GEODIS to hold ‘hackathon’ in November

Logistics company GEODIS will host its first “hackathon” in which artificial intelligence (A.I.) experts, IT-professionals and data forecasting experts will compete in competitions that test their optimization skills – one challenge specific to warehouse optimization, the other to human and material resources.

The company has said it intends to invest more in innovation and the utilization of data, and made several moves toward that objective this year. In March, it launched an instant quote-generating service for forwarding companies with Portrix Logistics, and partnered with French unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company Delta Drone in development of a drone-based warehouse solution.

“In today’s fast-paced and changing environment, data is key,” said Laurent Parat, President and CEO of GEODIS Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. “That is why we believe that experts and talented start-ups can bring new visions to our Group.”

The competition will be held Nov. 8 in Paris, in collaboration with BeMyApp, a digital transformation and developer relations agency.

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