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Digital Transformation in Logistics Programme

Chair's welcome and Logistics UK introduction

Welcome and introduction to this new annual event, highlighting the importance of innovation and technology for logistics operations.

Kevin Green, Marketing & Communications Director, Logistics UK


Programmes to support innovation in vehicle automation and logistics

This session aims to provide an insightful outlook into future prospects and potential funding and partnership opportunities for projects in logistics innovation.

Richard Morris, Innovation Lead - Autonomous & Connected Vehicles, Innovate UK


Panel session - Competing through technology

In today's fiercely competitive business landscape, the strategic utilisation of technology emerges as a pivotal factor in enabling companies to establish market differentiation. Our panel discuss ways that cutting-edge technologies can help businesses to deliver excellent service, increased margins and improved market performance.

Chair: John Court, Director, John Court Associates

Paul Durkin, Chief Customer & Innovation Officer, Wincanton

Tom Robinson, CEO, Doddle

Mike Gibbons, CIO, Aggregate Industries

Joe Dunleavy, VP, Head of Innovation

Alisdair Ritchie, Head of SME Development, Connected Places Catapult


Digitalising the operation of larger fleets

This sessions explores how to digitalise the use of your vehicle's data to successfully and safely manage fleet operations.

Chair: Ben Garratt, Deputy Director - Public Affairs, Logistics UK

Kenneth Malmberg, Senior Director, Market Development & Alliances, Ridecell EMEA, GmbH

Steve Mills, Ex-IT Director, DPD Group UK 


Panel session - Technology to make international trade easy

As part of the 2025 UK Border Strategy, IT solutions will play a pivotal role in streamlining border operations and facilitating seamless trade processes. Our panel discuss the role of technology in enhancing efficiency and transparency in cross-border transactions.

Chair: Kate Jennings, Policy Director, Logistics UK

Mark Johnson, National Director - Customs and Trade Control, Kuehne + Nagel

Alison Martin, Business Readiness Lead (Single Trade Window Programme), HM Revenue & Customs

Mark Scott, Commercial Director, CNS Online


Workshop - Digital solutions for transport decarbonisation (part one)

This workshop is an exciting opportunity to engage with the UK's leading research project on the use of data for transport decarbonisation, backed by UK Research and Innovation, and to share your perspectives on how to leverage the UK's digital capabilities to support the green transition in the logistics sector.

Professor Phil Greening, Director Centre for Logistics and Sustainability, Heriot Watt University


Lunch break and networking  (Digital solutions for transport decarbonisation - part two)

Part two of the workshop on digital solutions for transport decarbonisation will be held over the lunch break, to further explore how digital twins in logistics could help develop solutions to the decarbonisation challenge.

Professor Philip Greening, Director Centre for Logistics and Sustainability Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, Heriot Watt University


Keynote - Turbocharging the economy through logistics and technology

Hear from the Mayor of the West Midlands about the fastest growing digital economy outside of London and the opportunity to boost growth by leveraging the logistics and technology sectors.

Andy Street CBE, Mayor of the West Midlands


Panel session - IT solutions for modal shift

In the pursuit of shifting from road-based transportation to other modes of transport, technology solutions emerge as the key enablers. Our panel explore these technologies and the role they can play in delivering a more integrated logistics system for the country.

Chair: Kate Jennings, Policy Director, Logistics UK

Mark Grimshaw, Head of Rail & Sea, Cemex


Managing legal risks of technology solutions in logistics operations

Incorporating advanced technology solutions into logistics operations offers significant benefits, but it also presents potential legal challenges that must be managed effectively. This session delves into the intricacies of leveraging cutting-edge technology while managing the legal risks it may entail for your business. 

Charlotte Le Maire, Specialist Criminal & Road Regulatory Lawyer, Partner, LMP Legal


Panel session - which of today's emerging technologies are likely to deliver the most value?

Amidst the rise of advanced technologies and innovative concepts like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Data Science and Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles and Drones, the question arises: which technology holds the most potential for delivering a profoundly positive impact on supply chains?

Chair: Ben Garratt, Deputy Director - Public Affairs, Logistics UK

Elliot Shaw, Chief Customer and Strategy Officer, National Highways

Mark Urbanowski, Principal Engineer - Micromobility, University of Warwick 

Francis McKinney, Zenzic 


Chair's close 

Closing keynote from our Chair with an overview of the day.

Kevin Green, Marketing & Communications Director, Logistics UK


Places for this event are strictly limited. Please register your interest in attending using the link below.