Eric Johnson is the JOC's Senior Editor, Technology, where he leads coverage and analysis of technology’s impact on global logistics and trade. Johnson regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes, and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility, and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars. Prior to joining the JOC in May 2018, Johnson spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering logistics technology and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry. Johnson has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK, and India, and now resides in the Washington, D.C., area.
Sessions With Eric Johnson
Wednesday, 1 November
08:00am - 09:00am (GST)/ 01/nov/2023 04:00 am - 01/nov/2023 05:00 am
This roundtable will explore how innovative ports and their stakeholders can collaborate on a common digital platform to develop real time intelligence which facilitates JIT arrival, emission reduction and Green Digital Shipping Corridors.
The distinction between data interchange and true data collaboration will be examined in this C-Level session. What framework and governance model is required in order for a port to successfully become a neutral, effective data exchange ombudsman between all port community stakeholders?
The catalogue of successful cyber attacks in port and terminal related infrastructure shows no signs of abating, with more and more sophisticated, coordinated attacks by criminal and state-sponsored organizations. This session will review recent cases, how they were dealt with and how ports and shipping are now coming closer together to deal with this existential threat.
By establishing digital twin projects, ports and their cities can improve their resilience against crises or shocks and co-develop port and industrial activities alongside urban development that satisfies the needs of growing cities and megacities. In this session delegates will be shown practical examples from member ports on how digital twins are created and how technologies such as artificial intelligence can be used to plan better.