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Monday, February 5th | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 6th | 7:00 AM – 8:20 AM
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Tuesday, February 6th | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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Wednesday, February 7th | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FEB 4th
Time Event Title Location
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration Open Forum Pre-Function 1
FEB 5th
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Registration Open Forum Pre-Function 1
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kick Off Day Programming Rooms: 214-216, 217-220, 224-227 & 228-229
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kick Off Party Alliance Ballroom
FEB 6th
7:00 AM - 8:20 AM Breakfast Summit Pre-Function 4
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open Forum Pre-Function 1
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Plenary Sessions Academy Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Networking & Transition to Pathways
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Expo Hall Open
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Track Sessions Tracks 1-5
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch in Expo Hall
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Track Sessions Tracks 1-5
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Office Hours Expo Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Expo Hall Networking Reception
FEB 7th
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Registration Open Forum Pre-Function 1
8:35 AM - 10:00 AM Plenary Sessions Academy Ballroom
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Expo Hall Open
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Networking & Transition to Pathways
10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Morning Track Sessions Tracks 1-5
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch in Expo Hall
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Women’s Lunch Academy Ballroom
2:00 PM - 3:55 PM Afternoon Track Sessions Tracks 1-5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Expo Hall Networking Reception
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Official After Party Omnia Nightclub
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DETAILED AGENDA

Sunday, February 4th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
5:00 pm -
7:00 pm .
Registration Desk
Registration Open

Monday, February 5th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
8:00 am -
6:30 pm .
Registration Desk
Registration Open
tracks
12:00 pm -
12:30 pm .
Track 1
Where Is Freight Today?
SPEAKERS
- Zach Strickland, FreightWaves, Head of Freight Market Intelligence
Track 2
Accelerating Digital Transformation Using Standards presented by The Association for Supply Chain Management
SPEAKERS
- Peter Bolstorff, The Association for Supply Chain Management, EVP, Innovation & Business Intelligence
12:00 pm -
12:40 pm .
Track 4
Supply Chain Innovations in Europe – Opportunities and Market Entry Strategies presented by HIDC
SPEAKERS
- Martijn Backus, Logicall Group, Sales Director
- Evan Junker, SPARQ360, Chief Growth Officer
- Bert Roona, LIOF, Regional Development and Investment Agency, Foreign Investment Developer
- Roland Slegers, Delivery Match, CEO
- Mat Witte, ORTEC, SVP, Americas
Track 5
How To Make Your Data Work for You — What You Should and Shouldn’t Do presented by Charlie Pesti
SPEAKERS
- Priyanka Ann Saini, Charlie Pesti, Managing Director
- Eric Johnson, JOC.com, Senior Editor, Technology
- Constantine Komodromos, VesselBot, CEO & Founder
- Hariesh Manaadiar, Shipping and Freight Resource, Founder
- Adrian Stoch, GXO, Chief Automation Officer

Monday, February 5th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
1:00 pm -
1:15 pm .
Intermodal Workshop
Unlocking the Efficiency of Intermodal Transportation
SPEAKERS
- Rob Cannizzaro, Intermodal Association of North America, COO
Maritime & Ports Symposium
Optimize Time and Money – How To Avoid Common Maritime Tech Misconceptions
SPEAKERS
- Nick Chubb, Thetius, Managing Director & Founder
Sustainability Summit
Fulfilling Our Commitments to ESG and Sustainability Objectives
SPEAKERS
- Michael Whitman, PwC US, Principal, Operations Transformation Technology Sector Leader
1:00 pm -
1:05 pm .
ION Visibility 2.0
ION Visibility 2.0 Welcome & Opening Remarks
SPEAKERS
- Kyle Henderson, Vizion, CEO & Co-Founder
1:05 pm -
1:50 pm .
ION Visibility 2.0
The Power of Global Trade – Announcing TradeView + Live Demo
SPEAKERS
- Kyle Henderson, Vizion, CEO & Co-Founder
- Robert Kirk, Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Analytics Financial Institutions
1:15 pm -
1:50 pm .
Intermodal Workshop
Multimodal Shipping & International Growth – How Is True Visibility Achieved?
SPEAKERS
- Blythe Brumeleve, Digital Dispatch, Host, Everything is Logistics
- Charles Cunnion, CMPC Forest Products NA, VP, Supply Chain & Customer Service
- Jim McCullen, Century Supply Chain Solutions, CIO
- Andrew Petrisin, U.S. Department of Transportation, Supply Chain Advisor
- Peter Weis, ITS Logistics, CIO, SVP of Supply Chain
Maritime & Ports Symposium
How Ports Are Playing a Role To Enable Seamless Collaboration Across the Supply Chain
SPEAKERS
- Mark Baxa, CSCMP, CEO & President
- Noel Hacegaba, Port of Long Beach, COO
- Andy Hecker, Port of Miami, Deputy Director & CFO
- Connor Lyons, Associated British Ports, Innovation Business Partner
Sustainability Summit
Road to Net Zero – Factors in Sustainable Investing and Corporate Decision-Making
SPEAKERS
- Marcus Chung, Coyuchi, COO
- Lucy Fishwick, Diageo, VP of Logistics
- Stephan Schablinski, DHL Supply Chain, VP, GoGreen, North America
- Mike Thompson, McKinsey & Company, Partner

Monday, February 5th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
1:55 pm -
2:30 pm .
Intermodal Workshop
Continuously Integrating Logistics/Transportation Tech
SPEAKERS
- Andy Bair, Sway Ventures, Founding Partner
- Brian Kempisty, Port X Logistics, Founder
- Christopher Plaat, BlackBerry Radar, SVP & GM
ION Visibility 2.0
TradeView Product Fireside Chat + Q&A
SPEAKERS
- Kyle Henderson, Vizion, CEO & Co-Founder
- Robert Kirk, Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Analytics Financial Institutions
Maritime & Ports Symposium
The State of Digital Transformation & Data Sharing
SPEAKERS
- Thomas Bagge, DCSA, CEO
- Dan Gardner, Trade XCelerators LLC, Co-Founder, EVP & Chief Learning Officer
- Edwin Lopez, Industry Dive, Managing Editor
- Andre Simha, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Global Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
- Martijn Thijsen, Port of Rotterdam, Head of Global Connect
Sustainability Summit
One Cannot Tackle Sustainability Alone – How Can Stakeholders Play Their Part?
SPEAKERS
- Michael Fahy, Neovia Logistics, CEO
- Suzanne Long, Albertsons Companies, Chief Sustainability & Transformation Officer
- Carlos Ruiz, L’Oréal Groupe, Chief Operations Officer, North America
- Kristen Siemen, General Motors, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer
- Mike Thompson, McKinsey & Company, Partner
2:30 pm -
3:00 pm .
ION Visibility 2.0
ION Visibility 2.0 Networking Break
2:30 pm -
3:00 pm .
Outside Track Rooms
Networking Break

Monday, February 5th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
3:00 pm -
3:35 pm .
Intermodal Workshop
Streamlining Transloading Operations
SPEAKERS
- Seana Fairchild, ConGlobal, CCO
- Martin Lew, Commtrex, CEO
- Timothy Luchini, Intramotev, CEO
- Matt Soule, Parallel Systems, CEO & Co-Founder
ION Visibility 2.0
Service Expectations of a BCO During Supply Chain Uncertainty
SPEAKERS
- Blythe Brumeleve, Digital Dispatch, Host, Everything is Logistics
- Suketu Gandhi, Kearney, Global Co-Head Strategic Operations Practice
- Bjorn Jacobsen, Nexxiot, Chief Product Officer
- Henrik Killander, Maersk, Head of Partnerships, Senior Business Product Manager
Maritime & Ports Symposium
Port & Shipping Efficiency Through Technology
SPEAKERS
- Alfonso De los Rios, Nowports, CEO & Co-Founder
- Ittay Hayut, Hoopo, CEO & Co-Founder
- Eric Johnson, JOC.com, Senior Editor, Technology
- Matan Peled, Windward, Head of US Business & Co- Founder
- Uri Yoselevich, DockTech, CEO & Founder
Sustainability Summit
Circular Economy & Data Integrity – Businesses With Sustainability at Its Core
SPEAKERS
- Stuart Ahlum, SuperCircle/Thousand Fell, Co-Founder
- Jeremiah Curvers, Polysleep, CEO & Co-Founder
- Karyl Fowler, Transmute, CEO & Co-Founder
- Al Ghorai, ThredUp, SVP of Operations
- Marlon Ramirez, Blue Impact, Managing Partner & Founder
3:40 pm -
4:15 pm .
Intermodal Workshop
Moving Cargo – How the Industry Can Come Together to Combat Congestion & Bottlenecks
SPEAKERS
- Stefan Borggreve, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Chief Digital Officer
- Gabriel de Godoy, Cargologik, CEO
- Ben Gordon, Cambridge Capital, Managing Partner
- Naashom Marx, CVG International Airport, Director of Strategic Innovation - Advanced Mobility

Monday, February 5th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
3:40 pm -
4:15 pm .
ION Visibility 2.0
How To Solve the Challenges of Visibility and Data Quality
SPEAKERS
- Shradha Balakrishnan, Uber Freight, Senior Product Manager
- Tyler Hughes, Vizion, CTO & Co-Founder
- Eric Johnson, JOC.com, Senior Editor, Technology
- Stefan Kalmund, Nexxiot, CEO
Maritime & Ports Symposium
Charting the Future: Navigating the Transforming Drayage Market
SPEAKERS
- Walker Banks, PortPro, COO
- Emmanuel Carrillo, Talon Logistics, CEO
- Reade Kidd, E*DRAY Collaborative Port Logistics, CEO
- Matt LeDucq, Forum Mobility, CEO
- Roberto Sosa, C12, Managing Director & Co-Founder
Sustainability Summit
Strategies & Tech Accelerating the Journey to Carbon Neutrality
SPEAKERS
- Zane Adams, FedUp Foods PBC, Co-Founder, EVP Strategy and Development
- Rodney Manzo, Anvyl, CEO & Founder
- Rachel Schwalbach, C.H. Robinson, VP, ESG
- Jake Tauscher, G2 Venture Partners, Partner
- Phoebe Wang, Amazon Climate Pledge Fund, Investment Partner
4:20 pm -
4:55 pm .
Intermodal Workshop
Accelerating the Journey to Innovation in Rail
SPEAKERS
- Marty Battaglio, Norfolk Southern Corporation, VP of IT
- Harris Ligon, Telegraph, CEO & Co-Founder
- Dan McLaughlin, Union Pacific Railroad, AVP - Marketing & Sales Operations
- Rushi Patel, PS Technology, CEO
ION Visibility 2.0
The Role of Technology & Data Vendors in Supply Chain Resilience
SPEAKERS
- Kyle Henderson, Vizion, CEO & Co-Founder
- Jan Hoelterling, Descartes, VP, Product Management
- Robert Kirk, Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Analytics Financial Institutions
- Grace Sharkey, FreightWaves, Staff Writer

Monday, February 5th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
4:20 pm -
4:55 pm .
Maritime & Ports Symposium
Decarbonizing the Maritime Industry
SPEAKERS
- Ann Carpenter, Braid Theory, CEO & Co-Founder
- Bill Kascel, Kuehne Nagel, SVP Sustainability
- Louis Sola, Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner
- Jordi Torrent, Port of Barcelona, Head of Strategy
Sustainability Summit
From Production to Transportation & Distribution – Defining The Environmental Impact of What We Do in the Supply Chain
SPEAKERS
- Andrea Aranguren, MineHub Technologies, CEO & President
- Ian Arthurs, Circular.co, CEO & Founder
- Raj Atluru, Activate Capital, Managing Partner
- Stephanie Benedetto, Queen of Raw, CEO & Founder
- Sonita Lontoh, Sunrun and TrueBlue, Board Member
5:00 pm -
7:00 pm .
Caesars Forum
Kick Off Party

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
7:00 am -
8:20 am .
Outside Plenary
Breakfast
7:00 am -
5:00 pm .
Registration Desk
Registration Open
plenary
8:25 am -
8:30 am .
Welcoming Remarks
SPEAKERS
- Courtney Muller, Manifest, President
8:30 am -
8:50 am .
Redefining Supply Chain Transformation and the Impact It Has on the Customer Journey
SPEAKERS
- Elliott Rodgers, Foot Locker, EVP & COO
- Maria Villablanca, Future Insights Network, CEO & Co-Founder

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
plenary
8:50 am -
9:10 am .
Orchestration: The Future of Supply Chain Digitalization
SPEAKERS
- Sally Miller, DHL Supply Chain, Global Digital Transformation Officer & CIO North America
9:10 am -
9:30 am .
Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions: How To Turn Logistics Chaos Into Opportunity
SPEAKERS
- Ryan Petersen, Flexport, CEO & Founder
9:30 am -
9:55 am .
Purpose-driven & Innovation-forward Supply Chains – Collaboration & Digitization Are Key
SPEAKERS
- Harald Emberger, Beiersdorf, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Kenneth Engel, Schneider Electric, SVP of Internet Giants
- Donna Palumbo-Miele, Concordia Supply Chain Group, Managing Director & Founder
9:55 am -
10:10 am .
Supply Chain of the Future – Embrace the Complexity
SPEAKERS
- Laura Maxwell, PepsiCo Foods North America, SVP, Supply Chain
10:00 am -
5:30 pm .
Expo Hall
Expo Hall Open
10:10 am -
10:20 am .
Outside Track Rooms
Networking Break
tracks
10:20 am -
10:50 am .
Track 1
Navigating Global Turmoil & Unforeseen Disruptions! How Are We Working With Suppliers?
SPEAKERS
- Peter Bolstorff, The Association for Supply Chain Management, EVP, Innovation & Business Intelligence
- Rasheed Mohamad, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, EVP, Global Operations & Business Technology
- Emily Sewell, Zenni Optical, Senior Director of Operations
- Prashant Shah, SwagUp, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
10:20 am -
10:50 am .
Track 2
Automation, Warehouse Tech & Partnerships – Evaluating What Works Best
SPEAKERS
- Erez Agmoni, Maersk, Global Head of Innovation
- Paul Ancona, Uline, Director of Operations
- Scott Gravelle, Attabotics, CEO & Founder
- Nitin Murali, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Vice President Supply Chain Excellence
- Al Sambar, XRC Ventures, General Partner
Track 3
What Measures Are We Taking To Combat Inventory Disruptions?
SPEAKERS
- Seth Clevenger, Transport Topics, Managing Editor, Features
- Tim Judge, Agillitics, CEO & President
- Marc Tomkinson, C3 Solutions, CTO
- Ashley Yentz, Sleep Number Corporation, VP, Supply Chain Strategy and Material Flow
Track 4
DEI – How Are We Prioritizing the Growth of Our Employees?
SPEAKERS
- Katie Date, Manifest, SVP - Industry Relations & Strategic Initiativ
- Pascal Montilus, Reckitt, EVP, Supply, Hygiene
- Melissa Nick, ShipBob, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Adam Phillips, Techstars, Managing Director
- Lori Shaffer, Kimberly-Clark, VP, Global Research & Engineering
Track 5
Cross Border Shipping – From Compliance and Customs to Transport
SPEAKERS
- Daniel Covarrubias, Texas A&M International University, Director, Texas Center for Border Economic & Enterprise Development
- Michael Sachaj, HPA, VC Investor
- Yikun Shao, Alibaba.com, Head of NA Supply Chain
- Evan Smith, Altana, CEO & Co-Founder
- Alex Yancher, Passport, CEO & Co-Founder
10:30 am -
11:00 am .
Innovation Stage
A TMS Built For Brokers: Because You’re the Main Event presented by MVMNT
SPEAKERS
- Andy Tomka, MVMNT, Head of Innovation
Innovation Stage
Transforming Scheduling Into a Competitive Edge: The Power of AI
SPEAKERS
- Wit Jakuczun, F33.ai, CTO/Owner

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
10:55 am -
11:25 am .
Track 1
Tools & Technology That Make Sense – How Can We Enable Our Employees and Our Partners To Succeed?
SPEAKERS
- Matthew Cicinelli, HelloFresh, VP, U.S Operations & Global Supply Chain Technology
- Gabby Contro, Crosslink Capital, Partner
- Kristen Daihes, Mars, VP, Global Supply Chain - Mars Snacking
- Bill Durbin, Kraft Heinz, Head of North America Logistics & Planning
- Michael Newcity, ArcBest, Chief Innovation Officer
Track 2
Last Mile Innovations – Leveraging AI, Assets, Partnerships & Technology
SPEAKERS
- Harshida Acharya, eCom Logistics Podcast, Creator
- Moid Alwy, American Tire Distributors, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Bill Catania, OneRail, CEO & Founder
- Mike Powell, SEKO Logistics, CTO
- Andy Whiting, Better Trucks, CEO & Co-Founder
Track 3
How To Keep Pace With Evolving Customer Expectations
SPEAKERS
- Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Let's Talk Supply Chain, Founder & Host
- Peter Coratola Jr, EASE Logistics, CEO & President
- Farrukh Mahboob, PackageX, CEO & Founder
- Coby Nilsson, Enveyo, CEO & Co-Founder
- Itamar Zur, Veho, CEO & Co-Founder
Track 4
Supply Shortages, Risk, and Costs – What Have We Learned From the Recent Past?
SPEAKERS
- Imara Charles, Bristol Myers Squibb, VP, Process & Digital Excellence, Global Supply Chain
- Sanjay Choubey, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, VP & CIO/CDO, North America
- Ravi Dosanjh, Caliber.global, COO
- Amit Prasad, TI Holding Company, Chief Data Science Officer
- Kirk Serjeantson, American Expediting, Chief Information Officer
Track 5
Seamless Integration of Robotics and Warehouse Technologies
SPEAKERS
- Lisa Chai, Interwoven Ventures, Partner
- Gina Chung, Locus Robotics, VP, Corporate Development
- James Matthews, Ocado Technology, CEO
- Marc Theermann, Boston Dynamics, Chief Strategy Officer
- Pras Velagapudi, Agility Robotics, Chief Architect & VP of Innovation

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
11:00 am -
11:30 am .
Innovation Stage
GuardPoint AI and Intelligent Video Solutions Presented by Vector Security Networks
SPEAKERS
- Allan Watters, Vector Security Networks, Head of Innovation
Innovation Stage
Empowering Freight Analytics and Logistics Performance With DAT iQ Presented by DAT Freight & Analytics
SPEAKERS
- Chris Caplice, DAT Freight & Analytics, Chief Scientist
Innovation Stage
Turn Your Data Into Dollars With a New Era of Supply Chain Cost Control presented by Fixefy
SPEAKERS
- Lior Harel, Fixefy, CEO & Co-Founder
11:30 am -
12:00 pm .
Innovation Stage
Unlock Reverse Logistics Profits Through Improved Operations presented by Loop
SPEAKERS
- Jonathan Poma, Loop Returns, CEO & Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
The World of Carrier Identity – Trust Built Through Transparency and Truth presented by Highway
SPEAKERS
- Jordan Graft, Highway, CEO
Innovation Stage
Growth On, Risk Off: Innovating With On-Demand Production presented by Gooten
SPEAKERS
- Maddy Alcala, Gooten, President
11:30 am -
12:05 pm .
Track 1
Carrier Diversification 2.0: The Great Carrier Consolidation presented by OnTrac
SPEAKERS
- Josh Dinneen, OnTrac, Chief Commercial Officer
Track 2
The Features That Your Consolidated Returns Provider Should Deliver in 2024 presented by Happy Returns
SPEAKERS
- Tim Fehr, Happy Returns, SVP, Operations
Track 3
Revolutionary Tech From Middle Mile To Last Mile
SPEAKERS
- Shay Dadush, DutchX, Chief Product Officer
- Jill Guenther, Nikola Corporation, Head of Customer Success
- Joshua Hirschheimer, Porsche Consulting, Associate Partner
- Derek Szopa, CloudSort, CEO & Founder
- Tom Walker, DroneUp, CEO & Founder

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
11:30 am -
12:05 pm .
Track 4
The Current State of AI in Supply Chain
SPEAKERS
- Dylan Alperin, Keelvar, VP of Professional Services
- Mike Bassani, Microsoft, GM
- Stephan Cizmar, Blackhorn Ventures, Partner
- Nate Robert, Ryder System, CTO & Chief Product Officer
- Michael Shin, Trinity Rail Industries, VP of Procurement & Supply Chain
Track 5
From Logistics to Customer Data – Understanding the Ins & Outs of Expansion
SPEAKERS
- Lizeth Cárdenas, Samsung Peru, Head of Supply Chain
- Jason Minghini, Kenco, SVP Operations
- Richard Sharpe, Competitive Insights, LLC, CEO
- Chase Zieman, Cart.com, Chief Data Officer & Co-founder
12:05 pm -
2:00 pm .
Expo Hall
Lunch
tracks
12:30 pm -
1:30 pm .
Track 1
Accelerating Warehouse Evolution: Using AI To Unleash Robotic Operations presented by Dexterity
SPEAKERS
- John Pell, Dexterity, Director of Product Operations
- Adrian Stoch, GXO, Chief Automation Officer
- Cary Vandenavond, Dexterity, Chief Revenue Officer
Track 2
The Future of Supply Chain Visibility in the Post-Crisis Era presented by MarineTraffic a Kpler Product
SPEAKERS
- Adil Ashiq, Kpler Maritime, Regional Sales Manager, Americas
- Ronan Boudet, Kpler Maritime, Head of Container Tracking
- Josh Brazil, Charlie Pesti, COO
- Kaz Chary, DrayData, CEO & Founder
- Maximilian Weigelt, Kpler Maritime, Team Lead Sales Specialist
Track 4
Future-Proofing Warehouses With Intelligent Automation presented by Ocado Intelligent Automation
SPEAKERS
- Ben Hamilton, Kroger, VP, E-Commerce Fulfillment
- James Matthews, Ocado Technology, CEO
- Alex Mishurov, KPS Global Asset Management Limited, CEO
- Mark Richardson, Ocado Intelligent Automation, CEO
Track 5
Driving Change Through Partnerships in the Freight Ecosystem presented by Mastercard
SPEAKERS
- Paulo Fernandes, Mastercard, VP, Enterprise Partnerships, B2B Supply Chain Payments
- Francis Lalonde, KNNX Corp, Chief Commercial Officer
- Jerry Tolochko, Uber Freight, Strategy and Planning
- Vignan Velivela, AtoB, CEO & Co-Founder

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
2:00 pm -
2:30 pm .
Innovation Stage
Designing EV Fleet Operations for Profitable Sustainability
SPEAKERS
- Santosh Alexander, WideSense, CEO
Innovation Stage
Revolutionizing Package Sortation With 3D Sorting Robots
SPEAKERS
- Pramod Ghadge, Unbox Robotics, CEO & Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
Improving Productivity and Safety With Exosuits
SPEAKERS
- Mark Harris, HeroWear, CEO & Co-Founder
2:00 pm -
2:50 pm .
Track 1
Concurrency & Orchestration – Supply Chain Planning Through Supply Chain Execution presented by Kinaxis
SPEAKERS
- Trent Bowman, Kinaxis, VP Business Consulting
- Vijay Natarajan, Kinaxis, VP Business Consulting
Track 2
Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Supply Chain- Introducing the 3D Sorter presented by Mushiny
SPEAKERS
- Eugene Demaitre, WTWH Media, Editorial Director, Robotics
- Van Garrett, Mushiny Robotics, Senior Director of Sales for the Americas
- Brad Perry, Fives Intralogistics Corp, Director of Sales – Warehouse & Smart Automation Solutions
- Yuji Sakurai, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Deputy Manager
- Steve Wilson, Siggins, VP- Industrial Technology
Track 3
Fresh Perspectives: Navigating the Challenges and Innovations in Shipping Perishables
SPEAKERS
- Tai Dang, MìLà, Head of Supply Chain
- Lindsey Hoell, Dispatch Goods, CEO & Founder
- Leonel Ortiz, Avianca Cargo, Chief Operating Officer
- Grace Sharkey, FreightWaves, Staff Writer
- Wesley Williams, Daily Harvest, VP of Supply Chain
Track 4
From Computer Vision and AI to Data Synthesization – Defining the Future of Supply Chain & Manufacturing
SPEAKERS
- Maia Benson, Forum Ventures, Partner & Managing Director
- Dave Evans, Fictiv, CEO & Co-Founder
- Mark Hanson, Sony Electronics, VP, Technology & Business Innovation
- Gregory Javor, Mattel, SVP, Global Supply Chain Operations
- Nick Vyas, USC Marshall, Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute, Founding Executive Director

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
2:00 pm -
2:50 pm .
Track 5
Transportation Procurement & Capacity – Prioritizing What Works Best for You
SPEAKERS
- Yoav Amiel, RXO, Chief Information Officer
- Chris Caplice, DAT Freight & Analytics, Chief Scientist
- Ty Findley, Ironspring Ventures, General Partner & Co-Founder
- Chris Jamroz, Roadrunner, CEO & Executive Chairman
- Dirk Martin, Freshpet, VP Logistics & Customer Services
2:30 pm -
3:00 pm .
Innovation Stage
Navigating Complex Global Supply Chains: From Risk Awareness To Decisive Action
SPEAKERS
- Gary Lynch, Uncertainty Advantage, CEO & Founder
Innovation Stage
You Are Packing Wrong
SPEAKERS
- James Malley, Paccurate, CEO & Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
Aligning Warehousing with AI: Crafting a Powerful Partnership
SPEAKERS
- Nilay Parikh, Arvist, CEO & Founder
2:55 pm -
3:25 pm .
Track 1
The Future of Investments in Supply Chain Technologies
SPEAKERS
- Jennifer Bartashus, Bloomberg LP, Senior Equity Research Analyst, Consumer Staples & Retail
- Joe Darcy, Volvo Group Venture Capital, Investment Manager
- Nir Gartzman, theDOCK, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
- Lisa Morales-Hellebo, REFASHIOND Ventures, Managing General Partner & Founder
- Brad Svrluga, Primary Venture Partners, General Partner & Co-Founder
Track 2
Rethinking Production & Manufacturing – From Workforce & Labor to Technology
SPEAKERS
- Bill Good, GE Appliances, VP Supply Chain
- Mark Kasdorf, Forge, CEO & Founder
- Aidan Madigan-Curtis, Eclipse Ventures, Partner
- Rebecca Razulis, Gelato, COO
Track 3
How Are Organizations Optimizing Inventory and Stabilizing for Growth?
SPEAKERS
- Maddy Alcala, Gooten, President
- Shaun Bunch, Northern Tool + Equipment, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Raffaello D'Andrea, Verity, CEO & Founder
- Sean McGuigan, BeautyStat Cosmetics, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Carle Stenmark, VMG Partners, General Partner

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
2:55 pm -
3:25 pm .
Track 4
FinTech Revolutionizing Supply Chains
SPEAKERS
- Alexei Andreev, AutoTech Ventures, Co-Founder & Managing Director
- Tal Keller, Fixefy, COO & Co-Founder
- Vignan Velivela, AtoB, CEO & Co-Founder
Track 5
Unlocking Efficiency and Resilience: AI & Data Analytics for Supply Chain Optimization
SPEAKERS
- Jeff Barry, Dot Foods, Chief Innovation Officer
- Jeffrey Eluk, Reynolds Consumer Products, Director, Global Supply Chain
- Neil Lustig, Arkestro, CEO
- Padhu Raman, Osa Commerce, CEO & Co-Founder
- Ananya Vasagiri, Schematic Ventures, Investor
3:00 pm -
3:30 pm .
Innovation Stage
Revolutionizing Drayage: Unveiling the driveMybox Platform
SPEAKERS
- Patrick Jandt, driveMybox GmbH, CEO & Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
Customs Brokerage Breakthrough: How Generative AI Is Disrupting Global Trade
SPEAKERS
- Kurt Knapton, Deep Cognition, CEO
Innovation Stage
Increase Throughput, Optimize Operations and Minimize Capex With Simulation, Optimization & Digital Twin
SPEAKERS
- Sylvain Gazaille, SimWell, Chief Operating Officer
3:30 pm -
4:00 pm .
Innovation Stage
Beacon: Brokerage Sales and Operations Reimagined With AI
SPEAKERS
- Dhruv Gupta, Axle Technologies, CEO
Innovation Stage
Imagining a World Moved Without Emissions
SPEAKERS
- Scott Davidson, Revolv, CEO
Innovation Stage
Yard Visibility: Using Truck-Recognition AI To Streamline Operations
SPEAKERS
- Jonathan Cook, Trapezoid Technologies, CEO & Founder
3:30 pm -
4:20 pm .
Track 1
Unlocking Potential: The Future of Unified Supply Chain Technology presented by Manhattan
SPEAKERS
- Bart De Muynck, Bart De Muynck LLC, CEO & Founder
- Nimesh Patel, FourKites, Vice President, Global Alliances
- Bryant Smith, Manhattan, Director of Product Management
- Liz Sophia, Manhattan, VP, Field Marketing

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
3:30 pm -
4:05 pm .
Track 2
Silos Are for Grain: The Importance of Data in Supply Chain presented by AWS
SPEAKERS
- Daniel Aucoin, AWS, Senior SA, Supply Chain & Logistics
- Eric Topp, AWS, Worldwide Solutions & Strategy – T&L
Track 3
Ugly Freight – Shipping *Hard to Ship* Goods
SPEAKERS
- Julia Bedanova, Million Dollar Baby Co, COO
- Lance Harcrow, Estes Forwarding Worldwide, COO
- Heather Hoover-Salomon, uShip, CEO
- Kevin Lawton, The New Warehouse, Founder
Track 4
Reinventing Ourselves To Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations
SPEAKERS
- Jamin Dick, Lands'​ End, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Dave Finnegan, Reach Partners, Head of the Customer Experience Practice
- Ben Jackson, Bungii, CEO & Co-Founder
- Rachel Levy, Brooklinen, COO
- Patrick McIntyre, Krispy Kreme, Head of Development
Track 5
Unmanned Tech in Action
SPEAKERS
- Elliot Katz, Phantom Auto, Chief Business Officer & Co-Founder
- Arshan Poursohi, Third Wave Automation, CEO & Co-Founder
- Olaf Sakkers, RedBlue Capital, Partner
- Chris Smith, Slip Robotics, CEO & Co-Founder
- Debbie Yu, ISEE, President & Co-Founder
4:00 pm -
5:30 pm .
Expo Hall
Expo Hall Networking Reception
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm .
Expo Hall
Office Hours

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
7:00 am -
3:00 pm .
Registration Desk
Registration Open

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
8:00 am -
9:30 am .
Outside Plenary
Breakfast
plenary
8:35 am -
8:40 am .
Welcoming Remarks
SPEAKERS
- Pam Simon, Manifest, Conference Chair & EVP Programming
8:40 am -
9:05 am .
Creating the Antifragile Supply Chain: Through Innovation, Talent & Collaboration
SPEAKERS
- Vicky Cuthbert, Unilever, Chief Product Supply Chain Officer, Personal Care
- Maria Villablanca, Future Insights Network, CEO & Co-Founder
9:05 am -
9:30 am .
The Evolution of Digital Freight Models
SPEAKERS
- Laurent Hautefeuille, Uber Freight, EVP
- David Nothacker, Sennder, CEO & Co-Founder
9:30 am -
10:00 am .
DEI Is a Journey – What Are Supply Chain Leaders Doing To Accelerate This Journey?
SPEAKERS
- Amiee Bayer-Thomas, Ulta Beauty, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Romaine Bostick, Bloomberg LP, TV Anchor
- Bhavani Subramaniam, Serta Simmons Bedding, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Sean Whitehouse, DICK'S Sporting Goods, SVP, Supply Chain
10:00 am -
5:30 pm .
Expo Hall
Expo Hall Open
10:00 am -
10:20 am .
Outside Track Rooms
Networking Break
tracks
10:20 am -
10:50 am .
Track 1
The Current & Future State of Integrations – Identifying Real Use Cases of AI & Next Gen Tech
SPEAKERS
- Dave Broering, NFI Industries, President, Integrated Logistics
- Erik Kiser, Orderful, CEO & Founder
- Daragh Mahon, Werner Enterprises, EVP & CIO
- Judy Webb-Hapgood, The University of Miami/The University of Miami Health System, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- Janie Yu, LFX Venture Partners, Partner

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
10:20 am -
10:50 am .
Track 2
Recent Advances in Connected and Smart Warehouses
SPEAKERS
- Will Haraway, LeadCoverage, Chief Content Officer & Co-Founder
- Oana Jinga, Dexory, CCO & Co-Founder
- Sharan Kalva, C-StoreMaster, President
- A.K. Schultz, SVT Robotics, CEO & Co-Founder
- Herbert ten Have, Scantainr, CEO
Track 3
Enabling Sustainable Fleets
SPEAKERS
- Enrique Alvarez, Vector Global Logistics, Managing Director & Co-Founder
- Crijn Bouman, Rocsys, CEO & Co-Founder
- Akash Gupta, Zypp Electric, CEO & Co-Founder
- Angad Singh, Aramex, Global Director of Innovation
- Santi Ureta, Papaya Dash, CEO & Co-Founder
Track 4
Nearshoring Done Right – Having Product Ready at All Times
SPEAKERS
- Kerim Kfuri, The Atlas Network, President
- Enrique Perret, US-Mexico Foundation, Director
- Sam Rosen, Ollin Plastics, President
- Santosh Sankar, Dynamo Ventures, Managing Partner
- Jaime Tabachnik, Solvento, CEO & Co-Founder
Track 5
Intelligent Infrastructure – What Enables True Visibility & Connectivity?
SPEAKERS
- Harjinder Dhaliwal, Nevomo Technologies, Chief Capital Programmes Officer
- Michael Granoff, Maniv Mobility, Founder
- Ian Kinne, Hillwood, Director of Logistics Innovation
- Parthsarathi Trivedi, Skylo, CEO & Co-Founder
10:30 am -
11:00 am .
Innovation Stage
Validating Operational Charges (VOC) in the Global Supply Chain
SPEAKERS
- Alexandra Griffon, BlueCargo, CEO & Co-Founder

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
10:30 am -
11:00 am .
Innovation Stage
Trailers-as-a-Service: The Power of a Shared-Trailer Network
SPEAKERS
- Spencer Ware, REPOWR, CEO & Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
Harnessing Skilled Frontline Talent to Future Proof Your Supply Chain
SPEAKERS
- Rohit Joshi, Gig and Take, Head of Workforce Transformation
10:55 am -
11:25 am .
Track 1
Shaping the Ideal Customer Journey With the Right Tools, Adaptable Tech and Strategic Partnerships
SPEAKERS
- Simon Kalouche, Nimble Robotics, CEO & Founder
- Raj Ramanan, AxleHire, CEO
- Smitha Raphael, SnapFulfil, Chief Product & Delivery Officer
- Earnest Sweat, Public School Ventures, Founding Partner
Track 2
Returns in Peace
SPEAKERS
- Amena Ali, Optoro, CEO
- Kyle Bertin, Two Boxes, CEO & Co-Founder
- Michael Newman, Returnity, CEO
- Rachelle Snyder, Arrive, CEO & Co-Founder
- Brian Straight, Supply Chain Management Review, Editor in Chief
Track 3
Revolutionizing Last Mile Delivery
SPEAKERS
- Gaston Curk, OSM Worldwide, CEO
- Nate Shutes, Blu Dot, VP Global Fulfillment & Logistics
- Mat Witte, ORTEC, SVP, Americas
Track 4
Fleet Electrification – Actioning on Commitments
SPEAKERS
- Matt Horton, Voltera, CEO
- Michael Roeth, NACFE, Executive Director
- Paul Rosa, Penske Truck Leasing, SVP, Procurement & Fleet Planning
Track 5
The Applicability of Warehouse Drones, AI, and Software in Optimizing Operations
SPEAKERS
- Sankalp Arora, Gather AI, CEO & Co-Founder
- Michelle Dilley, AWESOME, CEO
- Cathy Langham, Langham Logistics, President
- Erhan Musaoglu, Logiwa, CEO & Founder
- John Santagate, Körber Supply Chain, VP, Robotics

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
11:00 am -
11:30 am .
Innovation Stage
Turn Green Into Gold: Unleashing Climate Action and Business Growth With Your Logistics Data
SPEAKERS
- David de Picciotto, Pledge, CEO & Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
Leveraging Technology To Achieve Supply Chain Decarbonization
SPEAKERS
- Ken O’Brien, Greenabl, Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
Finding, Building, & Winning Shipper Relationships the Modern Way
SPEAKERS
- Krystian Gebis, ShipperCRM, CEO & Co-Founder
11:30 am -
12:00 pm .
Innovation Stage
Innovation to the Last 10ft
SPEAKERS
- Clare Jones, what3words, Chief Commercial Officer
Innovation Stage
Reclaiming the F-Word: Factoring for Smartbrokers presented by Denim
SPEAKERS
- Bharath Krishnamoorthy, Denim, CEO & Co-Founder
Innovation Stage
Achieving Importer Visibility and Control With 3rdwave’s Supply Chain Execution Platform
SPEAKERS
- Josh Blinick, 3rdwave, CTO
11:30 am -
12:05 pm .
Track 1
Shipping Experience ‘24: Inside Look at How Leading 3PL’s Are Helping Their Clients Meet Customer Expectations presented by Maergo
SPEAKERS
- Stephen Beard, PFS now part of GXO, VP, Transportation
- Mark Lavelle, Maergo, CEO
- Grady Martin, Saddle Creek Logistics, SVP, Innovation & Engineering
- Parisa Sadrzadeh, Flexport, EVP of SMB and Omnichannel Fulfillment
- Jeff Wolpov, Ryder System, SVP, eCommerce
Track 2
How Digitization Helps LSPs Meet Customer Expectations and Win More Business presented by Magaya
SPEAKERS
- Brian Glick, Chain.io, CEO & Founder
- Morgan Hill, Magaya, Director, Product Management
- Matt Petot, CargoAi, CEO

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
11:30 am -
12:05 pm .
Track 3
Workforce of the Future
SPEAKERS
- Josh Butler, CompScience, CEO & Founder
- Christopher Halkyard, La Bella Stella, COO & Co-Founder
- Michael Pantilione, LLR Partners, Partner
- Charu Thomas, Ox, CEO & Founder
- Ben Wunderman, Packsmith, CEO & Co-Founder
Track 4
Uncovering How Air Cargo Integrates With the Entire Supply Chain
SPEAKERS
- Eugene Laney, American Association of Exporters and Importers, CEO & President
- Tod Mawhinney, Swiss WorldCargo, Head of Cargo Americas
- Oliver Neumann, cargo.one, Co-CEO & Founder
- Omar Ramirez, Mercado Libre, Sr Director of Transportation
Track 5
Regulation & Collaborations – Accelerating the Deployment of EVs & AVs
SPEAKERS
- Richard Bishop, Bishop Consulting, Principal
- Matt McLelland, Covenant Logistics, VP of Sustainability & Innovation
- Matt Schrap, Harbor Trucking Association, CEO
- Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America, VP of Product Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
- Ariel Wolf, Venable LLP, Partner & Chair, Autonomous, Electric, and Connected Mobility
12:00 pm -
2:00 pm .
Expo Hall
Lunch
plenary
12:30 pm -
1:30 pm .
Women’s Lunch
SPEAKERS
- Lindsay Kaplan, Chief, Co-Founder
- Rathna Sharad, FlavorCloud, CEO & Founder
12:30 pm -
1:30 pm .
Track 1
Using Advanced Location Intelligence To Transform Delivery Experiences presented by HERE Technologies and AWS
SPEAKERS
- Eric Topp, AWS, Worldwide Solutions & Strategy – T&L
- Nick Zabikow, HERE Technologies, Senior Director – Logistics Tech

