AmCham Business Briefing with Charlie Macdonald, Chief Information Officer, DB Schenker AU/NZ

Event Date: 
24 October 2017
Parmelia Hilton Perth
14 Mill Street

Disruption in the Supply Chain

Today, the speed & velocity of technological change is impacting every aspect of commercial and private life. The mega trends in technology are changing the very fabric of how we work - rapid adoption of smartphones & mobile apps, the emergence of the Internet of Things, wider use of blockchain and businesses leverage their big data assets together with artificial intelligence.

So what does this all mean for Supply Chains? How will businesses respond? Charlie Macdonald, Chief Information Officer for DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand will highlight the technology mega trends impacting the supply chain, how transport and logistics businesses in Australia and overseas are embracing these technologies, and what the business opportunities will be.

About Guest Speaker:
Charlie Macdonald is Chief Information Officer for DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand. Charlie has over 30 years’ experience in Transport and Logistics based in Europe & Asia. An industry veteran, Charlie has lead technology change projects focusing on all aspects of Supply Chain transformation including leading edge adoption of mobile technology, advanced customs clearance, best practice transport management, and warehouse management solutions. Charlie is a recognised keynote speaker and thought leader in the industry on how emerging technologies such as mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and big data analytics disrupting Supply Chains. Prior to joining DB Schenker, Charlie was the Industry Executive for Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics at Telstra where he published a number of research papers including “The Personal Chain” in 2015, a study on how consumer focused digital retail is disrupting supply chains.

About DB Schenker:
DB Schenker is one of the leading globally integrated logistics service providers and has a leading goods transport rail network at its disposal. DB Schenker stands apart with its dense network of locations in the world’s most important economic regions, in air and ocean transport, in European land transport, in contract logistics as well as supply chain management. With this very special combination, DB Schenker can provide quick and efficient solutions for the most varying of client requirements with regard to trade and industry.

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American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
08 9325 9540
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