Global Supply Chain Is Transformed by IoT Connectivity

Date February 28, 2018
Time 11 AM EST (16:00 GMT)

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The right connectivity solution can be key to optimizing your IoT enabled supply chain

By land, by sea, and by air, today’s supply chains are more global than ever. Automation of these supply chains has been enhanced by embedded M2M connectivity for years, and as IoT evolves, so do the capabilities of the supply chain. Many organizations are replacing traditional bar-codes with IoT enabled systems that deliver real-time data and improved management tools for distributors, operations teams, and customers.

In this session, leading satellite and network operators discuss the IoT supply chain marketplace, and the pros and cons of available connectivity technologies, with special emphasis on application use cases in the field, including how to tackle challenges in ubiquitous coverage, and cold-chain tracking of perishables.

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Mike Holdsworth, Sector Development Director - Transportation Enterprise, Inmarsat

Mike Holdsworth has worked in telecommunications for over 20 years, primarily in wide area networking, cellular and satellite with a heavy focus around mobility platforms on land, sea and air.

He has extensive experience developing technology for tracking and monitoring vehicles and has brought this to Inmarsat’s work in the Logistics sector. Working with existing and new technology Mike leads a number of projects focused around leveraging IoT in the Automotive, Aerospace and Pharmaceutical supply chain. As Inmarsat’s Director of Transport Mike is also responsible for leveraging Inmarsat’s capability across Land, Sea and Air to enable a Globally Connected Logistics environment.

Michael Dempsey, Vice President, Container and Port Solutions, ORBCOMM

With over 20 years of experience in process automation technologies, Mr. Dempsey is an industry thought leader in the application of technology for shipping, container terminal and port operations. As ORBCOMM’s Vice President of Container and Port Solutions, Mr. Dempsey is responsible for delivering solutions that provide complete visibility and control of marine and intermodal transportation assets.

Paul Bedard, Senior Manager, Business Development & Strategy Planning, Verizon

Paul has over twenty years in wireless communications in multiple roles at Verizon, with seven years focused on Fleet and Asset Management strategies. He has built and led a team of transportation and logistics “mobility architects”, who delivered integrated IoT and mobility solutions to Fortune 1000 customers, helping to transform their businesses, thus delivering greater value to their clients. Paul has authored and delivered multiple transportation and Asset Management-specific presentations in support of public relations and marketing initiatives, as well as built and strengthened best-in-class channel partner relationships. Today, Paul and his team are responsible for Business Development and Strategic Planning activities in support of Verizon’s suite of IoT Asset Management products.