Software-Defined Vehicles in Focus at Vision Conference

Software-Defined Vehicles in Focus at Vision Conference

Experts from Boston Consulting Group will discuss their study on who will own the connectivity profit pools.

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers – part of MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association – has announced a session at its 2023 Vision Conference on “Software-Defined Vehicles: Bane or Blessing for the Auto Aftermarket.” 

In this session, experts from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will shed some insight from their landmark study on who will own the connectivity profit pools: OEMs or suppliers?

The session will take place during the Vision Conference April 12 in Rosemont, Illinois. 

BCG’s Kevin Schimmelmann, managing director and partner, and Harrison Xue, partner, will join MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers during Vision’s morning sessions to discuss how suppliers can defend the independent aftermarket’s market share. Sharing use cases and exploring growth opportunities, Schimmelmann and Xue will outline how suppliers can participate in the connectivity opportunity and ensure their place in the industry’s transformation. 

“The market is shifting toward software-defined vehicles (SDVs). That is the future of the automobile,” explained Paul McCarthy, president and CEO of MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “As those numbers grow, so do profit pools, as they create new opportunities to create value for consumers. BCG’s insights will detail how the aftermarket and aftermarket suppliers can get their fair share.” 

“Landmark studies are a major annual deliverable at our Vision Conference,” says Phillip Atkins, director, strategic research and planning, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “We are happy to have BCG join us for the first time to present findings from their study at this year’s conference.”  

The 2023 Vision Conference is a must-attend event for all aftermarket professionals looking to stay on top of the latest industry trends and issues. Vision provides valuable insights and perspectives from a range of thought leaders in one full day of presentations, breakout sessions, and networking.

The 2023 conference will be held April 12 at Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. Pre- and post-conference sessions and council meetings are also part of the agenda to allow attendees to connect with peers and colleagues on the things that matter most to aftermarket suppliers. 

Conference highlights include: 

  • On-site meetings for MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers’ Business Technology Council (BTC), Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) and Marketing Executives Council (MEC) 
  • MEMA Advocacy Town Hall with Ann Wilson, senior vice president of Government Affairs 
  • A welcome reception sponsored by NA Williams 
  • Customer keynote from AutoZone 
  • Vision’s popular “3 Dragons: A View from an Economist, Wall Street Analyst & Aftermarket Analyst,” sponsored by SAP America 

For more information, the full agenda and to register, visit memavision.com.  

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