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In a recent Frost & Sullivan event organized in collaboration with IBM, along with digital heads of major OEMs and suppliers on the eve of the Paris Motor show, it was concluded that by 2020, Internet-connected vehicles will be the number one application, transmitting over 350 KB of data per minute. The event determined that digitization in the automotive industry will be primarily defined by five key pillars and will have a spiral effect on other industries:
1. Connected Supply Chain
2. Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
3. Connected and Autonomous Car
4. Digital Retailing and Vehicle Relationship Management
5. Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Fuel expenses and driver wages can make up more than half of a fleet operations budget. Whatever the size of your fleet, you can probably use assistance when looking for savings. Whether it’s an up to 25% reduction in fuel spending or an up to 15% reduction in driver overtime, according to research from Frost & Sullivan LCV Telematics Market, telematics can help you meet your fiscal goals. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How to help cut costs with GPS fleet tracking” on November 17, 2016.
The eCommerce Impact on Supply Chain and Brick-and-Mortar Retail— Predictions and Insights from our Industry Experts.
Hear Ben Conwell; our eCommerce Fulfillment Practice Group Expert (and former Amazon North American Operations Real Estate Director) and Garrick Brown; our Head of Retail Research for the Americas, weigh-in on valuable trends and data points associated with the biggest shopping time of the year and what we can expect in 2016 and beyond.
The trucking industry today is focused on finding solutions to driver shortages, safety regulation compliance pressures, fuel efficiency enhancement demands, and higher driver productivity. That solution will be autonomous trucks. All truck OEMs are prioritizing some level of automated driving into their strategic plans to develop a sustainable transport solution for years to come as trucking provides the perfect platform for reaching the full potential of autonomous vehicles. The building blocks toward an autonomous truck include four main technological pillars: driveline, connectivity/communication, sensors, and algorithms/software. However, the process is expected to be slow as regulations, technology, liability, consumer adoption and societal concerns still need to be addressed.
On September 7, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans for a spin-off and merger of our Software business unit with Micro Focus, a global software company dedicated to delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions. The combination of HPE’s software assets with Micro Focus will create one of the world’s largest pure-play enterprise software companies. We will remain focused on helping you get the most out of the software that runs your business.
Join the HPE IT Operations Management Executive team to hear firsthand about the recently announced HPE Software and Micro Focus spin-merge. What does it mean for us, what does it mean for you, and most importantly how it strengthens HPE’s ability to help transform traditional IT environment into a digital enterprise with automation, orchestration and ultimately, transformation solutions. Hear about the ITOM strategy and commitments to the roadmap including upcoming. These solutions help IT organizations automate tasks to drive efficiency across the virtualized data center, orchestrate processes with speed and agility to evolve to a “cloud inspired” IT service model, and transform the support & delivery of services to modernize the customer experience, leveraging the full power of the hybrid cloud
Bring your questions and join us on this new journey to success.
Focusing on fleet safety will not only help protect your drivers, but can also help control operating costs, maintain productivity and vehicle health and more. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Steps for fleet safety success.” A panel of fleet industry experts will discuss using fleet management technology to help improve safety and experience benefits throughout your organization.
Cross border eCommerce is in constant growth as consumers increasingly shop internationally. This opens new questions for retailers and brands: does speed really matters? Does offering multiple delivery options drive top line revenue? If so, how to support this from an Operations and Distribution perspective? And what does it mean for Marketing?
MetaPack and Buck Consultants International are pleased to invite you to this 60 minute webinar on European cross border eCommerce. Listen to industry experts as they present the latest about fulfilment models, distribution, and the impact of speed and service offerings on customer satisfaction, recurring revenue, shipping solutions and carrier options.
What you will learn?
•Recent trends and developments in European cross border eCommerce
•Impact of alternative service offerings such as delivery slots and delivery times
•Current and future distribution models to support customer expectations
•Cross border shipping solutions and related carriers
•Effective cross border returns management
•Best practice examples
Right-sizing your fleet is more complicated than just slashing fleet size and requiring remaining vehicles to do more. But getting it right is worth the effort. With fleet management expert Matt Mikkelson, you’ll learn how a fleet management solution can help you improve fleet efficiency and lower costs. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Five smart ways to help boost fleet utilization,” on September 22, 2016.
The Latin America Automotive Market in 2015 declined by about 3% and the trend is expected to continue toward 2016. However, in terms of long-term sustainability, advancements in vehicle segment and in-vehicle features are becoming key differentiators. Moreover, disruption in the market in terms of new mobility business models is evident. This briefing will discuss the various aspects of change and evolution that the LATAM automotive landscape is experiencing and highlight the various opportunities for growth.
Business owners and fleet managers can get bogged down with paperwork, tracking down drivers and conducting costly vehicle repairs. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How a fleet management solution can help improve customer service,” on August 31, 2016.
Autonomous cars are heavily reliant on existing infrastructure such as road signs, markings, etc., to navigate. However, the required infrastructure to support autonomous driving is subpar at most in many regions. To ensure that autonomous cars can continue driving autonomously, they require high-definition maps that can “fill in the blanks” (e.g., missing lane markings or signs can be checked on the map). This briefing will discuss where HD maps fit into the autonomous driving ecosystem, HD maps adoption, and threats to automotive navigation players by geospatial companies.
Fleet maintenance can be expensive and time-consuming. With more than 30 years of technology experience, fleet management expert Brian Madden will explain how a fleet management product can help you take a more proactive, preventive approach to maintenance and improve your fleet operations. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Top 3 Tactics to Master Fleet Maintenance,” on July 28, 2016.
