In association with CILT Eastern Region and Invest ESSEX, a free seminar organised by NatWest Bank PLS and Lombard will focus on how technologies are disrupting logistics.

Technology and logistics

According to Pitchbook, a supplier of data to the private equity industry, the total amount of venture capital deals in FreightTech or Logi-tech in the first quarter of 2019 was US$1.6 billion. Even though the US digital freight forwarder Flexport successfully raised $1 billion independently in February, this dwarfs the $1.3 billion raised by the sector in the whole of 2018.

Companies large and small are looking at different ways of doing things. Amazon has for some time offered third party retailers to use their fulfilment systems and Ocado’s latest recent annual report showed that the fastest-growing part of its business is the supply of its systems and technologies to other retailers.

The Maritime Knowledge Hub, the UK’s first maritime and port technology incubator – a joint venture between Liverpool John Moores University, Wirral Council and Peel Ports – has opened recently. Wincanton, the largest British owned logistics company has set up its own accelerator, W2Labs, last year.

Speakers and topics

Attendees will be able to hear from Oracle UK, Symec, Lombard, Swisslog UK and Anglia Ruskin University. The speakers and topics discussed at the seminar are as follows:

  • Journey to the clouds, how Logi-tech is transforming the future – Tom Stacey, Course Leader Supply Chain Management, Anglia Ruskin University & Dr Ying Xie, Head of Economics, Finance and Law, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Data, data everywhere, how you can organise data to make decisions with – Vikram Singla, Strategy & Business Development Director, Logistics, Oracle UK
  • Understanding how Lombard’s technology team could help you source and finance your technology assets and hear about Lombard’s innovative Intellectual Property Funding solution – Tim Bland, Senior Relationship Manager, Lombard Technology Services & Ben Cowell, Head of Business Development, Enterprise, Symec
  • Virtual and augmented reality in logisticsSpeaker TBC from Swisslog UK

If you are interested in this free event, please register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk 

Last updated: 19/08/19