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.”
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.:
- 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.