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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Open Source Ownership: Who Owns What in an Age of Subscriptions, Connectivity, A.I. and Big Data?
Networking Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
Brad Rome
Canadian Black Book
Outlook for Canadian Automotive Market
Under a global backdrop of increasing risk and downward pressure on automotive sales, the Canadian market is in a second year of decline. Are there signals of the market reaching the bottom this year or will the volume losses continue into 2020? The economy, vehicle affordability and trade remain the top areas of concern and will be examined in relation to the near-term outlook. The longer term forecast, including trends in segmentation and electrification will also be covered.
Jeff Schuster
President, Americas Operations and Global Vehicle Forecasts
LMC Automotive
Technology Hype vs. Reality
In the age of mobility disruption and rapid technology development, many technologies are the building blocks for the next automotive evolution. The customer’s experience today will shape their desire for the next-level technology that is coming. Join J.D. Power for a look into what consumers' experience with vehicle technology is as well as their perspective on self-driving and battery-electric vehicles.
Kristin Kolodge
Executive Director, Driver Interaction and HMI
J.D. Power
Dealer Panel
Alan Bird
President and Chief Executive Leader
SCI MarketView
Networking Break
Canadian Black Book Market Briefing
The year 2019 has definitely had its share of plot twists and turns for the Canadian auto industry. New car sales have slowed, used car sales are booming, gas prices have had a wild 30% swing and used car prices continue to set records month, after month. What does it all mean?

Join Brian Murphy, the Vice President Research and Analytics at Canadian Blackbook for an overview of what CBB sees in the market today for 2019 and beyond. Exporting cars? Currency fluctuations? Used Car Supply? What matters most to the new and used car markets in Canada?
Brian Murphy
Vice President - Research and Analytics
Canadian Black Book
Morning Keynote: If Data is the new gold, are you treating it that way?
As vehicles become connected, existing revenue streams are being affected and new ones are being created. Additionally, data security and governance are becoming more relevant. What does this mean for automobile dealers and how can they best prepare?
Tim Reuss
President and CEO
Networking Lunch
The Shifting Landscape of Data Ownership and Data Sharing
Conventional models for ownership and control over the data generated through the operation of proprietary technologies are under pressure from many directions as we move deeper into the digital and data economy. This presentation will highlight how new paradigms for privacy; new approaches to public, private and personal data governance; and new paradigms for pooling and sharing data may impact the data-rich environment of automated and connected cars.
Dr. Teresa Scassa
Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy
University of Ottawa
F&I Panel
Networking Break
Afternoon Keynote: A digital and data/AI transformation has only a little to do with technology and everything to do with culture and the customer
Transforming your organization into a digital & data first company comes down to more than just technology. Sam Sebastian, President & CEO of Pelmorex Corp., owner of The Weather Network discusses the 5 transformation pillars that he has put in place to help navigate the organization on its journey as it experiences disruption at every turn.
Sam Sebastian
President and CEO
Pelmorex Corp
Closing Remarks
JD Ney
Automotive Industry Practice Leader, Canada
J.D. Power
Cocktail Reception

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