Fresh Air in an Old Industry: Using AI to Dust Off the Logistics Industry

Event Date
28th July, 2021
Event Time
17:30 - 18:30 CEST
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About this event

Since 2015, VCs have invested $28 billion in logistics startups – providing, in the words of a recent McKinsey report report, ‘new money for an old industry.’

These startups are answering a need for technical products that can improve automation, optimization, effectiveness and reliability, saving time and money.

One of the biggest ways they’re achieving this is through the use of Artificial Intelligence, and introducing a new frame for the industry called ‘smart logistics.’

During this talk, we will discuss the logistics industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities and how technology -and artificial intelligence more specifically- are giving it a new lease of life. We’ll be joined by a panel of experts in logistics, including entrepreneurs Jean-Baptiste Clouard, CEO of Flowlity and Mehdi Adjaoue, CEO of EyePick and investors Sofia Dahoune, Investment Director at Elaia, and Thomas Poitrineau, Principal at Entrepreneur First, who will moderate the discussion.

Sign-up to join us for this webinar on July 28th at 5.30pm to hear our panel of experts share their insights and knowledge on how startups and technology can disrupt the logistics industry.

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5.30-6.00pm: Discussion with our speakers moderated by Thomas Poitrineau, Principal at Entrepreneur First

6.00-6.30pm: Q&A session with the audience

More about our speakers

Thomas Poitrineau: Thomas is Principal at Entrepreneur First in Paris, leading the company creation process for our startups. He previously led growth and expansion strategy for several startups in the logistics space, such as Jumia (backed by Rocket Internet), where he headed the Tunisian Branch, Take Eat Easy where he launched the Belgium food delivery platform in South of France and onefinestay in Italy (aquired by Accor Hotel).

Sofia Dahoune: Sofia has experience in investment and startups. She began her career as an investor at Bpifrance Investissement where she realised several investments in the digital field and is now Investor Director at Elaia, a deep tech and early stage VC firm. In 2016, she cofounded a start-up, Little Panda, where she was in charge of product and sales. Before joining Elaia, she was head of the acceleration and incubation programs at Ecole Polytechnique.

Jean-Baptiste Clouard: Experienced in Supply Chains, Jean-Baptiste sold Supply Chain solutions to some of the biggest french companies: Lafarge, Airbus and L’Oréal. In 2018, he joined Entrepreneur First’s first cohort to build the world’s first cognitive supply chain network. He is now the co-founder and CEO of Flowlity, an AI-powered supply chain planning solution, that counts many big players among their customers such as La Redoute, Saint-Gobain, Bosch and Danone.

Mehdi Adjaoue: Experienced in automation and AI, Mehdi was in charge of automating pick & place ops in a leading logistics company and worked as tech lead at a football startup to develop real-time analysis of players through AI. In 2019, he joined Entrepreneur First’s third cohort to build a brain for robots to see, understand and act in the real-world. He is now the co-founder and CEO of EyePick, which provides turnkey automation solutions for manual tasks using vision guided robots.

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