Edwin Kalischnig is the Chief Executive Officer of Xtreme Technologies B.V. and Board Member of the Cool Chain Association.
Edwin is passionate about using innovation to deliver business value and in these roles, he combines Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with components like RFID, Sensors, Cloud, “Big Data”, Blockchain, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Machine Learning, AR (Augmented Reality) and other emerging technologies, to help improve customers’ key business processes.
One of his key focus areas for advanced IoT Solutions is Cool Chain Logistics, where “Identification”, “Location” and “Condition” are of paramount importance. Cool Chain, or Temperature-Sensitive Supply Chain, refers to the subset of the total supply chain involving production, storage and distribution of products that require some level of temperature control in order to retain their key characteristics and associated value e.g. (bio)pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, food and flowers.
After 7 years serving as Secretary General, Edwin remains an active board member of the Cool Chain Association http://coolchain.org. He provides subject matter expertise on Cool Chain Quality Management to brand owners, major global logistics service providers and retailers in support of traceability and e-pedigree, temperature control, quality improvement, anti-counterfeiting and first-expired-first-out logistics concepts.