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08:45
-
08:50 AM
eft (by Reuters Events) opening address

Nicholas Stylianou Project Director eft (by Reuters Events)

08:50
-
09:00 AM
Opening Remarks by Conference Chair

Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

Plenary
09:00
-
09:30 AM
Opening Keynote: An Innovation Strategy to Thrive in the Age of Connected Logistics

The speed of change in the modern world of logistics is unprecedented. This change is being driven by technology. Join Bala as he explains how UPS is implementing an innovation strategy fit to thrive in Industry 4.0.

Bala Ganesh VP, Advanced Technology Group UPS

09:30
-
10:00 AM
Using Data to Optimize Fleet Performance

Cost savings:

  • Fuel: reducing costs by optimizing fuel consumption 

  • Safety & insurance: location-aware safety insights enable better coaching, incident reduction and insurance savings with partners like Progressive

Grow your business:

  • Freight visibility: Improve efficiencies by reducing dwell times, maximizing driver hours and increasing loads 

  • Integrated systems: Walk away with knowledge of how an App Marketplace of integrated systems empowers an interconnected ecosystem

Future state: 

  • What is the future state where data can enable smarter, safer and more reliable fleets

  • How can data improve maintenance, driver hiring & training, ultimately leading towards driver retention

Abhishek Gupta Group Product Manager, KeepTruckin

10:00
-
10:30 AM
It’s Not about Technology: Rethinking how to Connect the Global Supply Chain

The digital revolution driven by e-commerce has affected every aspect of our economy and our personal lives. Yet in the modern supply chain, billions of pieces of paper are exchanging hands every year. The e-commerce revolution was driven by a mix of technology and new economic models. Today we have no lack of technology. Did we forget about economics? Join this session to rethink the use of technology in contemporary supply chains.

Gert Sylvest Co-Founder, GM Tradeshift Frontiers

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Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

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Limited Solution Provider Passes

10:30
-
11:20 AM
Coffee Break 50 Minutes Sponsored By:
11:20
-
12:00 PM
Interactive Panel: As Technology Evolves, so Must the I.T. Executive

As technology continues to change at breakneck speed, understand the necessary evolution that needs to be made in order to thrive as an I.T. leader in logistics in 2019.

  • The era of CIO 2.0: Understand how the modern I.T. leader needs a broader business skillset than previously to meet company goals such as improving CX & driving growth
  • Futureproof your organization: Learn the mindset that is required to stay abreast of the latest technology issues to ensure the ones you implement are right for your use-case
  • Business objectives: Practical insights to presenting to the Board of Directors in order to synthesise technology and innovation needs with evolving business objectives

Moderator: Randy Bradley Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management University of Tennessee

Jay Tomasello CIO Forward Air Corporation

Rob Cook CTO SheerTrans Solutions

Pal Narayanan EVP, CIO Geodis

Bharath Kumar Solution Evangelist - Supply Chain Practice Zoho Creator

12:00
-
12:30 PM
Automation as Your Superpower

Learn how AI and automation can vastly increase the efficiency of your business.

  • Get a strategy: What’s new and what’s coming soon? Who can use it? Pitfalls and problems
  • Expect results: Operating margins. Customer acquisition. Service levels.
  • Get on it: Decide which tech is best. How to implement? People, processes, and payoffs

Amit Nagar Practice Leader – Transportation and Logistics HCL

12:30
-
1:10 PM
Overcoming the Talent Shortages in the Logistics Industry

A recent Gallup report on the millennial generation reveals that 21% of millennials say they've changed jobs within the past year. Build a strategy to tackle this challenge head on.

