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Members-Only Information

As a BiTA member, you have exclusive access to detailed information about BiTA and contact information for the various BiTA entities (BiTA Standards Council, BiTA Standards Council Board of Directors, Technical Committees, Working Groups and Think Tanks.


BiTA Standards Council

The Blockchain in Transport Alliance Standards Council (BiTAS) is the world's largest supply chain standards organization. BiTAS is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization formed exclusively for the development of blockchain standards in the supply chain. BiTAS is represented by a Board of Directors comprised of companies across the supply chain ecosystem. BiTAS' standards model is open source and royalty-free, meaning standards published by BiTAS are free for anyone to utilize. BiTAS is technology- and platform-agnostic. BiTAS' standards development is focused on bringing about interoperability across blockchain technology and platforms, with a focus on data format standards. Members of BiTA can participate in BiTAS at no additional cost.

BiTAS Board of Directors

  • BNSF | Bart Boudreaux | Bart.Boudreaux@bnsf.com

  • Daimler | Lori Heino-Royer | lori.heino-royer@daimler.com

  • Delta Cargo| TBA| TBA

  • Echo Global Logistics | Scott Friesen | scott.friesen@echo.com

  • FedEx | Dale Chrystie | dale.chrystie@fedex.com

  • FreightWaves | Dean Croke | dcroke@freightwaves.com

  • JB Hunt | Craig Harper | craig.harper@jbhunt.com

  • Kleinschmidt | Dan Heinen | dan_heinen@kleinschmidt.com

  • McLeod Software | Ken Craig | ken.craig@mcleodsoftware.com

  • Omnitracs | Brad Taylor | btaylor@omnitracs.com

  • P&S Transportation | Mauricio Paredes (Board Secretary) | mparedes@pstrans.com

  • Salesforce | Amihai Zeltzer | azeltzer@salesforce.com

  • SAP | Gil Perez | gil.perez@sap.com

  • Transplace | Mike Dieter | Michael.Dieter@transplace.com

  • Trimble Transportation | Mark Botticelli | mbotticelli@peoplenetonline.com

  • Triumph Business Capital | Steve Hausman (Board Treasurer) | shausman@tbcap.com

  • UPS | Mahesh Saharanaman | msahasranaman@ups.com

BiTAS Board of Directors Meetings

December 5, 2017 – This was the formative meeting of BiTAS and it was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The meeting focused on identifying the standards process model, BiTA’s focus, action items, etc.

January 19, 2018 – This was a virtual meeting. The Board continued discussions regarding the formation of the Standards Council. They reviewed the proposed standards process model as well as discussed the drafting of the Alliance’s bylaws, membership agreement, intellectual property (IPR) policy and other administrative issues.

March 21, 2018 – This meeting was held at the headquarters of Echo Global Logistics in Chicago. The Board chose the Alliance’s standards model and reviewed the drafts of the administrative documents. They also reviewed the working agenda for the inaugural BiTA Symposium.

April 12, 2018 – This was a virtual meeting. The Board officially assumed control of the BiTA Standards Council through the Acts of the Incorporator. Mauricio Paredes of P&S Transportation and Steve Hausman of Triumph Business Capital were appointed Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.

May 14, 2018 – This Board meeting was held at a working breakfast at the BiTA Symposium. The Board reviewed the three technical committee charters but only approved the charter of the Interoperability Technical Committee.

June 12, 2018 – This was a virtual meeting. The Board further discussed the charters of the remaining Technical Committees. They also reviewed the recommendations for the membership of the Technical Committees and then appointed the members of the three Technical Committees.

g. August 2, 2018 – This was a virtual meeting. The board reviewed the progress of the technical committees.

h. October 12, 2018 – This was a virtual meeting. The board reviewed the progress of the technical committees and the two active working groups. They also received an update on the fall symposium. They discussed conducting a strategic planning session following the symposium. They also appointed a legal committee.


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Standards Council Technical Committees


The Blockchain in Transport Alliance Standards Council (BiTAS) is the world's largest supply chain standards organization. BiTAS is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization formed exclusively for the development of blockchain standards in the supply chain. BiTAS is represented by a Board of Directors comprised of companies across the supply chain ecosystem. BiTAS' standards model is open source and royalty-free, meaning standards published by BiTAS are free for anyone to utilize. BiTAS is technology- and platform-agnostic. BiTAS' standards development is focused on bringing about interoperability across blockchain technology and platforms, with a focus on data format standards. Members of BiTA can participate in BiTAS at no additional cost.

The three Technical Committees generally meet on a weekly basis.

Data Formats Technical Committee

The ideal state and primary mission of the Data Formats Technical Committee is to create standards that will define technology-agnostic specifications and other documents specifying data, data formats, templates and schema on issues that impact the transportation and global delivery ecosystem.

