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2018 Conference Agenda

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 6th

07:00 - 08:30
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast
08:30 - 08:35
eft Welcome
08:35 - 08:45
Introduction from the Conference Chair

AWESOME Dr. Nancy Nix Executive Director Emeritus AWESOME

Keynotes
08:45 - 09:15
UPS’s Innovation Strategy: How We Stay Ahead of the Curve
  • Competitive Strategy: Listen to the measures that UPS puts in place to ensure that it remains a technology leader
  • Innovation Strategy: Find out which new technologies UPS see having a major impact on the Logistics industry
  • Acquisition Strategy: Given the success of UPS’s recent I.T. acquisitions, learn what goes into the thinking behind potential acquisitions

UPS Nick Costides Global VP of Information Technology UPS

09:15 - 09:45
Rethinking how Enterprises approach Public versus Private Blockchains

There has been a large increase in the notoriety of blockchain with many different use cases emerging for different industries. The uptick in the popularity of the technology has created many misnomers and areas of confusion. One such area has been the differences between permissioned and permisionless networks. Understand the benefits and drawbacks of public and private blockchains.

ShipChain John Monarch CEO ShipChain

Cybersecurity
09:45 - 10:15
Always on My Mind: Evolving the Discussion on Cybersecurity

Digitalization is critical for the modern logistics service provider to be relevant in the future. But everything that has been connected, that is being connected and will be connected is generating data and opens up new vulnerabilities. In order to effectively digitalise cybersecurity needs to be at the forefront of the agenda.

  • Holistic Approach: Maintaining a secure network is pivotal for any contemporary business to prosper. To do this requires a wider approach that combines not just technology solutions but people, processes and policies.
  • Collaboration: Effectively addressing cybersecurity concerns requires not just internal collaboration but cross-company, cross-industry collaboration. Parties that traditionally didn’t talk to each other will need to start doing so.
  • Keeping Up: The expansion and adoption of technology is moving at breakneck speed which is a force multiplier for cybersecurity threats. Find out the best methods to ensure that cybersecurity threats don’t constrain your technology onboarding.

Cisco Steve Martino SVP and Chief Information Security Officer Cisco

10:15 - 11:00
Tech Mahindra Morning Coffee Break - Sponsored by Tech Mahindra
11:00 - 11:45
Cybersecurity: Securing your Network in the Digital Age

The risk profile for cybersecurity has fundamentally changed over the last 18 months. Find out how senior I.T. Executives at leading LSPs are managing the threats to minimize the impact on their operations

  • Proactively identify threats: Understand the implications for your business of continually evolving cybersecurity threats and recognize areas of weakness in your current operations
  • Mitigate risks: Explore the cybersecurity tools and strategies that LSPs are employing throughout their networks, including micro segmentation and flexible cloud strategies
  • Educate and empower your employees: Learn how to create awareness in your organization about the importance of cybersecurity and foster a culture of active engagement in protecting against attacks

Moderator: Joel Bagnal Homeland Security Expert and Former Presidential Advisor

Werner David Elfering CISO Werner

uShip Kris Lamb CTO uShip

Cisco Steve Martino SVP and Chief Information Security Officer Cisco

Technology adoption
11:45 - 12:15
A Practical Framework for Technology Adoption

As CIOs set the technology adoption agenda, they need to weigh and consider several factors: marketplace demand for innovation, value to the organization, ease and practicality of adoption, and continuous improvement; while grappling with budget constraints. Listen to Neovia’s CIO Jeff Short’s blueprint for technology adoption

  • Marketplace demand: Learn how to weigh up the need for innovation. What are the key metrics to take into consideration from customer feedback to operational efficiencies
  • Facilitate sustainable transformation: Develop an I.T. strategy that will deliver true value to your organization in the future while continuing to support your current operational needs
  • Break away from legacy systems: Recognize the barriers to achieving technological transformation and discover practical ways to realize continuous improvement

Neovia Jeff Shorts CIO Neovia

12:15 - 12:35
Separating the Wood from the Trees: What is the Point of Technology?

As the amount of technologies on offer continues to increase at an ever increasing rate, Michael Hagler will discuss the importance of maintaining perspective. Why do we innovate? What is the end goal? It is essential that these questions remain at the forefront of the innovation process as we transition into the fourth industrial revolution.

Clevertech Michael Hagler CEO Clevertech

12:35 - 1:20
Interactive Panel - Unlock the Potential of Disruptive Technologies

For LSPs to maintain their competitive advantage, technological transformation is a must. Find out how businesses are choosing the technologies that will afford the best ROI and implementing them in ways that minimize the impact on their current operations.

