KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (AUGUST 23, 2023) – DealerCue Automotive Corp. (“VINCUE”), maker of VINCUE, the innovative modern inventory operations platform for retail automotive dealers, announced today it will host its first user group conference, VINCUE: UNLEASHED (“UNLEASHED”), November 13th-15th, 2023, at the Loews Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. UNLEASHED is designed to bring together VINCUE users, industry partners, and thought leaders inside and outside of automotive to unleash the power of people, process, and technology to optimize inventory operations.
Michael Hopkins, Chief Experience Officer for VINCUE, says that UNLEASHED is a natural evolution and extension of the company’s commitment to their dealers’ success. “Every day, our platform serves thousands of active users, each of them with their own experiences, knowledge, and best practices,” explains Hopkins, “UNLEASHED will bring some of the most successful of those dealers together to share ideas, best practices, and dig deeper into our product – ultimately learning how to unleash the power of their people, processes, and data.”
The theme will be ‘Innovate from the Front-Line’ and Hopkins says they expect 100 people to attend the event, though attendance for both dealers and industry partners is capped. “We are creating a collaborative learning environment that combines speakers, panels, workshops, and even competition to spur innovation,” says Hopkins, “we want to attract users and partners that are connected to the day-to-day operations of a dealership and are innately driven to optimize every step of the inventory lifecycle.”
In addition to educational and professional development content, VINCUE will also share exclusive information about the company’s product roadmap and ask attendees to contribute to the future direction of the product. “We have always promoted VINCUE as #ByDealersForDealers,” explains Hopkins, “we’ll never get better feedback or product ideas from our dealers than when they’re all in a room sharing their experiences.” Hopkins says 40% of monthly product releases are dedicated to user-requested features and enhancements.
This announcement comes just weeks after VINCUE released news about their Series B funding, led by Holman Automotive, a global automotive services organization, and followed by Autotech Ventures and Automotive Ventures, a pair of venture capital firms with portfolios spanning automotive, transportation, and technology. The news was widely distributed and celebrated across the automotive industry. “The momentum we have right now is so exciting,” says Hopkins, “and I think it says a lot about our team that we can make so many big moves at the same time.”
VINCUE users and partners interested in attending and/or sponsoring VINCUE: UNLEASHED can learn more about the event at https://vincueunleashed.com/. Dealers are encouraged to direct questions to their assigned Performance Managers.