LanciaConsult toasts successful logistics-tech event in Singapore

23 January 2019 Consultancy.asia

Growing business advisory LanciaConsult has toasted a successful international logistics conference held in Singapore at the end of last year.

Founded by former Accenture executives Jeffrey Cronkshaw and Isabella Jeng in 2012, IT systems and business management advisory LanciaConsult has grown from its Singapore base to include further locations across the UK and Germany, with the firm providing consulting, design and implementation services to partners in the health, pharmaceutical, utilities, retail and logistics industries among others. Recently, the firm hosted an international logistics conference in Singapore.

Held at the end of last year, the #BeingRelevant2018 event brought a diverse collection of leading emerging logistics tech firms from across Europe and the Asia Pacific together with key industry and investment professionals for a series of talks and networking opportunities, with conference themes covering areas such as Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), blockchain, and assisted or virtual reality. 

Providing an insight into the future of a tech-enable logistics industry, the evening’s talks – kicked off by an address from Thierry Driesens, Chief Digital Transformation Officer with Deutsche Post DHL – looked into the impact of rapidly emerging 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things on supply chain tracking, warehousing, mobility, transport and field service management.LanciaConsult toasts successful logistics-tech event in Singapore Featured participants from the logistics technology start-up realm included, among many others; Nicolas Chibac, CEO and founder of SPHERIE, a Hamburg-based firm which has developed a 360-degree virtual reality drone with unobstructed visibility; and Dhruvil Sanghvi, CEO of Mumbai based firm LogiNext, which provides logistics and field service management solutions utilising automation and big data analytics.

Welcomed by Ralf Schmidt, Hamburg’s Ambassador to Singapore, and LanciaConsult Group Managing Director Jeff Cronkshaw, altogether more than a dozen cutting-edge logistics technology start-ups from across Germany, Singapore, India and Hong Kong participated in the discussions, with support provided by a number of international logistics enterprises and economic development and trade bodies.

Feedback from the event has been unanimous in its praise, with German logistics-focused blockchain and implementation consultancy CHAINSTEP citing #BeingRelevant2018 as one its highlights of the year. DHL’s Thierry Driesens was also complimentary in his response, saying; “Thanks for giving us the opportunity as a key-note speaker to share DHL’s Accelerated Digitalisation approach to these amazing startups.”

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