  • Compare different implementation strategies: Assess the relative merits of an incremental or a big push approach to adoption, taking into account resources and the need for training
  • Remain secure while adoption new technology: Hear from CIOs and Senior I.T. Executives about where vulnerabilities can arise from implementing new technologies and how they are remaining secure in the face of threats
  • Manage change across your organization: Involve your employees in the transformation process, to reduce friction when introducing technologies and increase engagement

Moderator: Charles Araujo Industry Analyst, Author & Professional Speaker

Roehl John Paape CIO Roehl

IBM Susan Roberts Program Director IBM Watson Supply Chain

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

Justransform Rohitashva Gaurava CEO Justransform

1:20 - 2:20
LUNCH BREAK
Disruptive Technologies
Strategy / Collaboration
2:20 - 3:05
Facilitating System Reliability through Cloud Computing in Logistics
  • Multiple Actors: The logistics industry is characterised by a wide range of players that need to be integrated along the whole supply chain. Find out how cloud computing is supporting this process.
  • Visibility: Information must be shared to enable supply chain visibility across the whole network. Explore the role that cloud can have in this process.
  • Digitalisation Era: As we continue to transition into the digitalisation era of the logistics industry, understand the benefits and potential caveats of cloud computing.

Moderator: I.D. Systems Roman Hlutkowsky VP, Business Development I.D. Systems

E2Open Joe Olson EVP & COO E2Open

Transplace Steve Barber VP of IT & Customer Solutions Transplace

FarEye Kushal Nahata CEO FarEye

Interactive Panel - Driving Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability through Digital Freight Matching

Single e-commerce platforms that are bringing shippers and carriers together are becoming more and more common place. This technology has the potential to drive reliability and efficiency throughout the supply chain whilst substantially reducing costs.

  • Efficiency Gains and Sustainability: With Digital Freight Matching (DFM) it is easier to connect trucks to the services that need them. Find out how this is generating major efficiency gains, cutting traffic and reducing CO2 emissions.
  • ELD Regulations: ELD regulations have reduced the driving time for drivers. Find out how DFM platforms are allowing drivers to be more efficient with their curtailed driving hours without compromising driver safety, security or customer satisfaction.
  • Barriers to Proliferation: Evaluate whether DFMs have the potential to revolutionise the logistics industry or whether traditional brokers will continue to have a place in the industry.

Moderator: DPM Consulting, Inc. Darren Maynard Principal DPM Consulting, Inc.

J.B. Hunt Lori Homsher VP Engineering and Technology J.B. Hunt

uShip Mike Williams CEO uShip

3:05 - 3:20
Connecting the Unconnected – Shaping the Digital Future of Logistics through IOT

One of the biggest drivers of the digital supply chain is IOT. As more and more devices get connected, logistics service providers will gain clearer and clearer visibility of the movement of their goods. With this in mind, there will be a clearer visibility of the inefficiencies through the network. Understand how to refine the IOT infrastructure in order to maximise the technologies ability to generate as much business value as possible.

Tech Mahindra Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant Tech Mahindra

Beyond ELDs: Robust platform for smart fleet management
  • ROI: Learn how some of KeepTruckin’s largest customers are using integrated system data to streamline process in order to improve efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Driver Retention: Listen to real testimonials of how seamlessly integrated technologies have improved driver satisfaction and loyalty
  • Future State: Walk away with knowledge of how using open source APIs and integrated systems can help your business remain relevant in this competitive industry

KeepTruckin Shoaib Makani CEO KeepTruckin

3:20 - 3:50
Efficient Logistics through Automation and AI/ML

Logistics operations encompass a complex value chain of activities around transportation, warehouse, order, customer, partner and asset management. Increasing geo-political uncertainties and global compliance requirements add to this complexity. Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Automation today provide a unique opportunity to bring in efficiencies through simplification and transformation of logistics operations. Join this session to learn how HCL is helping logistics service providers bring efficiencies to operations through Automation and AI/ML leveraging HCL’s Cognitive Orchestration and Process Autonomics (COPA) AutoLogistics solution.

HCL Technologies Amit Nagar Head of Logistics HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies Jegannathan Kannan Global Solutions and Practice leader, for DRYiCE Cognitive Autonomics HCL Technologies

CaseStack Case Study: From the “Amazon Effect” to the “New Normal”

Amazon has fundamentally reshaped the landscape of logistics. It has forced through a number of innovations and has changed how 3PLs operate. Find out how CaseStack is turning this threat into opportunities for collaboration and innovation across the supply chain.

Investing in technology across all parties in the supply chain is the only way to address the rise of omnichannel demand. Partnership, collaboration and visibility will be key to success.

CaseStack Guillermo Pardon CTO CaseStack

3:50 - 4:35
COFFEE BREAK
Blockchain
4:30 - 5:15
Interactive Panel – Moving Beyond Proof of Concept: Practical Uses of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain has been the talk of the industry for some time, but until recently this has been mostly limited to examining proofs of concept. Now that LSPs are starting to adopt it in their operations, look past the hype and discover where blockchain can deliver true commercial benefits.

  • Examine use cases: Listen to examples of real-world applications of blockchain, find out where it has created value for businesses and recognize the cases where implementation is not appropriate.
  • Gain end-to-end visibility: Find out how blockchain technologies can deliver full transparency across supply chains, and how this helps to build trust and more productive partnerships
  • Collaborate to set industry standards: Facilitate the implementation of blockchain across the industry by generating the critical mass needed to establish standardized practices

Moderator: BiTA Dean Croke Chief Analytics Officer BiTA

ModusLink Carsten Krause Global VP, Enterprise Architecture & CISO ModusLink

project44 Jason Kerner Vice President Solutions project44

Redwood Logistics Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

Sheer Logistics Rob Cook Vice President, Technology & Solutions Sheer Logistics

Intelipost Stefan Rehm Founder Intelipost

5:15 - 5:45
Keynote: Blockchain – It’s a Team Sport
  • Provenance: A secure chain of custody can be transformative globally
  • Collaboration: In order to truly realise the benefits that blockchain can provide, parties will have to collaborate. Parties that have traditionally not collaborated. Understand what this means in a practical, every-day sense.
  • Realism: Understand that blockchain may yield large, tangible benefits across the industry but that it has its limitations.

FedEx Dale Chrystie Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist FedEx

5:45 - 6:15
Keynote: IBM Case Studies - An Exploration of Contemporary Uses of Blockchain Technologies within Logistics

Join us for a compelling discussion around new transformative blockchain technologies and how they will shape the future of business. IBM has been experimenting with applications of technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and IoT to advance insights and security within supply chains since 2015. In this presentation, you will learn specifically about the current applications of blockchain technologies, be presented with several practical use cases that demonstrate the value of the technology, and understand a vision for the future of these applications within the supply chain.

IBM Susan Roberts Program Director IBM Watson Supply Chain

6:15 - 7:30
On-site networking drinks in the expo area
7:30 - 10:00
JDA Off-site networking drinks at the Market & Tap - Sponsored by JDA.

Day 2 — Wednesday, November 7th

08:45
Conference Chair Recap
Robotics
08:45 - 09:30
Keynote Panel: How Robotic Process Automation Reduces Inefficiencies

The modern supply network is driven by advanced analytics. Find out how LSPs are utilizing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to anticipate consumer behavior and drive operational efficiencies.

  • Derive actionable insights: Automate the accumulation of data on truck mileage and contract compliance using RPA in order to reduce inefficiencies
  • Scalable architectures: Learn how RPA will increase accuracy in order processing and fulfilment at scale, which will enhance revenue and drive business growth.
  • Improve communications with your customers: Find out how interactive technologies such as chatbots can increase the speed of data transactions and customer interactions

Moderator: Deloitte Scott Sopher Global Supply Chain Leader Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain Practice

DHL Sally Miller CIO (North America) DHL

Werner Nathan Johnson CIO Werner

Lanetix Troy Goode CTO Lanetix

09:30 - 10:00
Keynote: Simplifying your Business Processes with Artificial Intelligence
  • Buzzwords and misnomers: Sift through the buzzwords and misnomers surrounding AI to get to the heart of how it can simplify business practices and ultimately drive major efficiency gains.
  • Proactive: AI can be used to predict weather patterns, anticipate fluctuations in global shipment volumes, track parcels through image recognition, etc. This has the ability to shift the logistics industry from being reactive to being proactive.
  • Free Up Labor: AI creates opportunities to augment human capabilities and eliminate menial tasks, allowing the logistics workforce to have more time to be innovative and generate business value.

