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An Unrivaled Speaker Line-Up

The speakers at the Logistics CIO Forum are hand-picked for their expertise, influence and leadership. Contact Project Director Paddy Le Count - plecount@eft.com - to get involved for this year.

Logistics IT Executives

Gary Dowdy

Gary Dowdy

Head of Innovation and Disruptive Technology
J.B Hunt Transport

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Gary Dowdy is an award-winning technology executive with experience in innovation, e-Business/mobile, digital marketing, software development, systems integration, business development and strategic planning from start-ups to Fortune 20.

As Head of Innovation and Disruptive Technology at J.B. Hunt, Mr. Dowdy is responsible for systems and partnerships to advance the company’s digital prowess and transformation to a technology driven provider of innovative supply chain solutions.

Gary has a strong entrepreneurial track record. From 1988 to 1997, he was co-founder and president of two technology companies specializing in the automation of distribution centers and creation of software development products. In 1993, he received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, presented by the United States Small Business Administration. From 1998 to 2008, Gary held numerous technology, e-commerce and marketing roles at the executive level at Cardinal Health (Fortune 19) in Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio. Since 2008, Mr. Dowdy has been a consultant and executive at four startup companies, one of which recently sold for $187 million.

Mr. Dowdy teaches an Internet MBA course at the University of Arkansas, Walton College of Business. He serves on the boards of the Arkansas Academy of Computing, Mid-America Science Museum and Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts. Gary also serves on the Governor Hutchinson’s Task Force for the Computer Science Initiative and is a member of the Arkansas Executive Forum.

He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Senior Director IT Strategy
UPS

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Brett Cooksey

Brett Cooksey

Enterprise Architect / General Manager
C.H Robinson

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Brett Cooksey has been an enterprise architect at C.H. Robinson for more than six years. He has extensive experience leading, managing and creating innovative solutions using new and existing business and technology relationships across the enterprise. Brett specializes in driving teams to develop solutions that answers customers’ most pressing supply chain and logistics technology needs. Currently he manages a team of domain architects working on Navisphere®, C.H. Robinson’s global technology ecosystem. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson, Brett served as a systems engineer and enterprise architect in the banking and insurance industries.

Michael Foster

Michael Foster

SVP IT & CIO
FedEx Freight

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Since April 1, 2017, Michael Foster has been the Senior Vice President IT and CIO of FedEx Freight based in Memphis, TN. Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President – International based in Hoofddorp, NL. He was responsible for the technology that runs FedEx in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Asia Pacific. Additionally he was responsible for Global IT at TNT (recent acquisition by FedEx). Prior to this role, he had an interim role as the Global Functional Lead for IT on the TNT Integration Planning Team. He spent the previous 7 years as Vice President IT and Regional CIO for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent Region. Originally, he joined FedEx in 1996 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In 2015, Michael was honored with the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award for exceptional business oriented technology leadership and innovative ideas to business challenges. In 2017, FedEx Duo – developed by the European Development team, won a 2017 Digital Edge 50 Award. The annual Digital Edge awards are co-sponsored by CIO and Computerworld. He has received four FedEx Five Star Awards, the company’s highest level of recognition. Under his leadership, the Express EMEA IT team has earned 5 internal IT Hall of Fame awards.

Michael has a B.A. in International Business from the American International University in London, England. He has spent the last 33 years living and working outside of the United States prior to moving to Memphis, TN in April 2017.

Mike Ruchensky

Mike Ruchensky

CIO
Swift Transportation

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Mike Ruchensky has served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Swift Transportation since December 2003. From 2002 to November 2003, Ruchensky served as Chief Operating Officer for the shipping division of Ja-Del, Inc. From 1996 to 2002, Ruchensky served as the Vice President of Operations/Information Systems for Wolferman’s. From 1980 through 1996, Ruchensky worked for AlliedSignal, where he held a series of progressively responsible positions in Information Systems. Ruchensky holds a BA in Accounting from Ottawa University and an MBA from Baker University.

Sudarsan Thattai

Sudarsan Thattai

CIO
Lineage Logistics

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Sudarsan Thattai is a senior IT executive, transformation leader, and business partner who builds innovative cultures that successfully meet business challenges and supports sustained growth through translating business strategies into technology enabled services and solutions. Proactively deploys disruptive technology that fosters innovation, differentiation and growth, Sudarsan currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Lineage Logistics, 2nd Largest Cold Chain Logistics Provider where he is responsible for technology and technology-led business innovation.

Prior to Lineage, Sudarsan has held several leadership positions in companies such as UTi Worldwide, Louis Vuitton and CISCO Systems focusing on establishing the IT organization as a strategic business partner, producing significant business value in driving financial performance, customer satisfaction and operational excellence. Sudarsan received his Master’s degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Sunderland.

Nathan Johnson

Nathan Johnson

SVP & CIO
Werner Enterprises

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Ramesh Sundaresan

Ramesh Sundaresan

VP IT & Division CIO
Ryder Systems

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Ramesh Sundaresan is Vice President of IT and Divisional CIO Officer at Ryder System, Inc. As VP, Ramesh oversees the operational systems for Ryder’s Fleet Management Solution (FMS), Finance, Marketing, and HR organizations. He is responsible for the implementation of key strategic and transformational projects, managing a tech team that has grown under his leadership from 50 to almost 200 resources all contributing in diverse technologies.

Ramesh first joined Ryder as an IT Programmer and over the course of 15 years has built a successful career by developing strong partnerships, driving growth and delivering IT solutions to support the business needs. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Anna University and is a native of Coimbatore, India.

In 2005 as a Senior IT Manager, Ramesh demonstrated his steady hand in leadership as he managed the team responsible for maintaining Ryder’s Rental Application and Billing Systems used by Ryder FMS customers. As Director and subsequently, Group Director of FMS IT, Ramesh’s responsibilities expanded to provide overall strategic direction and leadership for the IT organization servicing Ryder’s entire FMS division with business operations in over 800 locations across 49 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the UK.

Jack Pawsat

Jack Pawsat

SVP IT Product Solutions
Neovia

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Jack Pawsat is the Senior Vice President of IT Product Solutions at Neovia Logistics. He provides the leadership for the portfolio of products supporting Neovia’s commercial services, including customer collaboration and digital commerce. He has an extensive background in Product Development, Global Application Delivery and Infrastructure Services, providing him a solid foundation to align Neovia’s customer product portfolio and develop the product roadmap for the future.

Prior to joining Neovia, Pawsat spent 25 years in informational technology roles at start-ups, consulting and commercial manufacturing and logistics, most recently, as the Director of Data Center Services and Strategy for Catalent Pharmaceutical Services in Kansas City, MO. Prior to his time at Catalent, Jack was with a pharmaceutical services company, Aptuit, and with Ernst & Young working in their Security, IT Risk Services and consulting teams. He has a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA.

Robert Ware

Robert Ware

Director Global Logistics IT
General Motors

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Jon Slangerup

Jon Slangerup

CEO
American Global Logistics

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Greg Carter

Greg Carter

CTO
Globaltranz

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robby_nathan

Robby Nathan

CEO
Load Delivered Logistics

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Eric Rempel

Eric Rempel

CIO
Redwood Logistics

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Patrick Ressa

Patrick Ressa

VP & CIO
SCI Logistics

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Pat is an executive leader with a reputation for building robust system solutions for supply chains and distribution services. Pat’s current role at SCI as Vice President and CIO is focused on finding ways to leverage the power of an integrated supply chain with Information Services to improve service levels and reduce costs. SCI is a supply chain partner that is trusted by clients in the retail, e-commerce, technology, and healthcare sectors.

Pat’s background includes Information Technology and Supply Chain experience in both the CPG and 3PL sectors. This background enables Pat to bring substantial insight into how to make clients’ businesses and customer experiences even better.

Prior to joining SCI, Pat held senior executive roles in Supply Chain Operations and Information Technology.

Kirk Serjeantson

Kirk Serjeantson

CIO
Dicom Transportation Group

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Kirk Serjeantson is the Chief Information Officer for the Dicom Transportation Group. With over nineteen years of experience in information technology and eleven of those years in a senior leadership role, Kirk has gained significant experience developing high performing teams and executing on large technical projects. Kirk has a proven track record of driving innovative solutions to surpass corporate objectives. Eight of these innovations have been filed as patents and one invention was nominated for an international innovation award. Kirk holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Business and is currently completing a Masters in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University.

Bob Verret

Bob Verret

CIO
Dupré Logistics

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Bob Verret is the Chief Information Officer for Dupré Logistics. He is an accomplished executive with leadership experience in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, IT and consulting industries. In his career, spanning over 25 years, Bob has provided technical leadership to companies such as United Vision Logistics, Greatwide Logistics, and CEVA Logistics. He is a skilled leader, building high-performance teams, enhancing systems, and developing business solutions. Bob is adept at working with domestic and global business organizations, developing strategic partnerships, and leveraging technical and business knowledge to drive market penetration and business growth with solid financial controls.

Richard Ebach

Richard Ebach

CIO Americas
DB Schenker

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Blake Shumate

Blake Shumate

COO
American Global Logistics

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Emile Zafirov

Emile Zafirov

CIO
Logistics Plus

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Industry Executives

Dr. Stephan Brady

Dr. Stephan Brady

CEO
Supply Chain Innovations Today

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Dr. Stephan Brady has 29 years of experience as a Logistics and Supply Chain professional, researcher, and educator. Dr Brady is a recognized thought-leader in the areas of business processes, supply chain, technology space, and driving innovation in multiple arenas. Dr Brady has worked in the past two years with over 100 small and medium retailers and manufacturers. In addition, he has consulted for a diverse range of industry leaders including Boeing, Lockheed, Macy’s, Walmart, HP, Tyco, Avery-Dennison, JC Penney, the US Air Force and the US Army. His consulting work includes small business process flow assessments, retail and manufacturing profit and loss evaluations, collaborative supply chain management, supply chain technologies/RFID strategies, inventory control and management, and warehouse and transportation network design. Dr Brady has also provided consulting services on such topics as outcome focused performance, performance based acquisitions, and space logistics and interplanetary supply chain management.

He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration—Business Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He has served on the faculty at Penn State University, as well as the faculties of AFIT – The Air Force’s graduate school and Wright State University. He has guest lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has had several publications appearing in the Transportation Journal, Journal of Transportation Management, and The Air Force Journal of Logistics. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL).

He speaks nationwide on process and technology innovations in supply chains.

He is also a founding partner with Industrial Cyber Security Analysis, LLC, a company providing hardware and software testing as well as on site security assessments.

Michael Hagler

Michael Hagler

President
Clevertech

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Michael Hagler is an entrepreneur, technologist and the President of Clevertech. Based in New York City, Michael partners with CTO’s/CIO’s, serial entrepreneurs, sophisticated investors, founding teams and BOD's to help create new businesses, lead digital transformations and drive new product innovation. As an operator and founder, Michael has worked in the SaaS, logistics, sports, agency, pharmaceutical, FinTech, manufacturing, and market-economy industries, and past projects have been featured on TechCrunch, by Apple, in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Inc5000 and on Bloomberg TV. Michael currently serves as a board member, advisor or active angel investor to a number of funded startups and growth businesses, and currently leads a team of 150+ designers, engineers and business analysts across North America.

Pete Harris

Pete Harris

Co-founder and Research Principal
Chain Business Insights

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Pete Harris is co-founder of Chain Business Insights and Research Principal. Pete has worked with disruptive and transformative enterprise technologies for nearly 40 years. A former software architect and IT project manager at the London Stock Exchange, he has worked with IT leaders, such as Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and SAP, to expose their technology to the global financial services space via thought leadership creation and leading B2B events.

Roman Hlutkowsky

Roman Hlutkowsky

Transportation Industry Specialist
HCL

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Research Director & IT Editor
American Shipper

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Amit Nagar

Amit Nagar

Head of Logistics
HCL

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Amit Nagar is a seasoned Transportation Industry executive. He currently heads Logistics Industry for HCL Technologies. He brings over 20 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles working with customers in the Transportation Industry. In his current role at HCL, he is responsible for setting the direction and strategy for aligning the company’s strategy at the business unit level to the customer’s needs. He provides executive leadership and vision, manages executive relationships and advises customers on solutions which align to their business priorities by pulling together the full strength of HCL’s capabilities. Amit has considerable experience of working across cultures, managing global teams and leading transformational engagements with several global customers.

