November 11-13, 2019//The Forager, San Jose, CA

2019 Schedule

Last updated: October 3, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by our Fleet Forward Conference venue to pick-up your Name Badge and join us for the Welcome Reception!

Forager San Jose
420 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95172       
408-831-2433 

www.sjforager.com

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Doors Open at 9:00am -- Badges available for pick up.

Continental Breakfast will be served on the Main Floor.

Forager San Jose
420 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95172         
408-831-2433 

www.sjforager.com

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Emcee: Chris Brown

Main Floor

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM

Historically, fleets selected vehicles based on their specifications and their intended tasks. Today, using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, fleets can more precisely match the fuel economy ratings and specifications of car and truck models based on variables such as vocation, topography, city density, and even local weather patterns to determine the optimal vehicle for maximum productivity and efficiency. Using actual, anonymized fleet use cases, Enterprise Fleet Management and Geotab will showcase how they have leveraged data and AI to determine real-world fuel economy and ensure light-duty fleets get the best vehicle for the task at hand.

Introduction: Chris Brown
Speakers: Mike Branch, Geotab; Dain Giesie, Enterprise Fleet Management

Main Floor

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

Electric vehicles (EVs) are finally reaching the mainstream, but do they make sense for fleets? Karl Brauer, executive publisher for Cox Automotive overseeing Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, will deliver an overview of the current EV market and examine the onslaught of EV models on the horizon. Following Brauer, Vincentric founder Dave Wurster will provide a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis. The data will show depreciation trends based on variables for annual mileage and length of service among EV models and non-EV models and how federal and state incentives, in fleet affect electric vehicles’ TCO. Vincentric data will be shared on EV models including Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt, BMW i3, and Nissan Leaf, among others.

Introduction: Chris Brown
Speaker: Karl Brauer, Cox Automotive; David Wurster, Vincentric

Main Floor

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

With the lack of sales of used electric vehicles, calculating their residual values had been a moving target. Today, as more EVs move through auction lanes, we have data to properly depreciate them and thus create a more reliable lease payment structure for fleets. But valuation is only one part of the EV lease equation, as EVs need special considerations surrounding charging infrastructure, duty cycles, maintenance, and driver education. Adam Berger, creator of the "Teslease," will share his blueprint for leasing EVs to commercial, government, and carshare fleets models such as the Tesla3, S, and X, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, and more.  

Presenter: Adam Berger, President, Doering Fleet Management

Main Floor

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Main Floor + Street/Curbside

12:35 PM - 2:00 PM

Visit the Sponsors and enjoy a LUNCH Buffet

Main Floor

Sponsored by: Ford Fleet

 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Fleets transport people and things in a business-to-business environment. As the gig economy functions similarly in the consumer realm, can the same principles be applied to traditional fleet management? They already have. This seminar will reveal how commercial and corporate fleets can a) use external gig economy workers and vehicles to manage operational tasks, and b) increase fleet utilization by leverage existing assets and drivers in a gig economy capacity externally. This seminar will reveal working scenarios in which fleets are transitioning to more flexible personnel solutions using demand prediction, optimized fleet placement, and dynamic pricing, all managed automatically through an app-based system.

Moderator: John Possumato, DriveItAway
Speakers: Alan Kibler, ARI; Paul Hirsch, Launch Mobility; Kobi Eisenberg, Autofleet

Main Floor

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

In today’s market, uptime is everything — meaning fleets have less and less time to bring vehicles in for regular maintenance, washing, and even fueling. Enter on-demand, mobile servicing of fleet vehicles. While the concept of has been around for decades, the market has expanded exponentially as part of the larger trend of Fleet Management as a Service (FMaaS). In this session, the leading mobile servicing companies will break down the FMaaS market and demonstrate how fleets can take advantage of new processes and technologies to get their fleet vehicles back on the road quicker than ever before. This trend will expand exponentially as we move into the era of autonomous fleets, when all utilization will be close to 24/7.

Moderator: Za Farley
Panelists: Alex Fraser, Cox Automotive; Paul Scola, YourMechanic; Tyler Raugh, Booster; Scot Wingo, Spiffy

Loft

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

 

 

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Unlike battery-electric passenger car models, electric work vehicles have a unique set of criteria based on charging infrastructure, electric grid requirements, model spec’ing, maintenance, and more. This seminar will provide fleet operators on-the-ground advice regarding implementing charging infrastructure, accessing available incentives and rebates, as well as assessing payload, route, and job specifics to match electric trucks’ and vans’ capabilities. Attendees will also gain operational insights from first-adopter fleets that have electric trucks on the road today. While electric truck models may be in “pre-commercialization” phase, they’re coming soon. This seminar will give operators the necessary roadmap to fleeting electric trucks before implementation begins.

