18 episodes

Welcome to the "How We Innovate" podcast presented by Applandeo. On this podcast, you'll find a mix of stories that led to our guests becoming innovators. We'll get to know how they’re using technology as a tool to achieve that, as well as their business challenges and failures, and most importantly, lessons learned. We'll pull back the curtain of their industry and share some personal adventures along the way.

How We Innovate Podcast by Applandeo Applandeo

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Welcome to the "How We Innovate" podcast presented by Applandeo. On this podcast, you'll find a mix of stories that led to our guests becoming innovators. We'll get to know how they’re using technology as a tool to achieve that, as well as their business challenges and failures, and most importantly, lessons learned. We'll pull back the curtain of their industry and share some personal adventures along the way.

    Inside the Ukrposhta: Navigating War and Crisis - with Julia Pavlenko

    Inside the Ukrposhta: Navigating War and Crisis - with Julia Pavlenko

    During our conversation, Julia told us about his journey of becoming the Director of International Operations at Ukrposhta – the national postal and courier service company of Ukraine. We also discussed different aspects of the postal industry and its challenges, especially how Ukrposhta manages their work during the war, how technology helps them, and much more! Meet Julia!

    About Julia

    Julia Pavlenko currently holds the position of Director of International Operations at Ukrposhta, the national postal and courier service company of Ukraine, where she brings her expertise as an experienced logistics and operations professional. Her responsibilities include overseeing the international operations of the company, which involves managing partnerships with other postal services globally and ensuring the delivery of international mail and packages.
    Before joining Ukrposhta, she served in several leadership roles in the logistics industry, where she acquired valuable experience in managing international supply chains and operations.
    During her tenure at Ukrposhta, Julia has spearheaded the expansion of the company's international delivery capabilities and forged new partnerships with postal services in other countries. Moreover, she has been a driving force in implementing new technologies and processes to modernize and enhance the efficiency of Ukrposhta's operations. Overall, her dedication and proficiency have played a significant role in the success of Ukrposhta and the logistics industry, particularly in the midst of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

    • 39 min
    From Snail Mail to Drones: Delivering the Future - with Sven Richard Magerøy Tønnessen

    From Snail Mail to Drones: Delivering the Future - with Sven Richard Magerøy Tønnessen

    During our conversation, Sven told us about his journey of becoming the Head of Emerging Technology at Posten Norge – a Nordic postal and logistics group. We also discussed different aspects of the postal industry and its challenges, what kind of innovations we can expect at Posten Norge, how they use drones and robots to improve their services, and much more! Meet Sven!

    About Sven

    Sven Richard Magerøy Tønnessen holds the position of Head of Emerging Technology at Posten Norge, the national postal service of Norway. In this capacity, Tønnessen is tasked with identifying and implementing pioneering technologies that can enhance the services and operations of Posten Norge. Tønnessen has previously held technology-related roles in the banking and finance, telecommunications, and logistics industries, where he gained experience in developing and implementing digital strategies, managing complex IT projects, and driving innovation.
    Posten Norge, also known as Norway Post, was established in 1647 and has since expanded to become one of Norway's largest employers with more than 12,000 employees. The organization offers a wide range of postal and logistics services, including freight transport, e-commerce solutions, and mail and parcel delivery.
    To stay abreast of evolving market demands and customer expectations, Posten Norge has undergone significant transformation in recent years. The organization has invested extensively in new technology and innovation, focusing on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, drone delivery, and the Internet of Things.

    • 39 min
    Robots in the (ware)house - with Neil Shelton

    Robots in the (ware)house - with Neil Shelton

    During our conversation, Neil told us about his journey of becoming the CSO at GXO Logistics – a global logistics and transportation company. We also discussed different aspects of the logistics industry and its pain points, what kind of innovations we can expect at GXO, how they use robots and automation to improve their services, and much more! Meet Neil!

