Dale Chrystie of FedEx was elected as the First Chair of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Standards Council (BiTAS), during its February Board of Directors meeting.
Chrystie, Business Fellow and Blockchain Strategist at FedEx, has been a tireless advocate on behalf of BiTA since its founding in August 2017. He will continue to help navigate the organisation through its next major stages of development and growth.
“It’s an honour to be elected to this position of First Chair for the BiTA Standards Council, an alliance of 500-plus members,” he said.
“We can all appreciate the unique moment in time we are in to capitalise on this emerging technology, blockchain. To ensure we stay focused during the next two years we will aim to publish standards in the transport space and align those standards into the full supply chain and beyond. There has been a great deal of work done to get us to this point, and I look forward to continuing our success in my role as chair.”
Chrystie has been with FedEx since 2006, holding many key roles and bringing more than 30 years of experience from the transportation and supply chain industries. Currently, Chrystie’s focus is on the utilisation and optimisation of blockchain technologies in the areas of strategy, business applications and aligning of companies.
“I am very excited to have Dale as Chairman of the BiTA Standards Council and look forward to working closely with him during his two-year term,” said BiTA Chief of Staff, Arlen Stark.
“Dale brings the broadest perspective from a transportation provider I can imagine, since FedEx has such a broad range of both services and customers, everything ranging from parcel, less than truckload and expedited to global transportation management,” said Ken Craig, Vice President of Special Projects at McLeod Software and a member of the BiTAS board. “His personal and professional insights will be beneficial for the goals of BITA. We are fortunate to have a leader with his perspective and industry breadth. Plus, he is just a great guy to work with.”
BiTA was formed by experienced technology, transportation and supply chain executives to create a forum for the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry. BiTA members share a common mission to develop a standards framework, educate the market on blockchain applications and encourage their use.
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(Image: Dale Chrystie.)