Mike Powell

SEKO Logistics

Chief Technology Officer

Mike previously spent four years on SEKO Logistics’ leadership team, serving as Vice President, Information Technology before leaving in 2010 to become co-founder of a cloud-based logistics software company used by global and domestic third-party logistics companies, trucking companies, and brokers. In 2014, he joined RIM Logistics as Vice President, Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for crafting and executing the company’s corporate technology strategy and streamlining operations to increase productivity. At SEKO, he has oversight and leadership of all matters relating to technology strategy, products, solutions and operations, as well as, the development of the next generation of the MySEKO platform.

Sessions With Mike Powell

Friday, 25 February

  • 09:40am - 10:10am (PST) / 25/feb/2022 05:40 pm - 25/feb/2022 06:10 pm

    What Can 3PLs Do to Differentiate With Technology?


    The pandemic and subsequent congestion in North American and European ports has brought into stark relief how difficult it is to manage supply chains dependent on containerized freight. That’s been a boon for third-party logistics providers, which have seen shippers large and small turn to them for access to capacity, origin and destination services, and sourcing and modal optimization. But what exactly is it, from a technology perspective, that moves the needle for shippers and the 3PLs that cater to them? Can the market continue to support an industry with tens of thousands of players, or will software and technology platforms start to consolidate functions into fewer ecosystems? At the heart of these questions is the role technology can play in allowing 3PLs to differentiate or in creating common experiences that allow certain 3PLs to get scale.