In case you haven’t heard, CarGurus is launching a user conference this month called Navigate ’19 to take place in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center from October 22-23, 2019. This first-of-its-kind automotive event is designed to educate attendees on solutions to major challenges that dealerships face today, including areas like digital marketing, strategy, and leadership.
And I am pleased to announce that we will be working with CarGurus to help promote the inaugural event, which is only two weeks away. Read our press release about it for details of our involvement, which includes information about CarGurus Head of B2B Marketing Ashley Karr appearing on the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show this week, and the panel that I will be moderating at the conference.
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Agenda – Keynotes, Breakouts, and Activities
The Navigate agenda is filled with engaging sessions and panels ranging from business growth to innovation and will include keynotes from two of today’s most prominent entrepreneurs: Guy Kawasaki and Daymond John.
Guy Kawasaki – The Art of Innovation
Among his impressive list of accomplishments, Kawasaki is best known for being the chief evangelist of Canva and also of Apple, and a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz USA. His keynote “The Art of Innovation” will educate attendees on how to create strong brands for their business.
Daymond John – 5 Shark Points
As the Founder and CEO of FUBU and a well-known Shark Tank investor, Daymond John is an equally remarkable entrepreneur and business leader. His keynote, “Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points,” will provide attendees with actionable business and life advice.
There are nearly 30 breakout sessions scheduled across the two-day event, with speakers ranging from dealers and dealership personnel, auto industry leaders, CarGurus personnel, and speakers from outside the auto industry as well.
Navigate’s speaker roster consists of CEOs and leaders from notable technology companies like TripAdvisor, Kronos, and Zillow and their sessions will cover a wide array of topics like the importance of transparency, building an organization that employees love, and hiring best practices.
Women of Navigate Dinner ft. Jen Welter, NFL Coach
Tuesday evening is the Women of Navigate dinner reception, which offers an exclusive opportunity to network with female executives and automotive professionals to discover how to champion your career growth. In addition to networking over drinks and a gourmet meal, you’ll hear from Jen Welter, the first female coach in the NFL, and find out lessons she learned about driving her career forward in a male dominated field.
For complete agenda details such as titles and descriptions of the breakout sessions, and how to RSVP for the Women of Navigate Dinner, visit the CarGurus Navigate ‘19 website.
Ashley Karr Guest Appearance
To help promote the conference, CarGurus Head of B2B Marketing Ashley Karr is scheduled to appear on the AutoConverse Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show Wednesday October 9th.
“CarGurus is excited that AutoConversion is helping us promote our inaugural Navigate conference because they offer dealers a refreshing and objective perspective about products and companies in the auto industry and that aligns with our conference’s inspiring and educational agenda,” says Karr.
Panel Discussion Moderated by Ryan Gerardi
And finally, I am slated to help moderate a panel discussion at the conference on Tuesday October 22nd. Included on the panel are:
- Jeff Miller, Carvana VP of Strategic Partnerships
- Rudi Thun, Roadaster COO
- Jeff VanderWal, Clearshift Founder
Get Dialed in on AutoConverse.com
Be sure you are subscribed to AutoConverse.com to learn more about this week’s show and Karr’s scheduled guest appearance, and for details on the panel discussion I will be moderating.
And shouts out to Brian Kramer and team for lining up this opportunity with us. We are pleased to be providing awareness to industry events and activities like Navigate and are committed to providing objective and valuable insights leading up to and at such events.