C1: IoT and other disruptive technologies in logistics



The Internet of Things covers the collection, processing and exchange of data through computer networks between different types of devices. It has been less than 20 years since the introduction of the term, and today it is expected that in 2020 there will be more than 25 billion devices connected to networks. From the technological perspective, the Internet of Things is chiefly RFID and sensory solutions. Sensory networks are more and more commonly applied in logistics, in transport in particular, to trace the movement of vehicles and the condition of transported goods. It makes it possible to dynamically control logistic and transport processes, and to optimise them.

•    The Internet of Things – is it still a novelty, or an essential element of supply chains?
•    The most important technological solutions of the Internet of Things
•    Sensory networks as a key tool for capturing data concerning logistic processes
•    Practical applications of the Internet of Things - implementation conditions and risks resulting from their use

Chairperson: JAROGNIEW RYKOWSKI, Poznań University of Economics and Business

Graduated from the Polish University of Technology in 1986. In 1995, he was granted a degree of doctor of technical sciences at the Gdańsk University of Technology. In 2008, he obtained a degree of doctor habilitatus in technical sciences at the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. From 1986 to 1992, he worked at the Institute of Computer Science of the Poznań University of Technology. Until 1996, he was employed at the French-Polish School of New IT and Communication Technologies (EFP). After the closure of the school, he moved to the Poznań University of Economics and Business, where, since 1996 until today, he has worked at the Department of Information Technology, since 2010 as professor extraordinarius. His areas of particular interest include: the Internet of Things and silent data processing systems, application of customisation and semantic technologies in applications in the Internet of Things, "intelligent" buildings and work places, telematics, ad-hoc and multi-hop networks and applications, and other related issues. Jarogniew Rykowski is the author and co-author of three books, nearly 50 scientific articles published in conference materials and Polish and foreign magazines, two patents and two patent applications.

IoT impact and opportunities for logistics – examples of successful implementations in the Netherlands

  • MARCO HEIDA, Internet of Things Nederland

Entrepreneur and IoT enthusiastic: executive with over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, strategic adviser, consultant and business developer for tech driven solutions and business models. Skilled in strategy, leadership, business development, executive management and go to market models. Marco Heida is founder of the platform Internet of Things Nederland, Strategic Consultant for DigiGurus and Managing Director and Founder of the DigiGurus Academy. Due to this combination of customer projects, platform and training he is one of the most visible and active IoT professionals in The Netherlands. Marco is a regular public speaker, in 2017 he has been speaking on a variation of conferences on digital transformation. Next to that he has been speaking in many in-company sessions.


Trends in RFID Testing and Personalization

  • HARRI TULIMAA, Head of Sales and Marketing of Voyantic Ltd

He has been heading Sales and Marketing of Voyantic Ltd. since January 2014 and he is based in Espoo, Finland. After having worked in IT and Telecom industry for more than 25 years, he has been witnessing the fast global growth of RFID industry in the past 4 years. In his role he has seen the increasing acceptance of RFID technology and new emerging applications with the regional differences in Americas, EMEA and APAC.   


New technologies in the context of supply chain flexibility. - Airbnb for logistics

  • MONIKA DUDA, Partner, Director of Industrial and Logistics Areas at M4 Real Estate

Previously, Associate Director in Industrial and Logistic Areas Department in Cushman & Wakefield, Poland. For over 10 years  she has been professionally involved in logistics and she has worked, among others, for Kuehne Nagel, CAT LC or ID Logistics in national and international structures. Monika has experience in implementation of investments in Poland and abroad, in optimisation of business processes, in sales and negotiations. She has gained her professional experience by working at key positions, where she has managed commercial and logistic departments of companies.



Dirk has recently been appointed since end of last year as CEO of Log-hub, the newly-established digital B2B marketplace for warehousing, where he will direct sales and operations for the business. He has over 15 years’ experience in international logistics management and, in particular, has developed a strong knowledge of supply chain processes, global transportation networks, project management in logistics, and change management. Much of his expertise has been amassed in 10 years at Kuehne + Nagel where, in his later years, he was responsible for the successful integration of the acquired Drude Logistik into K+N’s new European hub & spoke system (‘Eurohub’), the implementation of which was also his charge. Prior to this, Dirk held several roles at K+N focused on corporate 4PL solution development and network and supply chain engineering. After K+N he joined Locom in a multi-faceted Senior Consultant role in which he was instrumental in the acquisition and management of major new accounts, as well as responsible for the business development, the development of completely new business fields, and supporting Locom product development.

Selected implementations of radio identification in Polish businesses

  • MAREK CZARZYŃSKI, Vice President of R & D HADATAP Sp. z o.o.

Since the end of the 80s was active in the area of industrial applications as the creator and co-owner of software companies, and later he has been employed at the position of CEO of distribution and logistics companies for many years.

 GDSN. Digital revolution in cooperation with suppliers - business case of Carrefour Polska suppliers

  • KRZYSZTOF MUSZYŃSKI, Ekspert ds. GDSN GS1, Data Quality Project Manager, Instytut Logistyki i Magazynowania

For many years, he has been a moderator of national Working Groups in the area of GDSN, DIYGA and HoReCa. Active participant in international Working Groups, including B2B2C. Author of publications on modern synchronisation methods and on the importance of product data quality. PhD Eng. at the Poznań University of Technology, MBA Nottingham Trent University at the Poznań University of Economics.

Dispensing/distribution machines – proces optimisation from demand to delivery with the use of IoT - business case

  • TADEUSZ TWARDZIK, Procurement & Logistics Director LS TECH HOMES SA

Experienced manager and negotiator involved in purchase and logistics for 18 years. He understands the need of optimisation in terms of costs and in terms of quality, aimed at achieving savings by means of cooperation with suppliers, negotiations and searching adequate purchase volumes. He created and implemented purchase strategies. He makes bold and concrete decisions in the ever-changing business environment, taking care to maintain positive relations with commercial partners.
He perfectly analyses and interprets processes in a company (including the purchasing process).