  • Create your future talent pool:Find out how colleges and LSPs are collaborating to engage young talent early and drive enthusiasm for entering careers in logistics
  • Build bridges to industry:Discuss how introducing students to the moving industry through internships and training programs can help colleges prepare them for logistics
  • Engage with Millennials:Understand the career objectives of a tech savvy, socially aware generation, and explore how to develop and retain a talented, diverse workforce

Scott Auslund CSCO Gulf Relay

Kathleen Marran VP of US Marketing UPS

Ashok Vantipalli CIO TireHub

Anand Gopali Sr. Director – FMS IT Ryder

Moderator: Richard Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services

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Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

1:10
-
1:30 PM
Getting real about the Build versus Buy Debate
  • Compete: Formulate a software strategy that will provide you with a competitive advantage
  • Leadership: Understand the technology ability of your organization to identify that gaps that exist
  • Hybrid Strategy: Understand the benefits of a hybrid approach to deliver long-term value

Michael Hagler CEO Clevertech

1:30
-
2:50 PM
Lunch
1:45
-
2:45

(Room 308)
Interactive Lunch Time 60 Minute Workshop Hosted By Intersystems:
Navigating the Confusion around AI and Machine Learning
Technology Deep Dive
Strategy/Collaboration

Track Chair: Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

Track Chair: Richard Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services

2:50
-
3:25 PM
Fireside Chat: Optimize Your Warehouse

With ever decreasing lead teams, it is essential the modern warehouse is flexible to be responsive to customer demands.

  • Elevate your warehouse performance: Learn how to decrease order fulfilment times using technologies such as machine learning and real-time optimization
  • Improve accuracy at scale: Hear how image recognition software can direct tasks and accurately manage large volumes of orders and SKUs
  • Freight optimization: Weigh up the benefits of dedicated and private fleets and how to apply freight optimization to lower truckload and LTL rates

Moderator: Rachel Premack Senior Transportation Reporter Business Insider

Manjeet Singh Research Director DHL

Digital Freight Matching: Driving a Wave of Digitalization in Logistics

Despite the wave of digital disruption in logistics, only a small percentage of freight is transacted digitally. Join this session, to separate the wood from the trees and move beyond the hype of DFM.

  • The role of the intermediary: Assess the impact that new entrants into the DFM space including Uber Freight and Amazon will have on the traditional role of the freight broker
  • Technology transformation strategies:Hear how traditional 3PLs are developing DFM platforms to leverage their existing transport volumes & industry networks to stay relevant
  • Realize the potential of your network:Learn how DFM tools allow you to smartly match demand and supply in real-time to allow you to maximize capacity of your logistics network

Bart De Muynck Research Vice President – Transportation Technology Gartner

Brandon Copeland Sr. Director of Product Design GlobalTranz

Chris Lankford VP Engineering NEXT Trucking

Ricardo Salgado Founder & CEO Loadsmart

REGISTER NOW

Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

3:25
-
3:45 PM
Supercharge Last Mile Delivery With Mobile Computer Vision and Augmented Reality (AR)

The delivery industry has been transformed by the explosion of demand from the internet and clever technology companies that have broken norms and made it possible for virtually anyone to become involved in last mile delivery.

  • The key elements that make it all happen are a smartphone and an app. 
  • Trendy start-ups don’t have to be the only ones using smartphones and BYOD (bring your own device) to supercharge last mile delivery.
  • This presentation will show examples of enterprise-grade mobile technology being used today, helping to reduce costs and increase efficiency even for the largest implementations.  

Christopher Annese Sales Director T&L, US Scandit

Courtland Howard Senior Account Executive Scandit

Becoming Digital with Stargo
  • Data: Data presents huge opportunities in this market, but the plethora of unstructured data is problematic. Formulate a strategy to harness this data
  • Empower your Employees: Reduce the amount of manual processes in your organization, to reduce errors and to maximise the time spent by employees on other business-critical tasks

Joel Sellam CEO Stargo

3:45
-
4:15 PM
Unlock Your Data to Drive Your Digital Transformation
  • Don’t Panic: Strategize to ensure that factors include rising customer expectations and the evolving digital landscape can be leveraged for growth
  • Embrace New Technologies: Embrace technologies such as cloud-based apps and telematics to enhance your customer experience
  • Visibility: Unlock data in your existing systems to enable a 360-degree view of freight data

Mike Muhlfelder VP of Sales Jitterbit

Hanns-Christian Hanebeck Founder & CEO Truckl.io

Unlock Your Teams Potential

Inspiring your team to optimally perform requires a leader to see individual potential. When your team knows they are led by someone who genuinely cares, there is no limit to what can be accomplished.

