AAPEX Education Online series kicks off Tuesday

by | Jun 22, 2023 | 0 comments

The AAPEX Education Online webinar series will kick off on Tuesday, June 27, with a free, timely and relevant presentation on “How Generative AI is Powering Innovation in Automotive Repair.”

Mark Seng, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Predii, and Tilak Kasturi, Founder and CEO, Predii, will lead the webinar from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST. Registration is required to attend.

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is accelerating across the automotive aftermarket ecosystem. Generative AI is on the rise. The industry is striving to optimize the customers’ service experience while navigating a highly complex, highly competitive ecosystem.

As connected car data becomes more accessible, the need to make it actionable is critical. AI can leverage the automotive aftermarket’s biggest asset – a vast amount of data – to predict parts and service demand, optimize supply chains and power product innovation.

In this webinar, attendees will learn: 

  • What exactly is “Artificial Intelligence,” and how does it differ from basic analytics and business intelligence (BI)?
  • How do specialized AI solutions add value to the automotive repair experience today? How can attendees leverage these solutions to stay competitive?
  • What is “Generative AI” and what are “Large Language Models”? How can they be applied to a business?
  • How will AI help the aftermarket with some of its key challenges into the future?
Mark Seng

Seng has more than 35 years of experience in the global aftermarket business. Before Predii – a Palo Alto, CA-based automotive-focused Artificial Intelligence provider to both OEMs and aftermarket companies – Seng was the global aftermarket practice leader for IHS Markit, leading the company’s global aftermarket product development strategy, and vice president of Aftermarket & Commercial Vehicle Sales for R.L. Polk & Co.

Prior to that, he held various positions in distribution, sales, international marketing and product management for Federal-Mogul.

Kasturi is an innovator, entrepreneur and an engineer with over 20 years of enterprise software, enterprise big data and applied artificial intelligence experience. He stands at the forefront of predictive big data, driving one of the most impactful developments in the automotive and industrial sectors.

Prior to Predii, he held several technology leadership roles at Radion (a cancer treatment management software), iLoop Mobile (Mobile platform), eVolution Global Partners (a Corporate VCfund) and Time Warner.

Tilak Kasturi

The AAPEX Education Online webinar series will consist of four pre-event general education webinars to explore where the automotive aftermarket is headed. These webinars will be held in the months leading up to AAPEX: June, July, September and October.

Submissions are still being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To submit a proposal, use the Webinar Proposal Submission Form

AAPEX will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2, at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. 

AAPEX unites the more than $1.8 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry and historically draws approximately 2,500 exhibiting companies from around the globe that display innovative products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.5 billion vehicles on the road.

AAPEX provides advanced technical and business management training for professionals to maintain excellence and take their businesses to the next level.

Industry buyers include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.

AAPEX was recently honoured by Trade Show Executive (TSE) as one of the 50 fastest-growing trade shows in 2022. The event also made TSE’s list of the top U.S. trade shows in 2021.  

AAPEX is a trade-only event and closed to the general public.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. For more information, visit AAPEX 2023 or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX23.ONline


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