Round Table Debate: Transforming global supply chain operations

Round Table Debate: Transforming global supply chain operations

Global supply chains involve many moving parts. They also involve multiple parties, and often demand multimodal means of transportation to successfully deliver shipments to their destinations.

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are becoming increasingly important in this space to give organisations end-to-end shipment visibility. This enables improved on-time delivery, reduces waste, and gives access to critical shipment information. That said, however, many businesses wanting to reap these benefits do not have the necessary IoT skills, and consequently struggle to successfully deploy the optimal location tracking solutions for their unique business needs. To overcome these challenges, businesses must gain a thorough understanding of IoT ecosystems and should adopt a comprehensive, strategic approach to supply chain transformation.

In this Round Table webinar on March 26th, 2019, several leading IoT experts – including a senior US academic with long-term business experience, a top UK-based research analyst, and the Senior Vice president of a Location Tracking solutions vendor – will share their expertise with you. The 1-hour discussion will be Moderated by Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now.


On-demand version
Duration: 60 min.



Gilli Coston
Senior Vice President, EMEA

A senior leader in the field of The Internet of Things, M2M and Telecoms, Gilli Coston’s background spans 3 decades developing business and commercial partnerships in senior management and leadership roles. Gilli has spent many years building high performing teams and held key roles such as Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Director and now Senior Vice President of Sales in this dynamic technology and telecoms industry.

Hilger van Dam

Hilger van Dam
Managing Director
Ctrack Europe

Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technologyand services industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Change &Business Development, Sales Management and Strategy.

Robin Duke-Woolley
Analyst, CEO
Beecham Research Ltd

Robin Duke-Woolley is one of the best-known and most respected names in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, with over 20 years’ experience as an analyst and consultant in telecommunications. Beecham Research combines successful business experience, and extensive analysis expertise in both research and consulting practices. The company operates globally and has research partners in many parts of the world.

Alain Louchez

Alain Louchez
Co-founder and managing director
Center for the Development and Application
of Internet-of-Things Technologies (CDAIT), GeorgiaTech

Alain Louchez is the co-founder and managing director of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT, pronounced “sedate”), at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, United States. CDAIT’s purpose is to expand and promote the Internet of Things (IoT)’s huge potential and transformational capabilities through research, education and industry outreach. The Center is sponsored by global companies headquartered inside and outside the United States, and has developed international partnerships with nonprofit institutions, which are also interested in advancing the Internet of Things. Alain was instrumental in the development of the M2M Standardization Task Force (MSTF) at the Global Standards Collaboration, an international organization composed of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU, a specialized agency of the United Nations) and other major Standards Developing Organizations.

Jeremy Cowan
Editorial Director & Publisher
IoT Now & VanillaPlus

Jeremy Cowan is Editorial Director of the publishing group that has specialised in IT, Hi-Tech and Communications for 19 years. The group includes the international titles,,, which focus on the Internet of Things and its impact on businesses and consumers, as well as, the leading business information resource for Communication Service Providers and Network Operators worldwide.