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
2:00 pm -
2:30 pm .
Innovation Stage
Nearshoring and the Agile Supply Chain: The Need for Speed in Response and Execution
SPEAKERS
- Mario Veraldo, MTM Logix, CEO
Innovation Stage
A Practical Application of Vision AI To Transform Logistics & Manufacturing Operations
SPEAKERS
- Miika Satori, Cambrian Robotics, Founder
Innovation Stage
How To Make Every Operator an Expert
SPEAKERS
- Devin Bhushan, Squint, CEO & Founder
2:00 pm -
2:35 pm .
Track 1
Subscriptions & DTC Logistics
SPEAKERS
- Christopher George, SubSummit, CEO
- Paul Jarrett, Bulu, CEO
- Kelli Klunder, Praesidium, VP of Operations
- Grace Sharkey, FreightWaves, Staff Writer
Track 2
Food & Grocery Supply Chain – A Comprehensive Approach for Efficiency and Sustainability
SPEAKERS
- Jayson Berryhill, Wholechain, Partner & Co-Founder
- Raul Bujalil, Kroger, VP Supply Chain Strategy & Enablers
- Darko Mandich, MeliBio, CEO & Co-Founder
- Alexis Mizell, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Managing Editor
- Owen Nicholson, SLAMcore, CEO
Track 3
Where Are We With Tech, Talent and Capabilities?
SPEAKERS
- Ninaad Acharya, Fulfillment IQ, CEO & Founder
- Dustin Burke, Boston Consulting Group, Managing Director & Senior Partner
- Stephen Meyer, Accenture, Supply Chain Research Principal Director
- Gopalendu Pal, Managing Partner, Nova Cygnus Advisory
- Sameer Rashid, Reshape Growth, CEO & Founder
Track 4
Insurance / Risk
SPEAKERS
- Yann Barbarroux, Otonomi, CEO & Co-Founder
- Daniel Johnson, McGriff, VP, Transportation & Logistics Practice
- Matt Norcia, Voxel, COO
- Chuck Wallace, HDVI, CEO & Co-Founder

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
2:30 pm -
3:00 pm .
Innovation Stage
The Future of AI Safety in the Automotive and Trucking Industries
SPEAKERS
- Donovan Devine, Oogi Technologies, CEO
Innovation Stage
Not All Insurance Is Created Equal – Advanced Insurance Solutions for the Modern Logistics Service Provider
SPEAKERS
- Jesse Moller, Cabrella Shipping & Insurance Intelligence, President of Operations
Innovation Stage
Advancing Sustainability & Visibility – Optimizing Vessel Carbon Emissions (CII) for Every Voyage
SPEAKERS
- Gene Song, SeaVantage, CEO
2:40 pm -
3:15 pm .
Track 1
Alt Fuels – A Dive Into Scalability, Availability & Adaptability
SPEAKERS
- Ayesha Choudhury, Infinium, SVP, Head of Capital Markets
- Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia, CEO & Founder
- Oliver Mitchell, ff Venture Capital, Partner
- Frank Mycroft, Booster, CEO & Founder
- Carrie Song, Neste, VP, Renewable Road Transportation, Americas
Track 2
Investing in ESG Internally and Externally
SPEAKERS
- Kathy Fulton, American Logistics Aid Network, Executive Director
- Janelle Griffith, Marsh, SVP, North American Logistics Leader
- Tiffany Rogers, Fair Labor Association, Director of Innovation and Development, Manufacturing
Track 3
4 Walls of the Future – Embracing Immersive Technologies
SPEAKERS
- Scott Burkey, WestRock, Technology Fellow, XR
- Mark Martin, Cybernetix Ventures, General Partner & Co-Founder
- Yaro Tenzer, Righthand Robotics, Chairman & Co-Founder
Track 4
Streamlining Trucking & Transportation
SPEAKERS
- Arelis Bonilla, Aria Logistics, CEO & Founder
- David Seewack, FinditParts, CEO & Founder
- Brittany Traylor, TraylorTranspo, CEO
- Rahmel Wattley, Truck N’ Hustle Media, Founder

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

TIME
SESSION/LOCATION
SPEAKERS
tracks
3:00 pm -
3:30 pm .
Innovation Stage
Logistics Procurement Reimagined
SPEAKERS
- Matt Fain, PopCapacity, CEO & Co-Founder
3:20 pm -
3:55 pm .
Track 1
Critical Shipments in High-Stakes Environments
SPEAKERS
- Andrew Garcia, Goodshuffle, CEO & Co-Founder
- Prince Ghosh, Factored Quality, CEO & Co-Founder
- Nicole Glenn, Candor Expedite, Inc., CEO & Founder
- Megumi Ikeda, Hearst Ventures, Managing Director
Track 2
Fraud & Theft – Enhancing Measures and Technologies
SPEAKERS
- Lyall Cresswell, Trustd, CEO & Founder
- Cassandra Gaines, Carrier Assure, CEO & Founder
- Jeff Henderson, Ryan Transportation, SVP
- Liji Nowal, ODeX, CEO & Founder
- Andrew Smith, Circle Logistics, SVP
Track 3
Strategic Optimization of Shipping Operations: A Multi-Factor Approach for Cost, Integration & Lead Time
SPEAKERS
- Anas Aljumaily, Gently.io, Co-Founder
- Beelian Ong, Ardisam, VP, Supply Chain and Supplier Quality
- Karen Schwartz, ShipHero, VP Transportation
- Glenn Taylor, Logistics Editor, Logistics Editor
- Dana von der Heide, Parcel Perform, CCO & Founder
Track 4
Securing the Road Ahead: Navigating the Growing Cybersecurity Threats in the Supply Chain
SPEAKERS
- Steve Hankel, Johanson Transportation Service, VP, Information Technology
- Donald Hester, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Cybersecurity Advisor – California
- Jim Mullen, NMFTA, Chief Strategy Officer
4:00 pm -
5:30 pm .
Expo Hall
Expo Hall Networking Reception
9:00 pm -
11:00 pm .
Omnia Nightclub
Official After Party
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1000
Altana
1106
ALVYS
1413
Ampcontrol
320
Anvyl
1222
ArcBest
1029
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1102
Arkestro
709
Arvato
1717
Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
1405
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1635
AtoB
523
Avalara
1636
AWS
1334
AxleHire (not affiliated with Axle Logistics)
302
Better Trucks
1107
Bitfreighter
1306
BlackBerry Radar
1115
BlueCargo
305
Blume Global
1521
Boox
310
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319
BoxC
708
Bricz
1325
Bringoz
1407
Bungii
1025
Cabrella Shipping & Insurance Intelligence
1333
California Label Products
733
Cargobase
1618
CargoFar
1310
Cart.com
723
CData Software
1714
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926
Chetu
400
CipherLab X SATO
1301
CIRRO E-Commerce US
1335
Cleo
1503
CloudSort
1303
Codingscape
1329
Cognosos
1624
ConGlobal
1613
Consulate General of Canada / Trade Commissioner Service
527
Copeland
830
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
1803
Cover Genius
401
Cubiscan
1224
DAT Freight & Analytics
1315
Datamatics
1119
Davinci Micro Fulfillment
405
DB Schenker
712
DeliverDirect
1500
Delivery Solutions
1032
Denim
1519
Deposco
907
Dexory
1011
Dexterity
710
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1828
DHL Supply Chain
815
Direct Traffic Solutions
326
Dispatch
500
DispatchTrack
301
dlivrd
1822
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1022
DutchX
311
EAIGLE
803
EASE
612
EasyPost
903
EFL Global
1701
eHub
1610
Elemica
1104
Enveyo
411
enVista
1318
ePost Global
1634
Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW)
502
Estes Logistics
1629
eTrac Technologies
1501
Fillogic
1001
Fixefy
923
FlavorCloud Inc.
513
Flexport
507
FourKites, Inc.
1508
Fox Robotics
1621
FreightPOP
1003
FreightWaves SONAR
1307
FreightX
727
Fulfilld
1332
Gatego
1604
Gather AI
1330
Gebrüder Weiss
1601
GLS US
1628
Glympse
1708
GoBolt
725
GoodShip
1023
Goodwin
1415
goTRG - Solving Returns
1612
Greenscreens.ai
706
Gurobi Optimization + Districon
1713
GXO Logistics
1728
Happy Returns
1206
Harbor Lockers
322
HERE Technologies
1706
HeroWear
1820
Highway
823
Holland International Distribution Council
1418
Hoopo Systems Ltd.
1408
Ikigai
1516
Iron Mountain
1422
ITS Logistics
1737
Journeyfront
1327
KALERIS
522
Kardex
826
Keelvar
623
Kenco
1818
Keyence Corporation of America
1400
Kinaxis
822
Kleinschmidt
930
Konexial, Inc
729
KPI Solutions
1730
Körber Supply Chain Software
1406
Lean Solutions Group
1410
Locus Robotics
501
Logiwa
1512
Loop Returns
801
Macondo Vision
1324
Maergo
722
Magaya
622
MagicLog
1328
Manhattan
917
Manifest.eco 3PL
1416
marinetraffic, a kpler product
1719
MercuryGate
1109
Meter
511
Miebach
1317
MileMaker Powered by Rand McNally
1631
Mushiny Robotics
306
MVMNT
413
MyCarrierPortal
1319
Neovia Logistics
925
Neste US
1735
nuVizz Inc.
1002
Ocado Intelligent Automation
1705
ODW Logistics
526
Old Dominion Freight Line
1123
One Network Enterprises
1527
OneRail
919
Onfleet
1812
OnTrac
1505
OpenText
1322
Optima Overnight
1321
Optimal Dynamics
911
Optoro
423
Orderful
512
ORTEC
921
Osa Commerce
902
OSM Worldwide
1632
Paccurate
1525
PackageX
1009
PalletTrader
1627
PALLITE Inc.
827
Parcel Perform
1712
parcelLab
1816
Parnity Logistics Network
1824
Passport Shipping
1026
Peerless Media
933
PopCapacity
1523
PorterLogic
1127
PortPro
1630
Princeton TMX
901
ProShip, Inc.
1602
Protex AI
1736
Quiet Platforms
832
Radaro
1122
Remotics.io
1712
Revenova, LLC
1404
ReverseLogix, Inc.
900
Roadie
1028
RoadSync
1620
Robotics247
931
Rockwell Automation
1419
Rocsys
324
Ryder
701
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
1007
Scandit
402
SDI Element Logic
808
SeaVantage
1614
SEEBURGER
1420
SEKO Logistics
419
Setlog Corp and NRW.Global Business
627
Sharetown
328
ShipBob
1409
ShipERP
1414
Shipium
915
Shippo
922
Shipware
1830
Siemens Industry, Inc.
807
SimWell Consulting & Technologies, Inc.
1633
Slip Robotics
1623
SnapFulfil
1504
Softeon
1117
Sony AITRIOS™
806
SupplyChainBrain
1801
Surgere
810
Swisslog
421
Synkrato
1731
Tactical Logistic Solutions
1100
Tag-N-Trac
1638
Tai Software
1616
Techdinamics Integrations Inc.
1725
Terawatt Infrastructure
315
The New Warehouse Podcast
1826
Third Wave Automation
1605
Tint
1832
Tive
610
TORC
1121
TransImpact
626
TransImpact, Avercast
1511
Traverse Systems
1309
Trimble
1412
Truck N' Hustle
932
Turvo
1517
U-PIC Shipping Insurance
1734
Uber Freight
1834
Unisys
1304
United States Postal Service
1312
Unity SCM
1314
URBX
1729
uShip
812
Valoroo
809
VARGO
1704
VCO Systems
828
Vector Security Networks
1411
Veho
321
Verizeal
1417
VESYL
1311
Vizion
407
Voltera
819
Voxel
1609
WeatherOptics
929
Wiliot
1710
Windward
1015
Winmore
1126
Wise Systems
1124
Woolpert Digital Innovations
1402
WOWL.io
1622
YardView Yard Management Software
1626
Youredi
1611
Zelh Logistics
724
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K28
Linc AI
K1
North American Council for Freight Efficiency
K32
Omni Talk
K15
Oogi Technologies
K29
Optimus Paper
K30
Orca Mobility
K31
Otonomi, Inc.
K33
Shift Robotics
K52
SiteTrax.io
K34
StoreAutomator
K35
Takt
K36
The Escrow Company
K17
The Return
K37
Trackstar
K38
Trapezoid Technologies
K40
Truckpedia
K41
Trustd
K42
Tusk Logistics
K39
Two Boxes
K43
Unbox Robotics
K45
Uncertainty Advantage
K46
Verified Carrier
K8
Verosint
K19
WideSense
K47
Wood Business Group
K49
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Mocktails

Cup of Joe not your thing? Too early for a stein? Head inside the Expo Hall where elegant elixirs await! T-Mobile Mocktails will have on hand a bevy of beverages available to you from 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm on both Tuesday Wednesday.

The Spa Presented by

Enjoy a little me time at The Spa Presented by BlackBerry Radar. Relaxing music, aromatherapy and trained massage therapists await you in the Expo Hall from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the perfect place for a quick break to get back to feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to do business!

Style Studio

When you look good we look good! And the perfect place to get a touch up is the uShip Style Studio in the Expo Hall. Open 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday professionals will be available to lend a hand for mini manicures, makeup touch ups and hairstyling.

Rosé All Day Presented by

Roses are Red. Violets are Blue. Have some Rosé, just for you! Rosé All Day Presented by Softeon. Take a stroll into the Expo Hall when you need a meeting break to stop and smell the rosé. The wine bar will be open 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

1:1 Meeting Zone

In the heart of the Expo Hall sits the DB SCHENKER 1:1 Meeting Zone, a purpose-built meeting space that allows the connections that will change the face of how supply chain and logistics gets done. It is where all 1:1 meetings scheduled via the app take place and offers a convenient place for more casual conversations and a jumping-off spot for all our Expo Hall has to offer. Meetings can take place here 10:00 am – 5:30 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tee Time

Practice your putt or hole-in one swing at the Valoroo Tee Time. Meetings are par for the course at Manifest Vegas and with Valoroo Tee Time open from 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday this mini green is a great place to talk business or debate Woods vs. Nicklaus or Palmer vs. McIlroy.

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The Backyard Presented by

Looking for a non-traditional meeting place? How about hitting up The Backyard Presented by Sony AITRIOS™. With both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as games like giant chess, corn hole, connect4 and Tic-Tac-Toe this might just be the most fun location at Manifest Vegas to talk supply chain and logistics. It’s open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Headshot Studio

Lights, Camera, Headshot! It’s a new year and what a better time to upgrade your LinkedIn profile with a new photo of you. Located right outside the Expo Hall your new headshot is waiting to be taken by our professional photographer. Be sure to stop by in between meetings! Hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ice Cream Social

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! Inside the Expo Hall sits the CloudSort Ice Cream Social where attendees can create their own sundaes or pop by for a popsicle from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Grab N’ Go

Feeling famished? Don’t have time for a proper meal in between meetings? Not to worry. Stop by the Grab N’ Go for a quick bite anytime the Expo Hall is open (10:00 am – 5:30 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday). Grab a quick snack or a boxed lunch to eat in between meetings and sessions!

Biergarten Presented by

Oktoberfest in February? Yes! Raise a stein to toast a new deal thanks to a Manifest Vegas meeting or take a meeting that might lead to a deal in our Biergarten. Bavaria comes to Vegas from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Prost!

Coffee Bar

It is often called the third space – where people go between work and home. At events, it is often the first space, the fuel for the activities ahead. Manifest Vegas is proud to offer a custom built Veho Coffee Bar, conveniently located in the Expo Hall. Enjoy specialty coffee drinks served both Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.

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Swag Store Presented by

Wanna take home a little bit of Manifest Vegas? No problem the Swag Store Presented by Blue Yonder has Manifest Vegas branded tee-shirts and sweatshirts for sale. Located in the Expo Hall directly behind the Innovation Stage from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Charging Lounge Presented by

Power up! If you are in need of a place to power up your phone or computer look no further than the Charging Lounge Presented by TORC.

Pre-Game Meeting Point

Located in the Forum Foyer this Meeting Point serves as a location for meetings created in the app when the Expo Hall is not open. We don’t call it the Pre-Game Meeting Point for nothing … It’s open for you to Pre-Game some meetings before sessions begin and the Expo Hall is open all day Monday and 7:00 am – 10:00 am both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wake N’ Bacon

Nothing says morning like BACON! Nothing says afternoon like BACON! We’ve got your fancy bacon and sweet donut fix in the Expo Hall. AxleHire Wake N’ Bacon will serve up sweet and savory treats 10:00 am – 11:30 am & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Puppy Park

Get your daily dose of Awww! From self-driving four wheeled vehicles to four-legged friends! We know all the meetings you will be taking could get to be a bit ruff so take a mental health break with man’s best friend in the EASE Puppy Park located in the Expo Hall. Don’t think twice or take a paws, Fido is waiting for a belly rub from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm & 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Caricatures

Finally a souvenir you can bring home from Vegas that you can show the kids! FourKites Caricatures will be open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday for you to have a caricature of yourself drawn by a professional artist. Perfect for your LinkedIn or Slack profile picture or just some good old fashioned fun!

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Podcast Studio

No missing person or tragic crime heard here … BUT it would be a crime if you missed out on seeing the Maersk Podcast Studio located in the Forum Foyer. This hot spot where your favorite industry personalities will be talking all things supply chain and logistics from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday and 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

Registration Presented by

It’s the first place to go and the most important place to go. We are talking about Registration Presented by AtoB. Kick off your Manifest Vegas experience right by stopping by Sunday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm, Tuesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm and Wednesday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Remember access to all Manifest Vegas activities requires a badge starting with the Kick Off Day Summits and Kick Off Party on Monday all the way through to the Official After Party featuring Ne-Yo!

Innovation Stage

Innovative companies deserve a stage worthy of their innovation, and that is what you will find in the Expo Hall – a stage specifically built for some of the brightest companies in the end-to-end supply chain. Look for Innovation Stage on the agenda to see the detailed list of companies presenting Tuesday 10:30 am – 4:00 pm and Wednesday 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Bag & Coat Check

Taking the red eye back home? Didn’t get to check in before the Kick Off Day Summits started? No problem we have got you covered. Head on over to the Bag & Coat check to store your stuff! It will be open Monday 10:30 am – 7:30 pm and 8:00 am – 6:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

The ‘Fest Live

Take a walk by our TV studio located in the Expo Hall and get a sneak peek at interviews happening with innovators and thought leaders in the supply chain and logistics industry. Exclusive content being created JUST for our Manifest Vegas attendees! Filming will take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Harshida Acharya
Creator
eCom Logistics Podcast
Ninaad Acharya
CEO & Founder
Fulfillment IQ
Zane Adams
Co-Founder, EVP Strategy And Development
FedUp Foods PBC
Trevor Adey
General Partner & Founder
McVestco VC
Erez Agmoni
Global Head Of Innovation
Maersk
Stuart Ahlum
Co-Founder
SuperCircle/Thousand Fell
Maddy Alcala
President
Gooten
Santosh Alexander
CEO
WideSense
Amena Ali
CEO
Optoro
Anas Aljumaily
Co-Founder
Gently.io
Dylan Alperin
VP Of Professional Services
Keelvar
Enrique Alvarez
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Vector Global Logistics
Moid Alwy
EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer
American Tire Distributors
Yoav Amiel
Chief Information Officer
RXO
Paul Ancona
Director Of Operations
Uline
Andreas Andrea
Director, Logistics & Warehouse Operations
Murad
Alexei Andreev
Co-Founder & Managing Director
AutoTech Ventures
Priyanka Ann Saini
Managing Director
Charlie Pesti
Andrea Aranguren
CEO & President
MineHub Technologies
Sankalp Arora
CEO & Co-Founder
Gather AI
Ian Arthurs
CEO & Founder
Circular.co
Adil Ashiq
Regional Sales Manager, Americas
Kpler Maritime
Raj Atluru
Managing Partner
Activate Capital
Daniel Aucoin
Senior SA, Supply Chain & Logistics
AWS
Amy Augustine
Senior Director Network Supply Chain
UScellular
Martijn Backus
Sales Director
Logicall Group
Thomas Bagge
CEO
DCSA
Chad Bailey
Partner
NewBuild Venture Capital
Andy Bair
Founding Partner
Sway Ventures
Shradha Balakrishnan
Senior Product Manager
Uber Freight
Walker Banks
COO
PortPro
Yann Barbarroux
CEO & Co-Founder
Otonomi
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Sarah Barnes-Humphrey
Founder & Host
Let's Talk Supply Chain
Jeff Barry
Chief Innovation Officer
Dot Foods
Jennifer Bartashus
Senior Equity Research Analyst, Consumer Staples & Retail
Bloomberg LP
Mike Bassani
GM
Microsoft
Marty Battaglio
VP Of IT
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Mark Baxa
CEO & President
CSCMP
Amiee Bayer-Thomas
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ulta Beauty
Stephen Beard
VP, Transportation
PFS now part of GXO
Julia Bedanova
COO
Million Dollar Baby Co
Stephanie Benedetto
CEO & Founder
Queen of Raw
Maia Benson
Partner & Managing Director
Forum Ventures
Garsten Bergquist
Head Of Supply Chain
H.V.M.N
Jayson Berryhill
Partner & Co-Founder
Wholechain
Kyle Bertin
CEO & Co-Founder
Two Boxes
Devin Bhushan
CEO & Founder
Squint
Richard Bishop
Principal
Bishop Consulting
Josh Blinick
CTO
3rdwave
Peter Bolstorff
EVP, Innovation & Business Intelligence
The Association for Supply Chain Management
Arelis Bonilla
CEO & Founder
Aria Logistics
Stefan Borggreve
Chief Digital Officer
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
Romaine Bostick
TV Anchor
Bloomberg LP
Renato BOTTIGLIERI
Head Of Logistics
Eggo Kitchen & House
Ronan Boudet
Head Of Container Tracking
Kpler Maritime
Crijn Bouman
CEO & Co-Founder
Rocsys
Trent Bowman
VP Business Consulting
Kinaxis
Jamie Bragg
EVP, CSCO
Tailored Brands
Josh Brazil
COO
Charlie Pesti
Dave Broering
President, Integrated Logistics
NFI Industries
Mary Beth Brosnihan
Investor
McCarthy Capital
Justin Brown
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Dollar Shave Club
Blythe Brumeleve
Host, Everything Is Logistics
Digital Dispatch
Raul Bujalil
VP Supply Chain Strategy & Enablers
Kroger
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Shaun Bunch
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Northern Tool + Equipment
Dustin Burke
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Boston Consulting Group
Scott Burkey
Technology Fellow, XR
WestRock
Josh Butler
CEO & Founder
CompScience
Rob Cannizzaro
COO
Intermodal Association of North America
Chris Caplice
Chief Scientist
DAT Freight & Analytics
Ann Carpenter
CEO & Co-Founder
Braid Theory
Emmanuel Carrillo
CEO
Talon Logistics
Bill Catania
CEO & Founder
OneRail
Lisa Chai
Partner
Interwoven Ventures
Imara Charles
VP, Process & Digital Excellence, Global Supply Chain
Bristol Myers Squibb
Kaz Chary
CEO & Founder
DrayData
Sanjay Choubey
VP & CIO/CDO, North America
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Ayesha Choudhury
SVP, Head Of Capital Markets
Infinium
Nick Chubb
Managing Director & Founder
Thetius
Gina Chung
VP, Corporate Development
Locus Robotics
Marcus Chung
COO
Coyuchi
Matthew Cicinelli
VP, U.S Operations & Global Supply Chain Technology
HelloFresh
Stephan Cizmar
Partner
Blackhorn Ventures
Seth Clevenger
Managing Editor, Features
Transport Topics
Gabby Contro
Partner
Crosslink Capital
Jonathan Cook
CEO & Founder
Trapezoid Technologies
Peter Coratola Jr
CEO & President
EASE Logistics
Daniel Covarrubias
Director, Texas Center For Border Economic & Enterprise Development
Texas A&M International University
Lyall Cresswell
CEO & Founder
Trustd
Joyce Cruts
VP Supply Chain & Operations
Acer
Charles Cunnion
VP, Supply Chain & Customer Service
CMPC Forest Products NA
Gaston Curk
CEO
OSM Worldwide
Jeremiah Curvers
CEO & Co-Founder
Polysleep
Vicky Cuthbert
Chief Product Supply Chain Officer, Personal Care
Unilever
Lizeth Cárdenas
Head Of Supply Chain
Samsung Peru
Raffaello D'Andrea
CEO & Founder
Verity
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Shay Dadush
Chief Product Officer
DutchX
Kristen Daihes
VP, Global Supply Chain - Mars Snacking
Mars
Anukool Damle
Manager, Innovation And Business Optimization
WM
Tai Dang
Head Of Supply Chain
MìLà
Joe Darcy
Investment Manager
Volvo Group Venture Capital
Katie Date
SVP - Industry Relations & Strategic Initiativ
Manifest
Scott Davidson
CEO
Revolv
Gabriel de Godoy
CEO
Cargologik
Alfonso De los Rios
CEO & Co-Founder
Nowports
Bart De Muynck
CEO & Founder
Bart De Muynck LLC
David de Picciotto
CEO & Co-Founder
Pledge
Eugene Demaitre
Editorial Director, Robotics
WTWH Media
Donovan Devine
CEO
Oogi Technologies
Amanda DeVoe
Fleet Strategy & Transformation Director
PepsiCo
Tim Dewald
Director Of Supply Chain
Hercules
Harjinder Dhaliwal
Chief Capital Programmes Officer
Nevomo Technologies
Rohit Dhanda
Head Of WW Global Sourcing
Amazon
Jamin Dick
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Lands'​ End
Michelle Dilley
CEO
AWESOME
Josh Dinneen
Chief Commercial Officer
OnTrac
Ravi Dosanjh
COO
Caliber.global
Bill Durbin
Head Of North America Logistics & Planning
Kraft Heinz
Jeffrey Eluk
Director, Global Supply Chain
Reynolds Consumer Products
Harald Emberger
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Beiersdorf
Kenneth Engel
SVP Of Internet Giants
Schneider Electric
Dave Evans
CEO & Co-Founder
Fictiv
Michael Fahy
CEO
Neovia Logistics
Matt Fain
CEO & Co-Founder
PopCapacity
Seana Fairchild
CCO
ConGlobal
Tim Fehr
SVP, Operations
Happy Returns
Paulo Fernandes
VP, Enterprise Partnerships, B2B Supply Chain Payments
Mastercard
Ty Findley
General Partner & Co-Founder
Ironspring Ventures
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Dave Finnegan
Head Of The Customer Experience Practice
Reach Partners
Lucy Fishwick
VP Of Logistics
Diageo
Carly Fliesher
Technology Chairman
ECA: A Delivery Industry Alliance
Karyl Fowler
CEO & Co-Founder
Transmute
Zach Fredericks
Principal
Primary Ventures
Kathy Fulton
Executive Director
American Logistics Aid Network
Cassandra Gaines
CEO & Founder
Carrier Assure
Suketu Gandhi
Global Co-Head Strategic Operations Practice
Kearney
Andrew Garcia
CEO & Co-Founder
Goodshuffle
Dan Gardner
Co-Founder, EVP & Chief Learning Officer
Trade XCelerators LLC
Van Garrett
Senior Director Of Sales For The Americas
Mushiny Robotics
Nir Gartzman
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
theDOCK
Sylvain Gazaille
Chief Operating Officer
SimWell
Krystian Gebis
CEO & Co-Founder
ShipperCRM
Christopher George
CEO
SubSummit
Pramod Ghadge
CEO & Co-Founder
Unbox Robotics
Al Ghorai
SVP Of Operations
ThredUp
Prince Ghosh
CEO & Co-Founder
Factored Quality
Nicole Glenn
CEO & Founder
Candor Expedite, Inc.
Brian Glick
CEO & Founder
Chain.io
Bill Good
VP Supply Chain
GE Appliances
Ben Gordon
Managing Partner
Cambridge Capital
Shimon Gowda
Technical Program Manager
Apple
Jordan Graft
CEO
Highway
Michael Granoff
Founder
Maniv Mobility
Scott Gravelle
CEO & Founder
Attabotics
Janelle Griffith
SVP, North American Logistics Leader
Marsh
Alexandra Griffon
CEO & Co-Founder
BlueCargo
Jill Guenther
Head Of Customer Success
Nikola Corporation
Akash Gupta
CEO & Co-Founder
Zypp Electric
Dhruv Gupta
CEO
Axle Technologies
Noel Hacegaba
COO
Port of Long Beach
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Christopher Halkyard
COO & Co-Founder
La Bella Stella
Ben Hamilton
VP, E-Commerce Fulfillment
Kroger
Steve Hankel
VP, Information Technology
Johanson Transportation Service
Mark Hanson
VP, Technology & Business Innovation
Sony Electronics
Will Haraway
Chief Content Officer & Co-Founder
LeadCoverage
Lance Harcrow
COO
Estes Forwarding Worldwide
Lior Harel
CEO & Co-Founder
Fixefy
Mark Harris
CEO & Co-Founder
HeroWear
Chris Harty
Director Of Global Freight And Trade Compliance
GoPro
Laurent Hautefeuille
EVP
Uber Freight
Ittay Hayut
CEO & Co-Founder
Hoopo
Andy Hecker
Deputy Director & CFO
Port of Miami
Kyle Henderson
CEO & Co-Founder
Vizion
Jeff Henderson
SVP
Ryan Transportation
Donald Hester
Cybersecurity Advisor – California
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Morgan Hill
Director, Product Management
Magaya
Joshua Hirschheimer
Associate Partner
Porsche Consulting
Lindsey Hoell
CEO & Founder
Dispatch Goods
Jan Hoelterling
VP, Product Management
Descartes
Heather Hoover-Salomon
CEO
uShip
Matt Horton
CEO
Voltera
Tyler Hughes
CTO & Co-Founder
Vizion
Megumi Ikeda
Managing Director
Hearst Ventures
Ben Jackson
CEO & Co-Founder
Bungii
Bjorn Jacobsen
Chief Product Officer
Nexxiot
Wit Jakuczun
CTO/Owner
F33.ai
Chris Jamroz
CEO & Executive Chairman
Roadrunner
Patrick Jandt
CEO & Co-Founder
driveMybox GmbH
Paul Jarrett
CEO
Bulu
Gregory Javor
SVP, Global Supply Chain Operations
Mattel
Oana Jinga
CCO & Co-Founder
Dexory
Daniel Johnson
VP, Transportation & Logistics Practice
McGriff
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Eric Johnson
Senior Editor, Technology
JOC.com
Clare Jones
Chief Commercial Officer
what3words
Rohit Joshi
Head Of Workforce Transformation
Gig and Take
Mathieu Joubert
AVP - EComm Supply Chain
L'Oreal
Tim Judge
CEO & President
Agillitics
Evan Junker
Chief Growth Officer
SPARQ360
Stefan Kalmund
CEO
Nexxiot
Simon Kalouche
CEO & Founder
Nimble Robotics
Sharan Kalva
President
C-StoreMaster
Lindsay Kaplan
Co-Founder
Chief
Bill Kascel
SVP Sustainability
Kuehne Nagel
Mark Kasdorf
CEO & Founder
Forge
Elliot Katz
Chief Business Officer & Co-Founder
Phantom Auto
Tal Keller
COO & Co-Founder
Fixefy
Brian Kempisty
Founder
Port X Logistics
Thomas Kenny
Senior Associate
25Madison
Kerim Kfuri
President
The Atlas Network
Reade Kidd
CEO
E*DRAY Collaborative Port Logistics
Brooke Kiley
Partner
VMG Partners
Henrik Killander
Head Of Partnerships, Senior Business Product Manager
Maersk
Ian Kinne
Director Of Logistics Innovation
Hillwood
Robert Kirk
Head Of Analytics Financial Institutions
Dun & Bradstreet
Erik Kiser
CEO & Founder
Orderful
Kelli Klunder
VP Of Operations
Praesidium
Kurt Knapton
CEO
Deep Cognition
Constantine Komodromos
CEO & Founder
VesselBot
Bharath Krishnamoorthy
CEO & Co-Founder
Denim
Regina Kwon
Medical Director, Shared Services
UW Health
Francis Lalonde
Chief Commercial Officer
KNNX Corp
Eugene Laney
CEO & President
American Association of Exporters and Importers
Cathy Langham
President
Langham Logistics
Mark Lavelle
CEO
Maergo
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Kevin Lawton
Founder
The New Warehouse
Matt LeDucq
CEO
Forum Mobility
Devrim Leonard
Head Of Global Transportation Operations, Devices & Services
Google
Rachel Levy
COO
Brooklinen
Martin Lew
CEO
Commtrex
Harris Ligon
CEO & Co-Founder
Telegraph
Brian Litvak
Senior Associate
Ibex Investors
Suzanne Long
Chief Sustainability & Transformation Officer
Albertsons Companies
Sonita Lontoh
Board Member
Sunrun and TrueBlue
Edwin Lopez
Managing Editor
Industry Dive
Bob Loycano
Vice President, Supply Chain
FDH Aero
Timothy Luchini
CEO
Intramotev
Neil Lustig
CEO
Arkestro
Gary Lynch
CEO & Founder
Uncertainty Advantage
Connor Lyons
Innovation Business Partner
Associated British Ports
Aidan Madigan-Curtis
Partner
Eclipse Ventures
Farrukh Mahboob
CEO & Founder
PackageX
Daragh Mahon
EVP & CIO
Werner Enterprises
Arman Malhotra
Investor
Porsche Ventures
James Malley
CEO & Co-Founder
Paccurate
Hariesh Manaadiar
Founder
Shipping and Freight Resource
Darko Mandich
CEO & Co-Founder
MeliBio
Rodney Manzo
CEO & Founder
Anvyl
Grady Martin
SVP, Innovation & Engineering
Saddle Creek Logistics
Dirk Martin
VP Logistics & Customer Services
Freshpet
Mark Martin
General Partner & Co-Founder
Cybernetix Ventures
Naashom Marx
Director Of Strategic Innovation - Advanced Mobility
CVG International Airport
James Matthews
CEO
Ocado Technology
Tod Mawhinney
Head Of Cargo Americas
Swiss WorldCargo
Phil Maxson
Logistics Manager
Integrum Scientific
Laura Maxwell
SVP, Supply Chain
PepsiCo Foods North America
Sean McCartney
Chief Supply Chain Officer
StockX
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Jim McCullen
CIO
Century Supply Chain Solutions
Sean McGuigan
Chief Supply Chain Officer
BeautyStat Cosmetics
Patrick McIntyre
Head Of Development
Krispy Kreme
Dan McLaughlin
AVP - Marketing & Sales Operations
Union Pacific Railroad
Matt McLelland
VP Of Sustainability & Innovation
Covenant Logistics
Michael Mecca
CEO & Founder
PortPro
Stephen Meyer
Supply Chain Research Principal Director
Accenture
Val Miftakhov
CEO & Founder
ZeroAvia
Sally Miller
Global Digital Transformation Officer & CIO North America
DHL Supply Chain
Jason Minghini
SVP Operations
Kenco
Alex Mishurov
CEO
KPS Global Asset Management Limited
Oliver Mitchell
Partner
ff Venture Capital
Alexis Mizell
Managing Editor
Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Rasheed Mohamad
EVP, Global Operations & Business Technology
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Jesse Moller
President Of Operations
Cabrella Shipping & Insurance Intelligence
Pascal Montilus
EVP, Supply, Hygiene
Reckitt
Lisa Morales-Hellebo
Managing General Partner & Founder
REFASHIOND Ventures
Jim Mullen
Chief Strategy Officer
NMFTA
Courtney Muller
President
Manifest
Tom Munoz
VP- North American Operations
Bargreen
Nitin Murali
Vice President Supply Chain Excellence
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Erhan Musaoglu
CEO & Founder
Logiwa
Frank Mycroft
CEO & Founder
Booster
Vijay Natarajan
VP Business Consulting
Kinaxis
Oliver Neumann
Co-CEO & Founder
cargo.one
Michael Newcity
Chief Innovation Officer
ArcBest
Michael Newman
CEO
Returnity
Owen Nicholson
CEO
SLAMcore
Melissa Nick
Chief Supply Chain Officer
ShipBob
Coby Nilsson
CEO & Co-Founder
Enveyo
Matt Norcia
COO
Voxel
David Nothacker
CEO & Co-Founder
Sennder
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Liji Nowal
CEO & Founder
ODeX
Joe Ohr
Chief Operating Officer
NMFTA
Beelian Ong
VP, Supply Chain And Supplier Quality
Ardisam
Leonel Ortiz
Chief Operating Officer
Avianca Cargo
Ken O’Brien
Co-Founder
Greenabl
Gopalendu Pal
Nova Cygnus Advisory
Managing Partner
Donna Palumbo-Miele
Managing Director & Founder
Concordia Supply Chain Group
Michael Pantilione
Partner
LLR Partners
Nilay Parikh
CEO & Founder
Arvist
Rushi Patel
CEO
PS Technology
Nimesh Patel
Vice President, Global Alliances
FourKites
Matan Peled
Head Of US Business & Co- Founder
Windward
John Pell
Director Of Product Operations
Dexterity
Enrique Perret
Director
US-Mexico Foundation
Brad Perry
Director Of Sales – Warehouse & Smart Automation Solutions
Fives Intralogistics Corp
Ryan Petersen
CEO & Founder
Flexport
Matt Petot
CEO
CargoAi
Andrew Petrisin
Supply Chain Advisor
U.S. Department of Transportation
Adam Phillips
Managing Director
Techstars
Christopher Plaat
SVP & GM
BlackBerry Radar
Mike Polich
VP & CPO Supply Chain
Honeywell
Jonathan Poma
CEO & Co-Founder
Loop Returns
Arshan Poursohi
CEO & Co-Founder
Third Wave Automation
Mike Powell
CTO
SEKO Logistics
Amit Prasad
Chief Data Science Officer
TI Holding Company
Padhu Raman
CEO & Co-Founder
Osa Commerce
Raj Ramanan
CEO
AxleHire
Marlon Ramirez
Managing Partner & Founder
Blue Impact
Omar Ramirez
Sr Director Of Transportation
Mercado Libre
Smitha Raphael
Chief Product & Delivery Officer
SnapFulfil
Sameer Rashid
CEO & Founder
Reshape Growth
Rebecca Razulis
COO
Gelato
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Natan Reddy
Principal
25Madison
Gary Reeves
VP, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Operations
Cardinal Health
Esteban Reyes
General Partner
Zenda VC
Mark Richardson
CEO
Ocado Intelligent Automation
Mark Riskowitz
VP, Operations
Caraway Home
Sofia Rivas
Supply Chain Network Design And Optimization Manager
HP
Nate Robert
CTO & Chief Product Officer
Ryder System
Elliott Rodgers
EVP & COO
Foot Locker
Michael Roeth
Executive Director
NACFE
Tiffany Rogers
Director Of Innovation And Development, Manufacturing
Fair Labor Association
Bert Roona
Foreign Investment Developer
LIOF, Regional Development and Investment Agency
Paul Rosa
SVP, Procurement & Fleet Planning
Penske Truck Leasing
Sam Rosen
President
Ollin Plastics
Carlos Ruiz
Chief Operations Officer, North America
L’Oréal Groupe
Michael Sachaj
VC Investor
HPA
Parisa Sadrzadeh
EVP Of SMB And Omnichannel Fulfillment
Flexport
Olaf Sakkers
Partner
RedBlue Capital
Yuji Sakurai
Deputy Manager
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
Al Sambar
General Partner
XRC Ventures
Santosh Sankar
Managing Partner
Dynamo Ventures
John Santagate
VP, Robotics
Körber Supply Chain
Miika Satori
Founder
Cambrian Robotics
Stephan Schablinski
VP, GoGreen, North America
DHL Supply Chain
Matt Schrap
CEO
Harbor Trucking Association
A.K. Schultz
CEO & Co-Founder
SVT Robotics
Rachel Schwalbach
VP, ESG
C.H. Robinson
Karen Schwartz
VP Transportation
ShipHero
David Seewack
CEO & Founder
FinditParts
Kirk Serjeantson
Chief Information Officer
American Expediting
Leyland Seto
Director Of Partnerships, Supply Chain
Plug and Play Tech Center
Emily Sewell
Senior Director Of Operations
Zenni Optical
Lori Shaffer
VP, Global Research & Engineering
Kimberly-Clark
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Prashant Shah
Chief Supply Chain Officer
SwagUp
Yikun Shao
Head Of NA Supply Chain
Alibaba.com
Rathna Sharad
CEO & Founder
FlavorCloud
Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
Richard Sharpe
CEO
Competitive Insights, LLC
Michael Shin
VP Of Procurement & Supply Chain
Trinity Rail Industries
Nate Shutes
VP Global Fulfillment & Logistics
Blu Dot
Kristen Siemen
VP, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Motors
Andre Simha
Global Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
Pam Simon
Conference Chair & EVP Programming
Manifest
Angad Singh
Global Director Of Innovation
Aramex
Roland Slegers
CEO
Delivery Match
Chris Smith
CEO & Co-Founder
Slip Robotics
Evan Smith
CEO & Co-Founder
Altana
Bryant Smith
Director Of Product Management
Manhattan
Andrew Smith
SVP
Circle Logistics
Rachelle Snyder
CEO & Co-Founder
Arrive
Louis Sola
Commissioner
Federal Maritime Commission
Gene Song
CEO
SeaVantage
Carrie Song
VP, Renewable Road Transportation, Americas
Neste
Liz Sophia
VP, Field Marketing
Manhattan
Roberto Sosa
Managing Director & Co-Founder
C12
Matt Soule
CEO & Co-Founder
Parallel Systems
Carle Stenmark
General Partner
VMG Partners
Adrian Stoch
Chief Automation Officer
GXO
Brian Stout
SVP, Fulfillment And Delivery Experience
Thistle
Brian Straight
Editor In Chief
Supply Chain Management Review
Zach Strickland
Head Of Freight Market Intelligence
FreightWaves
Bhavani Subramaniam
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Serta Simmons Bedding
Brad Svrluga
General Partner & Co-Founder
Primary Venture Partners
Earnest Sweat
Founding Partner
Public School Ventures
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor
The Journal of Commerce by S&P
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Derek Szopa
CEO & Founder
CloudSort
Jaime Tabachnik
CEO & Co-Founder
Solvento
Jake Tauscher
Partner
G2 Venture Partners
Glenn Taylor
Logistics Editor
Logistics Editor
Herbert ten Have
CEO
Scantainr
Yaro Tenzer
Chairman & Co-Founder
Righthand Robotics
Marc Theermann
Chief Strategy Officer
Boston Dynamics
Scott Theriot
GM Of Supply Chain
Danos
Martijn Thijsen
Head Of Global Connect
Port of Rotterdam
Charu Thomas
CEO & Founder
Ox
Mike Thompson
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Jerry Tolochko
Strategy And Planning
Uber Freight
Andy Tomka
Head Of Innovation
MVMNT
Marc Tomkinson
CTO
C3 Solutions
Eric Topp
Worldwide Solutions & Strategy – T&L
AWS
Torah Tores
Co-Founder/COO
Adventure CPG
Jordi Torrent
Head Of Strategy
Port of Barcelona
Brittany Traylor
CEO
TraylorTranspo
Parthsarathi Trivedi
CEO & Co-Founder
Skylo
Caroline Troit
SVP, Salon Centric Integrated Supply Chain
L'Oréal
Santi Ureta
CEO & Co-Founder
Papaya Dash
Cary Vandenavond
Chief Revenue Officer
Dexterity
Ananya Vasagiri
Investor
Schematic Ventures
Pras Velagapudi
Chief Architect & VP Of Innovation
Agility Robotics
Vignan Velivela
CEO & Co-Founder
AtoB
Mario Veraldo
CEO
MTM Logix
Maria Villablanca
CEO & Co-Founder
Future Insights Network
Dana von der Heide
CCO & Founder
Parcel Perform
Nick Vyas
Founding Executive Director
USC Marshall, Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Tom Walker
CEO & Founder
DroneUp
Chuck Wallace
CEO & Co-Founder
HDVI
Phoebe Wang
Investment Partner
Amazon Climate Pledge Fund
2024 SPEAKERS
SPEAKER NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Spencer Ware
CEO & Co-Founder
REPOWR
Sean Waters
VP Of Product Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
Daimler Trucks North America
Allan Watters
Head Of Innovation
Vector Security Networks
Rahmel Wattley
Founder
Truck N’ Hustle Media
Judy Webb-Hapgood
Chief Supply Chain Officer
The University of Miami/The University of Miami Health System
Maximilian Weigelt
Team Lead Sales Specialist
Kpler Maritime
Peter Weis
CIO, SVP Of Supply Chain
ITS Logistics
Sean Whitehouse
SVP, Supply Chain
DICK'S Sporting Goods
Andy Whiting
CEO & Co-Founder
Better Trucks
Michael Whitman
Principal, Operations Transformation Technology Sector Leader
PwC US
Jake Wieseneck
Principal
Maniv Mobility
Wesley Williams
VP Of Supply Chain
Daily Harvest
Steve Wilson
VP- Industrial Technology
Siggins
Mat Witte
SVP, Americas
ORTEC
Ariel Wolf
Partner & Chair, Autonomous, Electric, And Connected Mobility
Venable LLP
Jeff Wolpov
SVP, ECommerce
Ryder System
Ben Wunderman
CEO & Co-Founder
Packsmith
Alex Yancher
CEO & Co-Founder
Passport
Ashley Yentz
VP, Supply Chain Strategy And Material Flow
Sleep Number Corporation
Uri Yoselevich
CEO & Founder
DockTech
Debbie Yu
President & Co-Founder
ISEE
Janie Yu
Partner
LFX Venture Partners
Nick Zabikow
Senior Director – Logistics Tech
HERE Technologies
Chase Zieman
Chief Data Officer & Co-founder
Cart.com
Itamar Zur
CEO & Co-Founder
Veho
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SPEAKER BIOS
Harshida Acharya,
Creator,
eCom Logistics Podcast
Harshida Acharya, the mastermind behind the eCom Logistics Podcast, brings over 15 years in strategy, start-up innovation, and marketing. Since its August 2022 launch, the podcast has soared to global acclaim. With 42 captivating episodes, it has garnered over 10,000 downloads and amassed a dedicated following of 45,000 listeners across 70 countries. Harshida's commitment to delivering unparalleled insights is evident as she unites thought leaders and industry pioneers, transforming each episode into a valuable experience. The eCom Logistics Podcast has become the go-to resource for professionals conquering complex supply chain challenges. With an expanding global presence and a growing listener base, Harshida continues to revolutionize the industry, one episode at a time.
Ninaad Acharya,
CEO & Founder,
Fulfillment IQ
As the Co-founder and CEO of Fulfillment IQ, Ninaad Acharya is a result-driven, award-winning supply chain leader passionate about building simple and highly effective product and commercial strategies. With almost 20 years of experience in supply chain digital transformation and technology, Ninaad has successfully led and continues to lead the creation of disruptive technology solutions in Fortune 50 companies, retailers, 3PLs, and eCommerce brands. He’s been a trusted advisor to brands like Nordstrom, FedEx, Footlocker and more. Ninaad's expertise and industry insights have made him a sought-after speaker at prominent industry events, including Home Delivery World and others. He has shared his knowledge and experience with fellow professionals, further establishing himself as a thought leader in the supply chain field. In addition to his speaking engagements, Ninaad has been featured in reputable publications such as Supply Chain Dive, where his insights and contributions have been recognized and shared with a wider audience. Through his leadership, Ninaad has empowered supply chain start-ups to accelerate their go-to- market strategies by up to 2x, resulting in substantial cost savings. Overall, he has led the Fulfillment IQ team to enable $500M in capital automation and support over 135 warehouse tech projects. He has built a talented and passionate team that consistently delivers measurable results for companies facing significant challenges from rising costs, driven by increasing wages, and has been instrumental in attracting outside investment in tech-enabled supply chain solutions. Ninaad's unwavering mission is to enable businesses to realize the full potential of their supply chain and navigate the evolving landscape of the industry with confidence and innovation.
Zane Adams,
Co-Founder, EVP Strategy And Development,
FedUp Foods PBC
Zane Adams is the Co-CEO of FedUp Foods PBC, the holding company of Buchi, a brand pioneering positive social and sustainable change in the beverage industry. Joining the team just nine months after Jeannine and Sarah started in 2009, Zane is regarded as the “father” of the Buchi brand and its impact platform. Here Zane combines a passion for people and the planet with his deep marketing expertise and business background that developed the Buchi brand and subsequently launched FedUp Foods PBC in 2020, fostering enterprise partnerships from suppliers to community collaborators. A leader in the space, Zane believes the expansion of regenerative supply chains drive longer, more sustainable revenue for scaling business and family farms. Zane is a sought-after speaker and media commentator and has been featured in numerous podcasts like Winning at Work, Washington Post, New York Times, Real Leaders Magazine and recently ranked alongside Jeannine Buscher, Co-CEO as #30 on the MO 100 Top Impact CEO’s in the United States. Zane is a founding member, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Kombucha Brewers International, the global trade association for the kombucha industry.
Erez Agmoni,
Global Head Of Innovation,
Maersk
Dr. Erez Agmoni is the Global Head of Innovation for Maersk and after many years in Israel, Asia and Latin America he is now based in New Jersey, USA. In this current role, Erez is heading the Maersk Innovation Center which contains 4 pilers: R&D, Digital Innovation, Product Innovation and Data Innovation. On top of that, the Innovation Center is building eco-systems that contain internal stakeholders, customers, academia, government and venture capital players. Erez has a broad industry experience of more than 25 years in supply chain management, freight forwarding, logistics, engineering, and digital innovation which he utilized to develop complex solutions that improve end to end supply chains. Erez is holding a computer engineering bachelor’s degree, telecommunication science master’s degree and a PhD in organization development. Erez is married with three children and enjoy travelling, hiking and mountain biking in his spare time Erez enjoy meeting and learning new cultures and can speak Hebrew (native), English & Thai fluently and he is at a beginner level in Japanese.
Stuart Ahlum,
Co-Founder,
SuperCircle/Thousand Fell
Stuart Ahlum is the Co-Founder and COO of SuperCircle and Thousand Fell. He comes from an entrepreneurial background with more than ten years of experience running start-ups, and leading business strategy and operations. Stuart specializes in reverse logistics supply chains, textile recycling infrastructure, and operational technology. Stuart spent three years living and working in Asia, which was the start to a deep understanding of retail supply chain and manufacturing.
Maddy Alcala,
President,
Gooten
Maddy Alcala is the President of Gooten, a global provider of order management technology for on-demand manufacturing. Maddy joined the Gooten team in 2017 as the company's first customer success representative and has spent her tenure relentlessly focused on helping eCommerce businesses grow without risk. Maddy has established herself as a market expert in all aspects of on-demand production and fulfillment and uses her knowledge of the print-on-demand market to bring innovative solutions to clients. Maddy oversees the entirety of Gooten's go-to-market organization, ranging from marketing to customer service, and cites her favorite part of her job as working with her incredible team that supports clients of all sizes, from small startups to the world's largest brands across marketplaces, retailers, and manufacturers. She has grown Gooten from 150 customers to over 15,000 and directly partners with retailers who sell billions of dollars of goods annually. In addition to sales, Maddy leads fundraising and strategic partnerships for Gooten and led the company's Series A that closed in June 2023. Prior to Gooten, she worked in Corporate Strategy and Development at BlackRock and regularly draws on her finance, M&A, and consulting experience in advising clients and running her organization at Gooten. Maddy holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University where she graduated summa cum laude and lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and young son.
Santosh Alexander,
CEO,
WideSense
Santosh Alexander is a serial tech entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. He has built and invested in technology start-ups leading to an IPO and several successful acquisitions. Santosh currently serves as CEO of WideSense, a leading provider of software tools and services accelerating the widescale planning, deployment, and real-time operations of electric vehicle fleets. From planning an efficient transition to electric, to operational guidance for maximizing utilization and reducing electricity costs, to real-time monitoring for reliability, WideSense’s commercially deployed AI-powered toolchain enables diesel-competitive total cost of ownership for EV fleets.
Amena Ali,
CEO,
Optoro
Amena Ali is a proven leader with more than 20 years experience in delivering value for customers and successfully growing software businesses.
Anas Aljumaily,
Co-Founder,
Gently.io
Entrepreneur and investor Anas Aljumaily specializes in the technology and logistics sectors. He co-founded Gently, an innovative logistics company, in the USA in 2023. Aljumaily, a Harvard MBA graduate, also co-founded and sold a data science analysis firm, and today owns a specialized software development studio in LA with numerous ongoing projects and over $100 million in annual turnover. As an investor, he targets early-stage tech companies that integrate physical processes with cutting-edge technology. His large portfolio includes successful investments in and exits from numerous businesses, including six unicorns.
Dylan Alperin,
VP Of Professional Services,
Keelvar
Mr. Alperin is a 15 year supply chain industry expert with experience working for and advising over 50% of the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain companies and who has been featured in reporting from CNBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider and others. Currently he leads the global professional services team for Keelvar that utilizes AI based Sourcing Optimization and Automation with some of the most prestigious and advanced companies in the world. Prior to Keelvar Dylan split his time between roles in industry and consulting where he worked in manufacturing, led supply chain network design projects, and managed global procurement teams responsible for over $1 Billion in spend.
Enrique Alvarez,
Managing Director & Co-Founder,
Vector Global Logistics
Enrique Alvarez believes we all have a personal responsibility to change the world. For this reason, he is hardworking, relationship-minded, and proactive. Enrique is the Managing Director at Vector Global Logistics, which is dedicated to changing the world through supply chain. He is proud to say that Vector’s success and growing social impact has been built on their results-based culture, a passionate team, and their desire to truly partner with clients. Before co-founding Vector, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where his main focus was on the operations, sales, and supply chain processes. Prior to joining BCG, Enrique worked for Grupo Vitro, a Mexican glass manufacturer, for five years holding different positions from sales and logistics manager to supply chain project leader. He has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Technólogico de Monterrey in Mexico. Enrique’s passions are soccer and the ocean, and he also enjoys traveling, getting to know new people, and spending time with his wife and two kids, Emma and Enrique.
Moid Alwy,
EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer,
American Tire Distributors
Moid is the Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at American Tire Distributors (ATD) leading the end to end supply chain organization inclusive of demand planning, inventory management, transportation, distribution, logistics, sales and operations planning (S&OP) and final mile delivery. Prior to ATD, Moid spent 20 years in various leadership roles at Target in supply chain operations and strategy. He led critical efforts around omni-channel supply chain initiatives, development of strategy and scaling Target from a $70B retailer to a $100B+ in 3 years. Prior to Target, Moid spent two years at US Bancorp, where he was responsible for the successful technology integration and implementation of mergers and acquisitions. Moid graduated with a degree in Information Systems and Mathematics from Luther College.
Yoav Amiel,
Chief Information Officer,
RXO
Yoav Amiel is a high-impact technology leader with more than 25 years of experience working in world-class technology companies. His expertise transforms traditional transportation processes, driving the growth of RXO’s best-in-class digital brokerage platform while providing significant value to customers. Mr. Amiel joined RXO’s predecessor company in 2018 as vice president of technology. In 2021, his responsibilities were expanded to include strategic leadership as senior vice president of technology. Prior to RXO, Mr. Amiel held senior positions with Amazon, Uber and Microsoft. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Paul Ancona,
Director Of Operations,
Uline
Paul Ancona is a highly accomplished warehousing automation and efficiency expert, boasting an impressive 30+ year career dedicated to optimizing warehouse operations. With a deep understanding of logistics, lean methodologies, and automation technologies, Paul has been instrumental in streamlining processes, reducing costs, and improving overall productivity, quality, and service for multiple industries. Throughout his career, Paul has successfully implemented cutting-edge automation systems, advanced software solutions, and robotics to maximize efficiency and accuracy in warehouse operations. Paul’s impact extends beyond individual warehouses. He has played a key role in helping shape industry best practices and has been a driving force behind the adoption of advanced technologies in warehouse systems. Early in his career, Paul was instrumental in implementing the first-of-its-kind warehouse management system from a now, leading tier 1 provider. Several other ‘firsts’ include installing numerous AS/RS installations while employed as Director of Engineering with Baxter/Allegiance/Cardinal Health along with; more recently, installing the first Goods-To-Person AutoStore application in the United States while SVP-Global Engineering with Medline Industries. He is adept at making automation flexible and adaptable to subsidize existing processes and procedures. His career started after graduating from Iowa State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He is recently employed with Uline as Director of Operations in Pleasant Prairie, WI.
Andreas Andrea,
Director, Logistics & Warehouse Operations,
Murad
Andreas’ experience spans 15+ years of supply chain, operations, warehouse and logistics positions in various organizations ranging from early-stage startups like Bala Bangles to his current role as Director of Logistics & Warehousing at Murad, a Unilever Prestige Brand. The most challenging experience in his career so far was successfully navigating FabFitFun, one of the largest subscription box retailers, through the Covid-19 supply chain shocks through a strategy of phased diversification powered by robust analytics and a keen insight into market forces.
Alexei Andreev,
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
AutoTech Ventures
Alexei brings to Autotech a long track record of investing in hard science startups related to both hardware and software, and he enjoys working with companies that build competitive barriers to entry via fundamental IP or strong network effects. Previously, Alexei was a Managing Director of NY-based VC firm Harris & Harris Group, leading their Silicon Valley office. Prior to H&H, he was at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), contributing to their VC investments in advanced manufacturing, quantum computing, and alternative energy. Dr. Andreev earned his MBA from Stanford, his PhD in Solid State Physics from Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute, and completed coursework for MA in Liberal Sciences from Dartmouth. In his free time, he enjoys studying quantum mechanics, playing basketball, windsurfing, and surrealist artwork. Dr. Andreev previously served as a board director or observer of numerous companies including D-Wave Systems, Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS), Xradia (acq. by Zeiss), NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN) and Molecular Imprints (acq. Canon and Magic Leap).
Priyanka Ann Saini,
Managing Director,
Charlie Pesti
Priyanka Ann Saini is a PR & Marketing professional, content specialist, published author and editor with 2 decades of experience across diverse industries. Managing Director at Philadelphia-based CHARLIE PESTI, the world’s best publicist of supply chain and logistics technologies, Priyanka works with start-ups and established technology companies in the shipping, supply chain and logistics sectors, providing services that range from PR, Marketing, Brand Awareness, Lead Generation, Content Architecture, Media & Event Management. Priyanka has worn many hats over the past 2 decades. She was CMO at a Singapore-based Maritime Consulting company, and Managing Editor of a leading UK Maritime publication. She has conducted successful events and training sessions on maritime technology in Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai and Colombo. She is a Director on the Board of Mission Seafarers India Association, the India chapter of UK-based, Mission to Seafarers. Her other professional engagements have seen her work with national publishing giants like The Hindu & Shree Publications, the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), the Editorial Board of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, India, the Princeton Review, among others. She has written extensively on maritime technology trends & core industry issues and has interviewed many thought leaders and industry stalwarts in her career.
Andrea Aranguren,
CEO & President,
MineHub Technologies
Meet Andrea Aranguren, president and CEO at Minehub Technologies, a leading technology platform that helps enterprise-grade digital solutions connect buyers, sellers and financiers within ‘physical commodities’ supply chains. Andrea manages global commercial teams, including sales, customer success, and strategic partnerships, and company operations including product design and engineering. She is an expert in logistics digitization and supply chain optimization with over a decade of experience in commodities (oil & gas, metals, and environmental) operations. Today, her focus is on using technology to make raw material supply chains more efficient, resilient, and sustainable. Prior to this, Andrea was co-founder of Waybridge Technologies, (recently acquired by Minehub) where she led global business development, customer implementations, counterparty onboarding and ecosystem partnerships. She served as liaison with the largest copper and aluminum manufacturers in the U.S. and the largest copper producer in the world (valued at more than $7 billion GMV). Andrea honed her credentials as VP of operations and logistics for Goldman Sachs’ physical commodities business, and VP of Environmental Markets at IHS Markit. Andrea has an MBA in finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
Sankalp Arora,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Gather AI
Sankalp Arora is the CEO & Co-Founder of Gather AI. With 14 years of experience, Sankalp developed safety and sensor planning for the world's first safe autonomous helicopter, a project that won the Howard Hughes award, AUVSI Xcellence award and was nominated for the Collier Trophy. He is a recipient of the Qualcomm Innovation fellowship and Swartz Innovation fellowship and has a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ian Arthurs,
CEO & Founder,
Circular.co
Meet Ian Arthurs, Founder and CEO of Circular.co, a digital platform that powers a more productive and efficient recycled plastic value chain. Circular connects buyers and sellers with online tools to make PCR available, affordable and effective at a global scale, helping stakeholders deliver on their sustainability commitments. Ian’s focus is the massive economic and environmental opportunity behind helping brands access the recycled materials they need to meet sustainability goals. Conservative estimates put unmet demand for sustainable alternatives to virgin plastic at well over $315BN, with demand growing more than 8% annually. Filling this gap also implies a CO2 removal opportunity of over 1BN tons, year. Similar supply/demand gaps exist for other sustainable manufacturing inputs, too - hence the urgency and dedication to apply decades of digital leadership experience to help speed up the trajectory of circularity efforts.
Adil Ashiq,
Regional Sales Manager, Americas,
Kpler Maritime
Adil Ashiq serves as Regional Sales Manager for the Americas at MarineTraffic, now known as Kpler Maritime. He is also a Co-Founder at a maritime technology startup and a Y-Combinator alumnus where he launched and sold his first company in 2014. Prior to joining Kpler Maritime (acquired MarineTraffic 2023), Adil co-founded an Insurance technology startup backed by Willis Towers Watson, to automate underwriting for marine insurance, saving insurance companies over $1B in losses and reducing manual administrative task work. His career began after graduating the Merchant Marine Academy where he sailed as a Merchant Marine Officer on commercial ships, eventually becoming Captain. After five years at sea, Adil moved to the corporate world where he served at BCG Digital Ventures as a management consultant creating companies solving big problems for the maritime industry. Before this, Adil also served at United Technologies Corporation, Shell Oil & Gas and APL Logistics. Adil holds a bachelor's degree in Marine Transportation from the California Maritime Academy and his Masters from MIT. When he isn’t transforming the maritime industry, Adil is passionate about giving back and helping others in their endeavors. He serves on the Board of the California Maritime Academy to ensure the success of cadets, is an advisor at several high profile maritime incubators/accelerators, lectures at noteworthy educational institutions such as Stanford and UCLA and provides expert analysis for supply chain & maritime news at CNBC and other major media outlets.
Raj Atluru,
Managing Partner,
Activate Capital
Raj has been investing at the intersection of technology and energy, transportation and industrial systems for 25 years and has had the honor of working with many of the early pioneers in these markets. Raj has founded three private investment firms focused on sustainability over the previous three decades. Prior to co-founding Activate, Raj was a Founder of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a private equity fund focused on the energy and resource sectors. From 2000 to 2011, Raj was a Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), where he founded the firm’s cleantech and India investment practices. DFJ was an early investor in companies that created entirely new markets with visionary founders – Baidu, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City, EnerNOC, Box, Athena Healthcare, Redfin and Ping Identity. In 2005, Raj co-founded DFJ Element with Activate co-founder David Lincoln – the leading dedicated cleantech firm of its vintage. Raj has served on over 25 public, private and nonprofit boards including SolarCity (SCTY), Ping Identity (PING), EnerNOC (ENOC), Parnassus Funds and current investments Generate Capital, Voltus, Flexe, Altana AI, Nozomi, Swimlane, Ridecell and Omnidian. Raj holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University, where he began his lifelong passion for renewable energy systems. He was previously a Sandia National Labs research associate, an Aspen Fellow, and founder of an educational non profit, The Spotlight Foundation. In his free time, Raj enjoys skiing the steeps, hiking and cooking for his family in San Francisco.
Daniel Aucoin,
Senior SA, Supply Chain & Logistics,
AWS
Daniel has over 13 years of cross-industry supply chain experience as a software architect and engineer. He has designed and built modeling and simulation, demand planning, inventory management, order management, automated replenishment, routing, and other supply chain systems for aerospace, retail, consumer electronics, CPG, and pharma companies. His empathy-driven, API-first approach to software has resulted in supply chain software that users are happy to adopt and developers can easily extend. At AWS, Daniel is the leader of the Supply Chain Technical Field Community at AWS and responsible for accelerating customer adoption of AWS Supply Chain. Daniel has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University and is completing his M.Eng. in Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins.
Amy Augustine,
Senior Director Network Supply Chain,
UScellular
Amy Augustine has held various roles within supply chain and has worked at UScellular more than ten years. Currently, she is the Senior Director Network Supply Chain. She is responsible for supporting network infrastructure programs, including procurement, material delivery, distribution, inventory planning, forward kitting logistics and warehouse management. Amy is also responsible for supporting small cell deployments, including lease agreements and material logistics. She holds a CSCP certification from Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM). Amy is a demonstrated leader and project lead, obtaining multiple internal awards at UScellular, and is also a published author in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement. She recently was awarded the ASCM Award of Excellence – Supply Chain Leader 2022 and have been featured on multiple panels, presentations and podcasts on supply chain topics. Amy is currently member of the Board of Directors for ASCM.
Martijn Backus,
Sales Director,
Logicall Group
Martijn Backus serves as the Sales Director at Logicall Group, overseeing business development initiatives for the company. With a career spanning 17 years in the field of logistics and a foundation in hotel management, Martijn brings a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set to his role. Throughout his professional journey, Martijn has consistently demonstrated expertise in optimizing processes, streamlining supply chains, and ensuring the seamless flow of goods and services. His commitment to fostering long-term relationships with customers reflects a dedication to client success and satisfaction. Martijn's overarching goal at Logicall Group is to enhance efficiency within the logistics process while continually seeking opportunities to add substantial value. Working alongside a team of skilled professionals, he employs innovative methods, intelligent software systems, and data analysis to stay at the forefront of industry advancements. Collaboration is a cornerstone of Martijn's approach. Together with customers, he explores creative solutions and develops new business cases that directly contribute to their success. By utilizing smart methods and cutting-edge technologies, Martijn and his team aim to exceed customer expectations and position Logicall Group as a trusted partner in their growth.
Thomas Bagge,
CEO,
DCSA
Thomas Bagge is the CEO and Statutory Director of Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) As the CEO of DCSA, Thomas is responsible for building strong relationships with stakeholders in shipping and beyond, as well as leading the team to achieve DCSA’s mission of enabling systematic collaboration in container shipping through technology standardisation. Prior to joining DCSA, Thomas was instrumental in a number of transformational activities involving technology, process and people at Maersk. Most recently, he held the position of Adviser to the CIO on Strategy and Digital Transformation. With two decades of experience in transportation and logistics, Thomas has an in-depth understanding of customers and industry drivers, as well as the challenges of digitising the container shipping industry. Thomas has an Executive MBA and an Applied Finance degree from Copenhagen Business School.
Chad Bailey,
Partner,
NewBuild Venture Capital
Chad Bailey is a co-founder and general partner at NewBuild Venture Capital, an early-stage venture fund focused on the supply chain. NewBuild invests in Seed and Series A companies within the sector that are building application or infrastructure software platforms. Chad has been investing in the supply chain for the past 8 years. Prior to NewBuild, he was at NGP Capital, where he invested in both the supply chain and transportation spaces. Before NGP, Chad began his career in investment banking, working at Houlihan Lokey on a range of M&A and restructuring engagements within the technology industry.
Shradha Balakrishnan,
Senior Product Manager,
Uber Freight
Shradha is the Product Lead for Visibility at Uber Freight, where she leads the teams working on critical parts of our logistics platform, including the Control Tower, Tracking Portal and our international offerings. Over the last 2 years, she has accelerated innovation across multiple product offerings at Uber Freight such as Ocean and Air, Market Access and Real Time Pricing. Prior to Uber, she spent over 6 years at GoDaddy building Website Builder and productivity solutions for Small and Medium Businesses. Shradha is passionate about driving social impact through technology. She spent several years building technology-driven empowerment programs sponsored by the US State Department in the Middle East and Africa before pivoting to work in tech. She has an MBA from Kellogg and an MPA from Harvard and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and 2 young kids.
Walker Banks,
COO,
PortPro
Meet Walker Banks, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for PortPro, a technology company with deep expertise in the global drayage industry – helping carriers streamline workflows with best-in-class tools to run their operation efficiently and profitably. A solution seeker by nature, Walker collaborates with PortPro’s team of product developers, marketers, operations and financial experts on new product development and markets that can benefit from the company’s technology. A life-long student of business and international relations, Walker understands the unique factors driving the logistics industry – particularly the first mile where the drayage community operates, and is plagued by manually-driven processes. Prior to PortPro, he helped build start-up GeoStamp from the ground floor up, into a nationally-recognized SaaS solution used by Port Authorities, Marine terminals, and drayage trucking companies. Walker has deep knowledge and expertise in all areas of product ownership including strategic planning, finance, strategy, team building, and partnerships. He thrives on business development having launched products overseas including Europe and Asia. He holds an MBA from George Washington University, an MA from Chapman University in International Relations & Global Affairs, and a BA from Eckerd College in Political Science. Walker participated in an elite student program at the United Nations in New York City where he earned a certificate on global sustainable development goals. Walker is also an experienced, competitive sailor. A Corinthian world champion, he sailed for two years on the World Match Racing Tour with 36 Below Racing, a New Zealand-based sailing and racing team. Walker is excited to play a key role in PortPro’s future growth and collaborating with potential partners on products and services that help the drayage industry.
Yann Barbarroux,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Otonomi
Yann Barbarroux is the CEO and Co-Founder of Otonomi. Otonomi provides shippers a simple yet powerful way to mitigate financial risks arising from cargo delays. Through our AI-assisted algorithm, Otonomi delivers instant delay quotes to time-critical cargo owners, right when they need it the most. The platform also made the claim process a breeze by using a proprietary parametric mechanism which brings transparency and speed to an industry always in motion. Before founding Otonomi, Yann has been navigating the fascinating tech, capital markets and risk management sectors with recent focus on digital assets, algorithmic trading, and decentralized economics, in Wall Street. Most noticeably, from 2013-2020, he worked in the Ventures innovation arm at Citigroup, where he was running dealflow for fintech and insurtech deals, along with co-founding an incubated startup that integrated deeptech (blockchain, ML) for financial products in Latin America. Upon those explorative years in innovation, he caught the entrepreneur bug and decided to jump ship and create Otonomi in 2020 with his co-founder and CTO Jeremy Sutton.
Jeff Barry,
Chief Innovation Officer,
Dot Foods
Jeff Barry is an Innovation and Consumer Insights executive, currently serving as the Chief Innovation Officer at Dot Foods, the largest food redistributor in the United States. For 25+ years he has worked across B2C, B2B, CPG, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Startups, tech companies to bring new products and business models to market. Prior to Dot Foods, Jeff led the front end of innovation for Nestle Purina, bringing products like Live Clear, Just Right, and Petivity to market. At Anheuser-Busch he played key roles in helping create some of the most memorable moments in people's lives, leading the development and testing of Super Bowl advertising and leading development of Bud Light Lime. Jeff is a member of the St. Louis University faculty teaching innovation. He is also a sought-after speaker at CPG, Supply Chain, and Innovation conferences.
Jennifer Bartashus,
Senior Equity Research Analyst, Consumer Staples & Retail,
Bloomberg LP
Jennifer Bartashus is a Senior Equity Analyst covering food retail, mass merchants, and packaged food companies for Bloomberg Intelligence, and is particularly interested in logistics. Ms. Bartashus has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets, and appears as a guest on TV and radio outlets worldwide where she discusses her research and industry insights. In previous positions she has focused on strategic operations, Latin American markets and the development of analytic and trading tools.
Mike Bassani,
GM,
Microsoft
Mike Bassani brings 17 years of leadership experience across Operations, Management and Technology. Mike has held roles on both sides of the border (raised in British Columbia, Canada) and in companies ranging from a few hundred employees to tens of thousands. He’s held multiple roles across in various organizations (Amazon, Convoy, Nike, Best Buy) all with a theme of technology and the movement of goods. At Microsoft, Mike is responsible for Supply Chain Applications. His product and engineering teams are focused on building technology to help customers and partners accelerate their supply chain using cloud, AI and edge technologies.
Mark Baxa,
CEO & President,
CSCMP
Mark’s experience in Supply Chain leadership spans 40 years. In that time, he has led teams in sales, customer service, logistics, distribution, global trade operations & compliance, procurement, sustainability, supplier diversity, supply chain training, and supply chain strategy. Additional experience includes 24 years with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) including Chairman of the Board. He also serves as Chairman St Louis University Center of Supply Chain Excellence, and Northwestern University NUTC Business Advisory Council board member, and has served as global board member for WEConnect International, consistent with his belief in the value diversity brings to the supply chain. He facilitates supply chain policy development at the EU & US Federal level, teaches executive courses at the university level, is broadly published in numerous supply chain & business media, and speaks at conferences worldwide. In 2018, Mark was inducted into the prestigious DC Velocity Rainmakers.
Amiee Bayer-Thomas,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Ulta Beauty
Amiee Bayer-Thomas was named Chief Supply Chain Officer of Ulta Beauty in September 2020, after having held multiple store leadership positions since joining the company in 2016. This included serving as Senior Vice President, Stores – West Division and Corporate Store Operations where she drove operational excellence and a team of 21,000 associates across more than 700 stores. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Amiee was the President of Thomas Advisory Group LLC – a consulting firm within the retail and beauty industry. She previously held various positions of increasing responsibility with JCPenney from 2007-2015, including Divisional Vice President Store Operations and Vice President of JCPenney Salons, and at Limited Brands Inc. from 2002-2007. Amiee is also a former member of the International Salon/Spa Business Networking Board. She is a recipient of JCPenney’s Chairman Award and Limited Brand’s President’s Award, as well as several culture awards at Ulta Beauty – recognizing her as a transformational, values-based leader with a passion for developing high-performing teams, driving continuous improvement in retail operations, and delivering outstanding customer experiences. Amiee holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the College of St. Benedict, where she focused on international business including studying at the International College of Cannes. She holds a Lean Six Sigma Belt and advanced facilitation, presentation. and communication certifications. When she isn’t transforming iconic beauty and fashion retailers, Amiee is passionate about giving back to her community by serving as a Board Member for the YWCA, mentoring several young professionals, and spending quality time with her husband and daughter in Chicago.
Stephen Beard,
VP, Transportation,
PFS now part of GXO
Stephen Beard is a logistics industry veteran of 30 plus years including leadership positions at UPS, Kuehne+Nagel, ModusLink, and Flexe. He’s also managed Operations for Tile and run a Supply Chain consulting practice. He served on the board of Directors as VP of Programming for CSCMP Silicon Valley Roundtable. He was an adjunct professor in the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University for 13 year and is currently VP of Transportation for PFS Web, recently acquired by GXO.
Julia Bedanova,
COO,
Million Dollar Baby Co
Julia Bedanova is the Chief Operations Officer at Million Dollar Baby Co. (MDB Co.), a Los Angeles-based leader in baby and children’s furniture founded in 1990. The award-winning organization produces some of the industry's most sustainable and innovative designs for 7 distinct nursery brands including Babyletto, DaVinci and Nurseryworks. In her 7 years at the company, Julia has transformed MDB Co.’s approach to supply chain and analytics, as well as organizational alignment and employee engagement. She values long-term vendor relationships and seeks out partners who have similar values to MDB Co. of continuous improvement, customer experience, commitment to ESG, and using analytics and technology to optimize operations. Prior to her time at MDB Co., she was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations group. Her engagements included analytics excellence, customer experience optimization, as well as M&A work. Julia earned a dual BS degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park and her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephanie Benedetto,
CEO & Founder,
Queen of Raw
Corporate attorney turned climate fintech entrepreneur, Stephanie is the Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, award-winning software ("Materia MX") to take action on excess inventory, measure, report, and turn pollution into profit. Prior to starting Queen of Raw, Stephanie worked as a lawyer in the fashion, media/entertainment, start-up, and technology industries and co-founded a sustainable textile manufacturing facility. An advocate for women in business and sustainability, her companies have been featured in Good Morning America, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Stephanie is a 2020 Inc. Female Founders 100, NASA/NIKE/IKEA/DELL LAUNCH.org Innovator, a Grand Prize WeWork Creator Awards Winner presented by Ashton Kutcher, a Cartier Women's Initiative Laureate, an MIT Solve - Circular Economy Solver, and an Accenture and World Economic Forum Circulars 2022. She is a Member of Pledge 1% and Founding Member of New York Circular City Initiative and Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network.
Maia Benson,
Partner & Managing Director,
Forum Ventures
Maia Benson is a partner and Managing Director at Forum Ventures where she invests in and works with early stage B2B SaaS founders from inception to scale. She has spent over 20 years founding, building and scaling award-winning SaaS products and platforms for Entrepreneurs and SMBs at places like LexisNexis, Pitney Bowes and most recently at Shopify, where over 5 years, she helped found, launch and scale their Shipping and Fulfillment products from inception to 60%+ merchant adoption and $Bs of transportation spend. In addition to her venture work at Forum Ventures, Maia continues to angel invest and advise next gen eCommerce and Logistics tech Founders.
Garsten Bergquist,
Head Of Supply Chain,
H.V.M.N
Garsten Bergquist is the Head of Supply Chain at HVMN, Inc., a metabolic health company who developed and launched the world's first ketone diol beverage, Ketone-IQ™. He started his supply chain career at 20th Century Fox before moving over to work with Food and Beverage products in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Garsten oversees the end to end supply chain for one of the fastest growing companies in the FMCG food and beverage industry.
Jayson Berryhill,
Partner & Co-Founder,
Wholechain
Jayson Berryhill is a co-founder of Wholechain, a blockchain-based traceability solution that enables trust, coordination, and transparency in fragmented supply chains. Originally developed for food and agriculture supply chains, Wholechain now works across commodities and industries with customers including Estée Lauder, McCormick, Chicken of the Sea, Topco Associates, Wegmans Food Markets, and more. Wholechain is verified by the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST), a GS1 Solution Partner, a winner of the FDA’s Traceability Challenge in 2021, a winner of the Fish2.0 Award for Supply Chain Innovation in 2019, and a Rabobank Foodbytes! Alumni. Wholechain has also been featured in Forbes, NASDAQ, Computer World, Progressive Grocer, Supermarket News, Supply Chain Dive, Seafood Source, GreenBiz, FoodTank, SpendMatters and Beauty Inc. Magazine. Prior to founding Wholechain, Jayson worked for more than a decade in mobile technology developing digital innovations in partnership with organizations such as BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), XL Axiata, Unilever, and the US Department of State. He has been a speaker / presenter on the topic of traceability at multiple international events including Fish2.0 at Stanford University, BSR Conference, SXSW, Mobile World Congress, The Our Ocean Conference, The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, the Latin America & Caribbean Agri Expo, The Colloquium for Information Systems and Cybersecurity Education, GS1 Connect, the Boston Seafood Summit, the Barcelona Seafood Summit, and the Responsible Seafood Summit. Jayson holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington, an M-DIV from Baylor University and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Kyle Bertin,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Two Boxes
Kyle Bertin is the CEO and co-founder of Two Boxes, the best way for brands and 3PLs to process returns and capture critical data from the return process. In 2022, Kyle and his co-founder Evan Stalter started the company because of their interest and passion for using technology to build more efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chains. Two Boxes’ technology enables 3PLs and merchants to improve in-warehouse return operations. With Two Boxes, 3PLs are able to achieve greater returns processing velocity, visibility, quality, and profitability. Merchants and other e-commerce technology partners also benefit by enabling more intelligent return processing workflows, improving return yields, and gathering detailed data about the returns process. Kyle is based in Denver and leads the company’s strategy, sales, partnerships, and operations functions. Previously, he held senior roles managing strategy and operations at Outrider, Flexport, DeepScale (acquired by Tesla), U.S. Silica, and Deloitte. In 2022, he received the Pros to Know award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Kyle earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Devin Bhushan,
CEO & Founder,
Squint
Devin is the Founder and CEO of Squint, the leading platform for digitizing industrial procedures using Augmented Reality (AR) on just a mobile device. Prior to founding Squint, Devin led the AR product engineering team at Splunk. Prior to building enterprise AR technology, Devin contributed to the engineering efforts at Yahoo. Devin holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Richard Bishop,
Principal,
Bishop Consulting
Bishop Consulting provides strategy and partnership development in the domain of intelligent, connected, and automated vehicles, advising automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and tech firms. Current clients span auto-makers, sensors, AI, automated trucking, automated buses, and infrastructure owner-operators. BC advises government agencies around the world as well. Mr. Bishop serves as 2nd Vice Chair of the American Trucking Association’s Automated and Electric Truck Study Group. He is founder and chair of the International Task Force on Vehicle Highway Automation, which held its 24th Annual Meeting in 2021. Prior to establishing Bishop Consulting in 1997, Mr. Bishop was Program Manager for Vehicle-Highway Automation at the USDOT Federal Highway Administration, where he was government lead for the National Automated Highway Systems Consortium. He holds engineering degrees from Auburn University and Johns Hopkins University, plus an M.A. Transformational Leadership and Social Change from Tai-Sophia Institute.
Josh Blinick,
CTO,
3rdwave
Josh Blinick is the CTO of 3rdwave. He leads the development team at 3rdwave, and is responsible for the vision and execution of the 3rdwave platform. Josh has a particular focus on delivering highly functional supply chain software that has historically been achievable for large enterprises to small and medium size businesses, all while delivering an unparalleled user experience. He has a passion for travel, especially to destinations with warm climates in the winter. Josh holds a B.A.Hons in Political Science from York University, a BSc in Computer Science from University of Toronto, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business.
Peter Bolstorff,
EVP, Innovation & Business Intelligence,
The Association for Supply Chain Management
Peter is executive vice president of innovation and business intelligence at ASCM. He oversees event content and programming, advanced analytics and business intelligence, customer support, and B2B operations. The author of "Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model," Bolstorff has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management. Prior to joining ASCM, he was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education. He also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation and 3M. Bolstorff has a master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in six sigma.
Arelis Bonilla,
CEO & Founder,
Aria Logistics
Arelis Bonilla, President/CEO of Aria Logistics LLC and founder of My Home Delivery App Inc, is an innovative entrepreneur who understands the importance of persistence, innovation, and strong decision-making. Her focus lies in revolutionizing the last-mile delivery experience for big and bulky goods. Starting with the purchase of her first delivery truck in 2013, Bonilla made a deliberate choice to simplify the transportation management process for handling and delivering large, heavy, and cumbersome items. Recognizing the shortage of frontline workers in this field, she leverages technology and innovative approaches to bridge the gap. Bonilla's vision is to create a seamless and efficient solution that not only addresses the challenges of transporting big items but also ensures a positive customer experience. Driven by a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bonilla strives to provide reliable and convenient solutions for shippers and consumers of big and bulky goods. She embraces technology and creative strategies to streamline logistics and optimize the last-mile delivery process. With her visionary leadership and unwavering determination, Bonilla aims to make a lasting impact in the transportation sector, catering to the unique needs of shippers and consumers while delivering an efficient and reliable experience.
Stefan Borggreve,
Chief Digital Officer,
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
Stefan Borggreve is the Chief Digital Officer at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, a global, family-owned, logistics service provider with 14,000 employees, offices in 54 countries, and revenues of 5 billion Euros (2022). Stefan earned his Master of Science in Information Systems from University Osnabrueck in Germany before joining Hellmann as an intern in 2006. Throughout his impressive career, he has showcased exceptional leadership and cross-functional thinking, excelling in various specialist and managerial positions in the IT department at Hellmann in the US, before transitioning to the executive management side of the business in Germany. During his tenure as the Chief Operating Officer for Air and Seafreight Germany, Stefan was responsible for leading the freight forwarders’ largest country operations and reorganizing the country’s business units. Since July 2019, he has been driving innovation and transformation globally as the Chief Digital Officer and a member of the International Executive Board at Hellmann. As a true Hellmann-native, Stefan's remarkable contributions and outstanding qualities have earned him the opportunity to join the Management Board in January 2024, where he will continue to lead the company’s IT & Digital strategy as well as the areas of Sustainability and Innovation, critical pillars of growth for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics moving forward.
Romaine Bostick,
TV Anchor,
Bloomberg LP
Romaine Bostick is the host of "The Close" on Bloomberg Television, a daily program that covers financial markets and the economy using charts, data and interviews with the biggest decision makers in in the worlds of asset management, investment strategy, financial research, economic forecasting and legislative politics. Romaine is an award-winning journalist with almost 30 years of experience chronicling capitalism, helping shape the first draft of history for multiple major news outlets over his career.
Renato BOTTIGLIERI,
Head Of Logistics,
Eggo Kitchen & House
During his career, Renato BOTTIGLIERI has seen all aspects of ERP/WMS/TMS implementation and development. At FedEx, he was instrumental in the development of cross-border road transportation and planning. At Lineas, he was responsible for all TMS development on the business side as a business program manager. He also served as an innovation program manager where he led the implementation of a digital control tower incorporating ERP/WMS information. At Dreambaby, he headed the supply chain and wrote the blueprint for SAP implementation. At Eggo, he is responsible for logistics and sales in Flanders and contributed to the implementation of Odoo on the logistics level.
Ronan Boudet,
Head Of Container Tracking,
Kpler Maritime
Ronan Boudet, based in Marseille, France, currently serves as the Head of Container Tracking at Kpler / Marine Traffic, leveraging over 10 years of experience in product management and entrepreneurship. Co-founder of Buyco where he served as CPO, and founder of an acquired startup, Ronan brings together the business and engineering worlds to deliver high value products.
Crijn Bouman,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Rocsys
Crijn Bouman is a Dutch entrepreneur dedicated to developing and scaling innovative technology solutions that contribute to a sustainable future. Since 2019, Bouman has served as the Co-founder and CEO of Rocsys, the leading provider of autonomous charging solutions. Rocsys empowers its customers to electrify all forms of transportation by providing safe, efficient, and reliable vehicle charging enabled by AI-powered computer vision and soft robotics. Rocsys was founded in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, and has since expanded into North America with its regional headquarters in Portland, Oregon, USA. Bouman brings decades of experience at the forefront of sustainable transportation to his role at Rocsys. In 2005, he co-founded his first company, Epyon, in the Netherlands. Epyon was one of the first global providers of fast-charging solutions for electric cars, paired with a groundbreaking internet-connected charge management solution. In 2011, Epyon was acquired by ABB, a global leader in robotics, machine automation, and digital services. As part of his commitment to advancing electric mobility at scale, Bouman joined ABB as the Global Vice President of Product Line Management for the Electric Vehicle Charging division, where he oversaw a portfolio of charging products that spanned various market segments in over 50 countries. Before Epyon, Bouman studied Integrated Product Design at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and graduated MSc with honors. His graduate thesis focused on hydrogen-electric scooter design, which was widely covered in the international press and helped launch his career in sustainable mobility.
Trent Bowman,
VP Business Consulting,
Kinaxis
Trent Bowman is the Vice President of the North America Business Consulting team at Kinaxis. The Business Consulting team works with customers and prospects to understand their business challenges and determine how the Kinaxis RapidResponse platform can provide solutions to these challenges. Trent has 26 years of supply chain experience, with 4 years at Kinaxis, supporting various industries including CPG, Life Sciences, Industrial, Retail, and Automotive. He has a wide range of expertise in supply chain business processes from corporate-level S&OP planning to plant-level manufacturing scheduling. Trent holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Jamie Bragg,
EVP, CSCO,
Tailored Brands
Jamie Bragg is Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Tailored Brands Inc – a leading omnichannel North American specialty retailer whose brands include The Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A Bank, K&G Fashion Superstore and Moore’s - over 1,000 retail locations in the US and Canada. Tailored Brand’s purpose is to help people love the way they look and feel for their most important moments. Mr. Bragg started his career at TB in 1991 and his responsibilities have spanned many disciplines including buying/merchandising, logistics/transportation, distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, rental operations, construction/facilities, NFR procurement, contact centers, direct sourcing and domestic manufacturing.
Josh Brazil,
COO,
Charlie Pesti
Josh Brazil, a seasoned Go-To-Market advisor in the SaaS realm for the supply chain sector, presently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Charlie Pesti Marketing and PR. Formerly the VP of Supply Chain Insights at project44, he played a key role post the acquisition of Ocean Insights GmbH, where he served as the Chief Operations Officer. Widely recognized as a thought leader, Josh is a sought-after speaker at major supply chain events and has appeared in esteemed publications such as the Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNBC and Forbes. With a diverse career encompassing Sales, Management, Marketing, and Business Development, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer at FleetMon (now Kpler), driving its evolution into a leading AIS data provider for integrated software systems in the logistics industry. Josh, originally from the Bay Area, now resides in Rostock, Germany, with his family. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and a BA in Economics from San Jose State University, California, underscoring his commitment to leveraging data for strategic business outcomes.
Dave Broering,
President, Integrated Logistics,
NFI Industries
Dave Broering has over two decades of experience within the non-asset based logistics space. Through that time, he has developed an expertise in creating fast-growing and efficient operations focused on customer service and execution. As President of Integrated Logistics Solutions, Dave leads the Brokerage, Intermodal, Global Freight Forwarding, and 4PL services at NFI, one of the largest privately held 3PL’s in the US. By combining his upbringing at both American Backhaulers and CH Robinson with his blend of technological focus and operational execution, Dave’s Non-Asset division continues to be one of the fastest growing divisions within NFI.
Mary Beth Brosnihan,
Investor,
McCarthy Capital
Mary Beth Brosnihan joined McCarthy Capital in 2021. Her responsibilities include evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments. Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Mary Beth worked in private equity. Mary Beth earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and holds a Bachelor of Science of Foreign Service, International Politics in Foreign Policy and Policy Process from Georgetown University.
Justin Brown,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Dollar Shave Club
Justin Brown is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Dollar Shave Club, the men’s Self Care company that disrupted the shaving industry in 2011 delivering “F*cking Great Blades” at an awesome price, right to your door. Prior to Dollar Shave Club, he led the North American Supply Chain Planning Organization at SC Johnson, a global manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and other consumer chemicals. He has also held a variety of roles across Manufacturing, Logistics and Customer Supply Chain roles at Unilever. Justin graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BS in Supply Chain Management.
Blythe Brumeleve,
Host, Everything Is Logistics,
Digital Dispatch
Blythe Brumleve is a seasoned freight marketer with 10+ years of experience in digital and inbound marketing. Using that experience, she launched website management company Digital Dispatch in 2018 and hosts the top-ranked ‘Everything is Logistics’ podcast. She also serves as on-air talent at Freightwaves, board member to the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association, and is cofounder of Jax Podcasters Unite.
Raul Bujalil,
VP Supply Chain Strategy & Enablers,
Kroger
Raul is responsible for leading all strategic, transformational, and optimization efforts that support Kroger's existing objectives for growth and profitability within Supply Chain. Raul reports to Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger’s chief supply chain officer. His main responsibilities include leading the expansion of the e-commerce Fulfillment Centers in collaboration with Ocado; optimization and modernization of Distribution Centers network; development of an agile distribution system using industry 4.0 technologies; and creation of an Open Supply Chain Platform supported by a Data Estate that leverage tools and applications that describe, predict, and prescribes, the best ways to operate the supply chain as a competitive advantage. Raul experience expands across multiple Supply Chain organization within CPG industry. Prior to Kroger he spent 7yrs at Mondelez International, where he held several leadership roles, including vice president of engineering & supply chain and senior director of engineering. He led the Supply Chain Transformation efforts for the Latin America and North America business. Before that, Raul work for over 24yrs at the Procter & Gamble Co. where he lastly served as Director of Engineering leading several major capacity expansion projects including construction and startup of two major manufacturing facilities “greenfield sites” in US and Brazil. Raul holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City and a Masters in Finance from Tecnologico de Monterrey Mexico City.
Shaun Bunch,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Northern Tool + Equipment
Shaun was named Chief Supply Chain Officer for Northern Tool + Equipment in 2023, after having held executive roles in Inventory Planning, Logistics, and Facilities since joining the company in 2020. Northern Tool + Equipment is a multi-channel retailer offering a wide selection of owned brand & national brand products including world class consumer goods & industrial/construction equipment. Prior to joining NTE, Shaun served in multiple executive supply chain roles across the industry including Vice President of Inventory Planning & Logistics at Sleep Number, Vice President of US Fulfillment at Ashley Furniture Industries, and Divisional Vice President at Sears Holdings. Shaun holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Sullivan University in Louisville KY. He holds a Six Sigma Black belt and advanced facilitation and communication certifications. Shaun serves on the board of advisors for the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota & the Northwestern University Transportation Center. When he is not leading Supply Chain Transformation at Northern Tool + Equipment, Shaun is actively engaged in the Tools for the Trades program which focuses on High School trades programs and evangelizing the importance of trade jobs across the US.
Dustin Burke,
Managing Director & Senior Partner,
Boston Consulting Group
Dustin is Global Co-Leader of BCG's Manufacturing & Supply Chain topic, and Global Leader of the Supply Chain AI team that leads the development of the firm's digital supply chain offering. He has also led the Infrastructure & Transportation practice in N America. Dustin's expertise is in distribution & logistics, digital supply chain, and supply chain transformation.
Scott Burkey,
Technology Fellow, XR,
WestRock
Scott Burkey is a Technology Fellow at Westrock, a global manufacturing and consumer packaging company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He takes a pragmatic approach to implementing new ways of making training more effective and supporting front-line workers. Having worked as a software developer for over 20 years for brands like CNN, TBS/TNT and Coca-Cola, Scott now champions new technologies in the manufacturing industry which is one of the biggest adopters of augmented and virtual reality. Prior to WestRock Scott delivered VR products for the National Basketball Association. He serves in an advisory capacity to startups and non-profits. Scott is a United States Marine Veteran that enjoys running and backpacking with his wife and 4 children in Atlanta, Georgia.
Josh Butler,
CEO & Founder,
CompScience
Josh Butler, CEO & Founder of CompScience, is dedicated to transforming workplace safety with the latest advancements in computer vision and data science. Prior to founding CompScience, Josh led the L4 self-driving car platform team for the Nio’s Advanced Development Center, a $1B+ R&D investment in a vision-based safety system. Prior to this, he led analytics, partnerships, product, and development teams at Meta, growing a real-time API for AI-powered startups from $0 to $250M in revenue in 18 months. Josh has a Sc.B. in Computer Science, AI Systems from Brown University.
Rob Cannizzaro,
COO,
Intermodal Association of North America
Rob Cannizzaro is the Chief Operating Officer at the Intermodal Association of North America. In this role, Rob is the key leader for the IANA's operations and business development activities, including industry technology products and services providing the leadership, vision, and management necessary to effectively grow the organization, ensure financial strength, and operating efficiencies, while ensuring a high level of service and value to IANA's members and customers. Rob came to this position from the organization’s Board of Directors. Prior to this, Rob spent over 25 years in Port, Terminal, and Ocean Carrier operations, holding roles such as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Logistics, as well as positions in Procurement, Vessel Planning, Equipment Control and Risk Management. In addition, Rob serves on the board of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute. Rob holds B.S. in Marine Business and Commerce and an M.S. in International Transportation Management from the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. Later, he taught graduate courses there for almost 10 years in an adjunct position. He also holds an M.B.A. from Centenary University of New Jersey.
Chris Caplice,
Chief Scientist,
DAT Freight & Analytics
Dr. Chris Caplice serves as Chief Scientist for DAT Freight & Analytics where he leads the development and deployment of shipper facing solutions. Chris concurrently serves as the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics where he created and co-directs the MIT FreightLab. Chris has published extensively in academic and business journals on the topic of freight transportation and procurement. He was named the Silver Family Research Fellow and awarded the CSCMP Distinguished Service Award in 2016. Dr. Caplice holds a Ph.D. from MIT in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
Ann Carpenter,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Braid Theory
Ann Carpenter is dedicated to building and fostering the global Blue Economy. She serves as an advisor to deep tech entrepreneurs in industries including ocean/maritime, transportation and goods movement, energy, and biotech. She brings more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, business development, and community outreach in corporate and nonprofit organizations. As co-founder and CEO of Braid Theory, Ann is responsible for strategic partnership building with public entities such as ports and utility agencies, and private industry. Braid Theory, a vertically integrated venture advisory, provides end-to-end services to support science and engineering-led companies. The firm incorporates a hybrid model of services to assist startups and scaleups based on proven methodology and rigor in evidence-based entrepreneurship, focused on three key aspects of commercialization: capability, capacity, and intellectual capital. Additionally, Ann serves on the boards of Ocean Exchange and Smart Freight Centre to further initiatives addressing global challenges and a more sustainable future. Her civic appointments include Chief Innovation Officer of the City of Los Angeles, Council District 15; and Commissioner of the County of Los Angeles Small Business Commission.
Emmanuel Carrillo,
CEO,
Talon Logistics
Meet Emmanuel (Manny) Carrillo, CEO of Talon Logistics, Inc., a leading trucking logistics asset based company, offering first-class freight transportation and customized logistics in all the major ports. Manny has been with the company for over a decade — working in nearly every job including a night dispatcher. He was named CEO in December 2019. Since taking the helm, Talon Logistics, Inc. has grown nearly 45% annually. Manny has expanded the business regionally from Southern California for Drayage and intermodal – to Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. In June 2022 he started Talon Freight Solutions, a full brokerage company to further help his customers.‍ Manny enjoys wearing multiple hats and is known for his passion, authentic nature and loyalty. Coming from humble beginnings, he attributes his success to a strong work ethic. Manny believes in “paying it forward” and is happiest helping people reach their potential – whether it's employees, customers, partners, or family and friends. His favorite expression is “Dreams are my Driving Force!”‍ In December 2021, Manny and his wife founded ALC Yards, a subsidiary of ALC Investment Group, a yard company that stores trucks, trailers, containers, and chassis. There are currently seven yards (Inland Empire and Long Beach CA and Savannah, Georgia and Houston), for a total of 35 acres.‍ Manny has a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management and Operations from California Baptist University.
Bill Catania,
CEO & Founder,
OneRail
OneRail Founder & CEO Bill Catania is a start-up entrepreneur focused on developing and commercializing real-time technology networks. A leading omnichannel fulfillment solution pairing best-in-class software with logistics as a service, OneRail provides dependability and speed to help businesses meet their delivery promise. With its real-time connected network of 12 million drivers, OneRail recently debuted at No. 24 on the Deloitte Fast 500™ list of the fastest-growing tech companies in North America; was named to the FreightTech 100 for the third straight year; honored with Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces 2023; ranked No. 23 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Startup Employers; and named to the Inc. 5000 two years running, most recently at No. 59 with 7,409% growth. Catania was named a 2022 Orlando Business Journal Game Changer, a 2022 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know award-winner, a 2022 Orlando Business Journal Fire Award-winner and the winner of the Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) Pitch Tank Contest. Catania also founded digital coupon pioneer M-Dot Network, the first-of-its-kind retail POS-to-cloud transaction engine, powering the real-time redemption of digital coupons at grocery checkouts throughout North America. At M-Dot, Catania led his team to win the Amazon Web Services Start-Up Challenge, besting more than 1,500 companies from 23 countries.
Lisa Chai,
Partner,
Interwoven Ventures
Lisa is a Managing Partner at RG Ventures, an early-stage focused venture fund investing in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. Lisa brings more than 20 years of experience investing in disruptive technology companies in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining RG Ventures, Lisa was a sector head of Technology for Palisade Capital, Credit Suisse Asset Management and Angelo, Gordon & Co. Earlier in her career, she served as a Portfolio Manager at Tavistock Group and Ridgecrest. Lisa currently serves as an angel investor, board member and strategic advisor for various leaders in machine vision and robotics solutions.
Imara Charles,
VP, Process & Digital Excellence, Global Supply Chain,
Bristol Myers Squibb
Imara Charles, PhD is a global pharmaceutical executive with over 20 years’ experience across multifaceted roles within supply chain, global operations, product development and strategic sourcing and procurement. She now joins Global Supply Chain as Vice President, Process and Digital Excellence. Over the years, Imara has led multiple transformational growth initiatives, delivering high impact creative solutions for patients by optimizing supply chain and operational processes, and expediting the delivery of drug therapies to market. Her teams have led implementation and operationalization of digital solutions such as Process Unity for risk management, Resilic for supplier Intelligence, Bio-G and-several other digital solutions. She also led the BMS- Celgene integration across the combined global manufacturing organization (GMO) at BMS. And played instrumental roles in the launch and supply of dozens of groundbreaking medicines across industry, including Erbitux, Yervoy, Opdulag, and Opdivo-Yervoy, the industry’s first immunotherapy combination drug approved for melanoma. Following completion of her doctorate, Imara began her career at ImClone Systems Inc. She later worked as an analytical chemist at Teva Pharmaceuticals, and a scientist at Laureate Biopharmaceutical Services (now Thermo Fisher Scientific), where she rapidly advanced to management roles in laboratory and commercial operations. She was then tapped for progressive executive roles at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), cultivating broad expertise across operations, supply chain, commercialization, and product development. Most-recently, she served as Vice President, Strategic Supplier Partnerships and Third-Party Risk Management at BMS, leading her team in the operationalization and management of a digitally enabled supplier risk management program and the launch of an enterprise strategic partnership model. Imara Charles is well-respected in the biopharmaceuticals space and has contributed to numerous scientific publications and presentations. She holds a Doctorate in Analytical Chemistry and a Masters in Biochemistry from Seton Hall University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biophysics from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Imara currently resides in Morristown, New Jersey, with her husband and their 7-year-old twins.
Kaz Chary,
CEO & Founder,
DrayData
Established in 1989, Kaz Chary embarked on a journey to revolutionize the supply chain industry, focusing on applications for enhanced product movement visibility. After a decade of diverse experience, Mr. Chary identified the challenges in container transportation, leading to the founding of Trandata (Now DrayData) in 1999. The Port of Miami became the strategic launchpad for our network, chosen for its size, growth potential, and diverse ocean freight shippers. By 2007, Trandata had successfully automated 65 carriers in the South Florida market, introducing groundbreaking technologies such as two-way communication for drivers and pioneering the first exchange portal for seamless EDI connectivity.
Ayesha Choudhury,
SVP, Head Of Capital Markets,
Infinium
Ayesha Choudhury is Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium, an electrofuels platform. Electrofuels are ultra-low carbon drop-in fuels made from renewable power and waste carbon dioxide that help to decarbonize aviation, shipping, rail, and trucking. Prior to Infinium, Ayesha held various leadership roles at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. She has more than 15 years of experience in commodities principal investments, origination, trading, and commercial & financial structuring. Ayesha has a demonstrated track record of successfully bringing new products to market and building business lines. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Nick Chubb,
Managing Director & Founder,
Thetius
Nick Chubb is a leading independent voice on the future of the maritime industry. He is the Founder of Thetius, the technology research partner of choice for maritime industry leaders. Nick started his career as a ship’s navigator before progressing ashore to work in maritime digital transformation and research. Nick and the Thetius team regularly advise a range of maritime stakeholders including shipping companies, ports, charterers, government bodies, investors and technology businesses.
Gina Chung,
VP, Corporate Development,
Locus Robotics
As Vice President of Corporate Development, Gina is responsible for shaping Locus’ end-to-end automation strategy and driving growth through strategic partnerships and initiatives. She leverages over a decade of global experience in the logistics sector, applying her unique blend of innovation, business, and operations skills to advance Locus’s vision. Prior to this role, Gina was Vice President of Innovation at DHL where she launched their most advanced Innovation Center located in Chicago. In this capacity, she worked closely with DHL’s top 100 customers and startups to evaluate and implement a broad range of automation technologies in post, parcel, forwarding, and 3PL operations. Her leadership also extended to DHL’s global research endeavors, where she directed the industry-acclaimed Logistics Trend Radar series. Hailing from New Zealand, Gina is a staunch advocate of using technology to improve the world around us.
Marcus Chung,
COO,
Coyuchi
A supply chain and operations leader, Marcus has held roles focused on delivering value through strategic supply chain management. His experience includes leading global teams to deliver exceptional product quality, cost and delivery results. In addition, he has developed strategies and engaged with the broader apparel industry to drive sustainability and protect garment workers' rights in the supply chain. Marcus earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Wesleyan University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He served as a Trustee for Wesleyan University and served two terms on the board of directors for Net Impact, a non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in their workplaces and the world.
Matthew Cicinelli,
VP, U.S Operations & Global Supply Chain Technology,
HelloFresh
Matt Cicinelli is the Vice President of Operations and Technology for HelloFresh. He is currently responsible for network planning and design, logistics technology, global order management, and other global supply chain technology solutions. He joined HelloFresh in January of 2021 as Senior Director, Operations where he led US logistics, 3rd-party warehousing, and last mile operations. Prior to HelloFresh, Matt led parts of Amazon's European operations, including two years as the Chief of Staff and Technical Advisor, and spent time in consulting. He graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and currently resides in Colorado with his wife and son.
Stephan Cizmar,
Partner,
Blackhorn Ventures
Stephan Cizmar joined Blackhorn Ventures in 2022 as an Operating Partner and is primarily responsible for sourcing new investments and providing advisory support to portfolio companies. Stephan is an experienced operator, investor, and two time founder and is currently co-founder and CSO of Lang.ai a no code service data platform built for customer support and experience teams. As an operator Stephan held senior strategy and product leadership roles at Yext where he helped scale the company from $40M in ARR to $330M and a successful IPO and previously held senior roles at IBM and Unqork as well. As an investor Stephan has backed over 40 companies through Lorimer Ventures, an operator led early stage syndicate he co-founded; he's a thesis driven investor who is actively curating perspectives in developer tools, machine learning applications, energy, and industry 4.0 software categories. Stephan graduated from Colby College with a dual degree in Economics and Science Technology and Society. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys cooking andrunning, and is an avid fan of live music.
Seth Clevenger,
Managing Editor, Features,
Transport Topics
Seth Clevenger is managing editor of features at Transport Topics, an industry trade publication covering North American trucking and logistics. He plans, writes and edits news stories and feature projects for Transport Topics and TTNews.com, produces TT’s quarterly iTECH magazine and oversees its annual Top 100 lists of the largest trucking and logistics companies in North America. Clevenger, who joined Transport Topics in 2011, also hosts TT’s RoadSigns podcast, which discusses the trends and technologies that are shaping the future of trucking. Currently based in Alexandria, Va., Clevenger is a native of northwest Ohio. He is a 2005 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Gabby Contro,
Partner,
Crosslink Capital
Gabby is a Partner on the venture team at Crosslink. She joined the firm in 2013 and leads early-stage investments in marketplaces, supply chain + logistics, commerce and digital health. At Crosslink, Gabby has been closely involved with investments such as BuildingConnected (acquired by AutoDesk), Postmates (acquired by Uber), Flume Health and Hungryroot, among others. In 2016, Gabby left Crosslink to pursue her MBA at the Harvard Business School. While at Harvard, Gabby worked on the sales operations and strategy team at Pinterest. Prior to her venture career, Gabby was a consultant at Ernst & Young in New York, where she worked in the valuation analysis and pricing group after graduating from the Master of Accounting program at The University of Michigan. Gabby lives in San Francisco with her husband, Tom. Outside of work, Gabby is an avid skier, foodie, and aspiring tennis player.   Active portfolio companies:  Arro , Byte Kitchen, Coa, Flume Health, Fountain, GoExpedi, Hamlet, Hungryroot, Kinetic, Marble, Norby, Phil, PowerToFly, Rebag, RevvUp, Roofr, Telegraph, Tread, Zivian Health   Prior investments: BuildingConnected (acquired by AutoDesk), Casper (CSPR), Feedback Loop (acquired by DISQO), Flo (acquired by Moen), Postmates (acquired by Uber)
Jonathan Cook,
CEO & Founder,
Trapezoid Technologies
Jonathan Cook is the Founder of Trapezoid Technologies, a brand new startup creating new, first-party Telematics data designed for the Freight industry. A former aerospace engineer, Jonathan's career is dedicated to digitizing, optimizing, and automating the world of industrial operations. A vehicle & data nerd, his career began as a MechE designing racecars and Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, before he was tapped to build the laser guidance system for airplane assembly robots. In the factory, he found his niche building software and industrial IoT, which led him to the Telematics world at Zonar Systems, followed by Freight Visibility at both Convoy and Flexport. At home in Seattle, Jonathan is an accomplished triathlete, mountaineer, skier, and Formula 1 super fan.
Peter Coratola Jr,
CEO & President,
EASE Logistics
Ambitious, bright, and driven are words that can easily be applied to Peter Coratola Jr., president and CEO of EASE. Coratola founded EASE in Dublin, Ohio in 2014 in the back of his dad's office, setting out to change the narrative of third-party logistics and positively impact the industry, his employees, and his community. Focusing on customer service, innovation, philanthropy, collaboration, and sustainability, Coratola has led EASE to become an award-winning business both locally and nationally. In April 2023, EASE was recognized as #1 in transportation on Fortune’s list of America’s Most Innovative Companies. Coratola has been recognized as the 2023 Food Logistics Rock Star of the Supply Chain, the 2023 Dublin, Ohio Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year, a 2021 Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 honoree, the 2021 Ohio Success Awards Executive Hero of the Year from Ohio Business Magazine, and the 2019 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Under Coratola’s leadership, EASE has become one of the largest privately held companies in Columbus, Ohio, and a five-time Inc. 5000 company. Coratola actively serves on the Dublin, Ohio Business Advisory Council and The Ohio State University Logistics Council.
Daniel Covarrubias,
Director, Texas Center For Border Economic & Enterprise Development,
Texas A&M International University
Daniel Covarrubias is the Director of the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development at the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). The essential purpose of the Texas Center is to provide support to private and public entities with research, knowledge, information, and assistance in border and binational socio-economic development efforts. Within the Texas Center, Daniel created the TAMIU Logistechs Living Lab, a research facility focused on improving the efficiency and competitiveness of cross-border trade and transportation through the use of exponential technologies. This living lab encourages participants to explore the potential of public-private partnerships to spur innovation and technological development in the logistics, supply chain, and international trade sectors. Daniel sits on the Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Transportation Research Board (TRB), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee’s (COAC) Working Group on Cross-Border Recognition, and the U.S.-Mexico Foundation C26+ Smart Borders Working Group. His research is centered on Cross-Border Regional Development, Clusters, Regional Innovation Systems, and Logistechs. Logistechs represent the impact that exponential technologies have on logistics and can be identified as those technologies that support the transport of goods, improve their handling, and expedite their customs clearance. Continuing to develop this concept will help companies identify and invest in the use of technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, warehouse robots, machine learning, predictive analytics, as well as autonomous vehicles, to name a few. Daniel completed his Ph.D. in Business Competitiveness and Economic Development from Deusto Business School in Spain and holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from TAMIU, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Monterrey Tec.
Lyall Cresswell,
CEO & Founder,
Trustd
For 22 years Lyall Cresswell, Founder & CEO Trustd, has been on a mission to digitalize the road freight industry & create a collaborative & sustainable future. His many industry firsts include establishing a freight exchange where 8,500 businesses currently trade 2.5 million loads annually, launching a ground-breaking mobile delivery app in 2004 & real-time freight tracking in 2015. Recently Lyall launched Trustd, a bespoke digital KYB platform to manage risk & compliance in the road freight industry. The build process has given Lyall a unique insight into the complexities of the KYB market & a deep understanding of a future based on decentralized identity, e-wallets & verified credentials.
Joyce Cruts,
VP Supply Chain & Operations,
Acer
Joyce Cruts is the Vice President of Acer America, responsible for the strategic direction, vision and performance of Supply Chain and Operations in Canada, United States and Latin America. Joyce relocated 11 years ago to the United States and she believes that her early career experiences led her to this moment, to be a successful global citizen and business executive. Having lived in multiple countries like The Netherlands, Italy, and Norway, just to name a few; speaking multiple languages, leading multiple roles primarily related to Supply Chain and Operations has given her a unique perspective for innovative change. Travelling for business around the globe in her role as purchase and procurement lead, learning and understanding how to negotiate and approach other cultures, has been another crucial factor to her success. Joyce is passionate about promoting sustainability and "green" supply chain methodologies to contribute to a higher level of social responsibility. She believes that Humankind has only ONE earth to share, so we must take care that our children can continue to live on this planet in peace and harmony. Joyce holds an Erasmus degree in Internal Economics and a Bachelor’s dual degree in International Marketing and International Management from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands.
Charles Cunnion,
VP, Supply Chain & Customer Service,
CMPC Forest Products NA
Charlie Cunnion is Vice President, Supply Chain & Customer Service, for CMPC Forest Products NA, a marketer and distributor of lumber, pulp and packaging products based in Atlanta. A newly formed company, CMPC FP is a joint venture between the Boston based International Forest Products and Santiago Chile based CMPC. In his current role Charlie is responsible for driving innovation and digitization to all supply chain activities and a continuously improving customer experience. Prior to CMPC FP Charlie worked at International Forest Products for 14 years as VP Global Transportation as the business scaled to be the world’s leading forest products trader. Charlie was previously an ordnance officer in the US Army serving both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Charlie is a graduate of Nichols College with degrees in finance and economics.
Gaston Curk,
CEO,
OSM Worldwide
Gaston Curk is the CEO and cofounder of OSM Worldwide, the fifth-largest nationwide eCommerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) parcel shipper delivering 98% of all shipments in 2-5 days. Leading vision and growth for OSM, Gaston also is a board member for the Package Shippers Association and a founding member of the Package Coalition.
Jeremiah Curvers,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Polysleep
Raised in a Belgian family with a strong entrepreneurial spirit in furniture and decor, Jeremiah emigrated to Canada at the age of 15. It was only two years later that he founded his first business venture; it was a sign of things to come. His early passion for graphic design and technology led him into digital marketing for major brands, including – at age 24 – a management position at Yellow Pages Group and consulting work with Videotron, Bell, Wawanesa, Cossette, Touché! and others. During these formative years, he began to embrace the notion of disruptive innovation, an idea that innovation by an outsider can eventually replace establish, market-leading firms. This approach inspired him (following a painful back injury – but that’s another story!) to found Polysleep in 2016. And it drives the business to this day. Leveraging state-of-the-art research and development techniques and the latest digital marketing strategies, Polysleep became one of the Globe and Mail’s “Canada’s Top Growing Companies” in 2022, ranking an impressive 39th out of 430 successful businesses. Jeremiah is also a firm believer of walking the talk when it comes to living personal values. Polysleep, as a company, is well known for its environmentally responsible production and “mattress in a box” delivery methods, as well as its support for numerous charities. For his part, Jeremiah is an active member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montreal and helps other companies as an executive advisor. Jeremiah’s goal is to sleep well at night knowing he’s helping others do the same.
Vicky Cuthbert,
Chief Product Supply Chain Officer, Personal Care,
Unilever
Vicky Cuthbert joined Unilever in August 2018 and is the Chief Product Supply Chain Officer for the Unilever Personal Care business which is a €13+ billion business with much-loved deodorant, skin cleansing and oral care brands including Dove, Rexona, LUX, Axe, Lifebuoy and Pepsodent. Unilever Personal Care holds leading positions in deodorants and skin cleansing globally and the #1 or #2 position in oral care in the countries where present. Vicky holds overall responsibility for Unilever Personal Care Supply Chain and business partners the Personal Care President and lead team. During her career to date at Unilever, Vicky has worked in the Personal Care, Home Care and Beauty and Wellbeing businesses and prior to joining Unilever, Vicky has held a variety of leadership roles across the End-to-End supply chain in both P&G and Coty. Vicky has worked across the scope of supply chain across her career to date: suppliers, planning, innovation, manufacturing, customer facing, transformation and M&A.
Lizeth Cárdenas,
Head Of Supply Chain,
Samsung Peru
MBA Executive bilingual with 15 years of experience in Supply Chain Business who has a Degree in International Business Management at San Marcos University and Professional Business Coach certified by Pacifico University with a focus on the development of high-performance teams. Currently works as Head of Supply Chain of the multinational company Samsung in Peru. What is more she is the Vice-President of AMECOMEX which is an organization of women experts on foreign trades. On 2021 & 2022 she was selected among the 100 women experts in Supply Chain in the world organized by the magazine Supply Chain Digital Magazine in England.
Raffaello D'Andrea,
CEO & Founder,
Verity
Raffaello D’Andrea is a professor at ETH Zürich and the founder/CEO of Verity. Verity delivers fully autonomous indoor drone systems that are used in warehouses to gather valuable insights that enable greater operational efficiencies. The system cuts labor and equipment costs, eliminates errors and disruptions, improves customer service, and reduces waste and CO2 emissions. Raffaello cofounded Kiva Systems, which was acquired by Amazon and rebranded as Amazon Robotics. During his time as a professor at Cornell University, he cofounded the systems engineering program and led the Cornell Robot Soccer team to four world championships. He is also a founder of RoboGlobal, home to the world’s first Robotics and AI Exchange Traded Fund. His work as a new media artist has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and is part of the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and France’s FRAC Centre. He created the drone design and choreographies for Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway and Metallica’s WorldWired tour, and was executive producer for the drone light shows in Drake’s Aubrey & the Three Migos tour, Céline Dion’s Courage tour, and Justin Bieber’s Justice tour. He is the co-creator of the Robotic Chair, a plain-looking wooden chair that falls apart and seems to defy the second law of thermodynamics by reassembling itself. Other creations include Cubli, the Balancing Cube, the Distributed Flight Array, the Blind Juggler, and the Flying Machine Arena. In 2020 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. His TED and research videos, with tens of millions of views, offer an inspiring view into the world of engineering, robotics, and computer science.
Shay Dadush,
Chief Product Officer,
DutchX
Shay Dadush, Chief Product Officer at DutchX, plays a pivotal role in steering the company's technological trajectory and growth. Tasked with overseeing DutchX's proprietary technology and interfaces, Shay is a key figure in establishing DutchX as an industry leader in sustainable, tech-enabled urban logistics. With an impressive tenure of over two decades in the SaaS e-commerce industry, Shay orchestrated the development of a global multi-million-dollar SaaS e-commerce logistics platform that culminated in sales in the 8-digit range. Shay's rich background in SaaS solutions and logistics, coupled with his unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility, uniquely positions him to drive DutchX towards continued success.
Kristen Daihes,
VP, Global Supply Chain - Mars Snacking,
Mars
Kristen is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for the Mars Wrigley business. She joined Mars to explore how the intersection of her prior industry experience and more recent tech start-up experiences could support the acceleration of a transformation agenda. She is leading an investment program to digitize and transform the supply chain within Mars to create an agile and flexible omni-channel supply chain, accelerate the data & analytics agenda, and boost supply chain capabilities. What most excites Kristen is leading with problem solving and teaming cross-functionally to provoke and explore new possibilities in driving quality growth enablement. Kristen is a respected global leader who brings rich industry and start-up experience leading supply chains and creating supply chain solutions for global organizations. Prior to joining Mars, she was a Partner for Opex Analytics and supported a number of companies to reinvent their supply chains and operations with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics. She has held strategic planning, innovation, and engineering roles in Procter & Gamble and Unilever and was the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for SC Johnson.
Anukool Damle,
Manager, Innovation And Business Optimization,
WM
Anukool has been associated with the Transportation & Logistics industry for over 15 years. In the early stages of his career, he worked in automobile and airline industries where he was responsible for several projects focused on Process analysis and engineering, Systems Design, and Resource Planning. He has vast experience in data collection, analysis, and simulation of dependent event processes. Currently, he is working as the manager of business optimization and innovation at WM (Waste Management). He is the business product owner of multiple projects that deliver operational excellence. He specializes in building and operationalizing end to end solutions for route planning and execution systems. His projects have been recognized across the industry for their novel approach and ingenious design.
Tai Dang,
Head Of Supply Chain,
MìLà
Embarking on his professional journey, Tai initially immersed himself in the intricacies of supply chain within the food vertical. However, his path led him through diverse industries, from food manufacturing at Marley Spoon to operations in the fragrance realm with Scentbird and luxury jewelry at Aurate. Despite the detour, a persistent yearning lingered to return to his roots in the food sector. Now, at Mila, a vertically integrated omni-channel manufacturer specializing in authentic Chinese food, Tai finds himself back in the realm that ignited his passion. However, the landscape has evolved, presenting an entirely new set of challenges. Mila's concentration in frozen foods introduces complexities that demand innovative solutions in supply chain management. Navigating this uncharted territory, Tai's commitment to marrying customization with efficiency remains unwavering, as Mila continues to redefine the intersection of technology and authentic culinary experiences.
Joe Darcy,
Investment Manager,
Volvo Group Venture Capital
Joe Darcy is a member of the Investment Team at Volvo Group Venture Capital (VGVC), the venture arm of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. VGVC invests at Series A and later in entrepreneurs with the vision and skill to disrupt our industry, looking for scalable solutions that will drive transformation to more sustainable solutions. Prior to joining VGVC, Joe held VC roles at IDEA Fund Partners, SixThirty, Lewis & Clark Ventures, and Techstars. In addition, he spent over seven years in New York working at financial institutions across the multifamily office, hedge fund, and brokerage spaces. He has always been a builder – from childhood with toy trains, through founding hockey organizations and school clubs, and continuing on as a VC. He has an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross.
Scott Davidson,
CEO,
Revolv
Scott Davidson is the CEO of Revolv, a purpose-built business on a mission to help commercial fleets accelerate their transition to electric vehicles. Revolv is simplifying technology adoption for commercial fleets by redefining full-service solutions. Before Revolv, Scott was a Managing Director in SunPower’s Utility business, where he held various roles leading International Strategic Development, US Power Marketing, Project Development and Transactions across utility and C&I markets. Prior to joining SunPower, he held roles in finance at the Royal Bank of Canada and management in the Toronto and Vancouver hospitality markets.
Gabriel de Godoy,
CEO,
Cargologik
As Cargologik's CEO, Gabriel brings over 20 years of experience in international freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. Prior to joining Cargologik, Garbriel founded two companies, Freight Logistics in 2001 and nXT Software Solutions in 2006, later acquired in 2019 and 2022 respectively. Gabriel's passion for technology and logistics has driven him to the forefront of the industry's transformation, and he believes that the next 5-10 years will only continue to bring about exciting changes. As an entrepreneur, Gabriel is committed to being hands-on and finding innovative solutions to problems that continue to push the industry forward.
Bart De Muynck,
CEO & Founder,
Bart De Muynck LLC
Bart De Muynck is an Industry Thought Leader with over 30 years of Supply Chain and Logistics experience. Bart has worked for major International companies such as EY, GE Capital, Penske Logistics, PepsiCo as well as several Tech companies. Bart spent 8 years as a VP of Research at Gartner and most recently served as the Chief Industry Officer at project44. Bart is a sought-after speaker who is currently advising multiple companies and industry organizations in Logistics. Bart is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council, SCLA, WEF and CSCMP's Executive Inner Circle.
David de Picciotto,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Pledge
David is the Co-founder & CEO of Pledge, a climate software company helping decarbonise the logistics supply chain through its accredited and integrated platform. Founded in 2021 in the UK, Pledge is backed by venture investors including Zinal Growth, Lowercarbon Capital and Visionaries Club. Before Pledge, David worked for Partners Group, a global private equity firm, where he focused on growth equity investments and previously led International Expansion at Revolut, the UK FinTech. David is also the co-founder of media start-up iRewind, where he exited in 2016, and a Scout for Sequoia Capital.
Eugene Demaitre,
Editorial Director, Robotics,
WTWH Media
Eugene Demaitre is editorial director of the robotics group at WTWH Media. he was senior editor of The Robot Report from 2019 to 2020 and editorial director of Robotics 24/7 from 2020 to 2023. Prior to working at WTWH Media Demaitre was an editor at BNA (now part of Blomberg), IDG/Computerworld, TechTarget and Robotics Business Review. Demaitre has participated in robotics webcasts, podcasts, and conferences worldwide. He has a master's from George Washington University and lives in the Boston Area.
Donovan Devine,
CEO,
Oogi Technologies
Donovan Devine is the Co-founder and CEO of Oogi Technologies, which is at the forefront of harnessing Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and cutting-edge hardware for real-time AI applications. Oogi Technologies boasts standout products such as Oogi Uno and Duo, which exemplify the company's commitment to tailored vehicle safety solutions. Having relocated from South Africa to the US in 2014, Donovan's global outlook underpins his dedication to technology that enhances all aspects of safety. Commencing his career as an Electrical Engineer in Automotive product design, he pioneered transformative products, including Ignition Interlock, telematics, GPS trackers, and IoT devices. As the former Co-founder and CTO of Halo Microsystems (acquired in 2017), Donovan played a pivotal role in developing a groundbreaking IoT Ignition Interlock device, preventing over a million trips by drivers exceeding legal alcohol limits. His ongoing journey at Oogi Technologies showcases a steadfast commitment to excellence, inspiring a high-caliber team united in the mission to save lives through technological innovation. Donovan's unwavering belief in technology as a force for good propels Oogi Technologies towards unprecedented advancements in life-saving technology.
Amanda DeVoe,
Fleet Strategy & Transformation Director,
PepsiCo
Amanda is currently the Fleet Strategy and Transformation Director for PepsiCo, home to one of North America’s largest private fleets across the United States and Canada. In this role, which she began in August 2021, Amanda is accountable for the advancement of technologies in the owned fleet and progressing the glidepath to deliver pep+ climate, emissions reduction goals for Pepsi Beverages and Frito-Lay Foods fleets. Within the role, her priorities include advancing the safety of vehicles and vehicle technology, integration of technology and tools to improve fleet efficiency, and the responsible introduction of zero and near zero emissions technologies to PepsiCo. Amanda is proud of her over 13 year career spanning multiple roles and of increasing responsibility across distribution, warehousing, automation, transportation, manufacturing, and fleet. Amanda is a graduate of Iowa State University and resides in the Dallas, Texas metroplex. Amanda is married to her wildly supportive husband, Jonathan, and has two energetic children, ages 5 and 2.
Harjinder Dhaliwal,
Chief Capital Programmes Officer,
Nevomo Technologies
Harj Dhaliwal is a seasoned executive with an established track record in the Middle East, India, and Europe. With over 40 years in transportation, infrastructure, and advanced mobility. Harj is the Chief Business and Capital Programs Officer for Nevomo Technologies and is leading Nevomo’s strategy to develop and implement its technology across the Middle East India region. Prior to his current role, Harj had his own advisory consultancy, was the Managing Director for Virgin Hyperloop, and Senior Vice President for Parsons Corporation. Notably Harj was accountable for the successful design, construction and commercial operation of the first stage of national freight railway for the United Arab Emirates and pioneered the development of the Mumbai – Pune Hyperloop project in India. Harj has a proven track record in developing and delivering mega transport projects around the world in complex, political, and regulated environments. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Member of the UK Engineering Council, and is an Advisor to Airbus Industries."
Rohit Dhanda,
Head Of WW Global Sourcing,
Amazon
Rohit Dhanda is the Director of Supply Chain Optimization Technologies at Amazon overseeing a team of hundreds of engineers, operations research scientists, ML scientists and product managers, operating a global supply chain serving customers in 20+ countries. Currently, Rohit and his team are focused on optimizing global imports supply chain and improving supplier performance. He has spearheaded development of several cutting-edge solutions that use data analytics, predictive technology, machine learning and optimization techniques to achieve highest levels of product availability ensuring fast delivery speeds at cheapest landed cost for Amazon Retail WW. Prior to Amazon, Rohit spent five years in semiconductor industry designing microprocessors for mobile phones and got his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jamin Dick,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Lands'​ End
Jamin Dick is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Lands’ End, Inc. In this role, he oversees global sourcing, supply chain management and distribution operations. A recognized cross-border transportation innovator with over 20 years of industry background, Dick brings essential e-commerce and supply chain insights to Lands’ End. Prior to joining Lands’ End, Dick served as the Head of Supply Chain for North America B2B at Alibaba, as well as years spent in global supply chain and strategy roles with companies such as Pitney Bowes, SML, Target and IBM. Dick received his Bachelor’s degree in English and Russian from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.
Michelle Dilley,
CEO,
AWESOME
Michelle Dilley became the first CEO of AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) in July 2020. Prior to that, she served as Chief Operating Officer of DSC Logistics, now CJ Logistics America. Michelle joined DSC Logistics in 2017 as Chief Supply Chain Transformation Officer, leading the vision for the company’s operating platform of the future and implementing strategic initiatives to deliver continuous improvement. Promoted to COO in 2019, Michelle continued to lead the transformation initiative and was directly responsible for leading DSC’s nationwide network of logistics centers and supply chain packaging operations throughout North America. Her prior experience spans the full spectrum of end-to-end supply chain, including strategic sourcing, operations, inventory management, logistics, technology and business/customer process harmonization for companies such LaSalle Bristol, Ascension Health, and Whirlpool Corporation. During her 16-year tenure with Whirlpool, she served in diverse roles such as finance, product development, and procurement, including general manager, global indirect goods & services sourcing. Michelle also serves on the corporate board of STAG Industrial. She received a bachelor’s degree in German studies and international business from the University of Michigan and also studied at Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany.
Josh Dinneen,
Chief Commercial Officer,
OnTrac
An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, Josh Dinneen is the Chief Commercial Officer at OnTrac, the carrier of choice for last-mile, e-commerce parcel delivery, where he oversees revenue strategy, sales, marketing, account management, and call center operations. Josh has spearheaded the company’s transcontinental delivery service launch, which provides faster, cost-effective, coast-to-coast delivery to leading shippers and retailers. Prior to his current role, Josh created LaserShip’s e-commerce hub and spoke delivery network as the Vice President of Supply Chain.
Ravi Dosanjh,
COO,
Caliber.global
Ravi Dosanjh is the COO of Caliber.global based out of the Scottsdale Arizona Office. Ravi has a proven track record delivering successful strategies and results within general and specialized logistics, logistics procurement, ecosystem planning, facilities management and construction supply chain. With operational, commercial and board level experience at companies like UPS, Expeditors International, Nishitetsu and Intel, Ravi now heads operations and customer experience globally as Caliber.global’s COO.
Bill Durbin,
Head Of North America Logistics & Planning,
Kraft Heinz
Bill Durbin is the Head of North America Logistics & Planning for the Kraft Heinz Company. He grew up in Indianapolis and went to Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelors in Manufacturing Engineering and a Masters in Supply Chain Management. Bill co-oped with GE in college and worked in their different factories as a management trainee. He joined Kraft Heinz 18 years ago and has had various roles across supply chain including materials management, procurement, continuous improvement, implementing SAP in Europe, running factories in Canada, footprint & Supply Chain Integration. He is married to his wife, Dr. Becky Durbin, who completed her Doctorate in Educational Technology. They have two kids, Cailyn & Liam.
Harald Emberger,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Beiersdorf
Harald Emberger serves Beiersdorf AG as Chief Supply Chain Officer and Member of the Executive Committee with an end to end responsibility for the global Supply Chain. Beiersdorf is a leading FMCG company with brands like Nivea, Eucerin and Tesa. Before joining Beiersdorf in 2015, Harald held a variety of leadership roles with Unilever PLC and Mars Inc, including head of the Supply Chains for the Americas and Europe. His background and experience present a truly global image. Throughout his career, he lived in five different countries in three world regions. Harald holds a master degree in engineering from the Technical University in Munich.
Kenneth Engel,
SVP Of Internet Giants,
Schneider Electric
Ken has over 35 years of Supply Chain Management experience and 30 years with Schneider Electric. He has a diverse background of executive level Supply Chain and Business leadership positions as well as global experience working across China, Asia Pacific and North America. Ken has proven to be a key leader in Schneider Electric’s award-winning supply chain transformation and mission: To STRIVE to be the most agile, innovative, planet- and customer-centric supply chain.
Dave Evans,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Fictiv
Dave Evans is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing. Dave is a regular contributor for Fast Company and Forbes, has been featured on NBC News, Nasdaq, TechCrunch, and Discovery, and was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List. Dave was the first hire at Ford’s Silicon Valley Innovation Lab and graduated from Stanford University in 2011 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Michael Fahy,
CEO,
Neovia Logistics
Mike Fahy is the Chief Executive Officer for Neovia Logistics, a role he was appointed to in October 2023. He leads the global provider of contract logistics services, with more than 80 facilities in 20 countries around the world, in solving complex logistics challenges for companies in the automotive, industrial, aerospace, and technology industries. Prior to Neovia, Mike was CEO for the Americas region for DB Schenker. In that role he had full P&L responsibilities for 123 locations in 24 countries in North, Central, and South America, providing over 27 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to its clients. Mike’s career before DB Schenker includes COO for an oil & gas distribution company owned by Simon Group Holdings and CEO of their technology companies. Before that, he held several positions at Syncreon, culminating as their President of the technology segment.
Matt Fain,
CEO & Co-Founder,
PopCapacity
Matt has been in the logistics and supply chain industry for over a decade. From successfully starting a freight brokerage, to scaling an expedited courier company. His experience spans the industry and ultimately led him to the vision behind PopCapacity, the first true digital marketplace for warehouse space. He has a passion to change the "status quo" by enhancing the way technology connects people.
Seana Fairchild,
CCO,
ConGlobal
Seana Fairchild is Chief Commercial Officer for ConGlobal. She is responsible for all commercial activities for the organization, driving cross-functional focus on customer outcomes and ensuring a remarkable customer experience. Seana leads the Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, and Business Planning & Analysis teams. She also oversees Advanced Solutions, which develops, implements, and supports ConGlobal’s technology created by operators for operators. Prior to joining ConGlobal, Seana spent nearly 18 years at Union Pacific Railroad where she held various positions in Finance and Marketing & Sales. The latter included leadership roles in M&S Strategy, Communications, Industrial Products, and Intermodal. A Nebraska native, Seana earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Nebraska-Omaha, her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and her LL.M. in Tax Law from the University of San Diego. Seana and her husband, Chris, have five Children.
Tim Fehr,
SVP, Operations,
Happy Returns
With an extensive decade-plus career spanning logistics, operations, and customer service strategy, Tim Fehr is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Happy Returns. Since joining the company in 2018, Tim has been pivotal in overseeing operations management, including the exponential growth of the Return Bar network to nearly 10,000 drop-off points and expanding hub operations to 3 state-of-the-art nationwide facilities to make returns easier for merchants and shoppers.
Paulo Fernandes,
VP, Enterprise Partnerships, B2B Supply Chain Payments,
Mastercard
Fortune 500 Global Executive, innovating, disrupting and redefining the art of the possible in global payments Developing transformational and disruptive strategies in new business verticals within Global Trade Services, leveraging data and payments assets to generate new revenue streams, specifically with Global Supply Chain management incorporating multi-rail payments, embedded finance and distributed ledger technologies. Paulo Fernandes, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of international experience in the payments industry. He is currently responsible for developing partnerships and strategies to capture new payment flows in the Global Supply Chain ecosystem including Freight and Travel B2B Verticals. He has had multiple regional and global roles within Mastercard in leading the development of the payments and data solutions for corporate, banking and government clients ranging from financial inclusion, B2B e-commerce, supply-chain management, Travel, ACH Fast Payments and SME enablement. Prior to joining MasterCard, Paulo developed payment solutions for global financial entities and governments, in the US, Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with Visa International, RedRock Consulting, Mercantile bank and the Bank Of Lisbon. Fernandes has an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School in Scotland and an Economics degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Additionally, he is an associate member of South African Bankers Institute and holds a number of patents in the B2B payments space. He is also the founding member of the LAC Innovation Forum. Fernandes speaks English, Portuguese and Afrikaans-Dutch. He is based in Miami, Florida.
Ty Findley,
General Partner & Co-Founder,
Ironspring Ventures
Ty Findley is a Co-founder and General Partner at Ironspring Ventures, an early-stage, sector-focused venture capital firm specializing in digital industrial innovation. In this role he is responsible for end-to-end deal execution through sourcing investments, leading diligence efforts, negotiating financings and managing investments with a focus on innovation within the industrial supply chain. Prior to joining Ironspring, Ty spent a decade in various investing and operating industrial supply chain roles across Pritzker Group VC, GE Ventures, and Boeing.
Dave Finnegan,
Head Of The Customer Experience Practice,
Reach Partners
Dave is a highly accomplished Customer Experience leader with a track record of strong results in customer experience and digital innovation. He currently works as a strategic advisor at New Role Capital and heads up the Customer Experience Practice for Reach Partners. Dave has worked for the Orvis Company for seven years as the Customer Experience Officer (a blend of the CIO and CMO role) Prior to that Dave helped to start up Build-A-Bear Workshop where he worked for 14 years overseeing technology, supply chain and the store of the future.  He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being named Retail Partner of the Year by the VIP Awards, the "Top 100 CIO" list by CIO Magazine and was given the coveted Bobble Head award by the Retail Orphan Initiative. Dave has also served as a board member for various organizations, including the Polar Citizen Science Collective, the National Retail Federation-Chief Marketing and Technology Officer Councils, and Knowledge at Wharton Program school of Business.  Dave is currently a Member of the Explorers Club in New York.  Dave has been a contributing author to two books. He has been widely featured in the media, including in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Ad Age. In 2022 Dave dedicated an entire year to exploring the world to gain a deeper understanding of cultures and human experiences. He traveled over 130,000 miles, setting foot on every continent including Antarctica, and navigated some of the world's largest rivers such as the Ganges, Amazon, Nile, and Mekong. He hiked on iconic trails such as Kilimanjaro, the Himalayas, Patagonia, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Along his journey met with military commanders, polar explorers, scientists, religious leaders and indigenous people around the world, including chiefs of the Yaguas tribe in the Amazon and the Maasai tribe in Tanzania. All with a carry on sized backpack.
Lucy Fishwick,
VP Of Logistics,
Diageo
Lucy is currently the Vice President of Logistics for Diageo North America, the $8 the leading premium drinks business. Diageo has a diverse and premium portfolio including Johnnie Walker Black the World’s number one spirits brand by value, Don Julio the number one aged tequila portfolio in US and Guinness the World’s number one stout. Lucy has been with Diageo for 10 years and is originally from the UK, she moved to Plainfield, Illinois and into the role in March 2023. She was previously based in London, where she held various roles within Global Procurement including Head of Sustainable Procurement and Head of Packaging and Logistics Procurement. In her current role, Lucy is accountable for all domestic transport and warehousing activities as well as the growing export agenda. With nine domestic production facilities across the United States, Canada and the US Virgin Islands Diageo North America produces and distributes more than 52m cases of spirits and beer each year.
Carly Fliesher,
Technology Chairman,
ECA: A Delivery Industry Alliance
Carly has a deep passion for building relationships, working directly with ECA’s internal members and partners by helping them through every step of the ECA: Marketplace process, which makes her the ‘networker’ of the group. When her partners succeed, she succeeds, and she carries this ideology with her when dealing with every partner regardless of how large or small their operation might be. Carly joined Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI) in 2012, she left for an opportunity at GrubHub in 2017 and returned to DDI in 2019. In 2021 Carly was voted onto the ECA board of directors and is the Technology Chair. While still on the board of the ECA today, in 2022 DDI was Acquired by Walmart, and she now sits in their Driver Experience department on the Spark eCommerce platform. With her experience, she has witnessed first-hand the incredible growth in the gig economy. This growth fuels her drive and passion for the industry, her partnerships, and for the Spark Driver Platform. Her deep understanding and fundamental knowledge of the industry means she can confidently provide accurate and timely knowledge to partners, paving the way for their success.
Karyl Fowler,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Transmute
Karyl Fowler is CEO and Co-Founder at Transmute, where her team is leveraging decentralized identity and verifiable credential technology to secure global trade and enterprise supply chains. Prior to founding Transmute, Karyl directed strategic marketing and commercialization initiatives for startups in the biotechnology and semiconductor fields where cooperative standards initiatives played a critical role in creating competitive markets. Her expertise centers on emerging tech and economic development in fields with high regulatory burdens such as FDA, HIPAA and ITAR. Karyl currently holds leadership roles on the Decentralized Identity Foundation Steering Committee, with the C26+ Smart Borders Working Group at US-Mexico Foundation, as a Techstars Austin mentor and serves as an advisor for SXSW. Karyl holds her MS in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and has a BA from Southwestern University.
Zach Fredericks,
Principal,
Primary Ventures
Zach is a Principal at Primary, where he focuses on enterprise software and supply chain technology. Prior to joining Primary, Zach was a product leader at Loadsmart, a digital logistics platform. During his time there, he oversaw the company's freight marketplace, trucking ERP, and various financial products. Outside of his day job at Loadsmart, he cofounded the Supply Chain Collective, an investment syndicate that connected supply chain startups with angel investors from the industry. Before his product career, he was an Analyst at BlackRock Private Equity Partners and received a BA in International Relations from Brown. Zach is a New York native and enjoys playing music, soccer, skiing, and surfing.
Kathy Fulton,
Executive Director,
American Logistics Aid Network
Kathy Fulton is Executive Director for American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). She leads the organization in delivering logistics information, services, and equipment to support disaster response and recovery efforts. Her passions include leveraging the unique skills of supply chain professionals to enable responsible disaster relief and building cross-sector collaborative relationships that support community resilience. Ms. Fulton served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Consensus Committee on Building Adaptable and Resilient Supply Chains after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and is a member of FEMA’s Supply Chain Analysis Network. Preceding her work with ALAN, Kathy was Senior Manager of Information Technology Services at Saddle Creek Logistics Services where she led IT infrastructure implementation and support, corporate systems, and business continuity planning.
Cassandra Gaines,
CEO & Founder,
Carrier Assure
Cassandra Gaines is an entrepreneur, transportation law expert, and transportation industry influencer. She was recently named one of the 100 People Transforming Business in North America by Business Insider joining alumni such as Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, and Jeff Bezos. Cassandra has disrupted the transportation industry with a lively Joe Rogan-like show called “MadGaines Live” where each month, thousands of viewers tune in to her educational, non-traditional podcast where she unites a very fragmented, volatile industry. Now Cassandra has disrupted the industry again as the Founder and CEO of Carrier Assure Inc. which is the industry's first performance scoring software that anticipates how the carrier will transport the goods based on data science and trends. The score allows those that select carriers to match the right carrier to the right shipment.
Suketu Gandhi,
Global Co-Head Strategic Operations Practice,
Kearney
Suketu Gandhi, Global Co-Leader Strategic Operations Partner of Kearney is a recognized industry leader and subject matter expert on a wide range of operations topics, with an emphasis on end-to-end supply chains. Suketu is the Founder of Kearney Supply Chain Institute for strategic insights on Global Supply Chains and has established and operated Centre's for Technology and Business Innovation across three firms. He has earned the Global Leader in Consulting award for Excellence in Innovation and designed and executed end-to-end supply chain strategy and cost improvement for $100+ billion global pharmacy and convenience goods retailer across 9000+ locations. Suketu is frequently published on operations transformation topics in outlets such as HBR, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal.
Andrew Garcia,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Goodshuffle
Andrew is the CEO & Co-Founder of Goodshuffle, a company revolutionizing the way event companies do business by streamlining their commerce, logistics and operations. Prior to co-founding Goodshuffle, Andrew's career was as an engineer and solutions architect supporting organizations like BEA, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE, SAIC, Oracle, and Whiteboard Federal Technologies for various customers in Defense and National Security; most recently serving the Naval Research Laboratory. However, it was his side hustle of DJing that led him to patent technology for renting equipment. That process started conversations with his Co-Founder, Erik Dreyer, which led to their first iteration of a rental marketplace, Goodshuffle.com. Soon after, they built and launched their SaaS platform, Goodshuffle Pro, which now powers thousands of event professionals across 49 states and Canada.
Dan Gardner,
Co-Founder, EVP & Chief Learning Officer,
Trade XCelerators LLC
Dan Gardner is president of Trade Facilitators, Inc. (TFI), a Los Angeles based consulting firm dedicated to the fields of global supply chain management, logistics and trade compliance, as well as a partner in the tech-enabled freight forwarder & customs brokerage company, Trade XCelerators. Prior to founding TFI & TXC, Dan worked in the 3PL space where he held senior roles that include President of Ocean World Lines, President of Latin America for Exel Logistics and SVP USA for DHL Global Forwarding. Mr. Gardner’s activities at TFI focus on consulting with Beneficial Cargo Owners, as well as providing strategic, operational and commercial advice to technology firms in the logistics, supply chain and fintech space. As a co-founder of Trade XCelerators, Dan focuses on growth, the customer experience and technology deployment. Over the course of his career in 3 rd Party Logistics Dan was directly involved in twelve acquisitions, the largest of which was the $7b sale of Exel Global Logistics to the parent company of DHL, Deutsche Post. Dan was also part of the management team that sold ATC Logistics & Electronics to Genco (subsequently acquired by FedEx) and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for STG Logistics, the largest bonded Container Freight Station Operator in the U.S. (later merged with XPO Logistics). In addition to his professional experience, Dan has been an adjunct professor of supply chain management his entire career. In 2002, Mr. Gardner was selected as the Professor of the Year in the Masters of International Business Program at Florida International University and in 2014 he earned the “Top Instructor” distinction at the California State University Long Beach Center for International Trade & Transportation. Dan remains on the faculties of CSULB, Georgia Tech and Long Beach City College.
Van Garrett,
Senior Director Of Sales For The Americas,
Mushiny Robotics
Van is a highly accomplished and success-driven executive with over 30 years of experience in the Engineering, Automation and Robotics Industryies. A master communicator, he is constantly seeking ways to improve brand visibility and revenue growth through a unique blend of sales and technology experience. Leveraging his extensive industry connections, he successfully started and exited two companies including New England Automation Technologies in 2002. He has helped several others do the same. He is also one of the 5 founders of Autoguide Mobile Robots which sold to Teradyne in 2019 for $165M. Van truly believes that consistent and sustainable growth comes from the development of strong relationships, creative brand management, and a willingness to think outside the box. Through this thought process, he has helped numerous companies achieve record-setting sales, profits and market share. Van holds a master's degree in education, business management and marketing from Cambridge College. AAnd a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an associate degree in aviation electronics from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Nir Gartzman,
Managing Partner & Co-Founder,
theDOCK
Nir Gartzman is a maritime & hi-tech professional combining strong technical capabilities with broad industry background and business development experience. Nir earned proficiency during 12 years of management positions in both navy and civilian sectors. Responsibilities included positions of Chief Engineer of a navy vessel, superintendent of cargo ships, project manager, and sales & business development director. Nir holds a B.A degree in business management from the IDC - Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center.
Sylvain Gazaille,
Chief Operating Officer,
SimWell
Senior Aerospace Engineer with 30 years of experience in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Master of science in systems engineering with a certificate in process modeling and simulation. Team lead and executive on multiple complex national and international projects. Significantly contributed to SimWell’s growth over the past 3 years initially as Project Management Officer, institutionalizing a hybrid Agile Methodology. More recently occupied the position of Director of Business Development with a strong focus on a team approach to the resolution of complex customer challenges. Newly appointed as Chief Operations Officer.
Christopher George,
CEO,
SubSummit
Chris George is the Co-Founder and CEO of SubSummit, the world’s largest conference dedicated to direct-to-consumer subscriptions. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully invested in and launched eight businesses, two of which have been acquired. As one of the creators of the wildly popular and recently acquired Gentleman's Box, a high-end subscription box for men, Chris has spoken to aspiring entrepreneurs and established industry professionals at events like Digital Summit, SubSummit and several academic institutions such as Columbia Business School and George Washington University. His strong business acumen and understanding of the role of marketing and branding solidify him as a leading force in the realm of entrepreneurs. As a multi-year conference host to the world's largest subscription event, he's led impactful conversations with leaders like Michael Broukim (FabFitFun), Brian Lee (The Honest Company), Katia Beauchamp (Birchbox), and Haroon Mokhtarzada (Rocket Money).
Pramod Ghadge,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Unbox Robotics
Pramod has worked in fields such as manufacturing, product design and development, and logistics automation and robotics across India, Singapore, Israel, and China. Before Unbox Robotics, he was at Flipkart, where he was looking after implementing robotics and automation in Flipkart’s warehouses and distribution centers. At Flipkart, he and the team introduced India’s 1st robot-based parcel sorting solution in Bangalore.
Al Ghorai,
SVP Of Operations,
ThredUp
Al Ghorai is the Senior Vice President of Operations at ThredUp, one of the largest online resale platforms for apparel, shoes, and accessories. As a key member of the leadership team, Al oversees the day-to-day operations of the company’s network of distribution centers in the U.S. to ensure efficiency, productivity, and cost-effectiveness. He also drives ThredUp’s leading innovation in operational processes, including the company’s approach to product circularity and end of life through its aftermarket program. Prior to his current role, Al held other leadership positions within ThredUp, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. Before ThredUp, Al was the founder and President of Integrated Flow Systems (IFS). Al has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The University of Michigan. He spent five years as a naval officer aboard the submarine USS Parche, an experience that both informs and affects him to this day.
Prince Ghosh,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Factored Quality
Prince is the CoFounder/CEO of Factored Quality. He founded Workbench, a digital supply chain PM software backed by Y-Combinator, and also served as an Aerospace Engineer at NASA. Prince holds Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nicole Glenn,
CEO & Founder,
Candor Expedite, Inc.
Meet Nicole Glenn, founder and CEO of Candor Expedite, a transportation leader known for making its customers heroes by delivering creative, fast, effective, and sustainable solutions for time-sensitive and white glove shipments backed by a trusted carrier network. Today, Candor is recognized as a leading certified women-owned business headquartered in Texas – with offices in Illinois and Kansas. Nicole navigated through a series of pivotal operational roles within major transportation brokerage companies, immersing herself in the intricate nuances of freight logistics—the essence of moving cargo. Steeped in the daily challenges that shippers and carriers face, she gained invaluable insights to the major obstacles that define the industry landscape. Nicole embraced and transcended these challenges, swiftly rising through the ranks by mastering the art of sales and her ability to collaborate with external and internal teams. She advanced to senior leadership roles including president — solidifying her status as a driving force in the industry. Nicole built her own team to address the lack of transparency in the industry. With her strong network and excellent industry reputation, it wasn’t long before Candor became a top transportation company. She credits her success with an amazing team who consistently provide superior customer service, real-time updates, and open communication. Always looking for new solutions for her customers, Nicole is excited to launch “Candor Cool Chain”, a new division featuring a unique solution for shipping smaller, refrigerated and frozen packages across the U.S. — all while protecting product quality and safety, reducing wasted capacity, keeping costs under control, and minimizing environmental impact. Nicole is a certified member of The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, a member of The Expedite Association of North America, Women in Trucking, Women in Manufacturing, and the Transportation Intermediaries Association. She won numerous awards: Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro’s To Know: Overall Winner; Women in Trucking’s Distinguished Women in Logistics; and Enterprising Women of the Year Champion, a tribute to the world’s top female entrepreneurs. Nicole enjoys giving back to the community and industry. She launched The Ladies Leadership Coalition, a popular podcast designed to empower and celebrate female leaders. Nicole and her hosts amplify the voices of trailblazing women in supply chain and logistics. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwood University and was recently inducted into their Class of Distinguished Women. She frequently presents at industry conferences; and is a regular contributor to trade and business media, including Forbes Small Business Council.