  • Omnitracs (Chair) | Brad Taylor | btaylor@omnitracs.com

  • BNSF | June Arnold | june.arnold@bnsf.com

  • FedEx | Roger Stephens | rdstephens@fedex.com

  • Kleinschmidt | Doug Anderson | doug@kleinschmidtinc.com

  • McLeod Software | Dustin Strickland | Dustin.Strickland@mcleodsoftware.com

  • P&S Transportation | Mauricio Paredes | Mparedes@pstrans.com

  • Penske | Bryan Hosack | Bryan.Hosack@penske.com

  • Salesforce | Amihai Zeltzer | azeltzer@salesforce.com

  • SAP | Tim Motter | timothy.motter@sap.com

  • Transplace | Mike Dieter | Michael.Dieter@transplace.com

  • Triumph Business Capital | Jordan Graft | JGraft@tbcap.com

  • UPS | Mahesh Sahasranaman | msahasranaman@ups.com


Interoperability Technical Committee

The ideal state and primary mission of the Interoperability Technical Committee is that BiTA Standards Council standards will integrate seamlessly with other industry blockchain standards.

  • Connected Holdings (Chair) | Eric Collins | eric.collins@connected-holdings.com

  • DTL Labs | Neeraj Srivastava | Neeraj.srivastava@dtl.com

  • FedEx | Dale Chrystie | dale.chrystie@fedex.com

  • GE Transportation | Jennifer Schopfer | Jennifer.schopfer@ge.com

  • JB Hunt | Craig Harper | Craig.harper@jb.com

  • Kleinschmidt | Frank Oriold | Frank.oriold@kleinschmidt.com

  • Learning Machines | Natalie Smolenski | Natalie.smolenski@learning.com

  • McLeod Software | Ken Craig | Ken.craig@mcleod.com

  • Microsoft | Pat Flynn-Cherenzia | Pat.cherenzia@microsoft.com

  • Omnitracs | Brad Taylor | Brad.taylor@omnitracs.com

  • Railinc | Sivaji Vijay | Sivaji.vijay@railinc.com

  • Redwood Logistics | Eric Rempel | Eric.rempel@redwood.com

  • Salesforce | Matt Yeoh | Matt.yeoh@salesforce.com

Finance & Technical Compliance Technical Committee

The primary mission of the Financial and Technical Compliance Technical Committee is to research, review and advise the BiTA Standards Council membership on new regulations, laws, internal controls and processes regarding the treatment of digital assets and financial data for a global delivery system on a blockchain. All modes of transportation, shipment and delivery will be evaluated. 

  • Bennett International (Chair) | Tim Hadden | Tim.hadden@bennettig.com

  • BNSF | Ronald Piwetz | ronald.piwetz@bnsf.com

  • Echo Global Logistics | Peter Rogers | progers@echo.com

  • FedEx | Jonathan Hardin | jonathan.hardin@fedex.com

  • JB Hunt | Craig Harper | craig.harper@jbhunt.com

  • Intelligent Audit | Yosie Lebovich | ylebovich@intelligentaudit.com

  • Scopelitis | Jeff Jackson | jjackson@scopelitis.com

  • Slync.io | Chris Kirchner | ckirchner@slync.io

  • Transplace | Mike Dieter | michael.dieter@transplace.com

  • Triumph Business Capital | Steve Hausman | shausman@tbcap.com

  • TrueNorth Companies | Adrien Voellinger | avoellinger@truenotrthcompanies.com

  • Univeristy of Memphis | Bill Kettinger | bill.kettinger@memphis.edu

  • UPS | Mahesh Sahasranaman | msahasranaman@ups.com

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Working Groups


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Think Tanks

Driver Marketplace

This Think Tank is working on the following issues:

  • Universal Driver Passport discussions

  • Smart Applications

  • Development & Training

Members:

  • Learning Machine (Chair) | Jamil Dewji | jdewji@learningmachine.com

  • Blue Bloodhound | Gary Basra | garyb@bluebloodhound.com

  • Capital Partner Services Corp | Melissa Foreman | melissa.forman@ecapital.com

  • Covenant Transport | Rob Hatchett | rhatchett@covenanttransport.com

  • Decker Truck Lines, Inc | Tiffany Giekes |  tgiekes@deckermail.com

  • Envio 360 | Larry Cuddy | lcuddy@envio360.com

  • Freight Exchange | Gary Lewis | glewis@FXFREIGHT.COM

  • Jackfruit Systems | Terence Lei |  tlei@spireon.com

  • K & L Freight Management | Leigh Anne Espinosa | lespinosa@KandLFreight.com

  • KION Group | Willem Duijf | willem.duijf@linde-mh.de

  • Load One, LLC | Ed Leon | edeleon@load1.com

  • Neurored | Joe Hudicka | joe@scmcloudsolutions.com

  • Paper Transport | Peter Covach | pcovach@papertransport.com

  • Paschall Truck Lines | Misty Darnell | mdarnell@ptl-inc.com

  • USAF Institute of Technology | Benjamin Hazen | hazenscm@gmail.com

  • Watco Supply Chain Services | Tim Kizer | tim.kizer@watcosupplychain.com

  • Zero Mountain Logistics | Michael Francks | michael@zmll.com

Finance-Business Administration

This Think Tank is working on the following issues:

