Emerging Tech to be Discussed at CIECA CONNEX

Aug. 25, 2023
CIECA has revealed what speakers will be discussing EVs and emerging technology at this year’s CIECA CONNEX Conference.

CIECA has revealed what speakers will be discussing EVs and emerging technology at this year’s CIECA CONNEX Conference, according to a press release.

The conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, Illinois, September 12 through 13, and is open to CIECA members and non-members. 

Damon Aldrich, strategy development director of electric vehicles at Enterprise Holdings Inc., will present “Electric Vehicles: A Rental Fleet Perspective.” 

Aldrich is a subject matter on EV infrastructure and zero-emission mobility and is responsible for supporting strategic and operational initiatives on Enterprise’s innovation team. 

Brandon Branham, chief technology officer and assistant city manager for Peachtree Corners/Curiosity Lab, will be discussing “Connected Infrastructure — The Future of Cities.”

Branham is in charge of the City of Peachtree Corners’ smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) programs, as well as Curiosity Lab, a 500-acre technology park and 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test street.

The “Learning Innovations & Technologies” presentation will be led by Jeff Peevy, vice president of technical products, programs & services at I-CAR.

Peevy has over 20 years of executive management experience and has helped facilitate the development and growth of I-CAR curriculum and technical relations efforts.

General manager of advanced repair technologies at OEConnection (OEC), Tanya Sweetland will present on “Deploying Repair Planning as a Standard.”

Sweetland oversees directing strategy and delivery of collision repair solutions at OEC and has spent almost 30 years working with product, data, operations, and technology teams.

More information can be found on CIECA's website. 

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