Agenda

DECEMBER 2ND & 3RD, 2019

MONDAY DECEMBER 2, 2019

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Registration (light lunch provided)

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

  • Introduction– Charlie Vogelheim
  • Industry Overview
    • Cliff Banks, Founder of The Banks Report & AUTOVATE – (Presentation)
    • Franklin McLarty – McLarty Diversified Holdings & Southern United Auto Group (Q&A)
    • James Taylor – Managing Director for Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey (Q&A)

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Brian Allan – HyreCar Presentation & Q&A

 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Update on Automotive Lending (Q&A)
    • Byron McDuffee – Senior Vice President & General Manager Automotive Retail for Equifax

 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

  • CEO Perspectives (Separate Q&As)
    • Len Short – Founder, CEO of LotLinx
    • Chris Taylor – Founder, CEO of Square Root
    • Alexi Venneri – C0-Founder, CEO of Digital Air Strike

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Curtis Nixon – Founder, CEO of Update Promise

5:00 pm — 5:30 pm

  • Vehicle Subscription – An Update
    • Vince Zappa — President, Clutch Technologies

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Reception – hors d’oeuvres (Open Bar – through dinner)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Dinner
  • Transportation Investment – An Investor’s Perspective
    • Eric Denlinger, Managing Director, Portico Capital
    • Quin Garcia, Managing Director for Autotech Ventures

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2019

7:30 am – 8:30 am

  • Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am

  • Blockchain & Automotive – A Realistic Perspective (Presentation & Q&A)
    • Chris Ballinger — CEO and Founder of MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

9:00 am – 9:15 am

  • Reading the Data
    • Matt Muilenburg – Senior Vice President of Marchex (Q&A)

9:15 am – 9:45 am

  • Tires – The Hottest Segment?
    • David Boyle – President & CEO of Tire Profiles (Q&A)

9:45 am – 10:30 am

  • Retailer’s Perspective (Presentation)
    • Brian Benstock – Partner & General Manager of Paragon Honda, Acura with Kelly McNearney, Senior Automotive Retail Strategist for Google

10:30 am – 10:45 am

  • Break

10:45 am – 11:15 am

  • Marketing – A New Era (Presentation)
    • David Spisak – Managing Director for Haig Partners and Andrew Diffenderfer, Co-Founder of Foundation Direct

11:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Vehicle Imaging’s Role in Digital Retail (Presentation & Q&A)
    • Devin Daly – Co-Founder & CEO of SpinCar

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

  • Positioning a Tech Giant for the Future (Q&A)
    • Mahesh Shah — Executive Vice President & Chief Product & Technology Officer for CDK Global

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

  • Lunch

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

  • Data – Impact of Recent Legal & Political Events on Automotive Marketing
    • Bob Lanham – Head of Automotive Retail for Facebook
    • Meri Glade – Corporate Attorney & General Counsel

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

  • New Developments in CRM
    • Mike McFall – Co-Founder & COO of 360 Converge

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Machine Learning – Where Is Automotive Today? (Presentation)
    • Chad Bockius – President & Chief Product Officer for Vast/CarStory

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Solving Today’s Challenges in Automotive Retail
    • Scott Thompson — Senior Vice President, Business Leader, CRM and Layered Applications, CDK Global

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Finding & Securing the Right Investor – Our Story (Q&A)
    • Matthew Belk – Founder & CEO of BetterCarPeople

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Starting a New Company in a Crowded Field (Panel)
    • Mike Lane – CEO & Co-Founder, Fluency Inc
    • Eric Mayhew – President & Co-Founder
    • Brian McVey – Co-Founder & Vice President of Business Development

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Building an Operationally Sound Startup (Q&A)
    • Joe Skar – Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer for Dealer Teamwork

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Conversation with Brian Benstock

 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

  • Reception – hors d’oeuvres & Open Bar