What you should do:
Listen, watch & take in what Vanessa Collela of Citi Ventures is saying:
What to look for:
Biggest challlenge to Auto Management: Bring in outside thinking
Many great ideas but how to adopt, navigate, & position
Fintech infrastructure involves cybersecurity, machine learning
Block chain may be panacea for bank problems & future
Entrepreneurs bringing in new ideas and solutions
News You Need to Know
View All An Industry Conference Agenda prompts this particular List of Issues & disruptive changes that will require visionary solutions:
1) Impact of Insurtech, Fintech, and CarSharing on the Dealer and Vehicle Lessor Business Model
2) Disruption of automotive business model from & about AI, Machine Learning, & Blockchain
3) Evolution of a Total Transportation Management Business model for automotive retailers
4) Increasing decline of vehicle ownership and use of alternative means of & for moving about
5) Increasing role and transitory strategy of lease funding and lease management
6) Impending Exposure of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, & Gender Inequity in the U.S. Automotive Market Infrastructure.
Editorial Note: This list aggregated by the publishing team at AIN Media prompted dialogue with NVLA [National Vehicle Leasing Association] about the agenda for forthcoming conference
What was & still is the Problem with Women in Creative?
Women are not yet creating & directing content in advertising
Lack of female creative leadership in agency & OEM marketing
Opportunity for agencies, clients, & industry
What has and is the impact of 3% Movement on Marketing to Women & to Total Audience?
3% Movement now in conferencing, MiniCons, Certification, Research
7th annual Two day fall conference coming in November in Chicago
Online community of 35,000
To begin to see the scope and impact of the 3% Movement, go to
How the Car Rental Industry started a Movement:
Enterprise leads the Major car rental companies with National and Avis following:
Cuts off discount program for NRA members.
Sends a message to NRA that current positions on gun control are unacceptable.
Beginning of financial pressure on the NRA for its stands on current gun laws.
Major corporation are follow the Car Rental industry
Going after gun manufacturers next.
#BoycottNRA is the hash tag to see the impact on the NRA
See What New York Times coverage shows about dozens of companies following the lead of the RAC companies
Upcoming Industry EventsView All
View All Mr. Chattopadhyay joins the UpdatePromise team with over 25 years of Global IT experience with Companies such as HP, Apple, Cognizant and Accenture.
Chattopadhyay will leverage his knowledge and experience in areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and other leading-edge technologies to further the mission of UpdatePromise, which is to positively impact millions of consumers’ lives, one industry at a time.
The addition of Chattopadhyay to the UpdatePromise team is one of several key strategic plays the company has made in recent months as it continues to execute on its Global Consumer Experience vision.
CEO and President Curtis Nixon said:
“We are excited to have Mr. Chattopadhyay join our team. His commitment to improving products, services and companies through innovative and cutting-edge technology is directly in line with our mission here at UpdatePromise.”
How Mr. Chattopadhyay view his new position:
“If you look at today’s world, it’s all about innovation through data—it goes into everything, whether it’s IOT or just plain internet, and it’s what you make out of the data to better serve your customers that differentiates great companies from average companies.”
“Research and development is something I love doing, and that’s one of the things that attracts me [to UpdatePromise], because there’s so much scope for innovation, which is my passion as well as the company’s, to innovate side by side with our clients and consumers.”
Mr. Chattopadhyay will lead UpdatePromise’s upcoming launch of the next round of innovation to be released at National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Expo
Follow The Leaders
Bala Subramanian is the chief digital officer of Best Buy, where he also previously served as chief technology officer.
His experience in digital transformations and developing best-in-class consumer experiences will be invaluable to Cars.com as they seek to advance emerging strategies that transform the car shopping experience and deliver digital solutions to dealer customers
Cars.com CEO Alex Vetter remarked that Subramanian's joining the board at a time when the company is focused on optimizing its strong technology platform and innovating new products and solutions creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers is significant.
Industry observers speculate that this addition to Cars.com board could mean several things including Best Buy migrating its strategy into cross marketing its hi tech hardware and services to Cars.com's vast automotive audience. Some even postulated that Best Buy could buy Cars.com.
The fact that Subramanian brings over fifteen years of leadership and management experience in the technology and digital retail fields could also mean that Cars.com seeks to beef up its digital marketing capabilities as competition for car sales increases.
Observers noted that Subramanian's background includes building out consumer experiences in competitive environments and high-powered organizations that deliver reliable and highly-scalable solutions.
Subramanian is excited about joining Cars.com as the company leverages its well-established digital platform to better connect consumers with local retailers across the country.
He noted that Cars.com has accumulated an unmatched amount of industry insight that is a key advantage for the company as it builds relevant, scalable solutions that meet the varying needs of car dealers and buyers alike. He seems to see an evolution of the company's growing car shopping business as industry watchers surmise.
Weekly Industry News Poll