Moderator: Jim Park, Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine
Speakers: Will Quinn, PG&E; Bill Combs, Penske; Chris Nordh, Ryder

Main Floor

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

While carsharing has been in the consumer realm for years, the opportunity to share fleet vehicles — with a tradition of one driver to one car, purpose-built vehicles, and high utilization — is not as obvious. Our panel of experts will use working case studies to actively engage attendees on their fleet needs and address their perceptions of shared mobility. The panel will break down corporate sharing scenarios (internal and third party), on-demand rentals, new tech-enabled motor pools, and how to manage driver acceptance, as well as outline the universe of shared mobility vendors. This seminar will demonstrate that shared mobility is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Moderator: Dan Hannan, Merchants Fleet
Speakers: Kris Luey, Vulog; Jonathan Ells, NYC; Rudy Six, INVERS

Loft

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Main Floor

Sponsored by Ridecell

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

An attractive component to fleeting electric vehicles is the cheaper cost of electricity compared to traditional fuels. However, this isn’t necessarily the case — a myriad of factors can result in wild swings in charge rates, even negating the savings completely. This seminar will provide the key components to managing the entire charging ecosystem, from understanding charging standards, key performance data, and concepts like charging-as-a-Service, to managing charging demand, multiple charge station vendors, and utilities to ensure the lowest possible energy costs.

Moderator: Za Farley, Bobit Business Media

Speakers: Simon Lonsdale, AMPLY; Steve Zembrzuski, Quik Charge, Inc.; Jordan Ramer, EV Connect

Main Floor

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The reality of more congested urban roads, environmentally motivated programs and an under-funded infrastructure has given way to infrastructure programs globally like low- and ultra-low emission zone (LEZ and ULEZ) charging, congestion charging and active discussions for road usage charges (RUC) – each representing new challenges for fleets as these trends shift to the United States. Issues like associating digital transactions to drivers and uninterrupted vehicle compliance will become increasingly challenging. This presentation will explore growing trends in the United States, new challenges for fleet and consumer mobility, as well as demonstrate current models adopted in the UK and Europe to address the concerns of road operators, governments, and vehicle owners.

Moderator: Greg Basich, Strategy Analytics

Speakers: Vincent Brigidi, Verra Mobility Commercial Services;and Megan Richer, Via

Loft

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Visit the Sponsors at the Sunset Kick-Back Reception

Main Floor

Sponsored by Verra Mobility

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Continental Breakfast served on the Main Floor.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Today’s vehicles are computers on wheels, and the data they generate is heralding a new era of fleet efficiencies. But forming best practices for controlling, sharing, and monetizing this data — the right way — will take time and necessitates a collaborative effort among stakeholders. This panel seminar takes the data conversation the next step for fleets, focusing on how the data will be accessed and data usage governance, obtaining driver consents to use their data, providing OEMs with VIN-specific opt-ins, understanding the OEM’s commitments to data privacy, and more. Join the conversation to understand your important role in the new data paradigm.

Moderator: Roger Lanctot, Strategy Analytics
Speakers: Arun Rajagopalan, Motorq; Greg Buckland, LeasePlan USA; Mark McClung, Toyota 

Main Floor

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Sponsored by Ridecell

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For commercial fleets looking to implement new mobility initiatives, considerations regarding fleet budget, total costs of ownership, and improving overall efficiencies are paramount. This frank discussion led by a panel of commercial fleet managers will discuss issues such as assessing EV viability and sharing in specific fleet applications, expanding total cost of ownership to total cost of mobility, harnessing next-gen telematics and connected vehicle data, understanding the evolution of fleet management, and more. To open the discussion, data and learnings will be shared from the groundbreaking Wheels Mobility Study conducted with fleet managers and Bobit Research.

Moderator: Sara Sweeney, Wheels
Speakers: Erin Gilchrist, Safelite; Jeb Lopez, Wheelzup

Main Floor

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

The developing concept of shared mobility means rethinking the corporate fleet paradigm. Beyond electrification, the growth of carsharing, ride hailing, city bicycle and electric scooter programs are providing consumers — and organizations — with reliable and affordable mobility solutions. CEOs and fleet managers must therefore ask: Which modes should be integrated into their corporate mobility plan? In this seminar, learn how corporations who emerge as early adopters in this space have the opportunity to awaken and monetize a sleeping cash-cow. Using actual case studies, which new corporate fleet business models can be created based on shared assets. Attendees will learn how stationary grey fleets can become roaming carsharing services for both urban and employee operations. This has the potential to boost employee satisfaction, CSR credentials and the bottom line, all at the same time. 

