POWERFLEET’S 2ND ANNUAL CUSTOMER CONFERENCE

May 14-15, 2024 | The Gwen, Chicago IL

POWERFLEET’S 2ND ANNUAL CUSTOMER CONFERENCE

May 14-15, 2024 | The Gwen, Chicago IL

HEARTBEAT 2024
SPEAKERS

Check back soon as we announce additional speakers!

Steve Towe

Steve Towe

Chief Executive Officer at Powerfleet

With a proven track record of scaling high value, global technology organizations, Towe joins Powerfleet from Aptos, the global leader of unified commerce solutions in the retail enterprise SaaS market, where he successfully served as President and Chief Operating Officer for the past five years.

In prior positions with both publicly traded and private equity backed companies, Towe has gained more than 16 years of strategic leadership experience on the global SaaS IoT stage. Most notably, he served as Chief Commercial Officer of Masternaut, a global telematics provider, where he was instrumental in delivering robust revenue growth and profit expansion during his tenure from 2011 to 2016.

Previously, Towe achieved significant international organic growth alongside market consolidation as Managing Director of the highly acquisitive telemetry data business Cybit. He also held senior executive level positions for the high velocity, fleet management subsidiary of the Trafficmaster Group, Fleetstar Information Systems.

Matt Mayberry

Matt Mayberry

Keynote Speaker

Matt Mayberry is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, acclaimed keynote speaker, and renowned thought leader who helps organizations foster winning cultures, improve leadership performance, and build teams that drive superior performance.

With his captivating insights and transformative touch, Matt has become one of the world’s foremost experts in his field, gracing the pages and screens of major media outlets such as Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fox News, and Business Insider – to name a few.

His recent book, Culture Is the Way: How Leaders at Every Level Build an Organization For Speed, Impact, and Excellence, debuted as a Wall Street Journal bestseller and received the prestigious honor of being named one of the top must-reads for 2023 by Malcolm Gladwell’s Next Big Idea Club.

Matt’s journey began on the football field as a linebacker for the Indiana Hoosiers and Chicago Bears. This environment laid the foundation for his groundbreaking approach to business and reinforced his belief in teamwork, leadership, and peak performance. Since then, he’s brought lessons learned on the gridiron into the boardroom, adapting them to help clients cultivate stronger teams, foster dynamic leadership, and spearhead high-impact cultural transformations.

Catherine Lewis

Catherine Lewis

Chief Customer Officer at Powerfleet

Catherine Lewis joins Powerfleet as Chief Customer Officer, after serving 10 years as the Executive Vice President of Technology and Managing Director of central services at MiX Telematics. During her 20+ years at MiX, Catherine held various roles, and was the executive leader responsible for a number of business functions, including software and hardware engineering, SaaS operations and support, manufacturing & supply chain, marketing, product management, business systems and IT. She has always filled global roles and is passionate about technology and people, having majored in Information Systems at the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining MiX, Catherine worked for Dimension Data and Procter & Gamble.

Jonathan Bates

Jonathan Bates

Chief Product Officer at Powerfleet

Jonathan is Powerfleet’s Chief Product Officer and previously served as MiX’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. Prior to that appointment, Jonathan was Marketing Director in Europe. Jonathan began his career at MiX as a Product Manager in November 2012. Before joining MiX, Jonathan held several managerial positions from September 2005 to October 2012, within the PSA Peugeot Citroen (now Stellantis) Group in the functions of sales, marketing, product management, customer success and project management. Jonathan also holds a Bachelor of Law degree in the UK.

Josh Betz

Josh Betz

General Manager, North America

Betz is a proven sales executive with a passion for building, scaling, and leading global teams. He has more than 20 years of experience helping grow SaaS software and technology companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to $1b+, with multiple successful exits.

Prior to Powerfleet, Betz led global pre-sales, sales operations, and sales enablement at e2open, a global supply chain software company, where he was instrumental in growing the business from $130m to $335m through multiple acquisitions and organic growth. Prior to e2open, Betz helped build a silicon-valley based same-day delivery startup, Deliv, growing from one market to 33 markets/1,500 cities and doubling in revenue year over year.

Betz received a degree in Computer Science from Carroll University.

Dave Schaller

Dave Schaller

Industry Engagement Director at NACFE

Dave Schaller is the Industry Engagement Director for the NACFE. His responsibilities include interfacing with fleets and suppliers, writing reports, conducting workshops, giving presentations and running social media groups. Dave works closely with the drivers, fleets and sponsors for the Run on Less demonstrations. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Purdue University and an MBA from Ball State University.

As a Navistar employee for 27 years, he held positions in production design, research, program management, dealer sales training, marketing, product line management, and strategic product planning. A marketing role allowed Dave to spend many days in truck stops, fleet offices and dealerships in five countries learning about what the industry desired and why. Dave holds five US patents, has written several SAE papers and numerous NACFE publications.

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is a non-profit group working to double the fuel economy of fleets. They research and publish Confidence Reports and Guidance Documents on over 80 technologies available to the industry. Their “Annual Fleet Fuel Study” reports on industry trends over the past decade and points the way to GHG Phase 2 compliance. Visit www.NACFE.org to see the many items available to keep you on top of the changes.

Michael Mikitka

Michael Mikitka

Executive Vice President at Material Handling Industry’s (MHI) Knowledge Center and the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)

Michael is the Executive Vice President of the Material Handling Industry’s (MHI) Knowledge Center and the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He holds responsibility for the comprehensive execution of MHI’s Knowledge Center and WERC’s strategies, stakeholder engagement, influence, as well as strategic planning, budgeting, and evaluation.

Michael and his team are dedicated to ensuring that the MHI Knowledge Center and WERC foster professional excellence, cultivate a skilled workforce, nurture talent, and actively engage with academia and students. These divisions offer the organization’s members education, research, and services aimed at their professional development and enhancing logistics performance within their organizations.

Until August 2020, Michael served as the Chief Executive Officer of WERC, where he played a pivotal role in fulfilling the organization‘s commitment to its members and the industry at large. Michael’s tenure with WERC began in 2000, initially as the Senior Director overseeing the organization’s flagship annual conference and managing WERC’s chapter network. In 2009, Michael was appointed CEO by WERC’s board of directors.

Michael’s career in association management commenced at the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), a trade association representing property and casualty insurance companies. In this capacity, Michael developed learning materials, managed educational programs, and coordinated the association’s annual conference and tradeshow.

Michael holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives. Additionally, he has served as a past board member of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI).

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HEARTBEAT 2024

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