AIS 2020 call for speakers

This is the Last Week to Enter the AIS 2020 Call for Speakers

Do you have something to say on where you think digital retail is heading? Or perhaps you and your company has been tracking the auto-fintech solutions market closely and foresee upcoming trends that may significantly change the way the auto-retail industry does business. Or perhaps you are an auto industry veteran — or the leader of a start-up — that’s navigating the changing mobility landscape and has something new to share.

The AIS Call for Speakers closes January 31st!

Sound like you? Great. the AIS 2020 team would like to hear from you! This is the last week to respond to the Auto Intel Summit Call for Speakers. Yep. That’s right — your opportunity to grace the AIS 2020 stage closes this Friday!

Here’s what we are looking for: Auto leaders that bring new insights to our audience that they have never heard before. Yep, that’s our goal. We are in search of never-before-seen presentations that are designed to “turn the dial on auto innovation,” according to AIS conference chair Bill Zadeits.

Marguerite Watanabe, President, Connections Insights, at the 2019 Automotive Intelligence Summit, July 23-25, 2019, at the Marriott in Raleigh, NC.

Our workshops and general sessions are not designed to be sales or product pitches. This event brings educational, actionable content together from some of the auto industry’s top thought leaders, analysts and strategists. The AIS audience is a high-level, tech-focused audience, and they are looking for something novel  — insight and data key to the future of auto as we know it.

AIS will be held in April this year, 14-16, in Raleigh, N.C.! The Early bird rate — available now — saves you $400 off on-site registration!

We are planning on releasing this year’s agenda in early February, but to give you a feel for how the agenda is shaping up so far, here are our confirmed speakers for 2020:

Already confirmed for our 2020 April agenda are: 

  • Jim Bauman, Automotive Partnerships Lead, Uber
  • Sean Behr, President, STRATIM
  • Laurie Foster, Founding Partner, Foster Strategies Group
  • Quin Garcia, Managing Director, Autotech Ventures
  • Morgan Hansen, Senior Director, Data Science, ALG
  • Zarif Haque, Chief Executive Officer, DRAIVER
  • Bill Liatsis, CEO, CreditIQ
  • Scott Mathis, CISO, RBC Bank US
  • Frank McKenna, Chief Strategist, PointPredictive
  • Lonnie Miller, Principle Industry Consultant, SAS
  • Daniel Parry, Chief Executive Officer, TruDecision
  • John Possumato, CEO, DriveItAway Inc.
  • Ryan Robinson, Global Automotive Research Leader, Deloitte
  • Tarry Shebesta, CEO, TruPayments
  • Mike Wall, Director, Automotive Analysis, IHS Markit
  • Marguerite Watanabe, President, Connections Insights
  • Marc Womack, COO, TD Auto Finance

If you would like to see your name among the above, respond the AIS 2020 call for speakers today!

If you have any questions on the submission process please reach out to myself, AIS Content Director, at 

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AIS 2020 Looking for Speakers On the Cusp of Fintech, Digital Retail Innovation

Alright, it’s off to a great start — we’re all still pumped about the new year! (We hope so; if not, cmon, folks, it’s only been six days!). But even if your New Year’s resolution only lasts about a week into 2020, we won’t judge you.

The AIS 2020 Call for Speakers Closes on Friday, January 31st!

The team at the Auto Intel Summit is much more interested in where you are putting your time and energy when it comes to your career — and whether you may have a pulse on the next big thing for 2020 in auto.

Why? Well, the AIS 2020 call for speakers is open until the end of the month! And we want to make sure we once again find the brightest and best minds for this year’s event — those sitting on the boards, and leading the companies on the cusp of innovation for fintech and digital retailing.

These two topics will serve as the backbone of the upcoming 2020 event, scheduled this year for April 14-16 at the Crabtree Valley Marriott in Raleigh, N.C. — an event that is designed to explore what’s next for the automotive industry.

This year in particular, has the opportunity to take a look at the future of these topics and more, such as compliance and regulations, connectivity, mobility, and predictive analytics, as we enter a brand new decade of the 21st century.

At the 2018 Automotive Intelligence Summit July 24-26 in Raleigh, NC.

What will the next 10 years look like for the automotive industry? You tell us, by responding to the AIS call for speakers 2020 today.

Still not sure if you fit the bill for AIS 2020, or need some ideas on potential hot topics?

Check out just a few headlines below from Cherokee Media Group editors, and content from analysts and leaders from across the industry that explores some of the latest in auto tech & trends:

The AIS 2020 Early Bird Registration rate is available through March 1!

See here to review some of the top presentations from AIS 2019. Then, if you’re ready to put your name in the ring for 2020, see here! 

Be part of the @AutoIntelSummit 2020 conversation.

Take the Holiday Break to Respond to the AIS 2020 Call for Speakers Before the New Year

We know, we know. You’re already thinking about holiday travel and dinners, seeing (or avoiding) family and friends, and decorating and wrapping those last-minute presents. Exploring professional events and conferences for 2020 is likely not close to the top of your mind or to-do list for December.

Save $500 off of on-site registration for AIS 2020, if you secure your spot before Jan. 1!

That said, read on: For those interested in attending, you could save money for the spring season; and for those looking to speak at AIS 2020, here’s some advice on how to clinch your spot on the AIS stage. And considering the number of speaker inquiries we received last year, it’s prudent to get your name in the game early on!

At the Automotive Intelligence Summit, July 23-25, 2019, at the Marriott in Raleigh, NC.

Our Call for Speakers for this coming year’s event — the third-ever — to be held April 14-16th, once again in Raleigh, N.C., is open.

BUT, the window for entry is small. Once you get back into the office, you only have until Jan. 31th to wow the AIS 2020 team. (That’s why we are suggesting you respond from the comfort of your couch, perhaps between a holiday dinner and that next football game?)

The AIS 2020 Call for Speakers closes Friday, Jan. 31! Get your name in the game before the new year!

Need some inspiration for topics to present to the AIS team, and hopefully to the AIS 2020 attendees? (last year, the three largest groups of attendees included professionals from auto finance companies, franchised dealers and auto-industry vendors. See the full 2019 attendee list.)

Don’t worry! You can review some recording’s of 2019’s top sessions. And don’t forget; we are always looking for fresh voices, topics and content to challenge and engage the industry and our attendees.

The following eight topics have helped lead the event since its launch: compliance regulations, connectivity, mobility, digital retail, predictive analytics, investing + M&A, fintech solutions and economic forecast.

The key focuses of AIS 2019, and once again in 2020, will gravitate toward digital retailing and fintech — two of the movements within the auto industry driving innovation and change, and working to meet customers “where they are”. These days, of course, that’s increasingly online. AIS 2020 is set up to delve deep into the new horizons for auto and dissect how to streamline processes for all parties involved: consumers, lenders, dealers, vendors and more.

What’s our goal? To help turn the dial on innovation in the auto space — from fintech and AI to mobility and connectivity. More on that here, with a look back at year 1 and 2 of the Auto Intel Summit.

And if you aren’t quite ready to throw your hat in the ring for a spot on the workshop or keynote stages at AIS 2020, register now to attend, save money and get a feel for the event. Who knows? Maybe in 2021, you’ll be ready for the stage.

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