Last Mile Month: Meet the Speakers


October is fast approaching and with it we are excited to bring the Last Mile Month online event. We are sure you know how hard last mile is and hope you are as excited as we are about the event. You can register here for free!

You can now meet the majority of our speakers and panellists. All of them have a proven record in last mile and urban logistics operations. You can also direct a question to one of them by emailing

Vince Martinelli is Head of Product & Marketing at RightHand Robotics. Throughout his career, Vince has helped introduce new technologies and products into challenging, large-scale applications for telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, e-commerce and electric power utility customers worldwide. He earned his BS and MS degrees from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering, with a concentration in Economics. At MIT he was a Tau Beta Pi Fellow and an Academic All American athlete.

Michael Hegeman serves as the Vice President of Channel Operations for eTrac, a final mile visibility solution for shippers, 3PLs, and retailers that utilizes to create thriving supply chains. Michael has a strong background in technology and IoT, working for companies like At&t, Filewave, and Numerex.

Daniel Bianco, Transport planner at Brighton & Hove City Council and project manager for BHCCs eCargo Bike Accelerator Project, is joining our speakers’ list to share with you how local authorities are engaging with logistics and last mile operators.

Sandra Rothbard is a certified urban planner with a multidisciplinary background and specialization in freight transportation, emergency management and community engagement. After spending over a decade working for government agencies in NYC, she now supports public, private and non-profit organizations as an independent consultant.

Dr Anand Assi is a proven supply chain thought-leader and business-model evangelist. With an impressive career that couples both a flagship business education and over 20 years of domestic & international success; Anand passionately leads strategic pursuits, conjuring vision into reality. An expert in last-mile operations, Anand has chalked up a legacy of success in establishing startups, launching operations and scaling-up business across Europe.

Paul Needler leads the Urban Logistics Sector at Arcadis UK and Ireland. Paul is particularly known for bringing together his entrepreneurial approach with a proven track record of delivering results, using innovation and best practice to create tailored solutions for clients which increase speed to market, maximise return on investment and improve sustainability and quality of life.

Martin Pečar is the founder of OmniOpti, provider of advanced solutions, focusing on mobility and logistics. A mathematician by profession, he has worked in R&D for over a decade, and led the R&D department of the fleet management company Telargo.

Seb Robert’s entire career has been spent in digital, from digital music to multi-million-pound digital brand campaigns. Working originally in the music industry and latterly in advertising and creative agencies, he very quickly understood the power of platforms to change industries for the better through technology.

Arthur Zargaryan is the co-founder of Parcel Tracker an AI powered internal parcel tracking and mailroom management software. He has a BSc in computer Science and Robotics from Kings College London and an MSc in Bio Engineering from Imperial College London.

Charles Jolley, CEO URB-E.

Freek Smoes

Sébastien Potts, Country Manager UK at Urb-it

George Kitchen

Nick Fox

Head Of Logistics Europe at LINK THEORY (UK)

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