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COVID-19 Debates: States Reopening, Face Masks, and Insurrection in the USA
Another mashup of live stream recording sessions of the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show. This episode covers three of our four most recent sessions: One from April 22 where we talked about states reopening and effects on auto retail; One on April 29 that features highlights from a live debate about face masks; and one from May 13 that debates about police drones and insurrection in the United States.
Fleet Orchestration, Mobile-First Websites, and Reimagining Business with AI
This episode features highlights from three separate interviews from January on the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show. 1) Bestmile Founder & CEO Raphael Gindratt on optimizing mobility services with fleet orchestration. 2) 321 Ignition Founder and CEO Lyamen Savy on the importance of Mobile-First websites for dealers. 3) Matthew Fanelli from MNI Targeted Media on re-business with AI Marekting.
The Unassuming Undetected Fixed Ops Disruptor
This episode is a mashup of conversations about fixed operations from January through March that reveals how undetected COVID-19 was and how quickly it became the unassuming disruptor that it was. In it we review the online auto parts business of 2019, hear how dealers recruit and develop service technicians, and we see first-hand how dealers are adopting COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.
A break in the clouds for Auto Retailers? Let's take a stand, shall we?
The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has given everyone reason to worry. And dealing with a challenging time like this is a lot harder when you focus solely on the negative. Conversely, looking for that silver lining isn’t about ignoring the problem either. And while this episode is meant to identify some slivers of hope, it's also a call to take a stand for Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Adaptability - Do or Die for Auto Retailers
In this episode we highlight pre COVID-19 rhetoric about the importance of auto retailers adapting not only to certain technologies but also fundamental principles and practices, and how now with stay in shelter ordinances auto retailers are being forced to embrace many of these ideas in order to stay in business.
Prelude to a Global Pandemic Shutdown from the Eyes of the Auto Retail Industry
In this episode we highlight segments of conversations from two different panel discussions leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The first conversation occurred in early February, just prior to the 2020 NADA Show. The second conversation took place a month later, one day prior to the NBA calling off the Jazz-Thunder game just prior to tip-off which sparked a global shutdown of all major group activities and events. Nobody on either panel had any idea of what was about to ensure.