Wael Al Kadamani

Telematics Consultant

Wael has a background with over 13 years' experience in Telematics and IoT industry. He has leveraged his industry experience to create highly detailed analysis and forecasts of Telematics system. Wael has a background in application development, R&D and commercial sectors of the automotive. Wael focuses on the strategic issues thrown up by the migration of Infotainment/Telematics from the traditional automotive focus of the past, to the highly dynamic consumer and connectivity-lead focus of the future. 

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Bianca Barbu

Chief Marketing Officer, CANGO Technologies

Bianca Barbu is the Chief Marketing Officer for CANGO. She joined the company in 2011 and brought her expertise in negotiation, marketing, business development, and customer value that she had gained at other companies in automotive and insurance industries. The telematics niche offered the challenges that she was looking for and let her do something different every day. “CANGO is the company that I had dreamed of working for ever since I started my career. I wanted to be part of the progress and work in an environment where any idea is welcomed and can become a project. Being awarded by Frost and Sullivan for Customer Value Leadership is a true validation of our work and proves that when you stay true to the brand promises, you will succeed!”

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Alenka Bezjak Mlakar

Director, Telematics Conference

Alenka Bezjak Mlakar, PhD, has been active in the telematics sector for 8+ years. She is the head of the Telematics Conference, the first business events in Southeast Europe and Middle East and Africa focusing on telematics for fleet management and commercial vehicles. She is also author of the market research Commercial vehicles in Southeast Europe: Telematics solutions and perspectives. Before establishing Telematics Conference in 2010, she worked in event management. In 2016, she finished her PhD in anthropology, where she focuses on solving business problems with multidisciplinary people-centred approaches.

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Dietrich Brunner

(Global) Sales Manager Insurance Industry, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions

Dietrich Brunner is Global Sales Manager for the Insurance Industry at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH. Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions develops and markets innovative connected devices and tailor-made sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT).

In his position, Dietrich enables partners within the insurance eco-system to create value with sensor-devices. He gained his knowledge and expertise within telematics trough his studies (master-thesis about telematics solutions) and several insurance customer engagements as Senior Consultant. Also his personal affinity for automobiles is beneficial for vehicle insurance related projects.

Prior to his current position at BCDS Dietrich had worked in several sales and consulting roles within Allianz Insurance and IBM.

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Sankalp Dhavale

Executive Director – International Business Development, CVS Mobile

Sankalp is a highly motivated, tenacious and technically astute individual with sales and business development experience gained over 17 years across multiple geographies, industries and functions. In his current role with CVS Mobile, he is leveraging his understanding of business, technology and advancements in IoT to create new business opportunities and industry partnerships.

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Thomas Edelmann

Founder & Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE

Thomas Edelmann is a graduate of the University of Commerce, Vienna – Austria  (major: Transportation Sciences).

After having spent about 25 years in the corporate world mainly working for global blue chips Coca-Cola and MasterCard, he made his passion his career by starting the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) & Activation platform RoadSafetyUAE at the beginning of 2014.  

Thomas is the Founder and Managing Director of RoadSafetyUAE – a holistic platform aimed at increasing the awareness for road safety in the UAE, by leveraging the key stakeholders governmental entities, corporate supporters, the media and the individual traffic participants in the UAE. RoadSafetyUAE was launched at the beginning of 2014 and it enjoys the support of about 30 CSR-Partners and won awards on local, regional and global level!

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Hamadou Hamidou

IoT Consultant for Africa Countries

Hamadou a computer engineer who has been working for more than 15 years in the field of computer science and Internet of things. His high experience in sub-Saharan Africa places him as one of the pioneers of technology Machine 2 Machine, connected car, location technology, fleet management and intelligent transportation systems in Africa.

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Kirill Lebedev

Project Manager, TechnoKom

Kirill Lebedev has been working in TechnoKom for over 12 years. In 2007, he began his career as an engineer and in 2012, he became a technical consultant. Now, he is a project manager, working mainly with large fleets in Russia, CIS countries as well as Europe. In addition to management, he is involved in the development of hardware and software systems, by accumulating requirements and tasks in different sectors and markets. He also is a developer and a trainer of numerous AutoGRAPH training courses and webinars, which help AutoGRAPH system's partners and customers to elaborate their experience and knowledge, as well as create a deeper integration of the system into various processes.

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Brent Melvin

COO mlcGO

Brent Melvin, COO mlcGO, a new digital supply chain platform from Almajdouie Logistics is an industry veteran with over 27 years of freight and logistics experience in various market sectors. Brent is responsible for new market and product development and innovation, including technology for use within the logistics business, with specific view to visibility tools at vehicle and product level. Brent has years of experience working with telematics systems starting back in 1999 based on track and trace for security purposes, using a range of telematics for a various purposes, from behavior to temperature management and exception reporting.

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Frances Ogujawa

Head, Citracks

An industry expert with more than 15 years of successful experience in business development, Frances Ogujawa has built a successful reputation for developing business strategies, incubating and implementing new business models as well as transforming new products into revenue-generating machines.

Frances holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. She joined C&I Leasing Plc in 2008 and grew through the ranks holding several positions including Business development supervisor, Heavy equipoment rental. In 2014 she was promoted to Head, Finance and Xlease Department. She is currently Head of Citracks, the telematics business arm of C&I Leasing Plc.

Embracing the core value of Integrity, Innovation and Growth, Frances was voted the 2nd best innovatiove employee of the C&I group in 2018.

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Volha Smirnova

Business Development Manager, Location Solutions

Volha Smirnova is a business development manager at Location Solutions, a telematics service and solutions provider in MENA countries. During the past 7 years Volha has been focusing on commercialising fleet management solutions for various markets, and served as a CMO of Gurtam.

Volha's background in project management, B2B marketing has helped to develop profound knowledge of the industry, and apply her gains sufficiently to projects in the GCC. Presently, Volha is also in charge of brand development at 360Locate, a Location Solutions-owned brand, focused on building business tools for TSPs.

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Colin Sutherland

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Geotab

Colin has been part of Geotab's leadership team since its inception in North America and directs the company’s global sales growth. Prior to joining Geotab, Colin managed the Customer Support, Dealer Technical Support and Aftermarket Parts teams for Freightliner of Canada. Helping to implement the telematics strategy for two of the top five fleets in North America, Colin routinely participates in customer and partner consulting in the use of telematics for productivity, safety, fleet, compliance and data integration. Colin has also 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.

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Jihad Tayara

Vice President ICT Business Development, du

Jihad Tayara is Vice President ICT Business Development at du, leading new smart initiatives and collaborations for digital transformation for Smart City, IoT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud & Smart Solutions. He is responsible for the team leading all commercial activities from products to solutions, marketing, presales and sales activities to Government and Large enterprises, managing relationships with Key Strategic Partners for the organization.

Prior to joining du in 2006 at its inception, he worked for Motorola Networks in Dubai, Orascom in Cairo and Investcom in Beirut. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge. He lives in Dubai with his wife and their three kids. Jihad is an accomplished Triathlete who participated in many races including The Ironman 2015 Championship in Texas, USA.

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Juan Uruburu Alonso

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

Juan Uruburu Alonso is the current Head of Sales for commercial vehicles tires at Continental Middle East. He holds a university degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, Spain. He started his career at Shell Royal Dutch Co. in Spain in Global Operations, then spent 7 years at WABCO as OE Product Sales Manager in the area of electronic braking and suspension systems. In 2005 he joined Continental Tires Spain, a legal entity of Continental AG, which is a global supplier of automotive technologies, as Customer Service Manager for Spain and Portugal. In 2008 he became Head of Sales of the company’s truck tire business in Spain. 8 years later he moved to Continental Middle East and its base in Dubai and became Head of Sales of their truck tire business in the region.

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Ivor Wheeldon

Head Customer Operations, Enterprise IoT, HERE Technologies

Ivor Wheeldon is a location technology expert with over 20 years’ experience in the field of location intelligence. Ivor is passionate about the power of location technology and data to drive business benefits and help solve business problems.

With a first degree in Environmental Science followed by a postgraduate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from UK Universities, Ivor has a broad range of professional experience acting as a Data Solution Architect through to running a consultancy practise developing data products and delivering location based solutions in a large GIS software vendor. More recently, with HERE Technologies, Ivor heads the IoT Customer Operations team where he uses his knowledge and experience to build propositions and help customers gain value from location technology and data.

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Osama Zeid

Business Development Manager Middle East and Africa for the Digital Customer Services, WABCO

Coming soon.

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Leon Zhu

Product Director, Howen Technologies

Mr. Leon Zhu is the Product Director at Howen Technologies, leading supplier and solution provider of Commercial Vehicle Service System in China. With a decade of extensive experience and expert knowledges in vehicle telematics and video surveillance industry, Leon specializes in product & solution and market development in Howen, accumulating deep insights for telematics and surveillance market, especially, of Middle East and Africa. He has rich project experience of video telematics system for various verticals globally, including one of the largest vehicle surveillance systems in the world, utilizing the most cutting-edge solution of Howen. Now Leon is continuously dedicated to providing the innovative technologies and solutions for telematics industries, and is enthusiastic about bringing video intelligence to more and more customers.

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