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 AM Quantum 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 AMBreakfast
8:00 AM – 8:05 AMOpening RemarksLisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves
8:05 AM – 9:05 AMVisionary Keynote Town HallBrad Jacobs, CEO, XPO Logistics—Jacobs has founded five companies since 1979 and led each of them to become billion-dollar or multi-billion-dollar enterprises, including XPO, founded in 2011, and two other publicly traded companies.
9:05 AM – 9:55 AMFuture of FreightWaves & Market Experts LiveCraig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves; FreightWaves Market Experts
9:55 AM – 10:35 AMKeynoteBrad Stone, Author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, which provides a definitive account of the e-commerce giant and offers keen insights into the history and remarkable growth of a company widely regarded as uniquely innovative, disruptive and often polarizing.
10:35 AM – 11:00 AMCoffee & Networking Break
11:00 AM – 11:40 AMRapid-Fire Demos1. Emerge Tech LLC
2. Platform Science
3. Spireon
4. TriumphPay
5. Lean Staffing Solutions
6. FLX Systems
11:40 AM – 12:10 PMKeynote WavesSide Chat: Disruption and Innovation—Not Just for StartupsShelley Simpson, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, and President of Highway Services at J.B. Hunt discusses with George Abernathy, President of FreightWaves, how the company’s legacy of industry innovation is fueling is its pivot toward audience-focused solutions for customers and carriers and led to the development of J.B. Hunt 360 to deliver efficiency gains across the supply chain.
12:10 PM – 1:10 PMLunch
1:10 PM – 2:00 PMRapid-Fire Demos1. Advent Intermodal Solutions
2. InfoStream
3. WiseSystems
4. Seldat Technology Services
5. Winmore
6. dexFreight
7. Clause
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMPowerTalk 4: Getting Below Zero on SustainabilityElizabeth Fretheim, Head of Business Development, Nikola Motor Company
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMHigh-Growth CEO Panel Drew McElroy, Transfix, Lidia Yan, CEO and Co-Founder, NEXT Trucking; Brad Hollister, CEO, SwanLeap; John Engstrom, Vice President Investment Banking Transportation and Logistics, Stifel (moderator)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMCoffee & Networking Break
3:30 PM – 3:55 PMPowerTalk 5: Future of Freight: What’s Coming Soon and What’s Cloudy
Shoaib Makani CEO and Co-Founder, KeepTruckin
3:55 PM – 4:15 PMThe New SouthMichael Randle, Owner, Editor, Publisher, and Founder, Southern Business & Development—Randle has been featured or quoted in more than 900 different media properties around the world and was described by Fred Barnes of Fox News and The Weekly Standard as an expert on the Southern economy.
4:15 PM – 4:30 PMPowerTalk 6: Data Convergence and Safety ConsiderationsJason Palmer, Chief Operating Officer, SmartDrive—He brings more than 25 years of leadership in delivering products to market for fast-growing technology companies such as Qualcomm, Now Software, Epicor and WebTrends.
4:30 PM – 5:05 PMRapid-Fire Demos1. EZ ELD Solutions
2. Trucker Tools
3. ThingTech
4. HubTran
5:05 PM – 5:10 PMClosing RemarksLisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves
5:10 PM – 7:30 PMChampionship BBQ from TriumphPay
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