CSO, FML Ship Management Ltd

Dionisis Asimakopoulos

Growth Manager, Vessel Insight, Kongsberg Digital

Polykarpos Yiannoudes

General Manager, UiBS

Michalis Michaelides

Assistant Professor – Cyprus University of Technology

Elias Yfantis

Senior Scientist at the Marine and Offshore Science and Technology Centre, Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI)

Joe Apa

Director Business Development, Rivada

Panayiotis Gavalas

Director of Operations, IQ Solutions

Michalis Pouris

Head of Health, Safety Quality and Environmental Department, Intership Navigation

Michalis Hadjistylianou

CEO – One Net Group

Pavan Bidi

Chief Operating Officer – InmarServ Limited

Venue: Carob Mill, Vasilissis Street, Limassol 3042, Cyprus

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