January 18 - 20, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia
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January 18 - 20, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

Shippers

Stay ahead of shifting industry standards with insights from Jump Start 2016!
Learn the ins and outs of best practices used by global supply chain leaders.

Carriers

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It's the ideal platform for keeping up-to-date on the trends that shape the needs of your customers.

Logistics Providers

Discover how your service offerings are perceived by shipper at Jump Start 2016!
You'll uncover the ways shipper expectations are driving change throughout the supply chain.

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Keep an eye on emerging trends that are driving innovation in the supply chain.

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Agenda
Mon  |  Jan 18 Tue  |  Jan 19 Wed  |  Jan 20
6:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Keynote Event: The Road to the White House with Dr. Larry Sabato

The Road to the White House with Dr. Larry Sabato

MONDAY 01/18  |  8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Continuing with 'The Road to the White House' series started at Connections 2015, Dr. Larry Sabato, founder and director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, will provide his predictions and insights on the 2016 presidential race. What are the key issues voters care about and how do new transportation regulations and legislature factor in? Author of more than two dozen books and essays on politics, Sabato, also edits the political website Sabato's Crystal Ball.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Honorary Chair's Welcome
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
Connecting East with West: The Panama Canal's Plan for Smooth Sailing

Connecting East with West:
The Panama Canal's Plan for Smooth Sailing

MONDAY 01/18  |  9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

Phase One of the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion, which will allow for more transits and bigger ships, is almost complete; the new locks are slated to open to commercial traffic in April. This will have a significant impact on ocean shipping routes, port development and cargo distribution. This thought leader will provide updates on the canal expansion and what's ahead for global gateways on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts.

Speaker:
Francisco Miguez, EVP, Finance & Administration  |  Panama Canal Authority

10:20 – 10:35 a.m. Networking Break
10:35 – 10:50 a.m.
4th Annual Alliance Awards Ceremony

4th Annual Alliance Awards Ceremony

MONDAY 01/18  |  10:35 – 10:50 a.m.

SMC³ and Logistics management will proudly co-host the 4th Annual Alliance Award Ceremony at Jump Start 2016. The Alliance recognizes excellence in supply chain performance resulting from the close cooperation and collaboration of supply chain partners.

Presenters:
Mike Levans, Group Editorial Director  |  Peerless Media
Danny Slaton, COO  |  SMC³

10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Supply Chain Collaboration at Work

Supply Chain Collaboration at Work

MONDAY 01/18  |  10:50 – 11:40 a.m.

The shipper-service provider relationship has evolved into a mutually beneficial collaboration, and these dynamic partnerships allow stakeholders to rapidly respond to changing market conditions and customer needs. Join the 2015 recipients of The Alliance Award for an open discussion on strategies to strengthen supply chain relationships.

Speakers:
Chuck Fredrickson, Logistics Purchasing Manager  |  Schneider Logistics
Debbie Ryan, VP, Global Transportation  |  Ascena Retail Group Inc.
Sally Wells, Corporate Logistics Manager  |  Birdsong Peanuts

11:40 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Guest Event

Guest Event

MONDAY 01/18  |  Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a lunch presented by Carolyn Newton Curry, author and founder/director of Women Alone Together, an organization dedicated to supporting women who are alone due to the death of a spouse, divorce, separation or by choice. Curry will talk about her best-selling book, Suffer and Grow Strong, based on the diaries of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, a young woman coming of age during the Civil War who went on to become president of the Georgia Woman Suffrage Association. Afterward, guests are invited to attend A Celebration of Collaboration in the Ellington Ballroom.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
The Captain's Seat: A One-on-One with Brad Jacobs

The Captain's Seat:
A One-on-One with Brad Jacobs

MONDAY 01/18  |  12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Brad Jacobs, CEO of global transportation and logistics company XPO Logistics, will provide his perspective on issues impacting U.S. trucking and the supply chain. Ask questions and get real answers, share your thoughts, and walk away with a better grasp of what's ahead in 2016.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
The Outlook for the Global Economy & Trade

The Outlook for the Global Economy & Trade

MONDAY 01/18  |  1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, one of the world's most respected economists, will provide insights on the critical issues and trends directly impacting trade and transportation. From global economic challenges to manufacturing and housing starts Rosensweig will put the economy into perspective, allowing supply-chain organizations to make better decisions and investments.

Speaker:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, Associate Professor of Int'l Business & Finance  |  Emory University

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
U.S. Financial Update & Supply Chain Acquisitions

U.S. Financial Update & Supply Chain Acquisitions

MONDAY 01/18  |  2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Sluggish growth in China and Europe held down the global economy in 2015, but it really was a very eventful year. U.S. industrial activity softened in 2015 against the backdrop of lower oil prices and a stronger dollar; a stable retail environment helped truckload capacity ease after 2014's constraints. The industry has also seen a wave of merger and acquisition activity not seen since before the recession. Is this a sign of good times to come in the U.S. supply chain?

