Digital Transformers
Episode 10

Episode Summary

In this special episode of Digital Transformers, produced in partnership with TNS, host Kevin L. Jackson interviews Mark Judson, CEO of EIM Sensor, on location in Galveston, Texas, to learn more about information management, and also to discuss a joint project in honor of Juneteenth.

Episode Transcript

Intro/Outro (00:03):

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Kevin L. Jackson (00:32):

Hello, everyone. This is Kevin L. Jackson presenting Digital Transformers. And I’m serving as your host today, but I’m coming to you from Galveston, Texas. Did you know that the port of Galveston is Texas’s number one cruise port? And it ranks as the fourth most busiest port in north America. And it’s one of the top 20 destinations in the world. The port emphasizes vehicle and other roll-on roll-off cargo ships, refrigerated shipments with energy and project cargo and cruise ships.

Kevin L. Jackson (01:11):

But, today, we are spending time with Mark Judson, the CEO of EIM Sensors. An award winning small business that specializes in enterprise information management. The company operates across the public sector, and customers include the United States Department of Homeland Security. One of the things we’re going to talk about is how their asset management solutions have evolved over the last decade into the Internet of Things and management, where their technology is being used to monitor and control items of every shape and size.

Kevin L. Jackson (01:52):

But, first ,I’d like to thank our sponsor, Digital Names by Total Network Services. A quick programming note, if you enjoy today’s conversation, be sure to find us when you get your podcast, subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

Kevin L. Jackson (02:11):

So, without any ado, let’s welcome Mark. How are you doing, Mark?

Mark Judson (02:16):

Pretty well. Thanks for having me.

Kevin L. Jackson (02:18):

Well, please introduce yourself and EIM Sensor. What do you do?

Mark Judson (02:25):

Sure. I’m Mark Judson, I’m CEO of EIM Sensor. And, you know, we’re a small boutique company. We specialize in information management. This is one of those things where, you know, we [inaudible] from records management, documents, collection management, supply chain management. And, you know, it’s really important to be able to have an awareness of where any organization’s strategic assets are and IT governance and information management are. It’s a huge part of that. That’s where we help large businesses to be able to do.

Kevin L. Jackson (03:01):

I tell you one of the things that organizations are finding more and more is that, data is really a strategic asset, you have to manage it as such. How are your customers doing that with your solutions?

Mark Judson (03:16):

I think that we’re part of a big problem that’s faced. Over the past ten years, there’s been a huge transformation of going from physical assets, files within file cabinets, to the cloud and being able to digitize records that need to be preserved. And every organization has their own retention strategies, you know, often within government agencies, whether it’s an email, a document, if it contains any kind of personal or private identifiable information, they’d like to be able to preserve it three years, seven years, ten years, sometimes even beyond that. And what we actually do is come up with a strategy where you could either digitally [inaudible] an asset or to scan it, digitalize it, and have a way to retrieve the asset from wherever it’s being archived.

Kevin L. Jackson (04:20):

Well, I know you didn’t become the CEO of EIM Sensor over night. Your career sort of took some turns on it two way. I understand you even worked with some satellites.

Mark Judson (04:36):

Yeah. You know, it’s really interesting that my role with satellites really isn’t that far of a departure from information management. I was initially involved with satellite imagery where we could actually task a satellite to image the globe and, in fact, orbit the earth every 90 minutes, very large SWAT coverage areas. Imagery could actually help to characterize crops within a specific region, really understand the city growth population density, measure the impact of storms that have actually come into a community for insurance purposes. But one of the really important things about, you know, imagery that comes off of the satellite is being able to have appropriate metadata that would actually show when the image was actually collected, what the area of interest was, what was the time of day. Other meaningful elements that could be used for comparative analysis, where you try to understand the changes that have occurred within an area of interest or the impact that, perhaps, a storm or something like that may have triggered to a local community.

Kevin L. Jackson (06:00):

Yeah. Earlier, we talked about the fact that you actually did a project with NASA that involved buoys off the coast. And so, you have actually worked in this area for quite a long. And some people say that, you know, why do we waste money doing things in space when we have more important things here on earth. But over the past couple of years, one of those really important things here on earth has been COVID and the global battle against that. And I understand you have actually worked with the DHS in tracking COVID vaccines.

