Shippio Appoints Former Mercari Group CTO Ryan O’Connor as CTO

Shippio Co., Ltd.
Shippio Appoints Former Mercari Group CTO Ryan O’Connor as CTO Ryan O’Connor, former CTO of Mercari group joined Shippio as CTO
Shippio, Inc. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takanori Sato; hereinafter referred to as Shippio), which provides the international logistics platform Shippio, is a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Mercari Group. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan O’Connor, former CTO of Mellogi. We will focus on promoting the product development of “Shippio” and promote the strengthening of the development organizational structure aiming for global expansion. Shippio, the international logistics platform, is pleased to announce that Ryan O’Connor has joined as the CTO (Chief Technology Officer). Ryan is the former CTO of Merlogi, a group company of Mercari. Our new CTO will focus on product development of “Shippio”, as well as acceleration of organization development for global expansion. [Imaged25761-34-04490e75573c174b05d2-0.png&s3=25761-34-c3e9b8373c366d1c98a6bfa5bbef25d0-1920x1200.png
■ Background of the appointment
Shippio has been promoting DX (Digital Transformation) in the international logistics area as Japan’s first digital forwarder (*1) with the mission of “implementing the ideal logistics experience in society”.
As the situation surrounding international logistics is becoming more complex due to the high price of resources due to the situation in Ukraine, etc., the need for digitalization and operational efficiency in the international logistics area, such as automatic updating of vessel movements, quotations and ordering, is increasing. . In September 2022, we completed a total of 1.65 billion yen in funding to meet these social needs and provide more convenient international logistics services to more customers.
Due to the nature of an international logistics platform, many customers are already using “Shippio” to communicate with numerous overseas bases, and in the future, we will aim for global
correspondence in terms of organizational structure, functions and services. .
Ryan O’Connor, who has been appointed as CTO, has a passion for solving problems in the international logistics field using technology and the ability to realize it. With the appointment of O’Connor, our development organization has gained more diversity, and the functions and product development of the digital forwarding business at “Shippio”, which currently communicates with more than 42 countries (*2) on a daily basis, has evolved. hope to accelerate.
*1 “Digital Forwarder” is a registered trademark of Shippio Co., Ltd. *2 “Shippio” 6th anniversary infographics (2022)
https://www.shippio.io/news/6th_anniversary_infographics/
Shippio, Inc. has been promoting DX (Digital Transformation) as Japan’s first digital forwarder (*1) in the field of international logistics along with its mission of “implementing the ideal logistics experience in society.
As international logistics become extremely complicated due to increase in resource prices caused by the situation in Ukraine and other factors, the demand for digitalization and operational efficiencies in the industry has grown year by year. Many shippers request the digitalization and automation of vessel tracking, quotations To respond to such market needs and to provide highly digitalized international logistics services to many customers, we have completed a Series B funding of 1.65 billion yen in September 2022.
Due to the property of international logistics platforms, many of the customers already use “Shippio” to communicate among overseas offices, and in the future, Shippio aims to expand organizational structure, functions, and services to global standards.
Ryan O’Connor himself holds a great passion for solving international logistics issues through technology. He also has the ability to achieve them with his unique and valuable experience in various tech companies. As the CTO of Shippio, he will lead the development organization to become more diverse. We believe Ryan will contribute to accelerate our product development and innovation of the digital forwarding platform “Shippio”, currently being used among 42 countries.(*2).
*1 “Digital forwarder” is a registered trademark of Shippio Co. *2 “Shippio” 6th anniversary infographics (2022)
https://www.shippio.io/news/6th_anniversary_infographics/
■Ryan O’Connor Message / The message of Ryan O’Connor
Shippio is the best logistics startup company in Japan. With their experienced team and deep industry understanding I expect Shippio to make rapid technology advancements. As the global logistics chain is in need of industrial transformation (IX). that will change the industry fundamentally from its core. I selected Shippio as it is on course to become a global powerhouse.
Shippio is the best logistics startup in Japan. With an experienced team and deep understanding of the industry, we expect Shippio to deliver rapid technological advancements in the future. International logistics networks are truly in need of industrial transformation. We need more than just automation, we need technological innovation that will fundamentally change the industry. Shippio is on the right path to solving these problems, and I decided to participate in this project because I thought that I could aim to become a large global company.
■Ryan O’Connor Profile / The profile of Ryan O’Connor
After gaining valuable experience in video compression at DivX in 2001 and other tech startups, Ryan joined @Walmartlabs in 2011 focusing on search improvement. He later focused on the global marketplace in Rakuten in 2012 launching new services worldwide, and leading cloud development. , as head of engineering for Mercari’s Logistics and Customer Journey Camps, focused on logistics in Japan. Becoming CTO of Merlogi in 2021. Appointed as CTO of Shippio in November 2022. After gaining experience in video compression technology at DivX in 2001, joined Walmart Labs in 2011 after working at several tech startups on the West Coast of the United States. After that, in 2012, he was in charge of Rakuten’s global marketplace area and led the development of the global launch of new services. In 2019, he focused on the logistics business in Japan as the engineering manager of Mercari’s Logistics and Customer Journey Camps. Appointed as CTO of Mellogi in 2021. Appointed CTO of Shippio in November 2022.
■ The message of Takanori Sato, CEO of Shippio
The international logistics DX that Shippio is working on is the DX of the flow of goods between countries, and it is an area where global challenges cannot be avoided in order to achieve that mission. Since our founding, we have first constructed our engineering organization with global human resources. Now that we have completed Series B funding, we are in the phase of further strengthening our engineering team. We believe that the appointment of Ryan O’Cnnor, who has a wealth of experience in engineering in the logistics field, as CTO will be a major milestone in achieving our mission. Together with Ryan, who has recently joined us, we will globally promote the update of this complex and heavy industry.
The international logistics DX is the DX of material flow itself between countries. Thus, we have no choice but to avoid global challenges in order to achieve our mission. Since the establishment of Shippio, we have created our engineering organization by global members. the Series B funding, we are now ready to strengthen our engineering team. The appointment of Ryan O’Connor as our CTO, who has extensive engineering experience in the field of logistics, will be a major milestone to achieve our mission. on board, we will globally accelerate the innovation of this complex and massive industry. ■About Shippio, Inc.
Shippio is Japan’s first digital forwarder that promotes DX in international logistics with the mission of “implementing the ideal logistics experience in society”. We will build an international logistics platform and promote DX in the international logistics area by providing trade systems and international logistics forwarding services.
Shippio is Japan’s first digital forwarder to promote DX of
international logistics with the mission of “implementing the ideal logistics experience in society. Through trading systems and international logistics forwarding services, we provide international logistics platform and enhance DX in the international logistics industry.
https://www.shippio.io/
【Company Profile】
Company name: Shippio Co., Ltd. (English name: Shippio, Inc.) Location: 1-1-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo Hamamatsucho Building 15F Representative: Representative Director Takanori Sato
Established: June 2016
Business: Planning, development and operation of digital forwarding services URL: https://www.shippio.io/corp/
Contact: pr@shippio.io
Acquisition license etc.:
First Class Consigned Freight Forwarder (Seki Jikai No. 1714), Second Class Consigned Freight Forwarder (Kokuso Kokubutsu No. 107), Regular Member of International Freight Forwarders Association (JIFFA), International Combined Intermodal transport agreement (2013), WAYBILL agreement (2013), (Kokuso Kokubutsu No. 107-2)
Details about this release:
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