Agenda, Attendee List, & Presentation files now available to Autotech Council members in the library.

Join the Autotech Council for a morning of debate and discovery, product demos, startup pitches, and great networking as we get a sense of the more immediate innovations and opportunities that shape the Ownership Experience.

  • Date: 8/14/2020 08:30 AM - 8/14/2020 11:30 AM
  • Location: Autotech Council Virtual Meeting Room



This month, Autotech Council members and guests meet online to discuss how mobility management is changing the automotive landscape. Join OEMs, suppliers, startups and VCs to discover innovation and opportunities in Ownership Experience.

The Customer Experience for car owners, which covers everything from car shopping and buying, financing, insurance, to vehicle service, sharing, personalization and after market, is going through big disruptions; not the least of which is the growing variety of ownership models. As Autotech Council members firmly believe, disruption means opportunity for the right ideas, technologies, and companies.

On the sales/purchase side, Tesla pioneered direct-to-customer sales methods, and disruption in the Dealership model. But COVID-19 is having a wider effect, getting most of the major carmakers to also shift to online, no-visit car sales methods. Customers have shown a desire to remove the haggling, the uncertainty, and risk of this stressful part of car ownership. Coming after COVID-19, some Chinese car dealers have implemented key delivery by drone and a no-contact sales and service experience. Some of these efforts are destined for the junk yard, but some might stick. Will we ever return to last-century's model?

The sales / purchase process is just the beginning of the Ownership Experience, so our meeting will also touch on the forward-looking changes to:

  • Service and maintenance
  • Charging
  • Connected Services
  • Sharing Platforms for private owners
  • Insurance
  • Personalization
  • Aftermarket

Join Autotech Council members for a morning of debate and discovery, product demos, startup pitches, and great networking as we get a sense of the innovations and the more immediate tech and opportunities that will shape the Ownership Experience.

COVID-19 ADJUSTMENT: Autotech Council meetings will continue to be online only until we are able to meet safely in person. For this meeting, registered attendees will receive their personal,single-use, link to accesss the meeting room 24 hours before the meeting.

AC-JFYD-100Fees and Options: 

  • ONLINE-ONLY REGISTRATION: $200 (free for Autotech Council members)
    Introduce your product and invite members and attendees to a private chat for networking. This package includes 2 admissions, a rapid-fire product pitch, post-pitch attendee networking, agenda spotlight and marketing to 10k+ subscribers via email, social media, and blog post.
    Any relevant technology can be introduced in a 5-minute rapid-fire pitch; register online.

About Autotech Council Public Meetings:
The Autotech Council occasionally opens to non-members to discover a segment of the auto industry that is attracting large amounts of innovation and investment. Public meetings are ½-day agendas that highlight a few vendors who are leading the segment and introduce dozens of undiscovered companies or technologies. Expect demos, startup pitches, plenty of time for networking, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies.