21st Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: Freight and Cybersecurity

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
1330 Industrial Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States

About the Event

As new threats emerge, cybersecurity has become a key issue for the freight and logistics industry. The theme for this year’s symposium will be built around cybersecurity challenges and the new technologies such as blockchain that address them.

In the keynote presentation, Leo Janus, senior offering manager at IBM Supply Chain Insights, will highlight the use of new technology to build trust across supply-chain networks for improved transparency, efficiency, and security. Following his presentation, a panel of experts will discuss cybersecurity and its implications for freight. Then, a second panel will explore the implications of cybersecurity for connected and automated vehicles, particularly those moving freight.


Symposium speakers and panelists will include the following:

  • Leo Janus, Senior Offering Manager, Supply Chain Insights, IBM
  • Augustine Moore, Minneapolis Area Port Director, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • Mike Johnson, Director of Graduate Studies, Technology Leadership Institute, UMN
  • Rob Fischer, President, Geospatial Transportation Information Management Association
  • Brett Cooksey, Director of Technology, C.H. Robinson
  • Kristin White, MnDOT CAV Innovation Director
  • Jay Hietpas, MnDOT CAV Executive Director

For more information, download the draft program (PDF).


Who Should Attend

  • Decision makers and practitioners from shippers, carriers, and other private-sector organizations involved in logistics and transportation
  • Government officials and staff
  • Representatives from nonprofit organizations and academic institutions


This symposium is sponsored by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with: