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

Kyle Henderson


CEO and Co-Founder

Kyle is a repeat entrepreneur and a veteran product management, development and design professional. He has participated in nine early-stage technology startups, including senior product management roles at companies like Fullstory, ClearMetal, Nokia, and NAVTEQ.

Prior to his current venture, Kyle spent three years working on a control tower solution for supply chain management. The high-quality data he needed to maximize that product did not exist at the time, which inspired him to co-found Vizion — an API-first solution that allows cargo owners, freight forwarders, and software providers to track ocean freight and draw closer to achieving true supply chain visibility. Vizion successfully reached Series A funding in summer 2022, and companies around the world are currently using Vizion’s API to track their ocean freight in as close to real-time as possible.

Kyle earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Berry College in beautiful Rome, Ga.

Sessions With Kyle Henderson

Thursday, 23 February

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

    2022: The Year Smart Containers Became a Thing

    In April, Hapag-Lloyd made a historic announcement: The German carrier said it would be equipping its entire dry box fleet with physical sensors, a first for a container line of its size. Understanding the significance of the move requires an examination of all the potential benefits of being able to track an entire pool of assets across the globe, from Hapag-Lloyd's ability to understand exactly where its boxes are to it potentially providing a premium service to shippers. But progress in the development of lower-cost container sensors is happening on many fronts, from container-specific hardware makers such as Nexxiott, Traxens, Orbcomm, and GlobeTracker to more multimodal Internet of Things developers. There’s also the question of how data-based visibility providers —ones that rely on data from carriers or carrier websites —might fit into a world where containers themselves are generating location and condition data. This session will explore whether the industry — spurred on by Hapag-Lloyd's decision — has indeed crossed a threshold, and what it will take for smart containers to become more ubiquitous.