Get Focused Conference Agenda 2019

The conference takes place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 from 9am until 4pm.

Get Focused Conference 2019 Agenda

The conference will be taking place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 from 9am until 4pm.
The location of the conference is at the The Moat House, Acton Trussell, Stafford in the Acton Suite.

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At Get Focused you can gain insights on the latest trends and technologies. These insights will be delivered by experts from the automotive and other industries.
There is additional information at the bottom of the agenda that covers directions, accomodation and any dietary requirements. Please note the agenda is subject to change. We look forward to seeing you there!

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9 am - Arrival and Breakfast

Bacon sandwiches, pastries and tea and coffees will be served upon arrival

9.30 am - Welcome

Roland will be welcoming everyone and discuss the agenda and sharing some interesting thoughts to think about throughout the day.

Roland Schaack, MD, Codeweavers

9.45 pm - The Power of the API

Discover the potential of APIs and how you can build an effective platform to work the way you do.

25 minute talk, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session
Christina Chander, Project Facilitator, Codeweavers

10.15 am - What’s your data saying about your business?

As online continues to grow as a channel for car sales, we are seeing more and new opportunities to collect data. Whether it is about your customers, your vehicles or your website performance, you should be starting to think about how you can utilise this data to gain insight into your business. During this session, we will show you options for data collection and analysis as well as showing you the first public glimpses of what Codeweavers are currently building to help you get more from your data.

25 minute talk, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session
Paul Boocock, Head of Data Insights, Codeweavers

10.45 am - Break

Refreshments will be available and there will also be Codeweavers staff available to discuss any support requirements you have, demo products and data insights.

30 minute Break

11.15 am - Creating a Digital Strategy for Online Car Sales

The talk will discuss why search should be top of the list for manufacturers and dealers alike, why local search is a powerful and underused option and why coming technology means Tesla's move to online only sales may not be as crazy as it seems.

25 minute talk, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session
John Warner, Marketing and Content Executive, Click Consult

11.45 pm - Tackling the challenges faced in the automotive industry

James Biggs discusses the importance of reacting to the changing ways that people want to buy cars. He talks about the challenges his dealership has faced in the automotive industry when processes haven't changed quick enough, as well as the importance of the online customer journey.

15 minute session
James Biggs, Managing Director, Weybridge Vehicle Consultants

12.00 pm - How technology is changing car buying

Changing customer expectations – how much and how fast are things changing in car buying?
What are the technologies leading this change?
What are the challenges for the car finance industry?

25 minute talk, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session
Spencer Burnell, Head of Product, VOLKSWAGEN FINANCIAL SERVICES (UK) LIMITED

12.30 pm - Lunch

A two course meal will be served in The Moat House Orangery.

1.30 pm - The Impact of Social Media & Instant Messaging

This will be an interactive session to explore the reach and uses of social media and IM's in the Automotive Industry. We'll share some insights, case studies and best practices to make use of these platforms for vehicle sales.

30 minute session
Rebecca Boocock(Milgate), Head of Delivery, Codeweavers

2.00 pm - The Benefits of Future Proofing your Ad Tech Stack

The proliferation of media over the years and the ever complex user journey, the challenge this has created for advertisers and how a unified eco system can help to solve this challenge.

25 minute talk, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session
Chris Roberts, Managing Partner, iProspect

2.30 pm - Improving Pricing Accuracy and Profit using Technology

In today's fast paced markets where retail pricing drives demand and the consumer has so much transparency, the ability to work with realtime data has never been more important. The used car market has been late to realise this and today Cazana will highlight the importance of the latest technology in improving retail pricing accuracy in line with real time demand and the impact on profit per unit and speed of sale.

25 minute talk, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session
Rupert Pontin, Director of Valuations, Cazana

3.00 pm - Break

Refreshments will be available and there will also be Codeweavers staff available to discuss any support requirements you have, demo products and showcase data insights.

15 minute break

3.15 pm - Intelligently connecting people to vehicles

James Burbidge, will be sharing insights on how processes used to be in their market and how technology has made them more reactive. Dan Roberts will be discussing different ways the automotive industry can utilise technology to be more reactive to what's happening now.

25 minute talk, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session
James Burbidge, European Technical Director, Print Division at Adphos Europe and Dan Roberts, Head of Product, Codeweavers

3.45 pm - Conference Roundup

Roland will be rounding up the conference.

Roland Schaack, MD, Codeweavers

Additional info

Directions

The conference will take place in the Acton Suite of The Moat House in Acton Trussell Stafford.

If you are driving, the venue is located 5 minutes off junction 13 of the M6.
If you are getting the train you can get the train to Stafford and we can help you sort transport to the venue.

Venue Address: The Moat House, Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Stafford ST17 0RJ

Accomodation

If you require accommodation the night before. We have liaised with The Moat House to offer a special rate for accommodation at The Moat House.
Please email our marketing team on: marketing@codeweavers.net if you would like to book a room.

Dietary requirements

If you have any dietary requirements please get in contact with us by emailing our marketing team on: marketing@codeweavers.net so we can let the venue know.

Twitter

The hashtag for this event is #getfocused

Q&A

We have setup a Slido account so you can ask questions before, during and after the conference.
Feel free to start asking questions by heading to slido.com and enter #getfocused

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