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OPENING REMARKS: Rear Admiral Mark H. “Buz” Buzby, USN, Ret. Maritime Administrator

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The Group of 69

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Special thanks to all the Kings Point Midshipmen who watched!

Webcast Archive

November 18, 2020 Webcast Information

November 18, 2020 / 10AM ET – 4:30 PM ET on Maritime TV

A dedicated team of alumni, led by the USMMA Class Of ’69 and known as the "Group of 69”, has initiated an opportunity for all alumni and industry thought leaders to positively impact the Academy and the entire US Merchant Marine community by proactively developing maritime digital technology education for dissemination within the Kings Point curriculum in preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution. This is a call-to-action for every Kings Point alumnus and maritime professional who plays a role in the evolving digitalization of shipping or is involved within an operating maritime organization which has digital competencies, to participate in this initiative. The group has enlisted and are working with the USMMA Academic Dean and faculty to implement this program. To launch this effort, the group is working with Maritime TV to produce two virtual ‘mini-conferences’, one dedicated to Maritime Transportation (November 18, 2020) and another dedicated to Marine Engineering (Date TBD, early 2021).

The Group of ’69 is inviting those interested in participating to be industry presenters and sponsors to facilitate this initiative with these first two mini-conferences. The initial goal is to create an accessible video repository database of educational knowledge regarding the many facets of the digitalization of the shipping for USMMA midshipmen, and eventually all maritime educational institutions and industry professionals.

The agenda for the first mini conference on Maritime Transportation, which is continually evolving and being updated, is as follows.

AGENDA (All Times Eastern)

10:00AM -10:15 AM  

OPENING REMARKS: Rear Admiral Mark H. “Buz” Buzby, USN, Ret. Maritime Administrator

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM  

SESSION 1: Presentations from technology executives of shipping and maritime operating companies, along with the technology solutions providers who serve them.

Confirmed Speakers:

10:15 AM
Frank August
Chief Business & Technical Strategist,Teltrium
Former Maritime Director, OneWeb
Secretary, Board of Directors, Mobile Satellite Users Association [Confirmed]
Presentation: Navigating the value of Satellite Mega-Constellations on Future Shipboard Operations
Several mega-constellations promise many thousands of new satellites and dramatic changes that will connect-the-unconnected globally in the years ahead. Will these efforts improve maritime connectivity and how should the maritime industry prepare?

10:35 AM
John A. C. Cartner, M.B.A., LL.M, Ph.D., Ch. Eng., FSNAME, FRINA Managing Member, Cartner & Wolf, PLLC, Washington, DC [Confirmed]
Presentation: I-COMMANDER: Integrated Computerized Operations Master’s Management, Mediating, Administrative, Navigation, Decision and Engineering Reporting System.
I-COMMANDER recognizes the vessel-shipmaster system within the trade, cargo, governmental, voyage and environmental systems in which they operate and supplies to the shipmaster timely relevant information from past and current data to predict with A-I the likelihood of environmental-vessel systems catastrophes.
10:43 AM
Matthew Tucker, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer APL Maritime, Ltd. [Confirmed]
Presentation: Digitalization in Commercial Ship Operations in 2020, Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going

11:00 AM
Bill Nugent VP, Head of Ship Operations, International Seaways
Presentation: The Digital Side of Decarbonization, Performance Analysis and Related Performance Monitoring as Related to Recent IMO Resolution Emission Standards, Including the Remote Tools and Methods Being Employed.
The discussion will address the implications for existing ships over the next ten years, including the drive for efficiency, changes in technology, smarter ships and sensors, greater intelligence and what this all means for a newly minted ship’s officer.
11:14 AM
Cameron Amigo, Digital & Analytics Lead at SPI Marine Global
Presentation: Digital Culture in the Maritime Industry

11:30 AM
Joe Gaudiano, Fleet Manager, Penfield Marine LLC
Presentation: A Discussion of Penfield Marine's History and Structure and Where to Invest Money in Technology to Save Money on the Bottom Line (Weather Routing Services / Fuel Consumption Calculations/AIS data) to include Shipping Pools.

11:37 AM
Bruce Thompson MD FAAEM, ABEM, Current Physician Hospital Surveyor- The Joint Commission, Former Chairman of Emergency Medicine – Henry Ford Health System, Assoc. Professor of Surgery/Emergency Medicine MCOW /
Courtney Scott, DO MPH Aviation Safety Aerospace Medicine Certification Physician
Presentation: Telemedicine: Assisting the Master and crew in the management of shipboard illness and injuries worldwide

11:55 AM
Andrew Hartsig, Director, Arctic Program, Ocean Conservancy
Presentation: Using E-Navigation to Promote Safety and Environmental Protection in Arctic Waters

12:10 PM
Katie Arrington, CISO A&S at United States Department of Defense [Confirmed]
Presentation: The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
Where its going, CMMCAB Status and What Businesses Need to know

12:35 PM - 1:00 PM

  Break for networking in virtual breakout room with presenters.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM  

SESSION 2: Presentations from technology executives of ports and shipyards along with the technology solutions providers who serve them.

Confirmed Speakers:

1:00 PM
Ed Hoffman, President, POURNARAS & HOFFMAN, INC., est. 1980, Worldwide Shipbuilding Construction Projects, Design, Contracts, Supervision, Trials and Delivery.
Presentation: How the International Shipbuilding Community Embraced the Digital World in the Development of Various Shipbuilding Projects.

1:15 PM
Michael Edgerton, Manager, Port Security at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Presentation: Port Security: What Young Professional Mariners Should be Aware of When Entering the Industry.

1:25 PM
Patrick Ryan, Sr. Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology
Presentation: “The Role of Modeling and Simulation in the Classification of Ships”

1:45 PM
Presenter: Ed Schwarz Vice President, Americas, New Builds, ABB Inc., Marine & Ports
Bruce Strupp Senior Account Manager New Sales – Ferry ABB Inc. Marine & Ports
Presentation: Developments in automation are allowing for the next generation of low/zero emission electric vessels.

2:00 PM
Presenter: Kate McKenna
Consultant | Supply Chain & Network Operations Deloitte Consulting LLP
Presentation: “Recent Graduates and the Digital Age”
From sailing to shoreside jobs and how the digital background you form will serve you throughout your transition. 

2:10 PM
Daniel E. Turissini, Chief Technology Officer, SPYRUS Solutions, Inc.
Presentation: Increasing Digitization Dictates "CyberSecurity by Design" to Address Threats Today and in the Future.
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM   Break for networking in virtual breakout room with presenters.
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM  

SESSION 3: Presentations from maritime industry associations, classification societies, academia, training facilities and government agencies on the advocacy, educational and regulatory activities surrounding the digitalization of shipping.

Confirmed Speakers:

2:45 PM
Brian F. Murphy, CPCU, Senior Vice President, Berkley Offshore
Presentation: Digitalization in the Marine Insurance Industry – How the rapidly developing field of big data is impacting the slow-to-change insurance industry.

3:00 PM
Ken Fichtelman, Partner-Marine, McGill and Partners
Presentation: The Evolution of the Role of the Insurance Broker – How COVID-19 has Accelerated the Digitalization of the Insurance Placement Process

3:15 PM

Presenter: Tom Hamilton, Global Underwriting Director for the American P&I Club [Confirmed]

3:40 PM
Presenter: Captain Glenn Hernandez, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) [Confirmed]
Former U.S. Coast Guard Chief Information Security Officer
Presentation: Evolving Digital Threats to Maritime Operations
Maintaining safety and resiliency of maritime operations against constantly evolving digital threats will require an equally prepared workforce. This presentation will discuss some of the cyber risks specific to the maritime community and provide some recommendations for current and future mariners.

3:55 PM
Zachary Birnbaum, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, Resilient Military Systems Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Presentation: Critical Challenges in the Cyber Domain

4:25 PM
Catherine Gianelloni, MITAGS Lead Simulator Operator, NSAP® Program Manager and SOCP Operations Committee Member.
Presentation: The Role and History of the SOCP in the Maritime Digital Learning Environment

4:40 PM
Sean T. Pribyl, Esq., Lawyer and Senior Claims Executive, Gard AS P&I Club (Arendal, Norway)
Presentation: Advanced Automation and Shipping 4.0 – The International Perspective: This discussion will address the current international commercial and academic efforts in developing smart shipping and how digitalization has been key to increased competitiveness while incorporating concepts of collaboration and sustainability.

For more information, or to participate in this program as a presenter or sponsor,
please contact [email protected] or [email protected] .



Webcast Event Contact Information
Dave Gardy - TV Inc. - [email protected] / (703) 961-9250

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