Sam Clarke

Sam is a life-long entrepreneur co-founding and running start-ups. His current business Gnewt Cargo, which began as an Angel-invested company in 2009, has enjoyed exponential growth ever since and has won multiple awards from the electric vehicle, logistics and environmental sectors. Gnewt was part-sold in 2014 by DX PLC at a £3.5m valuation, five years after inception.


His extensive experience with electric vehicle development and utilisation in the UK and has helped Gnewt develop its operational model building quality relationships with key clients, the wider industry and funding bodies over the past 10 years.


He is a previous Merit winner at the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards, a Fellow to the National Institute of Couriers and a sector chair for the same institution on the area of Electric Vehicles. 


Sam is a regular public speaker and has previously provided evidence to the Transport Select Committee on the future of urban freight. In 2017, he was voted #21 in the top 100 most influential people in Low Carbon Fleets. 

Teodor Gabriel Crainic

Teodor Gabriel Crainic is Professor of Operations Research, Transportation, and Logistics, School of Management, Université du Québec à Montréal. He is also Adjunct Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research of the Université de Montréal, and senior scientist at CIRRELT, the Interuniversity Research Center for Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation, where he is Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory. Professor Crainic is Associate Editor for Transportation Science and serves on several other editorial boards. He co-founded the TRISTAN (TRienial Symposium on Transportation Analysis) and Odysseus (International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics) series of international meetings. He was President of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS, received the 2006 Merit Award of the Canadian Operational Research Society, and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada – The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada.  The research interests of Professor Crainic are in network, integer, and combinatorial optimization, meta-heuristics, and parallel computing, and applications to the planning and management of complex systems, transportation and logistics, in particular, with major contributions to the national/regional planning, the design and scheduling of services, integrating uncertainty, resource and revenue management considerations, for consolidation-based carriers, operations management for modal and intermodal carriers and terminal operators, routing and scheduling, Intelligent Transportation Systems and City Logistics. He published over 240 scientific papers, has a h-index of 64 in Google Scholar, April 2017), and supervised over 130 graduate students and postoctoral fellows.

Stefan Voß

Stefan Voß is professor and director of the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Hamburg. Previous positions include full professor and head of the department of Business Administration, Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Technology Braunschweig (Germany) from 1995 up to 2002. He holds degrees in Mathematics (diploma) and Economics from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. and the habilitation from the University of Technology Darmstadt. His current research interests are in quantitative / information systems approaches to supply chain management and logistics including public mass transit and telecommunications. He is author and co-author of several books and numerous papers in various journals. Stefan Voß serves on the editorial board of some journals including being Editor of Netnomics and Editor of Public Transport. He is frequently organizing workshops and conferences. Furthermore, he is consulting with several companies.