LogTech 2019 Preview

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Marian Sterk
Marian Sterk

You know what they say... "What happens in Vegas gets shared throughout the global supply chain!*"

*Okay, maybe that isn't the exact phrase, but if you're logistics nerds like us, then we hope you got a bit of a laugh.

Let's talk about the roles we play in the logistics tech ecosystem...

Our Founders Rob Haney and Sascha Peyer will be attending LogTech 19 in Las Vegas September 8-10. And Sascha will be a panelist for "Exploring the Early Stage Logistics Tech Ecosystem" on Tuesday, Sept 10 at 1:30 pm. The panel, lead by Eric Johnson of JOC.com, will discuss early stage investment strategies being adopted by industry leaders and how potential users of software are helping to shape the investments and developments of early stage logistics technology companies. Sascha will speak on the impact that technology incubators and accelerators (like Maersk, NLA, NVP, and TecPier) have had on our success.

Here's what we are looking forward to on the LogTech 19 Agenda

"The Future is Not History: Learning From the Past While Not Repeating It"
When: Monday, Sept 9, 9:30 - 10:15 am
Eric Johnson is moderating this panel that features our advisor and friend, John Urban of Slync.io alongside Jack Oney and Mitch Weseley. Three highly regarded veterans of logistics technology talk about what excites them in the current market, the parallels of the past, and what lessons can be learned for current buyers of software.

"Day 2 Keynote Address: Building the Intelligent Supply Chain — From Data to Actionable Insights"
When: Tuesday, Sept 10, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Keynote speaker Inna Kuznetsova, COO of 1010data, will speak on the data-rich but still fragmented state of the supply chain.

"Visibility Ignite Session: The Provider View of Where Visibility Is Heading"
When: Tuesday, Sept 10, 10:45 - 11:30 am
Sarah Barnes-Humphrey is leading the discussion with panelists Akshay Dodeja (Terminal 49), Rob Garrison (Mercado), Robin Jaacks (Ocean Insights), Glenn Jones (Blume Global), and Chris Kirchner (Slync.io). 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.

If Vegas acrobats and 90's pop-stars aren't your thing, and you want to join a lively discussion on supply chain innovation, we will see you at LogTech 19!