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Jim Jardin
Vice President – Sales & Marketing at Suntech International USA


Jim Jardin has been involved with connecting people, vehicles, and fleets through telematics for more than 25 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, focused on marketing, from California State University San Marcos. Since joining Directed Electronics in 1994, he held various roles with increasing responsibility across marketing, product development, operations and customer engagement. Most notably he led some of the first telematics deployments in the industry with Wingcast in 2000 and Viper SmartStart in 2009.

Starting in 2011 as Vice President of Marketing and UBI Jim led a joint venture with OCTO Telematics to bring the benefits of Usage-Based Insurance to North America. Currently, Jim is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Suntech International USA, Inc., a leading provider of custom IoT and telematics hardware specializing in certified 4G CAT-M1 solutions for North America.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL: The opportunities and challenges of connectivity across the fleet