Speaker:
Ben Hartford, CFA, Senior Research Analyst  |  Robert W. Baird & Co.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

MONDAY 01/18  |  3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ben Hartford and Jeffrey Rosensweig, two renowned experts in the fields of finance and economics, will engage in an open discussion with the Jump Start audience. Perennially one of the most popular sessions, this is the chance for attendees to ask thoughtful questions about the economy.

Moderator:
Paul Scott Abbott, Senior Writer  |  American Journal of Transportation

Speakers:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, Associate professor of Int'l Business & Finance  |  Emory University
Ben Hartford, CFA, Senior Research Analyst  |  Robert W. Baird & Co.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Collaboration

A Celebration of Collaboration

MONDAY 01/18  |  3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

SMC³ hosts 'A Celebration of Collaboration,' as Jump Start 2016 celebrates the collaborative success of the past 80 years and looks ahead to 2016. Join SMC³ as we share some exciting news. And, there's a special gift for every registered guest. Enjoy great food, drinks, networking and entertainment. It's a special celebration you don't want to miss!

6:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Academy Workshop: Transportation Contract Law, Part I

Transportation Contract Law, Part I

TUESDAY 01/19  |  8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Improve your preparation, execution and management of transportation-related contracts with this one-day conference version of our popular Academy workshop led by Rob Moseley, head of the transportation industry group at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with the essential elements governing transportation contract law, review different types of contracts, and explore the contract process and contract litigation.

What will you learn?

  • The Contract's 3-Part Process
  • Types of Contracts & Their Provisions
  • The Real World: Examples of Transportation Contract Litigation
  • Damages & Claims: Real-World Case Studies

MAKE IT PERSONAL!
You can submit samples contracts for advance review by Rob Moseley for and these may be used as case studies during the workshop. Case studies must be received no later than Friday, December 18, 2015.

Please submit your contracts to Danny Tomlinson  |  SMC³  |  dtomlinson@smc3.com

Workshop Instructor:
Rob Moseley, Chairman, Transportation Industry Group  |  Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

*30 seat maximum

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Logistics Technology Summit: Reimagine Your Business

Reimagine Your Business

TUESDAY 01/19  |  8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Logistics exists in a digital and networked environment defined by real-time business interactions, the fast adoption of new technologies, and rapid changes in market conditions. Innovative organizations throughout transportation seek new technology that balances the need to sell services with the demand for results. In this panel, an industry thought leader will reimagine logistics through next-generation technology.

Speaker:
Kirk Graves, Director of Transportation  |   Chainalytics

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Logistics Technology Summit: Prioritizing IT Dollars

Prioritizing IT Dollars

TUESDAY 01/19  |  9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Heads of multinational companies indicate that cybersecurity, data mining and analysis, and building up the private cloud are critical technology investments, but are they equally critical to the supply chain? How do Supply Chain IT organizations position themselves to be customer centric, delivering value, and innovative with limited IT dollars? Also, what new or enhanced technologies are destined to differentiate your services? Join a thought leader in technology as we help prioritize IT dollars.

Speaker:
Scott Sullivan, CFO & CIO  |  Pitt Ohio

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Logistics Technology Summit: Surviving the Data Explosion

Surviving the Data Explosion

TUESDAY 01/19  |  10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

By 2020 experts project the use of 60 billion internet-connected devices; this Internet of Things can provide an endless sea of value to the supply chain. Increased connectivity brings increased visibility and a greater customer experience. Join this session's thought leader as he helps you take control of the era of data explosion.

Thought Leader:
Greg Smith, Enterprise Consultant  |  Tech Mahindra

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Academy Workshop: LTL Freight Transportation, Part I

LTL Freight Transportation, Part I

TUESDAY 01/19  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

A shortened version of one of The Academy's most successful seminars returns to Jump Start 2016! Join our panel of subject matter experts as they take those new to LTL on a journey of discovery through the fundamentals of LTL operations, shipment profiles and LTL costing, and purchasing best practices.

What will you learn?

  • Fundamentals of LTL Operations
  • Terminal Overview
  • Shipment Profiles & LTL Costing
  • Fundamentals of LTL Pricing & Procurement

Speakers:
Bryson Ewing, Regional Operations Engineer  |  Estes Express
Kent Williams, Regional VP, Sales & Operations  |  Averitt Express

*30 seat maximum

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Guest Event

Guest Event

TUESDAY 01/19  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Guests will travel to Lenox Square, the Southeast's premier shopping destination of the South, for a day of shopping and fun downtown.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Logistics Technology Summit: Defining Technology's Great Expectations

Defining Technology's Great Expectations

TUESDAY 01/19  |  10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Organizations all over the world struggle with the choice between fully integrated systems or best-of-breed software integrations. CIOs have argued over the years about which approach delivers the ideal balance of user features, time to value, cost management and organizational benefits. It seems like there's no clear answer. Experts in transportation software will dissect both solutions.

