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Cox Automotive Experience 2021

Cox Automotive Experience

The first ever Cox Automotive Experience might be over but don’t worry, you can watch any of the insightful and transformative on-demand sessions at any time.


Cox Automotive State of the Industry

January 25, 2021, 12:00-12:25 ET 

Featuring: Steve Rowley, President, Cox Automotive and  Marianne Johnson, Chief Product Officer, Cox Automotive

Welcome to the first ever Cox Automotive Experience! Kick off day one with a look at what’s in store for the industry in the weeks and months to come. Hear from Cox Automotive leaders about what the past 11 months has taught us, and the solutions we’ve built that will strengthen your businesses as we define a new way forward, together.

Client Resilience Panel

January 25, 2021, 12:25-1:05 ET

Hosted by Rich Coutu, SVP Enterprise Sales, Cox Automotive​

Forced to adapt to safety protocols like social distancing, lockdowns, and temporary store closures, our clients have literally been on the front lines of the automotive industry amidst a global pandemic for nearly a year. Which makes them our industry’s most powerful weapon in battling the challenges automotive will continue to face as we navigate an evolving health crisis. The client panel will share business experiences from the past year, highlighting the shifts in sales processes and operations that were successful, and divulging where things could have gone better.

Market Outlook

January 25, 2021, 1:05-1:40 ET 

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, Cox Automotive

Jonathan Smoke shares his thoughts on the state of the automotive market as the industry navigates through the challenges caused by the pandemic into economic recovery. Hear the latest on Cox Automotive’s expectations for 2021 and beyond and why we should see a rebound in performance.

Additionally, stay tuned to see who will be named the 16th recipient of the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award, following Jonathan Smoke’s presentation. This honor is awarded annually to a leader who demonstrates business leadership, community advocacy, as well as a commitment to advancing the automotive industry.

Grace Huang, President, Manheim
Randy Kobat, VP Inventory Management

Ways to Win in Wholesale and Retail

January 25, 2021, 1:40-2:10 ET

Featuring: Grace Huang, President, Manheim and Randy Kobat, VP Inventory Management, Cox Automotive 

If operations during a health crisis was the number one story of the 2020 dealership, inventory acquisition would likely be a close second. Which is why it’s essential for clients to understand how to use the most accurate and powerful live market data to maximize wholesale and retail inventory and profitability. In this session, clients will experience the new Manheim Dashboard, designed to help dealers make more confident decisions with vAuto Provision data in Manheim’s trusted digital marketplace.

Lori Wittman, SVP Dealer Software Solutions, Cox Automotive

Personalizing the Path to Purchase

January 25, 2021, 2:10-2:35 ET

Featuring: Jessica Stafford, SVP Consumer Solutions, Cox Automotive and  Lori Wittman, SVP Dealer Software Solutions, Cox Automotive 

Consumers are not only used to a personalized and seamless shopping experience, they expect it. They depend on relevant messages to reach them at the right time to inform purchase decisions regardless of product. So, it should come as no surprise that they expect this kind of experience during the car-shopping process. And while strides have been made toward creating a personalized path to purchase, the auto industry still has a ways to go to fully embrace this consumer expectation.

Ben Flusberg, SVP, Data Solutions, Cox Automotive

Enabling Our Partners with Data and AI

January 25, 2021, 2:40-3:10 ET 

Featuring: Ben Flusberg, SVP, Data Solutions, Cox Automotive 

Ben Flusberg shares the latest proprietary data and AI capabilities that are inspiring dealers’ confidence in the marketplace and connecting vehicles to buyers faster.

Alex Fraser, AVP of Pivet, Cox Automotive

Mobility Capabilities Transforming the Industry

January 25, 2021, 3:10-4:10 ET

Moderated by Alex Fraser, AVP of Pivet, Cox Automotive 

The anticipated growth of flexible alternatives to car ownership go hand-in-hand with the need for enhanced levels of fixed and mobile fleet service offerings. Together, these automated solutions will make vehicle access and fleet service seamless for operators, dealers and OEMs. In this panel, industry leaders will discuss the operational innovations shaping a more personalized, flexible transportation future.

Digitally Powering Consumer  Experiences from Anywhere

January 25, 2021, 3:40-4:10 ET 

Featuring: Keith Jezek, President, Retail Solutions, Cox Automotive

Never has connectivity across dealer and lender operations been as critical to delivering consumer experiences that match and exceed expectations. In this session, Cox Automotive leaders present key insights from the Cox Automotive Digitization of End-to-End Retail Study and discuss what dealers and lenders are doing to engage consumers and moves they’re making to create a more profitable business.


January 25, 2021, 4:10-4:20 ET

Tim McKinley, Chief Sales Officer, Cox Automotive

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