Transparency19 – Agenda

MAY 6, 2019

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Chad Prevost, Writer, Analyst, Host of FreightWaves Radio, FreightWaves NOW & “What the Truck?!?” Podcast series

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote WavesSide Chat

Gary 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 AM

LIVE: FreightWaves Market Experts

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM

Quantum Leap Into the Future of Freight

Greg 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 AM

CEO M&A Panel

Renee Krug, CEO, GlobalTranz; Mark Yeager, CEO Redwood Logistics; Doug Waggoner, CEO Echo, John Larkin, Managing Director Investment Banking Transportation and Logistics, Stifel (moderator)

Coffee & Networking Break

10:20 AM – 10:50 AM

10:50 AM – 12:10 PM

Rapid-Fire Demos

Carggo; McLeod; Koi Digital, Inc.; True Load Time; Transflo; Full Circle TMS; Maven Machines; 3GTMS; Coolfire Solutions; J.B. Hunt 360


12:10 PM – 1:20 PM

1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

PowerTalk 2

Scott 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 PM

Anthony Levandowski, CEO and Co-Founder, Pronto; John Kingston, Executive Editor, FreightWaves (moderator). Levandowski is a pioneer and leading innovator in the autonomous vehicle industry.

AV on the Level

2:10 PM – 3:20 PM

Rapid-Fire Demos

DrayMaster; Fraight, Inc.; NXTJourney; Advent Intermodal Solutions; Idelic;; Mercado Labs; Digital Dispatch; Trimble MAPS; Redwood Logistics

3:20 PM – 3:50 PM

Coffee & Networking Break

3:50 PM – 4:20 PM

Trucking Freight Futures

Don Thornton, Senior Vice President, DAT Solutions; Patrick Draut, Principal at K-Ratio; Addison Armstrong, Executive Director, FreightWaves (moderator)

4:20 PM – 4:50 PM

Keynote WavesSide Chat

Andrew 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 PM

PowerTalk 3

Sandeep 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 PM

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)

The Female Factor: How can it help reshape the industry?

5:40 PM – 5:45 PM

Lisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves

Closing Remarks

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

J.B. Hunt 360 Party

All are welcome to enjoy food, drinks, live music, networking, and more—all courtesy of J.B. Hunt 360!

MAY 7, 2019


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Lisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves

8:05 AM – 9:05 AM

Visionary Keynote Town Hall

Brad 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 AM

Future of FreightWaves & Market Experts Live

Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves; FreightWaves Market Experts

9:55 AM – 10:35 AM


Brad 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.

Coffee & Networking Break

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Rapid-Fire Demos

Emerge Tech LLC; Platform Science; Spireon; TriumphPay; Lean Staffing Solutions; FLX Systems: Seldat Technology Services

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

Keynote WavesSide Chat: Disruption and Innovation—Not Just for Startups

Shelley 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 PM

1:10 PM – 2:00 PM

Rapid-Fire Demos

InfoSystems; Wise Systems; Winmore

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Trevor Milton, President and CEO, Nikola Motor Company—Milton has spent the last seven years in the Class 8 truck industry, focusing on recalibration of diesel engines and emissions before moving into storage of high pressure natural gas and hydrogen. He is also the author of several patents and has helped advance green technologies through his years of industry experience.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

High-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 PM

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 PM – 3:55 PM

PowerTalk 4: Future of Freight

Shoaib Makani CEO and Co-Founder, KeepTruckin

3:55 PM – 4:15 PM

The New South

Michael 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 PM

Jason 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.

PowerTalk 5: Data Convergence and Safety Considerations

4:30 PM – 5:05 PM

Rapid-Fire Demos


5:05 PM – 5:10 PM

Lisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves

Closing Remarks

Championship BBQ from TriumphPay

5:10 PM – 7:30 PM

MAY 8, 2019


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Opening Remarks

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

LIVE: FreightWaves Market Experts

8:05 AM – 8:15 AM

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM


David Rowan, Editor-at-Large and Founding Editor-in-Chief, Wired—Rowan has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian. Rowan is co-founder of, taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Sector Talk 1: MultiModal Freight Matching

Martin Lew, Founder and CEO Commtrex; Matt Tillman, Founder and CEO, Haven; Graham Parker, CEO Kontainers; Dean Croke, Chief Insights Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Sector Talk 2: IMO2020

Scott Sussich, Director Data Analytics, DTN; Matt Muenster, Senior Manager Applied Knowledge, Breakthroughfuel; John Kingston, Executive Editor, FreightWaves

Rapid-Fire Demos

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

Coffee & Networking Break

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

Sector Talk 3: Investing/VC

Thiago 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 PM – 12:10 PM

Sector Talk 4: Disaster Relief Logistics

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network; Bettina Stix, Amazon

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Sector Talk 5: Hope is Not a Strategy. Data Benchmarking to Improve Profitability

Chris 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 PM

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Sector Talk 6: The Bull, The Bear and The Other Guy

John 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, President, FreightWaves (moderator)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Sector Talk 7: Consumer Tech Trends Impacting Transportation

Matt McLelland, Innovation Strategist, Covenant Transport; Mario Pawlowski, CEO,; Randy Mullett, Founder, Mullett Strategies; John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor, FreightWaves (moderator)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sector Talk 8: Impact of Emerging Technology on Freight Visibility

Trent Broberg, Chief Operating Officer,; Grant Crawford, President, Emerge; Kim Larsen, Vice President of Data Science, KeepTruckin; Dean Croke, Chief Insights Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Sector Talk 9: Headwinds Created by FreightTech

Ryan 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 PM

Sector Talk 10: Digital Brokers – Who is Winning?

Geoff Turner, President and CEO, Choptank Transport; Shawn Graves, VP JB Hunt 360; George Abernathy, President, FreightWaves (moderator)

4:30 PM -5:00 PM

Shipper of Choice Award

Grant Goodale, CTO, Convoy; Arlen Stark, Executive Vice President of Research, FreightWaves; Tim Almack, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller

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