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8:55am 9:00am (5 mins)

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Introduction from TU-Automotive

9:00am 9:45am (45 mins)

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The BIG Fleet Survey and Market Overview

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

  • Inside the cab of 200+ fleet operators: Understand adoption rates of mobile & tablet versus embedded ELD solutions and pain points that impede adoption of connectivity and compliance
  • From last mile to long haul, public transport to new mobility, which areas of the industry will see the biggest growth or shrinkage and where are the innovations happening?
  • The connected fleet market gauge: Identify saturation levels of connected FMS adoption and forecasts of arrival to map the projected industry growth both in the US and internationally
  • Clem Driscoll - President, C.J. Driscoll & Associates

9:45am 10:15am (30 mins)

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The IoT Revolution in Transportation

  • Dave McCarthy - Senior Director of Products, Bsquare Corporation

10:15am 10:45am (30 mins)

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Autonomous Trucks: Why the Economics Win Out

Many look forward to the days of the autonomous truck while others are concerned that the technology will replace the human element of the industry. Here we address the numbers behind autonomy.

  • Consider the make-up of today's technology companies that offer retrofit kit to turn any rig into a self-driving truck? Project a downturn of price for these kits as similar tech. becomes mass produced
  • Manage the transition of 'driver' to 'highway pilot's' of an automated convoy. How will the qualifications of the truck driver occupation shift in coming years as it becomes a 'technology' role?
  • Explore the business models around an automated fleet from operations through staffing and consider the potential savings in lives, property damage and exposure to liability. How do the calculations come in?
  • Rob Hooper - CEO, Atlantic Logistics
  • Ken Ehrman - Founder (former CEO & Chairman of the Board), I.D. Systems
  • Moderator: Cristina Commendatore - Digital Editor, Fleet Owner

10:45am 11:15am (30 mins)

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MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

11:15am 11:45am (30 mins)

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On The Path to Digital Logistics

As the industry goes digital we explore the foundations that need to be in place for truly data driven operations and the IT architecture to enable it. 

  • Get an overview of strategic investments into V2X & comms: Understand how 5G will impact freight & asset monitoring and the IT architecture to enable vehicle to cloud and vehicle to infrastructure
  • A new wave of tech:understand the implications of virtual reality, augmented reality and autonomous technology where assimilating information is helping decision makers to understand their environments
  • Assess opportunities for shippers and receivers of cold chain. Utilize new architecture for real-time freight monitoring on a global level - detect anomalies with granular level data to drive operational efficiency
  • Val Stoyanov - General Manager, Global Transporation, Intel

11:45am 12:30pm (45 mins)

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Connected Fleet and Mobility Startups on Stage

As the ELD mandate accelerates fleets into an era of connectivity startups target this growth area with a host of new and innovative services. Hear some of the most innovative pitch their business and ideas.

  • Six startups go head to head! Identify where startups are filling gaps in connected services, reacting to the autonomous and mobility trends utilizing brought-in and on-board vehicle tech.
  • Three expert judges: See what fleet operators, accelerators and venture capitalists are identifying as winning ideas for connected fleet and mobility services, then can pick your own winners!
  • At the end of the elevator pitches meet the founders and CEOs of these startups - develop relationships to put you in the driving seat for connected fleet and mobility services

12:30pm 2:05pm (95 mins)

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LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

2:05pm 2:40pm (35 mins)

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The Pull of 3rd Party Industry Partners

Working with organizations outside of the fleet industry can open up many opportunities but also creates numerous challenges in both technology and value chain complexities.

  • Get an insight to initiatives being developed by organizations such as the Smart Cities Council and State DoT’s - establish partnerships which integrate fleets into smart transportation networks
  • Broaden your horizons and learn which untapped partner options such as fuel card providers, to reach out to and provide innovative packages for a highly competitive market
  • Solve the 'many-to-many' data sources problem by utilizing the exchange model framework to collect data from the OEMs, TSPs and other providers to streamline operations and efficiency  
  • Shawn Meredith - Product Strategy & Business Innovation Executive, Daimler Trucks of North America
  • Bill Combs - Director - Connected Fleet, Penske Truck Leasing
  • Sandeep Kar - Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete
  • Barry Conlon - CEO, Overhaul
  • Moderator: Philippe Brousse - Senior Business Analyst, Ptolemus Consulting Group

2:40pm 3:10pm (30 mins)

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Interstate Platooning

Truck platoons are expected to become a common feature of highway driving within the next few years which presents a new set of opportunities and challenges for the fleets crossing state lines.

  • Understand how the variations in state-by-state based legislation and traffic laws (i.e. acceptable distances between trucks) is impacting the country wide roll-out of platooning tech. and DATP*
  • 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
  • Panellist Aravind Kailas - Principal Technology Planner, Volvo
  • Panellist April Sanborn - DMV Services Manager III - Driver Programs, Nevada DMV
  • Panellist Stephen Boyd - Co-founder and VP of External Affairs, Peloton Technology
  • Moderator: Roger Lanctot - Director Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics

3:10pm 3:40pm (30 mins)

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Driving Change in Automated Trucks: Tech, Policy & Business Perspectives

Hear from the American Trucking Association on how automated trucking is effecting fleet business today and the regulations that will impact your business in the future.

  • Assess the current landscape of automated trucking policy. Identify the governing bodies from policymakers in Washington, DC to in-state houses across the country who will determine the ETA of automated fleets
  • The operator's POV on automated trucks. How will fleet operators have to restructure their operations from vehicle maintenance to driver, fuel, health & safety management. Where can your solutions fit?
  • Gain an holistic industry perspective on the automated technology developments. What are the differing questions and concerns from each segment?
  • Michael Cammisa - Vice President, Safety Policy, Connectivity & Technology, American Trucking Associations (ATA)

3:40pm 4:10pm (30 mins)

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AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

4:10pm 4:40pm (30 mins)

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Attract and Retain Drivers in the Era of Connected Fleets

Here we explore how tech. advances such as telematics, cameras through to autonomous tech. are re-weighting driver analysis - create a blend of human and machine operation to benefit fleet and driver.

  • Educate fleet and driver on connected tech. capability to deliver fairer and nuanced assessments of driver behavior - install a reward based model to improve driver contentment and performance
  • Revolutionize the perception of the driver experience through driver centric apps which not only tackle efficiency (i.e. traffic updates and HOS stops) but also foster a sense of community
  • ADAS, autonomy and the role of the future driver. As vehicle operation diminishes debate how the driver’s role can be expanded to create a more appealing career option for the millennial generation

4:40pm 5:10pm (30 mins)

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Attract and Retain Drivers in the Era of Connected Fleets (Continued)

Here we advance the topic from Continental's presentation and open it up to a panel of experts to delve deeper into the points at hand.

  • Educate fleet and driver on connected tech. capability to deliver fairer and nuanced assessments of driver behavior - install a reward based model to improve driver contentment and performance
  • Revolutionize the perception of the driver experience through driver centric apps which not only tackle efficiency (i.e. traffic updates and HOS stops) but also foster a sense of community
  • ADAS, autonomy and the role of the future driver. As vehicle operation diminishes debate how the driver’s role can be expanded to create a more appealing career option for the millennial generation
  • Mauricio Stella - Data Analytics Manager - Connected Vehicle Services, Volvo Group North America
  • Chris Koszarsky - Director of Engineering, Garmin
  • Moderator: Susan Beardslee - Senior Analyst, ABI Research

5:10pm 6:40pm (90 mins)

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NETWORKING DRINKS