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

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Introduction from TU-Automotive

9:00am 9:30am (30 mins)

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The Commercial Evolution – Services, Software, Co-opetition & Digitization

Here we aim to identify impactful commercial transportation technology trends altering the industry landscape over the next five years.

Freight as a Service/Digital Freight Brokerage/”Uberization”: Get an overview on recent news and opportunities for revenue sharing and new partnerships in this new emerging area of business

  • Prognostics: Examine multiple examples across commercial vehicle OEM’s, Tier 1/module providers, FSM’s and software specialists. Who will partner and who will compete? Who gets the lion’s share of revenue?
  • The Blockchain puzzle: Create digital vehicle identities, connecting and sharing data (vehicle data, location, FaaS…). How will purchases such as parking and fuel via blockchain develop?
  • Digital Suites & Marketplaces: Mobile app suites and marketplaces are beginning to grow. Will there be a “Salesforce” of the commercial vehicle?
  • Susan Beardslee - Senior Analyst, ABI Research

10:00am 10:30am (30 mins)

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Risky Business: Telematics to Fully Autonomous and Connected Fleet

Here we take an insurance carrier's perspective on the landscape of commercial fleets and how connectivity is changing the dynamics of the carrier, fleet, customer relationship.

  • Taking a proactive approach to connectivity: Gain a carrier's perspective on the technology landscape and how it will steer strategies for the next 5-10 years
  • Look at the economics of UBI solutions of and telematics - from smartphone to plug and play to robust video capture with telematics functionality - who pays for the solution of choice?
  • Once you're past adoption of tech. you need to consider who owns the data - Is it anonymous, client specific? What is the function of the data? Pricing, underwriting, loss control, compliance?
  • Harry Storck - Global Fleet Technical Specialist, AIG

10:30am 11:00am (30 mins)

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MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

11:00am 11:30am (30 mins)

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Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and IOT: The Internet of Trucks

Here we aim to identify impactful commercial transportation technology trends altering the industry landscape over the next five years.

Freight as a Service/Digital Freight Brokerage/”Uberization”: Get an overview on recent news and opportunities for revenue sharing and new partnerships in this new emerging area of business

  • Prognostics: Examine multiple examples across commercial vehicle OEM’s, Tier 1/module providers, FSM’s and software specialists. Who will partner and who will compete? Who gets the lion’s share of revenue?
  • The Blockchain puzzle: Create digital vehicle identities, connecting and sharing data (vehicle data, location, FaaS…). How will purchases such as parking and fuel via blockchain develop?
  • Digital Suites & Marketplaces: Mobile app suites and marketplaces are beginning to grow. Will there be a “Salesforce” of the commercial vehicle?
  • Jon Dierberger - Field Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA)

11:30am 12:05pm (35 mins)

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The ELD Mandate Impact on the Connected Fleet Ecosystem

The days are counting down to the ELD deadline and technology suppliers in this space need to understand concerns and queries over the technology, regulations and its uptake.

  • The landscape of ELD products today. Allay confusion as to the hardware (tablets, mobile etc.) and software (OTA updates) that will affect the compliancy of current solutions
  • Assess enforcement procedures for “grandfathered” AOBRDs and ELDs during the two-year period following the compliance date of the ELD rule
  • Supply versus demand. What is the current uptake rate of ELDs? Identify supply chain challenges suppliers face to meet a surge in demand as the deadline looms 
  • Tom Cuthbertson - VP of Regulatory Compliance, Omnitracs
  • Kelly Frey - VP of Product Marketing, Verizon Telematics
  • Fred Fakkema - Vice President - Compliance, Zonar Sytstems
  • William Hsieh - Sales Director, ATrack Technology
  • Moderator: Cristina Commendatore - Digital Editor, Fleet Owner

12:05pm 12:35pm (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.

  • Assess opportunities for shippers and receivers of cold chain. Utilise new architecture for real-time freight monitoring on a global level - detect anomalies with granular level data to drive operational efficiency
  • 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
  • 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
  • Val Stoyanov - General Manager, Global Transporation, Intel

12:35pm 2:10pm (95 mins)

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LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

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

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The Blockchain & Connected Fleet Innovation Workshop

We will look at blockchain and its potential to induce innovation in the fleet management space in a more informal format which emphasizes the exchange of ideas and collaboration through thought sharing and Q&A. We will cover:

  • Discuss how blockchain will transform trucking, the role of Blockchain for Trucking Alliance and how telematics service providers can create value for their subscribers through Blockchain
  • Explore diverse use cases of blockchain in fleet management, incl. supply chain (i.e. inbound logistics), manufacturer finance (i.e. supply chain) and brand experience (i.e. personal mobility profiles)
  • Increase the transparency of information in your business network to reduce partner disputes, reduce cost in financial resourcing and reduce messaging complexity
  • Craig Fuller - CEO, TransRisk
  • Sandeep Kar - Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete

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

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Making Connections: Fleet Partnership Vs M&A

As mergers and acquisitions continue to occur we discuss the impact on the market and the best strategies for M&A.

  • Who’s acquiring who? Receive a market overview with an up to date information on who has, is and will look to acquire who to recognize threats to your business and strategize accordingly
  • Diversify your product offering through strategic partnerships with players from across the value chain to offer a competitive and affordable solution that will stand out to customers
  • Speed Networking: Develop partnerships that works for you. Highlight areas of interest and join a new networking option to quickly locate and liaise with potential partners
  • Scott Mattson - Managing Director, William Blair

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

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Dynamic Mapping of Infrastructure & Road Conditions

As available technology to fleet operators increase so can costs. Here we explore fusing technologies that can improve truck driver and overall fleet safety.

  • Create dynamic mapping of infrastructure and roadway conditions (i.e. potholes, rutting, road surface friction) that can be incorporated and complement existing GPS-based vehicle nav systems
  • Implement 2D image processing, 3D laser/lidar, with low-cost mobile tech. to alert drivers of changing hazards (speed limits, work zones, collisions) to reduce accidents & improve routing 
  • Yichang (James) Tsai - Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology