THE NEXT BIG THING

The world is continuously wondering...

"What is THE NEXT BIG THING?" Is it a new phone? A faster computer?
Or perhaps artificial intelligence and advanced robotics?

The Internet has been unable to deliver the powerful economic boost the world now needs. The Internet can be used to deliver emails, connect consumers with products, and even make phone calls, but it has not conquered what drives the global economy—the business-to-business (B2B) marketplace. The World Logistics Council (WLC) is implementing a tangible, global solution that digitally connects the global B2B marketplace—reenergizing the global economy—the same way the Internet has connected people around the world.

UNCONTROLLABLE CHALLENGES

Economic growth is tepid, at best, in many parts of the world as the shadows of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) linger. Our world needs a powerful economic boost and no matter how much it is needed, this boost has not been delivered through traditional measures including fiscal, monetary, and trade policies. The benefits from these policies have now been exhausted. Debt restructuring and financial engineering simply cannot supply the solution to address our current economic malaise; only strong, sustained economic growth can achieve it. The question remains: How can we trigger sustainable economic growth for all?

The truth is, to achieve sustainable economic growth, we can no longer ignore the powerful demographic trends that command a new economic order since such trends fall under the "Uncontrollable Challenges" category.

From an economic standpoint, the world is currently divided into 3 categories: High Income Countries (HIC), Mid Income Countries (MIC), and Low Income Countries (LIC). In 1987, the HIC constituted 22.3% of the world population. Today, that number has drastically decreased to 15%, and with a continued rate of decline, this percentage is estimated to reach 7.8% by 2041. In contrast, the MIC and LIC now comprise 45% and 40% of the world’s population, respectively, and are growing rapidly.

In the HIC, birth rates are low; the population is aging, yet salaries remain high. This is an efficient and productive community challenged with low market demand. Meanwhile in the MIC and LIC, birth rates are high, population is young and strong, but salaries are often 20% or less of those in the HIC. This is a very densely populated community challenged with low buying power.

The facts are clear, the HIC cannot clone people, and cannot open the borders wider. The strongest and the only option for them is to build the buying power of the MIC and LIC, thus creating a vast new market for their products and services. Meanwhile, the strongest and the only option for the MIC and LIC is to commit to business excellence to achieve efficient and transparent operations, thereby attracting national and international investments resulting in increased buying power.

The bottom line is that we must enlarge the global economic “pie” instead of competing on the same one that we have today. The first step has already begun; by expanding the G8 to the G20. This makes explicit the interdependence of our global economy. It makes clear that HIC, MIC, and LIC must connect in a smarter way to sustain economic growth for all.

The WLC's tangible, global solution, which enhances trade efficiency and security to digitally connect the global B2B marketplace, represents the required innovation for future economic prosperity.

GLOBAL SOLUTION

The WLC's global solution is THE NEXT BIG THING since it impacts the lives of nearly 7 billion people by digitally connecting the global B2B marketplace. No matter how big the economic challenges may now seem, the high, mid, and low income countries still have enormous strengths waiting to be joined and energized. The WLC's tangible solution that joins these significant global demographic strengths will enlarge the global economic “pie” instead of nations competing on the same one that we have today.

The WLC passionately believes that global economic prosperity can only be achieved through a series of powerful global innovations, each matched to address the unique challenges of digitizing the global economy. Through the WLC's catalogue of innovations, the WLC has successfully transformed a technology solution into a global economic development program that will unleash a new era of 21st century trade efficiency and provide multiple economic growth roadmaps that address the needs of any region, country, or business; thus rebalancing the global economy. WLC's global program is recognized for defining the goals that meet the aspirations of most of the world’s citizens, developing the roadmap for taking us from the present condition towards the defined goals, providing the required tools to implement the roadmap, and fostering global consensus.

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GLOBAL STRUCTURAL FORMULA

The Global Structural Formula (GSF) is of paramount importance in ensuring a sustainable global program being delivered and maintained efficiently by capable global organizations after being triggered by a nonprofit organization, all working in concert with government bodies. The GSF includes the participation of all forms of organizations, listed below, bridging the gap between the public and the private sector while capitalizing on each organization’s capabilities and jurisdictions. Thus, the GSF introduces an independent, global monitoring mechanism that offsets geopolitical and monopolistic concerns and that concurrently ensures a rapid, global deployment of the Digital Economy Platform; hence providing benefits to all participants.

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MDDEAS™

The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS™) is a web-based, worldwide-patented, open-access software technology platform offered to the real economy participants in the world’s global value chains on Software as a Service (SaaS) basis. The MDDEAS™ is free of use to all users in the real economy as long as they have Internet access. It can be accessed directly using an Internet portal or through ease of integration with their existing systems.

As participants conduct their trade activities, the MDDEAS™ accumulates rich, dynamic, continuously validated, and real-time data with Ultimate Data Quality (UDQ) with near certain veracity. UDQ de-risks the global value chains due to increased transparency, and empowers Digital Economy services such as commerce, finance, and insurance.

The main benefit of the MDDEAS™ ecosystem based on such UDQ is that it allows for the creation of the smart e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance, e-Logistics, and e-Grants matrices with unprecedented high conversion ratios of a user seeing a product or service online to its acquisition. Accordingly, the main functionalities of the MDDEAS™ include:

  • Managing global trade transactions shelf-to-shelf
  • Smart matching of buyers and sellers in the B2B marketplace to grow trade
  • Increasing ease of access to trade financing
  • Enhancing the availability of affordable insurance for trade transactions
  • Expediting funding for grant applications

The MDDEAS™ represents a quantum leap in global trade by delivering new levels of efficiency and cargo security to every participant in the shipment flow through the use of the following apps:

  • e-Logistics Suite (AxioLog): integrates and automates the horizontal logistics processes of trade across all of the 19 industry clusters within the global value chains
  • e-Commerce Suite (AxioMark): consists of an Online Advertising Platform, an e-Commerce Enablement App, a Customer Relationship Management App, and a Carbon Trading App
  • e-Finance Suite (AxioFin): consists of a Trade Finance Risk Mitigation App, a Financial Transactions Risk Mitigation App, and an Asset Recovery App for financial services firms
  • e-Insurance Suite (AxioIn): contains a Trade Insurance Risk Mitigation App, a Risk Accumulations Modeling App, and an Expedite Claims Processing App for the insurance services firms
  • e-Grants Suite (AxioGrant): enables Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to apply for, obtain, and manage the grants provided by the WLC and its affiliates to maximize their trade efficiency based on what technology makes possible now and in the future
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RAPID DEPLOYMENT

Over an 18-month period, the MDDEAS™ will be triggered through four Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTL) within the 4 regions of the world (Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa) through the active involvement of governments, pan-regional organizations, industry associations, academia, and the world’s leading technology, finance, insurance, and commerce firms. Each Trade Lane will include sellers; buyers; carriers; logistics service providers; banks; ports; customs; insurance, finance, and commerce providers; and the public sector — everyone participating in the shipment process from shelf-to-shelf.

Based on the extensive benefits received, the Benchmark Trade Lane (BTL) participants will promote the use of the MDDEAS™ to their own extended supply chains and customers through a viral marketing effect. In fact, only 20 ocean carriers manage nearly 82% of international trade shipments. By focusing on integrating with the carriers and working closely with the WLCN Gateways, we estimate that the MDDEAS™ will penetrate 60% of the B2B marketplace by 2025. Above all, global coverage will be accelerated by the fact that the MDDEAS™ will be available to every end user in the world free of charge with guaranteed service availability.

Through the BTL Program, the WLC will:

  • Implement the MDDEAS™ digital tools and demonstrate the realized, comprehensive benefits that will re-energize global trade
  • Promote the MDDEAS™ solution as an imperative for the world
  • Advance the rapid global deployment through awareness campaigns involving all stakeholders at national and regional levels

The deployment of the MDDEAS™ through the regional BTLs will accelerate several economic development initiatives within each region. Please also refer to the regional economic road maps published with the League of Arab States & African UnionASEAN-BAC, and the Association of Development Finance Institutions for Asia/Pacific.

We presently have commitments from several G20 countries to lead the BTLs since they are highly motivated to implement their national Trade Efficiency Assessment recommendations, in order to reduce trade costs, increase trade, and create jobs, among other benefits.

The activities of the BTL deployments are organized as follows:

  1. Selection of the Deployment Lane
  2. Operations Excellence Assessment
  3. Education and Awareness
  4. Lane Deployment
  5. Showcase the Benchmarks

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E-Hub of the World

The E-Hub of the World is a center of technology excellence whose unique organization structure ensures the strengths of public, academic, and private organizations are woven together to build, host, and enhance the MDDEAS™ to its fullest capability based on what technology makes possible today. This creative organizational structure is comprised of the E-Hub Core Triangle consisting of a world-renowned academic institution mainly to lead the innovation program, a global technology firm to pioneer development of the Digital Economy tools, and a visionary public institution to champion the adoption of the Digital Economy; all housed under one roof. This unique organizational structure allows the partners to consolidate their competencies in order to build the knowledge-intensive organization necessary to orchestrate the development and enhancement of the MDDEAS™.

Through the protection of the community of nations where it will be treated as an international facility, the E-Hub will provide the real economy participants worldwide with uninterrupted and continuous use of the MDDEAS™.

Plans for the establishment of the E-Hub are well advanced. To date, the WLC has received serious expressions of interest to host the E-Hub of the World from the states of Colorado and Indiana, as well as the state of Telangana in India.

