Blockchain is perhaps the technology that elicits the most ambivalence and is the most opaque – a paradox, considering its raison d’être as an incorruptible yet transparent distributed ledger is to create trust. But that hasn’t dampened our survey respondents’ perception of its potential, nor dissuaded some of the biggest players in logistics from endorsing this disruptive technology.
For example, this January, Maersk and IBM announced their intentions to launch a JV to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain across the entire global shipping ecosystem. By combining blockchain with AI and IoT, the new entity aims to “help companies move and track goods digitally across international borders”.
We conducted extensive research to assess how Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Electrification are transforming the transport sector. We examined the views of 250 CEOs, CTOs and CLOs from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and North America, incorporating perspectives from industry leaders and innovators, as well as legal perspectives from our own experts in Italy, Germany, UK and UAE.
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