Sam Tyagi


CEO & Founder

Sam Tyagi is CEO and Founder of KlearNow, a technology start-up positioned as the go-to digital supply chain solution for businesses that trade across borders. He is a successful serial entrepreneur with a passion for building businesses from ideation to profitable outcomes through his vision, leadership, team building, and business acumen.

Sam’s 25 years of management experience include founding and acquiring three market-leading IT integration and product businesses, which each generated a high return on investments for its shareholders once exited. His notable exits include KPMG, ACS Xerox, and Softtek, and one of the companies he built was also ranked second on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Hot 100 List.” He also is an investment partner at Argean Capital, a Silicon Valley-based private equity firm that focuses on technology markets undergoing strategic transformation.

Sam is a board member of American Red Cross Silicon Valley and advisory board member of Merrill Lynch Private Client group. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University.

Sessions With Sam Tyagi

Friday, 25 February

  • 02:15pm - 02:45pm (PST) / 25/feb/2022 10:15 pm - 25/feb/2022 10:45 pm


    Can Global Logistics Reach Electronic Documentation Nirvana?


    For an industry that has struggled to shed the notion that documents are still sent by fax, the long-rumored progression from paper documents to electronic versions has been painfully slow. At a time when multimillion-dollar homes can be bought and sold via DocuSign, it's hard to imagine that basic shipping and customs documents still change hands in paper format. For many, a move to email attachments — digital versions of paper documents — is an aspirational state. The pandemic, and the remote work it forced upon the global logistics industry, has not yet been the catalyst for major change. That’s not to say progress isn’t underway. An array of technology providers, incumbent, and startup alike, is guiding the industry toward digitization. And there is progress in areas such as electronic bills of lading, where Mediterranean Shipping Co., Zim, and ONE have all invested. But what will be the catalyst to push the industry at large toward more adoption of electronic documentation?