  • Insourcing over Outsourcing: Make an investment in your team for long-term returns.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback: Timely, constructive feedback enables individuals to achieve better business results.
  • Leader of Leaders: It is essential to not only champion the team’s goals, but also one’s personal and professional goals.

Ted R. Nelson Chief Information Officer East Coast Warehouse & Distribution Corp.

4:15
-
5:00 PM
Coffee Break 45 Minutes Sponsored By:
5:00
-
5:15 PM
Preparing for 5G: Unfounded Capabilities for the Logistics Industry

5G is coming and the possibilities for the logistics industry are endless. Over the next 5 years we will see an increase in uptake in 5G technologies until full influence by 2025.

  • Unprecedented visibility: Learn how the use of 5G and IoT will allow you to track items from the factory all the way to your customer, thus eliminating “transit dead-zone areas”
  • New technological capabilities: Hear how increased connectivity from 5G opens huge potential for warehouses to upgrade to robot workers and reduce costs
  • Preparing now:Understand the necessary steps you need to take now in order to be ready to fully benefit from the opportunities that 5G presents including tracking devices

Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant TechMahindra

Digital Transformation - The Business Necessity in an Interconnected World

Digital transformation helps your business process documents faster, so you can bill customers more quickly and grow revenue while decreasing costs leading to increased productivity.

  • Digital Transformation starts with self-inflection
    • Where do you want to go – paperless?
    • How can Digital Transformation improve your bottom line
  • How can Capture, RPA, AI and Enterprise Content Management act as an agent of change in your company?
    • There are plenty of tools that contribute to a Digital Transformation journey, here are our thoughts of where to begin
    • Where the rubber meets the road, productivity gains meet better customer engagements
  • What does this Digital Transformation journey buy your company?
    • It’s beyond the bottom line, but you’ll see and feel the impact quickly
    • Are there pain points? Yes, but… own the data, own the process, own the customer

Rob Turner Partner Alliance Executive Fujitsu

REGISTER NOW

Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

5:15
-
5:45 PM
Accelerating Your Business Mobility

The modern business needs to be agile and customer-centric. This is very daunting for many organizations.

  • Balancing Technology and Labour: Find the right balance of technology and labour to execute a sustainable digital transformation for your business.
  • Cost Reduction: Leverage game changing apps and services to reduce your costs and increase your margins
  • The Innovation Mindset: Foster a culture of innovation that pushes the boundaries, outpaces the competition and reimagines the possibilities.

Shash Anand VP Product Strategy Soti

The State of the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry – Insights from Bloomberg

Lee Klaskow Sector Head & Senior Analyst – Freight Transportation and Logistics Bloomberg Intelligence

5:45
-
6:15 PM
Unstructured Data – The Bane of Logistics
  • Improving the Customer Experience but also your Employee’s Workload and With AI Assistance
  • Artificial Intelligence for Gains in Efficacy and Accuracy in Data Entry Where EDI Fails
  • Using AI for Tracking/Tracing, Claims/Damages, Brokerage and Other Repetitive Customer Interactions

James Wilson VP of Logistics Partners ThinkOwl

Tom Lovinsky VP of AI Logistics Solutions ThinkOwl

6:15 PM
Networking Drinks Reception
Plenary
Data is the New Oil
09:00
-
09:30 AM
FedEx Innovation: Past, Present, Future

More information coming soon

Leo Vinitsky SVP IT FedEx Logistics

09:30
-
10:15 AM
Interactive Panel: Technology – More Solutions… More Confusion

With an increased focus on the number of potentially “game-changing” technologies in logistics, it is pivotal that technology executives move beyond confusion to find the relevant technologies.

