October 28-30, 2019 // M Resort Spa Casino Hotel (Las Vegas Area)

Speakers

2019 Keynote Speaker

Phil Moser

Phil Moser

Associate Director, Global Driver Safety, Syneos Health

Phil Moser serves as Associate Director of Global Driver Safety for Syneos Health.  Prior to joining Syneos Health, Moser served as Vice President of Advanced Driver Training Services where he assisted numerous organizations with creating robust and successful driver safety initiatives.  Moser also worked as a police officer in a suburban Philadelphia police department.  Certified in various courts in the field of motor vehicle accident reconstruction, Moser has investigated approximately 3,500 vehicle crashes and has completed numerous driving-related training programs, including Forensic Accident Reconstruction, Advanced Accident Reconstruction, Homicide by Motor Vehicle Prosecution, DWI/DUI  Enforcement, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.    Moser lectures regularly on driver safety issues and has been featured as a driver safety expert on broadcast programs, including Good Day Philadelphia (Fox-29) and CBS affiliate KYW-TV.

2019 Session Speakers

Mike Ahart

Mike Ahart

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs , Omnitracs, LLC

 Mike Ahart joined Omnitracs, LLC as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in February of this year after spending nearly twenty years in trucking operations, most recently working as an executive for a large private carrier. As Vice President of Transportation he took responsibility for centralizing fleet operations consisting of nearly 6,500 drivers. Starting with safety, he established processes and policies to ensure fleet operations were compliant with regulations and drivers were being coached in the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles. He introduced technologies such as AOBRDs, collision mitigation and onboard digital cameras to support the safety culture that had developed. He serves as Chairman for the TMC's ELD and Connected Vehicle Task Forces.

Rachel Bell

Rachel Bell

Vice President, Scores and Analytics, FICO

Rachel Bell leads product strategy for bringing new, innovative analytic solutions to market in areas such as telematics and healthcare. Her team develops broad-based scoring solutions for distribution through data partners, custom analytic models for individual clients, and assists in adoption of new solutions through analytic consulting services. With more than 20 years’ experience at FICO, Rachel has developed and delivered scoring solutions for driving safety, credit risk, fraud, marketing, credit capacity, economic impact and stress testing to address regulatory capital allocation requirements.

David Blackwell

David Blackwell

Fleet-Safe Product Manager, Coretex

David Blackwell is the Fleet-Safe Product Manager for Coretex. He has over 15 years of experience in the telematics industry and specializes in ELD and integration for enterprise level fleets. Past projects managed by David include the FMCSA U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program in 2014 and the development of Coretex ELD in 2017. Prior to coming to Coretex, David was the National Accounts Manager and Integration Coordinator for Teletrac-Navman. David is based out of East Tennessee.

Kristofer Bush

Kristofer Bush

Vice President, Product Management, LeasePlan USA

Kristofer Bush serves as Vice President, Product Management for LeasePlan USA and has been with the organization for more than 20 years. This role works between the clients, product owners, business owners, and development teams to ensure LeasePlan is a product-driven organization. His team is responsible for the management of current products such as Safety and Connected Vehicles, as well as new products. His team is also responsible for tools such as the MyLeasePlan driver app which can include Elle, the driver’s personal virtual assistant.

Matt Camden

Matt Camden

Senior Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Mr. Camden has 14 years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs related to transportation safety and organizational improvement. He specializes in occupational driver safety with an emphasis on evaluating behavioral safety programs to improve driver performance, which includes research on advanced vehicle safety systems, safety culture, driver distraction and fatigue, driver training, and driver impairment. He has been the PI/Co-PI or Project Manager on 24 projects totaling over $3.8 million and has made significant contributions to numerous other projects totaling over $14.6 million. Mr. Camden has over 65 professional presentations and over 35 scientific publications and technical reports.

Ted Chen

Ted Chen

Co-Founder, LifeSaver Mobile

With over two decades of Silicon Valley experience, Ted is recognized as a leader in building strategic partnerships for technology companies. Before co-founding LifeSaver Mobile in 2013, Ted was VP Strategic Partnerships at YouSendIt, accelerating the business through the growth of its partner ecosystem. Prior to that, Ted was a business development leader at Yahoo!, Netcentives and AOL/Netscape. Ted has a B.S. from The Wharton School and J.D. from U.Penn Law School, and is the co-author of 4 issued US patents.

