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Happy 2020 From AIS! Early Bird Reg Open for Spring Event

Happy New Year from the team at the Auto Intel Summit! Hopefully the holiday food coma has worn off, and the transition back to slowly checking emails and catching up on work hasn’t been too tedious.

Here’s to a joyful, prosperous year — and a new decade!

As we kick off 2020, many in the industry are busy planning their full year, their business trips and/or their often-hectic travel schedules for the spring.

Save $400 with Early Bird Registration for the Auto Intel Summit 2020.

That’s why we want to make sure AIS 2020 is on your radar— the third year of the event focused on innovation in auto, which has moved from July to April, this year.

The event will once again be held at the Crabtree Valley Marriott in Raleigh, N.C. And you can go ahead and get the event on your calendar, since Early Bird Registration is already open!

The early rate will save you a significant $400 off of on-site registration.

Respond to the AIS 2020 Call for Speakers before it closes on Jan. 31!

Last year, over 230 leaders in the auto industry gathered to discuss the latest info on AIS core topics, compliance regulations, connectivity, mobility, digital retail, predictive analytics, investing + M&A, fintech solutions and economic forecast.

Digital retailing and the latest in fintech were the overarching themes of our 2019 event, and will once again be front and center in 2020.

But we know you have a lot of industry events and agendas you’re checking out and reviewing as you work out your conference and event sched for the year.

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

As we for build out our 2020 agenda, set to be released later this winter, here are some titles from top sessions at our 2019 event to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • The Next Level of Fintech: What will the Auto Industry Solve Next?
  • Ensuring Compliance in a Data-Driven World
  • As the Auto Fintech Landscape Evolves
  • Digital Retailing: Separating the Facts from Fiction
  • Necessity is the Mother of Invention – How Legacy Companies and Start-ups Change and Innovate
  • How & Why CX Is Improving with Big, Streaming and Intelligent Customer Data
  • Auto Dealerships & The Digital Revolution: What’s Next?
  • Automotive Industry Outlook: Assessing Volatility, Opportunities and Risks in a Dynamic Market Environment

What will be new in 2020? Stay tuned for the latest on our 2020 event — but one thing we do know: We heard from our attendees last year, and we listened. One of the favorite sessions from our 2019 event was a star-studded dealer panel, which included Chris Vester, COO, Hubert Vester Auto Group; Erick Kirks, Marketing Director, Johnson Automotive; and Eric Flow, President of Management Services, Flow Automotive. They discussed the following: “Auto Dealerships & The Digital Revolution: What’s Next?” The panel sparked a variety of conversations, and attendees can rest assured they can find similar content and more related offerings at the 2020 event.

And if you’d rather experience the Auto Intel Summit from the stage, we are actively looking for workshop and keynote session speakers for our 2020 event. The call for speakers for AIS 2020 is open through Friday, Jan. 31! And make sure to keep an eye out for updates on early confirmed speakers.

Be part of the @AutoIntelSummit 2020 conversation.

AIS 2019 Early Bird Reg Discount Extended to Friday

The 2019 Auto Intel Summit is still over a month away, but already, the list of professionals attending represent many of the auto industry’s leading companies. OEMs, fintech startups, digital retailing frontrunners and more; AIS attendees cover it all.

And you still have the chance to get your name on that list – and save money. Yes, that’s right, we are extending the AIS Early Bird Registration period through the end of this week. Friday is your last day to save on AIS.

Learn from the companies driving the future of auto. Save today with AIS 2019 Early Bird Registration. 

Early Bird Registration for the Automotive Intelligence Summit will

Click here to see the list of leading companies in auto participating in AIS 2019.

save attendees a significant $400 off on-site registration. And rates go up by $200 come the end of the week.

The July 23-25 gathering of professionals at the edge of technology in auto provides ample networking opportunities to progress your business and make lasting professional connections.

See right for the teaser to the 2019 AIS attendee list — set to be released later this month — for what reads like a who’s who list of the auto biz.

Companies range from firms such as MK& Associates and Deloitte, to digital retailing experts like MotoInsight and CarNow.

And more leading brands are coming on board every day.

In fact, see below for an update on newly confirmed speakers coming from all avenues the auto industry:

  • Quin Garcia, Managing Director, Autotech Ventures: Hear from an automotive-focused venture capital firm partnering with automotive corporations on how tech startups can be leveraged to solve industry pain points.
  • Eric Flow, President of Management Services, Flow Automotive: With the help of Flow and other top North Carolina dealers, learn how dealerships are using fintech, AI and digital retailing tools to improve their customers experience inside and outside of the physical dealership.
  • Bill Nemecek, VP of Business Development, CarFinance: Nemecek will explore how mobile consumer pressures are forcing the industry to move and why high speed, real-time APIs and new transparent experiences are the way forward for the successful evolution of fintechs.
  • Rick Borg, Executive VP, Costco Auto Program: During this fireside chat with Rick Borg, Costco Auto Program’s Executive Vice President, and Jeremy Alicandri, a strategy consultant with MK&A, the audience will learn why Costco is the most successful automotive purchasing affinity program in the U.S., and how it’s poised to grow.

