Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, today released the lineup of interactive breakout session topics and speakers, as well as sponsors, for its upcoming Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7, 2012, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego.
Previously announced, Vision 2012’s keynote speakers include Billy Beane, vice president and general manager of Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s and the subject of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” and the Oscar® award-winning film “Moneyball,” 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.
Below is a preview of the industry topics—from business intelligence and regulatory compliance to fuel management and mobile development—that will be addressed during the sessions. Vision 2012 conference attendees will hear session speakers – executives of some of the most respected private and for-hire fleets in the industry—describe how they have leveraged mobile fleet management technology to turn fleet data into actionable information to improve operational performance. Session topics and speakers will include:
•Asset and Freight Management—Allen Lowry, director of safety, Central Refrigerated Service, Inc.
•Best Practices in Hours of Service (HOS) Deployment—John Pope, chairman, Cargo Transporters, Inc.
•Business Profitability—Jeff Colonna, vice president, Dupre Logistics, LLC
•Connecting Your Enterprise—Jay Delaney, manager of mobile technologies, Schneider National, Inc.
•Driving Transportation Safety—Scott McCahan, senior manager of safety, recruiting and contractor relations, FedEx Customer Critical
•Fleet Visibility at Your Fingertips—Austin Henderson, director of IT infrastructure and innovation, FirstFleet, Inc.
•Focusing on Fuel—Ann Wilson, director of transportation systems strategy, and Jeffrey Smith, transportation strategy manager, of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
•Just-Right-Routing—Cesar Ontiveros, transportation operations, HEB Grocery Company, LP
•Fleet and Driver Visibility—Jeannie Gordon, vice president, compliance, Landstar Systems, Inc.
•Transportation Economic Environment—Alan Gin, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, University of San Diego
The discussions will serve as a venue to share best practices among customer attendees and outline ways to maximize the impact of mobile computing on fleet management, safety, regulatory compliance and customer service. Targeting executives and senior level managers in information systems, operations, fleet maintenance and safety, Vision 2012’s sessions will unveil new insights into the latest innovations designed to increase business efficiency and profitability.
“Vision 2012’s interactive breakout sessions will offer attendees the opportunity to come away with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the industry as a whole, as well as the ability to leverage this knowledge to overcome some of the industry’s most critical challenges,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Through these sessions, peer-to-peer networking events and hands-on demonstrations, conference attendees will be equipped with best practices and solutions needed to be agile in today’s marketplace to transform their business operations.” (View a video message from Norm Ellis)
During Vision 2012’s Q-Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with Qualcomm’s product managers and technical experts through hands-on demos of the company’s latest applications and platforms. Additionally, the Vision 2012 Partner Expo will serve as a venue for conference participants to engage with industry-leading providers of complementary technology to further enhance the value of their investment in mobile fleet management solutions.
McLeod Software, Telogis and TMW Systems are platinum sponsors of Vision 2012; ALK Technologies, Comdata, EBE, FleetRisk Advisors and Manhattan are gold sponsors; and Bendix, BOLT, CAMS Pro, Meritor Wabco, Sylectus and StarTrak are silver sponsors.
For more information and to register to attend, visit the Vision 2012 Management Conference site.
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services
Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated fleet management applications, services and platforms to transportation and logistics companies around the world for nearly 25 years. As the most experienced provider in the industry, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers end-to-end solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance, fuel management, mobile asset management, operational efficiency and customer service. It tailors fleet management solutions to meet the needs of for-hire and private fleet operations of all sizes and with needs ranging from ranging from basic compliance management to the most sophisticated business intelligence. As a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is uniquely positioned among telematics solutions providers to innovate fleet management solutions that benefit from Qualcomm’s deep knowledge of mobile wireless technology and solutions. Backed by a global, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has established an unrivaled track record of customer service that extends long past the initial sale. For more information, please visit Qualcomm Enterprise Services’ website and its YouTube Channel: Driving Ahead.
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