The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA)’s next webinar, ‘The Future Digital Landscape’, is scheduled for 29 June 2023 at 11 am PT. The one-hour session will feature Chuck Olsen, Senior Vice President Operations & Automotive Technology at AirPro Diagnostics.
During the live webinar, Olsen will discuss new technologies that the collision industry is learning about, what stakeholders can expect to see in the near and extended future, and how it may impact businesses.
Olsen recommends that the industry embrace “blue-sky thinking”. “It’s time to share what may seem impossible and create visions that drive innovations to move the impossible to reality,” he said. “The best initiatives that drive progression of new technologies come from our crazy ideas and science fiction when someone finally says “Why not?” and pursues them.”
Olsen looks forward to discussing the possibilities across multiple developing verticals within the collision industry that are regularly discussed during CIECA committees, such as artificial intelligence (AI), calibration, electric vehicles (EVs), emerging technologies, OEM repair procedures, and more.
He encourages participants to ask questions throughout the presentation and share their predictions and ideas. “How will the future digital landscape impact the collision industry as we know it today? Frankly, we are not sure yet, but we will figure it out together,” said Olsen.
With 43 years of experience in automotive technologies and the collision repair industry, Olsen fosters his passion for technology in the industry through his role at AirPro Diagnostics. The co-inventor of the Remote Vehicle Programming System and Method, he embraces opportunities to expand and share knowledge about automotive technology products, methods, and applications. The goal is to pass knowledge and technology resources to service providers and repairers, allowing safe, effective, reliable, and affordable repairs for customers.
Olsen maintains ASE Master and Advanced Technician certifications and serves on several industry committees related to emerging technologies in the mobility space and technical training. These include CIECA, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), Florida State College Jacksonville (Adjunct Instructor), Standards of Automotive Engineering, National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), and the Equipment and Tool Institute, where he served three years on the organisation’s board of directors.
All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend the webinar. Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognised professional designation and specialty degree by attending the session.
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