STELLA Automotive AI, provider of high-end conversational AI technology, announced that it has been honored as an emerging company in automotive innovation by Cherokee Media Group. Ben Okuka, STELLA’s head of product, was on hand at the Auto Intel Summit in North Carolina to receive the award.
“It is an honor and a privilege to accept this award on behalf of the product and technology teams at STELLA. The scientists and engineers who built – and still build – this product understand both the technology and the business applications of it. We are delighted to be recognized for our contribution to this industry,” said Ben Okuka, Head of Product.
Founded in 2018, the Emerging 8 awards recognize companies pushing the boundaries of innovation within the automotive industry. STELLA was featured in the April edition of the Auto Fin Journal and received an award during the Emerging 8 luncheon at the 2023 Auto Intel Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina. STELLA was recommended to Cherokee Media Group as a pioneer of automotive technology development. After being vetted, STELLA was chosen, along with seven other industry recipients, for this honor. The chosen honorees have all demonstrated their ability to improve a specific aspect of the automotive industry through their technology.
“Many thanks to the team at Cherokee Media Group for investing the research time to understand our product and its value to car dealerships and their customers. We are grateful for the welcome our product has received from dealers across the industry,” said Jennifer Sanford, vice president of marketing.
STELLA uses world-class conversational technology to help dealers engage with customers. The platform is capable of complete conversations that result in work completed; and, most importantly, the platform helps customers get fast service on simple tasks such as booking appointments. The company launched in 2022 and is experiencing rapid growth working directly with dealers as well as serving as source technology for industry partners striving to achieve more modern AI solutions.