DigiMariner III
April 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 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 live virtual DIGIMARINER ‘mini-conferences’, three of which have been produced. The first DIGIMARINER conference was dedicated to Maritime Transportation and took place on November 18, 2020and the DIGIMARINER II conference was dedicated to Marine Engineering and took place February 26, 2021. The most recent live virtual DIGIMARINER III conference took place on April 20,2021 and can be viewed here.

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.

Please note that sponsorship and presenter positions are still available for the archive of all three DigiMariner Conferences.
Sponsors will be pre-recorded in a video interview for later archiving on the DigiMariner conference webcast site(s) and provided a copy of the video interview for their own unlimited use. For more information on becoming a sponsor or a presenter for the  series, please contact us at [email protected] or call (703) 961-9250 Ext. 221


DigiMariner III AGENDA (All Times EST) April 20, 2021

10:00AM -10:15 AM


Opening Remarks: Carleen Lyden Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight | IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador




10:15 AM - 12:45 PM


SESSION 1: Marine Operations: What is Driving Investment in Digital Technologies

Opening Speaker: Dave Gardy, KP ’80, CEO Maritime TV, TV Worldwide

10:15 AM
Monica Kohn Project Lead for Maersk Digital Platform
Vessel/Cargo/Port Operations and Management-Systems Integration, Monitoring and Control-Partners/Vendors/Class

10:45 AM
Bruce Strupp Senior Account Manager New Sales – Ferry ABB Inc. Marine & Ports
Presentation: Decarbonization Through Electrification – Energy Storage Systems & Fuel Cells

11:15 AM
Ashley Alley Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Presentation: Cybersecurity and Data Analytics Using an Aviation Example

12:15 PM
Presenter: Captain Paul Foran KP 81’, owner of Consolidated Maritime Resources.
Presentation:A Mariner's Perspective - the Emergency Response and Salvage of the car carrier MV GOLDEN RAY, capsized in St. Simons Sound, Georgia on 08 September 2019




12:45 PM -1:45 PM


Break for Lunch and Networking in Virtual Breakout Room with Presenters




1:45 PM - 3:15 PM


SESSION 2: How are Digital Technologies Affecting Shipyard Management

Opening Remarks: Daniel E. Turissini, KP ‘81 Chief Technology Officer, SPYRUS Solutions, Inc.

1:45 PM
Kash Mahmood, ABS Sr. Vice President of Digital Solutions
The Role of Digital in Shipping and What’s Next?

2:15 PM
Peter Radzicki Manager of New Construction Strategic Planning
General Dynamics NASSCO
: Digital Considerations in Shipyard Project Management

2:45 PM
Don Beckman, KP ’69, President, Beckman and Associates
Presentation: TBD

3:15 PM
Closing Summary Session: Dave Gardy KP ’80 and Dan Turissini KP ‘81