    About Neil
    Neil Shelton is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at GXO Logistics. In this role, Neil is responsible for overseeing the company's long-term strategy and ensuring alignment with the overall business goals. He brings a wealth of experience in both the logistics industry and strategic planning to the role. With a keen eye for market trends and a deep understanding of the competitive landscape, Neil is able to develop innovative strategies that drive growth and success for GXO Logistics. Under his leadership, the company has successfully navigated industry challenges and established itself as a leader in the logistics space. With a passion for excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement, Neil is a valuable asset to the GXO Logistics team.
    GXO Logistics provides comprehensive supply chain solutions to businesses around the world. With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, the company leverages cutting-edge technology and a highly skilled team to deliver efficient and reliable logistics services. GXO Logistics offers a wide range of services, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing, and distribution, and has a strong network of partners to support its customers' needs. The company is dedicated to sustainability and is committed to reducing its impact on the environment while helping its customers achieve their goals and drive their business forward. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on results, GXO Logistics is a trusted partner to businesses worldwide.

    • 47 min
    Revolutionizing trucking paperwork - with Kevin Ziegler

    Revolutionizing trucking paperwork - with Kevin Ziegler

    During our conversation, Kevin told us about his journey of becoming the CTO and Co-Founder of Navix.io – a modern Software-as-a-Service platform that, thanks to freight invoicing experts, solves various audit headaches. We also discussed different aspects of the logistics industry, what kind of innovations we can expect at Navix, how they use AI to improve their services, and much more! Meet Kevin!

    About Kevin
    Kevin is the Co-Founder and CTO at Navix.io – a modern Software-as-a-Service platform that, thanks to freight invoicing experts, solves various audit headaches. They enable 3PLs and brokers to automate their processes at scale and gain better insights into their freight spend. Navix also creates greater profitability through its API-first approach for seamless integrations, AI-driven analytics, and white-glove auditing services. 
    Kevin started Navix in 2020, and since then, his SaaS solution has been trusted by leading supply chain and logistics companies and processing $1B+ in freight annually. His over 20-year background in IT has primarily been in software development, but he's also been involved in systems infrastructure, networking, and business intelligence. Within the last five years, Kevin has been using this experience to help organizations build, migrate, or improve upon their cloud maturity and DevOps processes.

    • 45 min
    Truck Yeah! AI's on Board - with Yukon Palmer

    Truck Yeah! AI's on Board - with Yukon Palmer

    During our conversation, Yukon told us about his journey of becoming the CEO and Founder of FieldLogix – one of the industry Leading Field Resource Management Platforms. We also discussed different aspects of the trucking and logistics industry, what kind of innovations we can expect at FieldLogix, how they use AI to improve drivers' safety, and much more! Meet Yukon!
    About Yukon
    Yukon is the CEO and Founder FieldLogix – one of the industry Leading Field Resource Management Platforms. The platform includes telematics (using Artificial Intelligence), dash cameras, route optimization & dispatching, mobile forms, and mobile timekeeping. With AI use, he wants to help fleets improve safety.
    Yukon started FieldLogix in 2002, and since then, his SaaS solution has been adopted by some of the largest US companies in the mechanical contracting, construction, transportation, and last-mile delivery industries.

    • 34 min
    The new era of car shipping - with Scott Evans

    The new era of car shipping - with Scott Evans

    During our conversation, Scott told us about his journey of becoming the Director of Product at RunBuggy – an open marketplace that connects car shippers and haulers. We also discussed different aspects of the car shipping industry, what kind of improvements and innovations we can expect at RunBuggy, and much more! Meet Scott!

    About Scott
    Scott Evans is the Director of Product at RunBuggy – a platform that connects car shippers and haulers through an app. Thanks to the RunBuggy app, they allow dealers, auctions, and individuals to ship and track cars across the United States. However, it’s only the beginning as they are planning to grow and expand.
    Although he spent the recent years of his career in product management, his background comes from marketing and technology.

    • 37 min

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