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AFS 2018

Allan Wong

By Allan Wong

Vice President, Sales

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November 06, 2018
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For the fourth consecutive year, Jonah Group fielded a substantial presence at the AFS2018 (Auto Financing Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada this October.

This year, Jonah Group was represented by Glenn Archer (founder), Dan Sarbu (Senior VP, Solution Delivery, Auto Finance) and Lori Anatasio (Marketing Manager) at the show. Our booth was frequented by attendees and exhibitors throughout the busy conference, offering the team many opportunities to catch up with acquaintances and connect with new contacts.

Dan and Glen at AFS 2018

This year the changing consumer behaviour and disruptive entrants were prominently featured during the show. There was a shift of focus from one-time asset sales to recurring revenue over the lifetime of the vehicle and the customer. As such, Mobility as a Service, on-demand online financial services and alternative access to vehicles took centre stage during the show this year.

Blockchain and machine learning were the most talked-about technologies at the show. Specifically, the industry is exploring the possibility of building a digital ecosystem for auto financing and ownership with distributed ledger and tokenization. Organizations aim to provide more responsive services from refined customer insights generated by big data and machine learning.

In addition to being an active player in the auto financing tech industry, Jonah Group has a significant presence in the areas of Blockchain, Machine Learning and Big Data. It is no coincidence that we recently hosted a successful Blockchain Breakfast in October where Jonah customers presented their Jonah Blockchain projects (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6464170151515426816) to the invited guests in the community. We are planning to showcase our AI/Machine Learning efforts in the next breakfast learning event, so stay tuned!

We would like to thank all those who supported our presence at the event and everyone who took the time to speak with us at the show. We look forward to another outstanding show in 2019!

About Jonah Group

Jonah Group is a digital consultancy the designs and builds high-performance software applications for the enterprise. Our industry is constantly changing, so we help our clients keep pace by making them aware of the possibilities of digital technology as it relates to their business.

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    years in business, and counting