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2018 OTM User Conference APAC
From Thursday, November 15, 2018
To Friday, November 16, 2018

KPIT Infosys Flo Group Accelalpha Inspirage BrightOrder


2018 APAC SIG Banner


Derek Gittoes
VP Logistics Strategy, Oracle

Marybeth Roberts
Sr Software Architect, Oracle

Suhel MD
Sr IT Manager, Unilever

Trung Đức Lê
COO, Bac Ky Logistics

Chinmaya Nanda
Sr Technical Manager, KPIT

Sumith Bhaskar
Lead Principal Consultant, KPIT

Ashlesh Garate
Practice Manager, Accelalpha

Viji Subramanian
Sr Consultant, Infosys

Mohan Subramanian

Simon Ang
Assistant Director, BrightOrder

Jaldhi Metha
Director, Flo ITS

Mandar Joshi
Strategist, Flo Group


Nitesh Sharma
Solution Architect, BrightOrder

Gaurav Bhardwaj
Sr Sales Manager, Oracle


Agenda Registration Sponsors Call for Papers Venue


SIG APAC 2018 Highlights VideoThe OTM SIG Board proudly organises an OTM User Conference in Singapore on 15-16 November 2018, which is the fifth OTM event in APAC to better serve the region, after a successful inaugural conference in 2014. Key representatives from OTM Strategy and Development will attend this conference, and various partners in OTM’s ecosystem will sponsor. This conference is an addition to the yearly OTM conferences in Philadelphia, Amsterdam and Bangalore.

The event is designed to bring together users and potential users of the OTM software to share knowledge, ideas and experiences. With an expected attendance of about 100 people from a dozen countries, this event will be the perfect place to find answers to your questions, meet with Oracle representatives and collaborate on ideas for future releases.



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All conference presentations and videos are also available on otmfaq.otmsig.com


8:30AM Registration Open

9:30AM Welcome and opening address from OTM SIG Board
Official opening of the 5th OTM SIG Conference in Singapore.

9:40AM Sponsor Presentation by KPIT
KPIT Technologies Ltd. (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), is a global technology company providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive and Transportation, Consumer and Industrial Goods, Energy and Resources, Utilities, High Tech, and Life Sciences companies. We create smart, safe and sustainable technologies and solutions to enable a better world that is more connected, intelligent, cleaner and greener.
Website: http://www.kpit.com

9:45AM OTM Product Development Update by Marybeth Roberts (Oracle)  
Abstract: This session will provide an overview of the key features provided in the latest release of Oracle Transportation Management (OTM). This session will also cover updates to OTM documentation, training and general development updates.
Profile: Marybeth Roberts is Senior Software Architect and is responsible for product architecture design and solution approaches for Oracle OTM and GTM products. She has a key focus on the end to end logistics solutions in the Supply Chain Management product family. Ms. Roberts has 30 years of experience in the transportation management software space. Ms. Roberts was a founder of G-Log (Global Logistics Technologies) acquired by Oracle to be their transportation solution. At G-Log, Ms. Roberts was Vice President of Software Development responsible for the transportation product and design. Prior to founding G-Log, Ms. Roberts was at Manugistics, Inc for 12 years and had the role of Director of Architecture, reporting to the CTO. Ms. Roberts holds a BS in Computer Science from Juniata College.

10:45AM Sponsor Presentation by Infosys
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through the many nexts of their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight.
Website: http://www.infosys.com

10:50AM Networking Break
Enjoy your networking break with tea or coffee in the Exhibition area

11:20AM Logistics 4.0 - Realizing value beyond hypothesis through iOT/M by Trung Đức Lê (Bac Ky Logistics), Ashlesh Garate (Accelalpha) and Gaurav Bhardwaj (Oracle)  
Abstract: With its ever-increasing demand for smarter supply chain management solutions, the logistics & transportation industry has been a key force behind the IoT upswing. “Smart” logistics operations with IoT use case has remarkable potential in terms of reducing core operational complexities for large number of logistics companies from different lines of businesses. While transportation companies are cognizant of the efficiencies and value differentiation that potentially could be gained through the rationalization of assets/real time insights of fleet/driver & shipments, they are often away from institutionalisation of best practices due to lack of holistic one-stop solution to the problem statement. The key objective of this session is to understand how Accelalpha has brought the value proposition for its customer with World’s first successful Integrated OTM+IoT solution deployed on Cloud. This flexible, hardware-agnostic integrated platform connects all possible assets and not just limited to sensors, items, containers, equipment, vehicles, and employees and bring greater operations efficiency throughout the logistics operations.
Profile: Ashlesh has over 10 Years of management consulting, project management and solution architect experience across industry verticals such as manufacturing, FMCG and retail sectors. He has managed the large transformational programs for Fortune-500 enterprises and led delivery and key solution service offering in warehouse and logistics domain. His significant contribution to build go-to-market strategies on emerging technologies and create a quantified value proposition which has resulted in revenue growth for the accounts he has managed. Ashlesh has successfully delivered more than 8 E2E projects with Oracle OTM as a technology which includes providing solution blueprint, fit/gap analysis, functional configuration, estimates, solution write-up and presentations.
Trung Duc Le is COO of Bac Ky Logistics and his prime role is to manage the overall operations.
Gaurav Bhardwaj is the sales leader for the Supply Chain Business at Oracle Corporation, ASEAN. In this role, his responsibilities include leading the Business strategy, go to market initiatives on Oracle’s Digital Supply Chain Solutions comprising of Logistics, IOT Applications & Supply Chain Planning in the Cloud. Prior to Oracle, he has executed large scale consulting & business process reengineering implementations in ASEAN across Automotive, Oil & Gas, Retail, FMCG and Manufacturing Industries. He also has auto manufacturing domain expertise from his stint at Tata Motors, Pune Car Plant. Gaurav has Strong educational background in Supply Chain Management supported by Operations and Systems Management from IIM Kozhikode, India & Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Nagpur Univ., India. Gaurav is a certified CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Management Professional) and CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) professional from APICS, USA and Project Management from U21Global. He has been a public speaker in major Supply Chain events in Asia.

12:05AM Overcome Challenges in OTM Cloud Migration by Chinmaya Nanda (KPIT)  
Abstract: Migrating OTM from On premise to Cloud is having its own challenges. Learn as a part of this topic: Why to move to Cloud?; How to Migrate procedure & Function in On Premise to Cloud; When to use Paas & Saas; Different Ways to migrate transactional data to Cloud.
Profile: Chinmaya is working as a Senior Technical manager in KPIT. He has been in OTM for more than nine years and worked with various clients across the globe. He holds an engineering degree from Institute Of Technical Education and Research Orissa.

12:50PM Lunch and Networking

2:00PM OTM Product Strategy Update by Derek Gittoes (Oracle)  Part 1  Part 2 
Abstract: The best Transportation and Global Trade Cloud solution continues to innovate and improve! Join this session to learn about current business drivers, see the current and future go-to-market strategy, and get a sneak peek at the roadmap. Come learn about advances to existing capabilities and expansion to new areas such as Trade Agreements and Logistics Network Modeling. Learn how disruptive technologies like IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbots and Blockchain are being incorporated to help you manage your global supply chain efficiently and keep on top of regulatory needs.
Profile: Derek Gittoes is vice president for supply chain management product strategy and leads the team responsible for Oracle’s portfolio of cloud products for logistics and order management. He is responsible for defining the go-to-market strategy and product road map for Oracle's solutions in transportation management, inventory management, warehouse management, global trade management, and order management. Mr. Gittoes has 25 years of experience in supply chain software. Prior to joining Oracle in 2003, he was vice president of product solutions at G-Log, where he was responsible for product marketing. Mr. Gittoes was also a founder and managing director of Transport Dynamics, a company that specialized in the development of optimization software for transportation companies. Mr. Gittoes holds an MS in engineering from Princeton University and a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Manitoba.

3:00PM Networking Break
Enjoy your networking break with tea or coffee in the Exhibition area

3:30PM Planning for international logistics by Mohan Subramanian (Infosys)  
Abstract: Planning for international shipments not only consists of various modes of transport but also handling different INCO terms based on the contract with the destination. The paper talks about the various planning challenges for the different modes of transport and how to overcome them using solution in OTM. It will talk about not only transportation to own facilities but to shipper’s customers as well.
Profile: Mohan is currently the Oracle Logistics Practice lead at Infosys Ltd. He has over 20 years of experience in Supply chain and logistics domain business functions, providing global business solutions and transformations with Oracle SCM, OTM, Logfire -WMS Cloud for Fortune 500 companies.

