In shipping interest is shifting from efficient operations to smart operations. The emergence of technical Big Data, analytics and insight is leading to an understanding that technology deployment can not only deliver cost savings, but create value. Enterprise-grade connectivity and ICT is crucial, as is a strategic appreciation of how the connected, smart vessel enables broader digital initiatives and more efficient ways of working with customers and suppliers. What is the current reality and the potential of smart shipping and the IoT for shipping today and tomorrow? This high-level roundtable sought to tackle some of those issues and explore how Smart Ships and the IoT will impact the maritime industry in the short and longer term.