Tuesday, 10 September 2019

7:30 AM — 2:00 PM

Registration

Location: Cedar Prefunction

7:45 — 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Location: Room 261-264

8:30 — 8:35 AM

Welcome Remarks

Location: Room 250-253

Senior Editor,

Technology,

JOC, Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Eric Johnson

8:35 — 9:15 AM

Day 2 Keynote Address:
Building the Intelligent Supply Chain — 
From Data to Actionable Insights

Location: Room 250-253

Senior Editor,

Technology,

JOC, Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Speaker Introduction

Eric Johnson

Chief Operating Officer,

1010data

Keynote Speaker

Inna Kuznetsova

What is the path to a supply chain smart enough to predict or anticipate customer needs, sense changes, respond to unplanned events, continuously learn, and is shared across the industry? The shipping industry has passed the tipping point of digitalization and accumulated sufficient data in still fragmented and disconnected sources. The next step as a community is to connect them together to build a strong foundation for the use of analytics and machine learning. What digital trends will prevail as the digital divide widens? What clouds remain on the horizon? What does it mean for the startups, investors, and industry players?

9:15 — 10:15 AM

The Insourcing-Outsourcing Cycle

Location: Room 250-253

Vice President,

Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Session Chair

Peter Tirschwell

President

Garner Enterprises

Panelist

Hilary Garner

Director, Business Development, Ticontract North America, Transporeon

Panelist

Patrick Pretorius

Logistics and Customs Specialist, Orchard Custom Beauty

Panelist

Audrey Ross

Shippers almost constantly find themselves in a state of self-reflection around how much they should outsource key logistics processes and personnel. It’s a function of so many factors, including their budget for people and technology, the expertise of internal resources at their disposal, and internal philosophies on how much can be outsourced. And so there’s a cycle that swings to and fro, as shippers wrestle with what logistics functions can be outsourced to 3PLs and software providers. These considerations are defined by the nature of a shipper’s business — is logistics seen as a core differentiator in their market or simply an undifferentiated cost that must be mitigated. But they’re also impacted by the ever-evolving external dynamics that define their environment — tariffs spinning out of control and compelling shippers to re-examine sourcing locations and their product classification codes, for example, or e-commerce growth mandating that shippers figure out how to sense demand earlier and fulflll orders faster. Just when a shipper might feel it has control of the key systems and dynamics that influence its decision-making, things change, processes are outsourced, and the cycle starts anew. This session will examine where we are in this cycle, the role technology plays as the pendulum swings back and forth, and whether shippers expect 3PLs, software providers, consultants, or a mix of all to arm them with the tools to stay competitive.

10:15 — 10:45 AM

Networking Break

Location: Room 261-264

10:45 — 11:30 AM

Visibility Ignite Session:
The Provider View of Where Visibility Is Heading

Location: Room 250-253

Co-Founder and CEO, Shipz Inc, and Founder and Host,

"Let's Talk Supply Chain" Podcast

Session Chair

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

CEO,

Terminal 49

Panelist

Akshay Dodeja

CEO,
Mercado

Panelist

Rob Garrison

Chief Commercial Officer,
Ocean Insights

Panelist

Robin Jaacks

Global Vice President,
Product Strategy,
Blume Global

Panelist

Glenn Jones

Co-Founder,
Chariman and CEO,
Slync.io

Panelist

Chris Kirchner

Visibility is the most used and yet poorly understood term in logistics technology. It’s rarely defined beyond tracking and tracing in-transit cargo, but it can apply to myriad supply chain processes, from freight payment and order management to trade compliance and inventory. Rather than discuss the need for visibility — that ship sailed long ago for most shippers — this fast-paced session will attempt to define visibility in new and more relevant ways. Five technology providers, each chosen by the JOC editorial staff, will give their view of where visibility is headed and why they believe it’s important for shippers and other software buyers to reorient their focus away from static tracking of cargo. Each provider will speak for seven minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.

11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Interoperability and Integration:
The Key to 21st Century Happiness

Location: Room 250-253

Founding Partner,
Dynamo Ventures

Session Chair

Santosh Sankar

Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Turvo

Panelist

Brian Cristol

CEO and Co-Founder,
Youredi

Panelist

Jaakko Elovaara

Chief Technology Officer
Crux Systems

Panelist

Miguel Pinilla

Over the last decade, the term “best of breed” has slowly faded from the lexicon of software buyers and sellers. The term used to describe the way buyers of software were expected to cobble together the best individual solutions available and assemble them to form a high-powered concoction of software. It was supposed to be more than the sum of its parts. But many of those efforts failed, in the logistics industry and beyond, because it was difficult and expensive to integrate such systems. Individual tools might have been optimized, but these setups rarely created optimization across all systems in use. The dearth of optimal use was highlighted by the disconnected structures of most companies, with logistics often insufficiently integrated with finance, sourcing, or sales. But the environment has changed, largely because of advances in the underlying technology. Systems now are more easily integratable than in the past, and software companies are proactively collaborating with one another to build those integrations before the customer even spends a dime. This session will explore, with practical takeaways, how shippers and other software buyers can best leverage this new agile development environment.