Speaker: Mark Thomas, Ridecell

Loft

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

This panel seminar made up of government fleet managers will tackle the specific challenges government fleets face in implementing new mobility initiatives. Discussion topics include leveraging ride hailing and one-way rides, sharing fleet vehicles and non-vehicle assets across multiple government entities, exploiting solutions for fleets with limited resources, moving from an asset-based model to Mobility as a Service (MAAS), working with Smart Cities initiatives, and more.

Moderator: Thi Dao, Government Fleet Magazine
Speakers: Kevin Myose, San Joaquin Valley; David Mesa, City of San Jose; Jonathan Ells, Department of Citywide Administration Services - NYC

Main Floor

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

As a fleet manager, what are your responsibilities when telematics data exposes bad drivers? As fleets adopt advanced telematics and vehicle safety technologies, they often find that current policies and practices need to be adjusted to keep pace with the insights these technologies reveal. We'll explore how to manage data on risky drivers and fleets’ duties to act, examine fleet policies to modify behaviors, and effect change throughout your organization to achieve operational best practices.

Speakers: Wes Hurst, Polsinelli; Del Lisk, Lytx

Loft

Campfire sessions are intimate and focus on conversation rather than projecting content and information. The leader(s) will speak for about 10-15 minutes on their topic and then foster a group discussion for peer-to-peer learning for the remaining session time.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Visit with the Sponsors during a LUNCH Buffet

Main Floor

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Description: New innovations are offering greater opportunities for smarter, more efficient ways to operate fleets and manage vehicles and drivers. Yet taking advantage of these new technologies, data insights, and expanded visibility and controls requires a big picture perspective of the forces shaping transportation today. In this seminar, a panel of experts from Ford, Mastercard, Geotab, and U.S. Bank Voyager will explore these disruptors, from electric and autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, in-vehicle technologies, new methods of data integration, and more. By connecting these many moving parts, attendees will better understand how their fleets will be affected and which solutions to implement.

Moderator: Charlie Vogelheim, TPC Management Company
Speakers: Michelle Moody, Ford Commercial Solutions; Ramel Lindsay, US Bank Voyager; Colin Sutherland, Geotab; and Rob Jefferies, Mastercard

Main Floor

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

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Sponsored by Ridecell

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Video data layered on top of smart vehicle solutions has the power to truly transform fleet management and safety for fleets large and small. This session will focus on video as the next frontier of data-driven fleet insights, the smart video technologies driving positive impact among fleets today, and how the technology will evolve in the future. As increasingly sophisticated AI and machine learning are applied to video in order to extract meaningful data and act on it, video data will become an even more powerful tool in the fleet management suite, particularly with 5G set to drive the proliferation of video data and processing power.

Speaker: Kevin Aries, Global Product Success, Verizon Connect

Main Floor

TEK Talks explore a specific technology to help end users achieve the big picture results.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

With telematics, fuel cards, EV charging, navigation apps, and mobile fueling platforms all generating new data sets, what kinds of back-office integration options are emerging to help fleets understand them? What kinds of data sets will be coming next from diverse and ever-evolving mobile sources, and how will this external data be integrated with internal connected car data? What insights will fleet managers need most? We’ll use real-world integrations developed with WEX customers to address the challenges and opportunities of integrating data to make fleets more efficient.

Speaker: Kurt Thearling, WEX

Main Floor

TEK Talks explore a specific technology to help end users achieve the big picture results.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Main Floor

Sponsored by Ridecell

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

By leveraging telematics data such as driving patterns, geography, vehicle specifications, and more on a case-by-case basis, fleet operators can identify specific vehicles that are good candidates for replacement with an EV — and those that aren’t. Using examples of telematics data and other data streams as well as real-world case studies, this seminar will review successful adoptions of EVs in fleets from public and private entities. Attendees will also gain tools to effectively manage the use of those assets so that their environmental, operational, and economic benefits are fully realized.

Speaker: Ryan Daley, CEO and Cofounder, Sawatch Labs

Main Floor

TEK Talks explore a specific technology to help end users achieve the big picture results.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Advances in technology are unlocking a new level of fleet safety, productivity, and security. Often this new level of protection is also driving up the acquisition cost of fleet vehicles. Budget-conscious, fleet managers have an uneasy choice: conserve fleet budget by avoiding advanced safety technology or spec the safety features that they hope will be most cost effective in protecting their fleet and its drivers. This seminar will help fleets understand the value of safety tech through real-world performance data and actual fleet use cases. Attendees will walk away with strategies to calculate the safety tech that makes the most financial and safety sense for their company and drivers.

Speaker: Lori Jetha, Vice President of Marketing, Safe Fleet

Main Floor

TEK Talks explore a specific technology to help end users achieve the big picture results.

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Emcee: Chris Brown

Main Floor

2019 Sponsors