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Axioms of the 5Cs – the GDSS

There is a growing level of concern about data privacy and information security in the digital era. Since trade data is of national security importance and such information is the currency of the future, it must be securely exchanged. Accordingly, the WLC’s innovation—the “Axioms of the 5Cs” representing the Global Data Security Standard (GDSS)—provides the multilayered mechanism to safeguard the data privacy and information security of public and private organizations. The “Axioms of the 5Cs” are:

C.1 Consortium of Globally Balanced Ownership

C.2 Council of Worldwide Fiduciary Governance Board

C.3 Committee of Technology Governance Board Experts

C.4 Controlled Segregated Technology Development

C.5 Continuous and Comprehensive Audits

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Global Market Consensus

The WLC has secured a global consensus from a technology, macro, and micro perspective towards empowering the Digital Economy:

  • Macro Perspective: WLC’s innovation successfully secured the policy adoption of the Digital Economy by the G20 Leaders.  More than 75% of the world’s citizens, represented by 150 governments through their pan-regional organizations and industry associations entrusted to develop tangible growth plans, have executed MOUs and published economic Road Maps, towards deploying the MDDEAS™ across the globe while ensuring this initiative offsets geopolitical and monopolistic concerns.
  • Micro Perspective: As a first step towards deploying the Digital Economy, diagnostic trade efficiency assessments have been completed in cooperation with more than 71 ministries, industry associations, NGOs/IGOs, academia, along with private sector experts in all G20 nations. To date, the results of the global study, including 1.2 million data points, have been staggering: 86% do not have an integrated system and nearly 90% want the WLC’s MDDEAS™ solution.
  • Technology Perspective: Twenty-six of the world’s leading technology firms, with annual revenues of more than USD 500 billion and 2.4 million experts servicing 60% of the world’s GDP, have executed strategic agreements with WLC as a first step to be selected under an equal opportunity process as “Gateways” to deploy the MDDEAS™ globally. These firms realize they cannot deploy such a solution alone and can more than double their EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Taxes) when deploying the MDDEAS™ globally.
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Sustainable Business Model

The WLC makes its global solution available at no cost to end users through a unique business model that ensures the widespread adoption of the MDDEAS™ by all real economy participants within the global value chains. The WLC is a semi-government Revenue Sharing Organization (RSO) that oversees a network of private commerce, finance, insurance, and technology firms called the World Logistics Council Network (WLCN) hat work as Gateways to deploy the Digital Economy services of the MDDEAS™ worldwide. The e-Commerce, e-Finance and e-Insurance firms in the WLCN generate revenues projected to be USD 5.5 trillion in 2025. These revenues are shared with the WLC, the WLCN Technology Gateways, the Regional Councils and its technology arm, the World Logistics Council Development (WLCD).

The WLCD and the Technology Gateways utilize the digital services revenues received to build, maintain, continually enhance, and support the deployment of the MDDEAS™. By sharing revenue this way, access to the MDDEAS™ can be provided at zero cost to all end users including shippers, receivers, logistics service providers (LSP), ports, governments, international organizations, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

To sum up, this sustainable business model described above allows users worldwide to realize significant business growth through operational excellence enabled by the MDDEAS™, free of cost to the end user. In addition, the revenue sharing model sustains the MDDEAS™ while providing significantly new services and large market opportunities to the commerce, finance, insurance, and technology firms that will deploy the MDDEAS™ globally, delivering what the world's trade participants demand.

VALUE PROPOSITION

World leaders from the G20 as well as pan-regional organizations, industry associations, academia, and the real economy participants at the ground level agree that WLC's empowered Digital Economy is a key priority to increase trade efficiency and to grow the global economy.

The WLC’s tangible solution will transform the future of e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance, e-Logistics, and e-Grants while providing significant benefits to all stakeholders. The WLC is the only organization to provide a global solution to resolve the world’s current economic challenges by delivering a USD 16 trillion Value Proposition by the year 2025.

In most business environments there is usually a solution provider and a solution adopter who depends on the former. What distinguishes WLC’s global solution, delivered through the MDDEAS®, is that it presents a universal Value Proposition that benefits all stakeholders in the global economy at the ownership, governance, deployment, and user levels. In other words, this is a solution for all of us, by all of us.

