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Welcome to SCON23!


SCON23 – the Sylectus User Conference – is filled with inspiring keynote speakers, educational sessions, and networking time with the best, brightest, and most ambitious industry leaders. Below you’ll find session speakers and descriptions so you can determine the most relevant track sessions to attend. Please note that some sessions do repeat so you don’t miss a thing! You’ll want to bookmark this page.

SCON 2023 Agenda

Agenda is subject to change

SCON23: Sylectus User Conference

Wednesday, September 20th

12:00pm - 6:00pmRegistration Open on the 3rd Floor Conference Center
6:00pm - 9:00pmSCON23 Welcome Reception
30th Floor at Embassy Suites – SCON badge required (register on 3rd floor) Food, drinks and games – get to know attendees before we kick off!
7:00-8:00amBreakfast & Registration in Expo Hall
Sponsored by: Load One LLC
8:00-8:30amWelcome to SCON23
Presented by: Aubrey Dahl, Solera
8:30-9:30am

Harnessing Ambition and Drive to Fuel You and Your Team – A Fireside Chat with NASCAR Hall of Famer, Jeff Gordon

Moderated by: Tony Graham, Solera

9:30-10:00amMorning Break in Expo Hall
Sponsored by: Fast Exact
10:00-11:00am

Customer Panel: How to Accelerate Your Business and Overcome Roadblocks

Presented by: John Elliott, Load One; Scott Hutchinson, Grand Aire; Tajratan Deol, Deol Road Carrier
Moderated by: Debby Villarreal, Solera
11:00-11:15amBreak
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
11:15-12:00pm

Track 1: Revolutionizing the Route: A Look Into Sylectus Load Board Best Practices


An interactive session focused on Sylectus Load Board best practices, navigation insights, and time management tips. This session will be presented twice so you can plan accordingly.
Presented by: Matt Benvenuti, Solera

Track 2: The Road to ROI: Optimizing Your Sylectus TMS Investment


Sylectus TMS provides seamless quote-to-cash, confident driver dispatching and scheduling, freight tracking and reporting – all with no extra staff (or stuff) needed. Join us if you’re looking to get started, or uplevel your Sylectus TMS game. This session will be presented twice so you can plan accordingly.

Presented by: Tyler Harvey, Solera

Track 3: Steering Through the Financial Landscape: Things to Consider When Selecting a Factoring Company

OTR Solutions is dedicated to helping owner-operators and small fleets feel confident navigating a fluctuating freight market. Join us for an enlightening session on cash flow management including a deep dive into the industry’s market swings, how to leverage a factoring company for success, and utilizing OTR Solutions tools to improve the health of your business.
Presented by: Grace Maher, COO, OTR Solutions
12:00-1:00pmLunch on the 4th Floor
1:00-1:45pm

Track 1: Optimizing Asset & Driver Operations with Intelligent Trailer Management

Trailer management is a complex and challenging task, but it's essential for improving efficiency and profitability. Spireon FleetLocate Trailer Solution is a comprehensive trailer tracking and management solution that can help you improve trailer readiness, utilization, and ROI.
Presented by: Terence Lei, Solera | Spireon

Track 2: Revolutionizing the Route: A Look Into Sylectus Load Board Best Practices

An interactive session focused on Sylectus Load Board best practices, navigation insights, and time management tips. This session will be presented twice so you can plan accordingly.
Presented by: Matt Benvenuti, Solera

Track 3: Rev Up Your Recruiting Strategy: Driver Hiring & Retetion Tactics for a Modern Workforce

Even through a tough lull in the freight market, motor carriers and private fleets alike still contend with labor market constraints and competition for professional drivers. What can fleets do? Join us for an overview of the factors impacting driver pay and a long list of strategies you can leverage to attract drivers and keep them long term.
Presented by: James Jaillet, VP Marketing, The National Transportation Institute
1:45-2:00pmBreak
2:00-2:45pm

Track 1: Improving Fleet Efficiency and Driver Safety with FleetLocate

Improve fleet efficiency and driver safety with real-time tracking, analytics, driver coaching, maintenance alerts, and ELD compliance across a mixed fleet of assets. Join us to learn more about the Spireon FleetLocate fleet solution.
Presented by: Terence Lei, Solera | Spireon