Chris Eldridge

Chris Eldridge

Regional Manager, Fleet Service Operations, Western US, Ford Motor Company

Chris leads the team of Fleet Zone Managers who serve as Liaisons for Ford's largest fleets in 15 Western States. His teams focus on early recognition and resolution of technical concerns. They work closely with Ford Engineering to minimize fleet downtime. Chris helped develop the Ford STST Technician Training Program and is a subject matter expert on Ford Training, Scan Tools, Ford Fleet Care (Centralized Billing) and Ford part incentives. He and his team have been very engaged as fleets have moved to Bio-Diesel, CNG, E-85, R-99 and other alternative fuels and encountered challenges. As we see more electrification and autonomous features from Ford his team will work very closely with fleets as this technology evolves. 

Ken Evans

Ken Evans

Founder & CEO, Konexial

Ken Evans is the founder of Konexial, the makers of the My20 ELD. The parent company, Konexial, is a technology provider of real-time fleet management and hours-of-service compliance for truck carriers of all sizes. Prior to founding Konexial, Evans spent 25 years managing logistics for F500 companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in logistics and transportation from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from East Tennessee State University.

 

Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher

Manager, Mercury Associates, Inc.

Kevin Fisher, MBA, CAFM, CTP, Senior Consultant with Mercury. He has more than 30 years of fleet management, information technology, and DOT compliance. Prior to joining Mercury he was National Accounts Fleet Leasing Sales Manager for Volvo Trucks North America. Prior to Volvo, Kevin was Vice President, Strategic Fleet Operations Aramark. He led a team supporting 10 businesses across Aramark, providing asset procurement, management, and operational support for more than 10,000 vehicles.
Kevin is a past nominee for Fleet Executive of the Year in 2013, 2014 and NAFA Fleet Management Association Flexy Award for Sustainability 2013. His credentials include, Lifetime Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (NAFA), Certified Transportation Professional (NPTC), Certified Transportation Broker (TIA).

Tim Harrison

Tim Harrison

Fleet Consulting Manager, Wheels Inc

As a Fleet Consulting Manager, Tim uses Wheels’ Results+ performance management methodology to deliver strategic support for his clients. He is responsible for working with clients to develop business plans that deliver significant process improvements and ongoing cost savings. Tim works with his clients to establish and review policies, evaluate performance trends, and proactively identify opportunities for success. His consultative support is focused on helping clients achieve a best-in-class, cost-effective, and optimally-run fleet. Tim has over 15 years of strategic account management experience including 5 years at the Hertz Corporation calling on Fleet Management Companies and Fortune 500 B2B clients. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Augustana College.

Brad Jacobs

Brad Jacobs

Director, Strategic Consulting Services, Merchants Fleet

Brad Jacobs serves as the Director of Strategic Consulting at Merchants Fleet and has been with the company since 2012. Brad partners with clients to identify long and short-term cost savings and policy opportunities through customized lifecycle management, analysis, technology and benchmarking. He is also responsible for project management efforts for many of the company’s strategic initiatives. Brad came to Merchants with over 10 years of fleet management experience, most recently at Donlen Corporation.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Gary Long

Gary Long

Driver Compliance Manager, Aaron's Inc

Gary launched his career in FL driving for various trucking companies. This led to purchasing his own vehicles and brokering runs from FL to NY. After selling his fleet, Gary returned to beverages in Charlotte NC. Opportunities arose to manage fleets in stationaries, food service and office products. Currently Gary is the Driver Compliance Manager for Aaron’s Inc. Responsible for the DQ and safety of 7500+ drivers in 1200+ locations across the US and Canada. Gary is a Smith System Certified trainer since 2011. Married for 22 years with 5 sons, Gary likes to coach, travel and DJ.

Brian McCoy

Brian McCoy

Vice President, Business Development, MiX Telematics North America

Brian McCoy is the Vice President of Business Development at MiX Telematics North America. His main focus for the past thirteen years at MiX has been to educate and provide driver behavior modification and electronic logging solutions for land transport safety. As a subject matter expert, Brian speaks at many industry trade shows throughout the world, and has become very familiar with the multitude of different driver monitoring devices available. He holds a BA in Finance from The University of North Texas, and an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Rob Minton

Rob Minton

Associate VP-Connected Car Business Development, Geotab

Rob has nearly two decades in the automotive industry, including 12 years with General Motors. His experience includes sales to fleet customers and fleet management companies. In his current role at Geotab, he is responsible for developing data partnerships with connected car businesses, including OEMs, EV makers, car/rideshare companies and others. Geotab currently has 1.7 million connected vehicles on its platform.

