Maryann Keller, Lonnie Miller join Automotive Intelligence Summit lineup


AuSM is proud to announce two speakers already lined up for its 2018 inaugural (AIS), which will be held July 24-26, 2018 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, N.C.

Joining the lineup for AIS 2018 are:

  • Maryann Keller, Principal, Maryann Keller & Associates
  • Lonnie Miller, Principal Industry Consultant for the automotive sector at SAS

“The Automotive Intelligence Summit was created to be a foundation to foster a high-level meeting of the minds,” said Bill Zadeits, president of AuSM. “Having industry experts like Maryann Keller and Lonnie Miller on board is the most promising of starts toward achieving exactly that.

“Their respective experience and in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry sets the table for the type of educational content AIS 2018 has in store,” Zadeits said.

Keller has been in the auto industry for more than 40 years, including nearly three decades as a Wall Street analyst. She launched Maryann Keller & Associates in 2001 and is its principal.  

Keller has held board of directors positions with Dollar Thrifty, Lithia Motors, Falcon Financial and Sonic Automotive, in addition to her current board of director posts at AutoCanada, DriveTime and Lee Auto Group.

She was also on National Research Council panel from 1992-2001.

At SAS, Miller focuses on market opportunities and risks with emerging technology and competitive market dynamics in the auto industry while advising how to leverage analytical approaches to improve connected vehicle, smart mobility and customer experience strategies.

Prior to joining SAS, Lonnie held a variety of senior leadership roles with R. L. Polk & Co. (now IHS Markit). This included leading company’s Loyalty Management Practice, their Marketing and Industry Analysis unit and the company’s Analytical Solutions team.

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AIS 2018 is delivering the opportunity to connect with leading minds who are involved within the automotive, auto finance and transportation-related industries.

The event is an executive-level meeting designed for C-suite leaders who desire access to the best intelligence, data and analysis available.

Core content topics of AIS 2018 will include:

  • Predictive Analytics
  • Transportation Research & Insights
  • Connected Mobility
  • Economic Forecasts & Market Assessments
  • Fintech
  • Disruptors
  • Investment Capital
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Compliance & Regulations

“AIS ’18 will focus on content and intel in areas where we are strongest- in the dynamic used car and auto finance markets and will look beyond those core areas to enhance and grow in sectors critical to executives at the top level of the OEM’s, dealerships, banks, finance companies, fleet, lease, rental, suppliers and more,” said Zadeits.

As an aggregator of the top industry minds, AIS 2018 will provide attendees an experience packed with powerful insights, information and knowledge that can make a significant impact on their business planning and success.

AIS 2018 organizers are leveraging experience and relationships from a wide swath of the automotive, financial and technology sectors to deliver a unique, three-day event that will give attendees a better understanding not only of what’s happening now, but also what’s ahead to keep you and your firm ahead of the technological curve.


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