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AIS 2020 Agenda Revealed: Over 30 Workshops + Focus on Digital Retail, Fintech

The team at AIS is pumped to start the week, because we just pushed our 2020 agenda live at, featuring over 30 workshops for attendees to choose from.

Early bird registration for the Auto Intel Summit, April 14-16 in Raleigh, N.C., is open through March 1. And the event will explore everything from the latest fintech solutions (stay tuned for more information on the Auto Intel Demo Dash coming to AIS this spring) to the latest technology, strategies and insight on the auto digital retail frontier.

In the coming weeks, we will be dissecting our agenda and honing in on different topics,  in hopes of maximizing your time at the upcoming event.

AIS Workshops in Focus

At AIS, as we first release our agenda, we already have upwards of 10 workshops, general sessions and panels that focus specifically on the latest in digital retail. So, that seemed like a logical place to start!

See the full lineup of AIS 2020 speakers, and where you an find them on the spring event agenda.

Here is the lineup of Digital Retail workshops on the agenda for AIS 2020:

  • The ROI of Digital Retailing; Michelle Denogean, CMO, Roadster
  • Retail Automotive: The Rise of the Machines; Len Short, Chairman & CEO, LotLinx

Len Short, Chairman & CEO, LotLinx

  • Bridging the Gap Between Digital Marketing & Digital Retailing; Tarry Shebesta, CEO, truPayments
  • DR: Your Direction Determines Your Destination!; Tim Cox, VP, CarNow
  • Selling cars in 2030: what you do today matters; Joe St. John, Head of Digital Retail, AutoFi
  • Automating Multi-List Platforms; Keith Whetter, Vice President, Liquid Motors
  • Digital Dealerships Signal a New Era in CX; Austin Ledgerwood, VP of Automotive Partnerships, Cover Genius
  • Leveraging the Power of Automation; Kalah McCoy, VP, ReconVelocity

Alisha Buelt, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Acertus

  • The Innovation Renovation of Wholesale; Bruce Thompson, Founder, CarOffer
  • Digitizing the Last Mile to Meet Evolving Customer Expectations; Alisha Buelt, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Acertus

See the full AIS 2020 agenda for content on fintech solutions, connectivity, mobility, investment in the auto space and more.

And stay tuned for more ‘Workshops Topics in Focus’ as you prepare for your AIS experience. Fintech solutions is up next, with content from companies like, Connections Insights, Agora Data, EpiAnalytics and more.

Be part of the @AutoIntelSummit 2020 conversation.

Only 1 Week Left to Submit for the Auto Intel Summit 2019 Call for Speakers

Each week, for a few months now, I’ll take a look at the back-end of the Automotive Intelligence Summit website to check out the call-for-speakers submissions for this year’s event — scheduled for July 23-25 at the Crabtree Valley Marriott in Raleigh, N.C.

And just about every week so far, each contact form export brings with it even bigger names in the industry and more relevant topics to our audience. Taking a look at submissions so far, here’s a glimpse into some of the topics top of mind for potential AIS 2019 speakers: mobile and APIs and the impact on fintech, disrupting traditional auto sales and leasing, digital retailing, biometrics and more.

BUT — my weekly tradition might be on the way out shortly. The call for speakers for Auto Intel Summit 2019 ends Monday, April 22. That’s right. You only have one more week to throw the best idea you have our way.

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

We know you likely have your ideas lined up — and we are hoping you are ready to send them our way this week — but in case you need inspiration …. we gave an outline of our already confirmed speakers here.

The list includes names like MotoInsight CEO Andrew Tai; Ryan Bachman, SVP Global Chief Information Security Officer, GM Financial; Mary Ross, President of Californians for Consumer Privacy, and former CIA Counterintelligence Officer and Counsel on the House Intelligence Committee — among many others.

But — there’s more. Between the time that post was published just weeks ago, we have a couple of new highlights to share with you:

  • The North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA) is partnering with AIS in its second year. Stay tuned for more details on this new development!
  • Jason McCarter, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, will be speaking on the topic of the legal issues of selling online.

So, you think you’d like to find yourself among these leaders in auto? Do you have something to say about Digital Retail and Fintech? Those are two of our main focuses this year.

And moving beyond these two topics, we have 8 core focuses that always drive the progress of the Auto Intel Summit: Compliance regulations, connectivity, mobility, mergers & acquisitions, predictive analytics, investment capital, fintech solutions and economic forecasts.

If you have any questions or thoughts about the AIS 2019 Call for speakers, please feel free to reach out to myself, Content Director of AIS, at

Join the @AutoIntelSummit conversation.