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Tackling the Most Important Technology Issues Facing the Logistics Industry.

08:30 - 09:00
Introduction from the Conference Chairman

If there is one thing we’ve learned from 2016, it’s that change is the only constant. Join our Conference Chairman as he shares key ways to stay abreast of the biggest changes impacting and transforming our industry, including:

  • How to be proactive with tech today to gain increased advantages for the future
  • The importance of maintaining a securely protected Logistics IT network
  • The danger of being left behind by game-changing disruptive trends

Tata Consultancy Services Richard Sherman Senior Fellow Tata Consultancy Services

 
Take IT Performance Further
 
PRESENTATION - Developing an IT Strategy Capable of Defining your Operations

Committing fully to a digital transformation is the key to quick and lasting success. Hear DB Schenker discuss how they are using IT to direct strategic decisions and create innovative success for both the business and their customers

  • Constant digitalization: Make digitalization the cornerstone of your IT Strategy to expedite your ability of introducing new initiatives from initial concepts to operational reality
  • Establish the route to success: Impose a strategic attitude on the integration of new innovations and disruptive technologies that can give your company a differentiating edge over the competition
  • Adapt and expand: Maintain an open approach to exploring new and effective IT advancements and welcome the key role that tech innovations and partnerships are playing in growing a global logistics company across North America.

DB Schenker Richard Ebach CIO Americas DB Schenker

 
Managing your technology strategy: The key to logistics efficiency

As technology permeates every area of logistics, CIO and IT departments have become increasingly pivotal. Discover how Neovia Logistics have implemented a transformational IT strategy, to achieve lasting and repeatable success.

  • Understand what the future holds: Look beyond the hype, commit to a digital transformation and embrace the acceleration of technology
  • Purpose-Driven Automation: Generate immediate returns as well as long term value using analytics to turn your data into actionable process improvements across your operations
  • The Value of Human Capital: Understand the best IT innovations can spring from everywhere. Engage your employees, uncover their knowledge and create a culture of constant improvement.

Neovia Jack Pawsat SVP IT Product Solutions Neovia

 
Always Be Innovating
08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL - Innovation: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?

Whether your policy is evolutionary or revolutionary, logistics leaders must always be innovating. From ROI to customer satisfaction, explore ways to measure success, build a passionate workforce, and drive the industry forward.

  • Disrupt or evolve: Compare the benefits of consistent adaptation or a singular substantial investment to choose the best course of innovation for your company
  • Secure the right tools: Debate leading approaches, weigh in on the merits of innovation experts versus innovation centres, and understand which style could yield the best results
  • Make creativity go viral: From reward schemes to inter-company initiatives, learn how to instil an innovative mindset to chart the quickest route to success.

Moderator: SAP Kevin Schock VP Transportation & Logistics Industry SAP

Swift Transportation Mike Ruchensky CIO Swift Transportation

C.H. Robinson Brett Cooksey Enterprise Architect/General Manager C.H. Robinson

Redwood Logistics Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
CASE STUDY - Innovation and Disruptive Technology Trends

In the move from digitization to digital transformation, J.B. Hunt shares its approach to investing and implementing new innovations to revolutionize its supply chain process. This has resulted in better customer service, smarter decision making and increased business.

  • J.B. Hunt 360: Bring shippers and carriers together into a single e-commerce platform with a next generation supply chain solution
  • Embracing change: Understand how business model disruption is caused by smart phones, cloud computing, IoT and machine learning
  • Efficiency through modernization: Use real-time data and artificial intelligence to match freight with capacity to create efficiency and cost saving.

J.B Hunt Gary Dowdy Head of Innovation and Disruptive Technology J.B Hunt

08:30 - 09:00
Interactive Panel - The logistics tech revolution: Where we're headed and how to get there

Automation is accelerating the industry into a new era, and adopting the right solutions will set your company apart from the competition. Become a part of the revolution, and lead your company on a hypergrowth trajectory by implementing APIs and real-time visibility.

  • Automating the full shipment lifecycle: Learn how automation technology is optimizing the shipment process to eliminate errors, increase visibility, and provide accurate data in real-time
  • API Integration Strategies: Hear first-hand how industry leaders have gained efficiencies and reduced costs through modern connectivity
  • Build vs Buy: Explore the benefits of partnering with third party providers to increase your speed to market and free up your IT team for other projects.

Moderator: American Shipper Eric Johnson Research Director American Shipper

project44 Michael Reed Chief Strategy Officer project44

FedEx Frieght Michael Foster SVP IT & CIO FedEx Frieght

 
Exceed Customer Expectations
08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - The Freight e-commerce wave: Infrastructure preparation for digital sales

As more companies begin to engage with digital freight sales, it is becoming increasingly apparent that some may miss the boat. Hear Freightos address the conceptual and IT-specific issues of digital sales, presenting real case studies and actual digital sales data.

  • Online Transactions: Discuss the significance of digital freight sales and the implications of failing to establish a capable online system for sales
  • IT success: The role of the CIO in the freight ecommerce marketing/sales funnel and where the hand off to operations needs to occur
  • Roadmap for integrating: Consolidate existing rating, pricing, and CRM infrastructure and navigate digital payments with gateways, credit checks, and user validation

Freightos Zvi Schreiber CEO Freightos

08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - Keep Pace with the Tech Trends of Tomorrow

The acceleration of technology in the logistics industry is increasing at a phenomenal rate. Hear how SCI Group are keeping up with the speed of growth and choosing the right trends for their business.

  • Match growth with demand: Introduce solutions and technology in line with customer demand, improve business capabilities, and execute requirements as efficiently as possible
  • Welcome the future of e-commerce: Manage growing operational challenges caused by an increasingly digital supply chain, and implement more customer-facing features
  • Become Data Driven: Maintain a steady trajectory to become a data centric organization, automate processes and improve data integration with customers

SCI Logistics Patrick Ressa VP and CIO SCI Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL - Create a First-class Customer Experience

With a central focus on customers, logistics providers must effectively assess and consistently deliver on their needs. Discuss growing customer demands and how technology can meet them.

  • Harness technology: Adapt to increased pressure from customers, collaborate in a seamless fashion and identify successful ways to ride the constant wave of logistical demands
  • Get the best from providers: Learn how to build a seamless technology platform, offer accessibility and ease to customers, and collaborate with providers to create the best customer experience
  • Offer end-to-end visibility: Explore ways to integrate customer IT systems to facilitate visibility, align your systems to exceed client expectations, and craft a future-proofed collaborative data sharing plan.

Moderator: The Hlutkowsky Group Roman Hlutkowsky Principle The Hlutkowsky Group

Dicom Transportation Group Kirk Serjeantson CIO Dicom Transportation Group

American Global Logistics Blake Shumate COO American Global Logistics

Load Delivered Logistics Robby Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

Neovia Jack Pawsat SVP IT Product Solutions Neovia

 
Secure your Network
08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL - Reduce the Risk of Hacking with the Best Security Solutions

As technology gets smarter, so do the people who breach it. The challenge is balancing protection with productivity. Logistics IT leaders offer solutions.

  • Increase your data safely: Benefit from increased visibility and data sharing, manage increased exposure to risks, and safely handle more information
  • Secure your logistics network: Establish a strong two-way process with customers, follow consistent best practices, and preserve trust in a comprehensive security strategy
  • Remain vigilant: Understand the security risks of increased M2M operations and an expanding IoT network, limit your exposure to threats and safeguard as you expand.

Moderator: The Hlutkowsky Group Roman Hlutkowsky Principle The Hlutkowsky Group

Dupré Logistics Bob Verret CIO Dupré Logistics

Supply Chain Innovations Today Steve Brady CEO Supply Chain Innovations Today

Globaltranz Greg Carter CTO Globaltranz

08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - Automate Trust with Blockchain: A Study into its Logistics Applications

Blockchain technology is relatively new and rapidly growing. Get to grips with the essential information about blockchains and how they could dramatically disrupt the logistics industry.

  • Discover blockchain: Get key details about the technology, learn about its applications and understand its uses for your business
  • Pros and cons: Identify the key benefits and drawbacks of the technology for logistics – such as increased security and trust against the cost of industry wide adoption
  • Grasp the logistics potential: Study the processes this technology could replace, get to the bottom of the true potential, and understand the change it will bring to the logistics world.

Chain Business Insights Pete Harris Co-founder and Research Principal Chain Business Insights

 
Deliver Data-Driven Success
08:30 - 09:00
CASE STUDY - Achieve Operational Excellence using Tech Innovations

Combining a world-class TMS platform with the world’s most dynamic cold chain logistics organization, find out how Lineage Logistics have brought an unprecedented service offering to the marketplace.

  • Higher operational efficiency: Improve Supply Chain efficiencies by monitoring important metrics and boosting the automated operations
  • Apply intelligent data effectively: Use data to solve warehouse space optimization, increase financial performance and reduce capital spend
  • Manage the human impact: Face the implications of increased automation and manage the displacement of jobs

Lineage Logistics Sudarsan Thattai CIO Lineage Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
Innovating in the Margins

In today's hyper competitive environment, both established players and startups are finding new ways to innovate and maximize revenue. Michael Hagler, President of Clevertech, will dive into a cutting edge project that changes the landscape of dimensioning with commodity innovation.

We will learn how organizations, regardless of size, can innovate above their weight and drastically change their product offerings, even when facing resource limitations.

clevertech Michael Hagler President Clevertech

08:30 - 09:00
The Rise of the 4PL

With many companies using multiple providers to reduce costs and risk, funnelling high volumes of logistics data into a single source of truth becomes needlessly complex. Focus operations and master technology to quickly uncover internal inefficiencies and offer the complete service.

  • Streamline operations: Unify Internal and outsourced functions to gain a complete picture of your supply chain
  • Eliminate inaccuracy: Remove unfocused and inconsistent data by taking control of your digital network and manage the entire process from shipping to warehousing
  • Combining technologies: Integrate tech, systems and transportation to help achieve increased levels of visibility and productivity.

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL – Enhance Internal Efficiency with Data -Driven Transparency

Increasing levels of transparency generate greater volumes of data. Assess the benefits of technology and analytics against investment to create data-driven efficiency.

  • Master your data: Effectively handle huge volumes of data and accurately extract the most valuable information to gain a competitive edge
  • Predict using key indicators: Harness the power of predictive analytics and dramatically improve operational capabilities to future-proof your business
  • Increase your profit: Unlock the performance potential of technologies such as API, and improve your ROI.

Moderator: The Hlutkowsky Group Roman Hlutkowsky Principle The Hlutkowsky Group

General Motors Robert Ware Director Global Logistics IT General Motors

Performance Team Tom Wilkinson VP IT Performance Team

Redwood Logistics Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

Logistics Plus Emile Zafirov CIO Logistics Plus

08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - How UPS is Creating a Global Smart Logistics Network

Discover how UPS is using innovate technology to transform their supply chain operations and continuously develop their logistics infrastructure to facilitate business success.

  • The Cost of Efficiency: Aggressive investment in automated processes within the logistics network to drive improved performance
  • Decipher your data: Understand how, when examined and applied accurately, the correlations data provides can form the impetus for operational changes to a logistics organization
  • Generate future benefits: Extract critical value from data and innovations and apply the knowledge through the entire network to build future success.

UPS Jeff Jones Senior Director IT Strategy UPS

08:30 - 09:00
Introduction from the Conference Chairman

If there is one thing we’ve learned from 2016, it’s that change is the only constant. Join our Conference Chairman as he shares key ways to stay abreast of the biggest changes impacting and transforming our industry, including:

  • How to be proactive with tech today to gain increased advantages for the future
  • The importance of maintaining a securely protected Logistics IT network
  • The danger of being left behind by game-changing disruptive trends

Tata Consultancy Services Richard Sherman Senior Fellow Tata Consultancy Services

 
Take IT Performance Further
 
PRESENTATION - Developing an IT Strategy Capable of Defining your Operations

Committing fully to a digital transformation is the key to quick and lasting success. Hear DB Schenker discuss how they are using IT to direct strategic decisions and create innovative success for both the business and their customers

  • Constant digitalization: Make digitalization the cornerstone of your IT Strategy to expedite your ability of introducing new initiatives from initial concepts to operational reality
  • Establish the route to success: Impose a strategic attitude on the integration of new innovations and disruptive technologies that can give your company a differentiating edge over the competition
  • Adapt and expand: Maintain an open approach to exploring new and effective IT advancements and welcome the key role that tech innovations and partnerships are playing in growing a global logistics company across North America.

DB Schenker Richard Ebach CIO Americas DB Schenker

 
Managing your technology strategy: The key to logistics efficiency

As technology permeates every area of logistics, CIO and IT departments have become increasingly pivotal. Discover how Neovia Logistics have implemented a transformational IT strategy, to achieve lasting and repeatable success.

  • Understand what the future holds: Look beyond the hype, commit to a digital transformation and embrace the acceleration of technology
  • Purpose-Driven Automation: Generate immediate returns as well as long term value using analytics to turn your data into actionable process improvements across your operations
  • The Value of Human Capital: Understand the best IT innovations can spring from everywhere. Engage your employees, uncover their knowledge and create a culture of constant improvement.

Neovia Jack Pawsat SVP IT Product Solutions Neovia

 
Always Be Innovating
08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL - Innovation: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?

Whether your policy is evolutionary or revolutionary, logistics leaders must always be innovating. From ROI to customer satisfaction, explore ways to measure success, build a passionate workforce, and drive the industry forward.

