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Velocity 2022 will feature a full lineup of dynamic and inspiring keynotes, informative breakout sessions and engaging roundtable discussions from industry thought leaders and disruptors. Check back to learn more about our 2022 lineup. 


Captain Scott Kelly

Retired Captain & Former Astronaut

Scott Kelly is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Navy Captain, U.S. spaceflight record holder and an experienced test pilot having logged more than 15,000 hours of flight time in more than 40 different aircraft and spacecraft.

A former fighter pilot, Kelly flew the F-14 Tomcat aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Kelly was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1996. A veteran of four space flights, he piloted Space Shuttle Discovery to the Hubble space telescope in 1999 and subsequently commanded Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to the International Space Station in 2007. His long-duration space flight experience includes two flights on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, launching and landing from Kazakhstan and two stays aboard the International Space Station as commander, the first a 159-day mission in 2010-2011 followed by his recorded-breaking 340-day mission to the ISS in 2015.

Joe Juliano

President & CEO

Joe Juliano is President and CEO of MercuryGate, helping shippers and logistics service providers worldwide improve their transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce costs.

Joe brings nearly three decades of leadership experience delivering B2B software solutions to large enterprises. Joe served as President and CEO of IQNavigator, a provider of SaaS technology and services enabling businesses to better source, manage and pay their non-employee and flexible workforces.

Previously, Joe served as President of RedPrairie, a provider of supply chain and workforce management software, where he helped to accelerate organic revenue growth. Before RedPrairie, Joe served as President and CEO of PrimeRevenue, a SaaS supply chain financing company.

Beth Hendriks

Chief Technology Officer

As MercuryGate’s Chief Technology Officer, Beth oversees technology infrastructure and product roadmap development with a focus on efficiency and value for customers.

Beth joined MercuryGate after a successful career at Oracle as a cloud strategist and business architect. Before that, she was SVP and Chief Technology Officer at SciQuest/JAGGAER.

In addition, she drove product strategy at NetApp which resulted in movement in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant from visionary to leader’s quadrant over a 3-year period.

In 2021, Beth was recognized as a Women in Supply Chain award recipient by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Brock Johns

Senior Principal Analyst

Brock Johns is a Senior Principal Analyst on the Supply Chain Research team for Logistics Technologies. His research covers transportation technology, with a focus on Transportation Management Systems and Freight Audit & Payment. His research also covers Multicarrier Parcel Management Solutions.

Steve Blough

Chief Innovation Officer

Steve Blough is Chief Innovation Officer at MercuryGate and one of the company’s original co-founders. Steve is responsible for all product innovation, conception and development. He is the chief architect of the MercuryGate TMS.

Prior to MercuryGate, Steve led domestic and international consulting engagements for clients with supply chain management initiatives at IBM Global Services. Combining industry knowledge with his technology background, Steve is an expert at transforming complex business requirements into innovative designs for information systems.

Steve has over 25 years of experience in the design, development, and integration of supply chain information systems that have resulted in dramatically lower logistics costs for customers.

Tom Papa

Professional Comedian

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success as an author, in film, TV, radio, and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Tom recently released his second book, You’re Doing Great! - And Other Reasons To Stay Alive, which was the follow-up to Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas.

Tom has four hour-long stand-up specials, the latest Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great! was a wildly successful Netflix Original. His other critically acclaimed specials include Human Mule, Freaked Out and Tom Papa Live in New York City.

When not touring the country, Tom lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters, a cat and dog where he spends most of his time writing and baking bread.

For more on Tom visit his website tompapa.com and follow Tom on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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