Tim Leonard

Tim Leonard

EVP Technology
TMW Systems

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Timothy Leonard, former Executive at General Motors and CTO and VP of Information Management at US Xpress Inc, has over 27 years’ experience in configuration management planning for Information Management System, Operational Data Stores and Order Entry Systems. His expertise includes delivery/implementation of mechanisms to identify, control, and track changes during project rollouts across functional teams.

He has written procedures on the effectives of formalized methodologies for managing change requests to re-baseline technology and business initiatives. A “patent holder” for Internet Order Entry System, Mr. Leonard, a publisher of several articles on effective collaboration techniques, has practical experience in all phases of project life cycle from product inception, maturity, through steady-state rollout, and cohesive integration into mainstream quote through cash systems.

Mr. Leonard has spear-headed and deployed proven methods at fortune 10,100,500 companies to identify, track and evaluate the implication of changes through statistical configuration synthesis and measurements across initiation and release cycles of enterprise solutions. His methods proven by empirical evidence have effectively converged the optimum balance of delivering business solutions through efficient and enabling IT assets. In 2017, he was named a Data Visionary by Hortonworks for his work in Business Intelligence.

Tim Motter

Tim Motter

Head of Transportation and Logistics Americas
SAP

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Zvi Schreiber

Zvi Schreiber

CEO
Freightos

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Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Center of Excellence
Tata Consultancy Services

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Jason Kerner

Jason Kerner

VP Sales Engineering
project44

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Jason joined p44 as the Vice President of Sales Engineering in October of 2016, bringing with him strong commercial and technical expertise. Jason has held leadership roles at IBM, BlackBerry, SAP and Deloitte and several startup companies. Most recently, Jason was the North American Technical Leader for Mobile, Cloud and API Solutions at IBM. He holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Purdue University, and enjoys playing electric guitar and bass.

Bart De Muynck

Bart De Muynck

Research Director
Gartner

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Sudheer Pamighantam

Sudheer Pamighantam

Head of Logistics & Digital SCM
Tech Mahindra

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John Lebowitz

John Lebowitz

VP Supply Chain Operations
Stryker

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Tony Kreager

Tony Kreager

Marketing and API Specialist,
FedEx

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All Speakers

Gary Dowdy

Gary Dowdy

Head of Innovation and Disruptive Technology
J.B Hunt Transport

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Gary Dowdy is an award-winning technology executive with experience in innovation, e-Business/mobile, digital marketing, software development, systems integration, business development and strategic planning from start-ups to Fortune 20.

As Head of Innovation and Disruptive Technology at J.B. Hunt, Mr. Dowdy is responsible for systems and partnerships to advance the company’s digital prowess and transformation to a technology driven provider of innovative supply chain solutions.

Gary has a strong entrepreneurial track record. From 1988 to 1997, he was co-founder and president of two technology companies specializing in the automation of distribution centers and creation of software development products. In 1993, he received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, presented by the United States Small Business Administration. From 1998 to 2008, Gary held numerous technology, e-commerce and marketing roles at the executive level at Cardinal Health (Fortune 19) in Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio. Since 2008, Mr. Dowdy has been a consultant and executive at four startup companies, one of which recently sold for $187 million.

Mr. Dowdy teaches an Internet MBA course at the University of Arkansas, Walton College of Business. He serves on the boards of the Arkansas Academy of Computing, Mid-America Science Museum and Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts. Gary also serves on the Governor Hutchinson’s Task Force for the Computer Science Initiative and is a member of the Arkansas Executive Forum.

He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Senior Director IT Strategy
UPS

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Brett Cooksey

Brett Cooksey

Enterprise Architect / General Manager
C.H Robinson

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Brett Cooksey has been an enterprise architect at C.H. Robinson for more than six years. He has extensive experience leading, managing and creating innovative solutions using new and existing business and technology relationships across the enterprise. Brett specializes in driving teams to develop solutions that answers customers’ most pressing supply chain and logistics technology needs. Currently he manages a team of domain architects working on Navisphere®, C.H. Robinson’s global technology ecosystem. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson, Brett served as a systems engineer and enterprise architect in the banking and insurance industries.

Michael Foster

Michael Foster

SVP IT & CIO
FedEx Freight

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Since April 1, 2017, Michael Foster has been the Senior Vice President IT and CIO of FedEx Freight based in Memphis, TN. Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President – International based in Hoofddorp, NL. He was responsible for the technology that runs FedEx in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Asia Pacific. Additionally he was responsible for Global IT at TNT (recent acquisition by FedEx). Prior to this role, he had an interim role as the Global Functional Lead for IT on the TNT Integration Planning Team. He spent the previous 7 years as Vice President IT and Regional CIO for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent Region. Originally, he joined FedEx in 1996 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In 2015, Michael was honored with the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award for exceptional business oriented technology leadership and innovative ideas to business challenges. In 2017, FedEx Duo – developed by the European Development team, won a 2017 Digital Edge 50 Award. The annual Digital Edge awards are co-sponsored by CIO and Computerworld. He has received four FedEx Five Star Awards, the company’s highest level of recognition. Under his leadership, the Express EMEA IT team has earned 5 internal IT Hall of Fame awards.

Michael has a B.A. in International Business from the American International University in London, England. He has spent the last 33 years living and working outside of the United States prior to moving to Memphis, TN in April 2017.

Mike Ruchensky

Mike Ruchensky

CIO
Swift Transportation

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Mike Ruchensky has served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Swift Transportation since December 2003. From 2002 to November 2003, Ruchensky served as Chief Operating Officer for the shipping division of Ja-Del, Inc. From 1996 to 2002, Ruchensky served as the Vice President of Operations/Information Systems for Wolferman’s. From 1980 through 1996, Ruchensky worked for AlliedSignal, where he held a series of progressively responsible positions in Information Systems. Ruchensky holds a BA in Accounting from Ottawa University and an MBA from Baker University.

Sudarsan Thattai

Sudarsan Thattai

CIO
Lineage Logistics

Read more

Sudarsan Thattai is a senior IT executive, transformation leader, and business partner who builds innovative cultures that successfully meet business challenges and supports sustained growth through translating business strategies into technology enabled services and solutions. Proactively deploys disruptive technology that fosters innovation, differentiation and growth, Sudarsan currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Lineage Logistics, 2nd Largest Cold Chain Logistics Provider where he is responsible for technology and technology-led business innovation.

Prior to Lineage, Sudarsan has held several leadership positions in companies such as UTi Worldwide, Louis Vuitton and CISCO Systems focusing on establishing the IT organization as a strategic business partner, producing significant business value in driving financial performance, customer satisfaction and operational excellence. Sudarsan received his Master’s degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Sunderland.

Nathan Johnson

Nathan Johnson

SVP & CIO
Werner Enterprises

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More information coming soon...

Ramesh Sundaresan

Ramesh Sundaresan

VP IT & Division CIO
Ryder Systems

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Ramesh Sundaresan is Vice President of IT and Divisional CIO Officer at Ryder System, Inc. As VP, Ramesh oversees the operational systems for Ryder’s Fleet Management Solution (FMS), Finance, Marketing, and HR organizations. He is responsible for the implementation of key strategic and transformational projects, managing a tech team that has grown under his leadership from 50 to almost 200 resources all contributing in diverse technologies.

Ramesh first joined Ryder as an IT Programmer and over the course of 15 years has built a successful career by developing strong partnerships, driving growth and delivering IT solutions to support the business needs. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Anna University and is a native of Coimbatore, India.

In 2005 as a Senior IT Manager, Ramesh demonstrated his steady hand in leadership as he managed the team responsible for maintaining Ryder’s Rental Application and Billing Systems used by Ryder FMS customers. As Director and subsequently, Group Director of FMS IT, Ramesh’s responsibilities expanded to provide overall strategic direction and leadership for the IT organization servicing Ryder’s entire FMS division with business operations in over 800 locations across 49 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the UK.

Jack Pawsat

Jack Pawsat

SVP IT Product Solutions
Neovia

Read more

Jack Pawsat is the Senior Vice President of IT Product Solutions at Neovia Logistics. He provides the leadership for the portfolio of products supporting Neovia’s commercial services, including customer collaboration and digital commerce. He has an extensive background in Product Development, Global Application Delivery and Infrastructure Services, providing him a solid foundation to align Neovia’s customer product portfolio and develop the product roadmap for the future.

