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Geotab experts speak at upcoming IoT tech expo 2016

Published on October 5, 2016 in Fleet Management by Krystine Hiew |  3 minute read

Geotab is a Diamond Sponsor of the upcoming IoT Tech Expo North America taking place October 20-21, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Geotab is a Diamond Sponsor of the upcoming IoT Tech Expo North America taking place October 20-21, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.


Thousands of IT professionals, developers, technology providers, investors, and executives will attend the two day event focusing on the Internet of Things ecosystem and connected business. Topics covered will include Smart Cities, Connected Industries, Services & Living, Data & Security, Wearables, and IoT Technologies and Innovations.


Geotab’s telematics solutions will be on display along with the latest technology from top companies such as Apple, John Deere, and Boeing. Our top telematics experts, Colin Sutherland, Mike Branch, and Jordan Guter, will be joining the panel of speakers at the show.


Read Neil Cawse’s article on the IoT Tech Expo show site: “How businesses can succeed in the new connected world.”

Get Involved!

Follow @GEOTAB on Twitter for updates. Share your pics from the show, mention @GEOTAB and use the hashtag #IoTTechExpo.

Visit us at Booth #165.

Geotab experts @GeotabColin, Mike Branch & Jordan Guter will speak at @iottechexpo in Santa Clara (Oct 20-21). Join us there! #IoT #BigData


       — Geotab (@GEOTAB) October 6, 2016

Top Geotab Experts Will Speak about IoT Tech, Big Data, and Data Security

Mark these dates in your calendar! Geotab's Colin Sutherland (@GeotabColin), Mike Branch, and Jordan Guter will be speaking at the following panel events on Day 1 and Day 2 of the IoT Tech Expo.


Join Geotab at these special presentations:

Case-study: Postal and logistics operations in a connected world

(Oct. 20, 2016 3:10 PM)

Colin Sutherland will discuss how IoT tech is impacting services in postal and logistics operations. The session will cover:

  • Dealing with change
  • Building connected fleet - experiences from the business world
  • Building a strategy for IoT

IoT data analytics for intelligent decision making

(Oct. 21, 2016 10:50 AM)

Mike Branch takes part in a panel on Data & Security panel, exploring how to identify Big Data opportunities and leverage the information for better business efficiency. Find out how to:

  • Identify target-rich, high-value data that can be used to generate business intelligence
  • Use cloud analytics platforms to derive value from IoT data
  • Overcome the barriers to widespread IoT / Big Data value delivery
  • Put data into practice – find out how IoT data is creating business efficiencies and revolutionising working practices

Case-study: Telematics as an accelerator for the IoT Market

(Oct. 21, 2016 2:30 PM)

Colin Sutherland presents a session on telematics and how it’s transforming businesses across industries. He will discuss how to:

  • Leverage telematics for real-time information on freight & fleet
  • Create seamless traffic and logistics operations
  • How to extract maximum value and insight from vehicle-generated Big Data

Tackling data security and privacy challenges of the IoT

(Oct. 21, 2016 2:30 PM)

Jordan Guter joins a panel discussion on tackling data security challenges in the IoT industry. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the unique challenges of IoT security
  • Preparing and coping with evolving technology
  • Addressing the Big Data risks – collecting a greater volume of sensitive data increases risk related to data and identity theft, device manipulation, data falsification, IP theft and server/network manipulation.
  • Protecting integrity, authenticity, and the confidentiality of information
  • Exploring issues of privacy – how to maintain user privacy while still making data useful

Creating a thriving open ecosystem leveraging Big Data

(Oct. 21, 2016 3:40 PM)

In the Data & Security track, Mike Branch will discuss best practices on working with Big Data, including:

  • How to unlock the potential of Big Data through the understanding of “Small Data”
  • Privacy challenges in the IoT industry
  • Data modeling for scale
  • Key components to an open architecture that supports connectivity

Connected cars, autonomous driving and the future of mobility

(Oct. 21, 2016 4:10 PM)

What is the future of the connected car? In this session that will no doubt be popular, Jordan Guter will speak on a panel exploring these issues:

  • Connected vehicle ecosystem and the challenges to its growth
  • Providing a seamless customer experience
  • Developing technologies and changing views of mobility
  • The future of autonomous vehicles and connected mobility

About the Speakers

Colin Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Geotab Inc.

Colin is a key member of Geotab’s corporate leadership team, directing Geotab’s global sales growth and implementing the telematics strategy for some of the top fleets in North America. He routinely participates in customer and partner consulting in the use of telematics for productivity, safety, fleet, compliance and data integration.  Colin has been a speaker at many telematics and related industry conferences worldwide where his perspective and advice to his audiences focuses on sharing knowledge and best practices for companies who are developing a telematics strategy.


Follow @GeotabColin as he visits top fleets around the world. Watch Colin’s video diaries, reporting on the fleet industries in Bogota and South East Asia.


Mike Branch, Vice President, Business Intelligence, Geotab Inc.

With experience in software design, data visualization, and business strategy, Mike Branch is instrumental in helping make Geotab the most powerful and user-friendly fleet management software platform in the industry. As Vice President of Business Intelligence, Mike sets the vision for how the nearly one billion telematics records processed by Geotab daily are transformed into useful reporting and analytics tools that help customers better understand their businesses.


Follow Mike Branch on twitter.


Jordan Guter, Senior Solutions Engineer, Geotab Inc.

Jordan Guter, B.Eng (Electrical and Management), P.Eng, is a core member of the solutions engineering team, focusing on optimizing the technical capabilities and business applications of the Geotab telematics solution. He works closely with major enterprise fleets, OEMs, and Tier 1 part providers for vehicles and trucks.



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