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

10:00 - 10:30
Keynote: Truck Connectivity - The Changing Face of Logistics

Find out about Daimler’s vision for the future of trucks

daimler Lutz Beck CIO Daimler Trucks North America

10:30 - 11:15
Tech Mahindra Morning Coffee Break - Sponsored by Tech Mahindra
Future of Freight
11:15 - 11:45
Keynote: Leadership Perspectives, Development & Opportunities
  • The relationship with the CEO to help lead, guide and navigate the company through technology opportunity and risks.
  • The connections with peers, business partners, customers and service providers to envision and collaborate on innovation and execution of strategic needs.
  • The leadership, trust and engagement with their leadership teams and employees to imagine the future, delivery on today and maintain the past.

expeditors Chris McClincy CIO Expeditors

11:45 - 12:30
On the Role of the CIO: Where We Are and Where We are Heading
  • Customer Experience: Find out how CIOs are directly impacting customer experience by bringing in speed and efficiency in fulfilment
  • Business Objectives: Practical insights to presenting to the Board of Directors in order to synthesise technology and innovation needs with evolving business objectives.
  • Develop Skills: Listen to how you can evolve your skills to meet the requirements of today and tomorrow, and how to build a blueprint for the growth of your team.

Moderator: Charles Araujo Contributing Writer CIO.com

Conduent Greg Sanchez Vice President, Product Solutions Conduent

Ryder System, Inc. Ramesh Sundaresan VP I.T. & Division CIO Ryder System, Inc.

LogiNext Dhruvil Sanghvi CEO LogiNext

12:30 - 1:15
Interactive Panel - Preparation and Attraction: Addressing the Talent shortages in the Logistics Industry

Lacking the allure of other industries, logistics organizations are struggling to attract bright young talent. Learn how education providers and LSPs are working together to address this issue

  • Create your Future Talent Pool: Find out how collaborations between colleges and LSPs can help to engage young talent early and drive enthusiasm for entering careers in logistics
  • Engage with Millennials: Understand the career objectives of a tech savvy, socially aware generation, and explore how to recruit, develop and retain a talented, diverse workforce
  • Build Bridges to Industry: Discuss how introducing students to the moving industry through internships, apprenticeships, and training programmes can help colleges prepare them to become more effective employees

Moderator: Tata Consulting Richard Sherman Principal Tata Consulting

University of Tennessee Randy Bradley Assistant Professor, IS and Supply Chain Management University of Tennessee

DSC Logistics Kate Daly Chief Human Resources Officer DSC Logistics

Gulf Relay Scott Auslund Chief Supply Chain Officer Gulf Relay

1:15 - 2:15
LUNCH BREAK
2:15 - 2:45
J.B. Hunt Case Study: Beyond Technology – Engaging Employees in the Business Transformation Process
  • Digital transformation at J.B. Hunt: Find out how J.B. Hunt is using technology (such as developing cloud infrastructure) to lead the industry in tackling driver shortages and capacity constraints.
  • The value of human capital: Every idea matters! Hear how J.B. Hunt’s unique approach to engaging employees fosters a culture of innovation.
  • Connecting strategy to success: Technology alone isn’t enough. Understand how J.B. Hunt connects technological initiatives to business objectives, while simultaneously driving employee engagement in order to achieve sustainable business transformation.

J.B. Hunt Lori Homsher VP Engineering and Technology J.B. Hunt

2:45 - 3:30
Interactive Panel – Logistics in the Age of the Impatient Consumer/What will the logistics industry look like in 10 years?

Find out how CIOs and Senior I.T. Executives are utilizing new technologies to deliver a first-class customer experience by opening up dialogue with their customers to increase consumers’ satisfaction and meet their demands in real time. Understand how technology will continue to evolve and discuss the impacts this will have on customer experience.

  • Innovate in line with your customers’ demands: Find out how CIOs are using new technologies (such as Machine Learning) to engage directly with their customers and understand their wants and needs
  • Deliver on time, anywhere: Discuss ways to meet growing consumer expectations through technologies (such as Blockchain) that deliver complete visibility and enable greater control over the supply chain
  • Ensure Relevance: Learn what features a modern LSP must have in order to ensure that it can best prepare itself to remain relevant in the industry for years to come

Moderator: Accelerate Consulting, LLC Steve Sienkiewicz Managing Partner Accelerate Consulting, LLC

CEVA Logistics Laurent Grousseau EVP IT Americas CEVA Logistics

KeepTruckin John Verdon Head of Partnerships KeepTruckin

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

City of Austin Jason JonMichael Assistant Director – Smart Mobility City of Austin

