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Meet us at LogTech19

August 12, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

Come meet us at the JOC Logistics Technology conference September 8-10 in Las Vegas. On day three of the conference, our CTO Miguel Pinilla and other panelists will discuss the interoperability and integration of logistics software solutions. We'd love to see you there!

Interoperability and Integration: The Key to 21st Century Happiness 

Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Room 250-253 

Session Chair: Santosh Sankar, Co-Founder and Director of Dynamo Venture Capital

Panelists: Miguel Pinilla (CTO of Crux Systems), Brian Cristol (Head of Enterprise Partnerships of Turvo), Jaakko Elovaara (CEO of Youredi)

Over the last decade, the term “best of breed” has slowly faded from the lexicon of software buyers and sellers. The term used to describe the way buyers of software were expected to cobble together the best individual solutions available and assemble them to form a high-powered concoction of software. It was supposed to be more than the sum of its parts. But many of those efforts failed, in the logistics industry and beyond, because it was difficult and expensive to integrate such systems. Individual tools might have been optimized, but these setups rarely created optimization across all systems in use. The dearth of optimal use was highlighted by the disconnected structures of most companies, with logistics often insufficiently integrated with finance, sourcing, or sales. But the environment has changed, largely because of advances in the underlying technology. Systems now are more easily integratable than in the past, and software companies are proactively collaborating with one another to build those integrations before the customer even spends a dime. This session will explore, with practical takeaways, how shippers and other software buyers can best leverage this new agile development environment.