Ian Richardson, Co-Founder and CEO of theICEway and who also Chairs the CLIA Executive Partner Technology Initiative, is speaking today in Miami at the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference on 'Cruise-Hyperconnectivity - the opportunities and threats for the industry'.
Technology underpins every area of the cruise industry and so the CLIA Executive Partner Technology Initiative was set up to discuss and address challenges across the industry by the best use of technology.
With low earth orbiting satellites being launched by airplanes, internet bandwidth is set to become more accessible and more affordable, so why, how and what exactly does this mean for cruise?
Joining Ian for the Q&A session is Daniele Buonaiuto (MSC Cruises), Jason Grant (Holland America Group), Nick Pietrocarlo (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings) and Joost van Ree (CLIA) - all industry leaders covering internet connectivity, passenger experience, IoT, digital twinning and cybersecurity. This will be an educational and engaging discussion into the opportunities and threats associated with ship hyper-connectivity.
Ian is joined at theICEway by a team of IT specialists who have spent many years working with and in the cruise industry, so they are well aware of all the challenges it faces. This enables them to come up with innovative solutions for cruise, and it is our mission to do all we can for this dynamic and robust industry.
Moving forwards, you will be able to engage with many of our team members from ICE, eTestware and CRIBB Cyber Security at various cruise and travel events around the world. Our headquarters is found in Welwyn Garden City, the actual birthplace of theICEway a very long time ago, but we have added offices throughout Europe and in Australia since then so we truly have a global reach and are very much looking forward to exercise that reach in the months and years ahead!