Your fleet vehicles generate a vast amount of data points every day. Don’t let that valuable information go to waste. With fleet telematics expert Amin Amini, you’ll learn how vehicle and driver data can help you lower costs and improve productivity. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Why advanced analytics is important for your fleet,” on June 23, 2016.
Why You Must Attend:
· What hardware and software approaches are industry players looking into as the industry moves from disruption to commercialization of autonomous driving?
· Industry is now at the cusp of a convergence between various technology programs. What new business opportunities are likely to evolve from the emergence of aspects like new mobility services and auto insurance?
· The US and EU are seeing growth of new autonomous test beds. How important are independent test beds and programs in the wider development and acceptance of autonomous driving?
Adoption of new technologies in logistics has become imperative for industry participants as supply chain visibility, faster delivery timelines, and focus on saving costs without compromising on service offerings are becoming norms of day-to-day business across industries. Technology advancements are not just bridging the gap of efficiencies; they are providing the industry with new channels and business models, and hence a new dimension to evolution. Adoption of these technologies is not a matter of gaining an edge over competitors, but a matter of survival.
Learn how you can manage compliance while helping to ease administrative burdens. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How to streamline compliance with a fleet management product,” led by seasoned fleet industry expert Robert Boggio.
As vehicle age increases and environmental legislation tightens across the globe, remanufactured products will play a critical role. These market shifts will create a strong demand for remanufactured parts, resulting in a higher growth than the overall aftermarket. These transformations will create many opportunities for various stakeholders.
The recent diesel engine cheating scandal has raised many questions on how emissions are being measured. This briefing will shed light on the regulatory changes and how vehicle manufacturers need to align their powertrain portfolio.
Why You Must Attend:
· Recent events have brought about a shift of focus from CO2 emission reduction to NOx. What are the implications?
· What does the surge of electric car sales in Europe and China indicate?
· Learn about key powertrain trends with regards to changes in engine displacements, injection technologies and, most importantly, the role of exhaust aftertreatment technologies in the future
· Discuss changes in consumer perception following the Volkswagen emission scandal
Learn how improving fleet safety can help you protect your drivers, lower operating costs, boost productivity, improve vehicle health and more. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How to Achieve Your Fleet Safety Goals: Implement, Enforce, Evaluate,” led by award-winning fleet industry expert Jennifer Weitzel.
Please join Cushman & Wakefield professionals to discuss the industrial market's most pressing questions, including
• Will global headwinds derail the U.S. economy and industrial sector?
• How exposed is the U.S. economy to China and what industries are at the greatest risk?
• Can U.S. manufacturing rebound and grow in the current environment?
• Which industrial markets are the most recession-resilient?
• Will the industrial sector's hot streak continue in 2016?
Mobility Research Manager Sathya Kabirdas; president and co-founder of Telogis Jason Koch; and Kara Kerker, executive vice president and CMO of Lytx, will host a panel discussion on truck telematics, growth opportunities unlocked by disruptive technologies, inventive business cases, and regulatory mandates, followed by a live question-and answer session.
When you’ve got a handle on vehicle maintenance, managing the rest of your fleet gets a whole lot easier. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Maintain Vehicle Health with a Fleet Management Solution,” led by fleet industry expert John Marciniak. The presentation will focus on how a combination of GPS tracking and vehicle diagnostics can help streamline your vehicle maintenance processes while reducing fuel usage, keeping drivers safe, elevating customer service and more.
Sandeep Kar and guest speakers Jeffrey C. Walker, director, MD-HD Truck Transmissions at Eaton, and Eric Starks, president at FTR, will provide an executive outlook of key trends and forces shaping the global medium-heavy duty truck market's trajectory in 2016. Sandeep will focus on major takeaways from the market's performance in 2015 and then focus on the top-of-mind issues for commercial vehicle industry executives in 2016. He also will present a forecast for medium-heavy duty truck sales from both regional and global perspectives, focus on powertrain mix for 2016, present the future of connected truck technologies, and highlight product-specific changes that are likely to shape truck technologies and markets. Walker will provide an outlook on the global market and regulatory environment, product and technology imperatives, and Eaton's industry position. Starks will focus on FTR's 2016 outlook for the North American heavy truck and trailer market.
The outlook focuses on the key trends and innovations framing the connected car industry in 2016. Topics covered include:
• Highlights from 2015
• Top predictions for 2016
• Regional trends (EU, NA, China, Brazil)
• Exhibits covering innovation in HMI, telematics and infotainment
• Connected services, HMI features and telematics services with OEM benchmarking (EU, NA, China, Brazil)
• Connected car market size and forecasts (2015, 2016 and 2021)
• Key takeaways and future outlook
2016 is expected to see global light vehicle sales exceeding 91 million units, with growth in the US and Europe balancing the slowdown in the emerging markets. Ridesharing, intelligent mobility and big data analytics are key trends that will influence the market in 2016. This webinar analyzes emerging market trends and makes bold predictions for 2016.
Why You Must Attend:
· Rail is being prioritized across the globe to move traffic away from road systems.
· There has been a steady growth in rail freight and passenger volumes across the globe, and new business models are reshaping the rail landscape.
· Influence of information technology in rail is expected to open opportunities for market participants to make advances in telematics, automation and energy efficiency.
· The global rail market is expected to provide significant opportunities in terms of growth as investment in new priority rail projects and government initiatives are expected to drive volumes and private investment.