May 2022 CIECAST Webinar To Discuss Data Sharing In The Collision Industry

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association’s (CIECA) next CIECAST webinar, titled ‘Data Sharing in the Collision Industry and Its Unintended Consequences’, is scheduled for 24 May at 11 AM PST. The one-hour session will feature Pete Tagliapietra, Managing Director of Datatouch.

During the live broadcast, Tagliapietra will talk about the importance of personal identification information and repair data privacy, in addition to security trends in the collision industry.

“We all recognise the positive impact that CIECA Standards have had on our industry,” said Tagliapietra. “It has allowed information to be shared with all segments of the collision industry.”

However, Tagliapietra said there is a lack of security and control around the EMS export, leading to unintended consequences surrounding the vehicle owner’s personal information and repair data privacy. In addition to addressing these issues, Tagliapietra will discuss the importance of collision repair facilities and customers having the ability to control information sharing in the future.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Prior to Datatouch, Tagliapietra was President of NuGenIT, a software company he founded specialising in body shop and collision industry optimisation tools. The company was acquired by OEConnection in July 2020, though Tagliapietra remained active in the collision repair industry with a new focus on information and data security. Throughout his career, Tagliapietra has served in various positions aligned with the industry, including repair, insurance, and information technology. He has also been active in several industry associations, including CIECA, CIC, I-CAR, and SCRS.

CIECA says all industry segments, including its members and non-members, are invited to attend the webinar. Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit towards an industry-recognised, professional designation and specialty degree.

To register for the CIECAST, click here.