  • Navigating legacy systems: Understand the context of these exciting new technologies within the framework of existing legacy systems in the logistics industry
  • Transformative technologies: From blockchain, to autonomous vehicles, to robotics, to chat bots, understand the importance of a clear implementation strategy to maximize the RoI
  • Applications: With tangible hurdles including a lack of technology-adoption strategies and limited funds to invest, ensure the technologies are relevant to your use-case

Deryk Gillespie VP Network Operations & Fleet Trimac Transportation

Mike Powell CTO Seko Logistics

Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

Moderator: Rachel Premack Senior Transportation Reporter Business Insider

10:15
-
10:45 AM
Data Drives the Future of Connected Logistics

Customers are demanding greater visibility on their orders, in turn shippers are demanding greater visibility for their customers. This is driving a greater need to utilize data effectively.

  • Flexibility: Build and implement nimble software architectures that are easier to deploy and cheaper to use for your customers
  • Data lakes: Undertake an agile approach to data-lake development to allow you to build a software suit that will enable you to better service your customers
  • Customer demands: Overcome the challenge of fluctuating volumes with innovative strategies such as RPA to drive operational efficiency and consumer satisfaction

Kalyan Sakthivelayutham VP I.T. DHL

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Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

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Limited Solution Provider Passes

10:45
-
11:30 AM
Coffee Break 45 Minutes Sponsored By:
Data is the New Oil
11:30
-
12:15 PM
Interactive Panel - Connected Logistics: New Data Opportunities, New Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Connectivity is on the rise in the industry, but more digital connection points equal more cyber vulnerabilities. Be prepared!

  • Digital transformation: As logistics goes through its digital transformation understand how cybersecurity needs to be at the centre of any strategy
  • Keeping up: Find out the best methods to ensure that cybersecurity threats don’t constrain your technology onboarding in order to have a successful innovation strategy
  • Key tools for battle:Explore the cybersecurity tools and strategies that LSPs are employing throughout their networks, including micro segmentation and flexible cloud strategies

Kevin Paige VP, CISO Flexport

Jamie Lee CIO, VP Wabash National

Ashok Vantipalli CIO TireHub

Sunila Levi CIO/CTO Integral Care-Austin, TX

Moderator: Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

12:15
-
12:45 PM
Connecting the Physical Supply Chain with a Data Supply Chain

Find out how organizations are digitally transforming their supply chains via real-time connectivity, benefits of an orchestrated ecosystem, and the challenges associated with getting there.

  • Connectivity: How do you connect anything to anything, regardless of system or trading partner?
  • Apps & Data: Can you really have the best of on-prem and SaaS applications and data sources all seamlessly communicating around your business needs?
  • People: Who will get this done when IT is busy keeping the lights on?

Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

12:45
-
1:15 PM
Web vs Native: Choosing the Right Approach for Your Digital Journey

With the ongoing transition from analogue to digital it is critical that modern LSPs choose the correct approach to ensure that the process is as seamless as possible.

  • Reduce lead times: Find out how to accelerate new product initiatives and time-to-profit through the latest digital technology and tools
  • What works for you: Understand the tradeoffs between web and native application technologies to find out which one is relevant for your use-case
  • Driving a culture of innovation: Learn how going digital involves a cultural change as well as a complete business transformation.

Sean Ginevan Head of Global Strategy & Digital Partnerships, Android Enterprise Google

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Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

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Limited Solution Provider Passes

1:15
-
2:00 PM
Lunch
2:00
-
3:00 PM
60 Minute Interactive Workshop: It’s a VUCA world out there! - Leading in an employee-constrained environment.

The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of the current business environment makes it vital to recruit, train and keep top-performing team members. Doing so in a market that competes for technology talent on a daily basis requires managers to set themselves apart as leaders that attract and keep high performers.

This workshop will discuss the four leadership necessities that transform managers into leaders: conviction, competence, character and consistent communication. Through this highly interactive session, participants will think more deeply about their own effectiveness at attracting and keeping top talent and come away with some specific action items on how to improve as leaders and grow their teams.

