Disruptive technologies for competitive and sustainable development in maritime transport

Thursday, 27th September

(Conference with simultaneous translation Ita – Eng – Ita)

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sala Dione, The Maritime Station Congress Center, Naples


We live in all sectors a period of continuous and radical changes, which profoundly change the way of functioning and the structure of the markets. In all cases, the driving force behind change is evolution and the technological revolution. Increased automation, pervasiveness of high-speed telecommunications, capillary diffusion of sensors, new fuels and new tractions, systems to support increasingly sophisticated strategic decisions, process digitalisation, artificial intelligence and distributed registers: these are the technological fields that shape transport maritime of the future.

Some innovations concerning shipbuilding, propulsion and energy and smart shipments are due to a logic of internal development of the sector in terms of improving operating performance through the progress of technology.

Years ago no one would discuss about autonomous ships, electronic certificates or customs-cleared container in electronic form with amazing speed (with surprising innovation adopted by Public Administration).

Other technological innovations often come from other sectors and, if applied to shipping, are able to guarantee superior financial and commercial performance and greater safety: advanced materials, sensors, communication technologies, big data analytics and the application of robotics and automation.

In that scenario, cyber security has necessarily become a protagonist, as shown by problems caused to a giant as Maersk which had a cyber attack to their computer system.

The session therefore means:

  • To deepen the impact that these technologies will have, which contribute to making the sector increasingly more avant-garde and competitive;
  • Presenting case history applications promoted by leading companies in the sector


Main Topics

  • Maritime autonomous systems
  • Applications of the Blockchain technology
  • Big Data & Analytics applications
  • Robotics and automation
  • Communication systems
  • Augmented reality
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Platform
  • Cyber Security

Afternoon Session

Chairman: Marco Ferretti, Professor of Corporate Strategy, University of Naples “Parthenope” and President, MAR.TE. Sea-land Logistics


Valeria Fascione**, Campania Region

The Italian Navy new programs – capability and technological trends
Francesco Marchetti, Captain of Vessel, Italian Navy

Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS)
Antonino Scarpato, Lieutenant, Port Authorities

Fabrizio Vettosi, General Manager, VSL



Knowing engine performance – really!
Beat Güttinger, Head of Tekomar, ABB Turbo Systems

E-Certificate Fast, simple and secure
Carlo Bozzetti, Marine Manager, BUREAU VERITAS

Intelligent Solutions for the Maritime Industry
Salvatore Squillaci, Product Manager Analyzers, SICK

Officer 4.0: perspectives for training
Sandro Stefani, Professor of automatic control naval system, Italian Academy Foundation of Merchant Marine

ROBINS – Robotics technology for inspection of ships
Enrico Carrara, Marine Technical Excellence Centre – Structures and Calculation Tools, RINA Services S.p.A.

Oskar Levander, SVP, Concepts & Innovation, Rolls-Royce Marine

Legal aspects in the adoption of a Blockchain technology
Edoardo Tedeschi, Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP



The cyber risk management in the Maritime Industry. How to identify threats, manage vulnerabilities and protect the Shipping business
JP Cavanna, Group Head of Business Development – Cyber Security, Lloyd’s Register

Paolo Scialla, Lead Specialist, Lloyd’s Register

Critical infrastructure protection (CIP)
Lt. Col. Felice De Lucia, Responsible Cyber Security, NATO JFC Lago Patria and Italian Atlantic Commettee

Cybersecurity issues in maritime control systems: the pillars of an effective strategy
Luigi Romano, Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Naples “Parthenope”


6.00 p.m. Conclusion


  Engineers will be awarded 3 training credits       


* pending confirmation
** during the invitation