Rubicon's Next Summit is a forum for growth and collaboration, and an opportunity to explore the potential of the next generation of fleet operations.
With Next Summit Digital, a four-part series of webinars hosted by different leaders from private and municipal fleets across the country, Rubicon brought its annual technology summit to the masses.
With just one session left in the Next Summit Digital series (more information on this below), let’s look back on the first three sessions, all of which are available to stream on demand on Rubicon’s YouTube channel.
Digital transformation in waste and recycling
The first webinar in the Next Summit Digital series examined 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.
Hurst Renner, Sr. Director of Public Policy and Smart City Partnerships at Rubicon was joined for this session by 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. You can replay this session here.
How to make money in solid waste
The second Next Summit Digital webinar looked at how to unlock financial potential in solid waste management for cities and private haulers. The session explored cost-saving strategies and revenue-generating opportunities, from optimizing routing to making the most of commodity benefits, and participants learned how to transform their waste streams into revenue all while advancing their sustainability goals.
Hurst Renner was joined for this session by Chris Witherspoon, Senior Director of Commodity Sales at Rubicon; Scott Givaudan, Solid Waste Management Supervisor for the City of Glendale, Arizona; and Randy Weldon, Chief Operating Officer at Honey Creek Disposal. You can replay this session here.
Improving customer service and satisfaction
Customer engagement remains a cornerstone of operational success, and the third Next Summit Digital webinar featured a discussion on how to improve customer service and satisfaction both in government and from the point of view of private haulers. This session explored actionable strategies to enhance customer interactions, streamline communication, and foster long-term loyalty.
Fred Hannon, Vice President of Smart City Customer Success at Rubicon was joined for this session by 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. You can replay this session here.
Implementation essentials: Ensuring that your tech investment delivers ROI
The final webinar in the Next Summit Digital series will guide you through how to realize ROI from fleet 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 January 24, 2024 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.
Next Summit 2024
Rubicon is already deep into the planning stages of Next Summit 2024.
Billed as the premier technology summit for leaders and innovators in solid waste, fleet operations, and sustainability, registration is now open for Next Summit 2024, and you can take advantage of super early bird rates!
Taking place on June 11-13, 2024, Next Summit is a one-of-a-kind experience for waste, recycling, and sustainability experts at all levels. The 2023 Summit was packed with incredible speakers, workshops, activities, and more. Watch a highlight reel for a recap of last year’s event, and preview of what is to come next June, and register now to get our super early bird rate for a limited time!