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

Marc Held


Co-Founder and CEO

Marc is a serial entrepreneur, specializing in applying advanced artificial intelligence and IoT to the supply chain industry. Prior to Fishtail, he has started, funded, and sold multiple companies – creating real value for Fortune 500 customers, investors, and acquirers. Most recently, his company ODYN (inventory optimization platform for large CPG companies) was acquired by Turvo and his company before that (Weft, maritime intelligence platform – funded by a16z, social + capital, SV Angel, and other tier-1 VCs) was acquired by DMGT-owned Genscape. Prior to his experience in supply chain, Marc was also a product development consultant, specializing in mobile applications and content consumption, and had done early work in the smart personal assistant space.

Sessions With Marc Held

Friday, 24 February

  • 09:45am - 10:15am (PST) / 24/feb/2023 05:45 pm - 24/feb/2023 06:15 pm

    The Behind-the-Scenes Adoption of Automation

    There’s no more loaded term in technology than automation: a concept with the power to kill millions of jobs or unlock billions of dollars of systemic inefficiency. While the idea of automation fundamentally changing the logistics industry — among dozens of other industries — is de rigeur, the reality is that most of the actual movement on automation is happening far beneath the surface. That doesn’t mean automation isn’t changing the shape of global logistics, but it does mean that its impact is still largely obscured from public view. In this session, companies focused on the implementation of automation for specific functions — from payment and trade finance access to booking processes — will discuss how prevalent automation already is, what the next phase will look like, and what benefits it may hold for those buyers looking to invest in technology.