SOURCE: XRS Corporation formerly Xata Corporation

XRS Corporation formerly Xata Corporation

November 05, 2013 09:00 ET

XRS CEO Jay Coughlan Will Be Keynote Speaker at MobCon 2013

Speech Will Highlight Four Pervasive Trends in Mobile Technology Adoption; Converging Forces That Are Changing the Way Business Is Done

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - November 05, 2013) - XRS Corporation, (NASDAQ: XRSC) the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, announces that CEO and Chairman Jay Coughlan will deliver a keynote speech at MobCon 2013, a premier mobile conference for executives, information technology and mobile strategy business professionals. Coughlan is one of four keynote speakers, and joins executives from Google, Appian and Cooliris.

Coughlan's speech, titled "Four Converging Forces that are Transforming the Way Business Gets Done," will examine how pervasive trends in mobile technology adoption and use have helped decision-makers address three major burdens impacting everyday trucking operations: regulatory compliance, safety and efficiency, and driver recruitment/retention. He will also share how embracing the convergence trend may ease common technology and connectivity challenges for other companies.

Since debuting the speech at the 2013 XRS User Experience (XUE) in August 2013, Coughlan has been a prominent industry voice on the subject of mobile convergence. A keynote address at an industry-agnostic conference like MobCon 2013 is a strong indication that XRS' move to an all-mobile platform resonates with a broad audience of business professionals. 

"Just as digital downloading transformed the entertainment industry and wireless networks transformed the telecommunications industry, mobile technology has the power to improve the transportation industry for years to come," Coughlan said. "We are only beginning to realize the potential of convergence to improve the bottom line for all types of industries."

Beginning last year, XRS was among the first companies to recognize how four prominent technology trends -- mobile connectivity, cloud computing, social media and big data -- had the power to transform and improve the trucking industry as technology-driven regulatory changes for fleets and drivers began to take shape at the federal level. The result was a completely refocused business, product and market strategy designed to serve a growing appetite among customers and drivers for mobile enterprise applications that deliver significant competitive advantages.

More than 500 executives will participate in MobCon, engaging in thought provoking conversation on developing and implementing mobility strategy, technology, and marketing tactics that engage customers and create competitive advantage. MobCon will highlight the complex intersection of innovative mobile technology, enterprise integration, consumer engagement and its impact on ROI.

MobCon 2013 runs Nov. 7-8, 2013 at the Hilton Minneapolis. To learn more or register, visit Registrants can use promo code "xrs13" for a 20 percent discount off the registration price.

About XRS Corporation

XRS Corporation, the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, delivers software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. Data-driven intelligence for compliance and performance is the new competitive edge for trucking operations, and XRS is leading the trucking industry's migration to mobile devices by offering products with no upfront hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds. XRS has sales and distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers supporting the U.S. and Canadian trucking industries. Through our mobile products, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and analyze data to help lower costs, increase safety, attain compliance with governmental regulations, and improve customer satisfaction -- all through their mobile devices. For more information, visit or call 1-800-745-9282.

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