Mark Judson (06:37):

Yeah. We’ve actually worked with a number of different agencies with pandemic efforts. And, of course, this did kind of stem from work that we did with NASA. You know, a lot of NASA research is earth science focused. And, you know, being able to combine [inaudible] sensors with NASA imagery and different regression analysis models can all be combined to really provide predictive models of impacts of something like COVID to a community and to come up with strategic mitigation approaches that would be effective and then measure, you know, those activities over time.

Kevin L. Jackson (07:22):

Wow. It’s such a broad area. People just think about enterprise information management, all of these other things really seem outside of the scope, but it’s a very broad scope of what you do. Now, also, one of your major partners is Iron Mountain. So, that sounds ominous. What is Iron Mountain?

Mark Judson (07:47):

Well, you know, Iron Mountain is an amazing company. They’ve got mines -I believe they were granite mines out in Pennsylvania – that they’ve developed rooms the size of football fields. And inside of those, they have collections of all types. They’ve got initial Hollywood movie productions dating back from when movies really got started, they’ve got legacy collection information from jewelry, you know, just about anything that you could imagine that you’d want to preserve over time is safely safeguarded in there. And this is something that’s used, not just by government agencies that we’ve worked with, but also with commercial companies that are maintaining land records, insurance policies. And then, all kinds of artifacts, collections that may be in museums, for instance, that actually needs to be maintained at a unique environmental condition. And, you know, this is something that can be continuously tracked and monitored, you know, within a secure facility.

Kevin L. Jackson (09:06):

So, I guess when you talked about tracking items, it’s more than where they are. You’re really looking at the environment around those items. And earlier you mentioned metadata, so I guess that’s part of the metadata associated with the actual data. You know, our audience, just being Supply Chain Now, of course, they’re very interested in supply chain. So, this is really the heart of your business in that way.

Mark Judson (09:41):

Yeah. Absolutely. And when people think about supply chain management, track and trace, I think that it’s really easy to think about how FedEx or UPS delivers packages with barcode scans at each point along the way from the time you ship a package to the time that arrives at your home. And when you are shipping products, goods, and services, this is really where it all begins. When you go beyond just the regular package, you could look at things like pharmaceutical shipments where you have to maintain a certain temperature. You need a little bit more than just a barcode. You need to be able to understand certain thresholds or tolerances of different changes in temperature, for instance, and be able to capture excursion events where there isn’t deviation from the planned supply route.

Mark Judson (10:45):

And, you know, this is important not just for protecting the product and the environmental monitoring. It also helps to prevent counterfeiting and to facilitate any type of returns that actually come out of it. But one thing where we’re looking to really go beyond where the traditional supply chain is, typically, you’re tracking ends at the point of delivery. So, once a product gets dropped off at your house or a pharmaceutical product arrives at your local pharmacy, the data that actually comes back to the manufacturer is pretty much limited beyond that. So, we’ve actually been working on developing mobile applications that would allow end users to really report back as far as their satisfaction using a product and be able to track the effectiveness of what they’ve actually been doing, whether you’re talking about a COVID vaccination, another pharmaceutical product, or even some kind of a digital media experience.

Kevin L. Jackson (11:54):

So, now, you’re talking about, like, the digital supply chain. So, you’re extending that physical supply chain with information and additional data.

Mark Judson (12:06):

Yeah. I think that’s really what’s next for the supply chain management as we’ve always thought about tracking physical products. But, now, being able to track the pedigree of electronic files and to be able to report back on that. A simple example might be if somebody sends an email and there’s a way to track each person that the information has been forwarded out to so that you can have an idea. So, a lot of grassroots campaigns start with an email out to ten people and [inaudible] that way you’ve got a whole community that’s actively engaged in a campaign. And having digital tokens that actually can track, you know, the way that electronic information is being shared is extremely important in capturing sentiment analysis and really understanding the value of information that’s being distributed.

Kevin L. Jackson (13:09):

Wow. People keep saying that data is the new Oracle, and I guess you’re mining that all through EIM. So, you’re talking about stuff you’re doing now, I’m almost afraid to ask, what’s the future of track and trace?

Mark Judson (13:25):

Well, I hope that, you know, it’s going to really change the way that people work and do things. When you start to look at factory automation within the pharmaceutical space, especially, there’s a lot of quality control measures, a lot of standard operating procedures. And, oftentimes, there’s a dependency on having certain control points within factory operations where there’s human inspection, validation, quality testing. But, now, with the Internet of Things, we’re going to be able to combine that with AI to be able to continuously monitor the quality of the products and the distribution. And to automatically raise a flag, you know, if there are any deviations to what was actually planned for. It’s extremely incredible to think about.

