Auto Finance Innovation on Display at Our Partner Summit

Over three days in June, Inovatec brought together some of the leading names in auto finance innovation at our partner summit in Whistler, BC. From AI-driven lending to fraud prevention technology, we explored the future of our industry with those who are currently helping to shape it. 

If you couldn’t make it, we’re sorry we missed you! Here are some of the highlights:

Future-Proofing Auto Finance 

We were honored to be joined by Denizhan Uykur from Monitor Deloitte for an opening Keynote on Thursday morning, where he invited us to take a broad view on the future of Digital Auto Finance by highlighting key examples of innovation and trends across the industry. 

Customer Experience was the focus of the first roundtable discussion, led by Yotam Haroosh of Lightico and Michael Shaw of REPAY. Looking at how the typical customer journey has changed post-Covid, Yotam and Michael explored what this means for lenders, including the need to create a ‘frictionless’ experience and adapt more quickly to consumer expectations. 

Next was an insightful discussion of Fraud Prevention by Frank McKenna of Point Predictive, Edie Hirtenstein of VINData and Carl Davies of Equifax, exploring how lenders can take advantage of cutting-edge fraud prevention technologies to minimize their risk exposure. 

Of course, no trip to Whistler would be complete without taking advantage of the area’s natural playground, so after lunch and networking following Thursday’s panels, attendees kicked back with world-class golfing, spa treatments and ziplining.

Data, Lending and the Auto Marketplace

Things started bright and early on Friday, with a roundtable discussion on Alternative Data with Evan Chrapko of Trust Science and Cheryl Woodburn of Provenir. It’s a data-driven world out there, and Evan and Cheryl showed us how we can cut through the weeds to find the right sources of data to help make better business decisions in the digital lending space. 

Next, we were treated to a keynote presentation by Bill Johnston, Senior VP & CPO of Equifax, along with our very own Founder & CEO, Vladimir Kovacevic, exploring Trends in Canadian Auto Lending. 

Our final roundtable discussion of the summit focused on the Digital Auto Marketplace, led by Mark Caschera of AFG Canada, Pulkit Arora of Dabadu and Kole Hicks of Autocorp. By examining how technology continues to disrupt and evolve the auto finance space, Mark, Pulkit and Kole invited us to envision how the industry can successfully adapt and thrive in a changing market. 

Get Involved with the Future of Auto Finance

Inovatec is excited to be working with an amazing group of partners to drive the evolution of lending, and our Whistler Summit was a great example of how collaboration and partnership continues to drive this space forward. We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the partners who joined us in Whistler.

We hope you’ll join us for our next Summit and at future Inovatec events. But, of course, you don’t need to wait that long to connect! Schedule a call with us in the meantime to learn more about how you can leverage Inovatec’s industry-leading technology solutions to efficiently book and manage more deals for your business.

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