Tech in the Supply Chain
Discussion Leaders Profiles:
Executive VP, Ecommerce Asia,
Mitch Bittermann leads the ecommerce and digital service at TM Insight Asia. Mitch brings over 20 years of global experience in ecommerce and supply chain to TM Insight. He is a recognised leader in building and scaling ecommerce and omnichannel businesses, having led the ecommerce operations for a cross-sector of major global brands in Europe, US and Asia. Prior to TM Insight Mitch was Director of Ecommerce at Adidas in South-East Asia where he drove regional ecommerce strategies that aligned with the company’s strategic vision.
Co-Founder and CEO
Song Cao is the Co-Founder and CEO of Turing Video, a Silicon Valley-based startup focused on implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics technology at large real estate and property management companies to improve operational efficiency and cut costs. Song has extensive research experience in computer vision and human activity recognition, having published more than 10 papers at computer vision and image processing conferences and served as a reviewer for top multimedia journals. He has five US patents and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Beijing’s Tsinghua University and a PhD from the University of Southern California.
Co-Founder and CEO
Forest Logistics Properties
Hank Hsu is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Forest Logistics Properties, established in collaboration with Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) in 2018. Formerly the Head of China Investments at Ascendas-Singbridge, an industrial and logistics real estate investment platform under Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Temasek Holdings, Hank has close to 20 years of experience in real estate investment and fund management. Prior to Ascendas-Singbridge, he served as Investment Director at China Orient Summit Capital (China) and Portman Group (US). He has completed and managed investment transactions totaling nearly USD 6.5 billion in logistics, industrial and mixed-use properties in China and the US. He holds a Master of Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley, and an MDes (Real Estate) from Harvard University.
Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Asia Pacific
Michael heads JLL’s Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions team in APAC. He has been based out of Singapore for over 10 years and as a Supply Chain Consultant has led large SC transformation projects to drive business benefits through process re-engineering and optimization of the end to end value chain. He has also designed the Sales & Operations Planning process and optimized the regional networks of consumer goods, automotive and life science companies across the region. Prior to JLL Michael worked for Accenture and EY where he led the South East Asia SC Planning practice.