Workshop Moderator: Dr. Andy Neillie Principal Neillie Leadership Group

08:45
-
08:50 AM
eft (by Reuters Events) opening address

Nicholas Stylianou Project Director eft (by Reuters Events)

08:50
-
09:00 AM
Opening Remarks by Conference Chair

Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

Plenary
09:00
-
09:30 AM
Opening Keynote: An Innovation Strategy to Thrive in the Age of Connected Logistics

The speed of change in the modern world of logistics is unprecedented. This change is being driven by technology. Join Bala as he explains how UPS is implementing an innovation strategy fit to thrive in Industry 4.0.

Bala Ganesh VP, Advanced Technology Group UPS

09:30
-
10:00 AM
Using Data to Optimize Fleet Performance

Cost savings:

  • Fuel: reducing costs by optimizing fuel consumption 

  • Safety & insurance: location-aware safety insights enable better coaching, incident reduction and insurance savings with partners like Progressive

Grow your business:

  • Freight visibility: Improve efficiencies by reducing dwell times, maximizing driver hours and increasing loads 

  • Integrated systems: Walk away with knowledge of how an App Marketplace of integrated systems empowers an interconnected ecosystem

Future state: 

  • What is the future state where data can enable smarter, safer and more reliable fleets

  • How can data improve maintenance, driver hiring & training, ultimately leading towards driver retention

Abhishek Gupta Group Product Manager, KeepTruckin

10:00
-
10:30 AM
It’s Not about Technology: Rethinking how to Connect the Global Supply Chain

The digital revolution driven by e-commerce has affected every aspect of our economy and our personal lives. Yet in the modern supply chain, billions of pieces of paper are exchanging hands every year. The e-commerce revolution was driven by a mix of technology and new economic models. Today we have no lack of technology. Did we forget about economics? Join this session to rethink the use of technology in contemporary supply chains.

Gert Sylvest Co-Founder, GM Tradeshift Frontiers

REGISTER NOW

Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

10:30
-
11:20 AM
Coffee Break 50 Minutes Sponsored By:
11:20
-
12:00 PM
Interactive Panel: As Technology Evolves, so Must the I.T. Executive

As technology continues to change at breakneck speed, understand the necessary evolution that needs to be made in order to thrive as an I.T. leader in logistics in 2019.

  • The era of CIO 2.0: Understand how the modern I.T. leader needs a broader business skillset than previously to meet company goals such as improving CX & driving growth
  • Futureproof your organization: Learn the mindset that is required to stay abreast of the latest technology issues to ensure the ones you implement are right for your use-case
  • Business objectives: Practical insights to presenting to the Board of Directors in order to synthesise technology and innovation needs with evolving business objectives

Moderator: Randy Bradley Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management University of Tennessee

Jay Tomasello CIO Forward Air Corporation

Rob Cook CTO SheerTrans Solutions

Pal Narayanan EVP, CIO Geodis

Bharath Kumar Solution Evangelist - Supply Chain Practice Zoho Creator

12:00
-
12:30 PM
Automation as Your Superpower

Learn how AI and automation can vastly increase the efficiency of your business.

  • Get a strategy: What’s new and what’s coming soon? Who can use it? Pitfalls and problems
  • Expect results: Operating margins. Customer acquisition. Service levels.
  • Get on it: Decide which tech is best. How to implement? People, processes, and payoffs

Amit Nagar Practice Leader – Transportation and Logistics HCL

12:30
-
1:10 PM
Overcoming the Talent Shortages in the Logistics Industry

A recent Gallup report on the millennial generation reveals that 21% of millennials say they've changed jobs within the past year. Build a strategy to tackle this challenge head on.

