FTMS Spring 2021 Panel: Goods Movement and the Transition to Autonomous Operations
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The Future of Transportation and Mobility Series

Held annually, the Future of Transportation and Mobility Event Series explores and promotes a variety of topics and solutions to help accelerate the future of the connected and autonomous technology sector. The series — which features a new theme each year — is designed to engage decision-makers, industry, government, innovators and academia to explore opportunities affecting critical sectors of the economy in preparation for disruption in the transportation and mobility industries.
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What trends and technologies have initiated the transformation of the goods movement sector? What will the migration from labour-based services to autonomous operations look like? What should we expect next? Hear from today’s panel as they explore the drivers of change in goods movement.

Moderator:

Mark Petrosoniak, Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Operations, Gatik

Panelists:

Khelil Khelil, Manager, Business Research and Development, Strategic Network Department, Purolator Inc.

Wayne Scott, Senior Director of Transport Maintenance, Loblaw Companies

Saiedeh Razavi, Associate Professor, Chair in Heavy Construction, Department of Civil Engineering; Director, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, McMaster University

The third annual Future of Transportation and Mobility Series event explored the future of goods movement and the supply chain, addressing the state of autonomous vehicle technologies from the first mile to the last, as we foster change and challenge the opportunities to bring the use of connected and autonomous technologies to reality.

The event featured virtual keynotes, panels and networking with industry, entrepreneurs, government and academia.