Speakers

Speeches by the world-class experts. Strong and dynamic presentations, stories told from the perspective of practitioners and people managing the largest companies in the industry. Complemented by discussion panels. The really good ones. Two individuals, two strong world views, two visions of the problem.
Nabil Malouli
Vice President
DHL
Daniel Buczkowski
Head of Expansion, Europe
Uber Freight
Arkadiusz Glinka
General Manager
C.H. Robinson
Ferenc Lajko
ex-CEO
Waberer's
Marcin Sugak
Head of Business Development
Ericsson
Asparuh Koev
CEO and Co-Founder
Transmetrics
Brad Hollister
CEO and Co-Founder
SwanLeap
Pieter Kinds
CEO
TenderTool
Maciej Jędrzejczyk
Blockchain Leader CEE
IBM
Szymon Knychalski
Editor in Chief, CEO
Trans.INFO
Karol Suliński
Founder, Owner and CEO
FREIGHTGROUP.co
Marc Papenhoff
Director of Business Development
InstaFreight
Igor Ziniewicz
Owner & VicePresident
Davidson Consulting
Arkadiusz Kawa
PhD, director
Research Network Łukasiewicz – The Institute of Logistics and Warehousing
Katarzyna Ciupa
Blockchain Analyst and Consultant, Next Level Thinker
Bogdan Kosturek
CTO
Trans.eu Group
Renata Davidson
Owner & President
Davidson Consulting
Adrian Kosowski
Head of Research and Co-founder
NavAlgo
Kamil Kalużny
Head of Presales
makeitright
Nick Bailey
Head of Research
Transport Intelligence
Maximilian Schäfer
Co-Founder and Managing Director
InstaFreight
More speakers coming soon!

Nabil Malouli

Vice President DHL

Nabil Malouli is an innovator, investor and advisor of start-ups. He leads the development of innovative logistics projects supporting global companies from the Fortune 500 list. Together with his team he manages and develops initiatives related to e-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automatics and robotics.

Country: USA

Presentation: The Future of last mile delivery – human vs. robots
Friday, 25.10, 09:00 – 09:45

Daniel Buczkowski

Head of Expansion, Europe Uber Freight

Daniel Buczkowski is the Head of Expansion of Uber’s logistics on-demand platform, Uber Freight, in Europe. Prior to this role, he was responsible for Uber’s strategy and planning in Europe, the  Middle East and Africa.

Daniel joined Uber in 2014 to launch its ride-sharing services in Germany. Since then, he has served  various roles at the company ranging from marketing to regional operations and customer  relationship management.

Daniel received a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing from the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is a German citizen and currently lives in Amsterdam with his wife.

Country: Netherlands

Presentation: Building a Digitally Connected Network
Thursday, 24.10. 12:40 – 13:10

Arkadiusz Glinka

General Manager C.H. Robinson

An expert in the field of national and international transport as well as a specialist in information technologies in logistics like Big Data, transport management systems (TMS) and integration of supply chain optimization processes. Involved in the transport industry for nearly 20 years. In 2007, Arkadiusz founded Apreo Logistics which in just five years, has become one of the leading providers of logistics services in Poland, hiring 300 employees in 21 offices in Poland and Germany. In 2012, he connected Apreo to C.H. Robinson, where he became the Transport Director for Central and Eastern Europe.

Country: Poland

Presentation: The role of 3PL in digital supply chain transformation
Thursday, 24.10, 09:10 – 09:40

Debate: Will small, digital forwarders dominate the market at the expense of current giants?
With: Maximilian Schaefer, Ferenc Lajko
Thursday, 24.10, 10:40 – 11:10

Ferenc Lajko

ex-CEO Waberer's

For last 11 years involved in the implementation of projects for the construction of business continuity plans for many financial institutions (banks, insurance companies), companies from the telco, industrial and logistics sectors. He managed the project of building the first Polish IT system to build and update business continuity plans. He is a leading expert in projects conducted in companies from the energy, ICT and logistics sectors. Specializes in operational risk management and in the area of ​​maintaining the continuity of ICT services. He is the author of the unique risk analysis methodology used in BCM projects.

