An incredible, 3-day, power-packed agenda!


The DrivingSales team is listening carefully to what dealers have been saying in order to address the hottest topics and most relevant information for the industry now. We let our Dealer Advisory Board make the final decision on who the dealers want to hear from and what they want to hear about. After all, it’s a dealer-driven event.

Saturday, October 12th

3:00 PM
Early Registration Opens (until 6:00 PM)
Registration 2

Sunday, October 13th

8:00 AM
Registration Opens
Registration 2

9:00 AM
Canadian Breakout Session
This special breakout session is perfect for any Canadian dealer attendee. Check out the full breakout agenda and Canadian speaker lineup.
Bellagio 7

3:00 PM
Emcee | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerWelcome to the 5th Annual DrivingSales Executive Summit
Charlie Vogelheim, Event Emcee
Bellagio Ballroom

3:15 PM
Jared Hamilton | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerThe Future of Fixed Operations
Jared Hamilton, Founder and CEO of DrivingSales
Bellagio Ballroom

4:00 PM
Scott-Hernalsteen | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerSmart Strategies that Will Go the Distance:
What You Need to Know to Gain More Market Share

Scott Hernalsteen, Senior Director of Enterprise Analytics at AutoTrader.com
Bellagio Ballroom

4:45 PM
Leif Babin | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerHow strong Leaders Develop Their Teams to Win in Every Situation
Leif Babin, Former US Navy Seal Officer, Co-Founder of Echelon Front LLC
Bellagio Ballroom

5:45 PM
Opening Reception
Grand 2

Monday, October 14th

7:30 AM
Registration Opens
Registration 2

7:30 AM
Breakfast Begins
Grand 2

8:30 AM
Emcee | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerWelcome to DAY TWO of the 5th Annual DSES
Charlie Vogelheim, Event Emcee
Bellagio Ballroom

8:35 AM
Special DrivingSales Announcement
Bellagio Ballroom

8:45 AM
Dylan Swift | DrivingSales Executive Summit Speaker Local, Social, Mobile: How to leverage the convergence of these three trends to drive more car shoppers to your dealership.
Dylan Swift, Director of National Marketing at Yelp
Bellagio Ballroom

9:30 AM
The DrivingSales Best Idea Contest

  • “Picture Perfect Reputation Management” – Megan Barto, Marketing Director, Ciocca Honda
  • “True Internet ROI” – Mark Brady, CTO/CMO, Fisher Honda-Kia
  • “Sell My Car” – Zack Freed, E Commerce Director, McCombs Automotive Team
  • “Appointment Boarding Pass” – Robert Karbaum, E-Commerce Manager, Weins Canada Inc. / Don Valley North Lexus
  • “How to Visualize Big Data in the Dealership” – Jason Stum, Digital Marketing Manager, LaFontaine Automotive Group
Bellagio Ballroom

10:30 AM
Morning Break
Grand 2

10:45 AM
Joe Weintraub | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerCreating a Culture of Innovation Within Your Organization
Dr. Joe Weintraub, Professor of Management and Director of the Babson Coaching for Leadership & Teamwork Program, Babson College
Bellagio Ballroom

11:15 AM
The DrivingSales Innovation Cup Contest

  • CarWoo! Connect by CarWoo
  • Enterprise Dashboard Reporting by DealerSocket
  • Live Video App with Sales Overlay System by Flick Fusion
  • SmartAdvertising by PureCars
  • SmartPrice™ by RedBumper
Bellagio Ballroom

12:15 PM
Lunch
Grand 2

1:15 AM
Chris Reed | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerAre You Aiming at The Right Target?
Chris Reed, Winner of DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight 2013 Award
Bellagio Ballroom

1:45 PM
Data Panel Discussion
An open discussion with a panel of industry data experts
Bellagio Ballroom

2:15 PM
Afternoon Break
Grand 2

2:30 PM
Breakout Session 1
Adam Grossman | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerPutting dealership numbers to work: using data to drive actionable results
Adam Grossman, CIO for Auction Direct USA Used Vehicle Superstore
Cezanne 1
Michael Groves | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerHow to Drastically Increase Your Sales Through Data and Process Optimization
Michael Groves, Director of Digital Marketing & Sales Strategy, Twin Cities Automotive
Cezanne 2
Dennis Galbraith | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerBack From 2018: Prepare For the Next 5 Years of Automotive Retailing
Dennis Galbraith, CMO of Potratz Advertising
Van Gogh 1-2
Jonathan Dawson | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerOut experience your competition! How to build a culture that creates customers.
Jonathan Dawson, V.P. of Sales and Dealer Relations, Sellchology
Renoir 1
Todd Caputo | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerUsed Vehicle Secrets from the “Used Car King!”
Todd Caputo, President, Sun Auto Group
Renoir 2
David Ibarra | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerDiscover the Art of Executing: Gain the discipline to get things done
David Ibarra, Founder, eLeaderTech and IBG, Inc.
Bellagio 5
Shane Hambly | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerExtreme-targeting: How to Generate PERFECT Digital Traffic!
Shane Hambly / Nisha Abraham, Director of Sales & Marketing at e-Dealer; Strategic Partner Manager at Google
Bellagio 7