The Value Proposition delivered by the MDDEAS® provides "BENEFITS TO ALL" including:

  • Decreasing annual trade cost by USD 2.7 trillion
  • Lowering business operating cost up to 15%
  • Increasing global trade by USD 7.9 trillion
  • Providing a new USD 6 trillion service market opportunity
  • Generating a USD 1 trillion SME grant fund
  • Creating nearly 150 million global jobs
  • Enhancing cargo security
  • Improving food safety
  • Reducing carbon footprint
  • Speeding effective disaster relief response

The key elements of this extensive value proposition provided through the MDDEAS® will attract and motivate all of the real economy participants across HIC, MIC, and LIC to collaborate together towards rebalancing the global economy and providing economic prosperity for all. The deployment of the MDDEAS® is whole new paradigm shift in how industries, marketers, financiers, and insurers will do business. It will create in effect an entirely new USD 5.5 trillion e-Market for e-Commerce, e-Finance and e-Insurance. A global consensus from the public and private sectors has validated this enormous Value Proposition to meet the needs of buyers, sellers, and marketers. It will enrich the lives of the millions of users and propel the global economy into an entirely new level of growth and prosperity.

WORLD LOGISTICS COUNCIL

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
ADVISORY BOARD
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ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

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World Logistics Council (WLC)
Mission:
Project manager for GCEL to coordinate all deployment activities to deliver the global Digital Economy
Status: An Irish, semi-government, revenue sharing organization with a corporate charter
Members: The founder and the four Regional Councils

Major Roles:

  • Commercialize, deploy and maintain the global Digital Economy Platform and ensure its availability to all at no cost to end users
  • Monitor the performance of the World Logistics Council Network
  • Serve as one of three co-chairs on GCEL’s Board
  • Lead Benchmark Trade Lane deployment

Regional Logistics Councils (4)
Mission
: Provide global governance to the WLC and spur deployment in the four regions of the world
Status: Regional semi-government organization with a corporate charter
Members: Owned and governed by organizations from major countries in each of the four world regions

Major Roles:

  • Own and provide governance to the WLC, representing the interests and concerns of their respective region in the ongoing operations of WLC
  • Monitor the performance of the WLCN within their region

World Logistics Council Development (WLCD)
Mission: Deploy and maintain the open access technology platform that powers the global Digital Economy
Status: A subsidiary of the WLC with a corporate charter
Members:

  • Owned by the WLC and collectively by the technology, public, and university partners of the Core Triangle
  • Governed by the WLC and Core Triangle members
  • Advised by the 12 Technology, 1 e-Commerce, 1 e-Finance, and 1 e-Insurance Gateways

Major Roles:

  • Build and maintain the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS®)
  • Maintain Data Privacy and Information Security of the MDDEAS®
  • Undertake world-class R&D on the engine of the digital economy
  • Facilitate the participation of integrated technology service providers in the Digital Economy Platform

 

World Logistics Council Network (WLCN)
Mission:
Deploy the MDDEAS® for trade to public and private users around the world
Status: Gateways which are prominent commerce, technology, financial, and insurance organizations from around the world
Members: Privately owned companies with their own corporate governance

Major Roles:

  • Deploy the MDDEAS® around the world
  • Serve on the Technology Governance Board to the WLCD
  • Technology Gateways deploy the MDDEAS® directly through the Internet or through interfaces to the existing systems
  • e-Financie Gateway (AxioFin) facilitates a vast array of financial services to users of the MDDEAS®
  • e-Insurance Gateway (AxioIn) facilitates insurance service to all firms in the B2B marketplace
  • e-Commerce Gateway (AxioMark) facilitates advertising & market exchange services

AXIOMARK
Status:
A U.S. based organization
Members: WLC and Strategic Partner
Major Role:

Generate revenue streams leveraging DEP including:

  • Attribute-based advertising and pricing
  • Conversion ads to procure goods and services
  • Information, data sales and other

AXIOFIN
Status:
A UK based organization
Members: WLC and Strategic Partner
Major Role:

Generate revenue streams leveraging DEP:

  • Bill Consolidation & Electronic Trade Payment
  • Inventory and Receivable Financing
  • Foreign Currency Exchange & Letters of Credit

AXIOIN
Status:
A Hong Kong based organization
Members: WLC and Strategic Partner
Major Role:

Generate insurance revenue streams leveraging DEP:

  • Freight insurance premiums
  • Credit risk premiums
  • Reinsurance premiums
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ADVISORY BOARD

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Captain Samuel Salloum Chairman and CEO, World Logistics Council
Co-Chairman, GCEL

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YB Dato' Kamaruzzaman Bin Abu Kassim President, Asia Logistics Council
CEO, Johor Corporation

ASIA - ADVISORY BOARD

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Y. B hg. Tan Sri Abd Rahman Mamat Chairman, Asia Logistics Council
Sec. Gen, Min. of Int. Trade & Industry, Malaysia
(2006-2010)

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H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan Secretary-General, ASEAN (2008-2012)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
(1997-2001)

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Mr. Yugi Prayanto Vice Chairman, Indonesia National Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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H.E. Masahiko Horie Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan
Former Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia

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Mr. Xu Ningning Co-Chairman, China-ASEAN Business Association
Executive Secretary-General, China-ASEAN Business Council Chinese Secretariat

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YB Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz Minister of Int. Trade & Industry, Malaysia
(1987-2008)
Asia Logistics Council Chairperson
(2009-2011)

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Y. B hg. Tan Sri Dato' Muhammad Ali Bin Hashim CEO, Johor Corporation
(1981-2009)
Asia Logistics Council Chairperson
(2008-2009)

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Mr. Pushpanathan Sundram Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Economic Community
(2009-2012)
Chairman, China-ASEAN Business Association

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Dr. Makarim Wibisono Permanent Rep. to United Nations, Indonesia
(2004-2007)
President, United Nations Economic and Social Council
President, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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Mr. Michael Johnson Member of Parliament, Australia
(2001-2010)
CEO, Kokoda Capital Group

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Mr. Mark Grey CEO of Collective Health and Wellness

MEA - ADVISORY BOARD

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H.E. Dr. Mohammad Halaiqah Member of Parliament and Senate, Jordan
(2004-2007)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister, Jordan
(2000-2004)

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H.E. DR. Mohammad Amr Minister - Foreign Affairs, Egypt
(2011-2013)
Alternate Executive Director, World Bank
(1997-2009)

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H.E. Nancy Bakir High Commissioner for Arab Civil Society, Arab League
Minister of Culture, Jordan
(2007-2009)

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Eng. Omar Bahlaiwa Secretary General for Committee for International Trade
(2016 – Present)
Secretary-General of Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(2012-2013)

AMERICAS - ADVISORY BOARD

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Mr. Gregory Bird Deputy Secretary General, GCEL
Executive, Arthur Andersen & Co
(1974-1986)

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Hon. John E. Jamian Head Maritime Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
(2003-2006)

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Mr. Richard E. Gabrys Vice Chairman, Deloitte
(1962-2004)

EUROPE - ADVISORY BOARD

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Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold Director, Royal United Services Institute
(1994-2007)
British Royal Navy
(1960-1993)

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Rear Admiral Roberto Patruno Italian Navy - Coast Guard (Ret.)
IMO/UNEP Director, Regional Marine Pollution
Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea
(1998-2006)

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Mr. Victor Sedov Chairman of OPORA RUSSIA

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Prof. Jay Mitra Professor of Business Enterprise & Innovation, Essex Business School

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Dr. John Llewellyn Founding Partner at Llewellyn Consulting (United Kingdom)

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Mr. Pietro Spirito President of the Port System of Central Tirrenian Sea (Italy)

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Mr. Rainer Ptok Head of Foreign Relations Department at BVMW

CAREERS

Solution Architect

AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

As a Technical Leader, you are responsible for developing frameworks, tools, methods, and solutions to advance and support practice area growth within your field of expertise. You are recognized as the subject matter expert both internally and with customers developing complex ITO technical solutions as part of an overall solution framework and engagement team. This role will translate client needs into specific technical requirements that are agreed upon contractually and with the line of business members ultimately responsible for operating them. 

Requirements:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science with a minimum of 3 years of experience 
  • Experience in J2EE, Java programming, SOA Design patterns for building middleware systems and Messaging. 
  • Experience with API driven architecture and microservices. 
  • Development experience of SOAP and Restful Web Services, XML and JSON. 
  • Strong knowledge in applying patterns while designing such as Object Oriented, Integration, and application design patterns. 
  • Knowledge of development and build framework such as Spring, JPA/Hibernate, Maven and Struts. 
  • Experience in UML diagrams. 
  • Knowledge of Data Modeling. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills





Director of Operations & Program Management

AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Technology Department of World Logistics Council is responsible for all aspects of design, development, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of the B2B Digital Economy Platform known as Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Applications System (MDDEAS). This platform is currently being built and will be governed in collaboration and partnership with the top technology firms of the world selected through an equal opportunity process. The MDDEAS consists of (but not limited to) technology platforms for supporting global e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance and e-logistics app services. We are currently looking for a strong technology leader who will be a member of Service Transition Council and Program Management Office and will have responsibility for Operational Quality Assurance, management and oversight of all technology projects and programs.

 

POSITION SUMMARY AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Director, Operations and Program Management is a key leadership position within Technology Department and will report directly to the Vice President of Technology. This position will be initially based at the HQ in Dearborn Michigan USA and will have responsibility for all project and program management of technology projects, and operational quality assurance of their delivery dealing with Development, Deployment and Service Transition of B2B Digital Economy Platform, MDDEAS. The project and program initiatives include development and deployment of MDDEAS platform, preparing and onboarding of technology partners as part of Digital Operational Readiness (DOR) plan, conducting Benchmark Trade Lane assessment.

This position requires global travel. The travel may include to the regional council offices including MEA Regional Council, Beirut, Lebanon, or to the countries of clients and customer locations participating in the Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTLs) for MDDEAS deployment, or to the technology partner locations during the course of development, deployment and support operations of MDDEAS platform services.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Information Systems is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Technology, Information Systems, Engineering and/or Significant Industry Certifications and Recognition or an MBA is desirable.
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Certification is required.
  • PMP or Prince 2 Project Management certification is required.
  • Intermediate Certification in ITIL V3 Service Transition, PgMP, PMI-ACP or Scrum Master Certifications, Scaled Agile Framework Certifications highly desirable.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

SERVICE TRANSITION EXPERIENCE

  • Proven track record of 12+ years in supporting the delivery of complex multi-stakeholder programs and projects in a program management office or similar, and/or in directly managing programs and projects.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software release management, software quality assurance with extensive interactions with user community to ensure software products deliver the desired benefits to end users.
  • Experience in establishing new systems and supporting the establishment of new projects, in addition to managing existing systems and projects.
  • Understanding of a range of different project management methodologies and System Development Life Cycle Processes, CMMI based process definitions that could be applied to projects including waterfall, incremental, agile, and Scrum.
  • Expertise in a wide range of project management life cycle methodologies.
  • Expertise in large scale change programs implementation is highly preferred.
  • Strong track record in Continual Build, Integration, and Testing (CBIT).
  • Experience with Requirement Management tools, Source Code Control tools, and Configuration Management Data Base tools are required.
  • Solid understanding and implementation track record of service management frameworks and best practices.
  • Understanding of service design and service introduction processes in relation to service transition.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management, and in particular, risk management and decision-making.
  • Must be effective in all forms of communication, with strong analytical and systems thinking.
  • Knowledge of financial and human resource management as well as related government legislations pertaining to the deployment of software solutions to the end users.

 

OPERATIONS AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Solid experience in resource planning and management
  • Experience directly managing teams and people
  • Strong organizational leadership and planning skills to build a new team and capability, with technical mastery in the main project management methodologies and processes
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to learn quickly and respond to project needs and priorities
  • Ability to manage a number of projects and work streams simultaneously
  • Proactive in initiating new opportunities while ensuring strong delivery of commitments
  • Proven track record as a mentor, guiding and training senior and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Highly collaborative working style dealing with diverse internal and external stakeholders and with the ability to enable and gain commitment and influence across teams and clients
  • Strong communications skills, applying listening and learning to adapt and build better solutions. Effectively communicates expectations to team members and stakeholders, ensuring full engagement and partnership throughout the lifecycle of each initiative
  • People management skills with ability to build, guide and motivate
  • Experience of working in a consultancy environment and supporting the costing and administration or evaluation of consultancy proposals, project and program cost estimations, and preparation and evaluation of cost benefit proposals of complex, large scale projects and programs.

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • A member of the Service Transition Council and Program Management Office.
  • Builds strong trusting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Sharp analytical abilities and solid operational foundation.
  • Articulate and confident; motivates people at all levels of a culturally diverse organization
  • Strong sense for setting priorities and adjusting them as needed in order to accomplish all objectives in an effective and timely manner.
  • Strategic thinker, demonstrating sound judgment and agile decision making.
  • Committed to continually improve, and leverage quality systems, processes, and tools
  • Experience leading large technology, project and program management teams spread across multiple geographies in multi-cultural environments.  
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an

appropriate professional image.

  • An adaptable and flexible working style suited to a fast-evolving environment, working as a team and individually to make the new service a success.
  • Experience of developing and delivering digital tools and resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, inter-personal and team collaboration skills. 
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and quickly establish credibility across a large number of technologies and industries.
  • International travel flexibility, and minimal visa restrictions. 





Director of Software Development & Architecture

AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Technology Department of World Logistics Council is responsible for all aspects of design, development, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of the B2B Digital Economy Platform known as Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Applications System (MDDEAS). This platform is currently being built and will be governed in collaboration and partnership with the top technology firms of the world selected through an equal opportunity process. The MDDEAS consists of (but not limited to) technology platforms for supporting global e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance and e-logistics app services. We are currently looking for a strong technology leader who will be initially a member of both Service Strategy and Service Design Councils and brings an excellent combination of enterprise architecture, software development, and program management skills.

 

POSITION SUMMARY AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Director, Software Development & Architecture is a key leadership position within Technology Department and will report directly to the Vice President of Technology. This position will be initially based at the HQ in Dearborn Michigan USA and will have responsibility for complete Software Development Life Cycle processes of MDDEAS platform and its Enterprise Architecture Standards and Governance. The Service Strategy and Architecture, and Service Design Technology teams will report into this role. This position requires global travel. The travel may include to the regional council offices including MEA Regional Council, Beirut, Lebanon, or to the countries of clients and customer locations participating in the Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTLs) for MDDEAS deployment, or to the technology partner locations during the course of development, deployment and support operations of MDDEAS platform services. This role initially requires travel to and extended stays in Beirut, Lebanon for establishing initial architectural standards, proving out the technology concepts, building initial demo and Proof of Concept (POCs) products for MDDEAS.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Technology, Information Systems, Engineering and/or Significant Industry Certifications and Recognition. An MBA is desirable.
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Certification is required. Intermediate Certification in ITIL V3 Service Strategy and/or Service Design highly desirable.
  • Project management certifications desired including PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, or PSM.