  • Create your future talent pool:Find out how colleges and LSPs are collaborating to engage young talent early and drive enthusiasm for entering careers in logistics
  • Build bridges to industry:Discuss how introducing students to the moving industry through internships and training programs can help colleges prepare them for logistics
  • Engage with Millennials:Understand the career objectives of a tech savvy, socially aware generation, and explore how to develop and retain a talented, diverse workforce

Scott Auslund CSCO Gulf Relay

Kathleen Marran VP of US Marketing UPS

Ashok Vantipalli CIO TireHub

Anand Gopali Sr. Director – FMS IT Ryder

Moderator: Richard Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services

REGISTER NOW

Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

1:10
-
1:30 PM
Getting real about the Build versus Buy Debate
  • Compete: Formulate a software strategy that will provide you with a competitive advantage
  • Leadership: Understand the technology ability of your organization to identify that gaps that exist
  • Hybrid Strategy: Understand the benefits of a hybrid approach to deliver long-term value

Michael Hagler CEO Clevertech

1:30
-
2:50 PM
Lunch
1:45
-
2:45

(Room 308)
Interactive Lunch Time 60 Minute Workshop Hosted By Intersystems:
Navigating the Confusion around AI and Machine Learning
Technology Deep Dive
Strategy/Collaboration

Track Chair: Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

Track Chair: Richard Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services

2:50
-
3:25 PM
Fireside Chat: Optimize Your Warehouse

With ever decreasing lead teams, it is essential the modern warehouse is flexible to be responsive to customer demands.

  • Elevate your warehouse performance: Learn how to decrease order fulfilment times using technologies such as machine learning and real-time optimization
  • Improve accuracy at scale: Hear how image recognition software can direct tasks and accurately manage large volumes of orders and SKUs
  • Freight optimization: Weigh up the benefits of dedicated and private fleets and how to apply freight optimization to lower truckload and LTL rates

Moderator: Rachel Premack Senior Transportation Reporter Business Insider

Manjeet Singh Research Director DHL

Digital Freight Matching: Driving a Wave of Digitalization in Logistics

Despite the wave of digital disruption in logistics, only a small percentage of freight is transacted digitally. Join this session, to separate the wood from the trees and move beyond the hype of DFM.

  • The role of the intermediary: Assess the impact that new entrants into the DFM space including Uber Freight and Amazon will have on the traditional role of the freight broker
  • Technology transformation strategies:Hear how traditional 3PLs are developing DFM platforms to leverage their existing transport volumes & industry networks to stay relevant
  • Realize the potential of your network:Learn how DFM tools allow you to smartly match demand and supply in real-time to allow you to maximize capacity of your logistics network

Bart De Muynck Research Vice President – Transportation Technology Gartner

Brandon Copeland Sr. Director of Product Design GlobalTranz

Chris Lankford VP Engineering NEXT Trucking

Ricardo Salgado Founder & CEO Loadsmart

REGISTER NOW

Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

3:25
-
3:45 PM
Supercharge Last Mile Delivery With Mobile Computer Vision and Augmented Reality (AR)

The delivery industry has been transformed by the explosion of demand from the internet and clever technology companies that have broken norms and made it possible for virtually anyone to become involved in last mile delivery.

  • The key elements that make it all happen are a smartphone and an app. 
  • Trendy start-ups don’t have to be the only ones using smartphones and BYOD (bring your own device) to supercharge last mile delivery.
  • This presentation will show examples of enterprise-grade mobile technology being used today, helping to reduce costs and increase efficiency even for the largest implementations.  

Christopher Annese Sales Director T&L, US Scandit

Courtland Howard Senior Account Executive Scandit

Becoming Digital with Stargo
  • Data: Data presents huge opportunities in this market, but the plethora of unstructured data is problematic. Formulate a strategy to harness this data
  • Empower your Employees: Reduce the amount of manual processes in your organization, to reduce errors and to maximise the time spent by employees on other business-critical tasks

Joel Sellam CEO Stargo

3:45
-
4:15 PM
Unlock Your Data to Drive Your Digital Transformation
  • Don’t Panic: Strategize to ensure that factors include rising customer expectations and the evolving digital landscape can be leveraged for growth
  • Embrace New Technologies: Embrace technologies such as cloud-based apps and telematics to enhance your customer experience
  • Visibility: Unlock data in your existing systems to enable a 360-degree view of freight data

Mike Muhlfelder VP of Sales Jitterbit

Hanns-Christian Hanebeck Founder & CEO Truckl.io

Unlock Your Teams Potential

Inspiring your team to optimally perform requires a leader to see individual potential. When your team knows they are led by someone who genuinely cares, there is no limit to what can be accomplished.

