2018 Conference Schedule + Speakers

2018 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo Schedule


MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

3:00—5:00 p.m. RENIOR I
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING (by invitation)
SPEAKER:

Magdalena Yesil, Silicon Valley Pioneer; Founder, DriveInformed; First Investor and Founding Board Member, Salesforce; Author, Power UP! How Smart Women Win in the New Economy

4:00—5:45 p.m. RENIOR 2
AUTO FINANCE LEARNING FORUMS (Presentations by Business Partners)
SPEAKERS:

Denis Brosnan, President and CEO, DIMONT

Anil Goyal, Executive Vice President, Operations, Black Book

Scott Shannon, Advisor Commercial Risks, Windemere Insurance Group

Jason Wilkinson, Partner, DHG Dealerships, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

5:30—8:00 p.m.
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL RECEPTION/DINNER  (by invitation)

6:30—9:00 p.m.
INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP RECEPTION/DINNER (by invitation)

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

8:00—9:30 a.m. BOARDROOM
AWARE BOARD MEETING

8:30—11:30 a.m.DEGAS 1
INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP BREAKFAST

8:30—11:30 a.m. RENIOR 1
INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP MEETING

10:00—11:30 a.m.BOARDROOM
VEHICLE FINANCE TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. GAUGUIN 1
VEHICLE FINANCE CREDIT RISK COMMITTEE MEETING (committee members only)

Melinda Zabritski, of Experian Automotive will be the guest speaker followed by committee member attendee discussions on risk associated with fraud, residual value, credit and cyber security.

SPEAKERS:

Melinda Zabritski, Senior Director, Experian Automotive


12:00—12:45 p.m. RENOIR 2
VEHICLE FINANCE BOARD/INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP/VEHICLE FINANCE CREDIT RISK COMMITTEE JOINT LUNCHEON

12:45—2:30 p.m. RENOIR 1
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD

Current Used Vehicle Market Outlook: Emerging Trends and Strategies

SPEAKERS:

Don Gottwald, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, KAR Auction Services

Tom Kontos, Chief Economist, KAR Auction Services


2:45—3:30 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: VEHICLE MARKET OVERVIEW

After several straight years of strong sales, the US auto market enters 2018 with a sense of trepidation. The industry forecasts are showing a drop in new vehicle sales but used vehicle sales still strong. Will the economic recovery continue? How and when will the evolving mobility trends have an impact on the sales for major vehicle manufacturers in both passenger and commercial vehicles as well as on used cars and light trucks. Learn from a cross section of experts in the industry on their perspectives.

MODERATOR: Andrew Stuart, President, TD Auto Finance, LLC

PANEL:

Anil Goyal, Executive Vice President, Operations, Black Book

Patrick Manzi, Senior Economist, NADA

Jeff Parent, President & General Manager, Gulf States Toyota

3:30—4:15 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: CONSUMER MARKET OVERVIEW

With the sale of vehicles most often more often than not being tied to the financing of that vehicle, what trends do we see with the consumers? What is the level of consumer confidence with buying and financing their car or light truck? This session will give us an overview on the financial health of the consumer with an update on loan performance, delinquencies and financial trends.

MODERATOR: Andrew Stuart, President, TD Auto Finance, LLC

PANEL:

Brian Landau, Senior Vice President, Auto Business Lead, TransUnion

Tanya Sanders, Managing Director, Auto Business Operations, Chase Auto Finance

Frank Maione, Co-owner, Henderson Hyundai Superstore

4:15—4:30 p.m. BALLROOM FOYER
REFRESHMENTS

4:30—5:30 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: GAMIFICATION

Learn how to use Gamification to make a positive impact on your work and life. Yu-Kai Chou has been on a mission to share his information on Gamification and Behavioral Design research and knowledge with the world. There is an inherent challenge when sharing information; different people prefer to consume information through different mediums. For this reason, Chou made a concerted effort to produce information in as many mediums as possible, and he is one of the most known speakers in the space of Gamification, behavioral design, Gameful UX, workplace engagement, and Gen Y motivation. This session will give a framework on how to create engaging and successful experiences in the workplace and personal lives.

SPEAKER: Yu-Kai Chou, Author, Gamification & Behavioral Design

5:30—7:30 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 1-4
"WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS" RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS

7:30—10:00 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD RECEPTION/DINNER (by invitation)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
8:00—8:30 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 1-4
BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

8:30—9:00 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
WELCOMING GENERAL SESSION

Chair Welcome/AFSA EF Update/AFSA Overview

Vince Rice, AFSA Chair, Vehicle Finance Division

Tim Stanley, Chairman, AFSA Education Foundation

Chris Steinbert, President & CEO, American Financial Services Association

9:00—9:45 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: GM PRESIDENT DAN AMMANN

As a Wall Street banker, Dan Ammann helped shepherd GM through restructuring. Now, as GM's president, he's leading a transformation of the automaker's global business operations to prepare it for unprecedented technological change. Along with CEO Mary Barra, Dan Ammann has worked aggressively focus GM’s resources on emerging technologies such as autonomous and electric vehicles, in line with Barra's long-term vision of creating a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Dan Ammann was named president of General Motors in 2014. He is responsible for managing the company’s business operations around the world, the global Chevrolet and Cadillac brand organizations, global product planning, new business development and GM Financial.


