At Rubicon, we have always described Next Summit as a forum for growth and collaboration, and as an opportunity to explore the potential of the next phase of your fleet operations. It is also a venue for Rubicon to share what is coming next for our organization.
Rubicon’s software-based waste, recycling, and fleet operations products operate on the cusp of innovation, bringing cutting-edge technology to solid waste operations across the country and creating more sustainable, efficient urban futures. We wanted to build on the success of Next Summit 2023, giving attendees a refresher and offering those who could not join in person a taste of this year’s program and a preview of what they can expect at Next Summit 2024.
With this in mind, we invite you to attend Next Summit Digital, a four-part series of monthly webinars taking place between now and the end of the year. Each session will provide in-depth conversations with top minds in fleet management and technology, exploring the future of fleet operations and solid waste management.
Read on for a description of each webinar, as well as links to sign up. Alternatively, click here to sign up for all the sessions at once.
Digital Transformation in Waste and Recycling
The first webinar in the Next Summit Digital series will dive into how to make the transition from analog to integrated digital operations in waste and recycling. As cities and private haulers look for efficient and cost-effective solutions, this change in approach offers numerous advantages. From optimizing routes to enhancing customer experiences and promoting sustainability, digital integration is reshaping waste and recycling management.
Taking place on September 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and moderated by Hurst Renner, Sr. Director of Public Policy and Smart City Partnerships at Rubicon, panelists will include J.J. Tips, Operations Manager, Solid Waste and Recycling Department for the City of Denton, Texas; and Shaaron Grayson, Assistant Public Works Director for Solid Waste for the City of Coral Gables, Florida.
Join us to uncover how technology can streamline your operations and pave the way for a greener future. You can register for this webinar here.
How to Make Money in Solid Waste
The second Next Summit Digital webinar will look at how to unlock the financial potential in solid waste management for cities and private haulers. The session will explore cost-saving strategies and revenue-generating opportunities, from optimizing routing to making the most of commodity benefits. Whether you’re involved in solid waste management for a city or in the private hauling business, learn how to transform your waste streams into revenue all while advancing your sustainability goals.
Taking place on October 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and moderated by Conor Riffle, Sr. Vice President of Smart Cities at Rubicon, panelists will include Scott Givaudan, Solid Waste Management Supervisor for the City of Glendale, Arizona.
Join us for a comprehensive look at how to make your waste management efforts not just environmentally friendly, but also financially rewarding. You can register for this webinar here.
Improving Customer Service and Satisfaction
Customer engagement remains a cornerstone of operational success, and the third webinar in our series will feature a discussion on how to improve customer service and satisfaction both in government and from the point of view of private haulers. This session will explore actionable strategies to enhance customer interactions, streamline communication, and foster long-term loyalty.
Taking place on November 15, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and moderated by Fred Hannon, Vice President of Smart City Customer Success at Rubicon, panelists will include Michael Shaw, Director of Public Works for the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and Brenda Haney, Director of Solid Waste for the City of Lubbock, Texas.
Join us to gain insights into creating a customer-centric approach that drives both satisfaction and revenue in solid waste and recycling operations. You can register for this webinar here.
Implementation Essentials: Ensuring Your Technology Investment Delivers ROI
The final webinar in the Next Summit Digital series will guide you through how to realize an ROI from smart city technology. From establishing clear performance plans and defining key performance indicators, to considering strategic tech integrations and emphasizing employee education, this session promises actionable insights.
Taking place on December 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and moderated by Dave Battaglia, Director of Smart City Customer Success at Rubicon, panelists will include Harry Hayes, former Chief Operating Officer and Director of Solid Waste for the City of Houston, Texas; Helvia Quinones, Deputy Director of South Operations, Solid Waste Management Department for the City of Houston, Texas; and Robin Barham, Director of Solid Waste Services for the City of Concord, North Carolina.
Join us to equip your team with the tools and knowledge to ensure that every technology investment is not only well-implemented, but also drives tangible, measurable financial and operational benefits. You can register for this webinar here.