A. Trabelsi
Quicargo

Is the Uber-concept possible for pallets?

Avishai Trabelsi has extensive experience and knowledge in logistics and the land freight transportation industry as the former CEO of his family's trucking company. He was highly involved in the export and production stages of agricultural produce and road transportation. Here he realised the immediate need to adapt this traditional industry to the latest technological trends in the sharing economy market. The realisation was based on the global phenomenon of “empty runs”. He also gained experience as a CPA and worked for the BDO firm as a business risk advisor for international public enterprises.

As the CEO of Quicargo, his main goals are to improve efficiency and increase overall profit in the road freight industry, while helping to reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion


T. Quets
CIO, Capespan

ERP - a technology or business opportunity(or a problem)
Tom Quets (MSc, MBA) joined Capespan in 2003 as IT manager for the European entity. In 2012 he took a more global role in this group as Chief Information Officer for Capespan’s fruit division.  

Tom previously worked at Oracle Corporation as a senior business consultant and was project manager at various international companies.



A. Lambrecht
Euro Pool Systems

Data for durable cultivation; the gallo winery case
Ann Lambrecht owns a degree in Civil Engineering, with 30 years experience in IT of which 4 in a startup, 10 as ICT Manager, 16 at IBM, in international and Belgian context.  

She moved from system Development to Infrastructure & Service Management to Contract & Relationship management to Consultative Selling for Innovation Initiatives.



K. van Donselaar
Assistant Professor, TU Eindhoven

Data analytics; sell more & waste less
Karel van Donselaar is an Assistant Professor of Retail Operations at TU Eindhoven. Together with R. Broekmeulen, he specializes in Retail Operations with a special focus on Automated Replenishment Systems for perishable and non-perishable products, store managers’ ordering behavior, handling efficiency in retail supply chains and management, reduction of out-of-stocks, reduction of outdating and planogram optimization. 




R. Reiche
Euro Pool Systems

Smart Return Logistics Project
Robert Reiche, born in Giessen, Germany  is a 35 years old family man with a 6 months old son. He obtained a degree in Food Technology at the University of Bonn in 2008. Followed by a PhD made at the Institute for Business Management, Organisation and Information Management at the University of Bonn with the topic ‘Information Logistics in Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Supply Networks’ in 2011. 

He is representing Euro Pool System Deutschland in the GS1 Fruit and Vegetable Working Group and has been part of more than seven EU funded projects. The last projects were presented at the EU Fresh Info as well. Since 2011 Robert is working for Euro Pool System as international ICT Project Manager and as ICT Innovation Coach. The Smart Return Logistics Project was his first big project at Euro Pool System.



M. ten Thij
PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit

Data driven innovation; facts from the social web
Marijn ten Thij is a PhD-candidate in Mathematics at the Business Analytics group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He studied Applied Mathematics at University of Twente, where he graduated at the Stochastic Operations Research group.

In 2014, he was a participant of the Dutch National ThinkTank, where he investigated the opportunities that Big Data offer to the Dutch society.



L. Andriessen
Cloud sales executive, IBM, Belgium

Data for durable cultivation; the gallo winery
As a Communications Graduate at the University of Groningen, Linda started her career in marketing and communications. As Senior Consultant at KPN Consulting, she focusses on change programs with an IT component in them. . 

She offers help to companies that need to engage their employees in their changing daily workplace by emphasizing the need to adapt the work processes and company values as a major IT solution is introduced..



J. van den Berg
CEO, Jeroen van den Berg Consulting BV

Get your logistics ready for 2020: Think big, Start small and Scale fast
Jeroen van den Berg is consultant on the cutting edge of supply chain and commerce. He has a special interest in e-commerce, omnichannel, business transformation and IT. 

He is author of the book “Highly competitive warehouse management” in which he develops an action plan to best-in-class performance through process redesign, change management, modern IT and business transformation.









B. van der Veen
CEO, Artic

Impact of omni-channel on fresh brand & company!
After studying Marketing Management, Bjorn moved to Shanghai. Having E-commerce Experience in large multinationals and small businesses in Europe and China allows for Bjorn to have unique knowledge on the Chinese Cross Border E-Commerce Industry. . 

He specializes in Digital Marketing, E-Commerce and Brand Management




R. Broekmeulen
Assistant Professor, TU Eindhoven

Data analytics; sell more & waste less
Rob Broekmeulen is an Assistant Professor of Retail Operations at TU Eindhoven. Together with K. van Donselaar, he specializes in Retail Operations with a special focus on Automated Replenishment Systems for perishable and non-perishable products, store managers’ ordering behavior, handling efficiency in retail supply chains and management, reduction of out-of-stocks, reduction of outdating and planogram optimization. 



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