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Trade Pessimism - Tech Optimism
Join us as guest speaker Eric Johnson, Senior Editor - Technology at JOC (Journal of Commerce) shares valuable insights into how trade agreements, tariffs, and other global changes may impact international and domestic supply chains. Eric’s logistics and tech acumen allows him to present with authority on these topics as well as how emerging technologies like blockchain, AI, more sophisticated TMS, and machine learning may be incorporated to take everything from ocean freight to last mile delivery to a new level going forward.

Sep 27, 2018 10:30 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Eric Johnson
Senior Editor, Technology
Eric Johnson is the JOC's Senior Editor, Technology, where he leads coverage and analysis of technology’s impact on global logistics and trade. Johnson regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes, and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility, and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars. Prior to joining the JOC in May 2018, Johnson spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering logistics technology and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry. Johnson has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK, and India, and now resides in the Washington, D.C., area.
Julie James
Channel Sales Manager, Senior Marketing Analyst @ConnectShip | iShip
Julie James joined ConnectShip | iShip in 2008 as the Product Marketing Supervisor where she was responsible for building a professional marketing program and supervising the marketing team. Promoted to Marketing Manager in 2013, she created the marketing strategy and budget and produced the first company technology conference, ICON. After a 2-year rotation as a Business Systems Analyst from 2016 - 2017, Julie rejoined the operations team in 2018 as a Senior Marketing Analyst and Channel Sales Manager where she manages $1M of customer accounts, develops marketing content, and specializes in positioning the visibility and hosted shipping solutions product lines. She graduated with a BBA from Oklahoma State University and has more than 30 years of experience in multiple marketing disciplines. She has served on the board of the American Marketing Association, Tulsa, OK Chapter, and is a 2018 UPS Employee Engagement Coordinator.