Alcott Global Podcast: Leveraging AI to Enhance Shipping Visibility and Decision Making

Apr 26, 2023

In the latest episode of Leaders in Tech & E-commerce Podcast, Rushit Shah, Managing Director, APAC and North America of Alcott Global interviewed Ami Daniel, CEO & Co-founder of Windward.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • From a Naval Officer to becoming Windward’s CEO

  • Combining corporate strategy and product-building skills in running the business

  • How Windward is processing massive amounts of data

  • Mindfulness for mental health and empathetic culture at work

  • Ami’s book recommendations

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Ami Daniel explains in this episode how Windward uses AI to process massive amounts of data from around the world to create profiles of vessels, companies, ports, and cargoes. They provide predictive ETA and decision support recommendations to clients, resulting in improved customer service and reduced manual work. The company focuses on sustainability by using AI to predict future consumption of vessels with 95% accuracy. 

Ami also shared how he is prioritizing personal health by practicing mindfulness and cleansing his brain every weekend. He values active listening when evaluating prospective employees and recommends books such as "The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz and "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell.

About Ami Daniel

Ami Daniel developed his passion for the sea during his seven-year veteran in the Israeli Navy and founded Windward with the mission of bringing Predictive Intelligence and big data analytics to the maritime ecosystem. In the last two decades, Ami has harnessed innovation and a relentless focus on driving transformative change to build successful organizations in both the nonprofit and private sectors.

He holds a BA in Law & Business from Tel Aviv University, and won numerous accolades over the course of his career, including the Ilan Ramon Award for Excellence and the Israeli President’s Award for Social Good.

About Leaders in Tech & E-commerce Podcast

Leaders in Tech and E-commerce Podcast brings together some of the best entrepreneurs, experts, and executives in the supply chain tech and e-commerce space to share their perspectives on the current trends, their stories about success and failure, and how they attract and recruit talent. 

The host, Rushit Shah is the Managing Director, APAC & North America of Alcott Global. Rushit has 20 years of experience in Executive Search and Selection with 8 years of Supply Chain Consulting service focused on APAC. He worked for more than 40 countries with diversified industries and functionality.

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