21st Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: Freight and Cybersecurity

Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:00 am–12:00 pm

1330 Industrial Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55413

About the Event

Cybersecurity has become a key concern for the freight and logistics industry in an increasingly connected and automated world. A significant challenge is balancing information privacy and security with the industry’s need for usable, reliable data to produce expected benefits. In particular, potential improvements in safety, efficiency, and freight flow make it critical for Minnesota to invest in the development of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and tackle the complex cybersecurity issues that come with such progress.



Keynote: Using New Technology to Build Trust Across Supply-Chain Networks for Improved Transparency, Efficiency, and Security

  • Leo Janus, Senior Offering Manager, IBM Watson Supply Chain

Panel: Cybersecurity and the Implications for Freight

  • Moderator: Meg Duncan, Director of Operations, Koch Logistics
  • Brett Cooksey, Director of Technology, C.H. Robinson
  • Rob Fischer, President, Geospatial Transportation Information Management Association
  • Mike Johnson, Director of Graduate Studies, Technology Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota
  • Augustine Moore, Minneapolis Area Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Panel: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Considerations for Connected and Automated Vehicles

  • Jay Hietpas, MnDOT CAV Executive Director
  • Josh Root, MnDOT Senior Legal Counsel and Data Practices Compliance Official