Dealer Insider with April Rain and Joe Shaker

Dealer Insider with April Rain and Joe Shaker

Joe and April discuss the critical role of connectivity and collaboration among manufacturers, dealers, tech innovators and investors — and more!

In this episode of Dealer Insider, host Susan Givens explored the transformative power of industry events in the automotive sector with guests Joe Shaker of Shaker Auto Group and April Rain, CEO of Digital Rain. They discussed the critical role of connectivity and collaboration among manufacturers, dealers, tech innovators and investors.

April detailed the success of a boutique event organized just before the NADA conference — AutoTech Investments. Despite planning for a small gathering, the event received overwhelming interest, with more than 350 requests for a 50-person breakfast, underscoring the event’s appeal, prompting an expansion to accommodate the high demand.

Joe emphasized the unique focus of the event on bringing together essential industry constituents — dealers, OEMs, investors and tech innovators. This focus is crucial for addressing the industry’s evolution and ensuring comprehensive solutions that enhance customer experiences at dealerships. Notably, the event facilitated targeted interactions that could lead to meaningful partnerships and innovations.

Future Events:
Building on the success, April announced an upcoming event in partnership with CX Auto at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey on June 10. This event promises to maintain the exclusive and high-value networking environment, with TED Talk-style panels and opportunities for startups to pitch to investors, mimicking a “Shark Tank” setup.

Registration Information:
Interested participants can request an invite via autotechinvestments.com, ensuring a curated audience that aligns with the event’s goals. This selective process is designed to enhance the quality and relevance of interactions, distinguishing it from typical industry meetups.

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