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Viastore intralogistics held their annual SOFTWARE TAG event on January 22nd in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference theme was Digitization: From Hype to Practical Application which presenters integrated into their session talks.

The agenda included programming designed to inform attendees about how to run a “smart factory”. Optimizing their workflows and processes by using the right technology solutions is key to:

  • Reducing logistics costs permanently
  • Increasing delivery capacity and customer satisfaction
  • Ensuring optimal networking of logistics and production
  • Producing small lot sizes economically
  • Reducing inventory and current stocks

Session Highlights

During the opening keynote, Dr. Johannes Hinckeldeyn from the Institute for Technical Logistics, TU Hamburg, shared insights about how companies can transform their operations by embracing digitalization.

Viastore introduced the future of their technology solutions, including next generation visualization, apps and more. Customers shared their success stories, best practices for getting the most out of viastore technologies, and specific experiences such as rolling out the solution to global locations.

The day ended with an exclusive construction site tour of Stuttgart 21, which is a railway and urban development project in Stuttgart, Germany.

Digitalization in Manufacturing is Key

First Line Software’s SVP Vladimir Litoshenko attended the event and met with attendees that included business, logistics and IT managers as well as other decision-makers in industrial and commercial companies.

Vladimir had this to say about the event: “Digitalization in manufacturing is key to driving innovation and achieving significant market share. The attendees I spoke with are excited about the future and how technological innovations will help propel their businesses forward.”


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David Tedford

Vice President

David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at being immersed in a customer's environment, understanding his customers requirements, crafting solutions to meet those requirements, and ultimately providing solutions to his customers.

Vladimir Litoshenko

Senior Vice President

As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.

Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.

Richard Leslie

UK Business Development

Richard has over 15 years of sales and account management expertise in the IT and Tech sector. He has worked on many outsourcing engagements with global companies.

David Fien


David is a business development professional with more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist in the acquisition of partnerships and IT/software services for associations, not-for profits and corporations in Australia, New Zealand and USA. He has specific expertise in the healthcare, legal and hospitality industries.