Kevin L. Jackson (14:28):

So, are you an Internet of Things company?

Mark Judson (14:32):

Well, I think that we describe ourselves as an information management organization, and the Internet of Things is definitely a part of that. I think that as we kind of look into the future, you know, Internet of Things could be a toaster, a light bulb, and appliance, but it could also be a digital file. And, you know, we’re starting to look at things like artwork that we can actually use digital tokens to actually track and certify authenticity and to help to really change the way that art work is actually managed. You know, if you look at a lot of online sites and programs that work with digital media, like Netflix, just as an example, there are a lot of shared accounts. And one of the areas where companies that work with streaming media are really struggling is with licensing and shared [inaudible]. And, you know, I think that what’s really next is really being able to ensure that people that are accessing digital content actually have license to use the information that they’re looking at.

Kevin L. Jackson (15:53):

Wow. I mean, I’m going to have to take that bait because I know you are going to be working with TNS in a pilot with the Telecommunications Industry Association on just that, trying to prevent counterfeit devices and illegal use of information, data, and entertainment across the internet. And you also mentioned artwork, and I guess we should talk about why are we here in Galveston, in the 1861 Custom House. We talked about it earlier, I’m not sure that’s the right year. So, why are you here? What does a museum have to do with track and trace?

Mark Judson (16:42):

I think that one of the important things is Galveston is a town of a huge historic significance. And, you know, they’ve just had a huge venue celebrating June 19th, there’s a lot of history, a lot of preservation. And we’re actually working with the community to bring in a digital gallery for display at next year’s festival. And, you know, we’re looking for a way to be able to share those art pieces and to really give credit to the artist and other people that are actually involved in making the collection possible.

Kevin L. Jackson (17:25):

Wow. I mean, I’m really looking forward to working with you and your team at EIM Sensor and being able to leverage your advanced technology to track this digital art. So, before we go, though, how could my audience reach out and learn more about you or contact you directly?

Mark Judson (17:48):

Yeah. Thanks for asking. We’re actually putting up a new website that will be used to promote the June 19th gallery, it’s june19store.com. And you can go there and learn more about our digital collection. And, you know, as we start to plan out events for next Juneteenth, I hope to see everybody there.

Kevin L. Jackson (18:10):

Wow. Yeah. Absolutely. Now, on June 19th – man, a national holiday – you guys are going to be in the spotlight so to speak.

Mark Judson (18:17):

Well, you know, I really look forward to bringing awareness to the holiday and really making the day a great event.

Kevin L. Jackson (18:26):

Great. Well, thank you very much for joining us. And on that note, I’d like to ask the audience to check out the wide variety of industry thought leadership at supplychainnow.com. And you can find us wherever you subscribe to your podcast. So, on behalf of the entire team here at Supply Chain Now, this is Kevin Jackson, wishing all of you listeners a bright and transformational future. We’ll see you next time on digital transformers. Thanks.

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Mark Judson is CEO at Environmental Monitoring Sensor Intelligence Corp.  Mark brings extensive experience and expertise with Business Strategy, Marketing, and Operations. He has played a critical role supporting federal, state, and local initiatives focused on Environmental Monitoring, Internet of Things, and Supply Chain Management. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.

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Jada Carson

Marketing Coordinator

Jada is a recent graduate of Old Dominion University, having earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a media studies concentration and marketing minor. Jada got her start producing content at 16 years old, while attending a radio and broadcasting journalism program in high school, and hasn't looked back!  She is an asset to the Supply Chain Now team as a media specialist, podcast and media producer, and production coordinator.  Outside of Supply Chain Now, Jada is a big Lakers fan, and also a music journalist and enthusiast.

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Ben Harris

Host

Ben Harris is the Director of Supply Chain Ecosystem Expansion for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Ben comes to the Metro Atlanta Chamber after serving as Senior Manager, Market Development for Manhattan Associates. There, Ben was responsible for developing Manhattan’s sales pipeline and overall Americas supply chain marketing strategy. Ben oversaw market positioning, messaging and campaign execution to build awareness and drive new pipeline growth. Prior to joining Manhattan, Ben spent four years with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics where he played a key role in establishing the Center as a go-to industry resource for information, support, partnership building, and investment development. Additionally, he became a key SME for all logistics and supply chain-focused projects. Ben began his career at Page International, Inc. where he drove continuous improvement in complex global supply chain operations for a wide variety of businesses and Fortune 500 companies. An APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Ben holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration (EMBA) and bachelor’s degree in International Business (BBA) from the Terry College at the University of Georgia.

