Project Description

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Welcome to the Superyacht Technology Conference – ‘SYTC2020’

The first ever conference dedicated purely to superyacht technology, inspiring global speakers and technology thinking leaders. Immersive hands on demos and workshops. Pure inspiring ‘TechTalks’ and knowledge sharing. A dedicated space for the industries tech buyers and providers to learn and be inspired.

Barcelona is a vibrant dynamic tech hub, leading thought innovation for a new generation of tech buyers. A city that reflects the ethos of SYTC 2020.

We have reached out to internationally recognised speakers from across the industry and from the world’s best Bluechip tech companies to bring you some of the most exciting Tech Talks to SYTC2020. Each talk will be restricted to 20mins; written words are banned and boring is simply not on the menu.

The workshops and our specially created Innovation Lab will demo some of the most exciting technology at the cutting edge of the market. Our workshops will let you speak directly to leading superyacht tech suppliers and leading global brands.

Our extended mingling sessions can be spent catching up with your fellow tech inspired delegates or exploring our innovation lab or demo pods.

Why April?
We want a to include solutions for the season, every attendee will get a SYTC2020 Blueprint, a 250-page guide to superyacht technology and follow up via our attendee newsletter. We believe the best way to get new tech sign off by the owner is to show them what you’ve seen and do this while they are on the yacht immersed in the superyacht environment. Why wait until Sep/Oct/Nov when the season ends and the owners go home? Get ahead of the worklist.

Who will attend?

Tech buyers, such as ETO’S/AVIT/ITO officers, , Captains, Engineers and technical crew, owner’s reps, shipyard purchasing managers, buyers and project managers. We have set aside an allocation of courtesy passes for TTI (Top Technology Influencers) and for our Principal/Ambassadors we will also provide free accommodation.

Our singular goal, to drive innovation and provide a dedicated space for inspirational technology.

The SYTC Innovation lab is a chance to see demos and engage directly with suppliers, manufacturers and integrators in face to face workshops.

Learn about everything from DRONE DEFENCE to IMPROVING NVX SKILLS.

Quiz the CEO/CTO of leading Superyacht technology providers and gain training and hands on experience of the latest technology.

Tell us who you want to talk to?

Nominate a company HERE

AGENDA (subject to change)
08.00 am – 9.00 amRegistration and Coffee
09.00 am – 09.30 amLEO Constellation 750 Satellites in 3 years
Carole Plessy, Head of Maritime Product Development, OneWeb
09.30 am – 10.00 amTo the first 1st Zatabite & Beyond
Jon Harrison, Vice President and General Manager, Intellian Technologies
10.00 am – 11.00 amCoffee Break and network in Innovation Lab
11.00 am – 11.30 amAI & IOT for Superyachts
Max Evers, Lufthansa
11.30 am – 12.00 pmDesigning a private theater for yachts and beyond
Theo Kalomirakis, Executive Director at Rayva Home Theaters
12.00 am – 12.30 pmConvergence of technology: the holistic entertainment experience aboard
Rogier Van Der Hyde, Former Head of Innovation Phillips
12.30 pm – 1.00 pmThe future of on-board communications
Highland Wireless
1.00 am – 2.00 pmLunch: Inspired by “The Camino de los tapas” we will serve over 1200 tapas and sumptuous Spanish wine in the Innovation lab.
2.00 am – 2.30 pmCan hydrogen really make zero emission yachts a reality? Ivo Veldhuis & Howard Lowe, Mayfair Marine
2.30 pm – 3.00 pmWill new owners change the way we think about superyachts
3.00 pm – 4.00 pmCoffee Break and network in Innovation Lab
4.00 pm – 4.30 pmThe Next Technology Frontier in Superyachting
Edwin Edelenbos, Managing Director, FWD Innovations
4.30 pm – 5.00 pmThe Thinking Superyacht” – WinTech manifestation of AI/ML
Joseph Adir, Founder & CEO, WinterHaven
5.00pm – 5.30 pmTBC
Daniel Briggs, ETO/AVIT 110meter+ & Consulting ETO/AVIT
5.30 pm – 6.00 pmTBC
Giovanni Alessi Anghini, CHIEF INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY OFFICER at Campers & Nicholson
6.00 pm – 6.30 pmTBC, Riela
6.30pm – 7.00 pmCyber Crime in the Superyacht Industry, VBH
8.00 am – 9.30 amRegistration and Coffee
09.30 am – 10.00 amConnectivity: Where is the Future Taking Us?
Andrew Faiola, ST Engineering iDirect
10.00 am – 11.00 amCoffee and networking in Innovation Lab
11.00 am – 11.30 amThe Thinking Yacht
Rutger Schaap, Sony
11.30 am – 12.00 pmThe first Solar Superyacht
Bjoern Scheidewig, Solar Impact
12.00 pm – 12.30 pmFrom government critical system to Superyachts
David Savage, Excelerate
12.30 pm – 1.00 pmInformation is a raw material: the Why What and How of data across the industry
Ian Hornsby, Yacht Data and Software Guru
1.00 pm – 2.00 pmLunch
Inspired by “The Camino de los tapas” we will serve over 1200 tapas and sumptuous Spanish wine in the Innovation lab.
2.00 pm – 2.30 pmLive charting for a Safe Passage
Rufus Whiteford, WASSP multibeam
2.30 pm – 3.00 pmThe Evolution of Navigation Technology
Cheryl Zimmerman, Director, Farsounder
3.00 pm – 4.00 pmCoffee and Networking in the Innovation Lab
4.00 pm – 4.30 pmTBC
Marco Widmann, Samsung
4.30 pm – 5.00 pmEnergy Design & Smart control for Yachts
Svein Ove Farstad, General Manager for Sales and Market, Norwegian
5.00pm – 5.30 pmFighting Motion in the Ocean – Ship Roll Analysis
Gwen Benoit (Naval Architect/Training Manager, Quantum Marine Stabilizers
5.30 pm – 6.00 pm50 Years as an Engineer
Pippa Nichols, Yacht Projects International
8.00 pmAwards & After party

Carole Plessy

Head of Maritime Product Development, OneWeb

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Max Evers


Jon Harrison

Vice President and General Manager at Intellian Technologies

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Theo Kalomirakis

Executive Director

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Rogier van der Heide

Former Head of Innovation, Phillips

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Highland Wireless

Ivo Veldhuis

Technical Manager, Mayfair Marine

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Howard Lowe

Managing Director, Mayfair Marine

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Edwin Edelenbos

Managing Director, FWD Innovations

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Joseph Adir

Founder & CEO, Winterhaven

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Daniel Briggs

ETO/AVIT 110 Meter

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Giovanni Alessi Anghini

Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, Camper & Nicholsons International

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Andrew Faiola

Head of Mobility, Newtec

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Rutger Schaap


Bjoern Scheidewig

Solar Impact

David Savage


Ian Hornsby

Yacht Data and Software Guru

Rufus Whiteford

WASSP Multibeam

Cheryl Zimmerman

Director, Farsounder

Marco Widmann


Svein Ove Farstad

General Manager for Sales and Market, Norwegian

Gwen Benoit

Naval Architect/Training Manager at Quantum Marine Stabilizers

Pippa Nichols

Yacht Projects International

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World Trade Center, Barcelona, Spain

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World Trade Center Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain