TECH TALK 2022
Thank you to everyone who made Tech Talk 2022 a massive success. Thank you to our hosts Trident Technical College, our sponsors Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA), HTI, Berkeley County Economic Development, and Pinnacle Financial Partners. Thank you to our speakers Charley Dehoney from Zebox, Austin McCombs and Michael Rentz from Gnosis Freight, and Micah Mallace from the SC Ports Authority. And of course, thank you to the South Carolina Department of Commerce and South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) for sponsoring our first ever SC Logistics x SC Tech B2B Matchmaker event.
We cannot wait for 2023. In the meantime, take a look back at the fantastic event and hear from those that attended.
Seen & Heard at Tech Talk 2022
“Thank you to the incredible team behind Tech Talk (tags council and employees) for all that you do, stand for and inspire. It’s amazing to think back on my first Tech Talk back in 2017…you all continue to impress and raise the bar. Honored to be a partner and to have the opportunity to participate in the momentum.” – Chloe Heiligenstein (Colliers)
“Great time yesterday at SC Tech Talk hosted by SC Logistics. An extremely informative presentation …. All did a fantastic job in regard to how they are working to modernize the current supply chain. SC Logistics and the SC Council on Competitiveness is focusing a fantastic amount of effort and initiatives as we look towards our future to create a strategic freight corridor to better befit the overall supply chain. With initiatives focusing on labor, as well as education, I am excited to watch SC Logistics continue to shape doing business in SC moving forward.” –Courtney Kuhn (Avison Young)
“Tech Talk was a wonderful experience for the Gnosis Team. We have landed one of our biggest deals to date because of it. It was great exposure for us since our CEO was able to present a demo. Also, it was wonderful to meet other key stakeholders in the budding ecosystem of SC Logistics tech. There really is something for everyone at this event.” – Michael Rentz (Gnosis)
Thank You to Our 2022 Tech Talk Sponsors!
Thank You to Our 2022 B2B Matchmaker Sponsors
Thank You to Our SC Aerospace Opening Reception Sponsors!
Micah Mallace – Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at South Carolina Ports Authority
As Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Micah Mallace oversees all sales and marketing efforts to grow and diversify SCPA’s cargo base, with a strong focus on growing retail cargo volumes. Mr. Mallace joined SCPA in 2011, serving as the Director of National Accounts. The Port of Charleston has been the fastest growing major port in the U.S. since 2009, and Mr. Mallace has been instrumental to that growth, including his role in attracting Walmart to build its seventh import distribution center in Ridgeville, S.C.
Mr. Mallace previously worked for Riverstone Residential, handling property management within the multifamily sector, and for Vail Resorts, handling sales for the resort company.
Mr. Mallace graduated from the College of Charleston in 2007 with a Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree. He returned for an MBA in Finance in 2011 and was admitted into the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. He has been fascinated with the economics of global supply chains since circumnavigating the world, visiting ports in Asia, India, Africa and Latin America on a Semester at Sea study abroad program in 2005.
He serves on the College of Charleston School of Business Board of Governors and on the South Carolina Economic Developers Association Board of Directors. He also works with the College of Charleston MBA mentorship program.
Austin McCombs – Gnosis Freight, Founder & CEO
Gnosis Freight is a cutting-edge Logistics Technology company, that is successfully using no-code development to bring cost-efficient, powerful, and custom software development to the Global Supply Chain and Logistics industry. Austin is a serial entrepreneur, who has found creative and impactful ways to utilize data science and machine learning in real-world applications. Austin considers himself a logistics person, solving logistics problems, with modern, technical applications. He cut his teeth in the logistics industry working with a global Freight Forwarder, and more importantly, their customers, solving their pain points and helping them do their business, better, with technology.
Charley Dehoney – ZEBOX America (CMA CGM), Vice-President
Charley Dehoney is the Vice-President of ZEBOX America an international incubator & accelerator focused on supporting innovative startups in the fields of transport, logistics and mobilities & Industry 4.0. Since August 2021, he has been building and leading ZEBOX’s America team, based in Arlington, Virginia. As a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and executive in logistics technology, Charley’s mission is to build the most innovative community for ZEBOX’s startups and partners in North America.Previously, he was the CEO of Freighmango, a Global Digital Freight Marketplace focused on streamlining and automating global trade. Before, he acquired and managed Manning’s Truck Brokerage, a 50-year-old, private equity-backed logistics company, which he successfully digitalized and sold in 2020 to FitzMark. Being a lifelong athlete, Charley is passionate about coaching. Over the years, he has been a dedicated mentor, coach, and angel investor for many entrepreneurs in the field of logistic innovation.