Evan Smith

Altana Al

CEO and Co-Founder

Evan Smith is the CEO and Co-Founder of Altana AI. Altana is a Trusted Commerce Platform built on a shared source of truth for the global supply chain. Its AI platform – the Altana Atlas – connects and learns from billions of data points to answer questions about products, shipments, companies, and supply chain networks, enabling businesses and governments to build safe, resilient, and sustainable supply chains.

Prior to Altana, Evan led enterprise solutions and strategic partnerships for Panjiva, a trade data science company. Before Panjiva, Evan co-managed a private equity partnership under a family office sponsor, and served as the CEO of IMBU Technologies, a wholly-owned portfolio company, providing textile supply chain automation software. Evan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Yale University.

Sessions With Evan Smith

Friday, 25 February

  • 04:30pm - 05:00pm (PST) / 26/feb/2022 12:30 am - 26/feb/2022 01:00 am

    Fireside Chat: Mapping the World's Supplier Relationships

    Every global supply chain relies on an intricate web of suppliers, partners, and commercial counterparts, from the procurement of raw materials and outsourced manufacturers to logistics and transportation providers. Maintaining a detailed database of these connections is complicated, especially as new partners are added, depending on new products, new markets, or sourcing shifts. But shippers need to understand this web of connections to comply with customs regulations. Forwarders need to understand their own connections, as well as those of their customers, and customs agencies need to understand risk on a real-time basis. This session will explore the perspective of one of a handful of technology providers tackling this challenge, and what it may mean to the world of global trade.