Jim Noble

Jim Noble

Vice President, Risk Engineering, eDriving

Jim has been associated with eDrivingSM for almost 20 years as a customer, a consultant and as a team member. His 40+ years in transportation encompass leadership positions in fleet operations management, logistics management, advocacy, driver safety and global risk management.  As lead Risk Engineer for eDriving he works to find innovative ways of harnessing the power of Mentor by eDriving’s “Big Data” to produce actionable and easy-to-understand insights aimed at reducing our customers’ risk profiles.  Jim works with eDriving partners to provide industry-leading, holistic risk scoring that is rapidly becoming the standard for effectively assessing driver risk. Jim pioneered eDriving’s unique 1-on-1 Professional Coaching program designed to help drivers gain defensive driving insights from after-action coaching. When he is not helping eDriving customers reduce fleet risk, Jim can be found on a stream or river in his beloved Rocky Mountains with a fly rod in his hand.

Jim Park

Jim Park

Equipment Editor, Heavy Duty Trucking

A truck driver and owner-operator for 20 years before becoming a trucking journalist, Jim maintains his CDL and brings a real-world perspective to Test Drives, as well as to features about equipment spec’ing and trends, maintenance and drivers. His monthly Tires & Wheels articles have been widely praised in the industry.

Jim Perkins

Jim Perkins

North America Marketing Manager, Shell Fleet Solutions

A 27 year professional, Jim Perkins currently serves as Marketing Manager North America at Shell Fleet Solutions. He joined Shell in 1992 and has held a broad range of sales, marketing and operational roles in their Retail Fuels, Jiffy Lube and Fleet Solutions businesses. This has given him a broad experience in how deep the safety culture is at Shell. After growing up in Syracuse, New York, Jim earned a Batchelor's Degree n Marketing at Florida State University.

Ananth Rani

Ananth Rani

CEO & Co-Founder, Azuga

Realizing the need for a disruptive, simplified solution that can engage drivers and make fleets safer, Ananth Rani gathered a team of seasoned SaaS and automotive electronic experts to incorporate Azuga in 2012. As CEO and co-founder of Azuga, Rani created the vision for the company to disrupt the GPS tracking industry with a connected vehicle platform that meets the demands of fleets, commercial insurance companies and government sponsored road usage charging (RUC) programs. He was previously the cofounder of Xora, (acquired by Click Software, now part of Salesforce), a leading player in mobile workforce management. 

Scott Rood

Scott Rood

Senior Consultant, Mercury Associates

Scott Rood, MBA, CAFM recently joined Mercury as a Senior Consultant. He spent 22 years in the US Air Force, starting as a mechanic and retiring as the fleet maintenance manager for Holman AFB where he managed a work force of civilian and military personnel, including 90 maintenance technicians, and a $35 million annual operating budget. He subsequently held fleet management positions with the State of Washington and, Clark County, WA Utilities, and Clark County, WA Public Works Department. Mr. Rood has served as the President of the Public Fleet Manager’s Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

Eli Rossiter

Eli Rossiter

Director of Telematics, Safety, and Accident, Donlen

Eli joined Donlen in 2018 to oversee the product development and operations of telematics and safety solutions. By leveraging data to drive insights and turning those insights into action, Eli has successfully scaled product operations that resulted in increased customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Donlen, Eli lead a team of more than 400 customer service and product support specialists in the digital space.

John Seidl

John Seidl

Vice President of Risk Services, Reliance Partners

As Vice President of Risk Services, John will leverage his knowledge and experience in safety strategy, safety culture, risk assessment, and DOT compliance. He joined the team in 2018 with over 20 years of experience working for the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Seidl is a US Army Veteran and earned a Bachelor’s and Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is married with three children.

John So

John So

Director of Marketing, Nauto

Jon So is the Director of Marketing at Nauto, and brings global enterprise solutions experience from various verticals including energy and utilities, logistics and distribution, and consumer and industrial products. Prior to Nauto, Jon led product marketing at enterprise software companies, Optoro and Opower (acquired by Oracle), and also advised Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant while working in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. He is based in Nauto's Palo Alto, CA office and resides in San Francisco, CA.

Sara Sweeney

Sara Sweeney

Senior Product Manager, Wheels, Inc

 As a Senior Product Manager, Sara optimizes Wheels products and services to ensure continued client satisfaction. She also provides support to various departments with her exceptional product knowledge and technical expertise.
Sara has worked in various roles since joining Wheels in 2006 including Driver Services, Client Services, Integration Services, Client Analytics, and Product Management. Her diverse experience has provided Sara with the knowledge and expertise needed in her current Product Management role. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Glenn Williams

Glenn Williams

Vice President, Product Management, Trimble Transportation

Glenn Williams is Vice President, Product Management for Trimble Transportation's Mobility business. In his role, Williams collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to lead the development and enhancement of Trimble's fleet mobility solutions to improve the safety, efficiency and performance of the fleet customers it serves. An industry veteran with nearly 25 years experience, Williams has held a variety of roles within PeopleNet and now Trimble Transportation, including guiding sales, marketing, sales engineering and business development teams. Williams received his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University.

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