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ACFO Spring Seminar 2018 - Lets Explore Fleet Management for Today and Tomorrow

  • Date: 18-05-2018
  • Venue: The Vox Conference Centre
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ACFO Spring Seminar 2018 - Lets Explore Fleet Management for Today and Tomorrow

ACFO Spring Seminar -  Lets Explore - Fleet Management for Today and Tomorrow to examine unprecedented fleet management change and help decision-makers plan for the future.

To reserve your space please register on the right hand side or email info@acfo.org

Fleet management is changing at an unprecedented pace with new technologies, data usage and compliance to the fore, and all those issues and the impact they are having on vehicles, drivers and journeys will be discussed at the seminar taking place on 18th May at the Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham, starting at 10am.  

The spring seminar hosted by the UK’s premier fleet decision-makers’ organisation is being sponsored by TomTom Telematics, a business unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services, and Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest contract hire and leasing company.

Our Speakers include:       
Thomas Schmidt, managing director, TomTom Telematics
Craig McNaughton, corporate director, Lex Autolease
Alex Matheson, Gordon Dadds
Dr Lisa Dorn. associate professor of driver behaviour and director Driving Research Group, Cranfield University
George de Boer, leader of connected car initiatives, TomTom Telematics 
Graham Short, an ACFO member and fleet manager at Norfolk-headquartered Zip Water (UK), which operates a TomTom Telematics- equipped vehicle fleet, who will provide a view on efficiency, compliance and driver safety.
Alison Moriarty, fleet risk and compliance manager,  Skanska UK

The seminar will conclude with a ‘Question Time’ panel, chaired by ACFO national chairman John Pryor, with guests who will include: Chris Chandler, principal consultant, Lex Autolease; and Justin Whitson, chief executive of Fleetondemand, one of Europe’s business Mobility-as-a-Service (BMaaS) leaders as well as some of the speakers.

An exhibitor area will offer delegates an opportunity to network and discover how ‘connected vehicles’ and fleet management technologies can play an increasingly important role in helping them manage their mobile workforce. Confirmed exhibitors to-date include: tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein; electric vehicle recharging solution specialist EVBox; fleet training provider ICFM, Lex Autolease, data and driver coaching specialist The Driving Doctor, TomTom Telematics and in-vehicle CCTV technology provider Vision Track.

About our speakers:

Thomas Schmidt
Thomas Schmidt joined TomTom as Managing Director of TomTom Telematics in 2005, following the company’s takeover of datafactory AG, where he was the CEO and major shareholder.  
Based in TomTom’s headquarter in The Netherlands he is responsible for the strategy and overall growth of the business unit, focused on general management, strategic business development, technology and innovation as well as is representing the business at the executive board of the TomTom Group.  
Before joining TomTom, Thomas was founder and CEO of datafactory, responsible  for business development, technology and corporate finance. Under his leadership, datafactory became one of the most successful companies in the German fleet management and telematics market.  
As a serial entrepreneur, Thomas also founded INCO System GmbH in 1994 and the IT consulting firm Informatic Consult in 1991.  
Between 1985-1989, he studied Electrical Engineering and Cybernetics at the Technical University of Leipzig. During and after his studies, he worked as software engineer in the field of artificial intelligence at the industry research institute GRW.

Dr Lisa Dorn
Dr Lisa Dorn is an Associate Professor of Driver Behaviour and Director of the Driving Research Group at Cranfield University. Dr Dorn is also Founder and Research Director for DriverMetrics, a Cranfield University spin-out company to exploit her research in the design of driver risk assessments and educational interventions to improve driver safety.
She is Co-founder and Chief Education Officer for The Floow, a telematics data analytical company.
Dr Dorn is President of the International Association of Applied Psychology: Traffic and Transport Psychology Division, a member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Dr Dorn has been a Principal Investigator for nearly three decades on a range of projects on driver behaviour funded by the EU, EPSRC, ESRC, government agencies and industry.
In 2004 and in 2016 Lisa received the International Prince Michael Award for Road Safety.
Dr Dorn has edited 17 books and published over 50 research papers.  Currently she is the Cranfield University academic lead on a four year research programme on making traffic safer through behaviour-changing nudging measures on a 7.1m EU-financed Horizon 2020 project. The project aims to reduce the number and severity of road accidents by directly changing habitual traffic behaviour.


Event information

  • Start time: 09:30
  • Duration: 360 minutes
  • Address Resorts World Birmingham B40 1PU United Kingdom
  • Directions: (click here)
  • Agenda: Download Agenda

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