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BLOCKCHAIN - a new collaboration by IBM and MAERSK

Transforming the shipping industry and looking for the new electronic wave through partnership.


Brion Ostrander and Karin Bridges of Maersk Line

IBM and Maersk announced a new collaboration to use blockchain, cognitive computing and other innovations to create a global network for sharing trade data to transform the international supply chain from the producer to end customer. IBM and Maersk will transform a decades-old supply chain model to help solve many of its biggest challenges including a lack of visibility and trust, vulnerability to fraud, inefficiency and delivery delays.

90 percent of goods in global trade are carried by the ocean ...shipping industry each year. This solution has the potential to save the industry billions of dollars. Already in use on a limited basis, the two companies will make this new trade solution commercially available to all supply chain participants worldwide this year.

About our Speakers:

Brion Ostrander is the Head of Customer Service Export, East Region for Maersk Line in the North America. In this role, Brion is responsible for Customer Service for customers from Chicago to the East Coast down to Miami. Overseeing our Global Key Client, Care Premium, and Essential customer bases.

Karin Bridges is the Head of Customer Service Process for Maersk Line in the North America. In this role, Karin is responsible for Customer Service Process, Projects, Training, Performance Management and eCommerce.

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Upcoming Programs and Events

6/13/17 Year End “Leaders in Commerce” Awards Dinner   At Meyers Park Country Club
5/18/17 “Update on International Shipping and Maersk Line in the Post-Panamax World” Maersk Line Luncheon Meeting
4/20/17 “Report on the City of Charlotte Trade Mission to China” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts Luncheon Meeting
3/16/17 "The Canada-North Carolina Economic Partnership during a Trump Presidency" Hon. Louise Blais Breakfast Meeting
3/15/17 "The Canada-North Carolina Economic Partnership during a Trump Presidency" Hon. Louise Blais Program and Wine Reception
3/24/16 "Is it Time to Review Your Export Strategy"
2/18/16"Expanding Globally – The Essentials of International Payments and Cash Management"
1/21/16"China Trade Mission Findings"
12/1/15Salute to the Troops – "Family Focus"details
11/10/15Doing Business with Cuba Seminar
10/14/15CWTA "Tradefest"details
9/22/15"The Interview: North Carolina Ports Authority's role, business model, and plans for the future."Paul Cozza, North Carolina State Ports Authority & Chris William, Carolina Business Reviewdetails
6/12/15"First Annual Leadership in International Commerce"details
5/21/15"Charlotte: Influence of German Business and Political Thought"Klaus Becker, NIROSTEEL LLCdetails
4/16/15"Why Are Global Middle Market Companies Choosing The Carolinas?"Jen Leary, CliftonLarsonAllendetails
3/19/15"Import Compliance Seminar"
2/19/15"Progress of the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways" "Legislative agenda in 2015" "Status of the hub at CLT"Tracy Montross, American Airlines
12/9/14"Holiday Salute to the Troops"John Falkenbury, USO of NC President
11/20/14"Doing Business with Canada Seminar"
9/18/14"Global Vision for Charlotte: A Case for Rebranding Charlotte to that Global Vision"John Galles, Galles Communications Group
6/12/14"First Annual Leadership in International Commerce"
5/21/14"Update on the Future of Charlotte Douglas International Airport"Brent D. Cagle, Charlotte Douglas International Airport