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Speakers

Monday, September 17

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Opening General Session: Intermodal FreightCast

Moderator

Bill Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Panelist

Evan Armstrong

President
Armstrong & Associates

Panelist

Larry Gross

President
Gross Transportation Consulting

Panelist

Lars Jensen

CEO 
SeaIntelligence Consulting

Panelist

David Ross

Managing Director, Equity Research, Global Transportation & Logistics
Stifel

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Is Trucking Capacity at a Crossroads?

Moderator:

Larry Gross, President, Gross Transportation Consulting

Panelists:

Mike Burton, President, C&K Trucking
Spencer Frazier, Senior Vice President Sales, J.B. Hunt Transport Services
Phil Shook, Director of Intermodal, C.H. Robinson
Kenny Vieth, President & Senior Analyst, ACT Research

Back to the Future? Moving Intermodal in Mixed Trains

Moderator:
Rod Case, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Panelists:
Nate Asplund, Chief Executive Officer, FEC Railway
Rob Nichols, Managing Director - Domestic Intermodal Sales & Marketing, Canadian Pacific
Doug Punzel, President, Celtic Intermodal, Celtic International

Intermodal University: Ocean Alliances – An Introduction

Speakers:

Jeff Brashares, Senior Vice President, Sales & National Accounts, SunteckTTS
Ron Widdows, Executive Chairman, American Intermodal Management

Intermodal Terminal Overload: How Can Technology Help?

Moderator:

Taso Zografos, Principal, ZDEVCO

Panelists:

John Allen, Vice President, Business Process Development, ITS Technologies & Logistics
Jarno Kuipers, Senior Manager, Terminal Development, Kalmar
Krystle McBride, Transportation Planner, AECOM
Brant Ring, Vice President, Business Unit Operations, BNSF Railway

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

East Coast Ports are Mega-Ship Ready: Now What?

Moderator:

David Adam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, USMX

Panelists:

Lawrence Burns, Senior Vice President, Trade and Sales, Hyundai Merchant Marine
Argelis Ducreux, Senior Specialist, International Trade, Panama Canal Authority
Jim Newsome, President & CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority
Eric Olafson, Director for Global Trade and Business Development, PortMiami

Intermodal University: Intermodal Chassis – The Past, Present and Future

Speakers:

Jeff Brashares, Senior Vice President, Sales & National Accounts, SunteckTTS
Rob Cannizzaro, Vice President of Equipment Operations, CMA CGM

Location, Location, Location: How is Commercial Development Changing the Face of Intermodal?

Moderator:

Kelvin Sakai, Director - Supply Chain Advisory, CBRE

Panelists:

Aaron Ahlburn, Director of Research, JLL
Wes Lanier, Director, Strategic Operations and Safety, Georgia Ports Authority
Mark McKendry, Vice President, Intermodal, NFI Industries

Racing into the Future: What the Next Generation of "Smart" Equipment Means for Intermodal

Moderator:

Steve Sashihara, CEO, Princeton Consultants

Panelists:

Steve Boyd, Co-founder & VP External Affairs, Peloton Technologies
Wade Long, Regional Vice President, Volvo Trucks
Mike Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer, Orange EV
Jussi Suhonen, Sales Director, Port Solutions, Konecranes

Tuesday, September 18

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

General Session: A Conversation with Matthew Shay

Speaker

Adriene Bailey

Chairman
Intermodal Association of North America

Speaker

Matt Shay

President & CEO
National Retail Federation

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Hacked! Cyberthreats to Intermodal

Moderator:

Christy Coffey, Executive Vice President, Operations, Maritime & Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO)

Panelists:

Lars Jensen, CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
Susan Kohn Ross, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
 

Intermodal Network Capacity in a World of Unpredictable Demand

Moderator:

Tony Hatch, Consultant/Analyst, ABH Consulting

Panelists:

Adam Achten, Vice President, Rail Relationships, Schneider
Donna Lemm, Executive Vice President, National Sales, IMC Companies
Sam Niness, President & General Manager, Triple Crown Services, Thoroughbred Direct
Keith Reardon, Senior Vice-President, Consumer Product Supply Chain Growth, CN

What Brokerage Means for Intermodal

Moderator:

Evan Armstrong, President, Armstrong & Associates

Panelists:

George Abernathy, Chief Revenue Officer, Freightwaves
Rick LaGore, CEO, InTek Freight & Logistics
David Menzel, President and Chief Operating Officer, Echo Global Logistics
Tom Sanderson, Executive Chairman, Transplace

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

General Session: The Voice of the Customer - Shippers on Intermodal

Moderator

Steve Hughes

President/CEO
HCS International

Panelist

Ron Brothers

Senior Director of Global Transportation and Logistics
Callaway Golf

Panelist

Laura Crowe

Senior Director, Global Logistics
Walmart

Panelist

Mike Gavle

Vice President of Global Operations
The Rockport Group

Panelist

Greg Oberting

President & CEO
Interstate Commodities