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James Kwan

IHS Markit

Associate Director, Enterprise Data Management

Mr. Kwan is responsible for the development of our Enterprise Data Management (EDM) business in the maritime industry.

As a data management and software specialist, Mr. Kwan has had multiple responsibilities within EDM during his five-year tenure at IHS Markit, including sales and business development, new industry discovery, and product strategy. He plays a central role in growing the business and applying EDM's capabilities to multi-industry challenges.

Mr. Kwan has also held roles at S&P Capital IQ (now S&P Global Market Intelligence) and holds a degree in International Business from Loughborough University, UK.

SESSIONS WITH James Kwan

Thursday, February 25

  • 02:15pm - 02:45pm

    The Logistics Technology Breakthrough

    Global Logistics' Data Dilemma

    Everyone says the value of data is as high as it's ever been, but the global logistics industry has a particularly hefty challenge in that data is produced, submitted, and consumed by a huge number of parties, few of which have native integrations with one another. Additionally, nearly every organization is sitting on a vast trove of data — some already digitized, some not — that is waiting to be leveraged. So the challenge isn’t so much access to data, but rather to have a strategy in place to clean it, contextualize, and use it. The challenges are huge, but not insurmountable, and the opportunities are even larger. This session will focus on steps to be taken to organize data and what the benefits of that organization can mean in managing containerized supply chains.