Sunday, September 29

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technology Conference Registration
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. OptiCat Marketing and Catalog Advisory Committee Meeting
Separate Registration Required
Suppliers and Channel Partners Only
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ATC Board Meeting
ATC Board Members Only
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception



Monday, September 30

7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technology Conference Registration
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ATC Fall Meeting
Manufacturers Only
  • Customer Technology Town Hall – Ken Ingram, NAPA and John Schaeffer, AutoZone

  • AASA & ATC Updates

  • Aftermarket Technology Roadmap

  • New Initiatives

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Technology Provider Meeting
Technology & Solution Providers
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Welcome
Chris Gardner, Vice President, AASA; Executive Director, AASA Technology Council
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Future: IoT and Everything Digital
Alan Chakra, Managing Director, Deloitte Digital

Alan will explore future technology and automotive trends that may alter how vehicles are serviced.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Data Privacy Will Change Your Business
Lisa Henkel, former Global Sales Effectiveness Manager for Gates and current CEO of LMY CRM LLC

Learn how GDPR and future U.S. data privacy regulations will directly impact your CRM and marketing activities.
12:00 p.m.  – 12:15 p.m.  Why Technology Matters
Paul McCarthy, President & COO, AASA
12:15 p.m.  – 1:15 p.m.  Networking Luncheon
1:15 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.  Sponsor Time: Experience New Technologies at Displays
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Member Spotlight: Standard Motor Products
Brian Schultz, Business Analyst Manager, SMP

Hear how a traditional parts supplier is basing its future success on embedding technology in all areas of business.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Blockchain Applications for the Aftermarket
Allison Jennings, CEO, Filament

Use of blockchain to prove authenticity of parts and modules and to create trusted vehicle histories will benefit the aftermarket in multiple ways.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Commercial Vehicle Technology Moves Forward
TJ Thomas, Director, Marketing and Customer Solutions, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Major innovations in electronics are changing the complexities of parts and components for commercial vehicles.
4:30 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. Developing Digital Aftermarket Products
Charles Vaillant, CTO, MANN+HUMMEL

How does a traditional aftermarket supplier develop a culture that develops the next generation of automotive parts?
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Evening Event



Tuesday, October 1

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Heavy Duty Track
Sponsored by OptiCat
  • Telematic, V2V and Automated vs. Autonomous: Impacts on the HD Aftermarket (MEMA)​

  • ​An OEM’s Perspective on the HD Aftermarket

  • ​Overview and Outlook for Automated Trucking (Richard Bishop, Bishop Consulting)

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Digital Marketing Track
Sponsored by PhaseZero Ventures
  • Beyond E-commerce: Defining Digital Commerce 2.0  (PhaseZero Ventures)

  • Case Study: Digital Commerce 2.0 Executed for Real Results (Dana Corp.)

  • 10X Marketing: Emerging Digital Technologies in Trade Marketing (Banyan Technologies Group)

  • O2O Leaders & Emerging Practices (Roland Berger)

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. e-Commerce Platforms Track
Sponsored by InteractOne
  • Let’s Talk eCommerce (Brian Dwyer, Founder & CEO, InteractOne, Joe Williams, VP Client Success, InteractOne)

  • People Skills – Who You Need to Make an e-Commerce Initiative Work (Brian Dwyer, Founder & CEO, InteractOne)

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break & Attendee Networking

Take time to network with your peers & set-up meetings with customers & technology providers.
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Bridging OE and Aftermarket Technology Developments
Joe McCorry, Global Vice President, ZF Services

Insights from a leading technology and parts supplier on how and which new vehicle technologies are transferred to aftermarket applications
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. AI and Machine Learning: A Case Study with Real Benefits
Ben Johnson, Director, Product Management, Mitchell1

Finally, there is a real-life example of the use of artificial intelligence used to generate insights to repair trends for various makes/models.
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Shop of the Future: Innovative Models for Using Vehicle Data
Moderator: Donny Seyfer, NASTF
Panel Discussion: Tilak Kasturi, Predii; Anuja Sonalker, CEO, STEER Tech, Jorge Antico, eAutoClub

The emergence of IoT, sophisticated data analytics and free-flow of data is creating significant efficiencies and new opportunities for the aftermarket.
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Conference Wrap – Tomorrow’s Technology Today
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Live Technology Demonstrations
  • Entricit – telematics & predictive analytics

  • Predii – telematics & predictive analytics

  • Mammoth – 3D printing, robotics

  • Continental – connected aftermarket 

  • FenSens - ADAS

  • TireStamp – next generation sensors

  • Huecore – ADAS

  • asTech – ADAS calibration

  • National Automotive Service Task Force​

6:30 p.m. – 7 :00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Technology Banquet



Wednesday, October 2

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mobility Innovation Conference                                               
Separate Registration Required

The Mobility Technology Council (MTC) will host a conference focused on a new breed of aftermarket suppliers, which includes providers of telematics, predictive analytics, mobile apps, plug-in devices (dongles), sensors, ECUs, smart parts, vehicle data platforms and ADAS. The event is open to all industry players, including traditional parts suppliers, mobility/technology suppliers and aftermarket channel partners.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. AASA Board Meeting
AASA Board Members Only
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AASA Board Dinner
AASA Board Members Only



Thursday, October 3

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. AASA Board Meeting
AASA Board Members Only

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