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Page Siplon

Host, The Freight Insider

Prior to joining TeamOne Logistics, Page Siplon served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, the State’s leading consulting resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. For over a decade, he directly assisted hundreds of companies to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities related to the movement of freight. During this time, Siplon was also appointed to concurrently serve the State of Georgia as Director of the larger Centers of Innovation Program, in which he provided executive leadership and vision for all six strategic industry-focused Centers. As a frequently requested keynote speaker, Siplon is called upon to address a range of audiences on unique aspects of technology, workforce, and logistics. This often includes topics of global and domestic logistics trends, supply chain visibility, collaboration, and strategic planning. He has also been quoted as an industry expert in publications such as Forbes, Journal of Commerce, Fortune, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, American Express, DC Velocity, Area Development Magazine, Site Selection Magazine, Inbound Logistics, Modern Material Handling, and is frequently a live special guest on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Radio Show. Siplon is an active industry participant, recognized by DC Velocity Magazine as a “2012 Logistics Rainmaker” which annually identifies the top-ten logistics professionals in the Nation; and named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Executive Magazine in 2014. Siplon was also selected by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Georgians” for 2013, 2014, and 2015. He also serves various industry leadership roles at both the State and Federal level. Governor Nathan Deal nominated Siplon to represent Georgia on a National Supply Chain Competitiveness Advisory Committee, where he was appointed to a two-year term by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and was then appointed to serve as its vice-chairman. At the State level, he was selected by then-Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as lead consultant on the Commission for New Georgia’s Freight and Logistics Task Force. In this effort, Siplon led a Private Sector Advisory Committee with invited executives from a range of private sector stakeholders including UPS, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Georgia Pacific, CSX, and Norfolk Southern. Siplon honorably served a combined 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. During this time, he led the integration of encryption techniques and deployed cryptographic devices for tactically secure voice and data platforms in critical ground-to-air communication systems. This service included support for all branches of the Department of Defense, multiple federal security agencies, and aiding NASA with multiple Space Shuttle launches. Originally from New York, Siplon received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering with a focus on digital signal processing from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned an associate’s degree in advanced electronic systems from the Air Force College and completed multiple military leadership academies in both the Marines and Air Force. Siplon currently lives in Cumming, Georgia (north of Atlanta), with his wife Jan, and two children Thomas (19) and Lily (15).

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Kristi Porter

Host, Logistics with Purpose

Kristi Porter is VP of Sales and Marketing at Vector Global Logistics, a company that is changing the world through supply chain. In her role, she oversees all marketing efforts and supports the sales team in doing what they do best. In addition to this role, she is the Chief Do-Gooder at Signify, which assists nonprofits and social impact companies through copywriting and marketing strategy consulting. She has almost 20 years of professional experience, and loves every opportunity to help people do more good.

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Kevin Brown

Host, Logistics with Purpose

Kevin Brown is the Director of Business Development for Vector Global Logistics.  He has a dedicated interest in Major Account Management, Enterprise Sales, and Corporate Leadership. He offers 25 years of exceptional experience and superior performance in the sales of Logistics, Supply Chain, and Transportation Management. Kevin is a dynamic, high-impact, sales executive and corporate leader who has consistently exceeded corporate goals. He effectively coordinates multiple resources to solution sell large complex opportunities while focusing on corporate level contacts across the enterprise. His specialties include targeting and securing key accounts by analyzing customer’s current business processes and developing solutions to meet their corporate goals. Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.

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Sofia Rivas Herrera

Host, Supply Chain Now en Espanol

Sofia Rivas Herrera is a Mexican Industrial Engineer from Tecnologico de Monterrey class 2019. Upon graduation, she earned a scholarship to study MIT’s Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and graduated as one of the Top 3 performers of her class in 2020. She also has a multicultural background due to her international academic experiences at Singapore Management University and Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. Sofia self-identifies as a Supply Chain enthusiast & ambassador sharing her passion for the field in her daily life.

