Meet the speakers and panellists at Last Mile Month
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. With his team currently providing a range of design, management and consultancy services for a number of high profile clients across the logistics industry,
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. After Telargo has been acquired by Descartes from Canada, he took over the business development for the Balkan region. He then went on to work at the Jožef Stefan Institute as a researcher; there he was asked to manage the Slovenian Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities & Communities, which included 150 members in the first year.
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.
Charlie Ford Cargo bike expert and last-mile specialist. I have spent the last 10 years in operational, fleet management and consulting roles at large corporations and high growth start-ups (Pure Electric, Ministry of Defence, PA Consulting). I’m focused on helping businesses transform their last-mile operations through the use of e-cargo bikes and e-bike fleets.
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