2016 Agenda

Presentations just added from:

  • HINO-Trucks
  • ATRI
  • Continental
  • Nevada-DMV

Day One - Tuesday 15th November 2016

9.00-9.30am Connected & Automated Fleets: Where Are We Headed?

The U.S. connected fleet market is the world’s trailblazer in terms of penetration and tech. But what lies ahead over the next few years? More growth and innovation?

  • Get the latest stats on market growth & discover if the local service/delivery fleet market continues to lead growth or if the ELD mandate will bring the trucking sector into the lead
  • M&A - Figure out if smaller GPS FMS providers can continue to thrive in a U.S. market that is consolidating & weigh up the impact that vehicle OEMs will have on market growth
  • Global expansion - Analyze why U.S. suppliers are being drawn to overseas markets and overseas players to the U.S. market to identify cross-border revenue opportunities

Clem Driscoll, President, C.J. Driscoll & Associates

9.30-10.10am Connectivity & Automation Provides a Solution to the Driver Shortage

The speed of drivers coming and going from trucking fleets can be slowed by employee-centric approaches to connectivity and automation - but what does this look like in short and long-term?

  • Identify the work performance metrics (e.g. % on time, medical history) that can help fleets inform their HR strategy & company culture so that they can attract and retain good drivers
  • Stress the importance of both driving-critical technology (e.g. ADAS systems) and infotainment features that make drivers more inclined to join and stay with one fleet
  • Debate the future services that FMS providers will need to offer in a driverless fleet (e.g. route planning, integrating load board tech) as drivers become logistics professionals

Wes Mays, Director of Product Innovation, Omnitracs
Barry Conlon, CEO, Overhaul
Akmann Van-Mary, President – CEO, MyLumper
Moderator: Sandeep Kar, Global Vice President- Research, Mobility, Frost & Sullivan

10.10-10.40am Coffee Break
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10.40-11.10am IoT Use Cases For the Connected Fleet World

Get to grips with deployable IoT use cases that can contribute directly to increased uptime and reduced service and warranty costs and highlight the ramifications of cloud-based approaches to IoT implementations.

Learn how organizations can:

  • Improve scale and flexibility while reducing operating costs
  • Leverage condition-based servicing to maximize vehicle uptime, improve asset longevity and reduce service costs
  • Enable dynamic vehicle profiling and minimize operating costs through IoT device management

Dave McCarthy, Senior Director of Products, Bsquare Corporation

11.10 - 11.45am Trains of Trucks: The Platooning Challenge

Driverless cars may grab the headlines but semi-automated convoys of trucks are much closer to being seen on the nation’s roads. Here we analyze the most pressing platooning considerations.

  • Debate the need to introduce a logistics/accounting system that fairly divides the cost savings of platooning between different fleets, regardless of their position in the convoy
  • Learn the opportunity for the aftermarket to retrofit platooning capabilities so that wide scale industry benefits can be realized by a critical mass of trucks possessing the tech
  • POC 2.0. Longitudinal/latitudinal controls are established but understand the need to add higher levels of ADAS functions (e.g. object avoidance) to reach the next level of platooning

Mohammad (Mo) Poorsartep, Industry Expert
Dr. Aravind Kailas, Manager, Transport Solutions and Advanced Engineering, Volvo Group NA
Matthew Carroll, Product Manager, Peloton Technology
Moderator: Seth Clevenger, Technology Editor, Transport Topics

11.45am - 12.15pm Nevada DMV & The Future of Fleets

The state of Nevada is a hot bed for the testing of new trucking concepts and technology. Discover what benefits this could afford to the fleet industry.

  • Get to grips with the role that Nevada has played with advanced automotive/trucking technologies - e.g. platooning, automated and autonomous systems. 
  • Discover the projects and partners that Nevada is involving itself with and what the future looks like for future activity
  • Learn how Nevada is opening the doors for platooning and advanced technology through partnerships and industry involvement in the regulatory development process

April Sanborn, DMV Services Manager III, Management Services & Programs Division, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

12.15 - 1.45pm Lunch
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1.45 - 2.15pm Exclusive Navistar Presentation

Get an unparalleled insight into the ideas and innovations that are transforming Navistar from a commercial truck supplier into a services and solutions company.

Andrew Dondlinger, Vice President, General Manager Connected Services, Navistar

2.15 - 2.45pm Connected Fleets: Security and Best Practices on Center Stage

Discover the facets of a robust connected fleet security strategy by learning about best practices, crucial audit strategies for existing deployments and what to consider when planning a new project.

The presentation will shine a spotlight on how the successful implementation of these topics can ensure reliable and secure connected fleet service.‚Äč

Cole Edmundson, Network Engineer, KORE Wireless

2.45 - 3.20pm Effects and Opportunities of the ELD Mandate

When the conference meets, we will be one year away from the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) Mandate becoming binding (December 2017). What does this mean for the providers of FMS?

