Integrate, Analyze and Secure Data from the Vehicle, Driver & Infrastructure for Fleet Efficiency

The official agenda below was the result of six months of independent research, reflecting the latest trends, market activities and exciting growth in the American connected fleet space.

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Day 1


9:00AM-9:30AM The Big Fleet Review

New players, technologies and growth are dramatically changing the connected fleets industry, Take a comprehensive look at where the industry is heading.

  • Take a look at trends such as international expansion and how small & medium fleets are starting to take notice of connected solutions to ramp up operations in line with developments
  • Silicon Valley takes fleet head on! Increased opportunities due to the ELD legislation has seen innovation overload and even Google get involved. How can you retain poll position?
  • Outline new avenues for TSP’s to provide additional services e.g. work order management or increased integration into the supply chain to retain a competitive edge  

Clem Driscoll, President, Clem Driscoll & Associates

9:30AM-10:00AM Data Becomes Revenue

The world is going crazy over data. It’s the key to untapped revenue, customer loyalty and an all-round stronger business.

  • Unlock the full value of data sets such as fuel and tyre data! Apply advanced data mining and analysis techniques to improve efficiency even further
  • Traffic, weather, POI’s - take a look at the value and services data sets from 3rd party suppliers will add to solutions to make a final decision on who to partner with
  • Outline how data can be monetized through vending driver and traffic data to government and other 3rd parties to generate additional revenue  

Chris Carver, President, ATG Risk Solutions

10:00AM-10:45AM Cybersecurity: Securing the Connected Fleet (Panel)

Where there’s pleasure, comes pain! Connectivity has an overwhelmingly positive impact on the fleet industry. However, connectivity now poses a threat to the security of fleet’s data.

  • Comprehend the threat hackers pose to fleets, from the ability to monitor assets location to attaining full vehicle control, in order to fully understand the risks with connectivity
  • The OEM?  The Fleet manager? Find out where responsibility for data security lies to understand your role and avoid liability risks
  • Hear how initiatives such as ethical hacking are being employed to bring about a secure framework  and where in the system development chain these methods can be utilized

Moderator: Tina Srivastava, Strategic Engineering Research Group, MIT
Robert Gee, Head of Product Management, Software and Connected Solutions, Continental
Gail Gottehrer, Partner, AXINN
David Acton, Technology lead for connected vehicles, P3
Charles Herder, CTO, Gigavation Incorporated
Cole Edmundson, Sales Engineer, Kore Telematics

Coffee Break 10:45AM-11:15AM

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Data Stream

11:15AM-11:45AM The Single Data Standard: Dream or Reality? (Panel)

The bane of many a fleet manager is having to sift through a variety of data streams, the so far unavoidable result of having a multi branded fleet. But what if there was a single data standard...

  • The standard is here - explore how the equipment sector is pioneering a data standard utilizing 19 data points to bring about a single, standardized data output
  • From fuel data to location, understand how standardizing the data valued by fleets can reduce error rates in data analysis
  •  Assess how a standard has dramatically increased maintenance quality in the off-road equipment industry, with over 90% of fault and repair requirements being met

Moderator: Stan Orr, President, AEMP
Casey Littleton, Data partnerships manager, Inrix
Ed Olson, Segment Manager, Construction & Forestry, John Deere
Christopher Kantarjiev, CTO, SpeedGauge

11:45AM -12:15PM Prescriptive Analytics - The Future of Fleet Data

Unprecedented levels of data are now coming from commercial vehicles, with data analysis now being one of the most important considerations for fleets. But what is the future of this process?

  • Dive into the future of data analysis! Explore how to utilize prescriptive analytics to give predetermined outcomes based on past incidents to streamline the data analysis process
  • Look into how the prescriptive model will supply solutions on how to positively change a predicted future to reduce errors in a planned course of action
  • Understand how the IoT space is fuelling the development of this analytics engine through infrastructure applications to facilitate the growth of the autonomous fleet

Tom Sloan, Director Telematics, Donlen

12:15PM - 12:45PM Increase uptime with a complete IoT strategy

In the world of fleet management, uptime is a key business success metric. Discover how Internet of Things (IoT) technology applies to the future of connected fleets from the perspectives of truck manufacturers, fleet managers and service centers.

  • Go beyond remote diagnostics by applying real-time logic to telematics data, providing accurate information when it is needed most.
  • Reduce repair times through optimized repair plans, increasing service center throughput and automating warranty claim processing.
  • Maximize uptime by leveraging predictive data analytics, identifying potential problems before they impact the business.

Dave McCarthy, Director of Products, Bsquare Corporation

Lunch 12:45PM – 2:15PM

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The Connected Driver

2:15PM-2:45PM Telematics in your Pocket: How Smart Devices are Advancing Industry (Panel)

Smart devices, whether we like it or not, are now an integral part of modern society. Now, they are set to become an essential component in the connected fleet.

