50+ decision makers
from the leading companies
in transport & logistics
Just as any other industry today, the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry is facing change – new market entrants, business models, customer expectations, and technologies are emerging. Managing the operations becomes more and more complex – now that the customers are demanding to get goods faster, in a more flexible manner and at low, or no delivery cost.
To face and to ride the wave of change, the T&L players must embrace collaboration. There is an apparent shift from the economies of scale to the network and sharing economies. As a result, the T&L players need to adapt their strategies accordingly.
In the 3rd edition of our Logistics meets Innovation conference we will be focusing on collaboration as one of the ways to improve operational efficiency, as well as on digitization as the enabler of collaboration. We will discuss what needs to be done to realize the idea of the Physical Internet for logistics, the importance of data and analytics for collaboration, and what potential value can the blockchain bring to the T&L industry.
Robert Boute (moderator)
Robert Boute (moderator)
Professor Operations Management, Vlerick Business School
Robert Boute is Professor Operations Management at Vlerick Business School and KU Leuven. He lectures on Operations and Supply Chain Management in the MBA and executive education programs. His research focuses on Global Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Coordination.
Adjunct Professor of Logistics, Kühne Logistics UniversityRod Franklin is Adjunct Professor of Logistics and Academic Director of Executive Education at Kühne Logistics University. Prof. Franklin, an engineer and operations manager by training and experience, received his Doctorate in Management from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Professor Franklin has held management positions at Kühne + Nagel, USCO Logistics, ENTEX Information Services, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Cameron Iron Works. Prof. Franklin is a Vice Chair of the Physical Internet Initiative under ALICE - an idea focused on the physical realization of the digital internet to create an open global logistics system of physical, digital, and operational connectivity that will change how goods are moved anywhere in the world.
Founder/Data Scientist, Mentat-ITFrank Salliau has a master degree in electronics engineering but has mostly worked in software development. In the late 90's he became involved in development of web applications, e-learning and the book profession. In September 2014 he started working as senior researcher with iMinds/MMLab at the University of Ghent. Mr. Salliau has experience with predictive analytics and machine learning using deep learning, text mining and other algorithms. As of January 2017, he has started a company, Mentat-IT, offering consultancy services in data science and machine learning.
Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics, AhlersSven Verstrepen is a seasoned entrepreneur and internationally recognized pioneer in supply chain innovation. Since 2016, he has been leading the new Ahlers division called “Supply Network Innovation & Analytics” (ASNIA). Before joining Ahlers, Mr. Verstrepen worked as research associate at Vlerick Business School, supply chain analyst at the Agfa-Gevaert Group and senior expert at the Flanders Institute for Logistics (VIL). In 2008, he became a founding partner of TRI-VIZOR, a University of Antwerp spin-off and the first company in the world to develop “neutral trustee” solutions for collaborative logistics.
Founder/Managing Director, LogIndex
João Monteiro is Managing Director and Founder of LogIndex - an affiliate of Kuehne + Nagel and the distributor of the global Kuehne + Nagel indicators (gKNi). gKNi are Nowcasts for key economic indicators, based on the real-time logistics flows. These estimates are produced with proprietary algorithms processing +25,000 logistics time series, including customs information, movements of all vessels and airplanes worldwide, etc. Mr. Monteiro is also an investor and an advisor to a number of companies including Repositive, Medlanes, Monese, EstateGuru and Bondora.
CEO Lisbon Office, IntellectEUPaulo Jacinto Rodrigues is CEO of IntellectEU's Lisbon Office (blockchain R&D center). He is also IntellectEU's Global Business Development Manager. Mr. Rodrigues is a seasoned Payments Professional with over 15 years in the Cards & Payments Industry. During his career, Mr. Rodrigues has performed roles such as Head of the Portuguese SWIFT Service Bureau, Strategist and Product Analyst, and Head of the Portuguese blockchain/DLT Banking Working Group. IntellectEU is an international technology company specializing in financial integration, middleware, and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) development. IntellectEU is a SWIFT Integration Partner, a founding member of Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger and an IBM Partner for Blockchain implementations.
Senior Director of Global Network Support, DHL ExpressGuy Jaspers has worked at DHL for 27 years and he is currently a Senior Director of Global Network Support in the Global Network Management team in Brussels & Bonn. Mr. Jaspers is responsible for global implementation and roll-out of systems, including forecasting, capacity management, and network planning tools.
Supply Chain Innovation, Procter & GambleMarc Verelst is a supply chain manager with over 15 years of international experience at Procter & Gamble in the areas of operations management, project management, and R&D. Since 2013 Mr. Verelst has been working at the Supply Network Innovation Center (SNIC) P&G in Brussels where he leads the portfolio on Physical Distribution, Supply Chain Synchronization and Risk Management.
Director, a.hartrodtPhilippe Fierens is Managing Director and owner of PH Plus, a logistics and management consultancy. Mr. Fierens is a former Director at a.hartrodt airfreight N.V. Throughout his career, Mr. Fierens worked for such companies as TNT, The Brussels Airport Company, Dachser, as well in such organizations as Belgian Airfreight Institute and Belgian Freight Forwarding Association, where he was a Member of the Board of Directors.
Alex Van Breedam
Alex Van Breedam
Co-founder/CEO, TRI-VIZORAlex Van Breedam is a Founder and the CEO of TRI-VIZOR, the World’s First Cross Supply Chain Orchestrator. As a neutral matchmaker, trustee and logistics architect, TRI-VIZOR offers services and solutions to enable horizontal collaboration and freight flow bundling. In 2015, TRI-VIZOR won the ELA Gold Medal for a shared transport and warehousing community it helped create between FMCG competitors Nestlé and PepsiCo.
CFO, Agility LogisticsJim Fredholm is a former CFO at Agility Global Integrated Logistics. Before Agility, Mr. Fredholm served as the Chief Financial Officer of DANZAS, then he worked at the Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), where he served as the Managing Director of the STAR Program, and Global Integration Officer of DHL. For the past 12 years, his leadership roles have emphasized strategic performance management, business development, cost management as well as non-finance corporate services including M&A, legal, HR, real estate and IT.
Vice President Global Cargo, Brussels AirlinesAlban François is Vice President Global Cargo at Brussels Airlines, Belgium’s flag carrier and part of the Lufthansa Group, where he is responsible for the new commercial strategy of the growing cargo unit. Prior to this, Mr. François was Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager at Brussels Airlines. A civil engineer, he started his career in the Belgian Air Force.
Director Global Demand Management, NXP SemiconductorsEvelien Klein is Director Global Demand Management at NXP Semiconductors, currently the 5th largest Semiconductor company in the world. Recently it was announced NXP will be acquired by Qualcomm. Ms. Klein holds a degree in International Business Studies from Maastricht University and an MBA from Singapore National University. NXP Semiconductors relies heavily on demand sensing, forecasting, and Big Data analytics to stay competitive in its market. Ms. Klein will give a short overview of the global systems, processes, technologies and human skills that make this possible.
Member of the Board of Directors, DPD BulgariaAlex Petkov is Director of Operations and Member of the Board of Directors at Speedy - the biggest courier company in Bulgaria and a part of DPD Group. Mr. Petkov has an extensive experience in logistics operations and planning, including spending 13+ years at DHL International Bulgaria where he became an Area Manager. He continued his career as Operations Director of Hygia - Pharmaceutical distribution company of Actavis Jsc. for Bulgaria and Operations Director of the Bulgarian Post prior to joining Speedy in 2012.
Room 1, Avenue du Boulevard 21, Brussels, Belgium
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