Moderator:
Ken Pehanick, President & CEO  |  SaaS Transportation

Speakers:
Jon Fox, VP, Strategy  |  Load Delivered Logistics
Tom McLeod, President  |  McLeod Software

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Logistics Technology Summit: Simulation Technology: Achieving a Performance-Enhanced Supply Chain

Simulation Technology:
Achieving a Performance-Enhanced Supply Chain

TUESDAY 01/19  |  12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Simulation technology has been around for decades, used by engineers and scientists to help predict behavior under the challenge of real-world variability. However, simulating the end-to-end supply chain has proven challenging for numerous reasons. The new business climate is driving unprecedented demand for simulation and the IT evolution is enabling the supply of reliable technology to support this. Join this session's thought leader as he provides exclusive insights into making decisions on strategy and execution.

Speaker:
Jeff Metersky, VP, Solutions Strategy  |  Llamasoft

12:45 – 1:35 p.m.
Breakout Session: Supply Chain Labor Demographics 2025

Supply Chain Labor Demographics 2025

TUESDAY 01/19  |  12:45 – 1:35 p.m.

The transportation industry lags behind other industries in talent recruiting, hiring, and the realization of the profound advantages gender and cultural diversity can offer. Working with a severe capacity crunch, a growing number of companies are proactively managing their brands in a long-term attempt to effectively communicate with and capture the attention of Generations Y and Z. This diverse panel of talent experts will address new strategies and opportunities to support their vision for the supply chain demographics of 2025.

Moderator:
Page Siplon, CEO  |  TeamOne Logistics

Speakers:
Ellen Voie, President & CEO |  Women in Trucking
Kevin Reid, CEO |  National Minority Trucking Association

12:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Academy Workshops: Transportation Contract Law, Part II

Transportation Contract Law, Part II

TUESDAY 01/19  |  12:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Improve your preparation, execution and management of transportation-related contracts with this one-day conference version of our popular Academy workshop led by Rob Moseley, head of the transportation industry group at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with the essential elements governing transportation contract law, review different types of contracts, and explore the contract process and contract litigation.

What will you learn?

  • The Contract's 3-Part Process
  • Types of Contracts & Their Provisions
  • The Real World: Examples of Transportation Contract Litigation
  • Damages & Claims: Real-World Case Studies

MAKE IT PERSONAL!
You can submit samples contracts for advance review by Rob Moseley for and these may be used as case studies during the workshop. Case studies must be received no later than Friday, December 18, 2015.

Please submit your contracts to Danny Tomlinson  |  SMC³  |  dtomlinson@smc3.com

Workshop Instructor:
Rob Moseley, Chairman, Transportation Industry Group  |  Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

*30 seat maximum

LTL Freight Transportation, Part II

LTL Freight Transportation, Part II

TUESDAY 01/19  |  12:45 – 3:30 p.m.

A shortened version of one of The Academy's most successful seminars returns to Jump Start 2016! Join our panel of subject matter experts as they take those new to LTL on a journey of discovery through the fundamentals of LTL operations, shipment profiles and LTL costing, and purchasing best practices.

What will you learn?

  • Fundamentals of LTL Operations
  • Terminal Overview
  • Shipment Profiles & LTL Costing
  • Fundamentals of LTL Pricing & Procurement

Speakers:
Paul Dugent, VP, Pricing  |  Estes Express
Danny Slaton, COO  |  SMC³

*30 seat maximum

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Logistics Technology Summit: Emerging Technologies and The 3PL

Emerging Technologies and The 3PL

TUESDAY 01/19  |  1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Driven by technological solutions, the 3PL world focuses on speed, security, accuracy and efficiency. From wearable technology to advancements in drone delivery, the sky's the limit as 3PLs move to keep pace with understanding and investing in their long term future. Join our thought leader as we put into perspective the impact of emerging technologies on the value proposition for the next-generation 3PL.

Speaker:
Mike Neill, Director of Information Technology  |  CH Robinson

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Networking Break
1:45 – 2:20 p.m.
Breakout Session: Defining Success in the RFP Process

Defining Success in the RFP Process

TUESDAY 01/19  |  1:45 – 2:20 p.m.

