Since the 1970's, the technologies that have truly driven international trade were enabled by two important factors: the digitization of data enabling information to be shared quickly across all parties in the supply chain and the development of technology standards that provide the common template for that data. Whether one analyzes Electronic Data Interchange or the commercialization of the Internet itself, the widespread adoption of these technologies would not have been possible without either of these components.
The burgeoning technologies of the future - blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, are no exception to these required elements, and companies see the magnitude of their importance only when they deployed in their supply chains. They quickly realize how critical they are not only for day-to-day operations, but for very survival.
- The importance of digital data as a pre-requisite for modern technologies
- How technology standards have facilitated global trade
- Examples of technology standards that have driven international commerce
- The case for blockchain standards specific to global supply chain management
- Blockchain standards that integrate with the IoT
- How blockchain standards will facilitate Big Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence
Alessandra Gregory Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Dan Gardner, VP of Supply Chain for Lakeshore Learning Materials and co-founder of Trade Facilitators, Inc.
Ty Border, SVP Marketing and Business Development with Amber Road