Agenda

SAVE THE DATE — NOVEMBER 7th & 8th, 2018

Agenda Updates Will be Posted Periodically. 
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7th, 2018

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Registration (light lunch provided)

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Introduction
  • Cliff Banks, Founder of AUTOVATE and The Banks Report
  • Fortellis — A Platform for the Future and Why It’s Critical Now
    • Conversation with Ron Frey, Chief Strategy Officer for CDK Global
  • Industry Overview
    • James Taylor, Managing Director, Auto and Truck Group, The Presidio Group
  • Gameplan for a New Store
    • Conversation with Jeremy Eisenberg, Managing Partner, AutoWorld Mazda
  • Subscription Models — What Do We Know Now?
    • Conversation with Joe George, Head of Cox Automotive’s Mobility Solutions Division

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

  • Break – Sponsored by Dealer Inspire

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm — CEO PERSPECTIVES

  • Helping Dealers Reduce Marketing Costs
    • Len Short, CoFounder, Chairman, CEO of Lotlinx
  • Creating Profit with Tire Technology – 20 minutes
    • Dave Boyle — President and CEO for Tire Profile LLC
  • Creating a Technology Platform for Today’s Car Dealer
    • Jack Ross, President of Dominion Dealer Solutions

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm –THE FUTURE

  • The Convergence of Fleet and Machine Learning
    • Russ Lemmer — Executive Vice President and General Manager, Dealerware
    • Chad Bockius — President and CPO, CarStory
  • The Crystal Ball — Investor Predictions
    • Dexter Hopen, Vice President, Serent Capital
    • Eric Denlinger, Managing Director, Portico Capital
    • Charlie Vogelheim, Vogelheim Ventures, Founder of The Flying Car Podcast

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Reception – Sponsored by LotLinx

7:30 – 10:00 pm

  • After Party with the Band SkyRocket – Sponsored by CarStory
  • A trip to Austin isn’t complete without experiencing the vibrant downtown of Austin. Attendees, along with their spouses and partners, are invited to join us for a vintage Austin party, with music provided by one of Austin’s favorite cover bands, SkyRocket, along with great food and drink.

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8th, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am

  • Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:30 am

  • New Profit Streams — Commercial/Fleet Opportunities
  • Why Dealers Need to Understand Machine Learning
  • Digital Retailing 
    • Jessica Stafford — Senior Vice President and General Manager, Autotrader Cox Automotive Media Solutions Group
    • Devin Daly — Founder, CEO of SpinCar
  • A Dealer’s Perspective
    • Wes Lutz, 2018-2019 Chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Assn., President of Extreme Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Jackson, MI
    • Andrew Koblenz – Executive Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Legal Counsel for the National Automobile Dealers Assn.

10:30 am – 10:45 am

  • Break – Sponsored by Hireology

10:45 am – 12:30 pm 

  • Fresh Perspectives – Matching Buyers with Dealers
  • Hiring Strategies for an Evolving Retail Environment
  • Building a Consumer Experience in the Service Department that Drives Profit

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Lunch — Sponsored by Cars.com

1:30 pm – 3:45 pm

  • Operational Efficiency as a Startup
    • Conversation with Joe Skar, CFO of Dealer Teamwork
  • Life After the Sale; The Future of Cloud-based Solutions for Dealers
    • Joe Chura, Founder, CEO Dealer Inspire
  • Panel
    • Chris Glenn — COO, Motormindz
    • Joshua Hirahara — CEO & Founder, Boost Acquisition
    • Mark McCollum — CEO & Founder, AiQ
  • Automotive Retail – Why the Future is Bright
    • Brian Allan — Founder, Respective.io (formerly with Galpin Motors)

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Break

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • The Service Department and the Connected Vehicle – The Coming Era of Over-the-Air Updates
    • Tony Rimas, Fraser McCombs Capital
  • Bringing Finance Online
    • Kevin Singerman, Founder & CEO of AutoFi
  • Digital Retailing – What We’ve Learned
    • Rudi Thun — COO of Roadster
  • Anatomy of a Deal — How One of Automotive Retail’s Biggest Deals Came Together
  • Strategies for Deploying Capital for Today’s Car Dealer
    • Conversation with Franklin McLarty, Co-founder & Co-Chairman of Southern United Automotive Group; Co-Founder & Co-President of The Firmament Group (formerly McLarty Capital Partners)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Closing Reception — Sponsored by Dominion Dealer Solutions