  • Get up-to-date on ELD adoption rates, pending legal challenges to the Mandate & the types of devices that are compliant to be fully prepared for 2017’s rule changing
  • Determine how TSPs & new entrants are targeting an estimated 3.5m small fleets & owner-operators in need of ELDs with low-cost, mobile solutions & upselling FMS as a value-add
  • Identify the need for FMS that keeps fleets as productive & drivers as profitable in light of reduced hours of service by focusing on route planning, navigation & employee satisfaction

Chris Koszarsky, Director, Engineering, Garmin
Fred Fakkema, Vice President - Compliance, Zonar Systems
Rich Alborn, Tachographs, Telematics & Services NAFTA, Division Interior / Business Unit Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, Continental
Moderator: Sean Kilcarr, Executive Editor, Fleet Owner

3.20 - 3.50pm Coffee Break
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3.50 - 4.25pm Plugging Fleet into the Connected Mobility Ecosystem

Anything that can prevent the truck from making costly stops offers a huge competitive advantage. Learn how fleets can plug into the IoT to enable this.

  • Combine FMS with new functionalities such as automated tolls, weigh stations and road user charging systems (currently on trial in OR and CA) to increase the efficiency of fleets
  • Identify partners within the wider connected logistics ecosystem to provide in-transit visibility (e.g. connected pallets & asset tracking)  
  • ‘A connected system of systems’ - Deliver real-time insights from models derived from smart city data streams (e.g. traffic lights, congestion hotspots) to optimize nav and routing

Calvin Lawrence, CTO Analytric Solutions, IBM
Richard Linkesch, CEO, PalleTech
Rick Warner, CEO and President, Truck Smart Parking Services
Moderator: Chris Kocks - Director, Internet of Things Practice, PureIntegration

4.25 - 5.00pm Data for Safety & Savings…& Beyond

While the industry does a good job at using data for immediate revenue and efficiency benefits, how can this be improved and in what other ways can data be used for revenue and societal good.

  • Digging Deeper With Maintenance - Analyze diagnostic trouble codes and maintenance events to identify what part of the vehicle needs immediate attention to manage TCO
  • Consider models behind selling fleet data (e.g.  traffic incidents, weather conditions) to cities, insurers & market researchers to generate revenue outside of core business focusses
  • Utilitarian, Cooperative Data: Learn how the pooling of anonymized info between TSPs can provide mutual benefits such as reducing turn times at ports by identifying traffic hotspots

Eric Swaney, Manager, Connected Vehicle Uptime Solutions, Volvo Group NA
Dave McCarthy, Senior Director of Products, Bsquare Corporation
Moderator: Chris Carver, President, ATG Risk Solutions

5.00 - 6.30pm Networking Reception
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Day Two - 16th November 2016

9.00 - 9.30am HINO Trucks Presentation

Learn how Hino is uniquely positioned in the medium duty market to offer their telematics solution standard (HINO Insight), providing a single connected solution for customers, dealers and Hino as an enterprise.

  • Understand how Hino's connected vehicle approach is a driver behind their continuous product improvement strategy
  • Discover how Hino is able to analyze every trouble code out of a truck to pick up trends and potential recalls concerns prior to them becoming a major issue in the market
  • Get insight into how a 360-degree view of the mobile workforce can be provided through a combination of insights from vehicle performance, operational status and driver behavior

Dominik Beckman, Director, Marketing & Dealer Operations, Hino Trucks

9.30 - 10.05am Taking the Lead with Fleet Data

Putting data to its best use rests upon the industry’s ability to cooperate and collaborate on several big issues. Tackle them in this session.

  • Unpick the data control/access challenges between OEMs, TSPs & leasing companies as each compete in owning the customer relationship to identify where commonalities may exist
  • Consider which players can unite all FMS devices (e.g. smartphone, OEM system, diagnostics tool) and use cases (e.g. insurance, vehicle health) into a single-view, easy to read unit
  • Debate the feasibility of OEMs & TSPs providing fleets with a “unified view” of performance data from their entire fleet (irrespective of brand) without giving up comp. advantages

Harold Leitner, Vice President - Business Development, GPS Insight
Dan Lehman, Vice President - Business & Corporate Development, SmartDrive Systems
Bill Combs, Director of Connected Fleet Services, Penske Truck Leasing
Krishna Govindarao, Co-Founder and Head of Product, LightMetrics
ModeratorL Fred Blumer, CEO, Vehcon

10.05 - 10.35am Winning in the Connected Services Battleground

The delivery of connected services has become a battleground of different players, data and devices and, with ARPU continuing to decline, the provision of VAS is key to profitability in the FMS game.

  • Take a look at fast growing value added services such as diagnostics, car sharing and tolling to establish who in the emerging mobility services ecosystem is best placed to provide them
  • With the growing “Uberisation” of mobility, learn if it is possible to retain control over the customer and the service. What effect will it have on partnerships & data sharing?
  • Data or service providers? With vehicles rolling off the line with in-built cloud capabilities, understand the role that OEMs could take as FMS providers & the ecosystem effects of this

Justin Hamilton, Senior Business Analyst, PTOLEMUS Consulting Group

10.35 - 11.05am Coffee Break
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11.05-11.40am No More “Deadhead Miles”: On-Demand Trucking

Margins for trucking are in the low single digits so any chance to eliminate driving with half or completely-empty loads is greatly welcomed. Do mobile-based freight brokerages hold the key?

  • Work out the commercial relationship & requirements split between driver, carrier and broker (both for FTL & LTL) to understand if on-demand trucking can revolutionize the industry
  • With small and medium-sized fleets providing a perfect fit for on-demand trucking, tackle the challenges of attracting new market segments i.e. large and private fleets to keep expanding
  • Learn the prospects for TSPs getting involved in the mobile-based tech world, in light of some startups offering traditional fleet management services on top of on-demand features

Drew McElroy, Co-Founder, CEO, Transfix
Charisse Castagnoli, VP of Security, General Counsel, Trucker Path
Barry Conlon, CEO, Overhaul
Moderator: Wallace Lau, Team Lead - Automotive & Transportation, Frost & Sullivan

11.40am - 12.10pm Real World Challenges of Connected, Autonomous Trucks

Dissect the impact that semi- and fully-autonomous trucks are/will have on the top 10 issues that are facing the industry, as listed in ATRI's 2016 Critical Issues Report.

Learn how new automated features will affect issues such as Hours of Service, driver health/wellness, future government regulations and the driver shortage.

Dan Murray, Vice President, American Transport Research Institute

12.10-12.45pm Commercial Auto Insurance Rates Rise. Telematics, ADAS, IoT to the Rescue?

In a hardening market where commercial auto rates are up 5% on last year, what role can technological innovation play in reducing the insurance premiums of fleets?

  • Open the dialogue and data streams between fleets, TSPs & insurers to show how telematics systems can make fleets safer by coaching and monitoring drivers to reduce premiums
  • Debate the methods in which policies should be written for fleet vehicles with ADAS features such as AEB & LDW, which will be the subject of future hardware and firmware updates
  • One solution does not fit all: Identify the areas of the commercial market most open to insurance innovation to tailor technology to the size, cargo and health of fleets

Barbara Beer, VP Casualty Underwriting, Swiss Re
Patrick O'Neal, Loss Control Consultant, Nationwide Insurance
Mark Pinkowski, former Regional Partner, Willis Towers Watson
Moderator: Chris Carver, President, ATG Risk Solutions

12.45 - 2.00pm Lunch
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2.00 - 2.30pm The Case for Active Safety Systems in Fleets of all Shapes & Sizes

Active safety systems that are seen in passenger vehicles and light duty trucks are amongst some of the most promising developments in the automotive industry. Uncover the value of embracing new technology.

  • See the range of ADAS systems currently offered as standard and optional equipment in the US vehicle fleet and learn how these features can help reduce crashes and injuries
  • Learn how fleet management companies and other interested parties might conduct education to their customers to help overcome the knowledge gap
  • Understand driver confusion/apprehension towards using certain systems and the best way to mitigate objections

Alex Epstein, Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Content, National Safety Council

2.30 - 3.05pm Investing in a Buoyant Fleet Market

Are acquisitions such as Verizon’s of Telogis & Fleetmatics a clear sign that deal activity in the transportation technology sector is heating up? Learn about the prospects for the FMS segment as a whole.

  • Discover investor sentiment towards disruptive tech trends within ground fleet transportation (e.g. platooning, the IoT & drones) - it’s not all about the autonomous car
  • On the market: In a climate where a host of companies are looking to attract buyers and investors, discover the need for clear messaging on USPs and the role your business plays
  • Learn the impact that transactions are having upon ARPU, market competition and the future of further activity to inform your strategy towards M&A

Chris Stallman, Principal, Fontinalis Partners
Moderator: Steve Chamberlain, Investor, REscour LLC 

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If you are interested in Connected Fleets USA: The Future of Fleets please contact me on the below details:

Ella Grimwade

Ella Grimwade

Project Director
+44 (0) 207 55 19844 (Global)
Email: ella@tu-auto.com

2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

  • Bsquare

Gold Sponsor

  • Kore


  • Garmin
  • MyLumper


  • Light Metrics
  • Motion Intelligence