  • Smart Contracts

  • Smart Payment

  • Freight Billing, Payment & Audit (utilizing smart contracts)

  • Assessorial Standardization & Billing/Payment (utilizing smart contracts)

Members:

  • Triumph Business Capital (Chair) | Jordan Graft |  jgraft@tbcap.com

  • American Truck & Rail Audits | Jim Sacrey | jsacrey@amtr.com

  • BoxBit | Tim Brankin | tim.brankin@boxbit.io

  • Boyle Transport | Marc Boyle | marc.boyle@boyletransport.com

  • Capital Partner Services Corp | Melissa Foreman | melissa.forman@ecapital.com

  • Century Distribution Systems, Inc | Jim McCullen | jmccullen@cds-net.com

  • Choptank Transport | Marcia Wood | marcia.wood@choptanktransport.com

  • Cisco | Hanns Westphal | hwestpha@cisco.com

  • Damco | Erez Agmoni | erez.agmoni@damco.com

  • England Logistics | Michelle Potter | mpotter@englandlogistics.com

  • Express Freight Finance | Brent Gottlieb | bgottlieb@expressfreightfinance.com

  • FreightRover | Doug Waterfield | doug.waterfield@freightrover.com

  • Hewlett Packard | David Thomas | david.thomas2@hp.com

  • ITS Logistics | David Esponosa | despinosa@its4logistics.com

  • Lading Corporation | Robert Petti | rpetti@ladingcorporation.com

  • McLeod Software | Bill Deason | bill.deason@mcleodsoftware.com

  • Pitney Bowes | Arthur Parkos | arthur.parkos@pb.com

  • Sagewise | Amy Wan | amy@sagewise.io

  • Schneider National | Pat Krah | krahp@schneider.com

  • Software Solutions Unlimited | Paul Vindigini | paulvindigni@ssui.com

  • Sunset Transportation | Danny Wilfong | dwilfong@sunsettrans.com

  • Trinity Logistics | Terence Lei |  tlei@spireon.com

  • TSL Contractors | Don Smith | don.smith@tslghq.com

International

This Think Tank is working on the following issues:

Members:

  • Accenture Consulting (Chair) | Adriana G. Diener-Veinott | adriana.diener@accenture.com

  • CargoX | Stefan Kukman | s.kukman@cargox.io

  • Chainstack | Adriel Ho | adrielzxcv@gmail.com

  • Chainstack | Laurent Dedenis | ld@chainstack.com

  • Chainstack | Eugene Aseev | ea@chainstack.com

  • Chainstack | Santosh Nair | santosh.nair@chainstack.com

  • Chainstack | Samuel Lim | samlimernkai@gmail.com

  • Chainstack | Aarthi Kannan | aarthikannan86@gmail.com

  • JD Logistics | Cong Qing | congqing@jd.com

  • Load-Africa | Monametsi Kalayamotho | monametsi@load-africa.com

  • Marine Transport International | Jody Cleworth | jody@askmti.com

  • MSTS | Piers Gorman | pgorman@wfscorp.com

  • Neurored | Joe Hudicka | joe@scmcloudsolutions.com

  • NR CAPITAL PTE. LIMITED | John Collis | john.collis@nr.capital

  • OpenPort, Ltd. | Max Ward | max.ward@openport.com

  • Panalpina | Mikkel Skaalum | Mikkel.Skaalum@panalpina.com

  • S.F. Express (Hong Kong) Limited | Sharon Han | shan@sf-express.com

  • SAP | Saj Kumar K | saj.kumar.k@sap.com

  • SAP | Ramesh Suraparaju | ramesh.suraparaju@sap.com

  • Slync.io | Samuel Israel | sisrael@slync.io

  • UPS Asia Group | Gregory Experton | expertongregory@ups.com

Operations-Asset Utilization

This Think Tank is working on the following issues:

  • Detention (utilizing smart contracts)

  • Network/Capacity Real-Time Optimization

  • Committed Capacity Performance (utilizing smart contracts)

  • Asset/Equipment/Vehicle Maintenance

Members:

