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DAVID HENDERSON IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF DRVR – A SOFTWARE THAT MONITORS KEY ANALYTICAL DATA FOR FLEET SUCH AS FUEL USAGE, TEMPERATURE, ROUTE TRACKING, AND DRIVER BEHAVIOUR METRICS.
Human Asia had the opportunity to conduct this exclusive interview with David.
TELL US HOW IT ALL STARTED FOR DRVR. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO GO INTO TELEMATICS?
David: Five years ago I was General Manager of Telematics at Intelematics Australia (IA) – the leading provider in Australia for the auto OEM. We had the then mayor of Jakarta Mr. Jokowi visit our office and beg us to set up in Indonesia. Every week I had calls from businesses and even governments across Asia requesting the same sort of thing. Clearly there was huge demand.
Several times I took opportunities to the IA board but they were not interested – too risky! I had introduced a hungry startup mentality to IA, and myself and some colleagues decided we can do this ourselves. We left and formed DRVR to solve the big problems.
The Directors of Kollakorn Corporation Limited (ASX: KKL) are pleased to announce that Kollakorn has signed a teaming agreement with Driver Design Studio Limited (“DRVR”). DRVR is a Hong Kong based company founded by three entrepreneurial Australian business men, which operates out of Thailand, Myanmar, Hong Kong and Australia.
DRVR provides a software platform that uses data, centred on transport and operational patterns, to help businesses improve the cost and efficiency of their transport fleets, deliver better customer service and gather critical data to help them grow.
While DRVR operates in the same business segment as Kollakorn, it uses different technology and offers a different, but very complementary product.
Like Kollakorn, DRVR’s focus is on the ASEAN Region and DRVR operates principally out of Thailand. DRVR is initially focusing its business in Thailand and Myanmar but eventually will expand its focus to all of the ASEAN Region
Stora Enso has chosen six startups to join its Accelerator Programme, a joint startup initiative organised by Stora Enso, Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) and Vertical Accelerator.
The Accelerator Programme combines an executive education programme with a startup accelerator, in collaboration with dedicated partners from Vertical and Aalto ENT. The programme invited startups from all over the world to pitch their business idea, especially within the areas of smart factories, supply chain track and trace, and customer experience – or any other compelling idea with a clear connection to the renewable materials industry.
The winning teams were selected from a pool of over 120 applicants following an intensive application round, including final pitching to the Stora Enso Group Leadership Team. The proposals ranged from big data and analytics to IoT, supply chain optimization, safety and many other ideas that could potentially support the transformation of Stora Enso’s business. The startups invited to join the Accelerator Programme are : - Sulapac (sulapac.com)
- Top Data Science (topdatascience.com)
- Collective Crunch (collectivecrunch.com)
- Trä Kronor (trakronor.com)
- LOOP by Circology (loop-hub.co.uk)
- Drvr (drvr.co)
Thailand-based DRVR has joined forces with Internet of Things connectivity provider M2M Intelligence to connect fleets of vehicles globally. The fleet analytics business will work with M2M Intelligence to tackle cross-border telecoms and increase operational efficiency as the business continues to expand across south east Asia.
DRVR’s platform allows businesses to monitor their fleet in real-time to gather valuable insights in areas such as vehicle performance and driver behaviour.
M2M Intelligence will provide an end-to-end IoT connectivity solution. Enabling full visibility over the SIM estate provided via the INSIGHT management platform will help DRVR control its growing number of connected ‘things.’ This level of transparency reduces risk by ensuring all IoT devices are functioning as anticipated. The platform also lowers costs by allowing DRVR to closely align payment to actual usage.
David Henderson, co-founder and CEO of DRVR, said: ‘‘As the telematics market in Asia continues to grow, we needed an international partner that could provide reliable connectivity to support our growth. This is essential to ensure we can keep up with the pace of innovation.
“M2M’s Intelligence portal INSIGHT is completely unique – there’s nothing on the market like it. Without it, we run the risk of losing vast amounts of time manually managing spreadsheets, and the majority of this work was guesswork. With it, we have complete visibility of our data consumption combined with reliable connections and great coverage. It’s a win-win.’’
Paul Bandell, co-founder and director at M2M Intelligence said: " Our global multi-network solution is continuing to help take clients into new territories, helping create some really exciting new business opportunities. We’re delighted to be working with DRVR and look forward to seeing how our solution helps them grow in new markets.”
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About M2M Intelligence
M2M Intelligence are the pioneers of next generation IoT connectivity. By simplifying the connectivity architecture, M2M Intelligence is providing organisations with precise visibility and control over large SIM estates – without compromising scalability, security or resilience.
This next generation approach is maximising network coverage and connection resilience through the use of multi-network SIMs across more than 200 countries worldwide. A simplified flat tariff policy has also solved a key global roll-out headache by providing organisations with highly predictable roaming costs.
Established by a highly experienced team of telecommunication professionals in communications network design & engineering, M2M Intelligence’s technical and operational support is unsurpassed in the international market.
South East Asia's leading IoT and vehicle Telematics solution provider. We connect the fleets of Asia and provide deep insights into their operations allowing companies to save money and improve efficiency.
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In what has been a strong start to 2016 Bangkok, Thailand based DRVR is announcing its partnership with Yangon, Myanmar based mobile payment startup Red Dot, which is a leader in their field. Red Dot is Myanmar’s leading electronic payment company and is revolutionizing payments and loyalty programs in across the region.
South East Asia's leading IoT and fleet analysis solution provider. We connect the fleets of Asia and provide deep insights into their operations allowing companies to save money and improve efficiency. To learn more about DRVR please visit www.drvr.co
About Red Dot:
Red Dot was founded in May 2014 and first launched operations in Myanmar in January 2015. Red Dot is the leading Electronic Mobile Top-Up service in Myanmar, also providing bill payment, customer loyalty and customer management services, which have been specifically tailored to the local market.
Since launch the Myanmar based company has grown at an extraordinary rate to a network of 10,000 retailers, adding bill payment, e-commerce and world first innovative solutions. Red Dot has a unique mix of executive experience, technical know how and a 300 strong team of talented employees to deliver a world leading system tailored to the unique requirements of Myanmar.