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 6th

07:00 - 08:30
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast
08:30 - 08:35
eft Welcome
08:35 - 08:45
Introduction from the Conference Chair

AWESOME Dr. Nancy Nix Executive Director Emeritus AWESOME

Keynotes
08:45 - 09:15
UPS’s Innovation Strategy: How We Stay Ahead of the Curve
  • Competitive Strategy: Listen to the measures that UPS puts in place to ensure that it remains a technology leader
  • Innovation Strategy: Find out which new technologies UPS see having a major impact on the Logistics industry
  • Acquisition Strategy: Given the success of UPS’s recent I.T. acquisitions, learn what goes into the thinking behind potential acquisitions

UPS Nick Costides Global VP of Information Technology UPS

09:15 - 09:45
Rethinking how Enterprises approach Public versus Private Blockchains

There has been a large increase in the notoriety of blockchain with many different use cases emerging for different industries. The uptick in the popularity of the technology has created many misnomers and areas of confusion. One such area has been the differences between permissioned and permisionless networks. Understand the benefits and drawbacks of public and private blockchains.

ShipChain John Monarch CEO ShipChain

Cybersecurity
09:45 - 10:15
Always on My Mind: Evolving the Discussion on Cybersecurity

Digitalization is critical for the modern logistics service provider to be relevant in the future. But everything that has been connected, that is being connected and will be connected is generating data and opens up new vulnerabilities. In order to effectively digitalise cybersecurity needs to be at the forefront of the agenda.

  • Holistic Approach: Maintaining a secure network is pivotal for any contemporary business to prosper. To do this requires a wider approach that combines not just technology solutions but people, processes and policies.
  • Collaboration: Effectively addressing cybersecurity concerns requires not just internal collaboration but cross-company, cross-industry collaboration. Parties that traditionally didn’t talk to each other will need to start doing so.
  • Keeping Up: The expansion and adoption of technology is moving at breakneck speed which is a force multiplier for cybersecurity threats. Find out the best methods to ensure that cybersecurity threats don’t constrain your technology onboarding.

Cisco Steve Martino SVP and Chief Information Security Officer Cisco

10:15 - 11:00
Tech Mahindra Morning Coffee Break - Sponsored by Tech Mahindra
11:00 - 11:45
Cybersecurity: Securing your Network in the Digital Age

The risk profile for cybersecurity has fundamentally changed over the last 18 months. Find out how senior I.T. Executives at leading LSPs are managing the threats to minimize the impact on their operations

  • Proactively identify threats: Understand the implications for your business of continually evolving cybersecurity threats and recognize areas of weakness in your current operations
  • Mitigate risks: Explore the cybersecurity tools and strategies that LSPs are employing throughout their networks, including micro segmentation and flexible cloud strategies
  • Educate and empower your employees: Learn how to create awareness in your organization about the importance of cybersecurity and foster a culture of active engagement in protecting against attacks

Moderator: Joel Bagnal Homeland Security Expert and Former Presidential Advisor

Werner David Elfering CISO Werner

uShip Kris Lamb CTO uShip

Cisco Steve Martino SVP and Chief Information Security Officer Cisco

Technology adoption
11:45 - 12:15
A Practical Framework for Technology Adoption

As CIOs set the technology adoption agenda, they need to weigh and consider several factors: marketplace demand for innovation, value to the organization, ease and practicality of adoption, and continuous improvement; while grappling with budget constraints. Listen to Neovia’s CIO Jeff Short’s blueprint for technology adoption

  • Marketplace demand: Learn how to weigh up the need for innovation. What are the key metrics to take into consideration from customer feedback to operational efficiencies
  • Facilitate sustainable transformation: Develop an I.T. strategy that will deliver true value to your organization in the future while continuing to support your current operational needs
  • Break away from legacy systems: Recognize the barriers to achieving technological transformation and discover practical ways to realize continuous improvement

Neovia Jeff Shorts CIO Neovia

12:15 - 12:35
Separating the Wood from the Trees: What is the Point of Technology?

As the amount of technologies on offer continues to increase at an ever increasing rate, Michael Hagler will discuss the importance of maintaining perspective. Why do we innovate? What is the end goal? It is essential that these questions remain at the forefront of the innovation process as we transition into the fourth industrial revolution.

Clevertech Michael Hagler CEO Clevertech

12:35 - 1:20
Interactive Panel - Unlock the Potential of Disruptive Technologies

For LSPs to maintain their competitive advantage, technological transformation is a must. Find out how businesses are choosing the technologies that will afford the best ROI and implementing them in ways that minimize the impact on their current operations.

