Singapore Norway Maritime Digital and Cyber Forum

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Singapore Norway Maritime Digital and Cyber Forum

(update 25 Oct, the event is now fully booked)

Innovation Norway, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, and Norwegian Business Association Singapore host the inaugural Singapore Norway Maritime Digital and Cyber Forum on 1 November 2022. We organise the forum in conjunction with the One Ocean Expedition.

The forum will focus on communications and cyber-security, two important areas within maritime digitalisation and of increasing interest to the Singapore and Norway maritime communities.

The forum will showcase key trends in the maritime sector in these areas as well as industry developments and upcoming government plans in Singapore and Norway.

Consequently, we aim to showcase key technology developments, including 5G, VHF Data Exchange system (VDES), vessel traffic services (VTS) system and cyber-security solutions.

Through participating in Singapore Norway Maritime Digital and Cyber Forum, you can:

· Learn about upcoming initiatives and directions from Singapore and Norway government agencies on maritime communications and cybersecurity

· Learn about the requirements of vessel owners in the areas of maritime communications and cybersecurity

· Learn about the new technological developments in maritime communications and cybersecurity

· Explore collaborations- partnerships- and business opportunities within maritime communications and cyber security.

· Network with selected industry players and stakeholders over lunch session

Time (am/pm)PROGRAM
10:00 amRegistration and Coffee
10:30Opening remarks by Welcome Address Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Transport
10:40Keynote Speech Mr. Erling Rimestad, Vice Minister, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
10.50VIP Photo taking session

Digital opportunities in the Maritime World
Mr. Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority

11.05Utilizing communication technology onboard vessels Mr. Peter Schellenberger, Vice President of Supply Chain, Thome Shipmanagement
11.25New maritime services enabled by improved maritime data communication (through 5G, VDES, MBR) Mr. Björn Coster, Managing Director, Kongsberg Norcontrol Singapore
11.35Integration and digitalisation of survey technology Dr. Martin Gutowski, Vice President Sensors & Robotics Sales, APAC, Kongsberg Maritime
11.45Question & Answer
11.55Break/Lunch to be served

Cyber security trends from DNV’s perspective Mr. Vijayan Manogara, Principal Cyber Security Consultant, DNV

12.20Increased maritime automation creates new and critical cyber risks Mr. Ørnulf Rødseth, Senior Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
12.30Defending Singapore Maritime Sector in the Digital Age Mr Ong Chin Beng, Chief Information Security Officer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
12.40The security challenge of including the ships on the Internet. A NYK showcase. Mr. Geir Inge Jensen, Chief Information Security Officer, Dualog AS
12.50Panel Discussion Mr. TS Teo, Executive Director, Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited and Chairman, Digital Transformation Committee, Singapore Shipping Association Mr. Ong Chin Beng Mr. Vijayan Manogara Mr. Ørnulf Rødseth
13.15Closing Remarks Mr Olav Nortun, CEO of Thome Ship Management and Board Member of the Norwegian Business Association Singapore
13.18Networking cocktail
14:00End of event


The maritime technology market is in tremendous growth. To illustrate, a report by Inmarsat expects Singapore’s maritime technology market revenue to double from US$2.4 billion in 2021 to US$4.8 billion by 2030.

The maritime industry expects 5G and satellite technologies to open almost infinite possibilities in maritime communication.

The introduction of smart drones for real-time monitoring, ship-shore communication, vessel traffic management, and just-in-time operations are just a few examples.

Parallelly, as maritime processes digitalise, more nodes are opened that could be exploited, including those with capabilities to mount sophisticated attacks on critical infrastructure. Since 1st January 2021, ISM Code supported by the IMO Resolution MSC.428(98), requires shipowners and managers to officially address cyber security as a risk in their safety management systems. Singapore and Norway are both actively stepping up efforts in maritime cybersecurity.

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