Track 2: The Road to ROI: Optimizing Your Sylectus TMS Investment

Sylectus TMS provides seamless quote-to-cash, confident driver dispatching and scheduling, freight tracking and reporting – all with no extra staff (or stuff) needed. Join us if you’re looking to get started, or uplevel your Sylectus TMS game. This session will be presented twice so you can plan accordingly.
Presented by: Tyler Harvey, Solera

Track 3: 3PL Integration and the Benefits of the Sylectus Alliance for TMS customers

Learn about the benefits of integration between Sylectus TMS and 3PL platforms. A natural passion to drive change and add value to their partner carrier base, is what brings Sharon of Ascent and Brad of UTS to SCON23. They will show you how important it is to integrate so you can improve your processes and grow your business.
Presented by: Brad Backhus, Director of Operations, UTS and Sharon Harding, Director of Provider Development, Ascent
2:45-3:15pmAfternoon Break in Expo Hall
3:15-4:45pm

Interactive, All-hands Networking Session

1:1 sessions with colleagues to connect and network. This is a fun, speed dating format. BRING business cards to share

4:45-5:00pmBreak
5:00-6:00pm

Sylectus Awards Ceremony: Celebrating the Best of the Best

Sponsored by: Deol Road Carrier ltd.
6:00-6:30pmBreak, refresh and walk over to FGL House
6:30-9:30pmOff-site Party at FGL House
Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing with Live Music Overlooking Broadway!
Sponsored by: OTR Solutions
8:00-9:00amBreakfast in the Expo Hall
9:00-9:45am

Track 1: The Real Risks Behind Incomplete Driver Metrics and License Monitoring

Identification of risky and unsafe driver behavior is the first step in developing and maintaining a safe environment. In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into driver performance as it relates to their level of risk. Continuous License Monitoring, CSA Monitoring, driver behavior analytics and driver training are just a few of the SuperVision solutions instrumental in assisting fleets identify risky drivers
Presented by: Adam Danielson, Solera | SuperVision

Track 2: Insurance Insights Unlocked: Navigating the Route from Risk to Resilience

Sub-par combined ratios resulting from increased claims costs, regulatory compliance mandates and a well-organized plaintiff bar are putting immense pressure on insurance profitability. Understanding the current state is the first step to developing important risk mitigation strategies with key partners to improve your risk profile and insurability.
Presented by: Harry Storck, VP Safety Services, Protective Insurance
9:45-10:15amMorning Break in the Expo Hall
Sponsored by: Dayco Express & Logistics
10:15-11:15am

Government Regulations: What Should They Take On & What Should They Stay Away From

Join us back in the ballroom for an update on recent congressional actions and regulatory rulemakings that affect the operations of motor carriers throughout the country. The session will focus on issues such as truck parking, speed limiters and younger drivers as well as, safety improvement technology such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and autonomous vehicles while providing an understanding of the hurdles that the trucking industry traverses to improve safety performance.
Presented by: David Heller, Sr. VP Safety and Government Affairs, TCA
11:15-11:30amBreak
11:30-12:30pm

The Road Ahead: Sylectus Latest Enhancements and Roadmap

In this last, but certainly not least session, we will share the roadmap and future plans for product growth and enhancement. We will also provide a discussion forum for customers to share their pain points and desires, as well as a Q&A session. Join us to learn more about how we plan to enhance and expand our product offerings to better serve your needs.
Presented by: Jess Pancich, Solera
12:30-12:45pmConference Wrap Up and To-Go Lunch
Make sure you stick around until the end of SCON23 and see if you are our grand prize winner!

SCON23 will kick off with a Welcome Reception on the evening of September 20th. We will conclude the conference at 1pm on Friday, September 22nd. Please plan your travel and accommodations accordingly, so you don’t miss a second of this event!

We want to ensure you leave SCON23 Friday afternoon excited for our partnership, fully informed of Solera and partner solutions, and ready to drive business forward, together.

SCON23 is generously brought to you by our sponsors: