Mann+Hummel’s Charles Vaillant to Examine ‘Developing Digital Aftermarket Products’ at 2019 AASA Technology Conference

Date: June 27, 2019
Charles Vaillant, chief technology officer for Mann+Hummel, will examine “Developing Digital Aftermarket Products” in one of the insightful presentations slated for the 2019 AASA Technology Conference, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 29, through Monday, Oct. 29, in Boca Raton, Fla.
 
The AASA Technology Conference is the industry’s leading technology event, attended by IT/IS, engineers, data/catalog managers, customer service, web developers, data analysts, product managers and marketing from suppliers, WDs, retailers, and technology and service providers. Participants will learn about major emerging technology trends, compare ideas with manufacturers and channel partners, develop connections with the leading technology executives in the aftermarket.
 
In addition to Valliant’s presentation, other speakers and presentations will include:
 
  • “Future: IoT and Everything Digital” -- Alan Chakra, managing director, Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • “Data Privacy Will Change Your Business” -- Lisa Henkel, former Global Sales Effectiveness Manager for Gates and current CEO of LMY CRM llc
  • “Commercial Vehicle Technology Moves Forward” -- TJ Thomas, director, marketing and customer solutions, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
  • “Bridging OE and Aftermarket Technology Developments” -- Joe McCorry, North American president for the aftermarket, ZF Services
  • “AI and Machine Learning: A Case Study with Real Benefits” -- Ben Johnson, director, product management, Mitchell1
  • “Shop of the Future: Innovative Models for Using Vehicle Data” – moderated by Donny Seyfer, NASTF, and featuring Tilak Kasturi of Predii and other panelists
 
The AASA Technology Conference will feature live technology demonstrations by Continental, FenSens, Huecore, Mammoth, TireStamp and more. The popular “Member Spotlight” for 2019 will showcase Standard Motor Products, discussing how it is basing its future success on embedding technology in all areas of business. The successful Technology Track sessions also are back again this year, with concurrent sessions focused on technology advances in heavy duty, marketing and information technology (IT).
 
The AASA Technology Conference sponsors to date are Autologue, Experian, MAM Software, OptiCat, PhaseZero, Pricedex Software, Snap 36 and TecAlliance. The event offers promotional opportunities to fit all budgets – contact Megan Gardner of AASA for details: mgardner@aasa.mema.org.
 
More information about the 2019 AASA Technology Conference is available here.
 
Immediately following the Technology Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 2, AASA will hold the second annual Mobility Innovation Conference – which will advance the technology and business interests of suppliers of mobility technology to the aftermarket industry. Mobility technology includes suppliers of telematics, predictive analytics, mobile apps, plug-in devices (dongles), sensors, ECUs, connectivity, 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. More information about the event will be available soon – the current agenda is here.
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