International Trade Live have the pleasure of announcing our next confirmed speaker ahead of the must-attend virtual trade event taking place on 8-9 November; Chris Smedley, CEO Landways.
Chris Smedley is the Chief Executive and co-founder of Landways and has over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms and in-building technology sectors. He is the former Chief Executive of Geo Networks which he co-founded in 2002.
Geo was the first specialist provider of leased optical fibre in the UK, originally owned by Hutchison Whampoa and latterly Alchemy, a UK private equity fund. The business grew from zero turnover to over £40m in just over a decade and in 2014 was sold to Zayo, a US fibre infrastructure provider for $294m. Prior to Geo, Chris started life as a solicitor at Linklaters & Paines where he practised in the firm’s litigation department. In 1997, he was appointed Legal Director of Colt Telecom where he was a member of the senior management team, eventually with responsibility for the Property, Public Policy, Project Office and HR departments, as well as the Legal team.
Chris holds a degree in European Law (LLB Hons) from the University of Warwick; a Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law; and was a Solicitor of the Supreme Court.
In this exclusive interview for International Trade Live, Chris discusses the increasing efficiency on logistics sites through digital and power infrastructure and mission-critical technology systems. As Chris will explain in this session, by going digital, warehouse managers can enhance performances across all operations. More specifically, with an “upgrade, scale and streamline” principle, logistics site managers can deliver high-performance, reduce carbon emissions and keep costs down.
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