Prior to joining Neovia, Pawsat spent 25 years in informational technology roles at start-ups, consulting and commercial manufacturing and logistics, most recently, as the Director of Data Center Services and Strategy for Catalent Pharmaceutical Services in Kansas City, MO. Prior to his time at Catalent, Jack was with a pharmaceutical services company, Aptuit, and with Ernst & Young working in their Security, IT Risk Services and consulting teams. He has a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA.

Robert Ware

Robert Ware

Director Global Logistics IT
General Motors

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Jon Slangerup

Jon Slangerup

CEO
American Global Logistics

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Greg Carter

Greg Carter

CTO
Globaltranz

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robby_nathan

Robby Nathan

CEO
Load Delivered Logistics

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Eric Rempel

Eric Rempel

CIO
Redwood Logistics

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Patrick Ressa

Patrick Ressa

VP & CIO
SCI Logistics

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Pat is an executive leader with a reputation for building robust system solutions for supply chains and distribution services. Pat’s current role at SCI as Vice President and CIO is focused on finding ways to leverage the power of an integrated supply chain with Information Services to improve service levels and reduce costs. SCI is a supply chain partner that is trusted by clients in the retail, e-commerce, technology, and healthcare sectors.

Pat’s background includes Information Technology and Supply Chain experience in both the CPG and 3PL sectors. This background enables Pat to bring substantial insight into how to make clients’ businesses and customer experiences even better.

Prior to joining SCI, Pat held senior executive roles in Supply Chain Operations and Information Technology.

Kirk Serjeantson

Kirk Serjeantson

CIO
Dicom Transportation Group

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Kirk Serjeantson is the Chief Information Officer for the Dicom Transportation Group. With over nineteen years of experience in information technology and eleven of those years in a senior leadership role, Kirk has gained significant experience developing high performing teams and executing on large technical projects. Kirk has a proven track record of driving innovative solutions to surpass corporate objectives. Eight of these innovations have been filed as patents and one invention was nominated for an international innovation award. Kirk holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Business and is currently completing a Masters in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University.

Bob Verret

Bob Verret

CIO
Dupré Logistics

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Bob Verret is the Chief Information Officer for Dupré Logistics. He is an accomplished executive with leadership experience in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, IT and consulting industries. In his career, spanning over 25 years, Bob has provided technical leadership to companies such as United Vision Logistics, Greatwide Logistics, and CEVA Logistics. He is a skilled leader, building high-performance teams, enhancing systems, and developing business solutions. Bob is adept at working with domestic and global business organizations, developing strategic partnerships, and leveraging technical and business knowledge to drive market penetration and business growth with solid financial controls.

Richard Ebach

Richard Ebach

CIO Americas
DB Schenker

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Blake Shumate

Blake Shumate

COO
American Global Logistics

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Emile Zafirov

Emile Zafirov

CIO
Logistics Plus

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Dr. Stephan Brady

Dr. Stephan Brady

CEO
Supply Chain Innovations Today

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Dr. Stephan Brady has 29 years of experience as a Logistics and Supply Chain professional, researcher, and educator. Dr Brady is a recognized thought-leader in the areas of business processes, supply chain, technology space, and driving innovation in multiple arenas. Dr Brady has worked in the past two years with over 100 small and medium retailers and manufacturers. In addition, he has consulted for a diverse range of industry leaders including Boeing, Lockheed, Macy’s, Walmart, HP, Tyco, Avery-Dennison, JC Penney, the US Air Force and the US Army. His consulting work includes small business process flow assessments, retail and manufacturing profit and loss evaluations, collaborative supply chain management, supply chain technologies/RFID strategies, inventory control and management, and warehouse and transportation network design. Dr Brady has also provided consulting services on such topics as outcome focused performance, performance based acquisitions, and space logistics and interplanetary supply chain management.

He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration—Business Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He has served on the faculty at Penn State University, as well as the faculties of AFIT – The Air Force’s graduate school and Wright State University. He has guest lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has had several publications appearing in the Transportation Journal, Journal of Transportation Management, and The Air Force Journal of Logistics. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL).

He speaks nationwide on process and technology innovations in supply chains.

