Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) executive Billy Beane—the subject of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” and the Oscar® award-winning film “Moneyball”—will headline its Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7, 2012, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego. Beane’s keynote presentation will complement that of Annette Sandberg, Esq., CEO of TransSafe Consulting and former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) administrator, and Richard Stocking, president and chief operating officer of Swift Transportation Company.
Peer-to-peer networking discussions, hands-on Qualcomm technology and partner demonstrations, and customer-led breakout sessions are also key components of the Vision 2012 agenda, giving attendees valuable insight into the critical issues impacting their businesses. Topics that will be examined include driver safety, compliance, Hours of Service (HOS), fuel optimization strategies, enterprise connectivity, predictive analytics, operational visibility, fleet management and more.
Vision 2012, “A Whole New Ballgame,” will feature the following keynote presenters:
• Billy Beane, vice president and general manager of MLB’s Oakland A’s, is one of today’s most progressive and talented baseball executives. By implementing unorthodox strategic methodology to lead the A’s to three American League West Division titles, his management approach challenged the player recruitment and business model, and opened the eyes of many of the nation’s top sports executives and business CEOs.
• Annette Sandberg, Esq., CEO of TransSafe Consulting and former FMCSA administrator, has more than 20 years of professional public safety and law enforcement experience. She is among the foremost authorities on the regulatory and safety issues affecting the transportation industry.
• Richard Stocking, president and chief operating officer of Swift Transportation Company, is a well-respected thought leader on fleet operations and business management with 21 years of experience.
“Faced with unprecedented challenges ranging from safety and compliance to driver retention and recruitment, today’s fleet operators need to be smarter and more nimble than ever before,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Vision 2012 will provide attendees unique access to an elite group of visionaries, thought leaders and resources, all of which, we expect, will help enhance fleet executives’ understanding of how to leverage mobile-based information and business intelligence to be successful in an increasingly competitive and dynamic industry.”
For more information and to register for the Vision 2012 Management Conference, please visit transportation.qualcomm.com/vision2012
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.5 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients with superior customer care and professional services. ABI Research ranked Qualcomm Enterprise Services No. 1 on its bi-annual Commercial Vehicle Telematics Vendor Matrix in three consecutive reports (2010, 2008 and 2006). For more information, please Qualcomm Enterprise Services’ website.
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