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Always Connected: Hybrid Connectivity and Its Ramifications for Maritime Operations and Crew

September 14, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join leaders from KVH, Intelsat, ISWAN, Vroon, and more for a discussion about the rapid evolution of hybrid connectivity solutions for the maritime industry, new partnerships, and how they are helping to address the demand for more data, crew welfare and education, and connectivity.


  • Brent Bruun, Chief Executive Officer, KVH
  • Simon Grainge, Chief Executive Office, ISWAN
  • Sumanth Dhananjaya, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime, Intelsat
  • Wesley Vandamme, ICT Infrastructure Manager, Vroon Shipmanagement
  • David Tropp Hag, Vice President, EMEA Sales, KVH
  • Chris Watson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, KVH
  • The founder and trainees of the Seafarer’s Digital Literacy Initiative


9:30 Breakfast and coffee
9:45 Welcome and opening remarks Brent Bruun
9:55 The rise of multi-orbit, multi-channel hybrid solutions (GEO, MEO, LEO, 5G, Wi-Fi) David Tropp Hag
10:05 The global importance of GEO networks for maritime communications Sumanth Dhananjaya
10:10 Interview: Priorities of Fleet ICT Management David Tropp Hag and Wesley Vandamme
10:25 The Seafarer Digital Literacy Initiative – Hearing from founder Chinedu Abanobi and trainees in Nigeria Chris Watson
10:30 Interview: Connectivity, content, and the vital need for crew wellbeing initiatives Chris Watson and Simon Grainge
10:45 Questions
Post-Q&A Networking & Conversation until 11:30


Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Holly Bibby at hbibby@kvh.com

RSVP is required due to Tower Bridge security requirements


September 14, 2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am


Tower Bridge
North Tower Lounge
London, SE1 2 United Kingdom
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