He is also a founding partner with Industrial Cyber Security Analysis, LLC, a company providing hardware and software testing as well as on site security assessments.

Michael Hagler

Michael Hagler

President
Clevertech

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Michael Hagler is an entrepreneur, technologist and the President of Clevertech. Based in New York City, Michael partners with CTO’s/CIO’s, serial entrepreneurs, sophisticated investors, founding teams and BOD's to help create new businesses, lead digital transformations and drive new product innovation. As an operator and founder, Michael has worked in the SaaS, logistics, sports, agency, pharmaceutical, FinTech, manufacturing, and market-economy industries, and past projects have been featured on TechCrunch, by Apple, in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Inc5000 and on Bloomberg TV. Michael currently serves as a board member, advisor or active angel investor to a number of funded startups and growth businesses, and currently leads a team of 150+ designers, engineers and business analysts across North America.

Pete Harris

Pete Harris

Co-founder and Research Principal
Chain Business Insights

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Pete Harris is co-founder of Chain Business Insights and Research Principal. Pete has worked with disruptive and transformative enterprise technologies for nearly 40 years. A former software architect and IT project manager at the London Stock Exchange, he has worked with IT leaders, such as Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and SAP, to expose their technology to the global financial services space via thought leadership creation and leading B2B events.

Roman Hlutkowsky

Roman Hlutkowsky

Transportation Industry Specialist
HCL

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Research Director & IT Editor
American Shipper

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Amit Nagar

Amit Nagar

Head of Logistics
HCL

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Amit Nagar is a seasoned Transportation Industry executive. He currently heads Logistics Industry for HCL Technologies. He brings over 20 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles working with customers in the Transportation Industry. In his current role at HCL, he is responsible for setting the direction and strategy for aligning the company’s strategy at the business unit level to the customer’s needs. He provides executive leadership and vision, manages executive relationships and advises customers on solutions which align to their business priorities by pulling together the full strength of HCL’s capabilities. Amit has considerable experience of working across cultures, managing global teams and leading transformational engagements with several global customers.

Tim Leonard

Tim Leonard

EVP Technology
TMW Systems

Read more

Timothy Leonard, former Executive at General Motors and CTO and VP of Information Management at US Xpress Inc, has over 27 years’ experience in configuration management planning for Information Management System, Operational Data Stores and Order Entry Systems. His expertise includes delivery/implementation of mechanisms to identify, control, and track changes during project rollouts across functional teams.

He has written procedures on the effectives of formalized methodologies for managing change requests to re-baseline technology and business initiatives. A “patent holder” for Internet Order Entry System, Mr. Leonard, a publisher of several articles on effective collaboration techniques, has practical experience in all phases of project life cycle from product inception, maturity, through steady-state rollout, and cohesive integration into mainstream quote through cash systems.

Mr. Leonard has spear-headed and deployed proven methods at fortune 10,100,500 companies to identify, track and evaluate the implication of changes through statistical configuration synthesis and measurements across initiation and release cycles of enterprise solutions. His methods proven by empirical evidence have effectively converged the optimum balance of delivering business solutions through efficient and enabling IT assets. In 2017, he was named a Data Visionary by Hortonworks for his work in Business Intelligence.

Tim Motter

Tim Motter

Head of Transportation and Logistics Americas
SAP

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More information coming soon...

Zvi Schreiber

Zvi Schreiber

CEO
Freightos

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Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Center of Excellence
Tata Consultancy Services

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Jason Kerner

Jason Kerner

VP Sales Engineering
project44

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Jason joined p44 as the Vice President of Sales Engineering in October of 2016, bringing with him strong commercial and technical expertise. Jason has held leadership roles at IBM, BlackBerry, SAP and Deloitte and several startup companies. Most recently, Jason was the North American Technical Leader for Mobile, Cloud and API Solutions at IBM. He holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Purdue University, and enjoys playing electric guitar and bass.

Bart De Muynck

Bart De Muynck

Research Director
Gartner

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Sudheer Pamighantam

Sudheer Pamighantam

Head of Logistics & Digital SCM
Tech Mahindra

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John Lebowitz

John Lebowitz

VP Supply Chain Operations
Stryker

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Tony Kreager

Tony Kreager

Marketing and API Specialist,
FedEx

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