  • Compare different implementation strategies: Assess the relative merits of an incremental or a big push approach to adoption, taking into account resources and the need for training
  • Remain secure while adoption new technology: Hear from CIOs and Senior I.T. Executives about where vulnerabilities can arise from implementing new technologies and how they are remaining secure in the face of threats
  • Manage change across your organization: Involve your employees in the transformation process, to reduce friction when introducing technologies and increase engagement

Moderator: Charles Araujo Industry Analyst, Author & Professional Speaker

Roehl John Paape CIO Roehl

IBM Susan Roberts Program Director IBM Watson Supply Chain

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

Justransform Rohitashva Gaurava CEO Justransform

1:20 - 2:20
LUNCH BREAK
Disruptive Technologies
Strategy / Collaboration
2:20 - 3:05
Facilitating System Reliability through Cloud Computing in Logistics
  • Multiple Actors: The logistics industry is characterised by a wide range of players that need to be integrated along the whole supply chain. Find out how cloud computing is supporting this process.
  • Visibility: Information must be shared to enable supply chain visibility across the whole network. Explore the role that cloud can have in this process.
  • Digitalisation Era: As we continue to transition into the digitalisation era of the logistics industry, understand the benefits and potential caveats of cloud computing.

Moderator: I.D. Systems Roman Hlutkowsky VP, Business Development I.D. Systems

E2Open Joe Olson EVP & COO E2Open

Transplace Steve Barber VP of IT & Customer Solutions Transplace

FarEye Kushal Nahata CEO FarEye

Interactive Panel - Driving Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability through Digital Freight Matching

Single e-commerce platforms that are bringing shippers and carriers together are becoming more and more common place. This technology has the potential to drive reliability and efficiency throughout the supply chain whilst substantially reducing costs.

  • Efficiency Gains and Sustainability: With Digital Freight Matching (DFM) it is easier to connect trucks to the services that need them. Find out how this is generating major efficiency gains, cutting traffic and reducing CO2 emissions.
  • ELD Regulations: ELD regulations have reduced the driving time for drivers. Find out how DFM platforms are allowing drivers to be more efficient with their curtailed driving hours without compromising driver safety, security or customer satisfaction.
  • Barriers to Proliferation: Evaluate whether DFMs have the potential to revolutionise the logistics industry or whether traditional brokers will continue to have a place in the industry.

Moderator: DPM Consulting, Inc. Darren Maynard Principal DPM Consulting, Inc.

J.B. Hunt Lori Homsher VP Engineering and Technology J.B. Hunt

uShip Mike Williams CEO uShip

3:05 - 3:20
Connecting the Unconnected – Shaping the Digital Future of Logistics through IOT

One of the biggest drivers of the digital supply chain is IOT. As more and more devices get connected, logistics service providers will gain clearer and clearer visibility of the movement of their goods. With this in mind, there will be a clearer visibility of the inefficiencies through the network. Understand how to refine the IOT infrastructure in order to maximise the technologies ability to generate as much business value as possible.

Tech Mahindra Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant Tech Mahindra

Beyond ELDs: Robust platform for smart fleet management
  • ROI: Learn how some of KeepTruckin’s largest customers are using integrated system data to streamline process in order to improve efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Driver Retention: Listen to real testimonials of how seamlessly integrated technologies have improved driver satisfaction and loyalty
  • Future State: Walk away with knowledge of how using open source APIs and integrated systems can help your business remain relevant in this competitive industry

KeepTruckin Shoaib Makani CEO KeepTruckin

3:20 - 3:50
Efficient Logistics through Automation and AI/ML

Logistics operations encompass a complex value chain of activities around transportation, warehouse, order, customer, partner and asset management. Increasing geo-political uncertainties and global compliance requirements add to this complexity. Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Automation today provide a unique opportunity to bring in efficiencies through simplification and transformation of logistics operations. Join this session to learn how HCL is helping logistics service providers bring efficiencies to operations through Automation and AI/ML leveraging HCL’s Cognitive Orchestration and Process Autonomics (COPA) AutoLogistics solution.

HCL Technologies Amit Nagar Head of Logistics HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies Jegannathan Kannan Global Solutions and Practice leader, for DRYiCE Cognitive Autonomics HCL Technologies

CaseStack Case Study: From the “Amazon Effect” to the “New Normal”

Amazon has fundamentally reshaped the landscape of logistics. It has forced through a number of innovations and has changed how 3PLs operate. Find out how CaseStack is turning this threat into opportunities for collaboration and innovation across the supply chain.

