Guest Lecture: University of Sydney Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

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Sydney, Australia – 9th April, 2020

Verifai Founder and CEO Jonathan Kempe was recently asked by Professor Michael Bell – Chair of Ports and Maritime Logistics – to give a guest lecture to 60 students in the MComm and MLSCM (Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management) programme at the University of Sydney, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS).

The lecture was titled ‘Smart Containers make Cents’ and focused on the emergence, role and effectiveness of smart-container technology: tracking and tracing; Internet-of-Things and bluetooth sensors; GPS for geo-location; GSM for communications/reporting; and LEO-Satellites for global coverage. The 30 minute lecture was followed by 30 minutes of questions from the students.

A range of informed questions were asked: from smart container purchasing; who likely early-adopters might be; the limitations of communication technologies like GPS; and information pathways for gathered Sensor data. Feedback from Professor Bell, and the students was incredibly positive.

About ITLS

ITLS is a renowned international centre for the latest thinking on the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management. Their research has been rated as well above world standards.

Established in 1991, ITLS’ goal is to contribute to the design, management and optimisation of infrastructure, transport, logistics and supply chain initiatives around the globe. 

They focus on providing impartial, evidence-based research on these key facets of Australia’s economic competitiveness, environmental prosperity and social wellbeing, with a view to informing the management and policy directions of industry and government.

ITLS are proud members of Roads Australia, ITS Australia, the International Association of Public Transport – Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP) and the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)