Disruptive technologies in logistics

10 October 2019, 18:00 - 20:30
Chelmsford campus

According to Pitchbook (a supplier of data to the private equity industry), the total amount of venture capital deals in what is referred as FreightTech or Logi-tech in the first quarter of 2019 was US$1.6 billion. Even allowing for the fact that the US digital freight forwarder Flexport on its own successfully raised $1 billion 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 use of their fulfilment systems; and Ocado’s latest 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) opened recently and Wincanton, the largest British-owned logistics company, last year set up W2Labs, its own accelerator. There’s a lot going on.

Join us on 10 October to hear from Oracle UK, Symec, Lombard, Swisslog UK and Anglia Ruskin University on how technologies are disrupting logistics.

Light buffet included.


Journey to the clouds, how Logi-tech is transforming the future
Tom Stacey – Course Leader Supply Chain Management & Dr Ying Xie – Head of School – Economics , Finance and Law – Anglia Ruskin University

Data , data everywhere – how can you organise it 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 and Ben Cowell – Head of Business Development – Enterprise - Symec

Virtual and augmented reality in logistics
Speaker to be confirmed – Swisslog UK

This seminar is organised by NatWest Bank PLC and Lombard Finance in association with CILT Eastern Region and Invest ESSEX.

Event Details

10 October 2019, 18:00 - 20:30
Chelmsford campus
Lord Ashcroft Building
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