Clinton Senkow Talks Blockchain Tech and the Future of Freight and Logistics

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With the rapid advancement and potential of blockchain technology, applying it to the supply chain is a natural fit.

To get started, tell me a bit about yourself, Clinton. Who are you? What do you do for a living?
I was born and raised in Canada and like to consider myself a former hockey player turned entrepreneur. Playing hockey at a high level through college allowed me to learn what it takes to succeed, but also how to deal with failure.

I took everything I learned from hockey and put it into entrepreneurship, where I have helped build and grow several startups in Canada and the United States, with the most notable being Influencive.

I’ve been selected to represent Canada twice internationally at the G20 YEA Summit, which is an annual event that brings top entrepreneurs from the G20 countries together to network and share best practices with one another. I’m a grinder who does whatever it takes to get shit done, and I pride myself on being a team player who can find his role within any environment.

That’s why joining ShipChain and becoming part of their team at a very early stage was a natural fit for me. I knew my skill set and experience would benefit not only the team, but our overall vision for the company.

Briefly, what is ShipChain? What does the company seek to accomplish, exactly?
ShipChain is a track and trace platform that uses the power of blockchain technology across the entire supply chain. We’re building an ecosystem that brings all industry players into one platform to increase the transparency and efficiency of an industry that basically powers the entire world.

We seek to become an industry leader that sets the standard for freight and logistics track and trace functionality.

Why do you and your team consider ShipChains technology to be so innovative?
With the rapid advancement and potential of blockchain technology, applying it to the supply chain is a natural fit. As it is now, the supply chain presents an enormous opportunity, but also a challenge for all interested industry players. We’re confident that our team is up for the challenge and that we can make the supply chain more effective and efficient.

With all of this in mind, what’s the ‘big picture’ idea, here? Whats your mission with all of this?The big picture is building an industry-leading generational logistics business that helps the global economy operate more efficiently. My personal mission — along with our company mission — is to be a leader within the industry and help spread the adoption of blockchain technology. We want others to see and learn how disruptive blockchain technology will be for future generations.

Thus far, what would you say ShipChains greatest accomplishment has been?
Getting such a positive worldwide response over the past nine months from personnel within the freight and logistics industry has been huge. Having professionals that are on the ground floor of the industry send us notes, messages and emails saying that our solution is needed in so many ways and that they believe in our company vision is the greatest accomplishment any business at an early stage can get.

Receiving an award at the recent Shipping2030 event in Copenhagen, Denmark was another highlight that has increased industry validation for ShipChain.

In an ideal world, what would the future hold for ShipChain?
Our goal is to become a platform that is adopted around the world as a go-to provider of track and trace technology for various types of shipments. We want to be the company that sets the standard in an industry that fuels the global economy.

What advice would you give to newer, less experienced tech-crazed entrepreneurs?
Start acting on your idea right now. Be open to criticism and don’t hold your idea so tight, like it’s the best-kept secret in the world. What I’ve seen in my years of entrepreneurship is that execution of your idea and building the right team is more important than the idea itself.

The world is a big place and there are many large industries to disrupt, so find a solution to a problem, act on it and then learn and adapt to the market.

Wrapping things up, where can our readers learn more about you and ShipChain online?
You can follow ShipChain on Instagram or Twitter, or you can connect with me on LinkedIn.

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