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

Matt Elenjickal


Founder and CEO

Matt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FourKites. He founded FourKites in 2014 after recognizing pain points in the logistics industry and designing elegant and effective systems to address them.

Prior to founding FourKites, Matt spent 7 years in the enterprise software space working for market leaders such as Oracle Corp and i2 Technologies/JDA Software Group. Matt has led high-impact teams that implemented logistics strategies and systems at P&G, Nestle, Kraft, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Tyco, Argos and Nokia across North America, Western Europe and Latin America. Matt is passionate about logistics and supply chain management and has a keen sense for how technology can disrupt traditional silo-based planning and execution.

Matt holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Chicago.

Sessions With Matt Elenjickal

Thursday, 23 February

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 09:30 pm - 23/feb/2023 10:00 pm

    Understanding the Visibility Battleground: A Conversation with FourKites CEO Matt Elenjickal

    Venture investors pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the red-hot freight visibility market during the pandemic, but 2022 saw a rationalization of both funding and growth expectations in the market. That came as global supply chain disruptions started to ease in tandem with container volume demand. Yet freight visibility remains top of mind for virtually every shipper and service provider in the industry. It’s clear that the pandemic crystallized the need for better visibility software and data, yet the market remains far from a finished product. Shippers still bemoan data quality, completeness, and timeliness, and still pine for better normalization of data as cargo moves through various modes. Journal of Commerce Senior Technology Editor Eric Johnson will sit down for a frank discussion on where the market stands and where it’s going with Matt Elenjickal, CEO of FourKites, one of the more prominent visibility vendors to emerge in recent years.