The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECA webinar, “The Future Digital Landscape: Embracing Blue-Sky Thinking”, is scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m. EST.
During the one-hour live broadcast, Chuck Olsen, senior vice president of operations and automotive technology for AirPro Diagnostics, will discuss new technologies the collision industry is currently 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!”
With 43 years of experience in automotive technologies and the collision repair industry, Olsen continuously fosters his passion for technology in the automotive industry through his current role at AirPro Diagnostics. As a co-inventor of the Remote Vehicle Programming System and Method, he continues to take every opportunity to expand and share knowledge about automotive technology products, methods and applications of new technologies. The goal is to get knowledge and technology resources into the hands of service providers and repairers to allow safe, effective, reliable and affordable repairs for customers.
Olsen continues to maintain ASE Master and Advanced Technician Certifications and currently serves on several industry committees related to emerging technologies within the mobility space and technical training. These include CIECA, the Collision Industry Conference, adjunct instructor at Florida State College Jacksonville, Standards of Automotive Engineering (SAE), National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) and the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), where he has served on the organization’s board of directors for three years.
“How will the future digital landscape impact the collision industry as we know it today?” asked Olsen. “Frankly, we are not sure yet, but we will figure it out together!”
All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend the June 29 webinar. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.
Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognized professional designation and specialty degree by attending this webinar.
To register for the CIECAST, click here.