5 Sessions Not to Miss at TIA 2018

By: Lance Healy

TIA 2018 conference logo
The anxiously awaited TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition 2018 is fast approaching! April 8-11, Banyan Technology will be joining more than 1,300 of North America’s most successful logistics professionals. The conference offers an invaluable chance to interact and connect with leading innovators and colleagues from around the world. We are looking forward to all 32 educational sessions, but there are five sessions that you should definitely bump to the top of your priority list.


  1. How to Stay Relevant (or Re-Inventing Yourself).

    Monday, 4/9, 10:30am-12pm
    Springs Salons F-G


Palm Golf CourseAfter a rejuvenating Sunday of golf at The Palm Course, start your Monday morning diving in to business. Speakers include David Abell of AMT Squirrel Works, Michael Kroul of KTI, Inc. and our very own Lance Healy, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Banyan Technology.


This panel, with three top transportation executives, will discuss how organizations can enable themselves to keep up with swiftly evolving technology. They will share strategies for innovation and customer satisfaction, as well as share sources for news ideas and how to test and implement new initiatives within your organization. With practical next-steps and reliable sources, you will not want to miss this panel.


  1. Don’t Leave your Intermodal Program High and Dry.

    Monday, 4/9, 2pm-3:30pm
    Springs Salons J-L


Later that afternoon, this large panel of top executives is split into two 45-minute sessions discussing all the latest in intermodal technology. The sessions will be divided as follows:

  • Intermodal 101: Here you will learn the basics for launching an internodal program in your organization.
  • Intermodal Expert Session: In the second sessions, industry leaders will share the ins and outs of Intermodal Technology – learn latest advancements in technology and what services you want, and those you may not want.


The panel is led by a large number of top executives in the industry including Shelli Austin of InTek Freight & Logistics, Inc., Todd Biscan of CSX Transportation, Jeff Brashares of Sunteck Transport Co., LLC, Ken Kelloway of RoadOne Intermodal Logistics, Kristy Knichel of Knichel Logistics, Shawntell Kroese of Loup Logistics, Chris Lee of Logistical Labs, Paul Newbourne of Covenant Transport Solutions, Sam Niness of Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services, and Jim Perdue of MercuryGate International, Inc.


  1. Economic Update.

    Wednesday, 4/11, 9am-10:30am
    Springs Salons F-G


Start out your final day of the conference with an economy refresher. Don’t underestimate the value of an economic update. Stay in the know from the latest TIA 3PL Market Report, and the Transport Topics Top Logistics Companies Report, and a complete analysis of today’s economy and forecasts in the transportation industry. Featuring speakers Daniel Bearth from Transport Topics, Mark Christos of Matson Logistics and Noel Perry from Truckstop.com.


  1. ELDS Impact.

    Wednesday, 4/11, 2pm-3:30pm
    JW Pavilion


What are the real impacts of ELDs to transportation and logistics organizations? Discover from a panel of relevant executives who are active and current in the industry just how ELDs effect business, capacity, productivity, and supply chains. This panel features speakers including Mark Montague of DAT Solutions, Noel Perry from Truckstop.com, Michael Riccio of Leonard’s Express, Inc. and Jeff Tucker of Tucker Company Worldwide.


  1. Block Chain Technology: Beyond the Hype, How Does It Help?

    Wednesday, 4/11, 4pm-5:30pm


Hyperledger logoWhat is Block Chain Technology? What’s with all the hype? Learn practical applications of this technology in one of the last sessions of the conference. Discover how to use Block Chain technology in logistics relevant to today and it’s potential impact on the future, as well as Hyperledger and its impact on financial transactions among trading partners. This panel features Parker Holcomb of Fraight AI and Tim Leonard of TMW Systems.


Banyan Technology is looking forward to partnering and connecting with other leaders in the transport industry. Attending the TIA Conference as well? We hope to see you there.



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