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CSCMP’s Southern California Roundtable to Host First Annual Technology and Supply Chain Summit

Lombard, IL –The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) Southern California Roundtable will host its first Annual Technology and Supply Chain Summit on May 21, 2015 at Big Door Studios in El Segundo, California in the heart of Silicon Beach. The theme will be Bringing the Best of Technology and Supply Chain Together .

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear chief executive officers from some of the most impressive supply chain start-ups and other industry experts reveal how companies can use technology to stay ahead of the curve. This is a unique opportunity for supply chain professionals to learn about leading edge technology that will improve their supply chains and their company's bottom line.

Rick Dimaio, vice president, distribution of Office Depot, will keynote the event. His presentation will focus on mobile technologies, and what steps companies are implementing during the next few years to stay ahead of the competition.

Other experts scheduled to speak include Jeremy Bodenhamer, chief executive officer, Shiphawk; Jonathan Kessler, chief executive officer, Cargomatic, Inc.; Vijay Khare, vice president, Le Tote; Jonas Landström, director and head of Americas, Volvo Group Venture Capital; and Jordan Metzner, chief executive officer, Washio. Ryan Molinaro, terminal director, Ports America/WBCT will also be a featured speaker, as will Bill Mongelluzzo, assistant editor, Journal of Commerce ; Brett Parker, chief operating officer, Cargomatic, Inc.; Ryan Peterson, chief executive officer, Flexport; Karl Siebreit, chief executive officer, Flexe; Hrach Simonian, partner, Canaan Partners; Caryn Blanc, managing partner, The Triangle Group; and Bill Thayer, owner, Thayer Consulting.

Summit sessions include:

  • CEO Panel: Tech Start-Ups in the Supply Chain
  • Making Ports More Efficient with Technology and Free Flow
  • The On-Demand Economy–Where Are We Going Now?
  • Tech and Venture Investment Trends in the Transportation Sector
  • Silicon Beach Overview: What's All the Buzz?

“The supply chain industry is continuously challenged with increasing service level expectations and speed to market,” said Derek Yamamoto, president of CSCMP's Southern California Roundtable. “At our upcoming tech summit, attendees will be able to hear from experts and innovators who are shaping the future through technology, and delivering cutting edge solutions to their supply chains. Software-based solutions are at the forefront of how competitiveness is being defined in the supply chain and logistics industries.

“New companies are entering the supply chain arena,” he added, “and existing ones are finding themselves in need of innovation and diverse skill sets. Bridging the gap between the tech start-up ecosystem and existing value chain has the potential to create significant benefits for everyone. Participating in events like these is key to giving you and your company a competitive advantage.”

The summit will begin at 11:00 am with registration and a networking lunch. The event concludes with a networking reception from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Additional details and registration information are available at 

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