  • Look at how smart devices are being utilized to maintain an in, and out of cab connection with workers. How can this trend be fully exploited whilst maintaining data quality?
  • Explore the service suites of affordable “telematics lite” solutions, e.g. simplified back end services to maximize on these solutions for the underpenetrated small fleet market
  • Dive into the future and look at what smart devices, such as the smart watch, may offer in terms of a connectivity solutions to simplify driver monitoring

Moderator: Richard Wallace, Director, Centre for Automotive Research

Tony Candeloro, Vice President, Product Development, ARI
TBC, Verizon Networkfleet
Chris Koszarsky, Director of Handset Engineering, Garmin

2:45PM-3:15PM Managing the Connected Driver

The ultimate control of a vehicle’s efficiency and safety is down to the driver. So how can connectivity be leveraged to effectively manage and train today’s drivers?

  • Understand the perceptions drivers have of monitoring equipment such as driver facing cameras to create solutions that gain driver buy in
  • Examine how the use of gamification can be applied to engage the workforce in their tasks to measurably improve productivity
  • Look at how real time driver training is being utilized to improve the safety of drivers and pedestrians to reduce the 90% of road fatalities caused by driver error

Kristofer Bush, VP Marketing, Leaseplan

3:15PM-3:45PM The autonomous truck that’s saving lives

There are those who say we won’t see an autonomous trucks on the market for many years, but they’ve just been proved wrong with the first commercialized autonomous vehicle set for release…

  • Look at the first commercialized autonomous innovation, designed to save lives in highway work zones, and understand how this could influence the connected fleet market
  • Explore how aftermarket technology can be harnessed to develop a new generation of on road autonomous vehicles to understand how your technology can be incorporated into such a  system
  • Understand the applications of connectivity and autonomy outside of the freight industry to explore potential new markets

Andrew Roberts, Strategic Account DirectorRoyal Truck & Equipment

Coffee Break 3:45PM-4:15PM

Future Innovations

4:15-4:45PM Platooning and Beyond (Panel)

We can’t be sure how long it will take, but the autonomous fleet is coming. But where are we now with autonomy and how will autonomy effect fleets and their connected solutions?

  • Understand how the variations in state based legislation are impacting the development of autonomy and look at what future federal government legislation
  • Explore how the inter-fleet platooning dilemma can be solved through centralized decision making systems to ensure equal efficiency savings between fleets
  • Take a look at the latest V2I and V2X schemes designed to expedite the role out of autonomous vehicles to understand where the future fleet infrastructure is heading

Moderator: Richard Wallace, Director, Centre for Automotive Research

Matthew Carroll, Product Manager, Peloton
Marlo Anderson, Director, Central North American Trade Corridor Association
Lee E. Barnes, Portfolio Manager, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Ricardo

4:45PM-5:15PM The Fleet of the Skies

Road, Sea or Sky - all dominate the way goods are moved around. But the sky now has something new to offer…

  • Explore how drones can be applied from infrastructure maintenance to deliveries, to see how they can be integrated into any fleet, whatever its purpose, and improve efficiency
  • Utilize drones to collect and collate real time, vital metrics e.g. hazardous weather, road blockages etc. to dramatically improve the quality of real time data
  • As UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) become integrated into fleets - what tracking, efficiency monitoring etc. will they require? Is this another M2M opportunity?

Steven Justice, Director, Georgia Centre for Innovation

Day 2


9:00AM-9:30AM Connectivity: The key to solving the driver shortage?

There is an endemic shortage of drivers blighting the freight industry, exacerbated by a lack of new millennial driver. But can connectivity and the latest autonomous tech help to alleviate this crisis?

  • Discover how connectivity and autonomous tech can be implemented to improve the driver ecosystem and enhance the appeal of the role
  • Understand how connectivity can be used to manage cell phone and social media use to keep a new generation of drivers connected and engaged with their role and environment
  • Navigate the future of the commercial vehicle driver profession to understand what in cab technologies will be needed for the future fleet professionals

Moderator: Wallace Lau, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
Wes Mays, Director of OEM Product Innovation, Omnitracs
Matthew Carroll, Product Manager, Peloton

Gail Gottehrer, Partner, AXINN

9:30AM-10:00AM Uber for Fleets (Panel)

It is widely known that Uber is disrupting the taxi industry, but how is peer-2-peer sharing altering the movement of goods?

  • Understand how load board models are contributing to the “Uberfication” of the fleet industry and how they can reduce unused trailer space to relieve the stretched supply chain
  • Assess how the Uber model can be integrated into existing systems, such as tracking,  to provide additional value top services
  • Look into how and Uber model can be utilized to exploit the fragmented local shipping market and to give a competitive edge in a saturated market

Moderator: Wallace Lau, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
Brett Parker, Co-Founder/President, Cargomatic
Drew McElroy, CEO, Transfix
Travis Rhyan, President, 10-4 Systems
Carlos Mira, Founder & CEO, TruckPad

10:00AM-10:30AM Smarter Cities for Smarter Infrastructure

 The smart city continues to get smarter with developments coming at a faster rate than ever before. These developments are set to impact all sectors in the IoT space including the connected fleet.

  • Get the latest on how the smart city is developing and identify what technologies from this space can be implemented into the connected fleet industry
  • Understand the implications the smart city will have on transportation to see where potential V2I and V2X opportunities lie
  • Look at the impact the smart city will have on logistics and mobility industries to understand how the connected fleet will further integrate into the IoT 

Calvin Lawrence, CTO Analytric Solutions, IBM

Coffee Break 10:30AM-11:00AM

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The Business of Connected Fleets

11:00AM-11:30AM The new names in the M&A game

The growth of the connected fleets sector is attracting a swathe of interest from outside of the industry. We explore the current and future impact of this outside interest on capital raising and M&A.

  • Explore the recent influx of outside investment and acquisition into the industry to understand what these new investors are looking for
  • Look at the latest M&A activity in the sector to assess how the face of the industry is changing
  • Insight into investment- what are investors looking for and how to attract potential partners

Scott Mattson, Managing Director, William Blair & Co

11:30AM-12:00PM Collaboration and Smart Partnerships Are Key to Increased Margins and Retention

You need to be wired for collaboration. A shared customer ecosystem with strategic partners gives you the chance to rapidly accelerate innovation, grow margin and improve retention.

  • Look at how bringing together a fractured industry through partnerships and sharing your customers drives margin and improves retention to enhance enterprise value
  • Explore how sharing customers with strategic partners allows you to share technical and business expertise with other suppliers to accelerate technical development, reduce risk, and deepen customer relationships
  • Understand how strategic partnerships need the right legal framework, aligned incentives and attention to the stakeholders to create successful shared customer ecosystem

Jonathan Hubbard, CEO, Speedgauge

12:00PM-12:30PM Future Engine Management (Panel)

Connectivity has made its way into the engine bay. We discuss how to harness this data for a more efficient fleet.

  • Hear about the latest developments in advanced remote diagnostics systems, such as real time fault warnings, to dramatically improve down time
  • Dissect how engine parameters are being remotely programmed with real time environment data such as weather to dramatically improve fuel efficiency
  • With 45% of engine on time being spent idling, explore how connectivity is facilitating the development of  idle time reduction systems to benefit efficiency and the environment

Moderator: Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Manager, NACFE
Jeff Waterstreet, Sales Manager, Continental
Dr. Edward C. Lovelace, Chief Technology Officer, XL Hybrids


Lunch 12:30PM-2:00PM

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The Smart Fleet Converges with Infrastructure

2:00PM-2:30PM Democratization of Fleet Services

Android, cloud and specialized fleet applications are making connectivity solutions increasingly accessible to the smaller fleets. Discover how this trend is set to disrupt the industry.

  • Barriers towards uptake are coming down as low cost Android tablets drive demand from fleet operators, and allow new app suppliers to enter the fleet market, creating a more competitive landscape
  • Explore the opportunities presented by open platform architecture such as the specialization of apps and content to understand how your solution can be enhanced
  • Look into how to navigate the new industry landscape by taking advantage of open platforms to offer more choice and customization for Fleet Operators, and new revenue for Service Providers

Stig Pedersen, A.V.P. Product Management, Magellan GPS

3:00PM-3:30PM Truck Smart Parking

Due to the 10 hour drive time limit, truckers often stop shy of their optimum driving time to guarantee a space, reducing on road time. Now connectivity is solving this prevalent issue.

  • Integrate parking space monitoring, providing peace of mind to drivers of finding a parking space - ramping up supply chain productivity
  • Understand how this pioneering project can be applied to existing solutions, providing real time parking information to drivers via existing connectivity solutions
  • Explore how regional coalitions hold the key to real time parking data and how such coalitions could integrate with other monitoring services such as traffic
  • As eyes continue to focus on improving road safety

Matthew Junak, Senior Staff Engineer, HNTB

3:30PM-4:00PM The Evolution of Infrastructure

The nation’s transportation infrastructure is converging with technology. With this comes smarter highways and smarter cities which are already having an impact on the fleet industry.

  • Understand how ITS and smart cities are generating greater levels of V2I and V2X communications to bring about a smarter, safer fleet
  • Humans are unpredictable, SDC’s aren’t! Try and map out the human mind set and how they will react to autonomous trucks on the road…anything is possible!
  • Explore how the need for a TMC (Traffic Management Center) could be negated by a distributed V2V network leading to a hyper accurate traffic management system

Mike Hunter, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech

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