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INTERSECT Conferences a Big Success

This year, RouteSmart hosted two INTERSECT conferences in Annapolis, Maryland. The company decided a new format was in order and the verdict is: SUCCESS! This year, each conference had an industry focus, and was concentrated into a one-day meeting format with an arrival mixer the night before. Two days of post-conference training followed. Stay tuned for more from RouteSmart in 2017 and look for the next INTERSECT events in early 2018!

On September 12, RouteSmart welcomed professionals from the Utilities sector to the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Twenty-five people were in attendance for the day’s sessions, which included client presentations from Doug Deal and Jerry Kauffmann from NiSource, and Virginia Balbo of SoCal Gas. Bill DeMarco of HERE, a trusted RouteSmart partner, presented important information about how map data is updated in our fast-changing world. Also presenting were John Sniezek and Larry Levy of RouteSmart Technologies. Dr. Sniezek and Dr. Levy gave attendees a detailed product roadmap of RouteSmart products, services, and features.

In October, the focus turned to Public Works. More than 30 people visited Annapolis for a very enlightening conference. Monday evening, the lively discussions at dinner allowed the group to mix, mingle, and make friends. By Tuesday morning, all were ready to learn more from each other. The day started with a presentation by Aijaz Patel of Recology. The title, “Organizing Chaos: Routing San Francisco Complexities” focused on their rerouting efforts in organic waste in the city.

Mary Ferguson of the City of Cincinnati Public Services discussed the successful effort to remake their street sweeping routes by using RouteSmart Street Service Routing features. In the afternoon, Dr. Leonard Huggins from the City of Charlotte, NC Waste Services presented “Operating with Labor Shortages” and Brendan Ford of Fairfax County gave a brief presentation on the benefits of RouteSmart over routing with pencil and paper! And again, Bill DeMarco from HERE was on-site to overview the latest developments in map data.

RouteSmart introduced Roll-Off Route Optimization during the product roadmap to the very enthusiastic audience. With this addition, RouteSmart has a complete route optimization suite of tools for the public works industry.