NETS 2021 Annual Virtual Strength IN Numbers® Agenda

Times listed are EDT. Agenda times subject to change.

Tuesday, October 19

9:15 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
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Terry Thomas

Chairman, NETS Board of Directors and Global Health & Safety Technology Solutions Director, UPS

Susan Gillies

Executive Director, NETS

Conference Welcome

Virtual Conference Meeting Logistics and Overview

Conference Opening and State of NETS

Update on NETS activities and future initiatives.

9:40a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
NETS logo for forum
National Safety Council logo, nsc

Susan Gillies

Executive Director, NETS

Jonathon Vivoda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Miami University in Ohio

Ken Kolosh

Statistics Manager, National Safety Council

NETS Data Year 2021 Benchmark Report Results

The latest findings in NETS annual Benchmark report including comprehensive data analysis and longitudinal data analysis.

Keynote Session

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

David Harkey

President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)/ Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The Latest Trends in Vehicle Technology and Testing: How Will It Affect Your Fleet?

Review the latest IIHS technology research and the latest trends that could affect your fleet purchasing decisions.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Barbara Zuroick, AstraZeneca

Debbie Lodge-Balestra, Driving Dynamics

Sara Sweeney, Wheels

Andy Van Beck, Wheels

Evolving Safety Culture for the Modern Fleet

Learn how AstraZeneca advanced their fleet safety with Driving Dynamics and Wheels.

12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Liberty Mutual logo

Michael Sample

Technical Director, Risk Control, Liberty Mutual

A Return to (New) Normal: An Opportunity to Reduce Driving Risk

Learn more from an insurance perspective about the impacts of COVID-19 on fleets. Address methods to get global employees and vehicles back on the roads safely, and the opportunity to create a new focus on safe driving behaviors.

Lunch Break

12:50p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Mike Ryan

President & CEO, USIC

Road Safety Leadership Perspectives: Benefits, Challenges, and How To Make Road Safety a Priority

Hear how strong C-Suite leadership has shaped road safety at USIC, a leading underground utility locator company with a valued safety mission.

2:20 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Chris Villella

Director, Account Management, CEI

Phil Moser

Associate Director of Global Driver Safety

Utilizing Strategic Partnerships to Create Effective Driver Safety Initiatives

Learn how Syneos Health improved their fleet safety program by partnering with CEI.

Networking Break

3:05 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Richard J. Hanowski, Ph.D.

Director- Division of Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Towards Developing a Concept of Operations for Automated Driving Systems in Commercial Vehicle Operations

This session will highlight the CONOPS program designed to provide fleets, and those that work with fleets, a “how-to” manual to support the integration of automated driving systems (ADS) technology into their existing operations.

3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Cooper Eriksen

Group Vice President, Product Planning and Strategy, Toyota Motor North America

Toyota’s Electrification Future

Learn more from Toyota regarding the electrification of vehicles and emerging technology.

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Andrew Rybak

Business Development Manager, Marketplace, Geotab

Andrew Leavitt

Director of FMS Safety,
Ryder System, Inc.

Safety, Compliance, and Productivity – Who Says You Can’t Have It All?

Hear how Geotab helped Ryder improved safety, compliance, AND productivity.

Conference Closing

5:10 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20


Sponsor Day Opening: Susan Gillies, NETS Executive Director

9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Alert Driving
10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Driving Dynamics
11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Driver Interactive logo
Driver Interactive
12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:25 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
FICO logo using blue block letters
1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:35 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Lytx logo

Networking Break

1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
resqme logo with a cross circling the last e
3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Smith System
4:05 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Thursday, October 21

Conference Opening and Keynote Session

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Honorable Thomas B. Chapman

Member, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

A Safe Systems Approach – Road Safety Updates and Perspectives from the NTSB

Member Chapman will discuss NTSB’s most wanted highway safety improvement items and fleet safety in the context of a safe system approach.

10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Yves Van Der Straaten

Secretary General/Technical Director, Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA)- International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers

OICA Perspectives and Innovations

Hear about OICA’s commitment to technological innovation in the areas of safety, environment, and fuel efficiency, and how they seek global harmonization of safety and environmental standards to benefit all countries.

Networking Break

11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Etienne Krug

Director Department of Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization (WHO)

Gabriel Kardos

Global Director, Office and Road Safety, Johnson & Johnson

Decade of Action for Road Safety: UNRSC Perspectives and Private Sector Collaboration

Learn about the new Decade of Action for Road Safety and how private sector companies can collaborate and advance road safety. Hear examples of how Johnson & Johnson has participated in and supported global road safety initiatives.

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Annette Correll

Chief Customer Officer, eDriving

Heather Bass

Director, Global Driver Safety, Ecolab

Sean O’Bryan


Part 1: ECOLAB Vision Zero: Using Smartphones to Create a Crash-Free Culture®!

Part 2: Rollins and eDriving Partnership

Learn how eDriving can improve your fleet safety.

Lunch Break

12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Session

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Steven Cliff

Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo

The Latest Initiatives and Road Safety Projects from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Learn more about NHTSA’s work in the traffic safety realm and how it can help your fleet.

Networking Break

1:15 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
1:50 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Mark Andrews

Director of Strategic Business Services, AlertDriving

Joel Gattoni

Director of Sales, AlertDriving

Michael Horton

Transportation Safety Manager, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc

Best Practice Case Study

Hear how AlertDriving helped Sunbelt Rentals improve their fleet safety program.

Networking Break

2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

David Coleman

Enterprise Executive, TRUCE Software

Bruce Mellott

Vice President of Corporate Safety, Asplundh

Asplundh Finds a Better Way with TRUCE

Hear how Truce has helped Asplundh improve their fleet safety program.

Keynote Session

3:50 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Darrin Grondel

Vice President, Traffic Safety and Government Relations for the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Tara Casanova Powell

Principal, Casanova Powell Consulting

Impaired Driving Policies in the Workplace: Addressing the Prevention of the Use of Cannabis, Alcohol, and Other Substances

Review of NETS Drug-Impaired Driving in the Workplace Campaign

Discover what measures to incorporate into workplace drug and alcohol policies to ensure a safe work environment for all employees. Learn more about NETS Drug-Impaired Driving Campaign and how you can help educate employees and prevent drug-impaired driving in the workplace.

Conference Closing: Susan Gillies, NETS Executive Director

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.