Dan Smith, Founder and President, Capstone Financial, Inc., Will Join Mobility Innovation Conference as Featured Speaker

Dan Smith will discuss emerging auto tech suppliers’ changing focus.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Dan Smith, Founder and President of Capstone Financial, Inc., will share his insights on how the deceleration toward Level 5 autonomous vehicles, the COVID-19 pandemic, and changing business models are impacting development and go-to-market strategies for emerging technology suppliers. His featured session at the AASA Mobility Innovation Conference on Thursday, August 27, will highlight how these shifts might benefit traditional parts suppliers.

“A significant amount of R&D investment is morphing away from Level V autonomy, and as legacy auto suppliers are trying to secure their future in an ever-changing supply chain, data has become the new battleground,” said Smith. “AASA’s Mobility Innovation Conference is sure to address all of these issues as its Mobility Technology Council continues to bridge that all important gap between legacy auto, autotech and Washington.”

Dan Smith founded Capstone in 1988, and under his leadership, Capstone has closed more auto-related M&A transactions than any other investment banking firm. Smith has served as consultant, restructuring expert, or investment banker to more than 300 automotive companies and private equity firms. Due to his diverse transaction portfolio, he and his team have “touched” virtually every conceivable component of automobiles, light trucks, and heavy-duty trucks and have been involved in several of the industry’s more prolific mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, restructurings, and turnarounds.

AASA’s Mobility Innovation Conference is produced by the AASA Mobility Technology Council (MTC) and includes insights on the latest trends in telematics, predictive analytics, mobile apps, plug-in devices, sensors, vehicle data platforms, ADAS and more.

Additional information about the AASA Mobility Technology Conference can be accessed by visiting the event registration page.

About AASA

AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues, and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, Connecting Members to What Matters.”

About The MTC

The AASA Mobility Technology Council serves to advance the business interests of suppliers of mobility technology applications for the aftermarket.