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Day 1 — Tuesday, November 6th

Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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

DSC Logistics Kevin Glynn CIO DSC Logistics

Technology adoption
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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

Neovia Jeff Shorts CIO Neovia

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

08:30 - 09:00
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

Disruptive Technologies
08:30 - 09:00
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 Chris Burruss President 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

Day 2 — Wednesday, November 7th

Disruptive Technologies
08:30 - 09:00
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

Americold Jason DeLoach VP Supply Chain Engineering Americold

Werner Nathan Johnson CIO Werner

08:30 - 09:00
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

Collaboration
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
Adapting and Prospering in an ELD world
  • 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

08:30 - 09:00
Insights from Rail: Tactical Collaboration and Data Sharing

Collaboration is a word that is often bandied around in the Logistics Industry. This session breaks down how the rail industry tactically collaborates with players across the network.

  • Benefits of collaboration: Understand the true benefits of collaboration (from operational efficiencies to cost savings to greater visibility) and the steps necessary to achieve it.
  • Lessons from rail: Learn lessons from collaboration in the rail industry that can be applied to the logistics space as a whole.
  • Data Security: Hear practical insights on how to transfer data safely and securely to your collaborators to achieve greater visibility and customer satisfaction across your supply chain.

Belt Railway at Chicago Nick Chodorow CIO Belt Railway at Chicago

08:30 - 09:00
Interactive Panel – Logistics in the Age of the Impatient Consumer

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.

  • 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
  • Protect your customers’ data: Learn how CIOs are ensuring the security of their customers’ data to promote a relationship of trust while providing a more personalized service

Moderator: HCL Roman Hlutkowsky Principal HCL

American Global Logistics Blake Shumate COO American Global Logistics

Roadrunner Transportation Scott Cousins CIO Roadrunner Transportation

CEVA Logistics Laurent Grousseau EVP IT Americas CEVA Logistics

Keep Truckin Shoaib Makani CEO Keep Truckin

08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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

Purdue University Amy David Faculty Director, MS Global Supply Chain Management Purdue University

08:30 - 09:00
Frustrations and Opportunities: What will the Logistics Industry look like in 10 years?

Self-driving trucks? Delivery robots? Widespread blockchain? The future of freight is uncertain! Find out where leading industry experts see the logistics industry evolving over the next 10 years.

  • Legacy Systems: Understand how legacy systems have limited the ability to onboard new disruptive technologies and how these barriers can be overcome by contemporary LSPs
  • Innovation: Find out which players are driving the industry forward and the impact of the rise of start-ups in the space
  • 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

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

City of Austin Jason JonMichael/span> Assistant Director – Smart Mobility City of Austin

Closing Keynote
08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: On the Role of the CIO: Where We Are and Where We are Heading
  • Evolution: Hear insights from non- Logistics industries on where they see the role of the CIO changing.
  • 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

General Dynamics Information Technology Greg Sanchez VP and CTO General Dynamics Information Technology

Jack Cooper Transport & Logistic Kirk Hay CIO Jack Cooper Transport & Logistic

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 6th

Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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

DSC Logistics Kevin Glynn CIO DSC Logistics

Technology adoption
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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

Neovia Jeff Shorts CIO Neovia

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

08:30 - 09:00
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

Disruptive Technologies
08:30 - 09:00
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 Chris Burruss President 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

Day 2 — Wednesday, November 7th

Disruptive Technologies
08:30 - 09:00
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

Americold Jason DeLoach VP Supply Chain Engineering Americold

Werner Nathan Johnson CIO Werner

08:30 - 09:00
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

Collaboration
08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
Adapting and Prospering in an ELD world
  • 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

08:30 - 09:00
Insights from Rail: Tactical Collaboration and Data Sharing

Collaboration is a word that is often bandied around in the Logistics Industry. This session breaks down how the rail industry tactically collaborates with players across the network.

  • Benefits of collaboration: Understand the true benefits of collaboration (from operational efficiencies to cost savings to greater visibility) and the steps necessary to achieve it.
  • Lessons from rail: Learn lessons from collaboration in the rail industry that can be applied to the logistics space as a whole.
  • Data Security: Hear practical insights on how to transfer data safely and securely to your collaborators to achieve greater visibility and customer satisfaction across your supply chain.

Belt Railway at Chicago Nick Chodorow CIO Belt Railway at Chicago

08:30 - 09:00
Interactive Panel – Logistics in the Age of the Impatient Consumer

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.

  • 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
  • Protect your customers’ data: Learn how CIOs are ensuring the security of their customers’ data to promote a relationship of trust while providing a more personalized service

Moderator: HCL Roman Hlutkowsky Principal HCL

American Global Logistics Blake Shumate COO American Global Logistics

Roadrunner Transportation Scott Cousins CIO Roadrunner Transportation

CEVA Logistics Laurent Grousseau EVP IT Americas CEVA Logistics

Keep Truckin Shoaib Makani CEO Keep Truckin

08:30 - 09:00
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

08:30 - 09:00
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

Purdue University Amy David Faculty Director, MS Global Supply Chain Management Purdue University

08:30 - 09:00
Frustrations and Opportunities: What will the Logistics Industry look like in 10 years?

Self-driving trucks? Delivery robots? Widespread blockchain? The future of freight is uncertain! Find out where leading industry experts see the logistics industry evolving over the next 10 years.

  • Legacy Systems: Understand how legacy systems have limited the ability to onboard new disruptive technologies and how these barriers can be overcome by contemporary LSPs
  • Innovation: Find out which players are driving the industry forward and the impact of the rise of start-ups in the space
  • 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

Saia Rohit Lal CIO Saia

City of Austin Jason JonMichael/span> Assistant Director – Smart Mobility City of Austin

Closing Keynote
08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: On the Role of the CIO: Where We Are and Where We are Heading
  • Evolution: Hear insights from non- Logistics industries on where they see the role of the CIO changing.
  • 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

General Dynamics Information Technology Greg Sanchez VP and CTO General Dynamics Information Technology

Jack Cooper Transport & Logistic Kirk Hay CIO Jack Cooper Transport & Logistic

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