7:00 AM – 8:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AM – 8:30 AMOpening RemarksChad Prevost, Writer, Analyst, Host of FreightWaves Radio, FreightWaves NOW & “What the Truck?!?” Podcast series
8:30 AM – 9:30 AMKeynote WavesSide ChatGary Vaynerchuk, Inventor, Serial Entrepreneur, Five-Time New York Times Bestselling Author, and CEO of VaynerMedia and Craig Fuller, Founder & CEO, FreightWaves
9:30 AM – 9:40 AMLIVE: FreightWaves Market Experts
9:40 AM – 9:50 AMQuantum Leap Into the Future of FreightGreg Price, CEO, Shipwell—Price founded Shipwell to bring automation, visibility, and artificial intelligence to decisioning within the transportation market to drive impact.
9:50 AM – 10:20 AMCEO M&A PanelRenee Krug, CEO, GlobalTranz; Mark Yeager, CEO Redwood Logistics; Doug Waggoner, CEO Echo, John Larkin, Managing Director Investment Banking Transportation and Logistics, Stifel (moderator)
10:20 AM – 10:50 AMCoffee & Networking Break
10:50 AM – 12:10 PMRapid-Fire Demos1. Carggo
2. McLeod
3. KoiReader Technologies
4. KeepTruckin
5. Transflo
6. Full Circle TMS
7. Maven Machines
8. LinkeDrive
9. Coolfire Solutions
10. J.B. Hunt 360
12:10 PM – 1:20 PMLunch
1:20 PM – 1:40 PMPowerTalk 2: Building the Marketplace EconomyScott Shechtman, Head of New Markets, Nasdaq—Schechtman is responsible for strategy and business development in enabling Nasdaq’s marketplace technology offerings to operate in new segments.
1:40 PM – 2:10 PMAV on the LevelAnthony Levandowski, CEO and Co-Founder, Pronto; John Kingston, Executive Editor, FreightWaves (moderator). Levandowski is a pioneer and leading innovator in the autonomous vehicle industry.
2:10 PM – 3:20 PMRapid-Fire Demos1. DrayMaster
2. Fraight AI
3. Advent Intermodal Solutions
4. Idelic
5. Truckstop.com
6. Mercado labs
7. Digital Dispatch
8. Trimble MAPS
9. 3Gtms
3:20 PM – 3:50 PMCoffee & Networking Break
3:50 PM – 4:20 PMTrucking Freight FuturesDon Thornton, Senior Vice President, DAT Solutions; Patrick Draut, Principal at K-Ratio; Addison Armstrong, Executive Director, FreightWaves (moderator)
4:20 PM – 4:50 PMKeynote WavesSide ChatAndrew Clarke, Former Chief Financial Officer, CH Robinson; George Abernathy, President, FreightWaves (moderator). Clarke previously served as President and CEO of Panther Expedited Services, CFO of Forward Air Corporation, and in investment banking and corporate finance roles.
4:50 PM – 5:10 PMPowerTalk 3: Megatrends Driving Digitization of the Commercial Vehicle IndustrySandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete—Kar brings mission-critical corporate strategy analytics and insights to senior leadership of global commercial vehicle market participants and opens doors to accelerated revenue growth.
5:10 PM – 5:40 PMThe Female Factor: How can it help reshape the industry?Allison Robinson, CEO, The Mom Project; Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women in Trucking Association; Blythe Brumleve, Founder, Digital Dispatch and Brumleve Brands; Lisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)
5:40 PM – 5:45 PMClosing RemarksLisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves
6:00 PM – 9:00 PMJ.B. Hunt 360 PartyAll are welcome to enjoy food, drinks, live music, networking, and more—all courtesy of J.B. Hunt 360!
7:00 AM – 8:00 AMNetworking Breakfast/Demo Expo Open
8:00 AM – 8:05 AMOpening RemarksLisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves
8:05 AM – 8:15 AMLIVE: FreightWaves Market Experts
8:15 AM – 9:00 AMKeynoteDavid Rowan, Editor-at-Large & Founding Editor-in-Chief, WIRED (U.K.)
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMSector Talk 1: Intermodal and Maritime Freight MatchingMartin Lew, Founder and CEO, Commtrex; Matt Tilman, Founder and CEO, Haven; Graham Parker, CEO, Kontainers; Dean Croke, Chief Insights Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)
9:30 AM -10:00 AMSector Talk 2: IMO2020Scott Susich, Director of Data Analytics, DTN, Matt Muenster, Senior Manager of Applied Knowledge, Breakthrough Fuel; John Kingston, Executive Editor, FreightWaves
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMMulti-Modal CNBC-Style PanelHenry Beyers, Mike O’Brien, Jesse Cohen, FreightWaves Market Experts
11:10 AM – 11:40 AMSector Talk 3: Investing/VCThiago Olson, Managing Director, Engage Ventures; Brian Yormack, Managing Partner, Story Ventures; James Kuklinski, Growth Investor, Spark Capital; Fergus Caldicott, Chief Technology Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)
11:40 AM – 12:10 PMSector Talk 4: Disaster Relief LogisticsKathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network; Bettina Stix, Amazon
12:10 PM – 12:40 PMSector Talk 5: Hope is Not a Strategy. Data Benchmarking to Improve ProfitabilityChris Henry, Program Manager, TCA Profitability Program; David Roush, President, KSM Transport Advisors; Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst, Logistics Trends & Insights, Benjamin Gordon, Founder and Managing Partner, BG Strategic Advisors (moderator)
12:40 PM – 2:00 PMLunch
1: 40 PM – 2:00 PMThe Great Debate: Is the Sky Falling?Noel Perry, Principal, Transport Futures; Zach Strickland, Director of Freight Market Intelligence, FreightWaves
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMSector Talk 6: The Bull, The Bear and The Other GuyJohn Larkin, Managing Director–Investment Banking, Transportation and Logistics, Stifel; Donald Broughton, Managing Partner, Broughton Capital; Thom Albrecht, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Celadon Group; George Abernathy, Chief Revenue Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMSector Talk 7: Consumer Tech Trends Impacting TransportationMatt McLelland, Innovation Strategist, Covenant Transport; Mario Pawlowski, CEO, iTrucker.com; Randy Mullett, Founder, Mullett Strategies; John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor, FreightWaves (moderator)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMSector Talk 8: Impact of Emerging Technology on Freight VisibilityTrent Broberg, Chief Operating Officer, Truckstop.com; Grant Crawford, President, Emerge; Kim Larsen, Vice President of Data Science, KeepTruckin; Dean Croke, Chief Insights Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMSector Talk 9: Headwinds Created by FreightTechRyan Rogers, Chief Transformation Officer, Covenant Transport; Ken Evans, Konexial, Charley Dehoney, CEO, Manning’s Truck Brokerage; Daniel Pickett, Chief Data Scientist, FreightWaves (moderator)
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMSector Talk 10: Digital Brokers – Who is Winning?Geoff Turner, President and CEO, Choptank Transport; Shawn Graves, VP JB Hunt 360; Sarah Ruffcorn, Chief Operating Officer, Trinity Logistics; George Abernathy, President, FreightWaves (moderator)
4:30 PM -5:00 PMShipper of Choice AwardGrant Goodale, CTO, Convoy; Arlen Stark, Executive Vice President of Research, FreightWaves; Tim Almack, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller