We invite you to come up with new ideas in hackathon
Event to promote new ideas and innovation
The Lithuanian National Road Carriers’ Association Linava, a member of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and Ministry of Transport and Communications invites carrier community to participate in event „HACK4LINAVA“, which will take place on May 27-29 in Vilnius, and will aim to find solutions to the issues faced by carriers related to driver shortages, preservation of competitiveness, challenges in Eastern countries and establishment of new markets.
We are convinced that the event, which presents transport innovations, exchanges ideas and at the same time seeks the best solutions, will help the country’s entrepreneurs to take a fresh look at the transportation and logistics business. In addition, contacts are formed at such events, opportunities are seen on how to solve emerging challenges together
Reports and discussions
The event will be attended by prominent Lithuanian business and science representatives, economists, professionals from transport, information technology and other sectors.
With the help of hackathon participants, we will seek not only to answer the questions raised, but also to turn the ideas together with them into projects that Linava will implement by attracting funds from investment funds and IRU.
Challenges of Hackaton
The organizers hope that this event will allow entrepreneurs to get the new ideas, encourage the implementation of new innovations int the transport sector, and thus contribute to increasing the competiveness of Litguanian carriers
Improving the competence of drivers in order to prevent and reduce losses incurred by companies
Innovative competency testing solutions (eg tests) should be sought. It was suggested how to improve driver training programs by applying modern technologies that will help to improve the driver’s practical skills (eco-driving, safe transport of goods, compliance with drivers work and rest regimes, etc.)
Digitalization of travel permits
Lithuania annually issues more than 400 thousand paper permits and the like, so it is necessary to look for a digital solution for issuing and controlling permits
Business reorientation after assessing the geopolitical situation
Solutions are expected to make it easier for carriers to find new markets and increase their competitiveness
Promotion of the drivers profession
Participants should provide solutions that enable carriers to engage young people and women in the work of the driver
Optimization of logistic processes
In the short term, we will have to pursue the goals of the Green Course and the social well-being or drivers. Solutions that ensure 100 percent truck loading will not only save money, but also helps to achieve maximum operational efficiency. We need to use digital solutions that can ensure that drivers in international transport can return home to their families after 8-10 hours a day
Will curate the activities of teams, introduce them to relevant problems and possible solutions, advise and help not to deviate from the set goal. Some of the mentors will also participate in the jury
Currently a chairman of the venture capital fund “Nextury Ventures“ and invests in high-tech areas such as 3D printing, state-of-the-art technology, the sharing economy, mobile and smart sports.
He is also a chairman of the board of the investment fund “Nextury Technology Fund”. The fund’s assets are invested in companies in the technology sector listed on the stock exchange around the world.
Umberto De Pretto
Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union (IRU). After graduating from Ottawa’s Carleton University in Political Science, Economics and International Relations, he worked as a Legislative Assistant for Ministers and Members of the Canadian Parliament and then moved to Paris in 1992 to take on the position of Head of the Transport Division, to be shortly afterwards named Deputy Director of the International Chamber of Commerce, responsible for International Commercial Practices and Techniques.
Has been president of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists since 2020. He has been chairman of the board of the high-tech group Global Bod Group since 2014. In 2009, the group established the solar technology business “SoliTek”. Initially, the company produced only solar cells, but within a few years the production base was expanded and the production of the final product – solar modules – began. In 10 years, SoliTek has grown to become a leader in the production of solar technologies in Northern Europe. At the beginning of 2021, “BOD Group” started the construction of a new innovation centre “BOD Science Center”, which focused the full innovation and research potential of “BOD Group”. “Global BOD Group” currently employs 288 people. All activities are fully automated. In 2020, turnover amounted to 24 million Euro.
Was Chief Business Transformation Executive and Managing Director for Asset Optimisation of the Kazakh State Property Fund “Samruk Kazyna”; he chaired the Board of Directors of Kazakhstan Railways – No.7 in the world by freight transportation volume.
On return to Lithuania, he spent 4+ years as the Deputy CEO of Lithuanian Railways and continues to serve as an expert advisor on major World Bank and Asian Development Bank funded transformation, reform, and institutional strengthening initiatives. He advises government officials and business executives in an array of industries.
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, responsible for the priorities of transport innovation, digitisation, sustainable mobility and the Green Deal, as well as the development of telecommunications.
Carrier Account Executive – Sennder Baltic SIA
Sennder is Europe’s leading freight forwarder offering shippers access to our connected fleet of thousands of trucks. In a traditional industry we are moving fast and focus on the digitalization and automation of all road logistics processes. By leveraging our proprietary technology, we build an ecosystem that leads the industry into the 21st century with a new degree of transparency, efficiency and flexibility
Urs Van Stiphout
CEO at “Invoitix”
Chief Innovation Officer at “SME Finance”
Secretary General of the Association “Linava”, who has accumulated extensive experience in the transport business. A former adviser to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, he previously served as Deputy Director at the National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Economist. His insights and comments are widely quoted on the media. Aleksandras regularly appears among the experts most often cited in the public domain and in 2021 he was quoted in the news a total of 779 times and was second among economists. In total, Aleksandras has accumulated 11 years of experience in analytical communication throughout his career. He used to work as an economist for the Lithuanian Industrialists’ Confederation – the largest business association in Lithuania. Later, he worked at the company SME Finance, a Lithuanian fintech and alternative financing sector leader. He often participates in conferences and reads reports on various macroeconomic topics, and he regularly shares economic insights on social media channels.
Communication professional, founder of the communication agency “LB communications”, with many years of experience in the field of public relations and media, experience with crisis management communication, coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic management communication.
Founder and CEO of “Bunasta”, one of the strongest specialized customs brokerage companies in the region. Chairman of the Board of the Transport Innovation Association.
One of the founders and CEO of the fast-growing HRtech startup benme. We can call Irma a “guru” of employee benefits and novel personnel solutions. For more than 15 years, Irma has been advising Lithuanian and international companies in finding and applying various personnel management and human resource solutions that enable companies to increase employee motivation as well as, structure and simplify administrative processes.
Dr. Vytautas Naudužas
Economist, diplomat, doctor of social sciences. He has worked as an Adviser to the Prime Minister, Deputy Minister of Economics for several years and has held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years, has taught at Vilnius University. He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Turkey. In 2014 President Dalia Grybauskaitė has appointed V. Naudužas Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania to the Republic of Kazakhstan, from 2015 to 2018 – together with the Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
President of the Lithuanian National Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics “Lineka”. Former Managing Director of DB Schenker (10 years).
Marketing Manager of the “Lossless” blockchain project, which develops technology to prevent crypto currency theft. Former Marketing manager of the company “Eskimi” and Export Manager of IT Association INFOBALT.
Vice-President of the Lithuanian National Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics “Lineka”. CEO of transport forwarding company “VILTEDA”.
Dr. Andrius Mudinas
Data Scientist and Technical Lead/Architect with over 20 years of hands-on experience in designing and delivering various size and complexity projects.
Specializing in the banking and financial service industry (Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, Royal Bank of Canada, LLoyds TSB, BNP Paribas).
Honorary Research Fellow at London University, focusing on sentiment analysis and natural language processing (NLP) research using machine learning.
Currently, consulting and leading several projects at British Petroleum (BP) on real-time Algo commodities trading and Big Data processing solutions using the latest AI and cloud technologies (AWS/Azure).
Author of several open-source libraries using C#, Python and R.
Dr. Kristina Čižiūnienė
Associate Professor, Faculty of Transport Engineering, Department of Logistics and Transport Management.
Marius Repečka, founder of log-tech start-up “GoRamp“, expert in global logistics management.
“GoRamp“ is one of the TOP 10 logistics technology developers in Europe, having introduced a smart transport management solution to the international market to manufacturing and trading companies. The technological solution helps to manage cargo transportation and warehouse management processes.
“GoRamp“ works with customers from 18 markets around the world and is constantly expanding. This year, the start-up attracted 1.5 M Eur of investment.
“Capterra“, the world’s leading software review and selection platform, has recognized GoRamp as the best ramp management software in Europe for 2022.
This year, the start-up was also recognized as one of the three best Mobility solutions at the German and Baltic Business Awards.
The founder of CARPS (Insurance Brokerage and Management Center, specialized for Embassies, French and Foreign Companies). Internationally, CARPS mainly insures health risk and has customers in 110 countries. In Paris, CARPS insure all risks: multi-risk Embassies, residences, cars, etc. CARPS works closely with all international insurance companies. Currently, the CARPS insures more than 500 Embassies in France and around the world, as well as many expatriates and international mobility personnel.
Friday 27 May
14:00 – Participants gather at the venue
15:00 – Opening of the Hackathon
Words of congratulations:
– Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of the
Republic of Lithuania Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė
– Association “Linava president Romas Austinskas – Association “Linava”, Ambassador Vytautas Naudužas
15:30 – Presentation of the event progress and technical details
16:30 – Mentoring session
18:30 – Dinner
19:30 – Individual work
22:00 – End of the first day
Saturday 28 May
10:00 – Start of the second day of the Hackathon
11:00 – Patrick Dana Presentation. „Inovatyvi sinergija draudimo ir transporto industrijose“
11:15 – Urs Van Stiphout Presentation. „The leading pan-European invoicing platform for the road logistics sector, offering invoicing, immediate liquidity, credit protection and fuel cards without deposit“
11:30 – Eugenijus Šnipas Presentation. „Breakthrough innovations in forwarding“
11:45 – Šarūnas Gerasimavičius Presentation. „Automatizuoti kreditavimo įrankiai / iššūkiai ir problematika“
11:00 – Presentation of Innovations (SME Finance)
11:30 – Presentation of Innovations (Invoitex/Sennder)
12:00 – Mentoring session
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Leccture by Ilja Laurs: “Technology of the future in transport. What technologies and how will change transport in the next 10 years.”
15:00 – Mentoring session
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Individual work
22:00 – End of the second day
Sunday 29 May
10:00 – Beginning of the third day of the Hackathon
11:30 – Omnisend customer success manager Gediminas Dilertas training on how to deliver the finished product
12:10 – Individual work
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – Presentation of the Hackathon participants
15:30 – Commission evaluation
16:30 – Announcement of the winners of the Hackathon
17:00 – End of the Hackathon
All participants will receive gifts prepared by Linava and her partners
1st place winners
2nd place winners
3d place winners
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