4:15PM Efficient bulk inbound integration approach via DB.XML and DBXML Servlet by Simon Ang & Nitesh Sharma (BrightOrder)  
Abstract: DB XML Servlet presents a viable and efficient alternative to the typical CSV Data Load through HTTP POST method when loading massive amounts of records into OTM. In this presentation, we will share a use case involving voyage schedules and how DB XML Servlet nullifies bottlenecks during mass data uploads. Key words: DBXML Servlet, HTTPPOST, Bulk Integration methods, Transmission bottlenecks
Profiles: Simon Ang is the Assistant Director for Global Consulting at BrightOrder. He has extensive domain experience in the areas of Logistics and Transportation having successfully implemented multiple IT projects across various industry verticals. He has been involved with Oracle OTM implementations ever since he joined G-Log in 2005 prior to the Oracle acquisition. He has done consulting work with global companies such as LF Logistics, DB Schenker, APL Logistics, Electrolux, TOLL (Australia) and TCS Express & Logistics. He is a supporter of lifelong learning and he is currently pursuing his MSc degree in Supply Chain Management at the National University of Singapore.
Nitesh Sharma is a Solution Architect at BrightOrder. He is a highly experience techno-functional OTM consultant having worked on OTM projects that span across multiple industry verticals such as Retail, FMCG, Automotive, Freight Forwarding and Courier/Parcel. Prior to joining BrightOrder, Nitesh worked at Tesco, Hewlett Packard and Oracle. He was involved in the global OTM Implementations of Tesco, Hewlett Packard, FIAT, Unilever Europe, APL Logistics and TCS Express & Logistics.

5:00PM Network Reception
Network reception will take place in the NUSS Bar

7:00PM End
End of the program of the first day.


9:00AM OTM-WMS-EBS Integration by Marybeth Roberts (Oracle)  
Abstract: Attendees will get an overview of the functional flow of OM to OTM to WSH and WMS. Also covered will be an integration flow from EBS with batch orders (greater than 1 shipment) and multi leg. The impact of change management throughout the order lifecycle will be covered, as well as the technical areas of mapping and agent configurations.
Profile: Marybeth Roberts is Senior Software Architect and is responsible for product architecture design and solution approaches for Oracle OTM and GTM products. She has a key focus on the end to end logistics solutions in the Supply Chain Management product family. Ms. Roberts has 30 years of experience in the transportation management software space. Ms. Roberts was a founder of G-Log (Global Logistics Technologies) acquired by Oracle to be their transportation solution. At G-Log, Ms. Roberts was Vice President of Software Development responsible for the transportation product and design. Prior to founding G-Log, Ms. Roberts was at Manugistics, Inc for 12 years and had the role of Director of Architecture, reporting to the CTO. Ms. Roberts holds a BS in Computer Science from Juniata College.

9:45AM Dynamic clustering in OTM using HERE Map (Unilever Case Study) by Suhel MD (Unilever) & Sumith Bhaskar (KPIT Technologies)  
Abstract: Unilever believes in sustainable development goals with reduction in Carbon footprint. Dynamic clustering with HERE map is the planning technique adopted in Unilever where real life geographical constraints are being considered to build multi stop shipments. It provides most optimized shipment in terms of Load, distance covered, accurate route planning and in turn reduced CO2 emission. Recently it has been implemented in the frozen business of Philippines where business can foresee a tremendous benefit with 10% optimized shipments, 20% reduction in time, fuel consumption and an expected cost reduction of over 20%. Thus, dynamic clustering will create a win-win scenario for both Unilever and the service providers and make a greener and faster transportation landscape throughout the world.
Profiles: Suhel is a Senior IT manager with Transportation management within Unilever. He has been in the organization for more than eleven years and worked across areas of supply chain. In his most recent roles, he was subject matter expert for OTM implementation in Asia, Africa, Russia, Masreq, Magreb and Australia. He holds an engineering degree from National institute of science technology, Orissa and did EGMP from IIMB.
Sumith Bhaskar Rajendran is a Lead Principal consultant with KPIT technologies, currently handling two landscapes for Unilever. He has a total experience of Thirteen years of which more than Eleven years in OTM. He has done multiple end to end OTM implementations around the globe and have good customer facing experience.

10:30AM Networking Break
Enjoy your networking break with tea or coffee in the Exhibition area

11:00AM Freight Exchange for complex 3PL and 4PL by Jaldhi Mehta & Mandar Joshi (Flo Group)  
Abstract: The Flo team will give you an overview of the design for the use of ‘Own Fleet’ assets, ensuring that network resource pools are prioritised over external carrier resources. Gain further efficiencies via the freight exchange, enabling cross divisional collaboration and further internalisation and prioritising.
Profiles: Jaldhi is a Director at FLO ITS. He has been a Senior Architect on OTM for the last 12 years and has been in the lead architect for many complex OTM implementations and upgrade projects. As his most recently finalised assignment, Jaldhi was the Lead Architect on the Global Migration Factory Program at DHL.
Mandar has around 20 years of experience in Supply Chain. He has been a part of OTM family since 2005 (GLOG days). Mandar was the lead of the Migration Factory at DHL and the Program Manager from FLO Side.

11:45AM Loading split functionality in OTM by Viji Subramanian (Infosys)  
Abstract: When the height of the equipment is not the multiples of heights of pallets, we need to split the pallets so that we utilize the space of the equipment efficiently. This can be configured using Loading split functionality in OTM (which is available from 6.3.2 version). OTM will try to pack the equipment with full pallets first. When there is no room left, OTM will consider loading split options for the remaining space in the equipment.
Profile: Viji Subramanian has 12 years of experience in Oracle Transportation Management, both technical and functional expertise in implementing in OTM and worked extensively across various industry customers like Third Party Logistics providers, Aerospace & defense and Food and Beverages.

12:30PM Wrap-up Session by OTM SIG Board
Feedback session and gift raffles

Agenda is subject to change



The costs are just SGD 95 and this will allow you to attend all sessions on both days as well as the reception. The registration is complimentary for speakers, so don’t hesitate to submit your paper.

Please contact our registration partner PurpleForest Events Pte Ltd by email on for any registration issues or queries. If you need a visa invitation letter, please contact our OTM SIG Board Administrator after having registered for the conference.

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OTM SIG values and appreciates our conference sponsors. Your contributions help make this conference possible and keeps registration fees lower for attendees.

Platinum Sponsor (limit 4), valued at SGD 4,000, includes:

  • Sponsor recognition with 5 minutes of stage time
  • Tabletop exhibit prominently positioned at event venue.
  • Up to three (3) full conference registrations to all sessions and meals.
  • Placement of marketing collateral (provided by Sponsor) in event giveaway bag.
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on conference marketing material, signage and website.

Gold Sponsor (limit 4), valued at SGD 2,000, includes:

  • Tabletop exhibit at meeting venue
  • Up to two (2) full conference registrations to all sessions and meals
  • Placement of marketing collateral (provided by Sponsor) in event giveaway bag.
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on conference marketing material, signage, and website.

Silver Sponsor, valued at SGD 500, includes:

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on conference marketing material, signage, and website.

The OTM SIG will start accepting Sponsorship requests from 17 September 2018 on a first come first served basis. Please contact us on for any sponsorship queries.

Download Sponsorship Prospectus


Call for Papers

The OTM SIG Board invites you to submit your paper for the conference. We would like to see both the business change (by the client) and the technical challenges (by implementation partner). The presentation by one or multiple presenters should take 45 minutes including a 10 minute Q&A session. Examples of presentations can be found here. Papers will be reviewed by the OTM SIG Board, and approved papers will be awarded with one single complimentary registration, irrespective of the number of presenters.

Wish List

  • Improvement in Multi-tier transport planning
  • Recommendations for App server thread setup and monitoring
  • Scalability experiences, e.g. month end process, heavy workflow and reports generations
  • OTM with IoT
  • Cloud hosting – SAAS, IAAS, PAAS
  • Oracle Mobile solution

Download Call for Papers Form

Call for Papers is now closed!



NUSS Suntec City Guild House
3 Temasek Boulevard (Tower 5)
#02- 401/402 Suntec City Mall
Singapore 038983

Map: View on Google maps
Nearest train station: Promenade (Circle Line)
Detailed directions guide including photos: Pathwaze

Hotel suggestions (prices from hotel website, subject to service charge and local taxes)

Further hotel suggestions can be found on Booking.com

For any queries about this event, please contact the OTM SIG Board Administrator on