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Jose Miguel Irarrazaval

Host, Logistics with Purpose

Jose Manuel Irarrazaval es parte del equipo de Vector Global Logistics Chile. José Manuel es un gerente experimentado con experiencia en finanzas corporativas, fusiones y adquisiciones, financiamiento y reestructuración, inversión directa y financiera, tanto en Chile como en el exterior. José Manuel tiene su MBA de la Universidad de Pennsylvania- The Wharton School. Conéctese con Jose Manuel en LinkedIn.

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Demo Perez

Host, Supply Chain Now en Espanol

Demo Perez started his career in 1997 in the industry by chance when a relative asked him for help for two just weeks putting together an operation for FedEx Express at the Colon Free Zone, an area where he was never been but accepted the challenge. Worked in all roles possible from a truck driver to currier to a sales representative, helped the brand introduction, market share growth and recognition in the Colon Free Zone, at the end of 1999 had the chance to meet and have a chat with Fred Smith ( FedEx CEO), joined another company in 2018 who took over the FedEx operations as Operations and sales manager, in 2004 accepted the challenge from his company to leave the FedEx operations and business to take over the operation and business of DHL Express, his major competitor and rival so couldn’t say no, by changing completely its operation model in the Free Zone. In 2005 started his first entrepreneurial journey by quitting his job and joining two friends to start a Freight Forwarding company. After 8 months was recruited back by his company LSP with the General Manager role with the challenge of growing the company and make it fully capable warehousing 3PL. By 2009 joined CSCMP and WERC and started his journey of learning and growing his international network and high-level learning. In 2012 for the first time joined a local association ( the Panama Maritime Chamber) and worked in the country’s first Logistics Strategy plan, joined and lead other associations ending as president of the Panama Logistics Council in 2017. By finishing his professional mission at LSP with a company that was 8 times the size it was when accepted the role as GM with so many jobs generated and several young professionals coached, having great financial results, took the decision to move forward and start his own business from scratch by the end of 2019. with a friend and colleague co-founded IPL Group a company that started as a boutique 3PL and now is gearing up for the post-Covid era by moving to the big leagues.

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Kim Winter

Host, Supply Chain Now

The founder of Logistics Executive Group, Kim Winter delivers 40 years of executive leadership experience spanning Executive Search & Recruitment, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Corporate Advisory, Motivational Speaking, Trade Facilitation and across the Supply Chain, Logistics, 3PL, E-commerce, Life Science, Cold Chain, FMCG, Retail, Maritime, Defence, Aviation, Resources, and Industrial sectors. Operating from the company’s global offices, he is a regular contributor of thought leadership to industry and media, is a professional Master of Ceremonies, and is frequently invited to chair international events.

He is a Board member of over a dozen companies throughout APAC, India, and the Middle East, a New Zealand citizen, he holds formal resident status in Australia and the UAE, and is the Australia & New Zealand representative for the UAE Government-owned Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), the Middle East’s largest Economic Free Zone.

A triathlete and ex-professional rugby player, Kim is a qualified (IECL Sydney) executive coach and the Founder / Chairman of the successful not for profit humanitarian organization, Oasis Africa (www. oasisafrica.org.au), which has provided freedom from poverty through education to over 8000 mainly orphaned children in East Africa’s slums. Kim holds an MBA and BA from Massey & Victoria Universities (NZ).

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Nick Roemer

Host, Logistics with Purpose

Nick Roemer has had a very diverse and extensive career within design and sales over the last 15 years stretching from China, Dubai, Germany, Holland, UK, and the USA. In the last 5 years, Nick has developed a hawk's eye for sustainable tech and the human-centric marketing and sales procedures that come with it. With his far-reaching and strong network within the logistics industry, Nick has been able to open new avenues and routes to market within major industries in the USA and the UAE. Nick lives by the ethos, “Give more than you take." His professional mission is to make the logistics industry leaner, cleaner and greener.

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Alex Bramley

Sales Support Intern

Alex is pursuing a Marketing degree and a Certificate in Legal Studies at the University of Georgia. As a dual citizen of both the US and UK; Alex has studied abroad at University College London and is passionate about travel and international business. Through her coursework at the Terry College of Business, Alex has gained valuable skills in digital marketing, analytics, and professional selling. She joined Supply Chain Now as a Sales Support Intern where she assists the team by prospecting and qualifying new business partners.

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