McLeod Software AI / BI Conference Series

McLeod Software’s 2021 AI/BI Conference is a virtual event with a series of six one-hour sessions every Wednesday at 12:00 PM EST, starting on February 3rd.

Registration for this conference series is free and limited to McLeod Software customers and professionals who work for trucking companies or brokerage/3PL companies.

This year’s conference series includes industry experts and McLeod customers who will present their unique insights about this rapidly progressing field of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Business Analytics.

Recordings of each session will be archived on the conference web site for later viewing.

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Conference Series Schedule


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 12:00 PM EST

Replacing Tribal Knowledge with Analytics
How can data and analytics help new and inexperienced employees get up to speed on pricing, rates, volumes, and lane information? In this session, McLeod Data Scientist Criss Wilson will offer some specific ideas to shorten the learning curve and help newer employees get better at their job, fast.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 12:00 PM EST

Business Intelligence and Using Analytics for Brokerage Companies 
Jeff Paul with Simple Logistics will share his experience helping his company make effective use of McLeod IQ. Jeff will discuss how Simple Logistics employs Power BI to analyze data from PowerBroker and merge other sources to provide meaningful insights in ways their employees trust to act on the data.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 12:00 PM EST

The Promise of Analytics: More “Booms than Busts” in 2021 
A recent article in Commercial Carrier Journal pointed out how brokers and carriers experience “Boom and Bust” loads. We will show you examples of how some customers adjusted very well and some probably did not. What is REALLY keeping you from making money?


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 12:00 PM EST

Business Intelligence and Using Analytics for Carriers 
Ken Cromwell and Brent Ellis with Decker Truck Line will share their insights on how Power BI gives Decker a better understanding of their data in ways that actually make a difference.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 AT 12:00 PM EST

Data Science will Change our Industry’s Future
Rebecca Brewster from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and Ashim Bose, Chief Data and AI Officer at Omnitracs will join us to discuss important strategic data science initiatives that have the potential to change every carrier’s understanding of shipper and consignee locations, detention, parking availability and other insights that are part of their current initiatives. This work will change our industry for the better and help improve the driver’s experience.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 12:00 PM EST

Get More from McLeod IQ: Structuring Your Analysis and Building Your Dashboards
Beginning to use and deploy analytic tools such as Power BI across the company is a new experience for many companies. In this session, we will share helpful tips that will enhance your user’s experience and the way they interact with analytics.

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