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We interview some of the best entrepreneurs, experts and executives in the tech and eCommerce space. We want to share their perspective on the current trends, their stories about success and failure and how they attract and recruit talent. Our aim is to keep it real and simple - share the relevant lessons and have an open conversation. Follow-ups on our website for more details: https://www.alcottglobal.com/

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We interview some of the best entrepreneurs, experts and executives in the tech and eCommerce space. We want to share their perspective on the current trends, their stories about success and failure and how they attract and recruit talent. Our aim is to keep it real and simple - share the relevant lessons and have an open conversation. Follow-ups on our website for more details: https://www.alcottglobal.com/

    Jamil Khan, President & Amanda Cole, Co-Founder and CEO of Sayurbox

    Jamil Khan, President & Amanda Cole, Co-Founder and CEO of Sayurbox

    About Jamil Khan:
    Jamil Khan is the President of Sayurbox. Jamil is an International Logistics Leader, bringing almost 30 years of Operational & Supply Chain experience, having lived in 6 and worked in 11 countries across Europe & Asia. He is an experienced senior leader, with a great career as EVP of Logistics at Lazada, and VP of Operations of Redmart, Jamil has also worked in Tesco, METRO Group and Dairy Farm International, in a variety of roles and locations.
    He is the driver of a culture that is Customer centric and focussed on quality. Jamil believes in finding talent, building capability through coaching and training to create extraordinary teams at all levels. Jamil has built operational capacity and resilience and has scaled massively in a cost effective way.
    About Amanda Cole:
    Amanda Susanti Cole is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sayurbox.
    Amanda has spent most of her career in agriculture and distribution. Graduating from Manchester university, she headed the supply chain and operations of her family’s distribution company before finding her passion in agriculture. She started and built a farm as well as closely working with farmers to supply high end restaurant. Seeing the inefficiencies in the fresh produce supply chain, she co-founded Sayurbox as a means to distribute fresh produce directly from farmers to end consumers.

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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Sayurbox origin storyHow Sayurbox is building relationships with the farmersUpsides and challenges that Sayurbox faced in times of disruptionSayurbox future plans in the next 5 to 10 yearsManaging sustainability and some initiativesCulture and skills needed within the organizationFollow us on:
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    • 44 min
    Lalit Das, Founder & CEO of 3SC

    Lalit Das, Founder & CEO of 3SC

    Lalit Das is a Founder and CEO of SS Supply Chain Solutions Pvt Ltd (3SC).  He worked in the various segments of the Supply Chain Domain and Manufacturing & Services Sector in Supply Chain Functions.
    He founded 3SC in 2012, the firm holds strong expertise in Predictive, Prescriptive and Descriptive analytics combined with collaborative and consultative approach.  3SC orchestrates organizations to streamline the entire supply chain and create value for customers in order to gain competitive advantage.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Lalit’s career journey and how 3SC startedForecast accuracy and using machine learning and neural network algorithmsDifferent products by 3SC and product integration lead timeHow 3SC is helping their clients in terms of sustainabilityDemand planning and challenges in data forecastingFollow us on:
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    • 49 min
    Jonathan Savoir, CEO & Co-Founder of Quincus

    Jonathan Savoir, CEO & Co-Founder of Quincus

    Jonathan Savoir is the CEO and Co-founder of Quincus. Jonathan grew up in Belgium and Luxembourg and attended colleges in London and in the USA. In college, he studied engineering and economics. Upon completing his Master's Degree at 20, he pursued his Ph.D. and decided to drop out at 21 to make some global investments and build startups. In 2014 he founded Quincus with his co-founder.

    Quincus Execution and Intelligence platforms allow ground providers, port operators, and airlines to adapt and optimize their operations to efficiently execute their logistics inflows and outflows. Quincus’ platforms and open APIs are fundamentally underpinned by its state-of-the-art artificially intelligent supply chain optimization and geo-mapping to allow for real-time data, visibility, and operation in hypercomplex regions.

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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    [01:47] Creation story of Quincus; becoming an operating system for logistics [05:54] How Quincus is different and focuses on data accuracy [08:18] Quincus’ product implementation and training [10:25] Trends seen in the industry with the disruptions happening globally [13:12] Getting diverse teams to work together [18:10] What keeps Jonathan up at night and excites him in the morningFollow us on:
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    • 22 min
    Kathleen Chan, Founder and CEO of Calico

    Kathleen Chan, Founder and CEO of Calico

    Kathleen Chan is the Founder and CEO of Calico, the supply chain OS that powers the $1.4 trillion eCommerce production market from concept to doorstep. Kathleen is a serial founder, previously starting several D2C brands and scaling them from zero to six figures in revenues in the first six months of operations. 
    Prior to Calico, Kathleen was the youngest professor at Centennial College in Toronto and ran national marketing campaigns at Microsoft.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Calico’s origin story and how are they differentSerena Williams Venture investing on CalicoVision of the company in 5 to 10 yearsSoft skills and hard skills Calico is looking forWhat are the internal challenges Calico is  facingFollow us on:
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    • 33 min
    Philipp Ortwein,Co-Founder and Managing Director of InstaFreight

    Philipp Ortwein,Co-Founder and Managing Director of InstaFreight

    Philipp Ortwein is Co-Founder and Managing Director of InstaFreight, a digital forwarding company. He graduated with a Master in Management from the University of Mannheim and did his executive education at Harvard and Stanford. 
    During 9 years of work experience at Bain & Company and 2 Startups, he gained expertise in digitization and Industry 4.0.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    InstaFreight’s origin storyHow InstaFreight faces challenges in times of disruptionInstaFreight’s future plansSoft skills and hard skills to be successful at InstaFreightMaintaining the company culture intactFollow us on:
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    • 45 min
    John Hefter, Senior Vice President & Founder at Thras.io

    John Hefter, Senior Vice President & Founder at Thras.io

    As a founder of Thrasio, John has been fortunate to witness their original team of 4 grow into a 1000 person, billion-dollar powerhouse. At work and in life,  he is a polymath with unrelenting energy and curiosity. He enjoys regularly deploying his expertise in branding, creative, neuroscience marketing, business development, acquisitions, leadership, culture building, and product development across diverse sets of business domains. If there is a challenge met, John will face it openly with creativity, humor, and persistence.

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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Thras.io’s origin storyHow the COVID-19 pandemic affected Thras.io’s evaluation processUsing human touch and technology together to analyze businessesHow Thras.io plans to reach the audienceSoft skills and hard skills and building teamsFollow us on:
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    • 42 min

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