 

ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE

  • 12+ years of IT infrastructure architecture, design, operations, and quality improvement experience in all technology platforms required for hosting software applications globally.
  • Experience in working with senior leadership teams both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge and experience in enterprise architecture framework, such as, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF, Gartner EA Framework, etc. 
  • Enterprise Information Architecture experience in Fortune 500 companies. 
  • Knowledge, experience and skills in cloud computing.
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and improving business service capability and end-to-end processes.
  • Experience leveraging industry standard methodologies in the areas of Business Architecture, Business Process Management, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Outsourcing and/or Change Management.
  • Present and communicate complex problems and recommended solutions to diverse audiences and executives.
  • Experience base-lining and quantifying current state business problems as well as constructing cost/benefit-based solution recommendations.
  • Experience in architecting the WAN, Wireless WAN, LAN, and other connectivity solutions to support Smart Campuses.

 

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

  • A strong track record of 12+ years in the development of new and innovative services, ideally in a start-up organization, with the ability to manage an element of risk and uncertainty.
  • More than five years of business domain expertise in Logistics, Commerce (Marketing & Advertising), Finance, and Insurance industries. Needs be an expert in at least one of these industries with the ability to coordinate with the Business Architects in the remaining domains.
  • A result-driven approach to service development and business planning, plus a creative and innovative approach to resolving challenges.
  • Experience in prevalent web application development platforms including JAVA/JEE, Business Rules Engines, Content Management Systems, Business Process Management Systems, Personalization Engines, and Ontologies.
  • Experience in developing Rich Internet Applications using HATEOS methodology preferred.
  • The drive to lead in your area of responsibility, demonstrating strong program management skills and collaborative strategic working.
  • Strong in developing Rich Internet Applications with expertise all tiers of applications development.
  • Direct experience in architecting and building complex solutions based on Cloud technologies, including private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions.
  • A high degree of familiarity with the latest Software Development methodologies using agile approaches such as RUP/XP/SCRUM and DevOps practices including Continuous Build Integration and Testing (CBIT).
  • Expertise in establishing and maintaining Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity capabilities for large enterprises.
  • Expertise in delivering Active-Active and High Availability solutions to mission critical applications.
  • Familiarity or experience with leading technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI, information security and risk management standards and practices.
  • Experience in business development, governance processes, management, budgeting and financial justification.

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Technology team management experience (multi-region, 100’s of staff).
  • Builds strong trusting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Sharp analytical abilities and solid operational foundation.
  • Articulate and confident; motivates people at all levels of a culturally diverse organization.
  • Strong sense for setting priorities, and adjusting them as needed in order to accomplish all objectives in an effective and timely manner.
  • Strategic thinker, demonstrating sound judgment and agile decision making.
  • Committed to continually improve, and leverage quality systems, processes, and tools
  • An adaptable and flexible working style suited to a fast-evolving environment, working as a team and individually to make the new service a success.
  • Experience of developing and delivering digital tools and resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, inter-personal and team collaboration skills. 
  • Ability to build and deliver complex keynote presentations, demos and messaging to an industry leading level.
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and quickly establish credibility across a large number of technologies and industries.
  • Experienced technology challenger in complex scenario’s both internally and Externally.  
  • International travel flexibility, and minimal visa restrictions. 





Director of Legal

AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

The Director of Legal is responsible for all Legal related issues. The Director will also provide legal analysis and counsel as well as prepare and negotiate documentation in various disciplines including patents and intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, licensing, corporate formation, labor law, litigation and vendor contracts, among others. 

The Director is astute at anticipating legal risks thereby structuring legal briefs and documents and establishing policy to safeguard the company’s tangible and intangible assets. 

  

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide analysis and counsel on legal, policy, and various corporate issues to include protecting intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, financial offerings, financial structuring, securities offerings, compliance issues, non-disclosure agreements, outsourcing agreements and business strategic planning. 
  • Provide advice on full range of domestic and international employment and global mobility, expatriate and international assignments and global immigration matters. 
  • Provide support to maintain, determine and/or remediate legal compliance issues impacting the company’s global operations from an overall employment law, compensation and benefits perspective. 
  • Review and provide input on policies, procedures and issues impacted by legislation affecting the company’s international operations. 
  • Support global business development, technology, operations, marketing, HR and finance functions with day-to-day legal advice and counseling. 
  • Advise on the negotiation and interpretation of service-related transactions, including vendor and customer agreements. 
  • Perform legal services related to the procurement and enforcement of protection for the company’s intellectual property rights on a worldwide basis. 
  • Lead investigation of suspected infringements of our intellectual property rights, and direct outside counsel in any resultant litigation. 
  • Establish engagement contracts, draft templates, and advise on legal implications of contract terms. 
  • Negotiate, document, and close loan transactions, real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing. 
  • Handle estate matters efficiently and cost effectively in support of the organization objectives. 
  • Coordinate real estate closings and manage post-closing process and effectively exchange routine legal/lease oriented correspondence. 
  • Represent the organization or its officials in various legal proceedings 
  • Preparation of legal complaints, briefs, motions, interrogatories, and responses related to legal disputes administered by courts and arbitral panels
  • Engagement and management of external counsel for litigation matters

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and three to five years of corporate law experience. 
  • Knowledge of international, regional, and local laws. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Wide range of knowledge in commercial law. 
  • Requires membership in the State/Federal Bar as an attorney qualified to practice law in various countries. 
  • Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public. 
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills





VP of Technology

AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

The VP of Technology is responsible for the technology department that has been established to design, develop, implement, enhance and maintain the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) in coordination with the top 12-technology firms of the world. The MDDEAS consists of (but not limited to) platforms for e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance and e-logistics. 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Understand and assist with the development of business strategies and translate them to a technology agenda. 
  2. Drive the execution of the technology agenda through the organization and it partners, including the evaluation, selection and management of technology, finance and insurance gateways to the core MDDEAS technology. 
  3. Assure the governance and the risk management of the technology organization in compliance with policies and procedures for global operations excellence and in compliance with international industry and governing organizations. 
  4. Hire and/or acquire and manage senior technology executives and core in-house technology staff to build, deploy, operate, maintain and enhance the MDDEAS, in accordance with best technology practices and a professional knowledge of logistics best practices. 
  5. Identify, negotiate and manage the strategic and tactical technology outsourcing services required to meet needs for efficiency, capability, scalability and cost effectiveness. 
  6. Consult with senior executives and CEO of the organization to analyze potential projects, determine the scope and priorities of projects within areas of the senior executives’ areas of responsibility and serve in the capacity as the final step in problem resolution for technology development, deployment and service management issues. 
  7. Provide leadership in the identification and acceleration of methods, products, services and technology development/deployment that grow business opportunities from the MDDEAS 
  8. Work experience in fortune Technology company. 
  9. be able to transmit the CEO message to the outside world dealing with high caliber government officials and business leaders





HR Recruitment Manager

AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

The HR Recruitment Manager oversees the HR function across the organization, maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. The Manager ensures that all HR related matters are managed in a confidential and professional manner in accordance with the requirements and labor law of the jurisdiction in which employees are deployed. As well, the Manager has a strategic role in assessing the needs of the company to ensure appropriate talent is acquired, managed and retained to ensure success of the global mission.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Maintains organization staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.
  • Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
  • Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
  • Assist with preparation of legal agreements for employees and outside contractors.

 

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Admin. Human Resources Management, MBA- HR is preferred 
  • 10+ years human resources experience including Human Capital Management, Payroll, and Employee Benefits Management
  • Multi-lingual preferred 
  • Small and large project and program orientation and outcome management. 
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • HR Analytics experience is a plus





CONTACT US

World Logistics Council Limited


3rd Floor Kilmore House
Park Lane, Spencer Dock,
Dublin 1, Ireland
T. +12319302081
info@world-lc.net

 

Americas Logistics Council


15170 N. Commerce Drive,
Dearborn, MI 48120,
United States of America
T. +1(313)324-6462

 

Europe Logistics Council


Avenue Du Port 86C
Box 204, 1000 Brussels
Belgium
T. +12319302081

 

Asia Logistics Council


Level 43, Menara 3 Petronas,
Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC),
50088 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
T: +603 2300 2692

 

Middle East & Africa Logistics Council


1st Floor, Sunset Gardens Building
Ibtihaj Kadoura Street
Ramlet el-Bayda, Beirut
Lebanon
T. +961 1 866 792

 

AxioMark


402 Rehoboth Ave,
Rehoboth Beach,
Delaware 19971,
United States of America
T. +12319302081

 

AxioIn


36/F, Tower Two
Times Square
1 Matheson Street,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
T. +12319302081

 

World Logistics Council Development


15170 N. Commerce Drive,
Dearborn, MI 48120,
United States of America
T. +1(313)324-6462

 

AxioFin


60 Neasden Lane
London NW10 2UW
United Kingdom
T. +12319302081