3:20 PM
Breakout Session 2
Matthew Smith | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerChange the Game: Rise Above the Competition with a New Approach to Marketing
Matthew Smith, Marketing Manager, Darling’s Auto Group
Cezanne 1
Ron Henson | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerGrow Your People and You’ll Grow Your Business
Ron Henson, Director of Dealer Services for DrivingSales
Cezanne 2
David Kain | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerAdvanced Digital Strategies for Advanced Internet Dealers
David Kain, Owner, KainAutomotive.com
Van Gogh 1-2
Craig Waikem | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerBring Control of Your Digital Marketing and Advertising In-House
Craig Waikem, BDC Manager, The Waikem Auto Group
Renoir 1
Gary May | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerEmail to Showroom: Getting More Out of Your Customers
Gary May, Founder & President, IM@CS
Renoir 2
Amit Maheshwari | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerSupercharging Digital Marketing Spend with a Digital Retailing Strategy
Amit Maheshwari, Vice President and General Manager, Dealertrack Digital Retailing
Bellagio 5
Adam Thrasher | DrivingSales Executive Summit Speaker5 Easy Steps to Implementing an Advanced Video Marketing Game Plan
Adam Thrasher, COO, cDemo Mobile Solutions
Bellagio 7

4:10 PM
Breakout Session 3
Grant Gooley | DrivingSales Executive Summit Speaker“The Shift”: Creating A Digital Culture Within Your Dealership
Grant Gooley, Director of Marketing, Boyer Auto Group
Cezanne 1
Aaron Wirtz | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerBefriending the Lonely Community Manager
Aaron Wirtz, Social Media Manager, Subaru of Wichita & Super Car Guys
Cezanne 2
Grant Cardone | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerDemand Greatness! How Leaders Cultivate Excellence
Grant Cardone, Founder, Cardone Training Technologies
Van Gogh 1-2
Kass Dawson | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerBig Data, Better Data: How People-Driven Marketing Will Drive Sales
Kass Dawson, Head of Automotive Marketing, Facebook
Renoir 1
Jeff Kershner | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerWinning the Battle for Higher Show Rates
Jeff Kershner / Ryan Leslie, Founder of DealerRefresh; Director of Dealer Reputation Strategy for DealerRater.com
Renoir 2
David Spisak | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerThe Critical Importance of Dealership Data Management
David Spisak, President & CEO of ReverseRisk
Bellagio 5
Dale Pollak | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerBig Data Drills Deep In Used Vehicles, Dealers Win
Dale Pollak, Founder of vAuto
Bellagio 7

5:00 PM
Bruce Kimbrell | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerStep by Step Approach to Ramping Up Your Dealership’s Brand Value… The Walt Disney Way
Bruce Kimbrell, Site Leader for Disney Institute West Coast Operations
Bellagio Ballroom

6:00 PM
Evening Reception
Grand 2

7:30 PM
Dealer.com Dealer Party
The Bank Nightclub at The Bellagio

Tuesday, October 15th

8:00 AM
Registration Opens
Registration 2

8:00 AM
Breakfast Begins
Grand 2

9:00 AM
Emcee | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerWelcome to DAY THREE of the 5th Annual DSES
Charlie Vogelheim, Event Emcee
Bellagio Ballroom

9:10 AM
Joe Webb | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerThe 3rd Annual Digital Media Battle
Joe Webb, President of DealerKnows Consulting
Bellagio Ballroom

9:45 AM
Cameron Chell | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerThe Value and the Cost of Trust
Cameron Chell, CEO of Podium Ventures, CEO of Business Instincts Group
Bellagio Ballroom

10:15 AM
Morning Break
Grand 2

10:30 AM
Award Ceremony
Bellagio Ballroom

11:00 AM
Danny Sullivan | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerAdvanced Search, Social, and Content Strategies for the Changing Digital Landscape
Danny Sullivan, Founder of Search Engine Land
Bellagio Ballroom

11:45 AM
Jared Hamilton | DrivingSales Executive Summit SpeakerClosing Remarks
Jared Hamilton, Founder and CEO of DrivingSales
Bellagio Ballroom

2:00 PM
DSU Live
Dealer Attendees: Find out more about this DrivingSales University Live session and how you can get tickets.
Bellagio 7

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