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What is Ignite 2021?

We are bringing together respected thought-leaders, well-known influencers, experienced SCM practitioners, sustainability experts and subject matter experts from every facet of the supply chain logistics industry.When you register for Ignite 2021, you have a ticket to the premier logistics technology conference and trade event themed around bringing together Shippers, Carriers, and Brokers.

Navigate the ever-changing and emerging technologies and applications serving supply chain management and logistics. Come network and learn from the industry’s best and brightest and leave with actionable perspectives, ideas and tactics to maximize the benefits of tech for your organization.

Featured Keynote Speakers 
 
Peter Hinssen is a best-selling author and world-renowned thought leader on radical innovation addressing audiences around the world and presenting for companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Accenture, Microsoft, Gartner and many others. He's one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.

Andrew Wishnia works on climate policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in the U.S. Department of Transportation. Wishnia is a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and also served at the Federal Highway Administration and as a senior program manager at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
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Featured Entertainment
Jason Boland & the Stragglers
For the past 20 years, Jason Boland & the Stragglers have dazzled audiences all over as one of the best ambassadors of Red Dirt and Texas country movement. Millions of fans have cheered them on with over 500,000 records sold independently and 10 albums later. We are excited to have them as our featured entertainment at our Wednesday night event!


How to Attend:
Are you local to the San Antonio area or only want to attend part of the conference? Get your 1-day or 2-day pass!
(These passes do NOT include your hotel stay.)

1-Day Pass: $299.00 (only good for sessions on Wednesday, August 4th)
2-Day Pass: $499.00

Full Conference Pass: $1,199.00
Get the FULL Ignite 2021 experience. Your full conference pass not only includes all sessions, networking, and fun, you also get your hotel stay on Tuesday night, August 3rd and Wednesday night August 4th INCLUDED!

Tee off with us early on the golf course! 
Join us early on Tuesday, August 3rd to hit the links on a championship golf course. Shot gun start at 8:00 AM. Fee includes your green fees and a golf cart.
Individual: $210.00
Foursome: $630.00
Don't want to bring your clubs? You can rent them on site!

About the J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa
The J.W. Marriott is full of work AND play. The hotel is offering a discounted rate for all attendees at $219 (plus tax) a night and is based on availabilty. Rooms must be booked by July 7th, 2021.

What to do at the J.W. Marriott:
Enjoy dining at any of the six onsite restaurants
Choose from two award winning 18-hole championship golf courses
Take a float along the resorts 1,100 foot lazy river
Enhance your pool time and dive into the River Bluff experience (4 wristbands per room) 
Rejuvenate your well being at the Lantana Spa
Start your day out at the state of the art fitness center
Complimentary on site parking

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COVID-19 Meeting Protocols:

The J.W. Marriott will follow all COVID guidelines and protocols. They will require face coverings for the guests and associates in all public areas of the property. Your health and safety is important to us. 
Speak at Ignite 2021

Speaker applications for Ignite 2021 have been closed. 

To be considered for Ignite 2022:
  • Email your contact information to Anthony Vitiello, Anthony.Vitiello@PCSSoft.com
  • Include your title and abstract
  • Tell us about you and your company
Who's Attending

Agenda at a Glance
Wednesday's Events Schedule

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Thursday's Events Schedule


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Sponsors



                  

Sponsoring at Ignite 2021 is the perfect way to get in front of top transportation
and logistics professionals, re-energize your brand, and update top prospects on your latest products and services. It is also a huge opportunity to be highly represented at the first technology transportation conference of its kind.

Interested in sponsoring? Download our prospectus to learn more!

For more information, please contact Laura Sayers, (281) 872-6346, Laura.Sayers@PCSSoft.com
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Speakers
Chris Poelma
CEO, PCS Software
Paul Beavers
CTO, PCS Software
Mike Mulqueen
Partner, JBF Consulting
Scott Sutarik
VP, Commercial Vehicle Solutions, Geotab
Peter Hinssen
Thought leaders on radical innovation, Author
Andrew Wishnia
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, US Dept of Transportation
Tomasz Kulakowski
CEO, deepsense.ai
Ayman Husain
Director, Customer Success, Intelligent Cloud & Digital Transformation, Microsoft
Joe Castain
Director of Logistics, Masonite International
Glen McIntosh
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Little Caesars/Blueline
Rich Hernandez
Vice President, Transportation and Warehousing, Perdue Farms
Gabriel Paredes
Director of Supply Chain Execution, Bonnie Plants
Sam Phillips
Sr. Manager, Industry Solutions @ HERE
Joe Shone
Head of Enterprise Product Sales, Uber Freight
Rob Patrician
Director of Logistics, Little Caesars/Blueline
Melanie Patterson
President & CEO, Integrity Transit
Matt Detmar
President, Detmar Logistics
Chris Noble
Northeast Regional Account Manager, PCS Software
Eric Amaya
Sales Engineer, PCS Software
Gary Atkinson
Implementation Director, PCS Software
Andrew Fredericks
Implementation Manager, PCS Software
Anthony Sutardja
Co-Founder & CEO, Parade.ai
Sandy Vosk
President & CEO, Advantage Technology Solutions
Adam Wingfield
Managing Director, Innovative Logistics Group
Blythe Brumleve
Digital Dispatch Founder & Podcaster | Host of Cyberly on Freightwaves
Chris Jolly
Founder, C Jolly Freight Consulting
Dave Crawley
Professor, College of Technology, University of Houston
Dennis Raffa
Senior Program Manager Zero Waste World, CHEP
Desiree Wood
President, REAL Women in Trucking
Ed Burns, Jr
Vice President of Relationships, Burns Logistics Solutions
Ed Burns, Sr
President, Burns Logistics Solutions
Hanns-Christian Hanebeck
Founder, CEO, Truckl.io
Lindsay Watt
Head of Product, Parade.ai
Marcus Cooksey
CEO, DUKE.AI
Noi Mahoney
Cross-Border Market Reporter, FreightWaves
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Start
8:00 AM
End
1:00 PM
Come Tee Off With PCS - 18-Hole Golf
The Oaks Golf Course
All
Start
8:00 AM
End
5:00 PM
Registration and Check-In
All
Start
6:00 PM
End
10:00 PM
Welcome Reception - Get Ignited!
Event Lawn 1
All
04
Start
7:00 AM
End
8:15 AM
Breakfast
Foyer
All
Start
8:15 AM
End
8:45 AM
Chris Poelma
Welcome to Ignite 2021
Cibolo
All
Start
8:45 AM
End
9:30 AM
Peter Hinssen
Keynote Address
Cibolo
All
Start
9:30 AM
End
10:30 AM
Scott Sutarik
Paul Beavers
Rich Hernandez
Hanns-Christian Hanebeck
Panel - Pulling Together – The Imperative to Unify Logistics Tech for all Stakeholders
Cibolo
All
Start
10:30 AM
End
11:00 AM
Networking Break
Foyer
All
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Chris Noble
Achieving 90% or More Automation Levels in Your TMS
PCS Shipper Customer/User
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Ed Burns, Sr
Don't Be a Swinger
Operations
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Eric Amaya
Leveraging Accounting Data Successfully
PCS Carrier Customer/User
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Chris Jolly
The True Cost of Technology
Technology
Start
12:00 PM
End
1:00 PM
Lunch
Foyer
All
Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
Joe Castain
Sam Phillips
Rob Patrician
Matt Detmar
Panel - Green Matters – Sustainability Matters and How Logistics Tech Delivers a Cleaner More Profitable Tomorrow
All
Start
2:15 PM
End
3:15 PM
Hanns-Christian Hanebeck
A Roadmap for Supply Chain Execution
Operations
Start
2:15 PM
End
3:15 PM
Chris Noble
Carrier Score Carding and Compliance/KPI
PCS Shipper Customer/User
Start
2:15 PM
End
3:15 PM
Sandy Vosk
I Can’t Afford to Digitize My Operations
Technology
Start
2:15 PM
End
3:15 PM
Eric Amaya
Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Data Entry for Dispatchers
PCS Carrier Customer/User
Start
3:15 PM
End
3:30 PM
Networking Break
All
Start
3:30 PM
End
4:30 PM
Ed Burns, Jr
Ed Burns, Sr
Always Fix Your Divots – Father and Son Share the Secrets to Harmonious Family Business
Start
3:30 PM
End
4:30 PM
PCS Carrier Customer Breakout
PCS Carrier Customer/User
Start
3:30 PM
End
4:30 PM
Adam Wingfield
Stepping into the 2020’s - Why Carriers and 3PLs Should Embrace Logistics Technology Together
Technology
Start
3:30 PM
End
4:30 PM
Chris Noble
The Future of Integration - Who Wins the Battle Between EDI and API?
PCS Shipper Customer/User
Start
6:30 PM
End
11:00 PM
Dinner and Entertainment
River Bend Pavillion
All
05
Start
7:00 AM
End
9:00 AM
Breakfast
Foyer
All
Start
9:00 AM
End
10:00 AM
Mike Mulqueen
Glen McIntosh
Gabriel Paredes
Lindsay Watt
Panel - Tomorrow is Today – The Rapid Acceleration of Tech Innovation for Logistics and Staying Relevant in a Changing Industry
Cibolo
All
Start
10:00 AM
End
11:00 AM
Combining Dispatching and Fleet Management for Total Optimization
PCS Carrier Customer/User
Start
10:00 AM
End
11:00 AM
Chris Noble
Leveraging Your Tech to Ensure Carrier Capacity a Fluctuating Rate Environment
PCS Shipper Customer/User
Start
10:00 AM
End
11:00 AM
Joe Shone
Real-Time Freight Technology and Market Resiliency in 2021
Technology
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Desiree Wood
Driving Matters – Why Superior Fleet Operations Must Focus on Modernizing Driving as a Career
Technology
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Dave Crawley
Embracing Disruption – The Art of the Pivot When Selecting & Implementing Technology
Technology
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Eric Amaya
Next Level Accounting with Next Level Software
PCS Carrier Customer/User
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
PCS Shipper Customer Breakout
PCS Shipper Customer/User
Start
12:00 PM
End
1:00 PM
Lunch
Foyer
All
Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
Ed Burns, Jr
How to Kick @$$ at LinkedIn
Technology
Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
Eric Amaya
Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Data Entry for Dispatchers
PCS Carrier Customer/User
Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
PCS Shipper Customer Breakout
PCS Shipper Customer/User
Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
Dennis Raffa
Why Sustainability Must Be at the Center of Your Supply Chain Operations
Operations
Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
Chris Noble
Achieving 90% or More Automation Levels in Your TMS
PCS Shipper Customer/User
Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
Melanie Patterson
Bringing Efficiency to Your Back Office
Operations
Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
PCS Carrier Customer Breakout
PCS Carrier Customer/User
Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
Marcus Cooksey
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – A Logistics Efficiency Technology Ready for Prime Time
Technology
Start
3:00 PM
End
3:15 PM
Networking Break
All
Start
3:15 PM
End
4:30 PM
Finale Keynote
Cibolo
All