Industry Thought Leaders

Wednesday, May 22, 2018 | Speakers, Presentations, and Panels (Day 2)

Transparency18 offers the most amazing speaker roster ever to be featured at a transportation conference. Our lineup of keynotes will include the most significant names in blockchain, autonomous and electric vehicles, and Bloomberg’s leading financial futurist. Speakers from across the global transportation landscape discussing issues concerning 3PLs, carriers, shippers, startups, investors, and Wall Street.


Bettina Warburg, Blockchain Expert, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Animal Ventures

Bettina Warburg is a thought-leader in the emerging blockchain space and leads the blockchain practice at Animal Ventures, including research, development, and commercialization across the ecosystem of blockchain innovation. In 2016, Bettina was invited by TED to be one the first speakers ever to unpack the topic of blockchain to a global audience. She has given talks and curated conferences such as Skoll World Forum, Salzburg Global Seminar, City Innovate Summit, Personal Democracy Forum, and numerous universities around the world.

Bettina’s work has been cited in publications such as The Atlantic, Center for Public Impact, ICMA.org, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Don Tapscott, Co-founder and Executive Director at Blockchain Research Institute

Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.

In 2017, Don co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 70+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.

Jason Schenker, World’s Leading Financial Futurist

Jason is known as the world’s top ranked Financial Market Futurist and consistently ranked as one of the most accurate forecasters in the world by Bloomberg News. For over over a decade, he has been a Keynote Speaker and Presenter at conferences, a Guest Host for Bloomberg Television, and a Guest on CNBC.

As the President of Prestige Economics, he advises executives, corporate boards, public corporations, private companies, central banks, and governmental bodies. As the Chairman of the Futurist Institute, he has been the driving force behind creating a professional certification program to help analysts and economists become futurists. Jason is also the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association.

Tony Seba, RethinkX, Author Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

Tony Seba is a world-renowned author, thought leader, speaker, educator and entrepreneur. Seba is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation – How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030”, “Solar Trillions” and “Winners Take All”.

Seba is also a co-founder of RethinkX, a think tank that focuses on technology disruption and its implications for society and co-author of “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030“.




Brian Aoaeh, CFA, Partner at KEC Ventures

Ibrahiim Bayaan, Chief Economist at FreightWaves

Chad Boblett, Owner at Boblett Brothers LLC

Donald Broughton, Managing Director and Chief Marketing Strategist at Avondale Partners, Principal Managing Partner at Broughton Capital, LLC

Dean Croke, Chief Analytics Officer at FreightWaves

Bill Driegert, Director of Uber Freight

Peter Emahiser, CEO of Tadmore Transportation

Craig Fuller, CEO and Managing Director at FreightWaves, Managing Director at Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)

Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer at Fleet Complete

John Larkin, CFA, Investment Banking – Stifel at Stifel Financial Corp.

Dan Lewis, CEO and Founder at Convoy

Matthew May, CEO at Acuity

Robert Nathan, CEO at Load Delivered Logistics

Thiago Olsen, Managing Director at Engage Ventures

Jason Penkethman, Chief Product Officer at Spireon

Philip Poulidis, Senior Vice President at Blackberry

Eric Rempel, CIO at Redwood Logistics

Chris Stallman, CFA, Fontinalis Partners



  • Top Wall Street Sell-Side Analysts from the trucking and logistics space
  • Futurists covering subjects impacting the industry: blockchain, autonomous vehicles, hyperloop, drones, and digitization
  • Market data and research on the impact of technology on the freight markets
  • Startups with kick-ass ideas changing the way the industry operates- forever!
  • Participants will get a chance to interact with top speakers, demonstrators, and presenters delivering on engaging topics covering digitization of trucking, logistics, supply-chain, blockchain, IoT, telematics, and data.
  • As a participant at the Summit, you will get ‘out-of-the-box’ with new strategies to keep your company moving forward.

Don’t miss this chance to gather valuable industry information and experience presentations by thought leaders with unique insights to help you stay one step ahead.

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