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

10 Ways to Cut Your Fuel Costs

When it comes to fuel spending, there are several things that can be done to help cut your fuel costs and save money. The main two areas that it comes down to is either improving the fuel economy of already existing vehicles or acquiring new vehicles with better mpg. While upgrading a whole fleet isn’t

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Gearing Up for GDPR Compliance

It is estimated that at least 23 million connected vehicles are on the road today and that by 2020 the number of connected vehicles will grow to 381 million globally. The internet of things (IoT) is changing the way many businesses function, including how vehicle fleets are managed. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

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The 3 Simple Steps to Making a Smart Technology Investment

When considering a technology investment for your business, it’s important to analyze the potential benefits of the project. Two types of benefits should be considered in the decision-making process: tangible and intangible benefits. In this article, we provide some information to help you make the right technology decision. Tangible and Intangible Benefits: Definitions Tangible benefits

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Uber Driver Tracking and Telematics

The ride-sharing service Uber has always focused on riding the cutting edge of technology to stay ahead of its incumbent predecessors and competition. Uber driver tracking GPS on drivers’ phones is proof of the value of measuring driver performance for businesses. See Also: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Mobility Industry How Uber is

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Are AOBRD Devices Still Compliant?

ELD or AOBRD? Are AOBRD devices are still compliant now that the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate has gone into effect? In this article, we outline the basics on AOBRDs. What are AOBRD Devices? An AOBRD, or Automatic On-Board Recording Device, is an electronic device that records a driver’s Hours of Service as laid out

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5 Ways to Winterize Your Vehicle

When looking to improve fleet performance, don’t ignore the impact of winter weather. With icy roads, poor visibility and other risks on the road, the colder weather can take a toll on drivers as well as their vehicles. Here are a few tips to winterize your vehicle and make sure your drivers always reach their

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What Is Telematics?

TELEMATICS is a method of monitoring an asset (car, truck, heavy equipment, or even ship) by using GPS and onboard diagnostics to record movements on a computerized map. Learn the answer to “What is telematics?” and read how it’s used in this blog post. What Is Telematics? Technical Overview Imagine a highly intelligent computer in

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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

Location app development

Wendy Robertson is Partnerships lead at Port, a peer-to-peer, point-to-point regional transit platform.

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

Mark Arteaga is the founder & President of RedBit Development.

Grant Brigden is the founder of Rover Parking, a marketplace for shared parking.

Moderator

Craig Major is Founder of TorontoStarts.

4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

3D mapping

Marcus Doran is VP Product of MappedIn, a leading indoor mapping SaaS platform.

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.

5.40 - 6.00 pm - Break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 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.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Geodata for enterprise

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.

Cahill Puil is founder of Byte Media Group, a digital agency focused on helping eCommerce, blockchain and tech based companies succeed via strategic marketing.

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.

7.00 - 7.10 pm - Keynote

Geotab

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

7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Blockchain for IoT

Michael Gord is the founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain Consulting, a global blockchain consulting and development firm focused on developing next generation applications using blockchains and smart contract technology.

Neeraj Srivastava is founder and CTO at DLT Labs, a technical-innovation company with advanced competency in blockchain technology.

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

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the geoweb community. Ticket sales cover our costs. Geoweb Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.