It's amazing how complicated and time-consuming the RFP process can be. Automating processes remains at the forefront of the savvy supply chain professional's needs. Automating and streamlining bids allows customers to invite hundreds of national and regional carriers with a click, organize and analyze bid responses, and extract awarded lanes in a format ready for use in contract creation. An expert in carrier procurement will define success through the RFP process.

Speaker:
Art Nourot, VP, Carrier Procurement  |  Unyson Logistics

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Logistics Technology Summit: In the Pipeline: Technology's Role in Disruptive Supply Chain

In the Pipeline:
Technology's Role in Disruptive Supply Chain

TUESDAY 01/19  |  1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Technology is at the heart of transformative and industry changing supply chains. There have been a number of technologies that have emerged to help companies create disruptive supply chains. But technology by itself isn't enough to create truly differentiate performance. This session will cover some of the innovative technologies and business strategies that make a supply chain truly disruptive.

Speaker:
Chris Jones, EVP, Marketing & Services  |  Descartes

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Logistics Technology Summit:Closing Ceremony
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session: Brand Currency: Bank Some Now – One Day You'll Need It

Brand Currency:
Bank Some Now – One Day You'll Need It

TUESDAY 01/19  |  2:35 – 3:30 p.m.

Transportation brand and marketing specialists from Realm, as well as a host of industry marketing pros, will talk about how to get "our brand." Attendees will explore daily business activities that impact "our brand" and how everyday client touch-points define a brand through customer experience. Attendees can learn how banking a brand currency can help an organization and keep customer relationships solid.

Moderator:
Mike Stewart, Partner  |  Realm Advertising

Speakers:Miguel Gomez, VP, Sales  |  Fletes Mexico
Brett Conner, President  |  Isotrak
Mike Parker, VP, Marketing & Customer Service  |  Saia

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Behind the Scenes with SMC³

Behind the Scenes with SMC³

TUESDAY 01/19  |  2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Join SMC³ for a "behind the scenes" look at SMC³'s products and service offerings. You'll have unprecedented access to the technology professionals who envision, develop and implement the powerful tools created by SMC³, with discussions on CzarLite XL, BatchMark XL, CarrerConnect XL and our Industry Platform, the next step in the evolution of SMC³'s offerings. This is your opportunity to address your product and implementation questions directly to the experts.

Speakers:
Brad Gregory, Sr. VP, Marketing & Software Alliances  |  SMC³
David Knight, Sr. VP, Product Development & IT Services  |  SMC³
Kevin Springer, VP, Sales  |  SMC³

4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Ignite Speed Meetings
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dinner and Hotel California LIVE!
6:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Event: Detour - It's the Curves in Life that Make Us Strong with Steve Gilliland

Detour - It's the Curves in Life that Make Us Strong
with Steve Gilliland

WEDNESDAY 01/20  |  8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

At Connections 2015, hall of fame speaker and best-selling author Steve Gilliland showed us how to 'Enjoy the Ride.' At Jump Start Steve will show us how to deal with change in the workplace and away from work. Steve will take attendees on a journey to find the hidden opportunities in unwelcome change.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Point-Counterpoint: The U.S. Regulatory Environment

Point-Counterpoint:
The U.S. Regulatory Environment

WEDNESDAY 01/20  |  9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Supply chain companies of all sizes need to understand the financial and operational ramifications of the decisions being handed down in our nation's capital. Two of transportation's most renowned regulatory experts will discuss both sides of two key regulatory issues impacting U.S. transportation.

Moderator:Paul Page, Deputy Editor  |  The Wall Street Journal

Speakers:
John Bagileo, Attorney & Principal  |  The Law Office of John R. Bagileo
Larry Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy  |  FMCSA

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Guest Event: Rise & Shine with SMC³

Guest Event: Rise & Shine with SMC³

WEDNESDAY 01/20  |  9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

A long-standing tradition, guests will "rise and shine with SMC³" on Wednesday. Early risers will enjoy a light breakfast buffet and visit with each other before enjoying guest speaker Laura Smith, the reigning Mrs. Georgia America. She'll share her inspiring journey to winning the crown, while also raising and homeschooling seven children!

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Off-shoring: U.S. – Asia Trade Update

Off-shoring:
U.S. – Asia Trade Update

WEDNESDAY 01/20  |  10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

The flow of low-end manufacturing away from China is reshaping trade routes throughout Asia, a change partly driven by Chinese wage growth. Even though China continues to invest in its high-tech manufacturing base, a sign of a mature exporting power, their economic growth is still slower today in comparison to other countries in Southeast Asia. What does this mean for domestic importing and what does the US – Asia relationship look like in the future? Our thought leader will break down the evolving face of U.S. – Asia trade.

Thought Leader:
Scott Jones, Director  |  Center for International Trade & Security

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Near-shoring: Cross-border Transportation: U.S. – Mexico

Near-shoring:
Cross-border Transportation: U.S. – Mexico

WEDNESDAY 01/20  |  11:00 a.m. – Noon

Rising inflation and wage expectations in China have decreased Chinese cost advantages and opened the door to new sourcing options across America's southern border. Through the introduction of automation and lean manufacturing processes factories in Mexico are, in many cases, equal to or more competitive when compared to their Asian counterparts. What does the transportation landscape for Mexico look like in the future? In this session, Mexican transportation professionals will explore cross- border U.S.-Mexico trade and the revitalized era of near-shoring.

Moderator:
Mark Solomon, Executive Editor  |  DC Velocity

Speakers:
Miguel Gomez, VP, Sales  |  Fletes Mexico
Troy Ryley, Managing Director, Mexico  |  Transplace Mexico

Noon Prize Drawings & Closing Ceremony
Monday 01/18
6:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Event:The Road to the White House with Dr. Larry Sabato
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Honorary Chair's Welcome
9:30 – 10:20 a.m. Connecting East with West: The Panama Canal's Plan for Smooth Sailing
10:20 – 10:35 a.m. Networking Break
10:35 – 10:50 a.m. 4th Annual Alliance Awards Ceremony
10:50 – 11:40 a.m. Supply Chain Collaboration at Work
11:40 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
Noon – 4:00 p.m. Guest Event
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. The Captain's Seat: A One-on-One with Brad Jacobs
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. The Outlook for the Global Economy & Trade
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. U.S. Financial Update & Supply Chain Acquisitions
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Ask the Experts
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Collaboration
Tuesday 01/19
6:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Academy Workshop:Transportation Contract Law, Part I
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Reimagine Your Business
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Logistics Technology Summit:Prioritizing IT Dollars
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Logistics Technology Summit:Surviving the Data Explosion
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Academy Workshop:LTL Freight Transportation, Part I
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Logistics Technology Summit:Defining Technology's Great Expectations
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Logistics Technology Summit:Simulation Technology: Achieving a Performance-Enhanced Supply Chain
12:45 – 1:35 p.m. Breakout Session:Supply Chain Labor Demographics 2025
12:45 – 3:30 p.m. Academy Workshops:
  • Transportation Contract Law, Part II
  • LTL Freight Transportation, Part II
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Logistics Technology Summit:Emerging Technologies and The 3PL
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Networking Break
1:45 – 2:20 p.m. Breakout Session:Defining Success in the RFP Process
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Logistics Technology Summit:In the Pipeline: Technology's Role in Disruptive Supply Chain
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Logistics Technology Summit:Closing Ceremony
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session:Brand Currency: Bank Some Now – One Day You'll Need It
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Behind the Scenes with SMC³
4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Ignite Speed Meetings
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dinner and Hotel California LIVE!
Wednesday 01/20
6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Event:Detour - It's the Curves in Life that Make Us Strong with Steve Gilliland
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Point-Counterpoint: The U.S. Regulatory Environment
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Guest Event: Rise & Shine with SMC³
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Off-shoring: U.S. – Asia Trade Update
11:00 a.m. – Noon Near-shoring: Cross-border Transportation: U.S. – Mexico
Noon Prize Drawings & Closing Ceremony
Sponsorships

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Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Steve Gilliland
“Detour – It's the Curves in Life that Make Us Strong”

Hall of Fame speaker and best-selling author Steve Gilliland returns by popular demand to show us how to deal with change in the workplace and away from work. Steve will take attendees on a journey to find the hidden opportunities in unwelcome change.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Larry Sabato
“The Road to the White House”

Continuing with 'The Road to the White House' series started at Connections 2015, Dr. Larry Sabato, founder and director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, will provide his predictions and insights on the 2016 presidential race. What are the key issues voters care about and how do new transportation regulations and legislature factor in? Author of more than two dozen books and essays on politics, Sabato, also edits the political website Sabato's Crystal Ball.

