Next Generation Supply Chain Driven by Blockchain

Next Generation Supply Chain Driven by Blockchain

Tuesday, June 19
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Executive Ballroom 210B/F

Trimble Transportation Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise software to over 2,000 transportation and logistics companies, and the largest data science organization in the industry, supports thousands of customers, cabs, and trailers on the road. The freight and transportation industry today relies on inherently manual systems, where spreadsheets and individual files are updated by each party every time a new action is required. This causes a lack of accountability and zero visibility into important data stored in file-based systems.

Trimble has developed several blockchain-based applications to give its customers a better platform experience. They are now joining their ecosystem by bringing together a way to engage in a single unified platform. Trimble will unveil a new Transportation Management System as a Service, called Harmony, built on a blockchain architecture powered by Apache Kafka and Apache NiFi.

Trimble has designed an architecture that leverages Hortonworks Big Data solutions, HDP, HDF and Machine Learning models to power up multiple Blockchains, which improves operational efficiency, cuts down costs and enables building strategic partnerships
The platform provides visibility for all participants across the entire Pick-Pack-Ship and Order-to-Cash processes
Apache NiFi acts as the key data ingestion/management layer that determines which data stays off-chain for advanced analytics and which data goes on-chain for complete immutability and auditability.

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Timothy Leonard
EVP Operations & CTO at TMW Systems (A Trimble Company)
Former Executive at General Motors and CTO/VP of Information Management at US Xpress Inc, Timothy has over 30 years’ experience in configuration management planning for Information Management Systems, Operational Data Stores and Order Entry Systems. His expertise includes delivery/implementation of mechanisms to identify, control, and track changes during project rollouts across functional teams. A “patent holder” for Internet Order Entry System, Mr. Leonard, a publisher of several articles on effective collaboration techniques, has practical experience in all phases of project lifecycle from product inception, maturity, through steady-state rollout, and cohesive integration into mainstream quote through cash systems. Mr. Leonard has spear-headed and deployed proven methods at fortune 10, 100 and 500 companies to identify, track and evaluate the implication of changes through statistical configuration synthesis and measurements across initiation and release cycles of enterprise solutions. His methods proven by empirical evidence have effectively converged the optimum balance of delivering business solutions through efficient and enabling IT assets. A technology leader and visionary and prolific writer/speaker, his vast accomplishments are showcased in over 30 media outlets such as BeyeNETWORK, Bloomberg Business Week, Computer Weekly, ComputerWorld UK, Information Management and TechTarget. Recognized by Information Week as one of the 2011 Top 25 Information Managers and by Informatica as a winner of two 2012 Innovation Awards in the Best of the Best and Megatrends: Big Data, Cloud, Social Media categories. In 2017, Leonard was a recipient of the Hortonworks’ Data Visionary Award for his work in business intelligence. Leonard is the pioneer of blockchain technology in the transportation industry by identifying business use cases and fully developing the first set of technology addressing smart contracts.