WHY WE DO IT
We strive for a transition from traditional supply chains to interconnected sets of agile and dynamic trade networks. Imagine the endless possibilities of smart, open and automated systems: faster, better, cheaper and greener logistics around the world. This is embodied in the concept of the Physical Internet.
These sets of agile and dynamic trade networks result in collaboration across all playing fields.
HOW WE DO IT
We believe the solution lies in high-quality digital data governance and exchange. Creating an open, digital backbone for data exchange in global trade networks.WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DO
Our action plan
We help businesses, governments and industries implement new technologies through a holistic approach: by considering the technical aspect as merely a part of the puzzle. We start from the real-world business and legal requirements, critically assessing how technology could improve the current situation.
“START-UP? SO WHAT IS YOUR NEW PRODUCT?”
We provide advisory for digital transformation projects in supply chains and trade networks – this is not unheard of. Doing so, however, allows us to acquire in-depth knowledge and insights which we use for testing hypotheses and building a product. Our consultancy gives us funds and market knowledge to develop a completely new scaleable product or service.
We provide research and advice on business and legal implications of emerging digital trends and new technologies. Our team actively participates in and contributes to academic, commercial, private and government-led research projects, events and forums.» Case: Barriers to blockchain data sharing in maritime logistics
Through our holistic approach, we bring clarity in digitization and automation projects. We support decisions on partner and software selection, and help in sketching implementation roadmaps and follow-up.» Case: Legacy applications and continuous delivery
DATA MAPPING & BLOCKCHAIN
Blockchain has been hyped as one of the most disruptive technologies since the internet. However, not a single uniformly successful use case has emerged. We map your data and business requirements, make recommendations and provide a critical outlook on the technology platforms that might possibly govern this data.
Open-source initiative: Capsule
Capsule is a fully open-source data sharing technology which aims to establish a common language for all operations in trade. It is an open-source transaction governing technology for the use in global industrial context, specialized in transferring trade and logistics data. It uses a combination of DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology, a.k.a. Blockchain) and DHT (Distributed Hash Table) to enable proof-of-existence of transactions with a tamper-proof timestamp.
The team: a passion for technology and business
Partner & Digital Trade Architect
As a Business Engineer in Management Information Systems, Michiel has researched the opportunities and barriers of Blockchain-enabled data sharing and document transfer in maritime logistics. He has a proven 5y+ experience of providing digital solutions for SMEs.
Partner & Digital Trade Architect
After having obtained his Master’s degree in law, Troy worked at one of Belgium’s most well-known maritime law firms. Here he picked up his passion for logistics. Because he wanted to tackle the inefficiencies plaguing the sector he completed a Master in Management program at the Antwerp Management School where he learned more about data technology.
Our Board of Advisors consists of a mix of people with different backgrounds and expertise, critically assessing strategy and management decisions.
Dieter De Graeve
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