• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Bertrand Chen

Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN)


Bertrand Chen is the CEO of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an independent, not-for-profit technology consortium to reimagine global trade. Bertrand oversees the consortium’s overall strategy, with a mandate to serve the best interests of the industry at large and is not influenced by any agenda and tradition.

Bertrand is passionate about unlocking business value in traditional businesses through digital transformation and data science. Prior to his role at GSBN, Bertrand served as the Group Data Scientist at CK Hutchison Holdings, a conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong with global business interests spanning various sectors.

Prior to this, Bertrand spent a decade on Wall Street as a trader in credit and equity derivatives for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch in New York City and in Hong Kong. Today he brings this experience to breakdown silos between the global supply chain and the financial system which underpins it. 

Sessions With Bertrand Chen

Thursday, 23 February

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 10:30 pm - 23/feb/2023 11:00 pm

    A New Era of Data Sharing

    No man (or woman) is an island, and the same is true in logistics when it comes to data sharing. Even the most ambitious companies in the industry recognize that their ability to excel is generally constrained by the availability, quality and timeliness of data that's largely out of their direct control. As a result, a new atmosphere has emerged in the logistics technology community recent years - an atmosphere driven by the reality data sharing is a must, as opposed to seeing data as something to be guarded within a walled garden. Now the focus is on partnerships, on complementary value, and on the infrastructure to empower real-time data sharing where appropriate. This session brings together a logistics services company, a software vendor, a data infrastructure provider, and an investor to discuss how this new atmosphere translates into impact for the rest of the industry.