Werner president Derek Leathers to keynote ALK Summit

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ALK Technologies, a global provider of GeoLogistics and navigation software, announced that for the second consecutive year, Derek Leathers, President and COO of Werner Enterprises, will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

Hosted by ALK, the 2013 Transportation Technology Summit will take place May 14-16, 2013 in Princeton, N.J. 

“We are thrilled to have Derek Leathers back on-board this year as our keynote speaker; we look forward to Derek sharing his industry outlook one year later,” said Dr. Barry J. Glick, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ALK Technologies who will kick off the program with introductory remarks.

Derek Leathers has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for over 20 years. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner’s Mexico operations, oversight for all asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics, which encompasses transportation management and freight movement within Intermodal, Ocean, Air and Brokerage.

“In addition to having Derek Leathers as our keynote, we are also excited to announce that our agenda includes more interactive sessions and panels which will allow our attendees to voice their experiences and challenges while focusing on innovative solutions as reflected in our conference theme,” said Glick.

The conference theme is “Synchronize Strategies. Deliver Results.” ALK says the Summit will provide transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies with valuable guidance on how to maximize operational efficiency. In its ninth year, this event brings together senior transportation executives and industry thought leaders to highlight technology trends and to share a strategic vision for opportunity and business success.

This thought leader symposium offers discussions with senior executives and customers of industry technology providers. Participants will receive the opportunity to debate, benchmark and learn from other leaders through a forum that consists of expert presentations, case studies, panel discussions, facilitated roundtables, and networking.

Presentations and roundtables will address key challenges facing all sectors of the industry today, including truckload, LTL, intermodal, private fleets, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Topics include compliance, supply chain efficiency, safety, operating cost management, with a focus on innovations in wireless technology and in-cab solutions.

The three day event will be held at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Princeton. It includes a golf outing on May 14th and dinner reception on the evening of May 15th at the prestigious Tournament Players Club – Jasna Polana in Princeton. For more information, visit: www.alk.com/techsummit