9:45—10:30 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Jonathan MacDonald, strategist and crystal ball gazer advises us on product marketing strategy and execution. He will speak on the space where technology meets business, usually from an unexpected perspective. What does the future of retail look like? How do we prepare?

SPEAKER: Jonathan MacDonald, Founder, Thought Expansion Network

SPONSORED BY FIS

10:30—11:00 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 1-4
REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE
11:00—11:45 a.m. MONET 1-2
CONCURRENT SESSION:ALTERNATIVE DATA

Yes, all that information is great. But what exactly is Alternative Data? How do we use it? Do we really need more data? What is the benefit?

SPEAKERS:

Doug Clyma, Senior Vice President, Risk Management, GM Financial

Kamal Dhaliwal, SVP, Credit Risk Management, TD Auto Finance

Sang Kim, Vice President, Risk Management, Consumer Portfolio Services

11:00—11:45 a.m. MONET 3-4
CONCURRENT SESSION: SOCIAL PLATFORMS—HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECTIVELY

Melinda Welsh, Marketing Executive, Chase Auto Finance,

Samantha Barnes Manager, Analytics & Insight, LunaMetrics

Kathy Ruble, Executive Director Auto Marketing and Dealer Communications, Ally Financial

12:00—1:00 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 1-4
LUNCHEON IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

1:00—1:45 p.m. MONET 1-2
CONCURRENT SESSION: RISK MANAGEMENT - AI, THE FULL INTEL

Machine learning today is revolutionizing business at a fast pace. Computers that learn without being programmed to perform specific tasks are able to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big data- over and over, faster and faster. Learn how lenders can use AI/ML in risk management and everyday operations.

Alecia Bridgwater , Bridgwater Consulting

Scott Cooke, Vice President, Risk, Dealer Credit and Information Security, Toyota Financial Services

Shafi Rahman , Principal Scientist, FICO

CONCURRENT SESSION: SOCIAL PLATFORMS—CONTENT, SOCIAL LISTENING AND REPUTATION MANAGEMENT (MONET 3-4)

Having an effective social media platform entails a lot more then just connecting to current and new customers. It is also a full time job to listen and monitor your corporate image before it's too late. Preempting and curtailing negative attacks in a timeley and efficient manner is key to keeping a reputable image.

SPEAKERS:

Andrew LeClair, Product Marketing Manager, Pegasystems

Rick Levitin, Senior Manager of Customer Experience & Technology, Nissan Motors Company

Ericka Kurtz, Director, Social Media Strategy MGM Resorts International

2:00—2:45 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: CYBERSECURITY/FRAUD

Security threats are a growing concern for both business and individuals. We are all vulnerable. Everyone is talking about fraud, hacking, cybercrime and cyberwars.

SPEAKER: Sean Cassidy, Co-founder Defensestorm.com
2:45—3:15 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

3:15—4:00 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: REGULATORY UPDATE

This session will provide an update on a series of regulatory actions that effect your business. What impact will changes at the CFPB make? Updates on dealer oversight, vehicle protection products, UDAAP, small business landscape and much more.

SPEAKERS:

Bill Himpler, Executive Vice President, American Financial Services Association

Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President, American Financial Services Association

John Redding, Partner, Buckley Sandler, LLC

Michael Benoit, Chairman, Hudson Cook,

4:00—5:00 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION—DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Learn how rapid changes in culture and demographics are affecting the employee experience.

SPEAKERS:

Magdalena YesilSilicon Valley Pioneer; Founder, DriveInformed; First Investor and Founding Board Member, Salesforce; Author, Power UP! How Smart Women Win in the New Economy

Mike Dominguez, SVP, Chief Sales Officer, MGM

5:00—6:30 p.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 1-4
RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
8:00—8:30 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
BREAKFAST IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

8:30—9:00 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: NADA/AFSA CHAIR EXCHANGE

Vince Rice, AFSA Chair, Vehicle Finance Division

Wes Lutz , 2018 NADA Chairman & President


9:00—9:45 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: CEO PANEL—TOP INDUSTRY ISSUES

CEOs from major auto finance sources will discuss how they are partnering with their dealer customers to address consumer needs while confronting economic, political and marketplace uncertainties, and opportunities.

MODERATOR: Charlie Vogelheim, Host & Producer, Motor Trend Auto

SPEAKERS:

Dan Berce, President & CEO, GM Financial

Rich Hyde, Chief Operating Officer, Prestige Financial Services

Rich Morrin, President, Chrysler Capital and Auto Relationships, Santander Consumer USA, Inc.

Ravi Raghu, President, Capital One Auto Finance, Inc.

9:45—10:30 a.m. BELLAGIO BALLROOM 5-7
GENERAL SESSION: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

Learn what is driving the future of mobility along the trends of automation, communication, electrification, and commoditization. This session will combine perspectives from technology, business, policy, and human factors that effect/impact products, business models, and go-to-market strategies.

SPEAKER:

Sven Beiker, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility, Lecturer, Stanford University


10:45 a.m.—12:30 p.m. MONET 2
VEHICLE COMMERCIAL CREDIT COMMITTEE

USE OF AI IN COMMERCIAL LENDING
Srini Bhardwaj, CTO, AI Products Rage Frameworks, A Genpact Company

PRIVATE EQUITY: HOW IS IT AFFECTING THE RETAIL AUTOMOBILE DEALER
Jason Wilkinson, Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Adam Lawyer, Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

12:30 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
VEHICLE COMMERCIAL CREDIT LUNCHEON