Microsoft Automotive AI Expert Added to Line Up of 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference
Research Triangle Park, NC – Artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate the discussions at the 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference presented by MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, part of MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association. Held October 9-11, 2023 at the Genuine Parts Company (GPC) headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., four session at this year’s Tech Conference will focus on 2023’s technological breakthrough: AI.
Just added to the speaker line up is Kaivan Karimi, Global Partner Strategy and OT Cybersecurity Lead, Automotive, Mobility, and Transportation at Microsoft. During his presentation titled “Using Responsible AI to Benefit Society vs. The Wild, Wild West,” Karimi will cover the differences between highly curated and guard-railed “responsible AI” versus the “wild, wild west” versions of AI available in these early days of this transformative technology.
“It is a strategic move to have Kaivan Karimi join us during the Business Technology Session at this year’s Aftermarket Technology Conference,” said Chris Gardner, Senior Vice President, Programs & Technology, at MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “According to Karimi, responsible AI is developed and deployed to help improve society, and his session will give insight into how the technology can shift the current paradigm in cybersecurity and help aftermarket companies do more with less.”
Other AI-focused sessions include:
- “AI & Vehicles: A Good Match?” with Ben Ellencweig, Senior Partner at McKinsey and a noted thought leader in automotive and commercial vehicle AI
- “ChatGPT & AI Applications for the Aftermarket” with Tilak Kasturi, Founder & CEO of Predii; David Brondstetter, CEO of SureCritic; and Scott Brown, Industry Ambassador with Diagnostic Network
- “Heavy Duty Data,” a sponsored breakout from JNPSoft OptiCat and TecAlliance with demonstrations of AI for heavy duty product cataloging, featuring Kyle Johnson, Director of Business Development, and Christian Krause, Lead for Data Science & Machine Learning at JNPSoft OptiCat
The 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference will bring together key players from across the aftermarket ecosystem, including suppliers, distributors, retailers, and technology providers, fostering an environment of innovation and cooperation. Leaders in heavy-duty technology, automotive technology, and business technology are encouraged to attend.
Registration for the 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference is now open. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and the full conference agenda, please visit the official event website at MEMATech.org.
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members across all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing.
MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.