Mason Heller - Samsara

Mason Heller is an Enterprise Sales Rep who has worked at Samsara for 5 years, 4 of which he has spent selling to Public Sector Enterprise. Mason pioneered the Public Sector team as the first rep within Samsara and deployed some of the largest schools within the Southeast. Samsara’s mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy.


Derek Graham - Edulog

Derek Graham is an industry consultant, having retired from a career in pupil transportation with the state of North Carolina where his service included 21 years as state director. He led the statewide implementation of Edulog route management software in addition to multiple safety initiatives. Derek’s expertise includes routing and funding efficiency, bus specifications, and stop arm violation prevention.

Mathew Palmer

Special Guest

Mathew Palmer - Executive Director of School Planning and Operational Services (Durham Public Schools, NC)

Mathew researches and implements improvements for student assignment, transportation, and other operational areas for the district. Before joining DPS, he was a researcher at the NCSU Institute for Transportation Research and Education, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a doctoral candidate in City and Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill.