• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Christian Allred

ORBCOMM

Senior Vice President-International

Christian Allred joined ORBCOMM in 2006 and currently serves as ORBCOMM’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of International Sales. He is responsible for managing ORBCOMM’s international sales teams around the world across key vertical markets, including transportation, heavy equipment, containers & ports and maritime, and achieving the Company’s revenue and growth objectives. Christian has more than 25 years of experience in managing global sales and marketing teams and building global distribution channels for technology companies within the M2M and IoT industries. Prior to joining ORBCOMM, Christian was Vice President of Sales at Enfora, where he managed sales activities to telematics companies, M2M/IoT integrators and network operators throughout Latin America, Europe and the U.S. Christian began his career with MicroAge, Inc. and later Pinacor, Inc., holding positions as Wireless Data Analyst, Program Manager, Director of Marketing, and General Manager of Mobility Solutions. Christian holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University, a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.

Sessions With Christian Allred

Wednesday, 6 March

  • 11:10am - 11:50am (PST) / 06/mar/2024 07:10 pm - 06/mar/2024 07:50 pm

    TPM Cold Chain: Tech Innovation and the Pursuit of Efficiency

    Shippers haven’t always been able to get all the information they want and need on their freight while it’s in transit, even for time- and/or temperature-sensitive cargo being carried in specialized refrigerated containers. The COVID pandemic not only underscored the depths of the problem, but also provided an impetus for service and technology providers to ramp up their offerings and make them more accessible to shippers. From increasingly sophisticated tracking devices to better real-time visibility into temperature changes of containerized goods, investment is flowing rapidly into the market. Indeed, investment in tracking devices for refrigerated shipments alone is expected to more than double in the five years to 2026, according to market researcher Berg Insight, with industry giants Maersk and Orbcomm leading the way, and a number of smaller upstarts offering new or expanding services. This session will analyze the tech investment flowing into the market, the increasing accessibility of tech solutions to shippers, and how those solutions are improving cold chain efficiency.