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Digital Content from GEOTAB CONNECT 2018

Watch some of our featured speakers including Neil Cawse, Mike Branch and Matthew Stevens.

Geotab Connected Ecosystem
Neil Cawse

The Geotab Connected Ecosystem 2020
Impact of Artificial
Mike Branch

AI: Hype or Reality?
Future of Telematics
Matt Stevens

EV and the Future of Telematics

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About GEOTAB CONNECT 2018

GEOTAB CONNECT 2018 held in Toronto on June 11-13, 2018, was Geotab’s biggest conference to date, gathering together Geotab Resellers, Customers, Marketplace Partners, Geotab employees, as well as industry speakers, experts, and thought leaders.


Attendees heard from featured speakers on the latest trends, including disruption, electric vehicles, big data, artificial intelligence and smart cities. The breakout sessions focused on delivering valuable insights, tools and techniques to help support business growth. Innovative new products and fleet solutions were on display at the Geotab Marketplace Exhibit.

Meet Our Thought Leaders

Neil Cawse

Neil Cawse

CEO

Neil is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur and engineer who has been founding and running his own businesses since 1992. In 2000, Neil founded Geotab Inc., which is now the largest telematics company in the world, as measured by new vehicle subscriptions being added on a yearly basis. Neil believes that Geotab's success stems from the company's integrity, its forward thinking ideals and foremost the customer receiving the right solution. In 2015, Neil Cawse was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ontario.
Neil Cawse

Colin Sutherland

EVP, Sales & Marketing

Colin has been part of Geotab's leadership team since its inception in North America. Prior to joining Geotab, Colin managed the Customer Support, Dealer Technical Support and Aftermarket Parts teams for Freightliner of Canada. Colin directs Geotab's global sales growth and 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.
Pieter Venter

Pieter Venter

VP, Software Development

Pieter is the Vice President of Software Development and has been building large scale software solutions for 15 years. He has an honours degree in Computer Science as well as a B.Sc. in Information Technology, but his passion for programming goes back to the days of the Commodore 64. Pieter understands the challenges that building great software poses and is dedicated to finding innovative and creative solutions that ultimately delight our customers.
Mike Branch

Mike Branch

VP, Business Intelligence

With his 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.
Joey marlow.

Joey Marlow

EVP, US Operations

Joey Marlow joined Geotab in October, 2015, immediately focusing on building one of Geotab’s top differentiators, the Geotab Marketplace. Under his leadership, the Marketplace has grown to over 40 industry-leading providers, offering over 200 mobile apps, software Add-Ins and hardware Add-Ons to customers around the world. Bringing his strength in providing an unparalleled customer experience, Joey oversees Geotab’s U.S. Operations and the Geotab Learning Center, leading the team to continued growth and success.
Clive Cawse

Clive Cawse

COO

Clive Cawse was the first official employee of Geotab South Africa, becoming a Board Director by the age of 26. Beginning his tenure in an R&D role, Clive then broadened his responsibilities, establishing direct sales, dealer networks and export accounts in Africa and Australia as well as setting up customer support. As sales have grown, Clive has been key to keeping production seamless at Geotab. Recognizing his vast contributions, Clive was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in late 2016 and is now responsible for shaping the strategic direction and product development within Geotab.
Dirk Schlimm

Dirk Schlimm

Executive VP

Dirk has been a member of the Geotab Advisory Board since 2010 and has helped advance Geotab’s global strategy, corporate practices and risk management. Dirk oversees legal and policy frameworks for data privacy, data usage and data access. Dirk is the author of Influencing Powerful People.
Alan Cawse

Alan Cawse

CSO, EVP, Technical Services

Alan is the Chief Security Officer and Executive Vice President of Technical Services at Geotab. A member of the team since its inception, Alan has over 25 years of information technology experience. With a strong passion for information technology and software development, Alan oversees Geotab’s Security programs; technical support and its team of engineers; IT operations, including all internal, network, server, hosting services and security for Geotab; and all ERP and reseller portal systems.
Stephanie Voelker

Stephanie Voelker

VP, Channel Sales, North America

Combining her passion for learning and discovering solutions, Stephanie has led a team of over 12 highly-skilled sales team members to success, accelerating Geotab’s strategic growth from 27,000 total deployed devices to shipping more than that every month. Bringing over 18 years of advanced consulting, training, purchasing, and management experience, Stephanie understands customer needs, providing them with superior support to drive their profitability. Her dedication to research and understanding individual customer needs provides Geotab customers with an immersive, top-notch experience.
Vito Centofanti

Vito Centofanti

VP, Sales

Vito leads the US nationwide sales force, delivering connected vehicle solutions to businesses ranging from SMBs to enterprise fleets. He brings comprehensive experience in telecommunications, wireless telecommunications, Internet of Things, connected vehicle, M2M, data collection, wireless networks to Geotab and its network of Resellers, Customers and Partners.
Scott Sutarik

Scott Sutarik

AVP, Commercial Vehicle Solutions

Scott Sutarik is the Associate Vice President, Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.
Stefano Peduzzi

Stefano Peduzzi

European Director

Stefano Peduzzi is the European Director at Geotab GmbH. He has 15 years of international experience within IT and telematics. His specialty is the evaluation and development of new technologies, particularly in start up companies and business units. The combination of both a sophisticated theoretical and technical background, and a deep business expertise has allowed Stefano to grow Geotab’s European team from the ground up. Stefano now balances the leadership of more than 10 team members covering solutions engineering, project management, marketing, and business development.
Kevin Woolley

Kevin Woolley

VP, Latin America

As Vice President, Latin America, Kevin leads Geotab’s growth throughout Latin America and promotes best practices on a global scale. Prior to joining Geotab, Kevin was Director and General Manager of the telematics arm of Grupo Suhai in Brazil. Prior to this, he founded and operated a company in Chile which developed clean water technology projects throughout Latin America. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, an MS in Finance from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile, and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Adrienne Jinks

Adrienne Jinks

VP, Operations

Adrienne is the Vice President of Operations at Geotab. Adrienne has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT and combines over 17 years' experience in engineering, product development and technology leadership. As a part of the Geotab Operations team, she focuses on operational strategies to scale all areas of the business to support growth.
Maria Sotra

Maria Sotra

VP, Marketing

Maria Sotra is Vice President of Marketing at Geotab. With 10 years of experience driving business growth through impactful marketing and strategic communications, Maria leads the global marketing direction for Geotab. Maria has built a strong foundation in both theory and business practice: Maria holds an executive Masters in Communication Management (MCM) and, most recently, has completed a Harvard Business School program focused on driving digital strategy. Prior to Geotab, Maria co-founded a creative marketing agency largely focused on digital marketing and design.
Edward Kulperger

Edward Kulperger

VP, Europe

Edward Kulperger is the Vice President of Geotab Europe, focusing on expanding Geotab's global footprint. With 15 years of experience in the telematics industry specializing in operations and business development, he has successfully delivered end-to-end and platform applications to the international telematics, automotive, fleet management and wireless sectors.
Jean Pilon-Bignell

Jean Pilon-Bignell

Manager, Strategic Market Development

Leveraging a Masters of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Jean uses a unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen to develop innovative connected-vehicle, IoT, and smart-city strategies that maximize operating inefficiencies and profits. With over 10 years of Business Development experience in technology-driven industries, Jean has become a subject matter expert in technology implementation and digital transformation amongst private and public sector customers.
Vik Sridhar

Vik Sridhar

Solutions Engineering Manager, ELD

Vik Sridhar is a Solutions Engineering Manager for the ELD program at Geotab. Vik is the Product Manager of the Geotab Drive app. He is also responsible for bringing to life new developments based upon new regulations, customer demand and feature requests. With his knowledge of telematics and the ELD Mandate, he works with some of the largest fleets in North America in telematics implementation and fleet compliance.
Cary Carter

Cary Carter

Partner Account Manager

Possessing over 20 years of experience as an independent consultant in the field of Software Training & Development, Cary’s expertise has been procured by a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies, Federal Government departments, and nationally recognized industry associations. Cary is a consummate professional with a keen ability to think ahead of the curve and deliver comprehensive training solutions and project management that are tailored to meet the immediate and/or long-term requirements of the end user.
Angie Milne

Angie Milne

Senior Solutions Specialist

Angie has been working with fleets for over 7 years, helping businesses customize the Geotab solution to maximize their profitability and productivity. With a Computer Engineering diploma and experience in Account Management, she is uniquely qualified to engineer the perfect solution as a senior member of the Solutions Engineering team.