Country: Hungary

Debate: Will small, digital forwarders dominate the market at the expense of current giants?
With: Maximilian Schaefer, Arkadiusz Glinka
Thursday, 24.10, 10:40 – 11:10

Marcin Sugak

Head of Business Development Ericsson

Expert in innovation with ten years of experience in the field of business development. For the past five years, the Head of the Public and Industrial sector at Ericsson. Responsible for selling solutions in the 5G /LTE area, including private mobile broadband networks and Internet of Things. Initiated cooperation between Ericsson and Startups in Poland. Closely related to the ecosystem of pilot 5G implementation in Łódź. Speaker at multiple conferences, author of several publications and representative of Ericsson in Polish Chamber of Informatics and Telecommunication in few committees. A graduate of the Kozminski University. Privately enthusiast of new technologies, football, tennis and squash.

Country: Poland

Presentation: The Supply Chain will never be the same again with 5G
Friday, 25.10, 11:55 – 12:15

Asparuh Koev

CEO and Co-Founder Transmetrics

Asparuh Koev is a successful serial entrepreneur, currently a CEO and Co-founder of Transmetrics – a company offering data cleansing, demand forecasting, and predictive optimization for the cargo industry. Asparuh has 20 years of experience in developing and delivering complex IT solutions for some of the leading logistics companies worldwide.

Country: Bulgaria

Presentation: Augmented Intelligence for Logistics Planning: Behind the Scenes
Thursday, 24.10, 10:00 – 10:20

 

Brad Hollister

CEO and Co-Founder SwanLeap

Mr. Brad Hollister is the chief executive officer of SwanLeap, America’s fastest-growing private company. Under Hollister’s leadership, SwanLeap delivered an unprecedented 75,660.8 percent growth in revenue from 2015-2018, catapulting the now 6-year-old software company to the No. 1 spot on both the 2018 Inc. 5000 list and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

A life-long entrepreneur passionate about improving the world, Hollister is the visionary behind SwanLeap’s next generation technology. With extensive experience in transportation, logistics and supply chain, Hollister’s leadership and institutional expertise solidify SwanLeap’s position as the leading provider of end-to-end transportation technology. Hollister is a guest lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a sought-after speaker on the advancement and disruption of the transportation industry.

Country: United States

Presentation: Hype vs. Reality: Learn to Make Technology Decisions Without Drowning in Industry Buzzwords
Friday, 25.10, 13:15 – 13:35

Pieter Kinds

CEO TenderTool

Pieter Kinds is the owner and CEO of TenderTool, the fastest growing cloud-based Freight Tender platform for Shippers and RFP Management platform for Forwarders and carriers. He is also the Director Global Business Development for ControlPay the largest Freight Audit provider in the Eastern Hemisphere. Active for over 20 years, Pieter is eager to share insights, thoughts and experiences on emerging technologies, solutions and innovations in logistics procurement and Freight Audit.

Country: Netherlands

Presentation: How not to compete by price in the era of instant pricing and price transparency
Thursday, 24.10, 11:40 – 12:00

Maciej Jędrzejczyk

Blockchain Leader CEE IBM

Maciej is focused on blockchain solutions and services, delivery practice and technical excellence in the CEE region. Maciej has been working with key IBM Clients in a variety of industry use cases to identify synergies within existing business networks to develop and deliver practical solutions. Maciej’s main focus has been on an analysis and re-engineering business processes in supply chain and manufacturing. Maciej represented IBM in matters related to blockchain in Polish Parliament, Ministry of Digital Affairs (Blockchain and Digital Currencies Working Party), Financial Supervisory Commission of Poland and Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications in Poland.

Country: Poland

Debate: Blockchain controlled supply Chain Management – Utopia or Near Future?
With: Katarzyna Ciupa
Moderator: Karol Suliński
Friday, 25.10, 13:15 – 13:55

Szymon Knychalski

Editor in Chief, CEO Trans.INFO

Having several years of experience in the transport industry (Trans.eu Platform), e-commerce (Neonet) and media (money.pl) currently works as CEO and editor-in-chief of trans.INFO – the website for European transport and logistics visited by over 700,000 users monthly. Evangelist of practical use of data as part of the logistics 4.0 idea.

Country: Poland

Presentation: Big data = big challenge. How to make quick business decisions based on your data.
Thursday, 24.10, 12:20 – 12:40

Karol Suliński

Founder, Owner and CEO FREIGHTGROUP.co

Transport and logistics market expert with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the fields of road, sea, air and rail freight as well as warehouse logistics gained in several European countries. In the industry since 2007. Offering know-how covering all modes of transport, warehouse and production logistics in operations and sales. Transport, forwarding, logistics and supply chain consultant.

Country: Poland

Debate: Will small, digital forwarders dominate the market at the expense of current giants?
With: Arkadiusz Glinka, Ferenc Lajko, Maximilian Schaefer
Moderator: Karol Suliński
Thursday, 24.10, 10:40 – 11:10

Debate: Blockchain controlled supply Chain Management – Utopia or Near Future?
With: Katarzyna Ciupa, Maciej Jędrzejczyk
Moderator: Karol Suliński
Friday, 25.10, 13:15 – 13:55

Start-up pitch: FreightJobs
Thursday, 24.10

Marc Papenhoff

Director of Business Development InstaFreight

Supply chain professional with an experience of 25+ years in the logistics industry. Proven track record of developing, implementing and running new supply chain concepts for customers, as well as digitization of traditional business models and change management. Currently responsible for Business Development at InstaFreight GMBH, previously working for DB Schenker for many years as Global Business Development Vertical Market Automotive and Head of Drive4Schenker – project, that he built from scratch.

Igor Ziniewicz

Owner & VicePresident Davidson Consulting

For last 11 years involved in the implementation of projects for the construction of business continuity plans for many financial institutions (banks, insurance companies), companies from the telco, industrial and logistics sectors. He managed the project of building the first Polish IT system to build and update business continuity plans. He is a leading expert in projects conducted in companies from the energy, ICT and logistics sectors. Specializes in operational risk management and in the area of ​​maintaining the continuity of ICT services. He is the author of the unique risk analysis methodology used in BCM projects.

Country: Poland

Presentation: Cyber Security – will hackers rip supply chain to shreds?
Friday, 24.10, 12:35 – 12:55

Arkadiusz Kawa

PhD, director Research Network Łukasiewicz – The Institute of Logistics and Warehousing

Arkadiusz Kawa, PhD, director of Research Network Łukasiewicz – The Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, an author of over 300 scientific, didactic, and popularization papers dealing with logistics, e-commerce, IT and business network. He has delivered many projects for organisations, such as: Volkswagen, Landmark (bPost), Poczta Polska (Polish Post), GS1, Deloitte, AT Kearney, KPMG, BCG, Merlin.pl, SGB-Bank, NaviExpert.

He was an expert in “Digital Economy, Innovation, and East Asia’s Competitiveness in GVCs” project of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). He is principal investigator of the “Value network creation in e-commerce in terms of logistics and marketing” project.

He is member of the Working Group on National Smart Specialization (Environmentally friendly transport solutions) at the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology in Poland and a member of the Wielkopolska Smart Specialization Forum (Specialized logistic processes) at the Marshall Office of the Wielkopolska Region. He is an expert in the Vocational Competence Certificate programme and the author of educational materials for the profession of a logistician.

He is a lecturer at postgraduate studies in Logistics and International Supply Chains Management; e-Commerce at Poznań University of Economics and Business. He also teaches Supply Chain Management at Gdańsk University of Technology and International Logistics at Wrocław University of Economics.

Country: Poland

Presentation: Send it back! How to manage e-commerce returns
Friday, 25.10, 09:45-10:05

Katarzyna Ciupa

Blockchain Analyst and Consultant, Next Level Thinker

Katarzyna Ciupa is an experienced enterpreneur, specialised in blockchain technology and cryptoassets. She is both helping companies adapt their business models for the future requirements so that they can take the biggest advantage of the blockchain technology, as well as building her own ventures in which blockchain technology plays a key role. Katarzyna is also pursuing her PhD research about blockchain technology and was already named the OECD 19′ Youth ResearchEdge Winner for one of her research papers on cryptocurrencies. Additionally, she is a blockchain mentor on behalf of Internet of Things Austria Association, member of Bitcoin Austria Association and blockchain keynote speaker and trainer at various international conferences (incl. IoT Fachkongress, BlockchainTech, Smart Energy Week, Blockchain Alliance).