Brian Glick,
CEO & Founder,
Chain.io
As founder and CEO of Chain.io, Brian Glick has made a career of simplifying complex supply chain and trade compliance IT challenges. Whether analyzing complex coding issues or rationalizing the compliance impacts of a vendor direct drop ship program, Brian brings a rare combination of executive perspective and deep technical knowledge to today’s supply chain challenges. From the early days of web-based visibility platforms and into today’s connected ecosystem, Brian has been an active leader in each phase of the connected supply chain evolution. With a focus on retail and apparel supply chains, Brian has brought his expertise to bear as an IT leader both within logistics service providers and through independent software companies.
Bill Good,
VP Supply Chain,
GE Appliances
Bill Good began his career in manufacturing on an assembly line while working his way through college. His experience sparked his passion and interest in manufacturing as a career, and he set a goal to one day lead manufacturing for a large U.S. company. Over the course of Bill’s 35-year career, he has honed his knowledge of supply chain management through his various roles of increasing responsibility at Tri-Glass, Charbroil, Whirlpool, and now in his dream job as the Vice President of Manufacturing at GE Appliances, a Haier company. Bill holds a BS in Operations Management from Auburn University and an MBA and a MS in Human Resources from Troy State University. Bill is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, with expertise in Theory of Constraints, HOSHIN Planning, and the Toyota Production System. He places a high value on employee engagement, building relationships, and leading transformational change. Currently, Bill and his team are focusing on expanding plant capacity, increasing automation in the supply chain, and implementing new digital tools to create a Zero Distance approach with consumers.
Ben Gordon,
Managing Partner,
Cambridge Capital
Benjamin Gordon is the Managing Partner for Cambridge Capital, a leading investor, advisor and partner for companies in the supply chain and technology sector. Benjamin has invested in Bringg, XPO, ReverseLogix, Liftit, Parcel Perform, Everest, byrd, GreenScreens.ai, and a host of other leading supply chain companies. In addition, he has served on the boards of many of these portfolio companies. Please see www.CambridgeCapital.com . Prior to Cambridge Capital, Benjamin built BG Strategic Advisors (BGSA), the most active investment bank focused on transportation and logistics. BGSA and its principals have worked on over 50 deals totaling over $10 billion of transaction value. Please see www.BGSA.com . Prior to BGSA, Benjamin founded 3PLex, the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BancBoston Ventures, Con-Way, and Ionian. 3PLex has since been sold to Maersk. Prior to 3PLex, Benjamin led strategy projects in transportation and technology at Mercer Management Consulting. Benjamin is a published author and recognized expert on transportation and logistics, and has been quoted extensively by national media including CNBC, The New York Times, Business Week, ABC, Lehrer News Hour, Journal of Commerce, Transport Topics, Supply Chain Management Quarterly, and Traffic World. Benjamin has been a featured speaker, moderator, and/or chairman at the 3PL Summit, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), NASSTRAC, the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), AMB, the International Warehousing and Logistics Association (IWLA), and other industry events. In addition, Benjamin leads the annual BGSA Supply Chain conference, the largest annual conference for CEOs from all segments of the global supply chain. Benjamin is an active civic leader who is committed to giving back to the community. As founder and chairman of GesherCity, he has boosted young adult volunteerism, expanding the organization from startup to over 100,000 members in twenty locations. Benjamin has also served as Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) of Palm Beach. Benjamin has served on the Boards of several non-profit groups, including the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), JCC Association, Palm Beach United Way, Palm Beach Federation, Palm Beach YPO, the Middle East Forum, the University of Florida Supply Chain Management Center, and various other community organizations. Benjamin received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College.
Shimon Gowda,
Technical Program Manager,
Apple
Shimon is an experienced Supply Chain Professional with experience serving as a consultant in varied supply chain roles across several Fortune 500 companies. Her experience covers leading the design of warehouses, auditing them for best practices, streamlining the supply demand forecast and optimizing E2E supply chain network designs. She is a certified cloud practitioner in AWS and is currently working on leveraging the application of AI/ML in Supply chain use cases.
Jordan Graft,
CEO,
Highway
CEO of TriumphPay from 2018 - 2021; grew TriumphPay into the largest payer of freight invoices in the US. Co-Founder and CEO of CrateBind, a Dallas-based IT consulting and software development company, and self-taught in six programming languages. Private equity with TA Associates in Boston and investment banking with J.P. Morgan in New York
Michael Granoff,
Founder,
Maniv Mobility
Michael Granoff is founder and Managing Partner of Maniv Mobility, a venture capital fund based in Tel Aviv which invests globally in early-stage startups in automotive, mobility, transportations and logistics. Founded in 2015, Maniv manages over $250 million with an investor base that is both financial and strategic, including automakers and suppliers from the US, Europe and Asia. Maniv has a portfolio of more than 35 companies across eight countries. Mr. Granoff serves on the boards of many of Maniv’s companies including Hailo, Autofleet, Revel and Zoomo. Mr. Granoff is a founding board member of the Washington, DC-based energy policy group SAFE; his past board include electric car network developer Better Place. He has been involved in three US Presidential campaigns and has received several awards including Brandeis University’s Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship. Mr. Granoff holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an MBA and JD from Kellogg, Northwestern University, has completed over 25 marathons and is a father of four.
Scott Gravelle,
CEO & Founder,
Attabotics
From army medic to longboard maker, Scott Gravelle has a personal history of reinvention and an appreciation for the power of approaching a problem from a different perspective. His latest venture, Attabotics, is the most recent example. The 3D robotics supply chain system takes inspiration from a nature documentary on leaf-cutter ants and aims to make the traditional warehouse of aisles and rows obsolete. Attabotics has been recognized by TIME’s Best Inventions and was named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list in 2020 and the CNBC Upstart 100 list in 2019. Since its inception in 2016, Gravelle has grown the robotics-based supply chain company to employ more than 300 employees while the technology has been adopted by global brands and retailers across apparel, food & beverage, home goods, and more. While his entry into robotics was unique, Gravelle brought 20+ years of broad experience including automation and digital manufacturing expertise, and he has led the company through seven funding rounds including grants from Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, Sustainable Development Technology Canada and Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). As Founder and CEO, he drives the company’s vision, product design and technical innovation.
Janelle Griffith,
SVP, North American Logistics Leader,
Marsh
Janelle possesses significant market and client facing experience particularly in supply chain logistics program advisement and strategic contractual risk transfer analysis, product development and client growth initiatives. Prior to joining Marsh, Janelle worked for the leading private insurance brokerage firm as the Lead Logistics Broker tasked with building the logistics vertical, servicing and growing the book. Janelle also served as the North American Director of Insurance, Risk and Claims for Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading international logistics companies. There, she managed the team overseeing the insurance program placement, risk management administration and claims for airfreight, ocean freight, customs brokerage, warehousing, contract logistics and overland transportation for the United States, Canada and Mexico. She was also responsible for contract review, client negotiations/ and held the additional role as the government contracting account manager for the U.S. cargo insurance program. Prior to her time at Kuehne + Nagel, Janelle served as the U.S. Risk Manager for top shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC.
Alexandra Griffon,
CEO & Co-Founder,
BlueCargo
After her MBA in France, Alexandra went to Berkeley and that's where she met with Laura Theveniau, the other BlueCargo co-founder. They both enrolled in the Institute of Transportation Studies. Their master's project was to build, for Navys, an algorithm to stack containers inside the terminals and to predict the dwell time of those containers to stack them accordingly. That's when they created BlueCargo at first. In 2018, Alexandra and Laura joined "Y Combinator". That is how the most prestigious incubator became BlueCargo's first investor. In 2019, Alexandra and Laura launched the foundation of what the platform is currently after hundreds of hours spent at common carriers. A year after, Alexandra was invited as a speaker to many events to present the platform. Alexandra became a member of the Harbor Trucking Association and BlueCargo became the #1 reference to return empty containers. Since 2021, she leads the company to a +20% month-over-month growth and works, with Laura, on scaling the platform nationally by the end of 2023.
Jill Guenther,
Head Of Customer Success,
Nikola Corporation
Jill Guenther, Head of Customer Success at Nikola, acts as the linchpin between Nikola and our customers, fleets, and prospects. Jill spearheads training initiatives to empower our partners in their sustainability goals. She facilitates collaborative efforts for customer success stories and the collective push toward a cleaner tomorrow, showcasing how we turn ambitions into reality through customer-centric strategies and shared sustainability objectives.
Akash Gupta,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Zypp Electric
Akash Gupta is the Co-Founder & CEO of Zypp (earlier Mobycy), India’s Largest Electric Logistics Startup. His vision for Zypp is to solve last-mile deliveries in a convenient, affordable and eco-friendly way, thereby building more liveable cities and a sustainable world. To Zypp, Akash brings years of executive-level leadership experience in marketing and rapidly scaling up tech and tech-assisted businesses at MobiKwik, Snapdeal, Dell and Airtel. Akash is an avid speaker and has been representing as a thought leader in various Electric Mobility, Startup & Marketing events.
Dhruv Gupta,
CEO,
Axle Technologies
Dhruv Gupta is the CEO of Axle, a universal data platform for trucking data. He has a background in engineering, business development, and policy. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in Computer Science and Government, he founded a Y Combinator backed micro-mobility optimization startup. He then co-founded and built technology for Megaphone, a non-profit that helped people vote in Milwaukee and Atlanta in the 2020 General Election. After, he was the first BD hire at Zoba, an early stage startup that optimizes fleet operations.
Noel Hacegaba,
COO,
Port of Long Beach
Dr. Noel Hacegaba is the Chief Operating Officer of the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest container port. He is responsible for managing the Port’s day-to-day operations. In recent years, Dr. Hacegaba led the Port’s response to the pandemic-induced supply chain crisis, directing the Port’s Business Recovery Taskforce and coordinating with industry, labor and government partners to drive solutions. Dr. Hacegaba is also leading the development of the Port’s digital initiative known as the Supply Chain Information Highway, which seeks to close the gap on the lack of visibility and data sharing in goods movement by enabling end-to-end visibility. Previously, Dr. Hacegaba served as the Port’s Chief Commercial Officer and successfully managed the Port’s commercial operations during a period of significant industry realignment and led the swift recovery of its largest container terminal following the biggest bankruptcy in shipping line industry history, clearing the path for record cargo volumes. Dr. Hacegaba is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned degrees in economics, business administration and urban planning. He is also a Certified Port Executive (CPE) and earned the Port Professional Executive (PPX) and Port Professional Manager (PPM) professional designations. He also serves on various industry boards, including the Intermodal Association of North America, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, Marine Exchange of Southern California, USC Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute, University of Denver Transportation & Supply Chain Institute and the Containerization & Intermodal Institute and he also serves as Chairman of AAPA’s Professional Development.
Christopher Halkyard,
COO & Co-Founder,
La Bella Stella
Mr. Halkyard has over 30 years of experience in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry and is currently the co-founder and COO of LaBella Stella. Prior to founding LBS he was the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Blue Apron and has spent most of his career in the consumer fashion logistics space. He was the Chief Supply Chain Officer of fashion giant Gilt Groupe which involved creating new methodology to move products around the world to support the flash sales business model while creating a great customer experience. Mr Halkyard has also held senior level positions with other DtoC companies such as Rent the Runway, Barkbox (IPO in 2021) and retailers Marc Ecko Unltd, L'occitane en Provence, ToysRus, FAO Schwarz and the May Department Stores Co. Chris graduated from the University of Maryland, is on several boards and is a frequent speaker at supply chain conferences.
Ben Hamilton,
VP, E-Commerce Fulfillment,
Kroger
Ben was named Vice President of eCommerce Supply Chain and Logistics for Kroger Fulfillment in February of 2023 and is currently responsible for the continued operations, growth, and build out of Krogers home delivery network. He has extensive supply chain experience with a deep passion for design, growth, and optimization of sustainable supply chains and manufacturing networks that deliver complex business and reduce the impact products have on the earth. Prior to joining Kroger, he led global supply chain strategy & capabilities at SC Johnson where he worked to build resilient global supply chains and led several global functions to tackle some of the company’s largest supply chain challenges. Additionally, he held various international leadership roles at SC Johnson across its supply chain. Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Steve Hankel,
VP, Information Technology,
Johanson Transportation Service
Steve Hankel is the Vice President of Information Technology at JTS (Johanson Transportation Service). He joined JTS in 2010 and during his tenure, he developed a SaaS TMS (Transportation Management System), moved the company’s infrastructure to the Cloud, built up their software engineering program, and rolled out their Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security initiatives. Prior to joining JTS, Steve made a name for himself as Director of IT Operations at Webvan, managing the support of cutting-edge technology during the .com boom. He then worked as Tools Team Lead at Wamu, developing a state-of-the-art BC (Business Continuity) and DR (Disaster Recovery) web application. Later he became Co-Founder and Principle at Continuity Source, a company developing BC/DR SaaS Solutions.
Mark Hanson,
VP, Technology & Business Innovation,
Sony Electronics
At Sony Semiconductors Solutions of America, Mark demonstrates and evangelizes the business value of “Extreme Edge Visual AI” solutions like the AITRIOS Edge AI platform and the unique AI-integrated Intelligent Vision Sensor – the world’s first. Mark and team work to ensure the industry makes the shift from AI/ML as experimental to a wide variety of scalable, real-world applications for use by developers, partners and customers alike. His 30+ year career in technology includes time at Synnex, Compaq Computers, HP, Webroot and Sony. Whether challenging the status quo in business innovation, delivering powerful lead vocals in his San Francisco based rock band or building a robotic astronomical observatory from scratch, Mark’s energy, passion and vision motivate and help him build world-class teams that deliver successful business outcomes.
Will Haraway,
Chief Content Officer & Co-Founder,
LeadCoverage
Will Haraway has 25 years of executive experience in B2B Technology Marketing. Will is a certified analyst relations practitioner by the Knowledge Capital Group and has helped companies including Manhattan Associates, Aptos, BluJay, Everstream Analytics, Redwood Logistics, ITS Logistics and GreyOrange improve their brand reputations and define their unique expertise with marketing results that help increase sales. He co-founded LeadCoverage with Kara Brown in 2018.
Lance Harcrow,
COO,
Estes Forwarding Worldwide
Lance Harcrow joined Estes Forwarding Worldwide in 2004 as a Business Development Manager in Dallas, Texas. Over Lance’s tenure with EFW, he has been promoted and contributed to the growth of the organization by leading teams as Director of the Southwest Region, Director of Global Sales, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and 7 years as Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. Currently, as Chief Operating Officer, Lance oversees all domestic, international, and corporate operations, EFW’s carrier management, and EFW Warehousing. With more than 35 years of experience in domestic and International freight forwarding, warehousing, and supply chain logistics, Lance understands the importance of creating sustainable supply chain solutions that drive positive experiences for customers and employees. Lance attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where he studied Business Management
Lior Harel,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Fixefy
Lior Harel is the Chief Executive Officer of Fixefy, an AI platform for supply chain financial control. A tech professional with comprehensive operational experience in logistics and transportation, Lior possesses unique qualities that qualifies him to tackle the most complex data challenges. Having lived and breathed the creeping inefficiency of global logistics complexity at scale, he went on to build Fixefy which bridges the gap between operations and finance by providing supreme cost visibility, using machine-learning and hard earned industry experience. Lior holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and a BA in Economics and Management also from Tel-Aviv University.
Mark Harris,
CEO & Co-Founder,
HeroWear
Mark is the CEO and co-founder of HeroWear. A driven entrepreneur with an innovator’s mindset, Mark leads a team of experienced engineers, ergonomists, and manufacturing experts bound to a single vision: Design Exos For All that improve the health, safety, and productivity of workers worldwide.
Laurent Hautefeuille,
EVP,
Uber Freight
Laurent Hautefeuille is Executive Vice President for Uber Freight, Uber’s logistics business. He is responsible for the following teams: Business Development, M&A, Strategy, International Expansion, Autonomous Trucking, Sustainability, Last Mile/ Parcel TMS, Shipper platform and Emerging Products. Before joining Uber Freight in 2017, Laurent served as Cisco’s Head of Business Development for wireless, switching, routing, and IoT connectivity. He also spent five years at Lazard, a global financial advisory firm, working in San Francisco and Paris on Merger & Acquisitions in Technology, and another 5 years in the renewable energy industry at EDF Energies Nouvelles, with work spanning across business development, M&A and finance.
Ittay Hayut,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Hoopo
Ittay (Ty) Hayut is the CEO & Co-Founder of Hoopo, a leading provider of visibility & location intelligence through power-efficient, and affordable solutions. Hoopo works & partners with the major stakeholders in the global supply chain, including shipping lines, transportation, and logistic companies to revolutionize means of exploiting the greater value that asset visibility brings to the industry. Ittay holds years of experience in emerging technologies following his service as a commander in the Israeli Defence Forces, and co-founding the 9900 Alumni Association. Alongside Ittay's work experience in SaaS, IoT, and global supply-chain, Ittay also holds MA in Cognitive Psychology through Tel-Aviv University’s Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students. Ittay and the team at Hoopo developed unique end-to-end tracking solutions that provide immediate value to their customers, and to their customers' customers. By offering to Hoopo's customers solutions for a greater customer experience to their customers, and tools for efficient logistics processes, they assist in quantifying visibility irreplaceable value.
Andy Hecker,
Deputy Director & CFO,
Port of Miami
Port Miami is among the world’s leading hubs for global commerce and tourism. Its gateway location at the center of the Western Hemisphere makes the Port a significant conduit for international trade and commerce. In May 2022, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava appointed Mr. Hecker as Deputy Director of PortMiami. Mr. Hecker oversees the Capital Development, Finance, Economic Development, Human Resources, Planning, and Strategy divisions of the world’s leading cruise port and one of America’s fastest-growing container ports. Mr. Hecker joined PortMiami in 2015, heading the Performance and Strategic Management Division. In 2017, Mr. Hecker was promoted to Assistant Director of Finance, and in 2020 he was promoted to Managing Port Director and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PortMiami, Mr. Hecker worked for Moffatt & Nichol, leading their commercial division with offices in London and New York, where he focused on cargo ports and inland industrial development related to international goods movement. Previous career stops included Senior Partner at Symbius, Inc. in Boulder, CO, and at Ernst & Young, where he began his career in audit before becoming Senior Manager for the firm's supply chain & operations consulting practice.  During his tenure at Ernst & Young, he became Director of Northeast Middle Market supply chain consulting.  Mr. Hecker holds a degree in accounting from Fairmont State University, and is married with five children and three grandchildren.
Kyle Henderson,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Vizion
Kyle is a repeat entrepreneur and veteran of product management, development, and design. His latest venture, Vizion, supports digital transformation in supply chain and logistics by providing web services and data streams that power door-to-door freight visibility solutions. Prior to founding Vizion, Kyle participated in nine early-stage technology startups and held senior product management roles at companies such as Fullstory, ClearMetal, Nokia, and NAVTEQ. Kyle received his Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Berry College in beautiful Rome, Georgia.
Jeff Henderson,
SVP,
Ryan Transportation
Jeff has been with Ryan Transportation for 17 years and 24 years in the brokerage space. Prior to joining our team, he served seven years in multiple leadership roles for an online freight brokerage. His work experience includes sales, operational leadership and designing sales and operational strategies for merging companies. He has a specialty in sales and operational efficiencies, organizational structures and supply chain solutions across multiple industries and geographies. Jeff is responsible for all day-to-day operations at Ryan Transportation.
Donald Hester,
Cybersecurity Advisor – California,
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Donald Hester is a cybersecurity advocate who has worked to make the world cybersafe in his roles as a cybersecurity auditor, educator, and cybersecurity manager for the past 25 years. Donald joined the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in 2023. He currently serves as a cybersecurity advisor in San Francisco and covers Northern California. Prior to CISA, Donald was the cybersecurity manager at City of Livermore, managing governance, risk, and compliance to ensure Livermore was cyber safe. Prior to Livermore, Donald gained more than 20 years of experience as an IT auditor and cybersecurity director at Maze & Associates. He has taught IT and cybersecurity courses for a number of universities and colleges. Donald has a master’s degree from Biola University and a bachelor’s degree in Security Management from American Military University. Donald’s professional certifications include; CISSP, CISA, CGRC, CRISC, Security+, CTT+, and MOFF.
Morgan Hill,
Director, Product Management,
Magaya
Morgan is a Director of Product Management and a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy. He has 20+ years of Logistics experience focusing the latter part of his career on the digital transformation of Procurement, Tender Management and Allocation.
Joshua Hirschheimer,
Associate Partner,
Porsche Consulting
Josh Hirschheimer serves as the Associate Partner for Porsche Consulting, leading the Aerospace & Transportation practice for North America. In his 5 years with the firm, he has executed a multitude of projects ranging from digitization in operations to supply chain strategy. As an experienced consultant he has provided valuable insights into the aviation, transportation, and logistics sectors. He has a passion for solving complex problems with innovative solutions, which drives valuable impact for his clients, with a goal of achieving a level of success and prestige, such as Porsche.Josh studied Urban Planning and Transportation at CUNY Hunter College, Airport Management and Air Traffic Control at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology and later earned an MBA at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before consulting he worked with Sabre Airline Solutions standing up an operations research and digital strategy team.
Lindsey Hoell,
CEO & Founder,
Dispatch Goods
Lindsey Hoell is the Founder & CEO of Dispatch Goods, a circular logistics platform that makes reuse plug and play. Lindsey experienced the enormity of the global waste crisis first-hand as a surfer living in Hawaii, constantly seeing trash wash up on our beloved shorelines. In 2016, she helped launch the Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Restaurants program, a pilot designed to help restaurants meet or exceed sustainable targets. In 2020, while enrolled in UC Berkeley's MBA program, she launched Dispatch Goods in order to make circular logistics easy and delightful.
Jan Hoelterling,
VP, Product Management,
Descartes
Jan is a seasoned Product Management leader at Descartes specializing in Forwarder and Customs Broker Enterprise solutions. With 20+ years in Logistics and Supply Chain with a focus on IT, Jan has driven various multi-million dollar projects in the logistics, chemical, retail, high-tech, and manufacturing industries. Notable achievements include architecting a global vehicle tracking solution, creating EDI trading partner networks, and designing collaborative supply chain software solutions. Jan started his career in Germany with a business degree and apprenticeship before taking on management roles at companies like DB Schenker, Celarix (now GE), Elemica and TNT Logistics. Additionally, Jan started his own successful consulting business to help companies with complex business transformation projects. Jan lives in beautiful St. George, Utah, with his family and spends as much time outdoors as possible.
Heather Hoover-Salomon,
CEO,
uShip
Heather started her logistics career at uShip in 2005 as an unpaid public relations intern. Today, she’s the company’s CEO. During her 18-year uShip journey, Heather’s held several key leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO. She’s prominently featured in business and logistics news outlets sharing insight on big and bulky returns, first-to-final mile home delivery, diversified capacity, freight sustainability, workplace diversity and leadership, and more. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Horton,
CEO,
Voltera
As CEO of Voltera, Matt guides and supports a strong team of thinkers and doers dedicated to building and operating the critical infrastructure necessary to support the rapidly accelerating transition to electric vehicles. Under Matt's leadership, Voltera is working hard to make zero-emission transportation a reality – at scale.
Tyler Hughes,
CTO & Co-Founder,
Vizion
Tyler is a highly experienced engineering manager and technical lead, including positions at Netflix, ClearMetal, Freestone International, YouEye and other companies. In late 2018, Tyler partnered with Kyle Henderson to launch Vizion, where he currently holds the position of co-founder and leads a team of product and engineering professionals who are building best-in-class container tracking and supply chain visibility solutions. Throughout his career, Tyler has focused on providing servant leadership at each of the organizations where he has worked. He is passionate about building impactful products for web, mobile and desktop, while also building teams that successfully move projects from a vision to a reality. Tyler’s interest and belief in APIs to power applications is a large part of why Vizion is an API-first solution for cargo owners, freight forwarders, logistics service providers and others in the supply chain industry.
Megumi Ikeda,
Managing Director,
Hearst Ventures
Megumi Ikeda is the London-based, managing director of Hearst Ventures, the venture capital division of Hearst. For nearly 30 years, the group has been investing in technology startups. Portfolio companies include Roku Media, Freightwaves, Huboo, Carmel and Recurrent. Ikeda previously ran the European arm of the Peacock Equity Fund, GE Capital and NBCUniversal. Ikeda started her career in Tokyo as a reporter for Dow Jones and an international business manager at Wired in San Francisco before doing M&A; and distribution deals from NBCUniversal. Ikeda received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Columbia University and earned her master’s degree at UCLA’s the Anderson School. She is fluent in Japanese and English and knows just enough German and Greek to be dangerous.
Ben Jackson,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Bungii
Ben Jackson is the co-founder and CEO of Bungii, a technology-driven mobility platform that was awarded Silicon Prairie’s Startup of the Year. Ben has instilled a culture of customer obsession and an unwavering commitment to excellence at Bungii, as evidenced by the company’s remarkable 87 NPS. Under his leadership, Bungii has forged partnerships with the largest national chains and logistics companies, achieving an unprecedented 162% net revenue retention and disrupting the last-mile delivery industry. His entrepreneurial acumen and first principles’ approach have solidified Bungii’s position as the leader in tech-enabled large item delivery, setting new standards for both service and innovation and landing Ben a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
Bjorn Jacobsen,
Chief Product Officer,
Nexxiot
Bjorn Jacobsen is the Chief Product Officer at Nexxiot. Bjorn has over 15 years of experience advancing and driving technological innovation and digital transformation across the supply chain. At Nexxiot, Bjorn leverages his deep expertise in product development, data analytics, and customer engagement to not only meet but also anticipate the evolving demands of the supply chain sector.
Wit Jakuczun,
CTO/Owner,
F33.ai
With 18 years of industry expertise, Wit has held roles as CEO of WLOG Solutions (sold) and is currently the CTO/Owner at F33. His journey has taught him the importance of customer, team, and engineer feedback. Having delivered 100+ AI solutions spanning sectors like energy, retail, and banking, Wit collaborates with experts and C-level managers. Armed with 18+ years as a mathematician, he specializes in enhancing data science and machine learning value through processes, technology, and algorithms. Wit's forte lies in crafting AI-powered decision support systems, merging operations research with predictive models for impactful business solutions across various industries.
Chris Jamroz,
CEO & Executive Chairman,
Roadrunner
Chris Jamroz is the Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO at Roadrunner. As an experienced executive, he is focused on creating shareholder value through active c-level management of portfolio companies in transportation, logistics, and cyber security. He has recently overseen a major turnaround at Roadrunner and is responsible for its astounding service and customer satisfaction improvements. Serving as the Executive Chairman of the Board at Ascent, a privately-owned freight forwarding and domestic brokerage services provider, Chris led the exit strategy, a transaction recently announced and about to close. Additionally, he has led the transformative investment in GlobalX (TSXV: JET), a full-service passenger and cargo airline headquartered in Miami, FL. He is the founding partner of LyonIX Holdings LLC, a specialty investment, equipment leasing, and direct operations private fund. Before transforming Roadrunner, Chris served in executive roles at Emergent Cold, STG Logistics, and GardaWorld Cash Logistics. Chris serves as Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum (‘ROM’), Canada’s largest museum. He is a lifelong advocate of education, promoting diversity, equity & inclusion, and mentorship. Chris has been a tenured mentor to students at the Schulich School of Business and holds a BA in Business Studies from Birmingham City University in the UK as well as an MBA from York University in Canada.
Patrick Jandt,
CEO & Co-Founder,
driveMybox GmbH
Patrick Jandt is a seasoned professional in business administration and business informatics with a career spanning IT consulting and leadership roles at Eurogate, a leading European port and terminal operator. Since 2017, as the Head of IT at Eurogate, he has optimized IT operations across multiple container terminals in Germany and abroad, while also driving strategic initiatives and fostering key partnerships. Patrick's entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found driveMybox, a groundbreaking container transport startup that disrupted the industry with innovative solutions. Beyond his professional success, Patrick is committed to giving back to society, actively supporting technological literacy and equal opportunity initiatives through mentorship and collaboration with educational institutions and nonprofits.
Paul Jarrett,
CEO,
Bulu
Paul Jarrett - A Visionary Trailblazer in Ecommerce Logistics and Brand Growth Paul Jarrett is a distinguished Co-Founder & CEO, whose journey in the realm of ecommerce began in 2012 with the inception of Bulu. His dedication and leadership have propelled the company to unparalleled heights, leaving a mark on the industry. Pioneering Innovations and Industry Recognition - Under Paul's astute guidance, Bulu emerged as a pioneer in the Subscription Box market, captivating consumers with curated product samples. Embracing innovation, Paul expanded the company's ecosystem, establishing and successfully selling a software company. His expertise in launching numerous programs and partnering with renowned brands like American Express, BuzzFeed, Crayola, Disney, GNC, and others, cemented Bulu's reputation as a trusted ally to consumer brands. Bulu’s reputation has also landed features with Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, PBS and more. Empowering Brands to Flourish- As a seasoned expert in ecommerce, subscription services, and fulfillment, Paul identified a critical gap in the market and masterfully unveiled ""Bulu - a Subscription-First, Full-Service 3PL"" in early 2023. Through a proven model, Bulu efficiently reduces customer acquisition costs, shipping fees, and elevates customer lifetime value. Under Paul's stewardship, Bulu has become the strategic partner of choice for brands seeking seamless shipping solutions. A Legacy of Growth and Mentorship- Beyond his role as CEO, Paul is a compassionate mentor, guiding aspiring entrepreneurs to success. His 15+ years of experience in CPG make him a trusted advisor in the industry. Rooted in values of teamwork and grit, Bulu fosters a positive work environment, making it a place where innovation thrives. Unveiling the Future- As the ecommerce cosmos continues to evolve, Paul Jarrett's visionary approach propels Bulu forward as a shining beacon of growth and excellence. With an unwavering commitment to empowering brands of all sizes, Paul's journey remains a testament to the magic of relentless determination and the art of creating impactful CPG experiences. Discover the Visionary World Bulu- Join Paul Jarrett as he continues to illuminate the path of brand growth through logistics. Learn more at BuluGroup.com, where brilliance meets expertise in the dynamic world of logistics.
Gregory Javor,
SVP, Global Supply Chain Operations,
Mattel
As Mattel’s senior vice president, Global Logistics & Procurement, Greg Javor is responsible for all physical goods movements, information flows, and logistics procurement activities that contribute to Mattel’s purpose of creating innovative products and experiences to inspire, entertain, and develop children through play while empowering “kids” to reach their full potential. Greg joined Mattel in 2017 and has responsibility for the overall business management of Mattel’s logistics, distribution, transportation, and logistics procurement activities worldwide. This work includes the operation of Mattel’s global network of Regional Distribution Centers, Asia Logistics operations, Consolidated Cross Dock Centers, and a Global Transportation network executing over 6 million customer deliveries across all channels and brands through 40 DC’s totaling 10 million square feet. Greg and his team work to ensure the global logistics network is dynamic and responsive to rapidly changing market conditions including bringing new products to market with competitive advantage. He is also responsible with helping Mattel live up to its commitment to making a positive impact on the environment and in the communities where Mattel products are sourced and distributed.
Oana Jinga,
CCO & Co-Founder,
Dexory
Oana is CCO and Co-founder of Dexory, a highly innovative service robotics and AI company based in central London. With a background in leading strategic partnerships at Google and developing innovative products at Telefonica, Oana’s career touched on various areas of the tech world, having found a sweet spot in designing, developing and bringing robots to the logistics industry to drive significant business value across all warehouse processes. She is very passionate about educating the world on the benefits and ethics of robotics as well as the importance of building unbiased AI.
Daniel Johnson,
VP, Transportation & Logistics Practice,
McGriff
Daniel Johnson helps lead McGriff’s Transportation and Logistics broking and marketing team handling complex casualty placements as well as program design and innovation. Daniel has been in the industry 12 years focusing on the risk and insurance needs of transportation and logistics clients. Daniel maintains particular expertise in asset-light logistics & freight broking, digital economy, independent contractors, truckload, less-than-truckload, moving & storage, courier and final mile sectors. His experience includes alternative risk management structures, such as structured programs, risk retention groups, as well as domestic and off-shore captives. Daniel is located in Little Rock, AR.
Eric Johnson,
Senior Editor, Technology,
JOC.com
Eric Johnson is the JOC's Senior Editor, Technology, where he leads coverage and analysis of technology’s impact on global logistics and trade. Johnson regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes, and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility, and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars. Prior to joining the JOC in May 2018, Johnson spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering logistics technology and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry. Johnson has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK, and India, and now resides in the Washington, D.C., area.
Clare Jones,
Chief Commercial Officer,
what3words
what3words is the world’s first addressing system designed for voice - every 3m x 3m square in the world has been assigned an address made of just three words from the dictionary. These 3 word addresses can be used to route cars or drones, used as an address when ordering online, or simply given as a meeting point for a picnic in the park. what3words is used in 170 countries and is being adopted by governments all around the world as an official addressing system. Its investors include Daimler, Intel Capital, Aramex and Deutsche Bahn. Clare is the Chief Commercial Officer of what3words; prior to this, her background was in the development and growth of social enterprises and in impact investment. Clare was featured in the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list for technology and is involved with London companies tackling social/environmental challenges. Clare also volunteers with the Streetlink project, doing health outreach work with vulnerable women in South London.
Rohit Joshi,
Head Of Workforce Transformation,
Gig and Take
Rohit comes to Gig and Take with a 22 year background in leading global supply chains. During his supply chain career, he encountered challenges in hiring and retaining factory and distribution center workers. He joined Gig and Take to help manufacturers and distributors solve this challenge at scale using Gig and Take's innovative and highly impactful technology.
Tim Judge,
CEO & President,
Agillitics
Tim Judge, Founder and CEO of Agillitics, began his foray into supply chain with an industrial and systems engineering degree from Georgia Tech, from there, he never looked back. Quickly moving through the ranks at Manhattan Associates and enVista, he was recognized for his acumen in supply chain and systems engineering. As the industry and Tim matured, he recognized a need and an opportunity in supply chain analytics. Tim's entrepreneurialism and ambition led to the conception of Agillitics. Agillitics began as a supply chain analytics consultancy, but they’ve since evolved in expertise and services to include everything from data strategy to advanced analytics (ML/AI) and optimization. Agillitics is an Inc. 5000 accredited company based in Atlanta, GA that is helping to improve the digital supply chain of enterprises across the world.
Evan Junker,
Chief Growth Officer,
SPARQ360
Evan Junker serves as the Chief Growth Officer for SPARQ360, one of the world’s leading supply chain optimization and sustainability consultancies. Prior to joining Sparq360, Evan spent more than two decades helping companies seeking to grow their global reach, providing market entry strategies and implementation services for numerous Fortune 500 companies. At SPARQ360, Evan helps companies seeking to grow or optimize their operations, helping them gain competitive advantages while maintaining compliance in an increasingly complex regulatory environment.
Stefan Kalmund,
CEO,
Nexxiot
Stefan Kalmund, as the CEO of Nexxiot, leads with a commitment to innovation in hardware-enabled asset intelligence. Guiding Nexxiot's efforts, he connects millions of shipping containers and railcars in over 160 countries, serving major logistics companies globally. With a focus on growth and value generation, Stefan is dedicated to enhancing the way cargo is shipped. He thoughtfully responds to global megatrends, striving to offer clients unique insights and significant value, while always seeking new ways to contribute positively to the industry.
Simon Kalouche,
CEO & Founder,
Nimble Robotics
Simon Kalouche is an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur developing next-gen intelligent robotic systems as founder and CEO of Nimble Robotics. Prior to founding Nimble, Simon was a PhD student and researcher at Stanford advised by AI icon Fei-Fei Li and the father of self-driving cars, Sebastian Thrun. Simon received an M.S. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Simon has developed intelligent robotic systems for warehouses, dynamic legged robots for the Department of Defense, space robots for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and autonomous off-road vehicles for the Air Force Research Lab. Simon holds dozens of research publications and patents and his work is featured in premium outlets such as WSJ, Forbes, Tech Crunch, IEEE Spectrum, The Verge, Wired, and Modern Material Handling. Simon is a Forbes 30 under 30, a NDSEG Graduate Research Fellow, a James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow and a NASA Space Grant Fellow.
Lindsay Kaplan,
Co-Founder,
Chief
Lindsay Kaplan is Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Chief. Prior to founding Chief, Lindsay spent the majority of her career leading marketing for high-growth startups, including Casper, which transitioned from a mattress product company to a beloved global sleep brand under her leadership. Lindsay has been named one of Business Insider's Most Innovative CMOs in the World and one of Ad Age’s Leading Women.
Mark Kasdorf,
CEO & Founder,
Forge
Mark started and leads the Forge team. In 2010, fresh out of graduate school and having never had a job in the “real world,” he undertook his first entrepreneurial venture (or at least the first one that generated revenue): Intrepid. Bootstrapped from inception to exit, Intrepid used an apprentice-style training model to create one of the largest mobile development firms on the East Coast before selling to Accenture in 2017. Mark loves building companies and solving problems, but when he’s not doing that, you can find him cooking, running, playing chess, and thinking about how technology is going to change our lives. He is mission-driven, the father of three incredible kids, and wakes up every morning to build and power the next-generation trades worker.
Elliot Katz,
Chief Business Officer & Co-Founder,
Phantom Auto
Elliot Katz is co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Phantom Auto. Working in the unmanned vehicle space for a decade, Elliot has developed a multi-faceted viewpoint as a result of time spent on both the business/strategy and legal/policy side of the sector. An advocate for the safe deployment of all types of unmanned vehicles, Elliot has discussed his views with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, NBC Today Show, CBS This Morning, NPR, CNBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired, Reuters, and TechCrunch.
Tal Keller,
COO & Co-Founder,
Fixefy
Tal Keller is a seasoned supply chain enthusiast with roots in the industry so deep that it predates his ability to drive a car. With formal training as an industrial engineer, Tal has honed his expertise in designing and developing robust systems including Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and tailor-made applications specifically for the logistics sector. With his years of first-hand experience in global operations, leveraging this extensive background, he seamlessly integrates technology into the fabric of business processes, effectively bridging the oft-overlooked gap between day-to-day operations and financial management as Fixefy’s co-founder and acting COO.
Brian Kempisty,
Founder,
Port X Logistics
Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brian grew up as a farm kid outside of Buffalo, NY and learned how to work at a young age. While earning his degree at Canisius College he needed a job and found himself working in the logistics industry. Since those early days, he has run multiple companies and his latest adventure called for him to create Port X Logistics which is a national drayage and transloading company with offices on both coasts.
Thomas Kenny,
Senior Associate,
25Madison
Thomas Kenny joined 25madison in February 2022 after beginning his career at Jefferies. His optimism and fascination around what's next sparked his interest in the early-stage ecosystem. At 25madison, he spends his time diligencing investment opportunities and building new businesses with a focus on supply chain tech.
Kerim Kfuri,
President,
The Atlas Network
Kerim Antoine Kfuri, MBA is the acting President/CEO of The Atlas Network, LLC. (www.theatlasnetwork.com). This global organization serves as a supply chain resource with end-to-end services that include Consulting, Development, Factory Selection, Mass Production, Oversight/Management, Quality Control, Documentation, Logistics, Shipping & Storage. A natural entrepreneur & deal-maker, Mr. Kfuri has been significantly involved in over 30 independent ventures in the past 2 decades. These experiences have ranged across Technology, Retail, Entertainment, Real Estate, Sprits, Packaging, Sports Equipment, Medical, Import/Export and Banking industries. Through such ventures he has served as Founder, CEO, President, CFO, Chief Controller, Legal Advisor and Sr. Consultant. Beyond entrepreneurship, Mr. Kfuri also maintains a significant corporate career. Having been employed by organizations including NASD/FINRA (National Association of Securities Dealers), Accenture, The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Friedman Billings Ramsey and 24/7 Media just to name a few. Mr. Kfuri holds his Bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Finance, International Business and Marketing. As well, he holds a Master's degree (MBA) from the American University in Business Law & Finance.
Reade Kidd,
CEO,
E*DRAY Collaborative Port Logistics
Reade Kidd has spent 20 years in the international supply chain field. He is CEO and Co-Founder of EDRAY CPL. Prior to EDRAY, Mr. Kidd was the Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Strategy for XpertFreight, a boutique domestic freight brokerage company. During the previous four years, Mr. Kidd led The Home Depot’s international logistics division, the third-largest importer into the US. With an annual budget in excess of $500 million, Mr. Kidd was responsible for the strategy and execution for the movement of goods into and out of the US, Canada, and Mexico for the ocean, air, drayage, transload, customs/compliance, and foreign trade zones. Mr. Kidd spent the previous 10 years with various groups within the Maersk Companies. Starting in the management training program, Mr. Kidd worked both domestic and abroad for Maersk Line, Maersk Line Limited (military consulting), Maersk Logistics, Damco Distribution (warehousing), and Damco in increasing roles and responsibilities across operations, sales, IT, implementation, and strategy. Mr. Kidd graduated from Auburn University with a degree in International Business with a supply chain focus. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and
Brooke Kiley,
Partner,
VMG Partners
