Janet Barnard, the president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions, will deliver Wednesday’s opening general session at the NIADA Convention & Expo.

Her address on “Driving Wholesale Velocity Together” is set for 8:30 a.m. (PT) and will delve into “how evolving digital and mobile solutions can address rising off-lease vehicle volumes, changing customer expectations and set independent dealer businesses on a path to profitability,” according to the convention’s website.

The conference, which is being held in Las Vegas, began Monday and runs through Thursday.

Other speakers from Cox Automotive set to present at NIADA include:

  • Marcus Dame, senior director of product management, Cox Automotive Media. (4:15 p.m. breakout session Wednesday with eBay Motors’ Roy Daves on “Millennials and Their Digital Tools: The Next Big CPO Market.”)
  • Todd Kinzle, Cox Automotive senior director of enterprise product strategy (8:30 a.m. breakout session Thursday on “Find Your Sweet Spot & Build The Business You Really Want.”)
  • Bob Taar, vice president of sales and client services, Ready Logistics (2:15 p.m. breakout session Thursday on “New Era in Vehicle Transport.”)
  • Majd Saboura, director of vAuto wholesale business development (3:15 p.m. breakout session Thursday on “An Evolutionary View of Wholesale Acquisition.”) Saboura is also scheduled for a 9:45 a.m. breakout session Wednesday with Brian Miller of eBay Motors and Kerri Wise of TrueCar on “Competing Against the Emerging Industry Disrupters.”
  • Will Chandler of NextGear Capital, who was slated for a 4:15 p.m. Tuesday breakout session on “Floorplanning Tips for the Independent Dealer” along with Ian Anderson of Westlake and Johnny Shroyer of AFC.
  • Shane O’Dell, president of Cox Automotive Financial Solutions, who was set to deliver a 10:30 a.m. general session address Tuesday on “Forecasting the Future of the Auto Industry.”

For a complete agenda, visit

And be sure to catch members of the Used Car Week and Auto Remarketing team this week at booth #1825