Honorary Chair

Michelle D. Livingstone
VP, Transportation
The Home Depot

Paul Scott AbbottSenior Writer
American Journal of
Transportation
Troels AdrianDirector, Supply Chain
& Advanced Manufacturing
Metro Atlanta Chamber
John BagileoAttorney & Principal
The Law Office of
John R. Bagileo
William CassidySenior Editor
The Journal of Commerce
Brett ConnerPresident
Isotrak
Paul DugentVP, Pricing
Estes Express
Bryson EwingRegional Operations Engineer
Estes Express
Jon FoxVP, Strategy
Load Delivered Logistics
Chuck FredricksonLogistics Purchasing Manager
Schneider Logistics
Miguel GomezVP, Sales
Fletes Mexico
Kirk GravesDirector of Transportation
Chainalytics
Brad GregorySr. VP, Marketing &
Software Alliances
SMC³
Ben HartfordSenior Research Analyst
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Brad JacobsChairman and CEO,
XPO Logistics
Eric JohnsonResearch Director & IT Editor
American Shipper
Chris JonesEVP, Marketing & Services
Descartes
Scott JonesDirector
Center for International
Trade & Security
David KnightSr. VP, Product Development
& IT Services
SMC³
Mike LevansGroup Editorial Director
Peerless Media
Tom McLeodPresident
McLeod Software
Jeff MeterskyVP, Solutions Strategy
Llamasoft
Francisco MiguezEVP, Finance & Administration
Panama Canal Authority
Larry MinorAssociate Administrator
for Policy
FMCSA
Rob MoseleyChairman
Transportation Industry Group
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Mike NeillDirector of
Information Technology
CH Robinson
Art NourotVP, Carrier Procurement
Unyson Logistics
Paul PageDeputy Editor
The Wall Street Journal
Mike ParkerVP, Marketing &
Customer Service
Saia
Ken PehanickPresident & CEO
SaaS Transportation
Kevin ReidCEO
National Minority
Trucking Association
Dr. Jeffrey RosensweigAssociate Professor of
Int'l Business & Finance
Emory University
Debbie RyanVP, Global Transportation
Ascena Retail Group Inc.
Troy RyleyManaging Director, Mexico
Transplace Mexico
Page SiplonChief Executive Officer
TeamOne Logistics
Danny SlatonCOO
SMC³
Greg SmithEnterprise Consultant
Tech Mahindra
Mark SolomonExecutive Editor
DC Velocity
Kevin SpringerVP, Sales
SMC³
Mike StewartPartner
Realm Advertising
Scott SullivanCFO & CIO
Pitt Ohio
Ellen VoiePresident & COO
Women in Trucking
Sally WellsCorporate Logistics Manager
Birdsong Peanuts
Kent WilliamsRegional VP, Sales & Operations
Averitt Express

Media Sponsors:

How Does It Work?

Ignite consists of a series of "speed meetings" between a conference attendee and the contribution organization of their choice. Meetings are ten minutes long, with a three-minute break between appointments. Meeting requests are matched electronically and schedules will be generated based on preferences and availability. Attendees will be asked to fill out a short registration form and select their top five to ten contributors... it's that simple.

Two Ways to Benefit from Ignite!

As a Conference Atendee:

Ignite speed meetings are designed to help you super-charge your conference networking opportunities! You'll have the unique opportunity to engage the carrier representatives, third party logistics providers and technology leaders of your choice. Shortly before the conference, attendees will be matched with contributors, and your Ignite meeting schedule will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the event. Too many contributors and not enough time? We invite Ignite attendees to remain our designated SMC³ staff members and stand by for openings.

As a Contributing Organization:

Are you ready to grow your business? Put the power of Jump Start and its broad industry appeal to work for you. As a contributing organization, you'll receive a designated table at the event for two company representatives, your company name listed on the Jump Start 2016 Ignite web page, your company logo on all Ignite event signage and in the Jump Start 2016 conference guide and mobile app. Your representatives will also be designated as Ignite Contributors on their name badges. Check out our sponsorships to find out how you can attend Ignite for free or at a discounted rate!

*All contributing organizations must be registered for Jump Start 2016 and have paid the $1,000 Ignite fee by December 31, 2015.

Secure Your Space At Ignite Today!

Contact:
 Melissa York  |  
myork@smc3.com  |  
770.486.5829

Past Contributors Include:

“Nothing is more valuable in a conference than networking. When you can organize the networking into specific pre-arranged meetings – if only for an introduction – it enhances the value of the conference exponentially.” – uShip

4th Annual Alliance Awards

Presented by SMC³ and Logistics Management

SMC³ and Logistics Management are proud to co-host the 4th Annual Alliance Awards presentation at Jump Start 2016. The Alliance Award recognizes collaborative efforts and dynamic supply chain partnerships that produce meaningful outcomes, achieve quantifiable results and drive supply chain excellence.

Winners will be announced in December and awards will be presented during a special ceremony on Monday, January 18.

Join us for this brief, informative awards presentation to learn how companies are driving supply chain excellence throughout our industry.