Country: Poland

Presentation: Blockchain controlled supply chain management – utopia or near future?
Friday, 25.10, 12:55 – 13:15

Bogdan Kosturek

CTO Trans.eu Group

Executive IT Leader and a manager of technology & delivery teams of 25 up to 2000 people, a member of Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors at Polish IT companies. Managed complex projects with budgets of tens hundreds millions PLN. Author of numerous innovative technological and business solutions as well as scalable and high-performance organizational models; focused on improving business value (turnover growth from PLN 5m to 200m), efficiency (software production at double speed) and Continuous Process Improvement.

Country: Poland

Presentation: Digital forwarding is not enough – about sharing economy in logistics
Thursday, 24.10, 10:20 – 10:40

Renata Davidson

Owner & President Davidson Consulting

As the first person in the CEE region obtained the title of Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) awarded by Disaster Recovery Institute International. She managed projects focusing on building the business continuity plans in many financial institutions, companies from the telco, industrial and logistics sectors. She held the position of an expert in the field of business continuity management at the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure. Moreover, Renata has the highest level of certification confirmed by certificates accredited by the Professional Evaluation & Certification Board PECB ISO 22301: 2012 Master – License PECB-BCMSM-10000. He is the Expert of the Polish Center for Accreditation in the area of ​​business continuity management systems.

Country: Poland

Presentation: How to ensure the continuity of the global supply chain in the era of weather disasters?
Friday, 25.10, 12:15 – 12:35

Adrian Kosowski

Head of Research and Co-founder NavAlgo

Adrian Kosowski is Head of Research and Co-founder at NavAlgo, a company providing complete made-to-measure solutions for intelligent resource allocation in logistics. An expert in Algorithms and AI with 15+ years of experience in R&D, he has co-authored more than 100 research publications covering the theory & applications of algorithms, modeling of transportation networks, complex systems analysis, and diverse areas of Artificial Intelligence, from unsupervised learning theory to industrial applications of neural networks. He has participated in industrial projects in logistics and transportation, related to network optimization, route planning, predictive analysis, and optimization under uncertainty. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, obtained at the age of 20, as well as Master’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He also gives lectures at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.

Country: United Kingdom

Presentation: Smart Data in logistics – investment in AI platform or IoT technologies?
Friday, 25.10 10:05 -10:25

Kamil Kalużny

Head of Presales makeitright

For 12 years he has been delivering, designing or managing projects and organizational units related to automation in the field of quality management, IT systems and business processes. The main areas of ​​interest are monitoring systems, automation and robotics for corporate clients and government. Manager and IT engineer specializing in security of information and buildings. A graduate of the 7th edition of the Executive MBA at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Country: Poland

Presentation: Digital Transformation with Automation in the transport industry
Friday, 25.10, 10:45 – 11:05

Nick Bailey

Head of Research Transport Intelligence

As Head of Research, Nick is responsible for all of Ti’s research products, including Ti’s flagship Global Supply Chain Intelligence (GSCi) market intelligence portal and logistics market and vertical sector reports. Nick is actively involved in research for these product ranges, as well as in the development of new and existing research capabilities at Ti. Prior to joining Ti in 2013, he spent several successful years working in international trade and foreign direct investment and has since developed specialisms in e-commerce and emerging market logistics, working in Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East.

Country: United Kingdom

Presentation: Beyond consolidation – M&A for an era of digital disruption
Friday, 25.10, 10:25 – 10:45

Maximilian Schäfer

Co-Founder and Managing Director InstaFreight

Maximilian Schäfer is Co-Founder and Managing Director of InstaFreight, the digital freight forwarding company. He started his career at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and expanded his knowledge with a Master of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. During 8 years of professional experience, Maximilian Schäfer built his expert knowledge in logistics. As assistant to the board and later a member of the senior management team of TNT, one of the world’s largest express delivery companies, he was responsible for strategy and customer experience. During his time at Lamoda Group, the largest e-commerce fashion company in the CIS, Maximilian Schäfer was responsible for outbound logistics and established a best-in-class delivery service in Russia. As an executive of 1,000 employees, he had significant revenue and cost responsibility.

Country: Germany

Presentation: Digital forwarding – opportunity or threat for thousands of traditional forwarders?
Thursday, 24.10, 09:40 – 10:00

Debate: Will small, digital forwarders dominate the market at the expense of current giants?
With: Arkadiusz Glinka, Ferenc Lajko
Thursday, 24.10, 10:40 – 11:10

Start-up pitch: InstaFreight
Thursday, 24.10

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