SHD Logistics Conference to hold Digital Leaders panel debate

February 05, 2019 by David Tran
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SHD Logistics Conference to hold Digital Leaders panel debate

SHD Logistics will hold a special panel debate on the operational practices of what makes a digital enabler at our annual SHD Logistics Conference. The event will be held on Tuesday 14th May at the British Museum.

The hour-long session, dubbed Establishing a digital culture within your logistics operations – Digital Leaders debate, is based on logistics consultancy BearingPoint’s latest Digital Leaders research.

UK companies are facing a challenging time regarding digitalisation and the rapid growth in the digital age. The UK has the world’s third-largest e-commerce market, so pressure and competition are expectedly rife.



The study by BearingPoint, released November 2018, assessed 72 companies’ digital maturity across 10 industries, including the Logistics industry. The study’s findings showed that the Logistics industry had a lot of catching up to do compared to other industries, but why is it that Logistics companies are lagging, and what can they do to establish a digital culture within their organisation?

The venue of this May's SHD Logistics Conference is the historic British Museum

Speakers include James Hyde, Co-founder and CEO, James and James Fulfilment, Jim Bowes, digital thought leader and CEO and co-founder of TPX Manifesto, and Dominic Hebberd, Head of Key Accounts & Product Development at Hermes UK.Tienne Oates, Logistics Project Manager, Wincanton will also feature.

Jim set up Manifesto, the London based agency in 2011, designing digital services and products around the needs of users. He is also Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Partner of The Panoply - a group of digitally-native technology services companies assembled to meet the needs of the fourth industrial revolution.

James co-founded James & James Fulfilment in 2010. The company provides outsourced fulfilment services to independent retailers, founded on its own unique technology and processes. While Kyle’s role at Hermes has seen him implement radical digital changes, including introducing a data science approach, econometrics and attribution to transform the online customer experience and drive revenue growth as Hermes looks to become the consumer’s carrier of choice.

Graduating from Aston in 2018 with a first class BSC degree in Logistics with Supply Change Management and being the first Novus Lite Graduate, Tienne also spent a year with Intel as a geographical Business Analyst. Tienne has since joined Wincanton on their Graduate programme and is contracted to B&Q as a Logistics Project Manager within the Home Delivery team. Passionate about using technology to transform the logistics industry, delivering a step change in the green agenda, customer service and experience and commercial success for the industry. Tienne is also the Young Persons Representative on the West Midlands CILT committee.

The panel will be moderated by Natasha Tyrrell, Business Development - Retail & Digital Strategy, BearingPoint. With over 20 years of corporate experience, Natasha has worked across a wide range of sectors, holding senior roles in technology, entertainment and automotive, including Managing Director (Northern Europe) at Sony DADC, and Distribution Services Director (UK & Scandinavia) and Supply Chain Director (Major Studios UK) at Technicolor.

In 2015, Natasha founded the Genii Group, a business designed to help people and organisations enhance their lifestyle, wellness and wellbeing through its products and services.

A fourth and final panellist will be confirmed shortly.

Delegate places are available at an Early Bird rate of £245 + VAT for a limited time only.

Register now >>

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