There's still time to enter... find out how!

www.logisticsmgmt.com/alliance

Past Winners Include:

Presentations

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Available for Download

Connecting East with West: The Panama Canal's Plan for Smooth Sailing
Francisco Miguez, EVP, Finance & Administration | Panama Canal Authority
The Outlook for the Global Economy & Trade
Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, Associate Professor of International Business & Finance | Emory University
U.S. Financial Update & Supply Chain Acquisitions
Benjamin Hartford, CFA, Senior Research Analyst | Robert W. Baird & Co.
Logistics Technology Summit:
Reimagine Your Business
Kirk Graves, Director of Transportation | Chainalytics
Logistics Technology Summit:
Surviving the Data Explosion
Greg Smith, Enterprise Consultant | Tech Mahindra
Logistics Technology Summit:
Defining Technology's Great Expectations
Moderator: Ken Pehanick, President & CEO | SaaS Transportation
Jon Fox, VP, Strategy | Load Delivered Logistics
Tom McLeod, President | McLeod Software
Logistics Technology Summit:
Simulation Technology: Achieving a Performance-Enhanced Supply Chain
Jeff Metersky, VP, Solutions Strategy | LLamasoft
Logistics Technology Summit:
Emerging Technologies and The 3PL
Mike Neill, Director of Information Technology | CH Robinson
Breakout Session:
Defining Success in the RFP Process
Art Nourot, VP, Carrier Procurement | Unyson
Logistics Technology Summit:
In the Pipeline: Technology's Role in Disruptive Supply Chain
Chris Jones, EVP, Marketing & Services | Descartes
Breakout Session:
Brand Currency: Bank Some Now – One Day You'll Need It
Moderator: Mike Stewart, Partner | Realm Advertising
Miguel Gomez, VP, Sales | Fletes Mexico
Brett Conner, President | Isotrak
Mike Parker, VP, Marketing & Customer Service | Saia
Point-Counterpont: The U.S. Regulatory Environment
Moderator: Paul Page, Deputy Editor | The Wall Street Journal
John Bagileo, Attorney & Principal | The Law Office of John R. Bagileo
Larry Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy | FMCSA
Off-shoring: U.S. – Asia Trade Update
Scott Jones, Director | Center for International Trade & Security
Near-shoring: Cross-border Transportation: U.S. – Mexico
Moderator: Mark Solomon, Executive Editor | DC Velocity
Miguel Gomez, VP, Sales | Fletes Mexico
Troy Ryley, Managing Director, Mexico | Transplace Mexico
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Venue

Loews Atlanta Hotel

1065 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta GA 30309
404.745.5000

Stay right in the heart of Atlanta at our premier conference venue, The Loews Atlanta Hotel. A sublime combination of Southern charm and city sophistication, the Loews is nestled in the heart of Midtown – the ideal setting for your best conference experience yet. Come to Jump Start 2016 poised for different perspectives – all from one amazing view.

Mention SMC³ or Jump Start 2016 to secure our special room rate of $189 per night (single/double). This rate is only available through January 4, 2016 and is subject to availability.

Easy Atlanta Travel

Just 20 Minutes from the Atlanta airport, the Loews offers convenient and accessible Atlanta travel.

By Train

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train system has connections between the airport and Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and the Perimeter for easy Atlanta travel. The closest station to the hotel is the Midtown stop just two blocks away. The fare is $2.50 each way, and passengers must purchase the Breeze Card from station vending machines to ride. Multi-trip passes are also available.

By Taxi

Taxi rides are charged at a flat rate of $5 for one passenger and $1 each additional passenger; otherwise fares are meter-based. The fare between the airport and the hotel is a flat rate of $32, plus $2 for each additional passenger.
“The value received from attending is immeasurable. Whether it be networking opportunities, business development, best practice insights, industry trends or educational opportunities, the value is there in mass amounts.” – Lynden Transport

New for 2016, the Logistics Technology Summit at Jump Start 2016 features a full day of supply chain technology sessions on emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in the supply chain IT realm.

Agenda

Tue  |  Jan 19
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Reimagine Your Business

Reimagine Your Business

TUESDAY 01/19  |  8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Logistics exists in a digital and networked environment defined by real-time business interactions, the fast adoption of new technologies, and rapid changes in market conditions. Innovative organizations throughout transportation seek new technology that balances the need to sell services with the demand for results. In this panel, an industry thought leader will reimagine logistics through next-generation technology.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Prioritizing IT Dollars

Prioritizing IT Dollars

TUESDAY 01/19  |  9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Heads of multinational companies indicate that cybersecurity, data mining and analysis, and building up the private cloud are critical technology investments, but are they equally critical to the supply chain? How do Supply Chain IT organizations position themselves to be customer centric, delivering value, and innovative with limited IT dollars? Also, what new or enhanced technologies are destined to differentiate your services? Join a thought leader in technology as we help prioritize IT dollars.

Speaker:
Scott Sullivan, CFO & CIO  |  Pitt Ohio

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Surviving the Data Explosion

Surviving the Data Explosion

TUESDAY 01/19  |  10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

By 2020 experts project the use of 60 billion internet-connected devices; this Internet of Things can provide an endless sea of value to the supply chain. Increased connectivity brings increased visibility and a greater customer experience. Join this session's thought leader as he helps you take control of the era of data explosion.

