September 20 – 22, 2017

Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, Florida

What is Convergence?

Convergence is Optym’s® annual conference at which transportation and logistics leaders like you exchange ideas, learn about each other’s challenges, explore new opportunities, as well as discuss industry trends and upcoming products. The next Convergence conference will be held on September 20 – 22, 2017 at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. The theme of the workshop is Decision Optimization.

The conference agenda will include industry case studies, technical sessions, keynote lectures by renowned speakers, and product demonstrations. Some sessions will be common for everyone, while others will be designed for specific industry segments – airline, railroad, and trucking. There will be ample opportunities for you to network with your peers, share with them and learn from them.

What Attendees Said About Convergence 2016:

Great conference – professional, informative, lavish and fun.

American Airlines

One of the best Industry conferences I have ever attended; lots of great ideas and information sharing.

CSX Transportation

Great conference. Very good sharing of ideas and experiences.

PwC (Pricewaterhousecoopers)

1st class conference – excellent speakers, topics and venue. Group size was just right.

Reddaway Trucking

The conference was a great opportunity to meet leaders across the transportation industry focused on improving the efficiency of the transportation network.

Amazon

Impressive conference! Nicely done!

GE Transportation

Tremendously organized and efficiently conducted.

Holland Freight

Thanks for a great conference! Optym team did a WONDERFUL job making sure all of us felt like we were special. Great speakers and each session was informative. See you next year!

Southwest Airlines

Theme: Decision Optimization

Decision optimization systems are software systems that automate and optimize decision-making. Most of the decisions needed to run transport operations were manual or rule-based. For example, airlines need to decide how to reroute planes, crews and passengers in the event of a snowstorm; railroads need to decide how to move thousands of trains on a complex track network; and trucking companies need to decide how to direct numerous shipments through a hub-and-spoke network.

These companies are looking for software solutions that will make their services more efficient by empowering employees and creating machine decision-making. The solutions will substantially reduce transportation costs, improve service quality and increase profitability of companies. This conference will introduce you to the field of decision optimization, educate you through real-life case studies, provide you a vision of the future, and inspire you to participate in this revolutionary technology.

Tentative Conference Agenda

Day 0

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Check-In

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FONTAINEBLEAU RECEPTION

Drop by the registration desk to pick up your room key and conference badge and get settled in.

Welcome Reception

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

GLIMMER TERRACE

Get to know fellow attendees over cocktails on the oceanfront Glimmer Terrace while enjoying the beautiful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be followed by a buffet dinner and socializing.

Day 1

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Breakfast

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

GLIMMER 5

Enjoy a full, healthy and sumptuous buffet breakfast before Convergence 2017 gets underway.

Welcome to Convergence 2017

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

GLIMMER 1

Join us for an stimulating kick-off to this year’s Convergence! You’ll find out more about Optym’s® history and mission, catch up on our success stories since last year, and see our exciting vision of the future.

Decision Optimization Case Studies

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

GLIMMER 1

Senior executives from several companies will describe through specific case studies on how optimization solved their business problems and created value to their operations.

Refreshments

30 Minutes

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

GLIMMER 3 – AIRLINES

GLIMMER 4 – TRUCKING

GLIMMER 6 – RAILROADS

Find out more about the latest versions of Optym’s® products for each industry, from new features to greater optimization capabilities to enhanced visualizations.

Lunch & Networking

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

GLIMMER 5

Join us for a full buffet lunch. It’s the perfect time to network with new friends and continue conversations from the morning sessions.

Keynote Speakers I, II and III

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

GLIMMER 1

Listen to three keynote lectures of 30 minutes each by industry’s most inspired thinkers as they cover several topics in decision automation and optimization.

Refreshments

30 Minutes

Industry Deep Dive Sessions

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

GLIMMER 3 – AIRLINES

GLIMMER 4 – TRUCKING

GLIMMER 6 – RAILROADS

Learn from each other as executives from several companies discuss the advances, challenges and lessons learned in their respective industries. There will be four presentations of 30 minutes each.

Dinner & Entertainment

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

SCARPETTA RESTAURANT AT THE FONTAINEBLEAU

Wind down from a busy first day in the warm, inviting ambience of Scarpetta. Enjoy drinks, music, conversation and a plated dinner featuring sophisticated Italian cuisine.

Day 2

Friday, September 22, 2017

Breakfast

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

GLIMMER 5

Our second day begins with a full buffet breakfast to get the morning started right.

Optym’s® Roadmap for Decision Optimization

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

GLIMMER 3 – AIRLINES

GLIMMER 4 – TRUCKING

GLIMMER 6 – RAILROADS

Learn about Optym’s® roadmap of decision optimization solutions for different industries and share your ideas about what you would like to see in these solutions. Optym’s® team will appreciate your help is shaping its vision and future roadmap.

Refreshments

30 Minutes

Keynote Speakers IV and V

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

GLIMMER 1

Listen to two keynote lectures of 45 minutes each on leadership and future of business by world renowned thought leaders.

Lunch & Closing Remarks

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

GLIMMER 5

Join us for lunch and share some final thoughts as we celebrate the conclusion of a successful Convergence 2017!

Convergence 2017 ends. The following post-conference events are optional and require additional advance registration.

Networking Event

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Interact and bond with your fellow attendees in fun networking events.

Sunset Cruise, Dinner and Cocktails

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

FONTAINEBLEAU MARINA

Not ready to go home yet? Neither are we! Let’s enjoy drinks and a relaxing dinner on the luxury cruise as the sun sets over the Atlantic. Solidify friendships while enjoying beautiful sceneries as you cruise through Miami waters.

Venue

Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach, Florida. The 22-acre oceanfront Miami Beach hotel features signature restaurants by award-winning chefs; two chic nightlife venues; a two-story spa, a virtually endless poolscape, miles of pristine beach and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities. Even before it opened in 1954, Fontainebleau had a rich history shaped by the rapid expansion of the Miami area and its popularity with celebrities.

www.fontainebleau.com

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Please note this registration is available only for those who have received an invitation to attend Convergence 2017.

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