The rapid emergence of Covid-19 has sped up industry disruption. Amidst the current crisis in the Transport and Logistics sector, nimble digital shipping start-ups are outpacing the industry’s incumbents, by building smart analytics solutions that use real-time data, machine learning and cloud-based apps that truck drivers or container ship operators can access on their smartphones. These companies can move quickly and strategically to get in-demand goods to where they’re needed across alternative routes.In this era of significant change where supply and demand is fluctuating, traditional transport and logistics groups must be able to quickly anticipate and respond to a constantly shifting landscape of uncertainty by accessing real-time data and data monitoring solutions to avoid disruption. A failure to act now will allow tech savvy newcomers to hurt the incumbent firm’s profit margins before it even knows it’s in trouble.

The advent of technologies like 5G is a welcome ally to these traditional groups, allowing them to get data in real-time from the increasing range of IoT sensors in the field, which is necessary to enable smarter logistics.

In this webinar we will explore, how traditional organisations in the Transport and Logistics sector can avoid disruption by reacting quickly and overcoming increased competition from more agile digital start-ups, while exploring the role newer technologies like 5G has to play.

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Marcus Würker

CIO UK & Ireland, DHL

Marcus Würker is Chief Information Officer for the UK & Ireland region of DHL Supply Chain and a member of the UK & Ireland Executive Board. In this role he leads an organisation of some 350 specialists responsible for translating ever-evolving business requirements into world-class IT solutions which give the business and its customers a competitive edge in the market. DHL Supply Chain offers a comprehensive range of IT solutions from warehouse and transportation management systems through to game-changing innovations such as augmented reality and Internet of Things solutions.

Prior to his current role, Marcus was responsible for managing both the Finance and HR IT domains globally as VP, Center of Excellence Global Support Functions, IT. Before that, he worked in the strategy and management consultancy group, DHL Consulting for more than ten years, overseeing a portfolio of strategy, commercial, operations, finance and IT projects across the Deutsche Post DHL Group, and becoming Managing Director in 2011.

Marcus holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Humboldt University, Berlin, and is an active member of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) which supports students who excel through their social commitment and entrepreneurial thinking with scholarships.

Chris Tarry

Principal at CTAIRA

After building his reputation working for a number of leading financial institutions and spending some 20 years as a top rated analyst in the City of London, Chris established himself as an independent aviation analyst and advisor in 2002. He has served as special advisor on aviation policy issues to the UK Government, to Parliamentary Committees and to the Civil Aviation Authority; he has also advised a number of airlines as well as major airframe manufacturers and aircraft lessors on strategic development issues.

He has carried out assignments involving business plan assessments for major carriers on behalf of banks and investors; in-depth reviews of prospects for European airline consolidation; evaluations of major international airlines on behalf of potential investors; and strategic reviews of airlines undergoing structural change. He works at senior management and Board level.

He is a member of the European Advisory Panel of All Nippon Airways and has been appointed a member of the “Vison 2050” Group established by the Director General of IATA to consider the future of the airline industry

Chris can access teams to work on specific technical projects where necessary

Chris writes a monthly column for Airline Business Magazine, is a senior visiting fellow at the University of Surrey , and regularly lectures at the London School of Economics and Oxford University. He is also a judge on a number of the key Industry panels.

Gary Pemberton

Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Information Builders

Gary Pemberton is a Senior Presales Consultant for Information Builders with over 24 years’ experience of Business Intelligence and Analytic solutions gained from a number of market leading software vendors. Over the years Gary has built up experience in various business verticals and the knowledge that is needed to advise and successfully deploy both departmental and enterprise level BI/Analytical solutions.