  • Disrupt or evolve: Compare the benefits of consistent adaptation or a singular substantial investment to choose the best course of innovation for your company
  • Secure the right tools: Debate leading approaches, weigh in on the merits of innovation experts versus innovation centres, and understand which style could yield the best results
  • Make creativity go viral: From reward schemes to inter-company initiatives, learn how to instil an innovative mindset to chart the quickest route to success.

Moderator: SAP Kevin Schock VP Transportation & Logistics Industry SAP

Swift Transportation Mike Ruchensky CIO Swift Transportation

C.H. Robinson Brett Cooksey Enterprise Architect/General Manager C.H. Robinson

Redwood Logistics Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
CASE STUDY - Innovation and Disruptive Technology Trends

In the move from digitization to digital transformation, J.B. Hunt shares its approach to investing and implementing new innovations to revolutionize its supply chain process. This has resulted in better customer service, smarter decision making and increased business.

  • J.B. Hunt 360: Bring shippers and carriers together into a single e-commerce platform with a next generation supply chain solution
  • Embracing change: Understand how business model disruption is caused by smart phones, cloud computing, IoT and machine learning
  • Efficiency through modernization: Use real-time data and artificial intelligence to match freight with capacity to create efficiency and cost saving.

J.B Hunt Gary Dowdy Head of Innovation and Disruptive Technology J.B Hunt

08:30 - 09:00
Interactive Panel - The logistics tech revolution: Where we're headed and how to get there

Automation is accelerating the industry into a new era, and adopting the right solutions will set your company apart from the competition. Become a part of the revolution, and lead your company on a hypergrowth trajectory by implementing APIs and real-time visibility.

  • Automating the full shipment lifecycle: Learn how automation technology is optimizing the shipment process to eliminate errors, increase visibility, and provide accurate data in real-time
  • API Integration Strategies: Hear first-hand how industry leaders have gained efficiencies and reduced costs through modern connectivity
  • Build vs Buy: Explore the benefits of partnering with third party providers to increase your speed to market and free up your IT team for other projects.

Moderator: American Shipper Eric Johnson Research Director American Shipper

project44 Michael Reed Chief Strategy Officer project44

FedEx Frieght Michael Foster SVP IT & CIO FedEx Frieght

 
Exceed Customer Expectations
08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - The Freight e-commerce wave: Infrastructure preparation for digital sales

As more companies begin to engage with digital freight sales, it is becoming increasingly apparent that some may miss the boat. Hear Freightos address the conceptual and IT-specific issues of digital sales, presenting real case studies and actual digital sales data.

  • Online Transactions: Discuss the significance of digital freight sales and the implications of failing to establish a capable online system for sales
  • IT success: The role of the CIO in the freight ecommerce marketing/sales funnel and where the hand off to operations needs to occur
  • Roadmap for integrating: Consolidate existing rating, pricing, and CRM infrastructure and navigate digital payments with gateways, credit checks, and user validation

Freightos Zvi Schreiber CEO Freightos

08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - Keep Pace with the Tech Trends of Tomorrow

The acceleration of technology in the logistics industry is increasing at a phenomenal rate. Hear how SCI Group are keeping up with the speed of growth and choosing the right trends for their business.

  • Match growth with demand: Introduce solutions and technology in line with customer demand, improve business capabilities, and execute requirements as efficiently as possible
  • Welcome the future of e-commerce: Manage growing operational challenges caused by an increasingly digital supply chain, and implement more customer-facing features
  • Become Data Driven: Maintain a steady trajectory to become a data centric organization, automate processes and improve data integration with customers

SCI Logistics Patrick Ressa VP and CIO SCI Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL - Create a First-class Customer Experience

With a central focus on customers, logistics providers must effectively assess and consistently deliver on their needs. Discuss growing customer demands and how technology can meet them.

  • Harness technology: Adapt to increased pressure from customers, collaborate in a seamless fashion and identify successful ways to ride the constant wave of logistical demands
  • Get the best from providers: Learn how to build a seamless technology platform, offer accessibility and ease to customers, and collaborate with providers to create the best customer experience
  • Offer end-to-end visibility: Explore ways to integrate customer IT systems to facilitate visibility, align your systems to exceed client expectations, and craft a future-proofed collaborative data sharing plan.

Moderator: The Hlutkowsky Group Roman Hlutkowsky Principle The Hlutkowsky Group

Dicom Transportation Group Kirk Serjeantson CIO Dicom Transportation Group

American Global Logistics Blake Shumate COO American Global Logistics

Load Delivered Logistics Robby Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

Neovia Jack Pawsat SVP IT Product Solutions Neovia

 
Secure your Network
08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL - Reduce the Risk of Hacking with the Best Security Solutions

As technology gets smarter, so do the people who breach it. The challenge is balancing protection with productivity. Logistics IT leaders offer solutions.

  • Increase your data safely: Benefit from increased visibility and data sharing, manage increased exposure to risks, and safely handle more information
  • Secure your logistics network: Establish a strong two-way process with customers, follow consistent best practices, and preserve trust in a comprehensive security strategy
  • Remain vigilant: Understand the security risks of increased M2M operations and an expanding IoT network, limit your exposure to threats and safeguard as you expand.

Moderator: The Hlutkowsky Group Roman Hlutkowsky Principle The Hlutkowsky Group

Dupré Logistics Bob Verret CIO Dupré Logistics

Supply Chain Innovations Today Steve Brady CEO Supply Chain Innovations Today

Globaltranz Greg Carter CTO Globaltranz

08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - Automate Trust with Blockchain: A Study into its Logistics Applications

Blockchain technology is relatively new and rapidly growing. Get to grips with the essential information about blockchains and how they could dramatically disrupt the logistics industry.

  • Discover blockchain: Get key details about the technology, learn about its applications and understand its uses for your business
  • Pros and cons: Identify the key benefits and drawbacks of the technology for logistics – such as increased security and trust against the cost of industry wide adoption
  • Grasp the logistics potential: Study the processes this technology could replace, get to the bottom of the true potential, and understand the change it will bring to the logistics world.

Chain Business Insights Pete Harris Co-founder and Research Principal Chain Business Insights

 
Deliver Data-Driven Success
08:30 - 09:00
CASE STUDY - Achieve Operational Excellence using Tech Innovations

Combining a world-class TMS platform with the world’s most dynamic cold chain logistics organization, find out how Lineage Logistics have brought an unprecedented service offering to the marketplace.

  • Higher operational efficiency: Improve Supply Chain efficiencies by monitoring important metrics and boosting the automated operations
  • Apply intelligent data effectively: Use data to solve warehouse space optimization, increase financial performance and reduce capital spend
  • Manage the human impact: Face the implications of increased automation and manage the displacement of jobs

Lineage Logistics Sudarsan Thattai CIO Lineage Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
Innovating in the Margins

In today's hyper competitive environment, both established players and startups are finding new ways to innovate and maximize revenue. Michael Hagler, President of Clevertech, will dive into a cutting edge project that changes the landscape of dimensioning with commodity innovation.

We will learn how organizations, regardless of size, can innovate above their weight and drastically change their product offerings, even when facing resource limitations.

clevertech Michael Hagler President Clevertech

08:30 - 09:00
The Rise of the 4PL

With many companies using multiple providers to reduce costs and risk, funnelling high volumes of logistics data into a single source of truth becomes needlessly complex. Focus operations and master technology to quickly uncover internal inefficiencies and offer the complete service.

  • Streamline operations: Unify Internal and outsourced functions to gain a complete picture of your supply chain
  • Eliminate inaccuracy: Remove unfocused and inconsistent data by taking control of your digital network and manage the entire process from shipping to warehousing
  • Combining technologies: Integrate tech, systems and transportation to help achieve increased levels of visibility and productivity.

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL – Enhance Internal Efficiency with Data -Driven Transparency

Increasing levels of transparency generate greater volumes of data. Assess the benefits of technology and analytics against investment to create data-driven efficiency.

  • Master your data: Effectively handle huge volumes of data and accurately extract the most valuable information to gain a competitive edge
  • Predict using key indicators: Harness the power of predictive analytics and dramatically improve operational capabilities to future-proof your business
  • Increase your profit: Unlock the performance potential of technologies such as API, and improve your ROI.

Moderator: The Hlutkowsky Group Roman Hlutkowsky Principle The Hlutkowsky Group

General Motors Robert Ware Director Global Logistics IT General Motors

Performance Team Tom Wilkinson VP IT Performance Team

Redwood Logistics Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

Logistics Plus Emile Zafirov CIO Logistics Plus

08:30 - 09:00
PRESENTATION - How UPS is Creating a Global Smart Logistics Network

Discover how UPS is using innovate technology to transform their supply chain operations and continuously develop their logistics infrastructure to facilitate business success.

  • The Cost of Efficiency: Aggressive investment in automated processes within the logistics network to drive improved performance
  • Decipher your data: Understand how, when examined and applied accurately, the correlations data provides can form the impetus for operational changes to a logistics organization
  • Generate future benefits: Extract critical value from data and innovations and apply the knowledge through the entire network to build future success.

UPS Jeff Jones Senior Director IT Strategy UPS

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