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Telematics, GIS, AI, truck platooning and more at OptiLog

May 20, 2021  By  Ellen Cools

Faced with environmental and demographic challenges that are here to stay, logging contractors must innovate and adapt to survive. So, what does the future hold for the logging industry? Find out at CFI’s FREE OptiLog virtual event, happening June 15 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST!

Speakers will share new technologies and processes that can help increase logging contractors’ productivity by reducing downtime, increasing efficiencies, reducing the time it takes to make cutting decisions and more.

Agenda now live

The full agenda is now set. Here’s a brief overview:

Knowledge is money: Irfan Zardadkhan, product manager, telematics at Tigercat, will kick off the event with a look at the latest developments for Tigercat’s telematics systems, RemoteLog and LogOn, including how logging contractors can manage their fleet, optimize their performance and reduce downtime.


Forestry evolution: Jim O’Halloran, product marketing manager for John Deere, will present on the opportunity Precision Forestry offers to the industry and share details about the impact of the John Deere Intelligent Boom Control technology on contractors’ operations.

Connected forest: Alexander Ryerson from Lim Geomatics, Mike Morgan and Nicholas Genier from Tolko will speak about the impact of a turnkey GIS solution, Op Tracker, which brings geospatial data and imagery into the cabs of operations equipment and provides tracking and performance analytics to managers in the office.

Resource roads: Joseph Putney, director of commercial systems at Robotic Research, which recently announced a partnership with FPInnovations to develop resource road truck platooning technology, will discuss advances in this area and he potential impact on the timber industry.

Data-driven stewardship: Karim Koreitem, co-founder and CEO of Scaffold AI, will conclude the event with a look at how AI can help loggers make quicker cutting decisions and reduce training time.

There will also be on-demand sessions available focused on the future of forestry training with simulations, from Julien Richer-Lanciault at CM Labs and Mario Leduc at Mont-Laurier Vocational School.

Check out the full agenda here, and register for FREE! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the future of harvesting technologies and processes.

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