News Article 15/02/2011

Digital ship Athens 2010 - "IT Managers focus on more integrated solutions”

ELNAVI, February 2011, p.20


The new IT managers are bound to work on a more complex maritime environment; therefore they have to create more integrated solutions in order to Increase the flexibility and the efficiency of the shipping company. At the same time these new applications will need more bandwidth In the future In order to cover the ever increasing demand of the shipping company.
The agenda of the conference included the following topics and speakers:

  • "The role of IT in a shipping company with a cost control culture" Harris Antoniadis chief information officer, Costamare Shipping
  • "Experiences with VSAT and with a fleet IT upgrade" - Efstratios F. Arvanitidis, M.Sc IT Manager, Gulf Marine Management, SA
  • "Experiences with Fortune Technologies maritime customized application of Microsoft Dynamics" -John Kanioros, Financial Analyst, Neptune Lines.
  • "Advances in lnmarsat satellite communication and market adoption" Kartik Sihna, Maritime Market Manager, Inmarsat
  • "Comparison of office maritime messaging systems" – Tasos Makris, information systems director, Gourdomichalis Maritime and board director AMMITEC
  • "Inmarsat's new global voice services" - lnmarsat and Terry Daniels, Beam Communications
  • "Experiences with VSAT" - Peter Wramling, Head of ICT, Beluga Group. With Holger Ritter, general manager EMEA, Commercial shipping/oil gas, MTN
  • "Maritime Electronic highways In the Aegean Sea" - Dr Nikitas Nikitakos, Professor. Dept. of Shipping Trade and Transport. University of the Aegean.
  • "Introduction of an Integrated Management System and Risk Assessment tool for tanker operations" - Panagiotis Xinos, Fortune Technologies, on behalf of Stylianos I. Siafakas, QHSE and vetting manager of Navios Tankers Management Inc.
  • "Business Process Management and Operational Efficiency in Shipping" - Anastassakis Michalis, IT & T Manager of Allseas Marine with George Vrellos, Partner Strategy & Programs Lead, Small to Midmarket Solutions and Partners Group, Microsoft Hellas S.A

Dr. Torsten Bussow, VP Head of Maritime Software, GL Maritime Software GmbH, Panteleimon Pantelis, COO, Ulysses Systems, Marine Sobin, managing director, SpecTec Cyprus, Nikitas Papadopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer, lnauticals Marine Solutions. Nickos Botinis, Cisco.

Finally, the AMMITEC Annual General Meeting took place with the participation of full members of AMMITEC.