Investing in technology across all parties in the supply chain is the only way to address the rise of omnichannel demand. Partnership, collaboration and visibility will be key to success.

CaseStack Guillermo Pardon CTO CaseStack

3:50 - 4:35
COFFEE BREAK
Blockchain
4:30 - 5:15
Interactive Panel – Moving Beyond Proof of Concept: Practical Uses of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain has been the talk of the industry for some time, but until recently this has been mostly limited to examining proofs of concept. Now that LSPs are starting to adopt it in their operations, look past the hype and discover where blockchain can deliver true commercial benefits.

  • Examine use cases: Listen to examples of real-world applications of blockchain, find out where it has created value for businesses and recognize the cases where implementation is not appropriate.
  • Gain end-to-end visibility: Find out how blockchain technologies can deliver full transparency across supply chains, and how this helps to build trust and more productive partnerships
  • Collaborate to set industry standards: Facilitate the implementation of blockchain across the industry by generating the critical mass needed to establish standardized practices

Moderator: BiTA Dean Croke Chief Analytics Officer BiTA

ModusLink Carsten Krause Global VP, Enterprise Architecture & CISO ModusLink

project44 Jason Kerner Vice President Solutions project44

Redwood Logistics Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

Sheer Logistics Rob Cook Vice President, Technology & Solutions Sheer Logistics

Intelipost Stefan Rehm Founder Intelipost

5:15 - 5:45
Keynote: Blockchain – It’s a Team Sport
  • Provenance: A secure chain of custody can be transformative globally
  • Collaboration: In order to truly realise the benefits that blockchain can provide, parties will have to collaborate. Parties that have traditionally not collaborated. Understand what this means in a practical, every-day sense.
  • Realism: Understand that blockchain may yield large, tangible benefits across the industry but that it has its limitations.

FedEx Dale Chrystie Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist FedEx

5:45 - 6:15
Keynote: IBM Case Studies - An Exploration of Contemporary Uses of Blockchain Technologies within Logistics

Join us for a compelling discussion around new transformative blockchain technologies and how they will shape the future of business. IBM has been experimenting with applications of technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and IoT to advance insights and security within supply chains since 2015. In this presentation, you will learn specifically about the current applications of blockchain technologies, be presented with several practical use cases that demonstrate the value of the technology, and understand a vision for the future of these applications within the supply chain.

IBM Susan Roberts Program Director IBM Watson Supply Chain

6:15 - 7:30
On-site networking drinks in the expo area
7:30 - 10:00
JDA Off-site networking drinks at the Market & Tap - Sponsored by JDA.

Day 2 — Wednesday, November 7th

08:45
Conference Chair Recap
Robotics
08:45 - 09:30
Keynote Panel: How Robotic Process Automation Reduces Inefficiencies

The modern supply network is driven by advanced analytics. Find out how LSPs are utilizing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to anticipate consumer behavior and drive operational efficiencies.

  • Derive actionable insights: Automate the accumulation of data on truck mileage and contract compliance using RPA in order to reduce inefficiencies
  • Scalable architectures: Learn how RPA will increase accuracy in order processing and fulfilment at scale, which will enhance revenue and drive business growth.
  • Improve communications with your customers: Find out how interactive technologies such as chatbots can increase the speed of data transactions and customer interactions

Moderator: Deloitte Scott Sopher Global Supply Chain Leader Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain Practice

DHL Sally Miller CIO (North America) DHL

Werner Nathan Johnson CIO Werner

Lanetix Troy Goode CTO Lanetix

09:30 - 10:00
Keynote: Simplifying your Business Processes with Artificial Intelligence
  • Buzzwords and misnomers: Sift through the buzzwords and misnomers surrounding AI to get to the heart of how it can simplify business practices and ultimately drive major efficiency gains.
  • Proactive: AI can be used to predict weather patterns, anticipate fluctuations in global shipment volumes, track parcels through image recognition, etc. This has the ability to shift the logistics industry from being reactive to being proactive.
  • Free Up Labor: AI creates opportunities to augment human capabilities and eliminate menial tasks, allowing the logistics workforce to have more time to be innovative and generate business value.