12:30 — 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

Location: Room 261-264 and 254-255

1:30  — 2:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Port Innovation:
The Cargo System Continuity Conundrum

Location: Room 250-253

Container ports are traditionally where shippers and their representative parties tend to butt their collective heads against walls. More than delayed vessel arrivals, lack of in-transit cargo visibility, or even tight capacity, the lack of continuity between ocean and landside operations and what goes on in the terminals can create efficiencies that result in costs related to demurrage, detention, delays, and information black holes, among others. Technology can solve these issues, but the tricky issue is that each port cluster tends to act independently, with different ecosystems building separate solutions to account for the differing characteristics of each region. So what approaches are effective in each region that can be scaled across regions. And what specific technologies are changing the way parties interact to drive more cargo fluidity, visibility, and connectivity through global ports? This session will address these questions, and more.

Vice President,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Session Chair

Peter Tirschwell

Founder and CEO,
Octopi

Panelist

Luc Castera

President and CEO,
Harbor Trucking Association

Panelist

Weston LaBar

CEO and Founder

Opus9

Panelist

Alex Ryu

Location: Room 256-257

Exploring the Early Stage Logistics Tech Ecosystem

Senior Editor,

Technology,

JOC, Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Session Chair

Eric Johnson

Logistics Executive,
(and Former Vice President of Transportation,
Ralph Lauren)

Panelist

Kathleen King

Founder,
Plug and Play Supply Chain,
Plug and Play Tech Center

Panelist

Michael Zayonc

Chief Commercial Officer. SensorTransport

Panelist

Sascha Peyer

It’s fair to say the shipping and logistics industry has eyed the interest of venture capital and early stage investors in freight movement with a large amount of skepticism. Much of that is born out of the perception that such investors are arming early stage companies with too much capital and not enough operational expertise. But in reality, early stage investment is here to stay, and growing, and it behooves the industry to get in the game. In fact, industry veterans have a role to play in driving quicker and more effective value from the funding that early stage investors and startup incubators are funneling into logistics. This session will analyze how such an approach creates a virtuous circle, where potential users of software are helping to shape the investments and developments of early stage logistics technology companies in a way that ultimately drives value for their own organizations.

2:15 — 2:45 PM

Case Study:
A New Model for Unlocking Trucking Capacity

Location: Room 250-253

Senior Editor, Trucking,

JOC, Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Session Chair 

William Cassidy 

General Manager,
Strategic Planning
and Equipment Control.
PointDirect Transport Inc.

Panelist

Frank Hernandez

Account Executive,
PointDirect Transport Inc.

Panelist

Sam de la Herran

Co-Founder and CEO,
NEXT Trucking

Panelist

Lidia Yan

Logistics technology solutions hold the promise of allowing both shippers and carriers in all modes to allocate limited resources in a more effective way. Essentially, stripping out inefficiency to unlock freight capacity is the high level goal of any system aiming to better align demand on the shipper side with capacity on the carrier side. There are no shortage of companies trying to use technology to accomplish this goal, but an interesting wrinkle to come out of the current era of high levels of VC funding into logistics technology is that more niche models are popping up. NEXT Trucking is a great example, with investors pouring more than $100 million into the Southern California-based company that's trying to connect import shippers with sources of reliable truckload and drayage capacity. In this case study session, a shipper and carrier will talk about the value of using such an approach.

2:45 — 3:30 PM

Innovation Chaser:
An Open-Ended Discussion on the Future of Logistics 

Location: Room 250-253

Senior Editor,

Technology,

JOC, Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Session Chair

Eric Johnson

CEO,
Torch Logistics

Panelist

Actin Hamidi

Founder and CEO,
Chain.io

Panelist

Brian Glick

Chief Technology Officer, Redwood Logistics

Panelist

Eric Rempel

Co-Founder and CEO,
NEXT Trucking

Panelist

Lidia Yan

To conclude LogTech 2019, JOC Senior Technology Editor Eric Johnson will host a free-form discussion with some of the leading thinkers in the logistics technology space about where we go from here. Panelists in this session were chosen not just for their expertise in the technology arena, but also for their ability to make complex subjects relatable, even to the least technology-adept person. Expect a lively and thought-provoking discussion, with plenty of topics for attendees to ponder as they plot their own technology investment path over the next five years.

3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Location: Room 250-253

Senior Editor,

Technology,

JOC, Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Session Chair

Eric Johnson

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