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2020 VeriFacts Symposium Lineup

VeriFacts Automotive to Host 11th VeriFacts Symposium February 20 to 21, 2020 in Newport Beach, CA

Lineup of All-Star Speakers Announced:
Don’t Miss Headliners David Bakos from GM and Amin Toufani from Singularity University

VeriFacts Automotive announced the lineup of guest speakers and panels to be featured at the upcoming 11th VeriFacts Symposium, slated for February 20 to 21, 2020 in Newport Beach, CA.

Held at the fabulous Fashion Island Hotel, the exclusive event will feature two days of discussion of the changes ahead for the collision repair industry, collaborative solution development, exhibitor clinics and keynote speakers. To learn more about attending, contact Symposium@Verifactsauto.com.

The VeriFacts Symposium headline speakers are:

GM Global Strategy on the Future of Collision Repair   
David Bakos, Executive Director, Global Aftersales Engineering & Service Operations, General Motors

Exonomics and Exponential Business Models                            
Amin Toufani, Lead Professor, Singularity University

The lineup of all-star speakers and panels also includes:

The Journey of ADAS from Factory to Repair
David DeBoer, CEO, Burke Porter Group

What’s been Learned and the Year Ahead                                            
John Lancaster, National Wholesale Parts Manager, Subaru of America

Providing Quality & Safe Repairs for Ford & Lincoln Owners
Dean Bruce, Collision Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company

Beyond Consolidation:  Why Investors are Interested in Collision
Rex Green, Managing Director Global Co-Head Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking, Jefferies, LLC

Realities of Current and Future ADAS Technology
Moderator:
Greg Potter, Chief Technology Officer, Equipment & Tool Institute
Panelists:
Jake Rodenroth, Director of Client Services, asTech        
Bob Augustine, VP of Business Development, OPUS IVS

Integrity / Who Wants to Play Russian Roulette
Dan Dutra, Owner, SIG’S Body Shops
Burl Richards, Owner, Burl’s Collision Center

Around the World in 45 Minutes                                              
Jason Moseley, CEO, IBIS Worldwide

How to Deal with Dealerships                                      
Moderator:      
Bob Kirstiuk, Founder & CEO/Owner, First Parts Group/Advantage Parts Solutions, Fix Auto UK
Panelists:
Ted Stein, Area Fixed Operations Director, SoCal Penske Dealer Group
Shawn Griffin, National Collision Director, Asbury Automotive Management
Steven Dougherty, Fletcher Jones Mercedes

You May See Me Struggle, but You’ll Never See Me Quit
Christopher Maimone, Owner, Crown City Tire Auto Care

Consumer Viewpoint                                       
George Avery, CEO, Avery Consulting
Patrick Dorais, Chief of the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), State of California

VeriFacts Technology, Coaching and Risk Management
Cindy Granse, VP Information Technology & Support, VeriFacts Automotive
William Romaniello III, VP Operations & Education, VeriFacts Automotive
Mike Miller, VP, OEM Services, VeriFacts Automotive
Cory Balsitis, Solutions Manager, VeriFacts Automotive
Chris Ollila, Director of Coaching & Account Manager, VeriFacts Automotive

“The VeriFacts Symposium features an incredible lineup of speakers and panelists who will address the future of the collision repair industry,” said Farzam Afshar, CEO of VeriFacts Automotive. “The VeriFacts Symposium is a safe place for like-minded colleagues to discuss the changes ahead for the collision repair industry. Together, we can chart the course for success and navigate the future of collision repair.”