The second-ever Automotive Intelligence Summit is in the books. Last week, Cherokee Media Group hosted over 230 leaders across the auto industry, from digital retailing and cybersecurity experts, to some of the greatest minds in fintech and auto finance.
Once again, attendees and speakers convened at the Crabtree Marriott in N.C.’s capital (thankfully, just days after one of the worst heat waves in years broke and ushered in weather mild for N.C. summers).
It might have been cooling off outside, but things were heating up last week at the AIS conference, as attendees and expert speakers discussed some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities in auto.
Part of the reason Cherokee Media Group orchestrates events such as AIS is so companies can have a venue for dialogue that can result in partnerships like this.
Further, as mentioned by conference Chair Bill Zadeits prior to the event — the conference is also designed to “move the dial” forward on the auto industry.
“What’s next? And how do we get there? These are the issues we need to address as an industry, and the questions we need to answer.” Zadeits said. “And that’s just what happened at this year’s event.”
Session attendees at the Automotive Intelligence Summit, July 23-25, 2019, at the Marriott in Raleigh, NC.
Panels with leaders from Wells Fargo, EY, the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA), Ally, the Federal Trade Commission and many more dotted the event, and discussed key topics to the auto industry such as:
- The next horizon of fintech
- The use of AI in auto loan collections
- How legacy companies and start ups change and innovate
- The changing world of customer experience
- Auto dealerships and digital retailing
- The importance of data privacy
If you didn’t get to attend this year, but this post piques your interest (or a 2019 attendee came back to the office and told you all he or she learned) make sure to check out the following resources from our 2019 event to learn more about the Automotive Intelligence Summit and it’s mission. We hope to see you next year, April 2020, once again in Raleigh, N.C.:
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- The AIS 2019 agenda featured just under 20 unique workshops, four panel general sessions, two Auto Intel Snapshots (10-15 minutes presentations designed to provide easy takeaways) and five keynote presentations, including presentations from Quin Garcia, Managing Director, Autotech Ventures; Mike Wall, Director, Automotive Analysis, IHS Markit; Andrew Tai, CEO, MotoInsight and more.
- AIS 2019 speakers included leaders from legacy companies such as Deloitte and EY, as well as new innovators like digital retailing companies MotoInsight and CarNow. There were over 50 speakers at AIS 2019.
- The AIS 2019 attendee list is a great tool to discover who to expect to see at AIS events, as well as provides an example of the networking potential at events like this one. Even if you didn’t attend this year, check out our public attendee list above. AIS attendees have the added benefit of being privy during, and post-event to a password-protected attendee list including contact information to aid in forming future business relationships. The three largest groups of attendees for AIS 2019 included professionals from Auto Finance Companies, Franchised Dealers, and Auto-Industry Vendors.
Keep the conversation going throughout 2019! And stay tuned to news from the AIS team regarding a 2020 Call for Speakers and more.
The July 4 holiday is over, and we’re back at work. But in just two weeks, the team at AIS will give you another excuse to get out of the office.
Yep, that’s right; AIS 2019 will kick off in Raleigh on July 23 for three days of education, networking and discussions designed to paint a picture of the future of auto.
That’s why we are taking the time to highlight what we see as some of the top reasons to attend the conference.
If you are already considering attending AIS, register now to save $200 off of on-site registration!
Networking with the best: If you have scrolled through our agenda, you’re already aware that our speakers alone offer some pretty impressive networking opportunities. But, have you seen our attendee list yet? Think leaders from companies like GM Financial, FICO, Equifax, PAR North America, DRAIVER, PNC Bank, Deloitte and more. Our event brings together expert speakers and attendees from across the auto industry, creating unique networking opportunities across the three-day span. Sponsors on site include Ally, Acxiom, Carolinas Credit Union League, DRN, IHS Markit, Jornaya, MBSi Corp., the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, KAR Auction Services, Wells Fargo, IBM and many more. (See the full list of AIS 2019 sponsors.) Networking breaks in the Crabtree Marriott’s Crabtree and Glenwood Foyers sprinkled throughout each day of the event offer ample time to make lasting, beneficial business connections. And I can’t forget to mention our two-hour receptions held to close out the days on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
AIS on-site tech: Are you registered yet? Access the full agenda, and learn more about this year’s speakers and sponsors by downloading the Auto Intel Summit mobile app. Get Automotive Intelligence Summit in your hand! Find agendas, speakers, locations, sponsors and more on the mobile app. Here’s how: Download the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub app. To find our event, search for “Automotive Intelligence Summit.” And then, attendees need only verify your account to unlock all the app features. On-site Wi-fi will also make your networking and business connections at AIS more effective!
View the AIS 2019 attendee list to plan your #AutoIntelSummit connections.
Educational opportunities abound: What makes an industry conference stand out? Most in the event industry, or our past attendees, would likely agree: the content. The AIS agenda will deliver the opportunity to connect with leading minds within the automotive, auto-finance and transportation-related industries, and provide you with the best intelligence, data and analysis available. Hear from experts on the edge of digital retailing technology like CarNow and MotoInsight, as well as cybersecurity experts dissecting consumer privacy from GM Financial and the Federal Trade Commission. We will also have Mary Ross, Co-Author of the California Consumer Privacy Act, on site to discuss one of the first data privacy laws on the books at the state level. Need more inspiration? Check out our full agenda here, as well as our complete speaker lineup.
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