Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain with Charley Dehoney
Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss disruptive tech in the supply chain. Charley is the Vice President of ZEBOX AMERICA, an international incubator and accelerator of innovative startups focused on two sectoral areas: transport, mobilities, logistics and industry.
About Charley Dehoney
Charley Dehoney is the Vice-President of ZEBOX AMERICA, an international incubator & accelerator for innovative startups, focuses on two sectoral areas: transport, mobilities, logistics on the one hand & Industry 4.0 on the other hand. Following his studies at San Jose State University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Charley naturally started his career in 2003 in the field of supply chain and logistic technologies, working in the sales teams of companies such as Fusion Logistics, Cargomatic and ShipHawk. Then, he acquired and managed Manning’s Truck Brokerage, a 50-year-old, private equity-backed logistics company, which he successfully digitalized and sold in 2020 to FitzMark. After, he was the CEO of Freight Mango, a Global Digital Freight Marketplace focused on streamlining and automating global trade. Since August 2021, he has built and lead ZEBOX AMERICA, based in Arlington, Virginia. As a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and executive in logistics technology, Charley’s mission is to connect the most innovative startups to corporate partners through ZEBOX. Being a lifelong athlete, Charley is passionate about coaching. Over the years, Charley also followed an entrepreneurial path and has been a dedicated mentor, coach and angel investor for many entrepreneurs in the field of logistic innovation.
ZEBOX is the international incubator and accelerator of innovative startups founded on the initiative of Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM and led by Matthieu Somekh, an expert on entrepreneurship and innovation. ZEBOX focuses on two sectoral areas: transport, mobilities, logistics and industry X.0 with at the heart of each project, advanced technologies like AI, blockchain, IoT, robotics, cybersecurity and virtual or augmented reality. ZEBOX is zeplace to be for innovative projects related to new techs enablers. ZEBOX offers startups two tailor-made support programs, adapted according to the progress of their project. Thanks to its international network of corporate partners (CMA CGM, Accenture, BNP Paribas, EY, Centrimex, CEVA) and opening to the world, ZEBOX offers an outstanding framework to build future interactions between startups, corporates, academics and investors.
Key Takeaways: Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain
- Technology is having a huge impact on the logistics and supply chain. Most technology projects deliver incremental improvement, while others are disruptive (in a good way) and change the way we do business.
- Increasingly, technology leaders are transforming businesses and industries by providing a superior customer experience.
- In the podcast interview, Charley Dehoney, Vice President of ZEBOX, an international incubator and accelerator, explains how ZEBOX is helping innovative startups launch and scale.
- ZEBOX offers startups with technological innovation in the sectors of transport, logistics and mobility two support programs: an incubation program and an acceleration program.
- The transport and logistics sectors are facing major transformation challenges where innovation plays a key role.
- More digitalization, more automation, more transparency, more traceability, and more sustainable development are all examples where startups can bring real added value and disrupt a market that has long been dominated by a few giants.
- The 3 main selection criteria to join ZEBOX are the sector of activity, the technology and the stage of maturity of the startup. The founding team which play a leading role in the success of a startup is of course added to this.
- ZEBOX was founded two years ago in Marseilles (France), by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, alongside other noted leaders in the field such as GTT, CEVA Logistics, CIMC, BNP Paribas, Centrimex and INFOSYS.
- CMA CGM will invest a projected $36 million to expand operations in Hampton Roads Virginia, reinforce its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, and establish the American hub of ZEBOX in Arlington County, a startup incubator and accelerator. CMA CGM and ZEBOX will be in good company as Amazon’s second HQ will be located in the same complex.