Need a more full-picture view of the makeup of the upcoming AIS event? The 2018 attendee list of over 200 names will give you a picture of what to expect this year. Don’t wait to register if you want your name on the list — that is, the attendee list — which will be going live later this month!

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AIS 2019 Early Bird Registration Period Ends This Week

Everyone likes to save money. Right? That’s why we want to make sure those planning on attending the 2019 Automotive Intelligence Summit, July 23-25 in Raleigh, N.C., are well aware they only have 1 week left to save $200 off AIS registration.

Yep, that’s right, the unofficial first weekend of summer — aka Memorial Day Weekend — has passed, and July will be here before you know it. Early Bird Registration for AIS 2019 ends Friday, June 7.

Early bird registration for AIS 2019 ends in a week. Register here and Save!

After that date, registration goes up by $200, and if plan on waiting until you’re on-site to register, Early Bird rates will save you a significant $400 to get you into the event that focuses on the future of auto. And — registering now will help ensure your name makes it onto the AIS 2019 attendee list, set to be released in early June.

So, if you need to know more about AIS 2019 before you or your colleagues make the plunge, we totally understand. That’s fine, because we’ve been following AIS 2019 developments on our blog all spring! See how the event designed to drill down into fintech, digital retailing and more has evolved so far:

  • As the agenda nears completion, a lineup of keynote speakers and panelists have come together we think might pique your interest — especially if the following are top of mind for you,  your business, or your industry: digital retailing, fintech solutions, cybersecurity, data privacy, customer experience, the future of auto dealerships, Mobility-as-a-Service and more. Read more.
  • Here’s a deep dive into why the following topics are top of mind for most in the auto biz, and represented widely across our AIS agenda — including cybersecurity, fintech, digital retailing and more. Also, find out how these current topics will be on spotlight at AIS. Read more.
  • This year, AIS has added another significant partnership to its roster: The The North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association(NCADA) is an official industry partner of the Auto Intel Summit. Read more.
  • Parks, greenways, top universities, research hubs, award winning farmers markets, great music, even better restaurants, and a bustling downtown scene. These are just some of the things that make Raleigh what it is. Learn more about AIS 2019’s location. Read more.

Stay tuned to the AIS 2019 blog as we near July and the culmination of what we think will be another industry-leading event as the conference approaches it’s second year.

And don’t forget to register this week to save $200, and make sure your name makes it onto the AIS attendee list, set to be released in early June.

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Raleigh offers Opportunities for Networking, Research & Fun for AIS 2019 Attendees

Parks, greenways, top universities, research hubs, award winning farmers markets, great music, even better restaurants, and a bustling downtown scene. These are just some of the things that make North Carolina’s capital city what it is. And, on top of Raleigh being Cherokee Media Groups’ home, these factors all contributed to us picking the location for the 2019 Automotive Intelligence Summit, which is open for Early Bird registration.

We think Raleigh is pretty great — and we’re pretty sure you will to! If you need convincing, read on …

First, the ‘work stuff’

If you are attending the Automotive Intelligence, innovation is likely key to your business.  The automotive industry is moving at a fast pace, with new technology changing the game what seems like every two weeks. A lot of this innovation is tied to AI and machine learning tech, as well as the connectivity technology that ‘drives’ smart cars, smart cities and the larger Internet of Things. And what drives all of this new tech? Research, of course. Raleigh is home to the Research Triangle Park — the largest research park in the U.S. Tech giants like Cisco, IBM, Dell EMC, Lenovo all tout a presence at the park. Spark your interest? Networking opportunities, perhaps?

Did you say you liked college basketball?

So, you can’t talk about Raleigh, or the triangle for that matter, without talking about higher education and well, college sports. Yep, Raleigh is home to NC State, and of course NCAA basketball powerhouses Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill aren’t far away. On top of being athlete producers, the three universities also tout beautiful campuses to tour and explore. (And Duke Gardens is definitely worth a visit).

Cooling Off

And we know, the Southern summers can be strong for those not used to the sultry North Carolina heat — but don’t worry, there are plenty of options to cool off. An afternoon on the lake your sound like your speed? You’ll find Lake Johnson on the southwest corner of Raleigh, featuring rental kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and stand-up-paddle boards. Or visit one of the most popular lakes in the city, Lake Wheeler, especially in the summer months, with its boat rentals, water skiing and tubing. Raleigh also boasts a variety of spray grounds and public pool options, too, if a quick cool off is what you are in the market for.

Save $400 while you still can with AIS 2019 Early Bird Registration!

Eating Out

Raleigh and the surrounding areas — Durham and Chapel Hill included — are known for good food and impressive chefs — from up-and-coming stars, to established names in the food business. Take for example newcomer to the downtown Raleigh scene, Brewery Bhavana, which blends flowers, books, beer and dim sum, and scored the No. 10 spot on the 2017 Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants in America list. (Tip from the locals: If you can’t find a spot at Brewery Bhavana, the restaurant next door (also owned by the same folks) Bida Manda serves up Laotian food, and features some dishes that — according to our team — are “musts.” Those include the Crispy Pork Belly Soup and the Pumpkin Curry (you’re welcome in advance).

And we can’t forget Ashley Christensen’s series of restaurants in downtown Raleigh. The James Beard award winning chef runs Beasley’s Chicken & Honey (fancy some Chicken N’ Waffles?) , Chuck’s, Death & Taxes, Fox Liquor Bar and the well-known Poole’s Diner. Speaking of Fox Liquor Bar, if you are in the mood for an after-dinner drink, it’s right around the corner from Beasley’s Chicken & Honey, and features inventive cocktails like the Jane Taylor: Reposado Tequila, Creme de Violette, Coconut Cream, Cucumber, Lime.

If you need any more suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team in the comments section below. As you can see, we kind of like to talk about our home-base!

See how the AIS agenda is building out, for a taste of our confirmed speakers. More to come in the coming weeks as our Call for Speakers closes, and sessions are finalized! 

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Automotive Intelligence Summit 2019 Opens Early Bird Registration

We know, you’re busy planning your summer vacations. Or perhaps you already have, and are now just dreaming about said plans in light of potential threats of an unusual April storm to dump snow and heavy rain on the Central U.S. But we have something else to put on your to-do list while you’re thinking ahead to July.

That’s register for the Auto Intelligence Summit, of course! Early registration for the July 23-25 event at the Marriott Crabtree Valley  in Raleigh, N.C., just opened this week. Early Bird Registration for the Automotive Intelligence Summit will save attendees a significant $400 off on-site registration. And don’t wait too long. Rates go up by $200 come June 7, when the Early Bird period closes.

And we think we already have plenty in store for AIS 2019 to convince you to make the trip to N.C. this July.

Learn from the companies driving the future of auto. Save today with AIS 2019 Early Bird Registration.

The event is located in Crabtree Valley, just minutes away from Downtown Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park — a hub of innovation and home to more than 250 businesses.

Let’s talk about content — what we focus on to ensure AIS 2019 is worth your time, yes — but also in an effort to bring leaders and brilliant minds together in one place to spark creative discussion and perhaps even turn the dial on the future of auto.

Last year, we covered topics like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Connected vehicle services. Vehicle intelligence. The potential of big data. Predictive modeling in auto finance. The future of cybersecurity.

In 2019, we will revisit many of these topics and more, as well as drill down specifically into the challenges and possibilities of Fintech and Digital Retailing.

Do you have insights to help answer the most important questions about the future of auto? Don’t miss the chance to speak at the Auto Intel Summit.

Let’s take a look at a snapshot of what’s already confirmed for AIS 2019. (See if you recognize any names!):

  • Finance folks, take note! — Because we like to start things off big here at the Auto Intelligence Summit, we will be kicking off the event with a discussion featuring some of the top minds in auto finance. What’s the next big thing for lenders and banks? Dive into the latest in Fintech and more with Sharon Mancero, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Preferred Capital, and other finance leaders. And Later in the event, Bill Zadeits, Chairman of AIS, will sit down with Ryan Bachman, SVP Global Chief Information Security Officer, GM Financial, for a conversation that will broach topics like cybersecurity, and the implications for Fintech, AI and Big Data.
  • Wednesday will kick off with a fresh look at Digital Retailing from one on the front lines of this evolving market: Andrew Tai, CEO at MotoInsight, which is looking to redefine auto retail by allowing shoppers to complete their entire purchasing journey on any device.
  • Later that morning, we will take a look at Customer Experience, and how this lies at the center of most new innovative technology. In fact, that’s the push behind most Internet of Things (IoT) tools: improving the end-user experience. An expert voice on that topic will be on site for AIS 2019;  Lonnie Miller, principle industry consultant at SAS, will lead this panel. Stay tuned for further lineup for this discussion!
  • Where are today’s top venture capitalists putting their funds to fuel tech of the future? Eyes are on auto, that we all know. Jeremy Alicandri, Managing Director, Maryann Keller & Associates, will lead this discussion.
  • Let’s touch on one more point — but that’s not all we have locked down — (I’m just going over SEO text limit suggestions…) See the full lineup of confirmed speakers so far. Interested in the intersection of data privacy and regulatory oversight in debt collection? Stay tuned for a panel discussion including Mary Ross, President of Californians for Consumer Privacy, and former CIA Counterintelligence Officer and Counsel on the House Intelligence Committee, and more.

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