2nd Annual

RateLinx: Ship. Track. Pay.

INSIGHT Conference

October 15-16 2024
Scottsdale, AZ

Time and Place

October 15-16

North Scottsdale

Max Kierland
16220 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

October 14

7 AM to 4:30 PM, QBRs for Clients

October 15

7 AM to 11 AM, QBRs for Clients 

12 PM to 1 PM, LUNCH

1 PM to 4:30 PM – INSIGHT Conference

5 PM to 7 PM, DINNER and Top Golf

October 16

8 AM to 4:30 PM, INSIGHT Conference  

October 17

7 AM to 4:30 PM, QBRs for Clients

October 14

7 AM to 4:30 PM, QBRs


October 15

7 AM to 11 AM, QBRs


7:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Gateway Pass hike, hikers meet in lobby


12 PM to 1 PM, LUNCH


1 PM to 2 PM, Moving Back to a Bottom-Up Approach to Tech Investment, Eric Johnson


2 PM to 3 PM, Newest Features from 2023-Now, Shannon Vaillancourt


3 PM to 3:30 PM, BREAK


3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Multicarrier Parcel Savings, Shannon Vaillancourt


4:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Top Takeaways from Extraordinary Conversations with Supply Chain Leaders, Scott Luton


5 PM to 7 PM, DINNER and Top Golf, shuttle pickup at 4:45 PM in lobby

October 16



8 AM to 10 AM, Carrier Rates: Emerging Trends and Future Predictions, Dr. Dale Rogers, Dr. Zac Rogers


10 AM to 10:15 AM, BREAK


10:15 AM to 11:15 AM, Client Success Story and Supply Chain Industry Insights


11:15 AM to 12:15 PM, LUNCH


12:15 PM to 1:15 PM, Product roadmap for ShipLinx TMS and RateLinx Freight Audit & Pay, Shannon Vaillancourt


1:15 PM to 2 PM, Product Development Lifecycle and Client Feature Feedback, Shannon Vaillancourt


2 PM to 3 PM, Client Success Story, Douglas Wilson, Manager Software Product Management, PING


3 PM to 3:30 PM, BREAK


3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Hidden Strategies for LTL RFPs, Shannon Vaillancourt



October 17

7 AM to 4:30 PM, QBRs


Phoenix Sky Harbor, 25 minutes away

Mesa Gateway Airport, 45 minutes away


Near the Max Kierland with 24-hour shuttle service to the Max:


Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale North


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Scottsdale North

What's new in 2024?

  • More industry speakers
  • Schedule QBRs before or after the conference

RateLinx Insight is an opportunity for attendees to:

  • Network with supply chain and logistics colleagues;
  • Share and learn innovative ways technology can be a competitive advantage, and;
  • Hear best practices to create an end-to-end cost savings strategy for your organization.


During the conference, attendees will learn the full capabilities of a transportation management solution and the benefits of bringing together all of your supply chain business systems to propel your organization forward.


Conference sessions are a mixture of thought leadership, education, and RateLinx product roadmaps with exciting new enhancements to look forward to. We believe that attending RateLinx INSIGHT is so important for all of our customers and partners, we’ve waived the registration fee!

Click the button below to register now!

Meet the Insight 2024 Speakers

Eric Johnson, Journal of Technology

Eric Johnson,
the Journal of Commerce

Eric Johnson is the Journal of Commerce’s senior editor, technology, where he leads coverage and analysis of technology’s impact on global logistics and trade. Johnson regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes, and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility, and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars.


Prior to joining the JOC in May 2018, Johnson spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering logistics technology and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry. Johnson has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK, and India, and now resides in the Washington, D.C., area.


Email: [email protected]

Dr Dale Rogers, ASU

Dr. Dale Rogers,
Arizona State University

Dale Rogers is the ON semiconductor professor of business at the supply chain management department at Arizona State University. He is also ASU’s director of the frontier economies logistics lab and director of the internet edge supply chain lab.


He is the principal investigator of the $15 million CARISCA project at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and a visiting professor there. Dr. Rogers is the principal investigator on the supply chain AI-realized future funded by a consortium of firms including Intel, Applied Materials, and Chemonics International. Dale is the director of global projects for  Instituto de Logística e Supply Chain (ILOS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dale won the Reverse Logsitics Education award from the Reverse Logsitics Association in 2023.


In 2022, Dale was selected as the CSCMP academic “giant.” He is the 2021 CSCMP Distinguished Service award winner and was also inducted into the Supply Chain Hall of Fame. In 2012 he became the first academic to receive the International Warehouse and Logistics Association Distinguished Service award in its 130-year history. Dr. Rogers is a former “rainmaker ” for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) which is the economic development arm of Reno, Nevada.


Dale is a leading researcher in the fields of reverse logistics, sustainable supply chain management, supply chain finance and secondary markets, has published in the leading journals of the supply chain and logistics fields. He has been principal investigator on research grants from numerous organizations. He is a senior editor at the Rutgers Business Journal, area editor at Annals of Management Science, and associate editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Supply Chain Management.


Email: [email protected]

Zac Rogers, CSU

Dr. Zac Rogers,
Colorado State University

Dr. Rogers is an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management at Colorado State University.  His primary research interests include financial impact of supply chain sustainability, emerging logistics technologies, supply chain cyber security, and other emerging purchasing and logistics issues. Dr. Rogers’s work has appeared in multiple academic journals, corporate white papers, trade publications, and conference proceedings. He is a frequent speaker at academic and practitioner-oriented conferences.


Dr. Rogers earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno and his PhD in supply chain management from Arizona State University. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Rogers worked as a purchasing agent for a large hotel resort and as an operations manager for Quidsi, an Amazon subsidiary.


Email: [email protected]


Moving Back to a Bottom-Up Approach to Tech Investment

Keynote Speaker Eric Johnson
Over the past decade, a convergence of trends has revolutionized the purchasing landscape for logistics and supply chain professionals. The fusion of buzz-worthy advancements like blockchain, automation, and generative AI, coupled with an influx of venture capital, birthed a fertile ground for new entities. Like the Cambrian explosion, startups seized upon the perceived inefficiencies of antiquated systems. Yet, the endurance of these ventures remains uncertain.
Nevertheless, the surge of startups, alongside a heightened awareness of pivotal technologies like blockchain and AI, reshaped the logistics technology marketplace. Now, with executive-level involvement, practitioners navigate a nuanced terrain where expertise drives purchasing decisions, challenging even Excel’s enduring dominance.
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Gateway Loop Trail Hike

Experience the beauty of the Sonoran desert by joining RateLinx VP Todd Elliott on a hike in North Scottsdale. Todd is passionate about hiking and has traversed many of the most difficult trails in Arizona.



The Gateway Loop is four miles long and appropriate for all skill levels. Todd will adapt the hike to the skill level of the group and all levels of hikers are welcome!

16220 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 435
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States

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