New vehicle technologies, new business models and technologies, industry consolidation, global events, and more are disrupting our business world as we know it. In virtually every industry changed by disruption, the net result has been market growth. Disruption can also lead to rapid growth through new market opportunities for industry incumbents and upstarts. By attending this
session, auto glass companies, owners, and employees will learn what they can do to turn these disruptions into opportunities! This seminar connects the dots for auto glass companies and explains how “connected” the glass in cars will be.
Speaker: Frank Terlep, CEO of Autotechcelerators, has worked for more than 40 years in the automotive industry and has been at the forefront of auto and collision technologies since the mid-1980s. Frank launched his first technology business in 1984 with a $100,000 investment from an angel investor, where he developed one of the first software applications for the automotive aftermarket industry. Since then, Frank has helped design and launch the industry’s first Windows-based estimating and management system, the first online parts procurement platform, the first mobile app, digital marketing platform, and a remote scanning and calibration software platform. Frank is the published author of “Auto Industry Disruption, Who and What is Being Disrupted and What to Do About It” and the CEO of Autotechcelerators. The company developed ADAS CoPilot™, Test Drive CoPilot™, and Calibration CoPilot™, solutions to help the glass industry estimate, calibrate and validate ADAS repairs and calibrations properly.