October 06, 2016 - 8:00AM
October 06, 2016 - 5:00PM

MIT Morris and Sophie Chang Building 
50 Memorial Drive
6th Floor Samberg Conference Center
Cambridge, MA 02142

This highly interactive event will feature participants from the shipper, carrier, broker, and technology perspectives.  The goal is to identify and better understand current and pending innovations that may potentially disrupt the freight transportation industry - especially the North American Trucking market.  

Some of the topics that we will address include:

Digital Freight Matching - is there room for an Uber or Lyft like application in the freight management space to match capacity to demand?  

Mobile Computing & Positioning - now that we have mobile GPS in smartphones at essentially no cost will this allow us to have visibility without EDI?  

Automated Trucking - when will we start seeing this on the road and what form will it take?  

- Transportation Management Systems - how are these systems evolving and taking advantage of cloud technology?  Is the long-promised capability of multiple mode and asset based management finally happening?  

What is the probability of these technologies actually coming to market?  Are these newly evolving technologies disruptors that threaten the market, or simply steps in the evolution of freight management?  How are shipper-carrier relations evolving over the next few years?  These are the types of questions that we will tackle during this roundtable.

8:00 - 8:30: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00: Introductions and Ground Rules for Roundtable
9:00 - 10:30: Session I:  Freight Brokerage & Digital Matching
10:30 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 12:30: Session II: Evolving Transportation Management Systems
12:30 - 1:30: Lunch 
1:30 - 2:30: Session III:  Mobile Computing & Tracking
2:30 - 3:00: Break
3:00 - 4:00: Session IV:  Other technologies & TrendsBreak
4:00 - 4:30: Wrap Up and Next Steps

 Registration is complementary to partner organizations. If you do not belong to a partner organization and would like to attend, please contact Katie Date datecl@mit.edu

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There is no charge to attend this event for MIT CTL Partners. Attendance is by invitation only. 

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