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

10:00 - 10:30
Keynote: Truck Connectivity - The Changing Face of Logistics

Find out about Daimler’s vision for the future of trucks

daimler Lutz Beck CIO Daimler Trucks North America

10:30 - 11:15
Tech Mahindra Morning Coffee Break - Sponsored by Tech Mahindra
Future of Freight
11:15 - 11:45
Keynote: Leadership Perspectives, Development & Opportunities
  • The relationship with the CEO to help lead, guide and navigate the company through technology opportunity and risks.
  • The connections with peers, business partners, customers and service providers to envision and collaborate on innovation and execution of strategic needs.
  • The leadership, trust and engagement with their leadership teams and employees to imagine the future, delivery on today and maintain the past.

expeditors Chris McClincy CIO Expeditors

11:45 - 12:30
On the Role of the CIO: Where We Are and Where We are Heading
  • Customer Experience: Find out how CIOs are directly impacting customer experience by bringing in speed and efficiency in fulfilment
  • Business Objectives: Practical insights to presenting to the Board of Directors in order to synthesise technology and innovation needs with evolving business objectives.
  • Develop Skills: Listen to how you can evolve your skills to meet the requirements of today and tomorrow, and how to build a blueprint for the growth of your team.

Moderator: Charles Araujo Contributing Writer CIO.com

Conduent Greg Sanchez Vice President, Product Solutions Conduent

Ryder System, Inc. Ramesh Sundaresan VP I.T. & Division CIO Ryder System, Inc.

LogiNext Dhruvil Sanghvi CEO LogiNext

12:30 - 1:15
Interactive Panel - Preparation and Attraction: Addressing the Talent shortages in the Logistics Industry

Lacking the allure of other industries, logistics organizations are struggling to attract bright young talent. Learn how education providers and LSPs are working together to address this issue

  • Create your Future Talent Pool: Find out how collaborations between colleges and LSPs can help to engage young talent early and drive enthusiasm for entering careers in logistics
  • Engage with Millennials: Understand the career objectives of a tech savvy, socially aware generation, and explore how to recruit, develop and retain a talented, diverse workforce
  • Build Bridges to Industry: Discuss how introducing students to the moving industry through internships, apprenticeships, and training programmes can help colleges prepare them to become more effective employees

Moderator: Tata Consulting Richard Sherman Principal Tata Consulting

University of Tennessee Randy Bradley Assistant Professor, IS and Supply Chain Management University of Tennessee

DSC Logistics Kate Daly Chief Human Resources Officer DSC Logistics

Gulf Relay Scott Auslund Chief Supply Chain Officer Gulf Relay

1:15 - 2:15
LUNCH BREAK
2:15 - 2:45
J.B. Hunt Case Study: Beyond Technology – Engaging Employees in the Business Transformation Process
  • Digital transformation at J.B. Hunt: Find out how J.B. Hunt is using technology (such as developing cloud infrastructure) to lead the industry in tackling driver shortages and capacity constraints.
  • The value of human capital: Every idea matters! Hear how J.B. Hunt’s unique approach to engaging employees fosters a culture of innovation.
  • Connecting strategy to success: Technology alone isn’t enough. Understand how J.B. Hunt connects technological initiatives to business objectives, while simultaneously driving employee engagement in order to achieve sustainable business transformation.

J.B. Hunt Lori Homsher VP Engineering and Technology J.B. Hunt

2:45 - 3:30
Interactive Panel – Logistics in the Age of the Impatient Consumer/What will the logistics industry look like in 10 years?

Find out how CIOs and Senior I.T. Executives are utilizing new technologies to deliver a first-class customer experience by opening up dialogue with their customers to increase consumers’ satisfaction and meet their demands in real time. Understand how technology will continue to evolve and discuss the impacts this will have on customer experience.

  • Innovate in line with your customers’ demands: Find out how CIOs are using new technologies (such as Machine Learning) to engage directly with their customers and understand their wants and needs
  • Deliver on time, anywhere: Discuss ways to meet growing consumer expectations through technologies (such as Blockchain) that deliver complete visibility and enable greater control over the supply chain
  • Ensure Relevance: Learn what features a modern LSP must have in order to ensure that it can best prepare itself to remain relevant in the industry for years to come

Moderator: Accelerate Consulting, LLC Steve Sienkiewicz Managing Partner Accelerate Consulting, LLC

CEVA Logistics Laurent Grousseau EVP IT Americas CEVA Logistics

KeepTruckin John Verdon Head of Partnerships KeepTruckin

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

City of Austin Jason JonMichael Assistant Director – Smart Mobility City of Austin

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