Smart Shipping has the potential to transform the fundamentals of ship operation, with digital technology and big data driving radical new solutions up to and including autonomous ships. But what does the industry actually want from these new technologies, how real are the efficiencies they offer and what changes to the regulatory framework would be needed prior to significant implementation?
The debate at Seatrade Maritime Middle East will bring together six leading figures from the industry in the region and around the world to debate these fundamental questions. Three will speak for the motion and three against it. This will be followed by a floor debate involving members of the audience and then, following a summary of the arguments on both sides, a vote will be taken on the motion.
Jasamin Fichte, Managing Partner, Fichte & Co
Speakers for the motion:
Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, Precious Shipping
Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
Captain David Stockley, Chief Operating Officer, Oman Ship Management Company
Speakers against the motion:
Drew Brandy, SVP Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat
René Kofod-Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Topaz Energy and Marine
Oskar Levander, Senior Vice President Concepts & Innovation, Rolls Royce Marine