Thought Leader:
Greg Smith, Enterprise Consultant  |  Tech Mahindra

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Defining Technology's Great Expectations

Defining Technology's Great Expectations

TUESDAY 01/19  |  10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Organizations all over the world struggle with the choice between fully integrated systems or best-of-breed software integrations. CIOs have argued over the years about which approach delivers the ideal balance of user features, time to value, cost management and organizational benefits. It seems like there's no clear answer. Experts in transportation software will dissect both solutions.

Moderator:
Ken Pehanick, President & CEO  |  SaaS Transportation

Speakers:
Jon Fox, VP, Strategy  |  Load Delivered Logistics
Tom McLeod, President  |  McLeod Software

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Simulation Technology: Achieving a Performance-Enhanced Supply Chain

Simulation Technology:
Achieving a Performance-Enhanced Supply Chain

TUESDAY 01/19  |  12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Simulation technology has been around for decades, used by engineers and scientists to help predict behavior under the challenge of real-world variability. However, simulating the end-to-end supply chain has proven challenging for numerous reasons. The new business climate is driving unprecedented demand for simulation and the IT evolution is enabling the supply of reliable technology to support this. Join this session's thought leader as he provides exclusive insights into making decisions on strategy and execution.

Speaker:
Jeff Metersky, VP, Solutions Strategy  |  Llamasoft

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Emerging Technologies and The 3PL

Emerging Technologies and The 3PL

TUESDAY 01/19  |  1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Driven by technological solutions, the 3PL world focuses on speed, security, accuracy and efficiency. From wearable technology to advancements in drone delivery, the sky's the limit as 3PLs move to keep pace with understanding and investing in their long term future. Join our thought leader as we put into perspective the impact of emerging technologies on the value proposition for the next-generation 3PL.

Speaker:
Mike Neill, Director of Information Technology  |  CH Robinson

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Break
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
In the Pipeline: Technology's Role in Disruptive Supply Chain

In the Pipeline:
Technology's Role in Disruptive Supply Chain

TUESDAY 01/19  |  1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Technology is at the heart of transformative and industry changing supply chains. There have been a number of technologies that have emerged to help companies create disruptive supply chains. But technology by itself isn't enough to create truly differentiate performance. This session will cover some of the innovative technologies and business strategies that make a supply chain truly disruptive.

Speaker:
Chris Jones, EVP, Marketing & Services  |  Descartes

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Closing Ceremony
4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Ignite Speed Meetings
Tuesday 01/19
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Reimagine Your Business
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Prioritizing IT Dollars
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Surviving the Data Explosion
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Defining Technology's Great Expectations
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Simulation Technology: Achieving a Performance-Enhanced Supply Chain
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Emerging Technologies and The 3PL
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Break
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. In the Pipeline: Technology's Role in Disruptive Supply Chain
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Closing Ceremony
4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Ignite Speed Meetings

Speakers

Paul Scott Abbott, Senior Writer  |  American Journal of Transportation
Jon Fox, VP, Strategy  |  Load Delivered Logistics
Chris Jones, EVP, Marketing & Services  |  Descartes
Jeff Metersky, VP, Solutions Strategy  |  Llamasoft
Ken Pehanick, President & CEO  |  SaaS Transportation
Greg Smith, Enterprise Consultant  |  Tech Mahindra
Mark Solomon, Executive Editor  |  DC Velocity
Scott Sullivan, CFO & CIO  |  Pitt Ohio
Paul Scott Abbott
Senior Writer
American Journal of Transportation

Jon Fox
VP, Strategy
Load Delivered Logistics

Chris Jones
EVP, Marketing & Services
Descartes

Jeff Metersky
VP, Solutions Strategy
Llamasoft

Ken Pehanick
President & CEO
SaaS Transportation

Greg Smith
Enterprise Consultant
Tech Mahindra

Mark Solomon
Executive Editor
DC Velocity

Scott Sullivan
CFO & CIO
Pitt Ohio

Pricing

  Advance - Before 12/1 Regular - After 12/1
General Registration + Ignite $225 $255
+ Dinner & Entertainment $195 $195
Guest Dinner + Entertainment $195 $195
General Registration + Ignite $255
+ Dinner & Entertainment $195
Guest Dinner + Entertainment $195
Prices for LTS are the same for purchases done before or after 12/1

Questions?

SMC³ Registrar: Amy Stankosky  |  800.845.8090 ext. 5802  |  astankosky@smc3.com
SMC³ Registrar:
Amy Stankosky
800.845.8090 ext. 5802
astankosky@smc3.com