Mike Branch, VP Business Intelligence at Geotab

Mike Branch is the Vice President of Business Intelligence at Geotab, a global leader in telematics, providing open platform fleet management solutions to businesses of all sizes.

Mike leads the charge for developing solutions that enable insight from the nearly 2 billion telematics records that Geotab processes on a daily basis. 

He joined the Geotab team in 2016, and prior to that was the CEO of Inovex Inc. — a software development company he founded in 2003 with expertise in the healthcare and energy sectors.

In 2013, Inovex spun off a brand new entity and its first SaaS product (Maps BI) — a platform for stunning dashboards and data visualization with a focus on geo-spatial data.  Maps BI earned two Silver Stevie® Awards in the 2013 International Business Awards for Best New Software Product and Best Software Design, and the 2014 Geo Award at the Cloud Innovation World Cup in London, UK.

Maps BI was integrated within Geotab’s telematics platform as a key Marketplace partner and was later acquired by Geotab in 2016.

Branch also served as president of the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Association, currently serves on the board of Hillfield Strathallan College, and is past chair of the board for Streetwise Actors – a local charity that allows young people to participate in creative drama and showcase their talents by performing in retirement homes and long-term care facilities. 

Branch has been honoured with the University of Toronto Arbor Award and Early Career Award, Professional Engineers of Ontario Engineering Medal, Engineers Canada Young Engineer Award, and has been inducted into Hillfield Strathallan College’s Hall of Excellence.

Geotab Blog

Unions and Telematics: Showing the Value of Employee GPS Tracking

Traditionally, there has been some opposition from unions to the use of vehicle telematics, primarily because of the insights it gives an organization about people’s actions (or lack thereof). However, more and more it is being recognized as an essential fleet management tool. How can companies implement employee GPS tracking without stressing their labour relationships?

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Geotab Hurricane Assistance for Fleets

The devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has affected fleets across the Gulf Coast, Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean and will continue to do so for a long time. As the recovery gets underway, a unified effort is needed to support these businesses in rebuilding. Geotab is committed to assisting our fleets during the Hurricane

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5 Tools for Optimal First Responder Fleet Vehicle Tracking

Many fleets are concerned with responding quickly, but for police, first responders, and emergency medical services (EMS), it affects lives. In addition to day-to-day challenges, many factors such as growing cities, increasing number of calls, or understaffing put extra pressure on fleets when trying to meet targets. In this article, we review some solutions that

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Geotab Named a Great Place to Work and We’re Hiring

Geotab is proud to announce that we have been officially certified as a great workplace after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. Geotab Also Made the List

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Geotab Drive & MyGeotab Updates August / September 2017: ELD Updates for Drivers and Admins

In this month’s edition — Must-read summary of August and September Geotab Drive and MyGeotab updates for Authorized Resellers and Geotab Users. Resellers: Review this point for important changes affecting your customers and note any recommendation actions. If you have suggestions for improvement, please leave a comment below. Geotab Users: To verify your version: go

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Geotab Data Shows Massive Increase in Fleet Activity as Florida Prepares for Hurricane Irma

The devastation left by Hurricane Harvey has truly spurred the state of Florida into action. While Harvey departs, Hurricane Irma, already dubbed the most powerful Hurricane in the Atlantic, has left a trail of damage in the Caribbean and poses one of the most severe meteorological threats to Florida in its history. To help present

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Run on Less: All-Star Team of Truck Drivers Show How Technology and Driving Can Impact Fuel Efficiency

The roadshow has begun! A fleet of Class 8 trucks are off and running for the Run on Less cross-country roadshow to raise awareness about fuel efficiency best practices in long-haul trucking. There are exciting innovations happening in the trucking industry and particularly in the area of fuel economy. New engine and drivetrain technology, low

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Geoweb Summit #18

October 19, 2017

Jam Factory | Toronto

3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1

Geomarketing app development

Lisa Denis is the founder of Emoggo, leveraging proximity data and geofencing technology.

Jeff Musson is President & CEO of Dynamite Network, a website and mobile app development shop.

Mark Arteaga is the founder & President of RedBit Development.

4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

3D mapping

Ernest Yap is the co-founder and CEO of Shapetrace, a company that develops augmented reality software to help construction and industrial workers prevent errors.

Daniel Matzeg is cofounder of Enaeria, providing aerial photography, videography, surveying and mapping services.

Slava Gravets is the founder and CEO of SkySnap, a Toronto based aerial photo, video and surveying company.

5.40 - 6.10 pm - Break

Drinks + networking

6.10 - 6.30 pm - Keynote

TELoIP - SD-WAN for IoT

Kevin Suitor is Chief Marketing Officer at TELoIP, the creator of powerful software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for the most challenging locations requiring high availability and business-critical application traffic.

6.30 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3

Geodata for enterprise

Mike Branch is the Vice President of Business Intelligence at Geotab.

Todd Lewis is President and CEO of Spatial DNA, a Toronto-based technology company specializing in systems engineering and integration of spatial or location-based information with enterprise platforms.

James Rodmell is CTO/Partner of Lemon Mobile, a global B2B company offering white-label software for location-based marketing to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

TBA

7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Blockchain for IoT

Craig Stark is Executive Director of IoT Foundry, an internet of things business innovation lab.

TBA

Hosted by

Peter Verkooijen, journalist, exiled New Yorker and founder of the Geoweb Forum project.

What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Skyhook
Lokadot
Canaan Partners
Objectgraph
Accel Partners
Cloudline
Socialight
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
Lokadot
Rosetta
Vrinda
LTU technologies
CityPockets
TangentVector
Chart Venture Partners
LavaMap
HopStop
Maponics
Imano
Lumatic
Romer + Associates
PlaceIQ
AdMonsters
GeoIQ
Galigeo Inc
Sonar
ff Venture Partners
BiteHunter
K2 Labs
Geostellar
Vizzuality
Betaworks
Broadcastr
SonicNotify
Nokia
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Esri
R/GA
LocalResponse
Foxfire Investments
OgilvyOne
RGHTCRWD
Founder Institute
LocaModa
Megamorphosis Design
GroupArgent
Xtify
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
NYC DoITT
Humble.tv
SPM IBI
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
Densebrain
Circus
StoreFinders
Phone.com
CBS Local
Chart Venture
WellApps
Sense Networks
Soversa
Goodzer
WebMD
360i
Affect Strategies
New York Times
@radical.media
American Express
Sailthru
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Goby
Magnet Media
The Knot
Apple
Metamorphic Ventures
Crowdbeacon
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
8Coupons
Hotlist
Socialight
Placecast
SCVNGR
Deep Focus
MobileBehavior
Baristanet
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
NearVerse
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Hyperpublic
Business Insider
SimpleGeo
Outcast
IBM
Starcom Mediavest Group
Retailigence
Locality Media
JiWire
Taap.it
Ogmento
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
PSFK
ADstruc
Square 1 Bank
Telcordia
YellowBrck

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