  • Insourcing over Outsourcing: Make an investment in your team for long-term returns.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback: Timely, constructive feedback enables individuals to achieve better business results.
  • Leader of Leaders: It is essential to not only champion the team’s goals, but also one’s personal and professional goals.

Ted R. Nelson Chief Information Officer East Coast Warehouse & Distribution Corp.

4:15
-
5:00 PM
Coffee Break 45 Minutes Sponsored By:
5:00
-
5:15 PM
Preparing for 5G: Unfounded Capabilities for the Logistics Industry

5G is coming and the possibilities for the logistics industry are endless. Over the next 5 years we will see an increase in uptake in 5G technologies until full influence by 2025.

  • Unprecedented visibility: Learn how the use of 5G and IoT will allow you to track items from the factory all the way to your customer, thus eliminating “transit dead-zone areas”
  • New technological capabilities: Hear how increased connectivity from 5G opens huge potential for warehouses to upgrade to robot workers and reduce costs
  • Preparing now:Understand the necessary steps you need to take now in order to be ready to fully benefit from the opportunities that 5G presents including tracking devices

Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant TechMahindra

Digital Transformation - The Business Necessity in an Interconnected World

Digital transformation helps your business process documents faster, so you can bill customers more quickly and grow revenue while decreasing costs leading to increased productivity.

  • Digital Transformation starts with self-inflection
    • Where do you want to go – paperless?
    • How can Digital Transformation improve your bottom line
  • How can Capture, RPA, AI and Enterprise Content Management act as an agent of change in your company?
    • There are plenty of tools that contribute to a Digital Transformation journey, here are our thoughts of where to begin
    • Where the rubber meets the road, productivity gains meet better customer engagements
  • What does this Digital Transformation journey buy your company?
    • It’s beyond the bottom line, but you’ll see and feel the impact quickly
    • Are there pain points? Yes, but… own the data, own the process, own the customer

Rob Turner Partner Alliance Executive Fujitsu

REGISTER NOW

Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

5:15
-
5:45 PM
Accelerating Your Business Mobility

The modern business needs to be agile and customer-centric. This is very daunting for many organizations.

  • Balancing Technology and Labour: Find the right balance of technology and labour to execute a sustainable digital transformation for your business.
  • Cost Reduction: Leverage game changing apps and services to reduce your costs and increase your margins
  • The Innovation Mindset: Foster a culture of innovation that pushes the boundaries, outpaces the competition and reimagines the possibilities.

Shash Anand VP Product Strategy Soti

The State of the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry – Insights from Bloomberg

Lee Klaskow Sector Head & Senior Analyst – Freight Transportation and Logistics Bloomberg Intelligence

5:45
-
6:15 PM
Unstructured Data – The Bane of Logistics
  • Improving the Customer Experience but also your Employee’s Workload and With AI Assistance
  • Artificial Intelligence for Gains in Efficacy and Accuracy in Data Entry Where EDI Fails
  • Using AI for Tracking/Tracing, Claims/Damages, Brokerage and Other Repetitive Customer Interactions

James Wilson VP of Logistics Partners ThinkOwl

Tom Lovinsky VP of AI Logistics Solutions ThinkOwl

6:15 PM
Networking Drinks Reception

REGISTER NOW

Complimentary Passes for Senior I.T. Executives in Logistics

REGISTER NOW

Limited Solution Provider Passes

Plenary
Data is the New Oil
09:00
-
09:30 AM
FedEx Innovation: Past, Present, Future

More information coming soon

Leo Vinitsky SVP IT FedEx Logistics

09:30
-
10:15 AM
Interactive Panel: Technology – More Solutions… More Confusion

With an increased focus on the number of potentially “game-changing” technologies in logistics, it is pivotal that technology executives move beyond confusion to find the relevant technologies.

