Mobility as a Service
(MaaS) is seen by many experts as the future, but for ACFO, it is very much the present, which is why
its fourth members’ webinar will focus on ‘Mobility Today’.
In the long-term, ACFO
believes thatemployees should be
provided with individual Mobility Cards by their employers that could be used
to access all forms of travel, fed from an app that could plan and charge costs
accordingly.However, as MaaSbecomes increasingly ‘the norm’ a new
breed of corporate mobility managers must analyse the cost of each mile
travelled and let technology dictate how a journey is actually made.
What’s more, some
businesses are already on the ‘total cost of mobility’ journey with the
integration of fleet and travel operations, and those leading that charge will
provide an insight during the webinar on the actions they have taken and the
challenges faced - both internal and external.
The webinar on Friday,
21 September at 12 noon will be hosted by ACFO digital chairman Julie Summerell
and digital secretary James Pestell.
Ms Summerell said: “The world
of corporate and employee travel is changing rapidly and so is the way that
employers want to reward staff. There is much ‘chat’ about employee mobility
management, but there is also uncertainty as to what it means and how it can be
achieved by employers.
“Change is being underpinned
by the growing ability of technology to provide various services. As technology
improves, ACFO believes more companies will become adopters, but the challenge
is how the journey from fleet management to mobility management is undertaken,
which expert speakers will outline during the webinar.”
The webinar is being
sponsored by business mobility and fleet leasing specialist Alphabet (GB) Ltd
and is being hosted by well-known energy drink supplier Red Bull from its
Key speakers are:
David Oliver, ACFO member and procurement
manager at Red Bull, who is leading the company’s move to integrate fleet and
travel management with the business operating 220 company vehicles and there
being 36 ‘grey fleet’ units. He will highlight the company’s progress to date
and its short and long-term ambitions, the internal and external challenges
faced and the support, or lack of, received from suppliers.
John Pryor, ACFO chairman and fleet and travel
manager at High Street fashion retailer Arcadia Group, is focused on knowing
the total cost of a journey not simply the headline cost of a rail ticket, flight
or a car’s pence per mile figure. He views MaaS as being achievable in three
stages, which he will explain: the integration of all fleet and travel data,
the identification and implementation of the most user-friendly technology and
online systems from the perspective of both employers and employees, and
ensuring that suppliers can fully support the mobility journey.
David Bushnell, principal consultant at
Alphabet (GB) Ltd, will outline the growth of mobility consultancy and explain
the availability of technology and the changing skill-set required of
suppliers’ employees as they focus on delivering mobility solutions rather than
simply vehicle leasing and management.
The webinar will conclude
with Mr Pryor providing an update on ACFO initiatives and future events.
Start time: 12:00
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