Brooke Kiley is a Founding Partner at VMG Technology, a venture capital firm that invests in technology that supports the consumer ecosystem. Brooke joined VMG in 2020 to build VMG’s unique venture capital arm. VMG Technology operates under the thesis that innovative software and sophisticated supply chains will define the next generation of leading brands and retailers. Through this investment lens, the firm has invested in 24 companies to date, across all investment stages. To date, VMG Technology has raised $650M across two funds. Brooke has led 6 seed to Series C investments, including Ampla, Daasity, Specright, parcelLab, and more. She sits on the board of Ampla, The Good Face Project, and Daasity. Prior to VMG, Brooke was on the Investment Team at Insight Partners, where she helped deploy over $300 million into 15 SaaS companies, 6 of which she sourced independently such as Tractable, LeanTaas, Templafy and Devo.
Henrik Killander,
Head Of Partnerships, Senior Business Product Manager,
Maersk
Henrik Killander brings 10 years of experience in logistics and supply chain management. Currently at Maersk, Henrik leads partnerships focusing on visibility and AI-recommendations and several key initiatives in Maersk's 2030 strategy. Prior to Maersk, he was part of the digital leadership team at DFDS, a USD 4B integrated logistics and shipping company, leading teams driving the digital transformation, as well as spearheading business and product development in a corporate venture. Henrik's diverse background spans business development, public relations, marketing and product management across tech, publishing, insurance, logistics and academia. Additionally, Henrik is an external guest lecturer of “Value proposition design and Product Management” at Lund University, ranked one of the world’s top 100 universities.
Ian Kinne,
Director Of Logistics Innovation,
Hillwood
Ian Kinne serves as Director of Logistics Innovation at Hillwood, the developer of AllianceTexas and leader of the Mobility Innovation Zone. Ian leads the planning and implementation of the surface freight innovation program and affiliated real estate and investment opportunities. He works with established global corporate leaders as well as mid-to late-stage, logistics-focused companies to encourage technology commercialization within the Mobility Innovation Zone. Ultimately, these efforts drive the future of mobility and supply chain efficiencies for Hillwood’s partners and the region.
Robert Kirk,
Head Of Analytics Financial Institutions,
Dun & Bradstreet
Robert is a seasoned analytics professional with over two decades of experience with Dun & Bradstreet now serving as the Head of Analytics Financial institutions. Robert's journey at Dun & Bradstreet has been dedicated to supporting the success of financial institutions and companies of all sizes, from startups to established enterprises, in an ever-evolving global economy. His career journey has been driven by a passion for delivering tangible value through data and analytics. Robert has a proven track record of building successful teams and partnerships, driving innovation, and supporting the growth and sustainability of businesses worldwide.
Erik Kiser,
CEO & Founder,
Orderful
Erik Kiser is the founder and CEO at Orderful, the Modern EDI Platform providing the fastest way to trade EDI. Before Orderful, Erik worked on the ground building custom EDI environments as a consultant. He went on to build his own EDI consulting firm where he realized there had to be a better way to service his customers. This hands-on experience led Erik to create Orderful, which strives to make the way companies integrate and trade data as easy as flipping a light switch.
Kelli Klunder,
VP Of Operations,
Praesidium
Kelli Klunder is Vice President of Operations at Praesidium, a company that provides a device designed to track your sleep patterns by measuring various physiological parameters such as heart rate, respiratory rate, and body movement without any physical contact with your body. She is responsible for all areas of operations including supply chain, contract manufacturing, and driving efficiencies. Before Praesidium, Kelli worked in food and beverage manufacturing for 6+ years in multiple roles. Kelli has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, from Providence College in Providence, RI. She also recently created a non-profit, Clark’s Christmas Foundation that provides toys and other gifts to children in need during the holiday season.
Kurt Knapton,
CEO,
Deep Cognition
Kurt Knapton is the CEO of Deep Cognition, a technology company that utilizes generative AI to automate customs clearance data entry and assist shippers transform complex documents into data (D2D) at a fraction of the current time and cost. Prior to his role at Deep Cognition, Knapton successfully launched and scaled other global technology businesses like e-Rewards and Research Now (rebranded to Dynata), where, as CEO, he led the combined companies from start-up to unicorn status. With a passion for solving business problems with advanced tech, Knapton spent a decade as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture. He earned his MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business and was an Honors Program graduate at Baylor University where he holds a BBA in Management.
Constantine Komodromos,
CEO & Founder,
VesselBot
Constantine is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) UK and has more than 23 years of working experience in several multinational organizations and building startups. He has acquired significant market experience and knowledge of the Logistics industry via collaborations with NASDAQ and NYSE-listed organizations. Constantine since 2015 has founded and managed VesselBot, a technology company that provides the market with the most accurate GHG Emissions Monitoring System for the main supply chain transportation modes (vessels, airplanes, trucks, and trains).
Bharath Krishnamoorthy,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Denim
Bharath Krishnamoorthy is CEO and co-founder of Denim, a freight payments system for logistics companies that processes over $1 million daily. Recognized for its innovation, Denim was named in the FreightTech25 by FreightWaves. As CEO, Bharath leads Denim’s overall business strategy and fundraising efforts, which have supported the company’s rapid growth and resulted in $165 million in funding. An alumnus of Columbia Law School and James Madison University, Bharath formerly practiced mergers and acquisitions law before launching Denim with longtime business partner and friend Shawn Vo.
Regina Kwon,
Medical Director, Shared Services,
UW Health
Regina Kwon, MD, MPH, is a physician-informaticist with board certification in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and molecular genetic pathology and board eligibility in clinical informatics. Dr. Kwon has specific expertise in using data analytics to evaluate and improve operations in health care environments, including lab operations, clinical decision support, and result reporting. She is interested in introducing novel technologies and approaches to sample tracking and transport and order and result management.
Francis Lalonde,
Chief Commercial Officer,
KNNX Corp
Francis is responsible for the commercialization of the amazing first in the world Freight In-transit collaboration platform built by KNNX worldwide. Prior to joining KNNX in Dec 2022, Francis was Vice-President Transportation at Walmart Canada. Francis also held a number of leadership roles including Vice President Operations for Eastern Canada with Sysco and Director of Integrated Business Planning for Dyno Nobel, one of the top three explosives manufacturers globally. With extensive experience in both retail, distribution operations and manufacturing, Francis’ passion for the business, operating a safety-first organization, commitment to investing in people, and building win/win is second to none. Francis holds a master’s degree in international relations, a bachelor’s degree in political science, and is also a six-sigma green belt.
Eugene Laney,
CEO & President,
American Association of Exporters and Importers
Eugene Laney Jr. has 30 years of experience in public and governmental affairs. He currently serves as the President and CEO of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, the premier trade organization representing U.S. companies engaged in global trade. For over 15 years, Mr. Laney served as the Head of International Government Affairs for DHL Express USA, where he managed transportation and international trade. He represented the organization before the U.S. Congress and government agencies and foreign embassies and served as DHL Express’ media spokesperson on international trade issues. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Laney served for six years as the Director of Information; Legislative Services for the Global Business Travel Association, where he served as the association’s chief media spokesperson and represented corporate travel professionals and suppliers in public policy matters concerning transportation, aviation security and consumer affairs. Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Laney worked with the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House, and the newly formed Transportation Security Administration to create a pathway to improve the nation’s airport security. Mr. Laney has contributed to transportation research, appeared in major news outlets, and in publications including the Handbook of Airline Economics, USA Today, Forbes Magazine and the Washington Post. He is also currently an adjunct professor in International Business at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. He has served on the board of the National Foreign Trade Council, the Trade Advisory Group of the Council of Americas, and the Trade Committee Chair for the Express Association of America. He currently serves on the D.C./Virginia District Export Council and Vice Chair of the Washington Export Council. He received his Ph.D. in American Government at Howard University and his B.A. and Master of Public Administration from Florida A&M University. He has an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Mark Lavelle,
CEO,
Maergo
Mark Lavelle, Maergo CEO, has over 20 years of experience growing businesses at the intersection of commerce, payments and internet technology. He's Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Deep Lake Capital. Previously, Mark was SVP of Commerce at Adobe as a result of the $1.7B acquisition of Magento where he was CEO. Other senior leadership roles include eBay, PayPal and Bill Me Later.
Kevin Lawton,
Founder,
The New Warehouse
Kevin Lawton is the founder of The New Warehouse and has been working in the distribution and logistics industry since 2012 when he began his career as a temp employee in the Inventory department at Simon & Schuster. From there he grew in the inventory department and moved into various distribution and operations management roles. He was able to be a key player in four different new distribution center start ups as an integral part of the project as well as involved in multiple software update and transition projects. He has experience dealing with Manhattan, SAP, Oracle, DiQ, Prelude and various types of automation such as voice picking and GTP picking. His passion is to continuously learn and also share that knowledge which lead him to the creation of The New Warehouse.
Matt LeDucq,
CEO,
Forum Mobility
Matt Leducq has 15+ years of experience in renewables business, has overseen $5B+ in transactions in EPC, OEM, and long-term investments, and bountiful experience leading transactions for utility scale solar, community solar, stand-alone storage, electric vehicle, fuel cell & microgrids. Prior to becoming CEO of Forum Mobility, Matt was the Executive Director of NextEra Energy’s distributed generation team where he oversaw all greenfield origination, land acquisition, early-stage development, and M&A. His team built the distributed generation pipeline to nearly $2B in owned assets. Matt has also held various leadership roles with Suntech, Yingli, EI Solutions, and PowerLight, where he started his career as a construction manager in 2003. He holds a BA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Rachel Levy,
COO,
Brooklinen
Rachel Levy joined Brooklinen™ in November 2021 as the first Chief Operating Officer and first outside executive hire to bring the next level of leadership and operating principles to the company. With more than 25 years of Global Supply Chain experience, Rachel has built her expertise and institutional knowledge in consumer products with a focus in the home category for 20 years along with experience in consumer electronics. Prior to joining Brooklinen™, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer at the music brand, Victrola where she was focused on the global supply chain delivering profitable growth and launching new products on-time into the US, LATAM and European markets. Rachel spent her formative years at Sleep Innovations and Innocor when it was a startup and also instrumental in growing the business from $34MM to $1B in annual revenues while leading the growth in various leadership roles along with building out the manufacturing operations in the US to fuel the growth into global consumer markets with large retailers. In 2014, Rachel earned her Executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. ​Her Lean Six Sigma certification from Villanova University and bachelor's degree in Materials & Logistics Management, Purchasing & Operations and Logistics & Transportation from Michigan State University led her to start her career at Deloitte & Touché Consulting Group with a focus with Fortune 500 Manufacturing and Distribution Companies in the area of Supply Chain Management. She is passionate about traveling the world and spending quality time with her husband and two teenage sons in New Jersey and Florida.
Martin Lew,
CEO,
Commtrex
Mr. Martin Lew is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Commtrex, the largest tech-enabled rail logistics platform with managed services, empowering shippers to find and connect with transloaders, storage locations, warehouses, lessors, and a wide range of service providers. Under Lew’s leadership, Commtrex has partnered with all seven Class I Railroads and has grown to over 3,000 active members, many of whom are commodity shippers moving freight by rail across North America. Commtrex has been named to the FreightWaves Freight Tech 100, the Logistics Tech Outlook Top 10 Freight Management Companies, a participant in the Plug & Play Supply Chain Innovation Program, a finalist in with the BSGA Shark Tank Competition, and one of the 10 Most Promising Digital Companies at the Texas Digital Summit. Prior to Commtrex, Mr. Lew was the Head of Global Sales and Origination for Mabanaft Coal Trading, Vice President and Head of Origination for JP Morgan’s Coal and Environmental Markets Group, Associate for the North American Coal and Emissions Trading Desk at Bear Stearns, and CEO of Equate Systems. Mr. Lew holds a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Communications and Political Science from the University of Southern California.
Harris Ligon,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Telegraph
Harris Ligon is the co-founder and CEO of Telegraph. Prior to launching Telegraph, he spent nearly 15 years in surface transportation at Uber Freight, Norfolk Southern, and BNSF Railway. During this time, he led teams in operations, strategy, business development, and product development. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, and a MBA from The College of William & Mary.
Brian Litvak,
Senior Associate,
Ibex Investors
Brian is a Senior Associate at Ibex Investors, an alternative asset manager, where he is on a team of two leading the firm’s $113M Mobility VC fund. Brian is passionate about partnering with founders and VCs that are addressing supply chain, logistics, automation, electrification, and manufacturing. Prior to joining Ibex, Brian worked at Aster Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focusing on mobility, energy, and industrial technologies.
Suzanne Long,
Chief Sustainability & Transformation Officer,
Albertsons Companies
Suzanne is the Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer for Albertsons Companies, the second largest food and drug retailer in the US. Suzanne began her career at Accenture, consulting for Fortune 100 companies before joining Albertsons in 2001. After creating and leading the company’s Lean Six Sigma initiative, she left to lead a retail consulting practice. In 2012 she returned to Albertsons, leading five major acquisition integrations that grew the company from ~200 stores to ~2200 stores. Suzanne became Group Vice President, Strategic Sourcing in 2020, and that same year was asked to lead the company’s ESG strategy. She was named Albertsons Companies’ first Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer in early 2022. Suzanne graduated from Duke with honors, serves on two non-profit boards, and is a member of the EDGE Advisory Board for Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Sonita Lontoh,
Board Member,
Sunrun and TrueBlue
Sonita Lontoh is an accomplished independent board director with expertise in ESG, digital transformation, and cybersecurity. She currently serves on the boards of Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the largest consumer solar company in the US, TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI), a global workforce solutions company, and as an advisor to Sway Ventures, a Silicon Valley VC firm investing in the sustainable transformation of foundational industries. Prior, over her three decades of diverse global career as a senior executive at both new innovative businesses within large global Fortune 100 companies such as HP, Siemens, PG&E; and at entrepreneurial, VC-backed Silicon Valley technology companies, she had led programs that have delivered positive impact to businesses, consumers, and society. She is a purpose-driven leader passionate in advancing technology for humanity. She has been recognized by the White House, the US State Department and inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame and the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Sonita is NACD-directorship certified, NACD-climate governance certified, Digital Directors Network-cybersecurity certified, and has completed the Stanford Directors College. Sonita earned her master’s in engineering from MIT, her MBA from Northwestern Kellogg, and her B.S. in engineering from UC Berkeley.
Edwin Lopez,
Managing Editor,
Industry Dive
Edwin Lopez is the managing editor overseeing three Industry Dive publications: Supply Chain Dive, Trucking Dive and Manufacturing Dive. Originally from the border cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, the supply chain has always been part of Edwin's life, driving both his cities' growth and much of his family's career. As a result, he could not say no when he was asked to launch Supply Chain Dive in August 2016 -- and has written hundreds of stories since, covering all aspects of the end-to-end supply chain. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in foreign service.
Bob Loycano,
Vice President, Supply Chain,
FDH Aero
Bob Loycano serves as Vice President, Supply Chain for FDH Aero. In his role, Bob is responsible for establishing the purchasing and planning strategies used by each of the FDH Aero businesses. He aggregates the collective’s purchasing synergies, enabling improved partnerships with suppliers. Prior to joining FDH Aero, Bob spent seven years as Executive Director of Supply Chain at Wesco. After his time at Wesco, Bob spent 10 years as Vice President of Procurement at KLX Aerospace – three years of which were spent with Boeing Distribution Services after its acquisition of KLX. During his tenure, Bob oversaw all global procurement, planning, sourcing and technical support. Bob’s experience extends well beyond aerospace distribution – starting his career as an engineer at General Electric Aircraft Engines. He then spent 18 years at Pratt & Whitney as a manufacturing & design engineer, and later as commodity manager. Bob graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Oxford University. He would go on to earn an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Timothy Luchini,
CEO,
Intramotev
Tim Luchini is co-founder and CEO of Intramotev. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and is a seasoned leader of teams building high-technology products. Prior to leading Intramotev, Tim served as a Senior Engineering Manager at The Boeing Company, where he led complex projects developing prototypes for urban air mobility, eVTOL, and defense applications. He is an adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and participates in the leadership of a number of professional engineering organizations.
Neil Lustig,
CEO,
Arkestro
Neil is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience leading and building teams in Tech. Neil brings insights from a variety of market spaces and company sizes. Most recently Neil was the CEO of GAN Integrity, an innovative SaaS Compliance technology company serving enterprise customers in North America and Europe. Before that Neil was the CEO of Sailthru, a leader in ML driven personalized multi-channel marketing communications for media and e-commerce markets. Prior to that Neil was the CEO of Vendavo, the leader in B2B price optimization and management for large enterprises. Before Vendavo, Neil led the commercial team at Ariba, the market pioneer that defined and created the eProcurement space. Neil served as the GM of Ariba Europe and subsequently the GM of Ariba North America. Neil started his career at IBM where he spent sixteen years, initially as a software developer, and then twelve years in a variety of Sales and Marketing roles. Neil has a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from SUNY Albany. He is a native New Yorker, Brooklyn born, and still resides with his wife and three children in New York City.
Connor Lyons,
Innovation Business Partner,
Associated British Ports
Responsible for leading Technology Innovation, which facilitates, tracks and coordinates the use of new technology for innovation across Associated British Ports, working with business teams, Technology teams, startups and technology partners. Experienced leader with a demonstrated successful history of working in varied industries. Owner of Connor Lyons Consulting Ltd specialising in the practical application of Innovative Technology. Computer Vision, IoT applications, Visual Data, Digital Twins, Asset Digitisation/Digitalisation, VR/AR (Industries - Ports/Infrastructure/Assets/Construction/Logistics). Interests include visual data, digital twins and advanced methods of data capture such as via drone, satellite or sensoring. The application of data sciences to drive productivity and efficiency, IoT technology to digitise and digitalise assets and processes, next-generation networking technology such as 5G, Computer Vision branch of Ai and VR/AR for immersive training and experiences.
Aidan Madigan-Curtis,
Partner,
Eclipse Ventures
Having scaled Samsara (NYSE “IOT”) from 20 to almost 2000 employees and ramped the very first AppleWatch from zero to millions of units per week, Aidan knows what it takes to launch and grow full-stack technologies. Now a partner at Eclipse Ventures, Aidan is a former executive and experienced operator passionate about working with founders and CEOs driven to push the boundaries of the digital-physical frontier. Throughout her career, Aidan has built businesses that utilize cutting-edge techniques in computer vision for workplace safety and security, paired minds with the world’s pre-eminent experts in sensor, mobile and wearable device manufacturing to bring new innovative manufacturing practices to market, and scaled cellular, cloud, support and 3PL operations and infrastructure for millions of IoT connected devices. Aidan has an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Farrukh Mahboob,
CEO & Founder,
PackageX
Farrukh Mahboob, the visionary Founder and CEO of PackageX, is revolutionizing the logistics industry with the world's first Headless Logistics Cloud. PackageX empowers retail and commercial enterprises to achieve unprecedented success by delivering unparalleled developer experiences, workflow improvements, customer loyalty, and profitability. With a distinguished career spanning 15 years in Fortune 500 organizations, Farrukh's expertise in leading omnichannel product management teams, spearheading CRM technology, and management consulting, and B2B tech sales has positioned him as a driving force behind innovation. Holding both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Farrukh resides in New York City, continuously reimagining and reshaping the logistics landscape through innovative and AI-native solutions for the digital supply chain.
Daragh Mahon,
EVP & CIO,
Werner Enterprises
Daragh Mahon is the EVP and CIO of Werner Enterprises, where he leads Werner’s global IT strategy, operations and innovation. Mahon has more than 20 years of IT and strategic leadership experience, previously serving as SVP of Global IT and Business Applications for Vonage. In this role, he led the company's overall IT and applications strategy and was the driving force in moving all Vonage information systems to public cloud-based on SaaS platforms.
James Malley,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Paccurate
Working in the logistics space since 2009, James has helped create a variety of enterprise shipping technology including an award-winning multi-carrier TMS. Since 2018, he’s been evangelizing the use of AI to achieve cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable packing.
Hariesh Manaadiar,
Founder,
Shipping and Freight Resource
Hariesh is a seasoned professional with over 30 years in shipping, freight, and logistics, holding a Certified SAFe® 6 Architect title. He specializes in business architecture, process optimization, and strategic planning, with a knack for troubleshooting and data analytics. His expertise covers commercial aspects, brand development, and customer value. He shares his knowledge through his educational platform, Shipping and Freight Resource, living by the motto: "SEEK - LEARN - KNOW - GROW and Believe in Yourself.
Darko Mandich,
CEO & Co-Founder,
MeliBio
Darko Mandich is the CEO & Co-Founder of MeliBio from the San Francisco Bay Area. Darko started his career in the European food industry in 2012 and worked on managing and growing honey companies in more than 5 countries. By pursuing his dream to reinvent the honey industry and make it sustainable, Darko immigrated from Serbia to the United States in 2019 to launch MeliBio. Darko is now an impact entrepreneur on a mission to sustainably feed 10B+ people with delicious and nutritious foods while saving Planet's keystone species - wild and native bees. Darko is passionate about the future of food and ways to advance science to make the food system sustainable, scalable and animal-free.
Rodney Manzo,
CEO & Founder,
Anvyl
Rodney Manzo is the founder and CEO at Anvyl Inc., an intelligent PO management platform that helps consumer brands improve their supply chain process from PO issuance through to warehouse delivery. Rodney is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an Engineer Officer in the US Army. During tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, he conducted route clearance and global operations missions. Rodney is a graduate of the Army Ranger and Sapper schools and earned a Bronze Star during his deployments. Following his time in the Army, Rodney worked as a consultant at Booz Allen on multiple engagements before joining Apple as a Global Supply Manager and then transitioning to Harry’s Inc, to lead their Global Supply Chain group. Rodney graduated from the USMA with a BS in Business/System Engineering and he has an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Grady Martin,
SVP, Innovation & Engineering,
Saddle Creek Logistics
Grady Martin is Senior Vice President, Innovation and Engineering, at Saddle Creek Logistics Services, an omnichannel supply chain solutions provider. Martin provides strategic direction for the company’s innovation and data science functions as well as engineering and warehouse solutions. He leads a team of talented professionals focused on finding ways to better serve clients and improve the working environment for associates. Martin has more than 25 years of logistics and supply chain experience.
Dirk Martin,
VP Logistics & Customer Services,
Freshpet
Dirk Martin has over 30 years of leadership in various supply chain functions across diverse industries. Currently the Vice President of Logistics and Customer Services for Freshpet Inc., innovator and leader in the fresh petfood market. He’s also worked for other industry leaders Lamb Weston, Tyson Foods, Sara Lee, Ryder Systems, and Stanley Black & Decker. His focus is on developing and executing strategies for re-engineering company supply chains leveraging best in class technologies and resource optimization. He’s led multiple implementations of technology solutions and process improvement methodologies across the organizations. Thus, creating solutions for efficient operations for the entire supply chain. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Mark Martin,
General Partner & Co-Founder,
Cybernetix Ventures
Mark Martin is the Co-Founder and General Partner of Cybernetix Ventures and has 25+ years of executive tech leadership spanning industrial, healthcare, automotive, and consumer industries. Prior to Co-Founding Cybernetix Ventures, Mark was VP of Analog Devices’s Industrial Automation, Sensors, and IoT division leading a $1B+ business, where he led multiple acquisitions, strategic investments, and new business ventures.
Naashom Marx,
Director Of Strategic Innovation - Advanced Mobility,
CVG International Airport
Naashom Marx is Director of Strategic Innovation and Advanced Mobility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), a top 10 cargo airport in North America and Skytrax’s Best Regional Airport in North America for 2020. Her innovation role focuses on advancing mobility for the region. In this role, she helps lead change at the airport, working with universities, startups, colleagues and business partners to reinvent the airport experience. Born and raised in the Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati, OH, her adventurous ways first took her across the U.S. to the top of the Grand Teton and over to Regis University in Denver where she received a BA in Liberal Arts. As a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Naashom served in Bangladesh from 2003 to 2005. She earned a master’s degree in community planning and economic development from the University of Cincinnati as a Peace Corps Fellow. She went on to work for NGO’s in Bangladesh and Uganda to bridge gaps between the non-profit, entrepreneurial and for-profit sectors. Upon moving back to her hometown, she served as Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network (a subsidiary of KSTC), Business Development Manager for the City of Covington, KY, and Vice President of Business Growth and International Trade at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Notably, in those roles she not only supported the NKY startup ecosystem with incentives for UpTech, BioLogic and Bad Girl Ventures, but she also supported numerous entrepreneurs opening their businesses. Most recently, she was Director of BigCo Connections at Cintrifuse, where she worked with complex organizations to innovate with emerging technologies. Focusing on connecting startups to their next customer. This work assisted companies to gain education on and direct connections with technology that met their needs.
James Matthews,
CEO,
Ocado Technology
James Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of Ocado Technology and leads a 4,500-strong team of technologists across 8 countries, building and deploying the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) for our international partners. James joined Ocado Group in 2005 as a software development intern and has subsequently held senior roles across software engineering, business development, strategy, investor relations and, buying, supply chain and marketing. James rejoined Ocado Technology in the spring of 2018 as CEO. James holds a BEng in Computing from Imperial College London and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Tod Mawhinney,
Head Of Cargo Americas,
Swiss WorldCargo
Tod Mawhinney, an aviation professional of 29 years with experience in passenger and cargo divisions. He excels in partner management, sales strategy, and leadership. His roles in Cargo spans Europe, Asia, and North America. He has introduced innovative sales strategies and led the successful launch of a CRM. He believes in a strong focus on customer experience in digital as well as personal contact.
Phil Maxson,
Logistics Manager,
Integrum Scientific
Currently Phil is the Logistics Manager for Integrum Scientific, an Outbreak Readiness and Response company with projects in Africa, Europe, and South America. In addition to handling their shipping and logistics, he assists with feasibility studies and evaluates new project opportunities. Specialties: International Shipping, Temperature Controlled Transportation of Laboratory Supplies and Samples, Cold Chain Logistics Consulting.
Laura Maxwell,
SVP, Supply Chain,
PepsiCo Foods North America
Laura is currently the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for PepsiCo Foods North America, the $26 billion snack and convenient food business that includes Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and Quaker Foods North America (QFNA). In this role, which she began in March 2020, Laura is accountable for 30,000 associates across manufacturing, warehouse, transportation, in-market operations, and all supporting headquarters functions. Her priorities include ensuring execution in support of the commercial growth agenda, along with productivity, quality, environmental health and safety, and sustainability. Following her graduation from Iowa State University with a degree in industrial engineering, Laura joined Frito-Lay in 1989 and established her career across field manufacturing and plant leadership roles in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, and California. After 17 years, Laura joined Frito-Lay HQ, holding roles such as Senior Vice President of Service and Distribution, Supply and Commercialization, and Senior Vice President of Business Transformation. Laura is proud to be the executive sponsor for Frito-Lay’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), providing strategic oversight and guidance to the 10 groups representing 4,400 associates across North America. Laura is also a staunch supporter of advancing opportunities for women within her local community and across critical STEM fields. Based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Laura and her husband, Marty, are proud parents to two daughters – Maddy, married to Ronnie, and Molly.
Sean McCartney,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
StockX
As chief supply chain officer, Sean McCartney ensures customers across the globe have the same best-in-class experience when buying and selling on StockX. In his role, Sean oversees StockX’s global network of authentication centers, which includes 11 different facilities spanning three continents. Prior to joining StockX, Sean served in senior operations roles at companies including Radial, Chico’s, and Home Depot. Sean holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University and today resides in Park City, Utah. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, three children, and his Golden Doodle, Cooper.
Jim McCullen,
CIO,
Century Supply Chain Solutions
Jim McCullen, the Chief Information Officer at Century Supply Chain Solutions, brings over three decades of experience in global supply chain operations and technology. His leadership in industry collaboration is highlighted through his recent contributions to the U.S. Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) initiative. As an accomplished author, Jim's insights in his book ""Control Your Day"" showcase his focus on personal productivity. Outside the office, he's an avid mountain bike rider and racer, reflecting his dynamism and commitment to excellence. At Century, Jim is instrumental in driving technological advancements and strategic partnerships. He plays a key role in the ongoing development of VIZIV, a groundbreaking supply chain optimization and real-time transportation visibility platform, which has been instrumental in positioning Century at the forefront of their global logistics competitors focused on origin cargo and PO Management.
Sean McGuigan,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
BeautyStat Cosmetics
Sean has over 20 years experience with multiple brands in the beauty industry. Having extensive experience in various Finance/Operations roles with brands ranging very large, (Clinique) to medium and smaller brands Becca, Weleda, Naturopathica and now BeautyStat. Passionate in driving consistent improvement across entire supply chain/logistics platforms. Expert in fine tuning demand plan to match supply allowing for tight inventory control. Strong collaborator with key internal stakeholders driving S&OP process. Developing strong partnerships with 3rd party manufacturers, raw material providers as well as 3pl one of the keys to Sean's success.
Patrick McIntyre,
Head Of Development,
Krispy Kreme
Patrick McIntyre currently holds the role of head of development at Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company. In this capacity, he is at the forefront of expanding the company's physical presence, crafting forward-thinking retail strategies, and directing capital initiatives. A distinctive aspect of the company's approach is the public factories that not only showcase the mesmerizing process of doughnut production but also ensure a centralized production model, facilitating consistent fresh supply to retailers seven days a week. Previously, Patrick was the head of Global Operations & Supply Chain for Mars Retail Group, known for its iconic M&M’S Physical Stores and the acclaimed mms.com. Patrick, with his dynamic leadership style, champions collaborative efforts and prioritizes personnel growth, aiming for commendable business outcomes. His ventures across the physical and digital retail landscape reflect his entrepreneurial flair, underscoring a commitment to long-term growth and top-tier performance. With Mars Retail Group, Patrick's remit included shaping the direct-to-consumer retail strategy on a global scale, overseeing the M&M’S Brand's D2C trajectory, managing global operations' P&L, supervising supply chain operations, ensuring team accountability, and helming capital projects. A staunch proponent of diversity and inclusivity in leadership, Patrick's professional ethos revolves around enhancing retail performance via team cultivation, efficient value chain operations, and astute P&L management. His expertise in conveying results and insights stands out, making him a trusted communicator for corporate associates, investors, and top-tier executives. His leadership history boasts of overseeing 500M+ in sales and guiding a workforce of over 1,000 employees.
Dan McLaughlin,
AVP - Marketing & Sales Operations,
Union Pacific Railroad
Dan McLaughlin was appointed assistant vice president-marketing & sales operations marketing in May 2022. In this position, Dan is responsible for overseeing strategic planning, customer communications, shortline and interline relationships, shipment quality, network economic and industrial development, and technology functions within the marketing and sales department. Dan joined Union Pacific in 2001 as a corporate auditor and then worked in the Strategic Planning department. Since 2007, he has held a variety of roles in the Marketing and Sales organization with increasing responsibility in Bulk, Industrial Products, Union Pacific Distribution Services, Intermodal and Customer Communications. Most recently, Dan served as assistant vice president-Bulk where Dan was responsible for leading the marketing and sales efforts for grain, grain products, coal and fertilizer. Outside of Union Pacific, Dan is an active servant in the Omaha community. Dan is on the board of the YMCA of Greater Omaha and he is also active in youth sports. Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Creighton University in 2001. He and his wife, Carrie, reside in Omaha with their three sons.
Matt McLelland,
VP Of Sustainability & Innovation,
Covenant Logistics
Matt McLelland is the VP of Sustainability and Innovation for Covenant Logistics – an established public company providing asset-based expedited and dedicated truckload capacity, asset-light warehousing, and freight brokerage capability. McLelland is responsible for leading all sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives and his focus includes researching current and emerging industry trends, renewable fuels, autonomous vehicles, and the decarbonization of freight. He regularly meets with established OEMs and startups to evaluate their applicability to Covenant’s strategy of providing cleaner delivery of products to their customers. McLelland regularly speaks at industry events on supply chain trends, corporate sustainability, and innovation.
Michael Mecca,
CEO & Founder,
PortPro
Michael Mecca is setting the gold standard for how drayage carriers should operate -- by streamlining workflows and giving carriers best-in-class tools to run their operation from anywhere so they can focus on growing their business in this $50+ billion-dollar market. Michael created PortPro in 2019 as a one-stop source for carriers who are fed up with the inefficient, manual processes that have plagued the drayage industry. He built an expert team of drayage experts, technologists, and customer service experts to function as his clients’ outsourced IT department. Michael’s philosophy is for his team to do all the work so carriers can focus on what they do best – moving their loads safely, efficiently, and profitably. According to Michael, “Our job is never done. We will continue to innovate and push the envelope, widening the gap that PortPro's drayage carriers have over their competitors.” Logistics is in Michael’s DNA. Growing up he was always intrigued by technology – and how it could be a solution to the channel complexities carriers (and shippers) deal with every day. He learned the ropes of the drayage industry at Mecca Trucking, his family’s business, while getting his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government from Villanova University. He served in just about every job at Mecca Trucking for nearly a decade before starting Axle Technologies, a FMCSA-certified tech innovator offering an electronic logging solution that allows trucking companies to stay compliant with the federal electronic logging mandate. Michael looks forward to PortPro’s future growth as well as working with fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore how technology can transform the drayage industry.
Stephen Meyer,
Supply Chain Research Principal Director,
Accenture
Stephen is a Principal Director within Accenture’s Global Research team. He leads the Supply Chain research team, creating content that reimagines supply chains so they can positively impact business and society. Stephen has over 28 years of experience in supply chain research and leadership. Prior to joining Accenture, Stephen was Senior Director, Analyst at Gartner, creating research for the Life Science industry. In roles prior to Gartner, Stephen had functional and leadership responsibility for supply chains in the chemical, medical device, pharmaceutical, and retail industries.
Val Miftakhov,
CEO & Founder,
ZeroAvia
Val is a serial cleantech entrepreneur who knows how to scale technology for use by existing transportation industries. Under Val's leadership, ZeroAvia is helping to deliver a future of truly clean flight, with the company already completing two world-first breakthrough demonstration flights of its hydrogen-electric, zero-emission technology and signing up airlines including American, United and Alaska. Val’s previous venture, eMotorWerks, developed smart vehicle-grid integration hardware and software, and was acquired in 2017. eMotorWerks’ JuiceBox Smart EV charging station was the best-selling product in its category in the United States for over 5 years. Before eMotorWerks, Val held executive business strategy & operations positions at Google, McKinsey & Company, and Nielsen. He also launched and managed three startup companies, in all of which he held the CTO positions. Prior to his industry experience, Val was a high energy physics researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator, a Department of Energy facility. Val received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University and his MS in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He was a two-time winner of the Nationwide Russian Physics Competitions. In whatever spare time he gets, Val tries to get good use out of his airplane, helicopter pilot licenses, as well as competing as a triathlete.
Sally Miller,
Global Digital Transformation Officer & CIO North America,
DHL Supply Chain
Sally Miller is the Global Digital Transformation Officer and North American Chief Information Officer for DHL Supply Chain. She leads DHL Supply Chain’s Digital Transformation agenda including robotics and automation, data analytics and artificial intelligence as well as the North American information technology (IT) organization.
Jason Minghini,
SVP Operations,
Kenco
Jason Minghini has over 15 years of experience in end-to-end global supply chain network design, facilities design, transportation optimization, continuous improvement, inventory planning, robotics/automation, systems development, business strategies development, and management consulting for a variety of customers in different industries. Jason has extensive experience in developing global supply chain strategies, solutions, systems and processes to coincide with changing marketing demands, operational needs and competitive pressures. He has a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA in Global Supply Chain from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Alex Mishurov,
CEO,
KPS Global Asset Management Limited
Alex Mishurov has served as Chief Executive Officer of KPS Global Asset Management Limited (based in the UK) since September 2017, an investment firm backed by a German entrepreneur focused on building, investing in, and managing companies in media, robotics, e-commerce, and software industries. Alex serves on the Board of Jones Food Company Limited (based in the UK), the Board of Cardlytics and the Board of Trustees of Cancer Research Institute (both based in the US). From 2004 to August 2017, Alex was a partner at Tremblant Capital Group, a New York-based investment firm. Previously, Alex worked at The Blackstone Group in its Private Equity Group and at Salomon Smith Barney in its Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Alex received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Oliver Mitchell,
Partner,
ff Venture Capital
Oliver Mitchell is a partner at ff Venture Capital. Oliver first joined ff VC in 2014 as a Limited Partner, and then in 2018 as a Venture Partner. Today, he takes a leading role on the investment team in expanding the portfolio’s deep tech position with holdings in robotics, drones, artificial intelligence and industrial automation technologies. Oliver also works with ffVC’s investor relations in forging strategic relationships for our limited partners and corporate venture groups. In addition, he serves on the boards of CivRobotics, Cambrian Intelligence, AppBind, Storyfit, and Cardflight. Previously, Oliver ran his investment portfolio of a dozen startup companies that have since returned 8 exits, including two IPOs (NVCR and EKSO) and one unicorn (Triple Lift) with a combined value of over $20 billion. Previous private equity transactions have included selling Holmes Protection to ADT/Tyco, AmeriCash to American Express, and launching RobotGalaxy, a national consumer S.T.E.M. brand.
Alexis Mizell,
Managing Editor,
Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Alexis Mizell-Pleasant is Managing Editor at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines where she is responsible for writing, editing, managing the awards programs, overseeing social media, moderating webinars, managing client relationships and more. She has a background in journalism and a diverse resume of experience in many communications roles for companies like the Medical University of South Carolina, Amazon, and a major non-profit in the city of Charleston, SC. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University and she is a U.S. Navy veteran who served as an engineer in the nuclear field onboard the USS Ronald Reagan prior to her writing career.
Rasheed Mohamad,
EVP, Global Operations & Business Technology,
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Rasheed is an expert international executive with global leadership experience in business transformation at both strategic and operational levels. He currently leads Global Operations, including Business Technology, ESG and Quality teams at Alcatel- Lucent Enterprise. Rasheed’s success in transforming operations by delivering the highest level of efficiency and excellent customer satisfaction has been recognised by international awards. A clear vision and a results-oriented approach drive Rasheed as he implements key cross-functional initiatives within the company. As sponsor of the ALE #GoGreen programme, Rasheed is committed to finding new technologies that contribute to protecting our natural capital, building sustainable cities, and limiting global climate change. Rasheed has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and held various management roles in project management, process & budget management, R&D, supply chain, IT/IS and business operations.
Jesse Moller,
President Of Operations,
Cabrella Shipping & Insurance Intelligence
Jesse Moller is the President of Operations with Cabrella. Jesse entered the parcel insurance world in 2006 and has since become an expert on all risks associated with e-commerce fulfillment and logistics. Whether it is providing protection for the small e-commerce business or building out comprehensive insurance solutions for fortune 500 companies, Jesse has a proven track record of providing unmatched coverage and experience to his clients and partners alike.
Pascal Montilus,
EVP, Supply, Hygiene,
Reckitt
Pascal leads Reckitt’s Hygiene Supply Organization based out of the Netherlands.  Pascal previously had a longstanding Supply Chain tenure of increased responsibility with Colgate-Palmolive.  Throughout his career, Pascal has built up capabilities and experience across all levels of supply chain expanding over multiple geographies.  Pascal is a deeply experienced global operations and supply chain professional with a keen sense of driving commercial alignment.   Pascal is an accomplished international operations leader, who has worked in Russia, France, the US, and now the Netherlands.  During his career, he has held senior roles in Manufacturing, Procurement, Customer Service and Logistics.  He now manages End to End Global Supply Chains driving continuous improvement as well as developing the next generation of Supply Chain Leaders. Pascal has a strong commercial mindset and has experience of building strong partnerships with large customers. He marries his deep functional capabilities with a highly collaborative and team- based management style. Moreover, he has experience of rolling out new global footprint strategies, ensuring they are closer to their customers and implementing new digital, automation and synchronization of supply and demand across their global footprint. Pascal is engaged in charity and community work.  The professional achievement he is most proud of is helping build recognized world class Global Supply Chain function.  In his spare time Pascal enjoys reading and playing/watching sports.
Lisa Morales-Hellebo,
Managing General Partner & Founder,
REFASHIOND Ventures
Lisa Morales-Hellebo is a VC, seasoned entrepreneur, futurist, and community builder. She has honed her skills for spotting and coaching winning teams over her 27+ years working with startups to F500s on strategy and execution across branding, product development, and innovation. She is passionate about helping fashion tech and supply chain startups achieve industry adoption, growth, and scale. Lisa is catalyzing the paradigm shift to localized fashion demand chains as CEO and Founder of REFASHIOND OS (rOS), which acts as a digital agent for local fashion value chains, from fibers to finished goods; delivering sustainability, living wages, and better margins; Made in the USA. She is also a founder of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, an organization that is changing how supply chain professionals learn about, collaborate, and adopt early-stage supply chain innovation around the world. The New York Supply Chain Meetup is its founding chapter, attracting hundreds of attendees from around the globe to its monthly events. Lisa is a Founder and Co-Managing General Partner of REFASHIOND Ventures — a NY-based venture fund that invests as the first institutional check in early-stage startups refashioning supply chains across Data & AI, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, and Next Generation Logistics; defensible through economic moats. She’s a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with University Honors, serves on select Advisory Boards, has been featured in numerous publications, and has received a number of awards, including being selected as the Top Woman in Supply Chain 2022 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine.
Jim Mullen,
Chief Strategy Officer,
NMFTA
Jim Mullen has nearly 20 years of broad executive experience in the trucking industry and is the founding principal of Mullen Consulting, LLC. Jim represents motor carriers, trade associations, and autonomous vehicle stakeholders on various transportation related matters. Jim is also the Executive Director of the Clean Freight Coalition, a coalition of stakeholders in the trucking industry with the mission to advocate for sound public policies regarding the transition to zero emission trucks. Jim held the position of Chief Administrative and Legal Officer for a publicly traded company that develops the technology for autonomous trucks from 2020-2022. From 2018-2020, Jim served as Acting Administrator and Chief Counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Prior to the FMCSA appointment, Jim was a lobbyist in DC for various stakeholders in the transportation and trade industries. And for over a decade from 2005-2016, Jim was the General Counsel at Werner Enterprises. Jim started his professional career as a trial lawyer in Omaha, NE in 1993.
Nitin Murali,
Vice President Supply Chain Excellence,
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Nitin Murali is a visionary value chain transformation leader and the new VP of Supply Chain Excellence at E&J Gallo Winery, one of the most highly acclaimed wine and spirits companies in the world. In his new role, Nitin is responsible for creating the center of excellence for Supply Chain at Gallo and ensuring the right synergies between innovations in tools, processes, technology and data management in the entire value chain. Labeling himself a “supply chain geek”, Nitin has worked in roles both in the up-stream side of supply chain and the downstream side in his previous roles. Before joining Gallo, he was at L’Oréal for 14 years in different roles, driving transformations in multiple areas in 2 different regions (North America, Africa/Middle East).
Erhan Musaoglu,
CEO & Founder,
Logiwa
Erhan Musaoglu is Founder and CEO of Logiwa, a cloud fulfillment platform for high-volume direct-to-consumer (DTC) and omnichannel businesses. His expertise and leadership in navigating the enterprise and B2B industry has led Logiwa to grow exponentially since its’ inception in 2017. With more than 20 years of experience in the warehouse management industry and deep expertise in industrial engineering, he has started multiple companies, including Unitec and IFS. In 2012, he started LA Software, an on-premise reseller and implementor of systems like RedPrairie, Mantis, Descartes and Snycron. Seeing the opportunity for further growth and predicting the industry would move towards cloud-based solutions, he founded Logiwa, a cloud-based WMS solution.
Frank Mycroft,
CEO & Founder,
Booster
Frank Mycroft is the CEO and founder of Booster, obsessed with fueling the energy transition and helping the mobility sector win. He believes that a modular, infrastructure-light, and data-driven approach to energy for transportation can drive both energy resiliency and sustainability, without offering a false choice between the two, for our customers and our economy. Mycroft’s education and experience span industries and coasts, including degrees from Princeton, Stanford and Harvard and experience working at McKinsey & Co, NASA, Planetary Resources, and Boeing.
Vijay Natarajan,
VP Business Consulting,
Kinaxis
Vijay Natarajan is a seasoned professional with 30 years of helping companies solve supply chain challenges with a business value focused approach. Competencies include advanced planning and scheduling, control towers, order management, logistics and transportation with experiences from i2 Technologies, GT Nexus, Infor, MPO and Kinaxis.
Oliver Neumann,
Co-CEO & Founder,
cargo.one
Since 2017, Oliver T. Neumann has been Founder and Co-CEO at cargo.one, where he leads the product organization, internationalization, strategy and finance, and people teams. Oliver T. Neumann is both a passionate B2B technologist and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to cargo.one, he co-founded and built up the financial technology company OptioPay, where he was Chief Commercial Officer. Previous experience includes positions at Porsche AG and etruvian Ltd, as well as founding his first online business, during his studies in 2009. Throughout his entrepreneurial journey, Mr Neumann has developed a valuable perspective on driving customer centricity into an organization’s way of working in order to build a product that users love. Mr Neumann holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Maastricht University and an Executive Masters in Digital Innovation from ESCP Europe. Oliver T. Neumann is a frequent author and speaker on a number of B2B SaaS topics, as well as best practices for leading remote-first companies.
Michael Newcity,
Chief Innovation Officer,
ArcBest
Michael Newcity is the Chief Innovation Officer of ArcBest and President of ArcBest Technologies. With nearly 30 years of technology, finance, and strategy experience, Michael champions the advancement of ArcBest’s culture of innovation. His teams of highly engaged and creative technologists listen to customer challenges and develop leading-edge solutions that enable more sustainable supply chains and drive the logistics industry forward. Michael’s leadership has also been instrumental in driving several enterprise-wide initiatives, including advancements in business intelligence, strategy management, and e-commerce.
Michael Newman,
CEO,
Returnity
Mike is a leading expert in transformational logistics platforms from single-use to circularity, reducing the mountains of plastics and corrugated cardboard entering our waste stream while saving millions in packaging expenses. He received his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Over the last 20+ years he worked at the intersection of supply chain and sustainability, including directing the Sierra Club's political operations in 20 states and building e-waste programs for companies such as Verizon, Walmart and Best Buy as the Sales and Marketing Vice President for ReCellular. Mike lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Owen Nicholson,
CEO,
SLAMcore
Technology with great potential often fails to make it out of the labs and into real products. Owen is the CEO and co-founder of SLAMcore and has built his career around understanding how to bridge this infamous technology valley of death. With a focus on deep-tech. Owen has a range of experience in innovation management, new product delivery, business strategy and intellectual property negotiations. After completing a BSc in Astrophysics from the University of Bristol he began his career as a Graduate Scientist and Technology Manager at the UK Ministry of Defence. Here he formally trained as a professional project manager focussing on new product development and early-stage technology commercialisation. Throughout his time at the MoD he managed numerous research portfolios in areas ranging from augmented reality to nuclear submarines, always with a strong focus on turning research into reality. After completing his MSc in Innovation and Technology Management from Bath University, he moved to UK engineering pioneers Dyson where he set up and managed their external research portfolio. During his time he acted as an adviser to the UK Intellectual Property Office on best practice for IP management in industrial sponsored university research. He grew Dyson’s external research programme from a small number of sponsored PhD projects to a multi-million dollar portfolio of interconnected projects across dozens of research institutions around the world. In 2014 he joined Imperial College London to become the Operations Manager at the Dyson Robotics Lab where he worked with world-leaders in the field of robotic vision. Here he directed the strategy, structure, and resources to produce world-leading academic research and transfer this technology into Dyson’s product road-map. Owen is now the CEO of SLAMcore and has led the company through four investment rounds securing $30M of funding from top investors around the world including the UK, US and Japan. Since founding SLAMcore he has attended round tables at UK Prime Ministers Office, 10 Downing Street; been profiled by the Institute of Physics highlighting the range of successful careers a Physics degree can lead to; and been accepted on the prestigious SME Leaders scheme from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Owen’s passion remains the realisation of innovation and delivering products that have a profound and positive impact on the way we all live our lives.
Melissa Nick,
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
ShipBob
Melissa Nick serves as the Chief Supply Chain Officer at ShipBob where she focuses on delivering customized omni-channel fulfillment solutions for small and medium sized merchants. She started her career in manufacturing and reverse logistics at Itronix in Spokane, Washington. She went on to lead operations, engineering, and supply chain teams at General Dynamics and Flex before joining Amazon in 2014. At Amazon, Melissa led operations, planning, and engineering teams across over 250 fulfillment centers as Vice President of North American Operations. She is passionate about building top-performing, results-driven teams and inventing on behalf of customers. Melissa has been married for 22 years to her husband, Ted, and they are very proud of their daughter, Kaylee, who is a student at NYU. She enjoys snowboarding, riding ATV’s, and fishing in her free time. Melissa moved to Nashville in 2020 and has enjoyed getting to know the area’s lakes, trails, and country music scene.
Coby Nilsson,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Enveyo
Prior to co-founding Enveyo, Coby had oversight and ownership of Adobe’s Partner Integration Platform. Working with brands like Ford Motor Company, Amazon, NASDAQ, and Symantec, he pioneered high value enterprise technology & data integrations to more fully inform and drive the right business decisions. Coby co-founded Enveyo in 2010. He serves as CEO, driving the overall strategy, vision, and execution for the company. As an established thought leader in data analysis, optimization, business development, and SaaS company revenue growth, he frequently participates as an advisory member and speaker at events focused on startup growth and leveraging big data and analytics to drive intelligent business decisions. With a passion for data-driven business decisions, Coby blends his educational background in behavioral science with 15 years of professional experience working with a broad spectrum of technologies—both within large established organizations, as well as hyper-growth startups. Coby has made a career out of understanding business problems and leveraging technology to solve them.
Matt Norcia,
COO,
Voxel
Matt Norcia is the Chief Operating Officer at Voxel, where he is responsible for leading the Commercial organization inclusive of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Outcomes. The Voxel Safety Intelligence Platform leverages customers’ existing camera infrastructure and AI to provide complete site visibility and automate risk management, delivering 65% reduction in preventable injury and a 20% increase in operational efficiency. Voxel is Matt’s second foray into warehouse, logistics, and distribution safety technology, having previously Co-Founded StrongArm Technologies. Voxel represents an opportunity for Matt to fulfill his passion for protecting an employee’s right to return home from work in the same condition as they arrived, and to convince enterprises that a focus on building a data-driven safety culture can lead to better financial and human results. Prior to StrongArm, Matt worked in brand and business consulting where he was focused on solving commercial operating challenges and delivering growth for some of the world's biggest companies including P&G, FedEx, AB InBev, Samsung, AT&T & Chevron. Matt holds a BA from Bowdoin College in Maine and is the proud father of two extraordinary little girls, Frankie (3) and Eileen (1) who serve as inspiration to create a better, safer world.
David Nothacker,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Sennder
David Nothacker is the co-founder and CEO of sennder. David started his career at strategy consulting firm Roland Berger and co-founded ‘Smiling Box’ in 2014. During his MBA studies at INSEAD, David co-founded sennder. Whilst pivoting the original business model, he was joined by Nicolaus Schefenacker and Julius Köhler, who he knew from Roland Berger. Since founding sennder in 2015, the company has grown into Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, sennder has 1,000 employees across 11 European offices. To date, sennder has raised over $ 350m from leading investors. David Nothacker holds a Bachelor in Economics & Management from the University of Bocconi, a Master’s degree in Management from London School of Economics (LSE) and International Management from ESADE Business School, as well as an MBA from INSEAD in France.
Liji Nowal,
CEO & Founder,
ODeX
Liji Nowal is the Founder and CEO of ODeX. ODeX is committed to developing a comprehensive documentation and payments management platform for the container Shipping Industry - now live in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. She co-founded Esfera & Aster, a software solutions company, and COVACSIS, an IOT startup at the IIT, Bombay, before establishing ODeX. Additionally, she has held executive positions in business strategy for Fortune 100 companies. She has more than twenty years of experience in the fields of business strategy, marketing, research, and sales.
Beelian Ong,
VP, Supply Chain And Supplier Quality,
Ardisam
Beelian Ong VP, Supply Chain and Supplier Quality, started as an Aerospace Engineer, Finance Manager and finally Supply Chain and Sourcing role. She began her career with Northwest Airlines then Andersen Windows and Doors focusing in Sourcing, Supplier Development and Supply Chain Architecture before joining Ardisam Inc. in 2018 overseeing the Supply Chain and Supplier Quality. At Ardisam Beelian focuses on driving efficiencies within supply chain and operations integrating the technologies and ease of user interface – streamline warehouse pick pack ship, purchasing, import logistics and eliminating unnecessary resources are few examples of her projects. Her latest projects are Data Analytics from Purchasing to Sales and Digital Documentations. She has a BEng in Mechanical engineering and a MBA in Finance and International Business Management.
Leonel Ortiz,
Chief Operating Officer,
Avianca Cargo
Leonel Ortiz is the Chief Operating Officer at Avianca Cargo. He embarked on his Avianca journey in 2005 as a cargo sales executive in Central America. His passion and skills led to his appointment as the Director of Innovation and Transformation in 2020. In this capacity, he led the implementation of core cargo systems for Avianca Cargo and Aerounion. This groundbreaking initiative marked a substantial digital advancement, enriching the customer experience for both airlines and fostering commercial collaboration in key markets like the United States, Colombia, and Mexico. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in establishing the Customer Service and Centralized Reservations area. Under his guidance, the successful simultaneous launch of three Digital Booking Platforms, and the in-house electronic payment platform, was a pivotal moment in modernizing services offered by Avianca Cargo. Leonel orchestrated a range of initiatives aimed at delivering the utmost value to Avianca Cargo's customers. His leadership steered Avianca Cargo to become the first airline in the Americas to secure all four IATA CEIV certifications (Pharma, Live, Fresh, and Lithium Batteries). These achievements were recognized at the 2023 Air Cargo News Awards, where Avianca Cargo was honored as the Best Cargo Airline in the Americas. Since October 2023, he has been at the forefront of the Ground Operations team for the entire network, overseeing activities across more than 65 destinations His commitment to operational excellence, customer-centric strategies, and expertise in handling perishable goods is devoted to elevating the service standards at Avianca Cargo.
Ken O’Brien,
Co-Founder,
Greenabl
A shipping industry veteran and trusted advisor, Ken O’Brien is President and CEO of Bluspark, the managing company for Greenabl. Prior to founding Greenabl, Ken spent 21 years in the liner shipping industry with APL and Hapag Lloyd. He held various senior Trade Management and Operations roles including Senior Vice President of the Transpacific Trade. Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M and has a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Ken serves on the Federal Maritime Commission’s National Shippers Advisory Council and is a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FLOW initiative.
Gopalendu Pal,
Nova Cygnus Advisory,
Managing Partner
Dr. Gopalendu Pal is a senior strategy & supply chain operations leader with more than 15 years of professional experience. From founding technology startups to currently in the global supply chain leadership role at Target, Dr. Pal is passionate about building and leading high-performance teams and delivering innovative state-of-the-art solutions to complex supply chain and operations problems. He is the author of more than 30 peer reviewed articles in international journals and book chapters and delivered more than 20 keynote speeches worldwide. Dr. Pal holds board of director and advisory board positions in multiple firms and acts as startup mentor in globally reputed startup accelerator programs.
Donna Palumbo-Miele,
Managing Director & Founder,
Concordia Supply Chain Group
Donna Palumbo-Miele is the founder and managing director of Concordia Supply Chain Group, providing multi discipline strategic advisory services. With a focus on business transformation, strategy, sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management, risk mitigation, corporate social responsibility, and analytical solutions, she has become an instrumental business partner for both public and private sector clients. Prior, Donna held leadership positions at Bloomberg and Johnson & Johnson including 15 years at The Walt Disney Company supporting large iconic initiatives in direct, indirect, global sourcing and logistics in multiple business segments across regions including Shanghai Disneyland. Complementing her work experience, Donna serves in various board and advisory roles including Vice Chair of The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) having launched their sustainability committee and key leading initiatives in 2019, Board Director of the Women’s Forum of New York, and a member the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council. Donna has been recognized for her outstanding industry achievements, receiving multiple honors and awards. She was recognized among Warner Communications’ Top 10 Women in Supply Chain and is a three-time recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Women in Supply Chain award. Donna received the 2023 Alumni Achievement Award from The University of Tampa and has been featured in The Pennsylvania State University Center for Supply Chain Research 2021-2022 Impact Report.
Michael Pantilione,
Partner,
LLR Partners
Michael Pantilione is a Partner at LLR Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm investing in technology and healthcare businesses. Founded in 1999 and with more than $5 billion raised across six funds, LLR is a flexible provider of equity capital for growth, recapitalizations and buyouts. Since joining LLR more than 15 years ago, Mike has focused on partnering with enterprise software and IT services businesses to help accelerate their growth. Mike’s current investments include Dizzion, Magaya, PCS Software and Relay Network. During his time at LLR, he has also worked closely with CollabNet VersionOne, CoreDial, eLocal, Fleet One, Key2Act, Logi Analytics, Quintiq, Reading Truck Body, Revitas, SparkPost, Tribridge and Welocalize. Mike earned a B.S. in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nilay Parikh,
CEO & Founder,
Arvist
Nilay Parikh is the founder and CEO of Arvist - a supply chain digital twin platform. Before founding Arvist, Nilay held diverse product management roles at multinational software and manufacturing firms. He holds a Master's in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and brings almost 7 years of experience in the Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain industries before venturing into the startup world.
Rushi Patel,
CEO,
PS Technology
Rushi serves as CEO of PS Technology (PST) based out of Denver, CO, which provides an ecosystem of tech products focusing on operational, training and safety systems serving all Class I and many Class II and passenger railroads in North America. Rushi has 20 years of diverse experience in business strategy, consulting, supply chain management and technology; most recently serving as Union Pacific Railroad as AVP of Technology Strategy. Rushi holds a bachelor’s from Georgia State University in Finance & Risk Management and Master’s in Management & Information Systems from at NYU.
Nimesh Patel,
Vice President, Global Alliances,
FourKites
As the Head of FourKites' Alliances team, Nimesh Patel leads partner relationships across software vendors, technology providers, and system implementers. Whether it's developing stronger integrations across supply chain solutions or supporting digital transformation projects, Nimesh is continuing to expand the value and operationalization of real-time visibility across channels. Prior to joining FourKites, Nimesh spent over 15 years within the supply chain industry and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, while still residing in Atlanta.
Matan Peled,
Head Of US Business & Co- Founder,
Windward
Matan Peled is the co-founder and head of Windward U.S. For eight years he was an officer in the navy, where he gained extensive maritime domain expertise. After understanding the limitations of existing industry technologies at that time and the potential of AI to revolutionize the maritime industry, he co-founded Windward together with Ami Daniel. He’s been working with leading organizations – from government agencies and border security teams, to consulting firms – for over a decade, helping them adopt Maritime AI technology to accelerate their operations.
Enrique Perret,
Director,
US-Mexico Foundation
Enrique has a history of deep commitment to the US/Mexico bilateral relationship. He is a former government professional with a strong track record of leading government engagement and business development strategies between Mexico and US. He currently serves as the Managing Director of the US-Mexico Foundation, and is President And Founder of the North Capital Forum. Before joining the USMF, Enrique most recently served as a Director for North America at ProMexico, Mexico's trade promotion agency, where he worked for more than ten years in several positions. Enrique also has a strong commitment to civil society endeavors and has served in leadership roles on a number of nonprofit boards including Enseña por Mexico (Teach for All’s Mexican affiliate), Reinserta, Fundemex and Mexico en Movimiento. Other previous responsibilities in the Mexican government include being the Technical Secretary for Competitiveness, and Chief of Staff to the President of the CNBV (Banking and Securities Commission). Enrique holds a Bachelor Degree in International Commerce from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and a Master Degree in Economics and Government from Universidad Anáhuac. He also has completed executive courses at Harvard University, Wharton School and SMU. Enrique is Executive Producer of the television series ""Pati's Mexican Table"", which has been recognized with three James Beard Awards and 3 Emmy nominations. He is President and Founder of the North Capital Forum, an initiative by the USMF, where we seek to promote North America as an economic, social and political powerhouse.
Brad Perry,
Director Of Sales – Warehouse & Smart Automation Solutions,
Fives Intralogistics Corp
Brad Perry is a versatile professional who seamlessly blends his educational foundation with diverse roles in engineering project management, sales, and strategic leadership. Graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Land Surverying and Geomatics Engineering, he fortified his skill set by completing a Master's of Business Administrartion from the Krannert School of Management. With a dynamic career spanning over a decade, Brad has consistantly demonstrated his prowess in material handling and intralogistics. In his current role as Director of Sales- Ware House SOlutions at Five Intralogistics Corp, Brad excels in expanding relationships with major parcel carriers, propelling product sales revenue and qualifying his company for valuable automation ingeration opportunities. His strategic thinking has led to the development of a successful entry strategy for the warehouse and distribution market.
Ryan Petersen,
CEO & Founder,
Flexport
Ryan Petersen is Founder and CEO of Flexport, a leader in global supply chain technology. In 2022, companies of all sizes – from emerging brands to Fortune 500s – used Flexport technology to move more than $26 billion of merchandise. Prior to starting Flexport, Ryan was the founder and CEO of ImportGenius, a premier provider of transaction data for the global trade industry. He earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Matt Petot,
CEO,
CargoAi
Matt Petot’s career has always been focused on logistics, airfreight and innovation. Starting with DB Schenker in Australia, followed by positions in Air France - KLM Cargo and Martinair based in New York and Paris, and finally Dyson in Singapore; these experiences were integral to setting his sights on transforming the air cargo industry through innovation and digitalization. Matt also founded two other start-ups in Singapore before creating CargoAi in 2019, which is disrupting airfreight procurement and sales processes for all industry players through providing customer-centric digital solutions.
Andrew Petrisin,
Supply Chain Advisor,
U.S. Department of Transportation
Andrew Petrisin serves at the Supply Chain Advisor at USDOT. His focus is building the administrative and policy backbone for both for the short term goods movement chain and the long- term policy, organizational, and administrative changes necessary to reshape the country's goods movement system to be more efficient and resilient. This includes leading the development of the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (“FLOW”) effort to improve data sharing and transparency across the supply chain enterprise and the development of the Office of Multimodal Freight Infrastructure and Policy Office (“Freight Office”) as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation. Andrew previously worked in alternative delivery, inclusive procurement, and on improving federal funding delivery. Andrew graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Adam Phillips,
Managing Director,
Techstars
Adam Phillips is a Managing Director at Techstars (Washington DC powered by JP Morgan and Equitech) where he looks for early stage ventures to fund and grow in the DC and Baltimore ecosystems. He is the former Founding Managing Director at MoxE, a non-profit based out of Chicago, where he built an impact fund that provides early funding for both growth and regional businesses that would otherwise have struggled to raise startup capital from their friends-and-family networks. Adam is also the founder of AthletesInnovate, a former Senior Attorney and Director of Innovation at USDOT, an Adjunct Professor and still thinks of being a basketball coach to 7th graders as the best job he ever had. He holds a BA (Psychology) and a MA (History) and JD.
Christopher Plaat,
SVP & GM,
BlackBerry Radar
Christopher Plaat, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BlackBerry Radar, has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry. Platt’s career has been focused on advanced technology solutions that help companies improve operational efficiencies, manage compliance, and reduce costs. He spent over 18 years in strategic technology sales and leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies, including Qualcomm and Lockheed Martin. Plaat previously led sales and operations units for organizations including Overnite Transportation Co. and Emery Worldwide. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Plaat was Vice President of Strategic Account Sales at Omnitracs. He earned a bachelor’s in business and economics from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.
Mike Polich,
VP & CPO Supply Chain,
Honeywell
Mike currently leads Honeywell’s Global Logistics and Trade Operations teams across Building and Industrial Automation, Energy & Environmental Solutions, and Aerospace Technologies strategic verticals. His team has built a data & software-enabled advantage combined with new Strategic Sourcing, FP&A, and Operations Control Towers to maximize Logistics productivity across Honeywell’s 35 Business Enterprises and over 1 million products. He was previously the head of Tesla Logistics; forming and scaling their Worldwide Logistics and Trade teams, organic-coded automated supply chain systems, and establishing their global logistics commercial partnerships. His manufacturing supply chain career began with 16 years at Ford Motor Company in Material Flow & Packaging Engineering leadership roles for truck programs in North America, Asia, and Africa. Mike has a passion for imbedded leadership at the intersection of intelligent teams and the data, software, & infrastructure to solve the toughest global supply chain challenges.
Jonathan Poma,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Loop Returns
Jonathan Poma is Loop’s co-founder and CEO. His passion for solving problems is matched only by his passion for seeing humans grow. These passions have fueled Loop’s growth and success to date, as Loop delivers the best returns software for merchants and shoppers alike. If Jonathan’s not working, he’s either spending time with his wife and kiddos, on the golf course—or his absolute favorite…bringing the two together!
Arshan Poursohi,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Third Wave Automation
Arshan is the CEO and Cofounder of Third Wave Automation. Having worked with the world’s most renowned commercial R&D shops, built robust machines and software to solve complex real world problems, and founded teams that are still driving the cutting edge inside of the world’s largest corporations, Arshan is now bringing that expertise to material handling and supply chain solutions.
Mike Powell,
CTO,
SEKO Logistics
Mike previously spent four years on SEKO Logistics’ leadership team, serving as Vice President, Information Technology before leaving in 2010 to become co- founder of a cloud-based logistics software company used by global and domestic third-party logistics companies, trucking companies, and brokers. In 2014, he joined RIM Logistics as Vice President, Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for crafting and executing the company’s corporate technology strategy and streamlining operations to increase productivity. At SEKO, he has oversight and leadership of all matters relating to technology strategy, products, solutions and operations, as well as, the development of the next generation of the MySEKO platform.
Amit Prasad,
Chief Data Science Officer,
TI Holding Company
Amit Prasad is the Chief Data Science Officer for TI Holding Company, the parent company of Transportation Insight (TI) and the Nolan Transportation Group (NTG). Amit leads the company’s Supply Chain, Data Science and Innovation group, which focuses on the advancement of innovative predictive and prescriptive supply chain solutions and data-driven insights to customers across all three businesses in the TI Holdco portfolio: brokerage (NTG), managed transportation, and parcel. The group is also responsible for introducing, prototyping, piloting and developing advanced operational solutions from concept to final products for internal and external applications. Amit has 17+ years of commercial experience operating at the intersection of global supply chain management, operations research, data science solutions, software development, and transportation market economics. He first came to TI Holdco in March 2021 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy for NTG. Prior to that, Amit served as Vice President, Supply Chain & Data Science for Coyote Logistics, where he built and oversaw the company’s supply chain engineering, AI and machine learning applications, consulting services and other research and innovation initiatives. He has also served as Manager, Global Supply Chain for Hewlett-Packard and as Software Engineer, Science for Manhattan Associates Inc. responsible for designing, developing and implementing advanced algorithmic solutions for supply chain software. Amit studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India. He later attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he earned his master’s in supply chain management.
Padhu Raman,
CEO & Co-Founder,
Osa Commerce
Padhu Raman is the co-founder and chief product officer of Osa Commerce, an innovative supply chain technology provider for brands, retailers, and the third and fourth-party logistics (3PLs and 4PLs) that support them. He has two decades of experience building technology for enterprise retail, including order and warehouse management and unified commerce platforms.
Raj Ramanan,
CEO,
AxleHire
Raj brings over 15 years of high-level executive experience to his role as CEO of AxleHire. Raj joined the AxleHire team after a successful run as COO of Scorpion, a $200mm ARR PE-backed local digital marketing platform, and CRO of a key local media property owned by Hearst Media. At Scorpion, Raj oversaw transformational operational changes which increased productivity and expanded margin while driving 21% YOY revenue growth and improved net revenue retention. Raj graduated with top honors from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business where he earned the prestigious Leadership Award for his contributions.
Marlon Ramirez,
Managing Partner & Founder,
Blue Impact
Marlon’s mission is to help build organizations that will make a positive impact in the world. Throughout his career Marlon has co-founded companies that help him achieve his mission. To accelerate his impact, he founded Blue Impact, a supply chain tech focused VC fund. Marlon is also co-founder and operating partner of BluStone, a VC fund focused on empowering entrepreneurs in Latin America. Prior to Blue Impact and BluStone, Marlon co-founded Azul, the #1 airline in the world according to Trip Advisor and one of the largest in Latin America, he also co-founded Modern Logistics, Brazil’s first logistics integrator. After launching Azul, Marlon built the airline’s ecosystem including the bus network, Azul Cargo Express and Azul Viagens. Prior to Azul, he served as JetBlue’s Business Development and Corporate Finance Manager where most notably he led the launch of JetBlue’s Alliances program and financed over U$1B in aviation assets. Before his entrepreneurial trajectory, Marlon was an investment banker at UBS, where he participated in Telecom and Transportation transactions including M&A and IPOs. Marlon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Relations from Brown University and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Smitha Raphael,
Chief Product & Delivery Officer,
SnapFulfil
Smitha Raphael has over 20 years of experience in the supply chain and technology sectors, including 15 years of delivering and implementing warehouse management systems (WMS). In her 11 years at Synergy North America (makers of the SnapFulfil WMS), she has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility to serve as a domain expert in the WMS sector, with a deep understanding of supply chain challenges and how to drive value for customers. At Synergy, Smitha is currently serving as the Chief Product and Delivery Officer. She established two specific innovations in service delivery, helping to shape the supply chain now and for the future. The first was a remote implementation initiative for the SnapFulfil WMS that went full speed ahead during the COVID-19 crisis. The second was a self-implementation approach, which provides clients with greater control, more independence, and the development of internal system expertise. Smitha also led the development of Synergy’s latest breakthrough warehouse technology, SnapControl, a device agnostic multi-agent orchestration platform (MAO). On a day-to-day basis, Smitha is responsible for the Warehouse Management System Product Roadmap and the Development Services team to ensure the product can keep up with the ever-changing demands of the supply chain and logistics industry.
Sameer Rashid,
CEO & Founder,
Reshape Growth
Sameer is a highly experienced eCommerce and Omni-channel business expert who has worked in North America, the Middle East, and Africa to develop successful eCommerce models. He has spearheaded several successful initiatives, including improving the Seller Experience and leading the FBA business for the MENA region at Amazon, integrating Souq into the Amazon FBA business in Egypt, and launching the successful Pickup and Ship from Store business for Walmart Canada. Currently, Sameer is working as an independent consultant for a global retailer in South Africa, where he is revamping their eCommerce fulfillment model. His accomplishments and expertise have made him a valuable asset to the eCommerce industry, and he continues to shape and transform the eCommerce landscape globally.
Rebecca Razulis,
COO,
Gelato
Rebecca leads Operations and Supply Chain, working with our production and distribution partners across the world to offer Gelato customers high-quality, sustainable products and speedy delivery, accessible via one global print cloud. Previously, she worked in Customer Service for Amazon, where she was responsible for customer experience, delivery experience, executive customer relations, and social media customer service in the UK. Prior to Amazon, Rebecca worked as a Strategy & Operations consultant at Deloitte specializing in global logistics. Rebecca holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Latin American Studies and East Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Natan Reddy,
Principal,
25Madison
Natan Reddy is a Principal at 25madison on our 25m Supply Chain team, where he invests in early-stage startups across industrial innovation. He has a background in early-stage supply chain investing, with experience spanning venture capital, emerging tech research, and business valuation. Prior to joining, he was a Senior Associate at Ironspring Ventures, a VC firm investing in early-stage tech startups across logistics, construction, manufacturing, and alternative energy. In addition, he led research on emerging supply chain technology at CB Insights, publishing dozens of research reports and advising Fortune 500 global corporations. His work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, NBC, TechCrunch, CNN, Forbes, Quartz, The Los Angeles Times, and more. Natan has a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Gary Reeves,
VP, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Operations,
Cardinal Health
Gary Reeves is the Vice President of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Operations where he leads ~2k employees in 8 pharmaceutical distribution centers in the East Region at Cardinal Health. Cardinal Health is an integrated healthcare service and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices worldwide. Reeves has 30 years of multi-disciplined global supply chain background across Automotive Manufacturing, Retail, and Technology. His leadership for numerous Fortune 500 companies has produced sustainable transformation at scale, and tangible results for customers. With a focus on organizational design and leadership development, his passion is to create the future of consumer- driven supply chains focused on speed and scale mindset. Before coming to Cardinal Health, Reeves was a supply chain leader at companies including Amazon, Target, and Strattec. He spent ten years developing international manufacturing solutions for Strattec, developed operational excellence teams and solutions for long-term growth with Target distribution, and brought scaling solutions for automation technology at Amazon. Reeves holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Production and Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin, and lives in Florida with his wife, daughter and son.
Esteban Reyes,
General Partner,
Zenda VC
Esteban has 21 years building startups and 10 years investing in them, Esteban co-founded and successfully exited three B2B companies and incubated eight companies with personal capital. He raised and invested a $26M B2B seed fund which is performing at top decile. He invested personally in 13 emerging VC funds, with three breakouts. Size of investment (series and $): Pre- seed and seed: average size initial check $650k-$1M Technology areas of interest: technology sector, emphasizing financial services, vertical software, and supply chain & logistics
Mark Richardson,
CEO,
Ocado Intelligent Automation
Mark has spent his career at the intersection of technology and logistics. With a background in software development he was an early employee at Ocado, where he helped launch the business and ran the Technology function for ten years. He served a further ten years as COO, overseeing the growth of Ocado's advanced logistics operation in the UK and the development of Ocado's first generation of robotics based automation. He has built highly automated warehouses across the UK and deployed the same large scale automation for some of the largest grocery retailers around the world. Now as CEO of Ocado Intelligent Automation he is bringing the latest generation of Ocado automation to customers in all industries for the first time. Mark is passionate about the power of sticking to a long term vision to address long term problems. Staffing logistics operations is a long term problem and massive, evolving automation is the long term solution.
Mark Riskowitz,
VP, Operations,
Caraway Home
Mark Riskowitz is the Vice President of Operations at Caraway Home, a digitally native, omnichannel kitchenware brand. In this role, he leads supply chain, customer experience, internal systems and business expansion, and joined as the first employee. Prior to Caraway, he ran global logistics at Aterian (NASDAQ: ATER), an acquirer and operator of consumer product brands, primarily selling through Amazon. He has also held operational management roles at Vumatel, a fiber-to-the-home broadband provider in South Africa. Mark graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Accounting.
Sofia Rivas,
Supply Chain Network Design And Optimization Manager,
HP
Sofia self-identifies as Supply Chain Ambassador, her mission is to advocate for the field and inspire young generations from diverse backgrounds and cultures to join the industry so that thought diversity is increased and change accelerated. Recognized as Linkedin Top Voice and Linkedin Community Top Voice in Supply Chain Management. Public speaker at multiple international events from keynotes and panels, to webinars and guest lectures for bachelor's and master's degrees, discussing topics such as sustainability, women in the industry, technology and innovation. Writer at different online magazines on logistics, supply chain and technology. Podcast host and guest on different recognized programs in the industry. Sofia has more than 5 years of experience from academic research and field studies to warehouse operations, demand planning and network design. She has worked in manufacturing, airport operations, e-commerce retail, and technology hardware across Latin America, North America and Europe. Currently working as Supply Chain Network Design and Optimization Manager at HP within their Global Supply Chain and Logistics team.
Nate Robert,
CTO & Chief Product Officer,
Ryder System
Nate Robert is Chief Technology and Product Officer for Ryder System, Inc. He leads the company’s technology and innovation lab in Silicon Valley, which is focused on building customer-facing products to optimize transportation and supply chain networks. Prior to joining Ryder, Nate was CEO and co-founder of Baton, a tech startup acquired by Ryder in 2022, known for building a software and optimization platform to eliminate waste for transportation companies. Prior to Baton, Nate was head of product at a construction technology startup called BuildZoom, and before that, he was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from MIT and a masters in mechanical engineering at Stanford, focused on mechatronics and product design. Nate grew up in a small farming town in Stillman Valley, Illinois.
Elliott Rodgers,
EVP & COO,
Foot Locker
Elliott was named Chief Operations Officer in December 2022 after having previously served as Chief People Officer at project44 since October 2022. Prior to project44, Elliott served in executive leadership roles at Ulta Beauty including Chief Information Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer. He joined Ulta Beauty as Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, in November 2013. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Elliott held operational leadership roles spanning retail, financial services, and logistics at Target, Citibank and the United States Army. He serves on the Board of Directors of Levi Strauss & Co. and After School Matters. Elliott holds a B.S. in Political Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in River Forest, Illinois with his wife Frowene and their three teenage sons Elliott Jr., Moses, and Solomon.
Michael Roeth,
Executive Director,
NACFE
Mike has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 35 years, is the Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and is the trucking lead for RMI. Mike’s specialty is brokering green truck collaborative technologies into the real world at scale. In October 2021, Mike was named an Industry Influencer by FleetOwner and awarded the prestigious SAE 2020 L. Ray Buckendale Lecturer and manuscript author in 2020. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Roeth served on the second National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Committee on Reducing Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, is a Department of Energy Merit Reviewer and past Chairman of the Board for the Truck Manufacturers Association. He understands the customers, operations and intricacies of the commercial vehicle industry having held various positions with Navistar and Behr/Cummins.
Tiffany Rogers,
Director Of Innovation And Development, Manufacturing,
Fair Labor Association
Tiffany Rogers is Fair Labor Association’s Director of Innovation and Development, Manufacturing and has worked in fashion and labor for over 15 years. She champions Fair Labor’s award-winning Fair Compensation Program which requires fashion companies to measure progress towards living wages in supply chains. Tiffany’s expertise incorporates labor rights, living wage, and responsible purchasing and production practices to innovate standards and tools that improve corporate practices and factory conditions. Prior to the Fair Labor Association, Tiffany designed women’s clothing for Tracy Reese and owned a boutique men’s accessories company. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Delaware in fashion studies. She was a two-time national champion and world competitor in synchronized skating and currently enjoys ballroom dancing.
Bert Roona,
Foreign Investment Developer,
LIOF, Regional Development and Investment Agency
Bert is a seasoned professional dedicated to fostering economic growth in Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Armed with a university degree in Economic Geography and an impressive career spanning over 28 years, Bert is a pivotal figure at LIOF. In his role as a Foreign Investment Developer, Bert specializes in facilitating the establishment of foreign companies in the region. His extensive expertise encompasses public affairs, government relations, innovations, and logistics—making him a valuable asset in the field. Beyond the boardroom, Bert's passions come to life. Whether it's immersing himself in the intricate world of model trains, cheering for his favourite soccer teams, or exploring scenic trails during hikes, Bert brings the same enthusiasm to his personal pursuits.
Paul Rosa,
SVP, Procurement & Fleet Planning,
Penske Truck Leasing
Paul Rosa is senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing, where his areas of responsibility center around asset management, supplier relations, vehicle purchasing, residuals management and fleet planning activities. He also has oversight of non-vehicle procurement. Prior to being named to his current role in 2014, Rosa was the company’s vice president of vehicle supply and planning. He joined the company as district rental manager in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1993. Rosa then progressed through the roles of area rental manager in New England, manager of consumer rental, quality black belt, quality master black belt, manager of commercial rental and director of vehicle planning. Rosa received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico.
Sam Rosen,
President,
Ollin Plastics
Sam Rosen is the President of Ollin Plastics, a custom rotational molder based in Monterrey Mexico. For the past two decades he has led and grown manufacturing business around the world. Sam holds an MBA from the University of St Thomas and BA in Marketing from University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He and his family live in Minneapolis MN.
Carlos Ruiz,
Chief Operations Officer, North America,
L’Oréal Groupe
Carlos Ruiz is L’Oréal’s Chief Operations Officer for North America, and a member of L’Oréal USA’s Strategic Committee. He joined the Group in 2015 as Vice President of Manufacturing for the US market, became Head of Operations for the Hispanic American countries in 2019, and Chief Operations Officer for Latin America in July 2020. Prior to L’Oréal, Carlos built a successful career with roles of progressive responsibility at companies including Cabal Mexico, Alcan Packaging Americas, and Kraft Foods Group. Carlos holds a Bachelor's in Engineering and an MBA, both from Instituto Tecnologico Monterrey in Mexico. Carlos has demonstrated his modern vision of manufacturing and supply chain, leading the pack toward the digitalization and automation of our Operations facilities all with a deep commitment to sustainability, simplicity and delivering results with excellence. He is also a skilled and determined leader, always dedicated to the spirit and development of his teams and guiding them with a clear strategic vision for the future.
Michael Sachaj,
VC Investor,
HPA
Sachaj is Senior Principal of HPA, an early stage VC investor in Chicago that has backed various logistics and supply chain companies, including FourKites, ShipBob, Dispatch, and Farmer's Fridge. HPA leverages a network of world class operators to support and invest in early stage startups.
Parisa Sadrzadeh,
EVP Of SMB And Omnichannel Fulfillment,
Flexport
Parisa is EVP of SMB and Omnichannel Fulfillment. Most