GENERAL TOPIC: Smart Fleets —The Future of Transportation and Mobility


LOCATION: Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Registration with welcome coffee & exhibition



Introduction and opening remarks

Dr. Alenka Bezjak Mlakar, Director, Telematics Conference




Re-Inventing Mobility with IoT


Sania Abbas, Business Unit Executive, Watson Internet of Things, IBM Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Member of the IBM Faculty Academy



Panel discussion: Smart Mobility and Transportation - New Initiatives and Trends


At this panel, guests will discuss new initiatives and trends in mobility and transportation. Guests will share their point of view what will happen in the region and globally, where new opportunities can be found, and what are main challenges and threads which will accompany these new trends and approaches.


Walied Albasheer, Founder & CEO, Inbound

Hicham F. Chatila, President, Transpo Group

Ksystof Korbutovic, Chief Business Development Officer, Teltonika

Dr. Ismail Zohdy, Chief Specialist/Program Manager of Self-Driving Transport, RTA


Moderator:  Volha Smirnova, Business Development Associate, Location Solutions



Smart Track System


Mohamed Bebars, Project Manager, Drivers Licensing Department, RTA



Networking coffee break & exhibition



Aliaksandr Smirnou, Director of Business Development, Gurtam




Revealing Secrets for Telematics Growth


Ksystof Korbutovic, Chief Business Development Officer, Teltonika



Panel discussion: The Fleets of the Future and the Changing Role of IoT and Telematics



At this panel, guests will discuss how mobility will change in the

future, and how transportation and infrastructure will modify with

new technologies deployment. Guests will share and compare the

situation in fleet management in Middle East and Africa to the global

trends in the industry. What will be the next big thing in transportation and are the telematics players changing their focus already?


Wael Alkadamani, General Sales Manager, Trakker Middle East

Charles Azrak, Regional Business Development Manager, Location Solutions

Hamadou Hamidou, IoT Consultant for Africa Countries

Aliaksandr Smirnou, Business Development Director Middle East, Gurtam


Moderator: Dominique Bonte, Vice President, Verticals/End Markets, ABI Research



Networking lunch break & exhibition



When Souq rings twice – Blessing or Curse? About the impact and challenges of a digitalized world on urban traffic – Part I


Dr. Jörg Monschau, Senior Consultant, Mercedes-Benz Consulting

Stefan Schnitzler, Management Consultant, Mercedes-Benz Consulting



Industry insights



With up to 15 min short presentations, companies will present their point of view what are the latest trends in the industry and how smart the future fleets will become. You will hear insights from 4 different companies within the fleet management industry: telematics device manufacturer, navigation app developer, etc.



Juan Uruburu Alonso, Head of Sales, Commercial Vehicle Tires (CVT), Continental Middle East


Boris Pankov, Founder & CEO, Omnicomm


Botan Osman, Managing Director, Restrata


Jakub Turan, Sales and Business Development for MEA, Sygic Enterprise




Networking coffee break & exhibition



60 min interactive sessions






Interactive sessions provide brainstorming style or focus group workshop interaction among the participants and the facilitators. The facilitators provide an introduction to the framework of the session and act as moderators, while the participants are encouraged to actively participate in and drive the session discussion. (Please note: prior registration needed to one of the sessions below with max occupancy 40 participants per session).


SESSION 1: When Souq rings twice – Blessing or Curse?

About the impact and challenges of a digitalized world on urban traffic – Part II


During this session we will guide you through a workshop seeing

and analyzing the challenges of future urban transportation by

stepping into three perspectives: The perspective of transport and logistics operators, of urban society and urban politics as well as of involved solution creators namely the various industries and service
providers such as the automotive industry and telematics service providers.



Dr. Jörg Monschau, Senior Consultant, Mercedes-Benz Consulting

Stefan Schnitzler, Management Consultant, Mercedes-Benz Consulting


SESSION 2: Connectivity in Telematics and IoT: Implementation and Sustainability


Facilitator: Elie Aad, Director – Solution Sales Support, Sigfox


SESSION 3: Speed networking among attendees



Reception dinner & exhibition



Please note: Agenda is subject to change. Working language: English







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