• Inland Distribution
  • September 25- 27, 2023 | The Westin Chicago River North

Chadd Olesen


Founder and CEO

Chadd Olesen is the Co-Founder and CEO of AVRL, an Austin-based automation company providing the supply chain and logistics architecture required to connect intricate systems and automate complex problems.

Sessions With Chadd Olesen

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 08:35am - 09:05am (CST) / 27/sep/2023 01:35 pm - 27/sep/2023 02:05 pm

    Inland Fireside Chat Series: A Conversation with AVRL CEO Chadd Olesen

    Automation is a loaded word in business circles these days. One person’s efficiency tool is another person’s job killer. Even among those who appreciate the potential of automation in logistics, the definition of what automation is and what it can do varies widely. Is it a vehicle to take the burden of mundane tasks off the desks of humans, or is it an intelligent tool that does more than follow instructions well? As products like chatGPT and other so-called generative AI creations infiltrate the public’s consciousness (and commercial initiatives), it’s important to take stock of where the freight transportation industry is with regards to automation. In this one-on-one chat, AVRL CEO Chadd Olesen will give an inside peak into how all parties involved in freight transportation are — and aren’t — using automation to get a leg up on their competition.