McLeod Software AI / BI Conference

The McLeod Software AI/BI Conference will give you both ideas and insight about how some of the best transportation companies are using their data to improve their business, along with the ways in which they are finding real value. Join us on Wednesday, February 12 and hear what these thought leaders are willing to share. The cost to attend is $95.

We have pulled together experts in different fields of the Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence community for this educational event. Our featured speakers include:

  • Tiffany Giekes, VP of Business Process and Technology, Decker Truck Line
  • Tom Curee, Sr VP of Strategy and Innovation, Kingsgate Logistics
  • Brandon Exley, Director of Business Development, Barnhart Transportation
  • Houston Vaughn, President, P&S Transportation
  • Jesse Woods, Engagement Manager, StrategyWise
  • Sujit Kunwor, Director of Data Science, McLeod Software
  • Alyson Posey, Internal BI Director, McLeod Software
  • Daniel Pickett, CFA, Chief Data Scientist, FreightWaves 

 

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Schedule

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11


 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Welcome Reception

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Identifying Hidden Opportunities with Business Intelligence

  • Presented by Tiffany Giekes, VP of Business Process and Technology, Decker Truck Line
    Sometimes real opportunities and the answers to important questions are not readily visible in static reports. Having the ability to perform deeper analysis is the key to finding them. In this session, we will help you understand several ways to unlock that insight.

Digital Decision Making

  • Presented by Tom Curee, Sr VP of Strategy and Innovation, Kingsgate Logistics
    Curious about what Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning are really about? In this session, Tom Curee, Sr VP of Strategy and Innovation at Kingsgate Logistics, will cover this and how they’re leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help them in their decision making processes.  

Using BI to Identify and Predict Accounting Trends

  • Presented by Brandon Exley, Director of Business Development, Barnhart Transportation
    Effective use of your BI tools can help you construct better consolidated financials, and even improvements in revenue accounting. In this session, we will explore the way BI tools can identify revenue leakage and cost trending.

How Data Drives My Business, the CEO’s Perspective

  • Presented by Houston Vaughn, President, P&S Transportation
    In this session, we will give you the CEO’s perspective on how better analysis, and advancing the use of BI in the organization, is making a difference and driving better strategic and tactical decisions.

Visualizing Your Operations & Identifying Patterns in Your Data

  • Presented by Jesse Woods, Engagement Manager, StrategyWise
    In this session, we will explore the best ways to gain insight from visual patterns and relationshipsGet a look at the newest tools on the market that make advanced use of visualization easier than it has ever been.

AI and Machine Learning, the Practical Reality

  • Panelists include: 
  • Sujit Kunwor, Director of Data Science, McLeod Software
  • Alyson Posey, Internal BI Director, McLeod Software
  • Tom Curee, Sr VP of Strategy and Innovation, Kingsgate Logistic
    Companies don’t need to wait for another generation of technology to arrive for us to start making AI and Machine Learning a real and practical thing in our day-to-day business operations. In this session, our panel will help you understand some of the practical use cases that are realistic for transportation companies right now.

What’s new with FreightWaves Sonar

  • Presented by Daniel Pickett, CFA, Chief Data Scientist, FreightWaves
    In the last two years, FreightWaves has aggregated more data than any other information source in the history of the trucking industry. They continue to innovate in ways it can be analyzed and consumed by trucking and logistics companies. In this session, FreightWaves will show us the latest tools and analytics in their growing Sonar product.

Venue

McLeod Conference Center
100 Corporate Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35242

Birmingham is centrally located in the Southeast, and our corporate office is convenient to the interstate system, with quality hotel space nearby.

Hotel Options

There are several great hotel options to choose from, conveniently close. Mention you are with the McLeod Group to get a discounted rate.

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton - Distance 1.7 miles
  • Birmingham Marriott - Distance 3 miles
  • Doubletree by Hilton Perimeter Park - Distance 4 miles

Accommodations are not included in conference fee.

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