Technology Elite Awards 2019

US BUSINESS NEWS / 2019 Technology Elite Awards 25 , Rubicon Global: Best Sustainable Business SaaS Providers 2019 As sustainability remains a constant focus in today’s corporate market, many companies are exploring ways to reduce waste and support clients in doing the same. One such company is the revolutionary Rubicon Global, a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. We invited Chief Strategy OfficerMichael Allegretti to tell us more about the company, and his role in leading Rubicon Global’s smart city initiative. One of the biggest challenges today in the world of waste and recycling is having materials picked up efficiently, and getting the garbage and recycling trucks off the road as quickly as possible. The smartest run cities are those that anticipate the needs of citizens before they call. With city and state budgets constantly being squeezed as city tax revenues become tighter, cities today are required to domore with less. Enter Rubicon Global. leading to more efficient operations and ultimately improved service for its customers and citizens. As a Certified B Corporation, Rubicon Global meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, and is able to assure cities and municipalities that it is the best possible partner for all their waste, recycling, and sustainability needs.” As Chief Strategy Officer for Rubicon, Allegretti leads the company’s rapidly- growing RUBICONSmartCity SaaS business, while overseeing all public policy, corporate communications, marketing, and sustainability operations company-wide. “What if the garbage truck could do more than simply pick up the trash and help keep neighborhoods clean. What if these same trucks could simultaneously be transformed into roaming data collection centers? Waste and recycling vehicles are the only vehicles in the world that go down every street of a city at least once a week. They don’t discriminate by zip code, district, or any number of other factors. Imagine that garbage truck being able to identify broken streetlights, potholes, graffiti, and abandoned buildings, and push that data back to the city. Imagine the garbage truck being able to confirm delivery or pickup of a bin and having the data to prove it. Imagine the garbage truck being able to identify bins that are overflowing through video recognition. How are cities large and small partnering with technology companies to enable improvements in waste and recycling? The future of tech and trash is here today, and Rubicon Global is leading the charge.” RUBICONSmartCity has been rolled out in over 35 cities across the U.S. and is available to purchase on the Amazon Web Services marketplace, on, and on HGACBuy . Any city interested in learning more about RUBICONSmartCity can visit the smart city technology page on the Rubicon Global website. Website: Contact: Michael Allegretti (@MikeAllegretti) “Rubicon Global is a technology company born in the waste and recycling industry with a simple mission: to end waste,” said Allegretti. “This of course means keeping physical waste out of landfills and diverting it toward recycling streams, but it also means the elimination of wasted time and wasted resources.” Dedicated to helping cities in their quest towards greater sustainability and reduced waste, Rubicon Global is using technology to drive sustainability and improve efficiency for cities and municipalities around the world. “The RUBICONSmartCity™ platform allows cities and municipalities to leverage their existing assets — their fleets of vehicles — be it garbage trucks, recycling vehicles, or even street sweepers,” said Allegretti. “Our technology integrates with those vehicles and through a suite of solutions allows the city to track key metrics including service confirmations, missed pickups, landfill diversion, and recycling rates, all