The 2013 event has now passed, sorry you missed it!
We're currently developing the 2014 Forum - If you'd like to take part or hear more information, register your interest on the right, or contact eft below
Key topics discussed at the 2013 event:
Leverage IT and Technology to Improve Operations and Build a Genuinely Customer Centric Business
The European Logistics CIO Summit is the place for top IT executives at transport and logistics companies to drill down into the key issues impacting IT departments now and devise strategies for IT innovation that will bring your company into a long term era of success.
Ensure You Position Yourself as a Driver of IT Innovation in Your Business
This year's summit will examine a range of themes including
Visibility: Practical Strategies for Combatting a Persistent Challenge - Often cited as one of the top challenges facing IT execs at transport and logistics companies, issues regarding visibility persist. Hear top experts debate why this long standing challenge has still not been resolved, and how innovative IT approaches can make a big difference to your business.
Big Data and Business Intelligence: More Than Just Hype? - With access to information increasing constantly, making sure you are using it efficiently is crucial. Gain expert insight into how transport companies can leverage big data in order to significantly enhance performance.
The Changing Role of the CIO – Put your IT department at the core of your company's strategic decision making. Hear top transport and logistics CIOs discuss how to achieve board buy in, tips for securing the best supply chain talent and how you can use your IT expertise as a key career differentiator.
Proving ROI on IT and Tech Investment - With budgets increasingly stretched it is vital to demonstrate clear ROI. Learn how top logistics IT decision makers have achieved board buy in and try new techniques for efficiently quantifying ROI to make sure your innovation plans don't stall.
The Shipper's View: Identify your Customer's Real Needs to Build Long Lasting Relationships - Becoming customer centric is increasingly important in a tough competitive environment. A panel of decision makers at shippers will provide unrivalled insight into what they really want, so that you can make sure you are one step ahead of the competition.
IT Innovation and Trends for the Future - With IT and technology innovation as a key driving force for any future thinking organisation, join the debate on the future of logistics IT. Hear expert analysis of a range of trends including cyber security developments and the use of social media, and learn how you can use IT and technology innovation as your first line of defence in the fight against logistics industry commoditization.
The Forum provided the opportunity to network, share information and learn from each other. It was time well spent
Leonie Weber - Chief Process Officer, Europe – Damco
Great event, good topics and interactive forums where there was a right mix of shippers, logistics providers and software vendors
Michiel Tierie - VP Global IT Performance, Process and Quality Management - DHL Global Forwarding, Freight
See what last year's attendees thought:
It was an excellent opportunity to listen to the current strategies and views of CIO's of significant players in the logistics market, along with great networking opportunities
Steve Smith – Director Cargo Supply Chain – IATA
A very inspirational blend of views, opinions and latest technology enablers of end-to-end supply chains. Multiple practical implementation examples, show cases and, most invaluable, personal networking among the attendees. Well flowing and graduing event, slick chairing and easy logistics... Thank you
Jaro Caban - Group Supply Chain Director - Arovit Petfood
The forum provided me with an excellent update on current technology developments in the logistics arena, and an opportunity to network with various parties present
Joep Rutten - Contract Manager - TNT Express
The event went very well. The speakers delivered some excellent presentations that covered technical, philosophical and practical subjects, which all provoked some excellent interaction with the delegates.
Make IT a Crucial Business Driver at Your Logistics Company
Gain actionable insight through:
Focused case studies from your IT peers at leading transport and logistics companies
Senior level speakers sharing proven success stories and candid insight into IT best practices
Interactive sessions featuring live polling, debate and mini workshops to make sure you walk away with practical, actionable tips to put into practice
Niche industry networking exclusively with top IT and technology executives in the transport and logistics industry
one2one meetings service to guarantee focused and time efficient networking
There are limited compliementary passes available for senior IT or operations executives at transport and logistics companies. Click here for full details of pass options.
Learn: In Theory, In Practice, Interactive
Each major theme addressed will be broken down into three steps for your benefit:
In Theory - Hear an academic or topic expert provide an introduction to the session theme and put the major issues into context
In Practice - Leading Transport and Logistics IT execs share their practical knowledge and expertise with you
Interactive - A chance to add your voice to the debate through Q&A, live polling and mini workshops
A Pass to the Logistics CIO Forum Gets You:
Full access to the shared networking and exhibition sessions - with strictly senior attendance and a dedicated one2one meeting service, you can be sure that no conversation will be wasted!
Unrivalled insight into real examples of IT innovation and best practice in your industry and a chance to quiz the experts in a dynamic open forum.
Gourmet lunches, continental breakfasts and networking drinks.
Passes for this event are strictly limited, make sure you don't miss out - Register today!