Telogis Taps Magic Johnson for its Annual Latitude Conference
Johnson headlines Latitude’s list of guest speakers that also includes industry thought leaders using connected commercial vehicle intelligence to lead and differentiate
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Oct. 20, 2014 – Next week Telogis will host its annual Latitude business conference with basketball-legend-turned-entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the spotlight speaker and special guest. The event runs Oct. 27-29, 2014 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.
Telogis Latitude will provide the best practices and the latest innovations for companies that are transforming their businesses through the latest innovations in the management of a mobile workforce and connected vehicle technologies.
From iconic athlete to the most powerful African-American businessman in America, Magic Johnson’s story is a transformational one. Johnson played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 seasons after he was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. Johnson’s career achievements include three NBA MVP awards, nine NBA finals appearances and 12 all-star games. Since his retirement from the NBA in 1996, Johnson followed an entrepreneurial path. His company, Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE) fosters community and economic empowerment by making high-quality entertainment, products and services that meet the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities.
Magic Johnson’s presentation on Driving Change Through Leadership, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 12:15 PM.
Latitude will offer conference guests the opportunity to network with more than 400 industry executives and attend panels and breakout sessions moderated by industry icons and luminaries from some of the world’s most recognizable brands including: AT&T, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, CVS Pharmacy, the Los Angeles Police Department, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., PECO, Rain for Rent, Volvo Trucks, Door to Door Organics, Hino Motors USA, Oldcastle Materials Group, Michels Corporation, Norfolk Southern, Advanced American Construction, Terex and many more.
CVS will be hosting a session on new technologies that are driving final-mile cost savings, Door to Door Organics will explore how companies are using scheduling technology to increase the speed of fulfillment and PECO will lead a discussion on linking strategic corporate key performance indicators (KPIs) with connected vehicle solutions.
“Each year Latitude evolves to keep customers on the leading edge of innovations that will transform their businesses while giving them opportunities to share best practices with industry peers who are using technology to lead and differentiate,” said Susan Heystee, executive vice president, worldwide sales at Telogis. “Latitude’s line up of speakers, keynotes, panels and breakout sessions are designed to help each one of the conference’s attendees be the catalyst for disruption and transformation in their own organizations.”
Guests of Latitude will also hear from Telogis’ executive team including CEO David Cozzens, co-founders Newth Morris and Jason Koch and Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Susan Heystee on current industry trends, how Telogis’ customers are leveraging the Telogis platform in new ways, technology and product advancements, and much more.
Telogis Latitude’s distinguished group of platinum sponsors includes: AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Hino Trucks USA, Volvo Trucks North America and General Motors. Latitude gold sponsors are ARI, KORE Telematics, HERE, Novatel Wireless, Xirgo Technologies, Sprint, Element and Panasonic. Latitude’s silver sponsors are Global Weather, Freightliner and Manitowoc.
For complete information on Telogis Latitude 2014, including registration and accommodations at the world-class St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, please visit http://latitude.telogis.com.
Telogis, Inc., the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas; Toronto; and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis, visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).