Agenda, Speakers Announced for Connected Fleets USA

August 27, 2014  - By
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Telematics Update has announced the agenda and speaker line-up for Connected Fleets USA 2014, formerly known as Telematics for Fleet Management USA. The conference and exhibition will take place November 20-21 in Atlanta, Georgia. The early registration discount ends September 26.

As growth is seen in goods movement and driver shortages, integration of the connected fleet in the supply chain, service bays, and transport infrastructure is crucial to maintain growth in the U.S. and abroad. Experts anticipate that there will be more investment, mergers and acquisitions, and consolidation in a rush to deliver the best-in-class solution to drive fleet optimization.

The speakers just announced to take the stage at Connected Fleets USA will be reflecting this change. They include some of the largest fleet rental/leaser, OEMs and companies from across the value chain such as Donlen, Hertz Equipment Rental, ARI, Ryder, Daimler, John Deere, Microsoft, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and up-and-coming start-ups like Peloton Technology and Metro Tech, Inc.

Connected Fleets USA 2014 will look into ways to capitalize on the integration of solutions in the supply and create solid partnership models that will increase profitability and drive the connected fleets in the mature North American market

“It will be critical that companies evaluate the opportunity present from the integration of connected fleets into the wider enterprise and embrace key breakthroughs in the wider connected ecosystem to create an indispensable connected vehicle service package to add value to fleet operators and carriers,” Daniel Pavey, Connected Fleets USA 2014 project director, said.

Topics and Trends

The trends and topics to be discussed include:

  • Connectivity is the future of transportation. Explore case studies and the roadmap for autonomous vehicles and V2V/V2I technology that can be leveraged to improve transport infrastructure, mobility, goods movement and traditional fleet manager needs.
  • Enterprise and telematics converge. Integrate vehicle and telematics data to the wider connected ecosystem,  including enterprise resource planning, work order management and maintenance bays to map opportunities where connectivity can ease bottlenecks in the supply chain.
  • Complete the leasing puzzle. Overcome the complexities of fleet leasing by integrating back-end analytics from embedded and aftermarket solutions for a seamless approach for improved driver performance and vehicle life-cycle to engage government, small local and large long-haul fleets.
  • The law of connectivity. Review current and potential proposals for data logging and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to assess legal opportunities and challenges for automated and connected vehicle technologies including liability, litigation and privacy to anticipate potential roadblocks.
  • The investment drive. Investigate the motivation and strategies of private equity, industry players, and government investment, including improving congestion and road safety, widening portfolios and entering new markets to position solutions for investment.
  • Smarter services through data sharing and analytics. Crack open the OEM platform to create a sandbox of data that combine vehicle, driver and environmental data to offer a more precise service portfolio.

Other sessions will be held on topics such as integration with the advanced connected transport project; commercial data ecosystem, platform and partnerships; and exclusive case studies and panel discussions from Donlen, Hertz Equipment Rental, ARI, Daimler, John Deere and Volvo.

For the complete Connected Fleets USA 2014 conference program and speaker line-up, visit the conference website.

Newly Announced Speaker Line-up

The connected fleet specialists set to speak this year include:

  • Nick Ehrhart, Vice President Business Development, Donlen
  • Mike Dennis, Group Director Maintenance Operation, Ryder Systems, Inc.
  • Casey J Littleton, HERC Global Product Manager – Telematics, Hertz Equipment Rental
  • Shawn Meredith, Manager, Strategy & Product Management, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Conal Deedy, Director, Connected Vehicle Services, Volvo Trucks
  • Edward Olson, Program Manager, Telematics, John Deere Power Systems
  • Ernesto Chaves, Transportation Planning Manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Peter Vanderminden, Industry Manager, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Microsoft
  • Mohammad Poorsartep, Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Research Institute
  • Joshua Switkes, Founder and CEO, Peloton Technology Inc.
  • Christian Kotscher, CEO, MetroTech Net Inc.
  • Clem Driscoll, President, C.J Driscoll & Associates
  • Scott Mattson, Director, William Blair & Co

and many other specialists from across the value chain. The full speaker line-up is available on the website.

For the complete Connected Fleets USA 2014 conference program and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure or contact the Telematics Update team at Register before September 26 to take advantage of a $300 saving on all conference passes.



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