FMIC Summit Europe 2018 Conference Speakers

Gary Girotti, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Intelligence and Technology Products Group 

Gary is Executive Vice President of the Global Supply Chain Intelligence and Technology Products Group at Chainalytics. In this role, he focuses on growing, developing, delivering and supporting Chainalytics suite of Intelligence and Technology products. His objective is to deliver tools that support the rapid deployment of consulting finding and leverage Supply Chain Intelligence for our clients.  The group is focused on applications and products that speed the time to value and provide long-term recurring insights.

Previously, Gary led the Transportation Practice delivering transportation procurement, fleet modeling, and TMS selections for about 10 years. At Chainalytics, Gary has worked closely with a number of leading companies including Kraft, PepsiCo, Pfizer, and The Home Depot.

Prior to joining Chainalytics, Gary spent six years with i2 Technologies, formerly InterTrans Logistics Solutions. His last position at i2 was Vice President of Logistics Products. In this role, Gary was responsible for managing product development, marketing, and delivery of i2’s logistics solutions. Prior to joining i2, Gary worked as a Consultant with Bain and Company in Toronto, Canada, as well as a Project Manager for Nedlloyd Container Lines in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and as a Project Engineer with CP Rail Systems.

Gary holds an a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Chris Caplice, Executive Director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, and Chief Scientist, Chainalytics

Dr. Chris Caplice concurrently serves as Chief Scientist for Chainalytics and the Executive Director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics. At Chainalytics, Dr. Caplice pioneered the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium which he presently co-leads.

In his role as Executive Director of the Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the center to include the Supply Chain Exchange and the Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) graduate program. He is also the founder of the MIT FreightLab – a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured, and managed. His primary research is in the design, procurement, and management of freight transportation systems to include combinatorial auctions, robust planning, and performance metrics. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Caplice held senior management positions in supply chain consulting, product development, and professional services at several companies, including, SABRE, and PTCG.

Dr. Caplice also served five years in the Army Corps of Engineers, achieving the rank of Captain. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Logistics Management, and Transportation Research.

Dr. Caplice holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

Matt Harding, Vice President, Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, Chainalytics

Matthew Harding is a Vice President of the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) at Chainalytics. The FMIC currently provides 260 subscriptions of transportation rate benchmarks and business intelligence to over 170 shippers and 3PLs globally. The FMIC provides insights within $34B in annual transportation spend covering North America, South American, Europe, and Russia markets.

Matthew’s prior leadership roles include VP of Consulting at a major 3PL leading all engineering and contract logistics activities. Matthew also held various roles in software and consulting services, leading projects focused on areas of transportation procurement, transportation management systems implementation, and program manager of multi-year, multi-solution supply chain technology implementation for a $30B food distributor.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with honors distinction from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was awarded the MIT Supply Chain Fellowship where he earned his Masters of Engineering in Logistics from the Center of Transportation and Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jan Fransoo, Professor of Operations Management & Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University

Robert Boute, Professor, Vlerick Business School


FMIC Summit 2018 Speakers

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