  • Navigating legacy systems: Understand the context of these exciting new technologies within the framework of existing legacy systems in the logistics industry
  • Transformative technologies: From blockchain, to autonomous vehicles, to robotics, to chat bots, understand the importance of a clear implementation strategy to maximize the RoI
  • Applications: With tangible hurdles including a lack of technology-adoption strategies and limited funds to invest, ensure the technologies are relevant to your use-case

Deryk Gillespie VP Network Operations & Fleet Trimac Transportation

Mike Powell CTO Seko Logistics

Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

Moderator: Rachel Premack Senior Transportation Reporter Business Insider

10:15
-
10:45 AM
Data Drives the Future of Connected Logistics

Customers are demanding greater visibility on their orders, in turn shippers are demanding greater visibility for their customers. This is driving a greater need to utilize data effectively.

  • Flexibility: Build and implement nimble software architectures that are easier to deploy and cheaper to use for your customers
  • Data lakes: Undertake an agile approach to data-lake development to allow you to build a software suit that will enable you to better service your customers
  • Customer demands: Overcome the challenge of fluctuating volumes with innovative strategies such as RPA to drive operational efficiency and consumer satisfaction

Kalyan Sakthivelayutham VP I.T. DHL

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10:45
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11:30 AM
Coffee Break 45 Minutes Sponsored By:
Data is the New Oil
11:30
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12:15 PM
Interactive Panel - Connected Logistics: New Data Opportunities, New Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Connectivity is on the rise in the industry, but more digital connection points equal more cyber vulnerabilities. Be prepared!

  • Digital transformation: As logistics goes through its digital transformation understand how cybersecurity needs to be at the centre of any strategy
  • Keeping up: Find out the best methods to ensure that cybersecurity threats don’t constrain your technology onboarding in order to have a successful innovation strategy
  • Key tools for battle:Explore the cybersecurity tools and strategies that LSPs are employing throughout their networks, including micro segmentation and flexible cloud strategies

Kevin Paige VP, CISO Flexport

Jamie Lee CIO, VP Wabash National

Ashok Vantipalli CIO TireHub

Sunila Levi CIO/CTO Integral Care-Austin, TX

Moderator: Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

12:15
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12:45 PM
Connecting the Physical Supply Chain with a Data Supply Chain

Find out how organizations are digitally transforming their supply chains via real-time connectivity, benefits of an orchestrated ecosystem, and the challenges associated with getting there.

  • Connectivity: How do you connect anything to anything, regardless of system or trading partner?
  • Apps & Data: Can you really have the best of on-prem and SaaS applications and data sources all seamlessly communicating around your business needs?
  • People: Who will get this done when IT is busy keeping the lights on?

Eric Rempel CIO Redwood Logistics

12:45
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1:15 PM
Web vs Native: Choosing the Right Approach for Your Digital Journey

With the ongoing transition from analogue to digital it is critical that modern LSPs choose the correct approach to ensure that the process is as seamless as possible.

  • Reduce lead times: Find out how to accelerate new product initiatives and time-to-profit through the latest digital technology and tools
  • What works for you: Understand the tradeoffs between web and native application technologies to find out which one is relevant for your use-case
  • Driving a culture of innovation: Learn how going digital involves a cultural change as well as a complete business transformation.

Sean Ginevan Head of Global Strategy & Digital Partnerships, Android Enterprise Google

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2:00 PM
Lunch
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3:00 PM
60 Minute Interactive Workshop: It’s a VUCA world out there! - Leading in an employee-constrained environment.

The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of the current business environment makes it vital to recruit, train and keep top-performing team members. Doing so in a market that competes for technology talent on a daily basis requires managers to set themselves apart as leaders that attract and keep high performers.

This workshop will discuss the four leadership necessities that transform managers into leaders: conviction, competence, character and consistent communication. Through this highly interactive session, participants will think more deeply about their own effectiveness at attracting and keeping top talent and come away with some specific action items on how to improve as leaders and grow their teams.

Workshop Moderator: Dr. Andy Neillie Principal Neillie Leadership Group

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