Academic Keynote Speaker
Dr. Aseem Kinra, Associate Professor Copenhagen Business School
Dr. Aseem Kinra is an associate professor in the Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). His research spans global supply chain management with a focus on value, barriers, and complexity in cross-border value chains, especially in relation to logistics and transportation systems. Moreover, He researches the applicability and adoption of various information and transportation technologies in this context, both within private and public-sector management. Dr. Kinra is a founding member of the Special Interest Group (SIG) E1 on Transport Systems Analysis and Economic Evaluation. He also serves as the European representative at the World Conference for Transportation Research Society (WCTRS), and the Academic Head of the Graduate Diploma program in Supply Chain Management at the Copenhagen Business School.
Industry Keynote Speaker
Dr. Stefan Wolff, CEO 4flow AG
Dr. Stefan Wolff has been CEO of 4flow since 2000. Co-founded by Dr. Wolff in Berlin, Germany, 4flow is a leading provider of supply chain consulting, software and services. From 1994 until 2000, Dr. Wolff worked in various roles with an international supply chain consulting company, ultimately as a partner and vice CEO. In this position, he was also responsible for establishing the U.S. subsidiary in Boston, MA. Since 1990, Dr. Wolff has worked as a consultant to large and midsize companies in the field of supply chain management. From 1989 until 1994, he was a research associate with Professor Dr. Helmut Baumgarten, Logistics Department, Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin). Dr. Wolff is an adjunct professor at Jacobs University Bremen and served as an associate lecturer at TU Berlin from 1998 to 2015. He also serves as a member of the board of the German logistics association BVL. Dr. Wolff is a founding member of the Roundtable Germany, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). In 1994, he received a Ph.D. with distinction in engineering on the topic of IT systems in lead time management, from the Technical University of Berlin. His doctoral thesis received the German Science Award of Logistics from BVL in 1994 and the Konrad Mellerowicz Prize in 1995. From 1984 to 1989, he studied industrial engineering at the TU Berlin, with a focus on mechanical engineering and logistics. Dr. Wolff is the author of numerous works published in books, journals and periodicals.
Closing Note Speaker
Prof. Lauri Ojala, Professor of Logistics University of Turku
Dr. Lauri Ojala has been Professor of Logistics and Chair at the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland, since 1997, and Adjunct Professor of Logistics at National Defence University since 2008. His fields of expertise include international logistics, shipping, maritime and port economics and transport markets also from a policy-making perspective. Worked as expert for many multilateral agencies such as The World Bank and transport Ministries of several countries. Initiator and co-author of WB’s Logistics Performance Index since 2007; the 2018 edition of the LPI was published in July 2018. Project Director of several EU-projects with a combined volume of 14+ M€, incl. the on-going HAZARD project on Seaport Safety & Security in the Baltic Sea Region in 2016-2019. Headed also the bi-annual national Finnish Logistics Surveys since 2006 with up to 2,800 company responses; the next report will be published in Autumn 2018.