  • Platform Science (Chair) | Jake Fields | jake@platformscience.com

  • Accenture | Adriana Diener | adriana.diener@accenture.com

  • Convoy | Grant Goodale | grant@convoy.com

  • Crowley | Michael Porkert | mike.porkert@crowley.com

  • Envio, Inc. | Brian Widell | bwidell@envio360.com

  • Express Freight Finance | Dan Hadley | dhadley@expressfreightfinance.com

  • FullBay | Jacob Findlay | jacob@fullbay.com

  • KION Group | Willem Duijf | willem.duijf@linde-mh.de

  • Lync America LLC | Less Lee | llee@lee-smith.com

  • Nascent Technology, LLC | Jeffery Necciai | jnecciai@nascent.com

  • Neurored | "Pepe" (Jose Lopez de Asiain)  | pepe@scmcloudsolutions.com

  • Pitney Bowes | Arthur Parkos | arthur.parkos@pb.com

  • Raider Express | Ian Mitchell | ianmitchell@raiderexpress.com

  • SAP | Tim Motter | timothy.motter@sap.com

  • SkyBitz | Debbie Sackman | dsackman@skybitz.com

  • Spireon | Terence Lei |  tlei@spireon.com

  • Suddath | Scott Perry | scott.perry@suddath.com

  • TMC | Steve Linder | steve.linder@tmctrans.com

  • TTX Company | Vivek Ojha | vivek.ojha@TTX.com

  • Watco Supply Chain Services | Tim Kizer | tim.kizer@watcosupplychain.com

  • XYO Network | Alex Deconde | alex.deconde@webble.com

  • YRC Worldwide | Jason Ringgenberg | jason.ringgenberg@yrcw.com

Risk Management

This Think Tank is working on the following issues:

  • Insurance (Data Standards, Data Analytics, Predictive Analysis, Costs, Contracts, Billing, etc.)

  • Cargo Theft

Members:

  • TrueNorth (Chair) | Adrien Voellinger | avoellinger@truenorthcompanies.com

  • Box Lock | Brad Ruffkess | bar@getboxlock.com

  • Daimler | Mr Wen Liu | wen.liu@daimler.com

  • Globaltranz | Darwish Adi | darwish.adi@globaltranz.com

  • HDVI | Reid Spitz | reid@hdvinsurance.com

  • Landstar | Gary Klingerman | gklingerman@landstar.com

  • Penske | Barry Kemper | barry.kemper@penske.com

  • Reliance Partners | Andrew Ladebauche | andrewl@reliancepartners.com

  • Simple Logistics | Scott Hadley | shadley@simplelgx.com

  • US Xpress | Jeff Seibenhener | jeffs@usxpress.com

  • Werner | Jay Rothman | jrothman@werner.com

  • Ziing Final Mile | Matthew Bigelow | mjhbigelow@yahoo.ca

Supply Chain Marketplace

This Think Tank is working on the following issues:

  • Load Tender/Documentation/Compliance

  • Transportation Bidding/Procurement Standards

  • Capacity Monitoring/In-Transit Visibility

  • Universal Driver ID/Passport (personalize driver performance metrics data)

Members:

  • Accenture (Chair) | Joshua Cartellone | joshua.r.cartellone@accenture.com

  • Nexterus (Chair) | Sean Sabre | ssabre@nexterus.com

  • Accenture | Pierre Mawet | pierre.j.mawet@accenture.com

  • Agile Blockchain | Miles McDonald | miles@agileblocks.io

  • Armada | John Staab | jstaab@armada.net

  • BoxBit | Scott Harper | scott.harper@boxbit.io

  • CH Robinson | Brett Cooksey | brett.cooksey@chrobinson.com

  • Cisco | Erik Alberts | ealberts@cisco.com

  • CSX Technology | David Bisson | david_bisson@csx.com

  • Customs Direct LLC | Jim Masloski | jim@customs.direct

  • Filament | Chris Wood | chrisw@filament.com

  • Fraight AL | Parker Holcomb | parker@fraight.com

  • KION Groujp | Willem Duijf | willem.duijf@linde-mh.de

  • Label Master | Robert Finn | rfinn@labelmaster.com

  • Lading Corporation | Robert Petti | rpetti@ladingcorporation.com

  • LaneHub | Chandler Hall | chandler.hall@lanehub.com

  • Lightning Technologies | Jim Pohlman | jim.pohlman@lightningtechnologies.com

  • N Vision Global | Dave Maddox | dmaddox@nvisionglobal.com

  • Neurored | Joe Hudicka | joe@scmcloudsolutions.com

  • PLM Trailer Leasing | Don Durm | ddurm@plmtrailer.com

  • Redwood Logistics | Eric Rempel | erempel@redwoodscs.com

  • RIM Logistics | Jamie Andrade | jamieandrade@rimlogistics.com

  • SmartHop | Guillermo Garcia | gg@smarthop.co

  • Sperion | Terence Lei | tlei@spireon.com

  • UniGroup | Jim McBride | jim_mcbride@unigroupinc.com

  • Watco Supply Chain Services | Tim Kizer | tim.kizer@watcosupplychain.com

  • XYO Network | Alex DeConde | alex@xyo.network