A monthly IHS Markit discussion focused on automotive disruption, innovation, and the strategic implications – in under thirty minutes

Jump-start your month with these executive discussions featuring IHS Markit automotive advisory experts. Held on the second Tuesday of each month, we will provide you with insight on timely topics in under 30 minutes. Listen on your way to work via your mobile device or through your computer while you drink your coffee. These insights will give you our unique perspective on a host of industry-critical topics and fuel your week. These live events also let you ask questions via chat during the call.


  • [S2|E3] The Multi-Cultural Market - A bright spot in a flattening market   
    10 March 2020 
    With a flattening US market and an increasing number of general market consumers moving to SUVs and trucks, there is an interesting opportunity that can be found within the multi-cultural consumer base.  This base is a growing and dynamic market that in some cases, doesn’t follow the mega trends so often in the news.  Join us as we dig into the multi-cultural automotive buyer and navigate the opportunity. 
  • S2|E2: M&A in the Automotive Industry  
    11 February 2020
    As the rate of change across the automotive industry accelerates, companies are being challenged to respond at breakneck speeds to M&A activities that involve electrification, automation, and software capabilities.  Investors are well positioned and eager to buy which only adds to the pressure in an area that is still new to many traditional players. Join us for our next episode of Fuel for Thought as we discuss industry alignments and which players are going to be most active. We will also take a look at possible divestments in traditional vehicle components that could free up capital, enabling investors to expand their footprint and scale the newest technologies. 

  • S2|E1: CES 2020 Recap  
    14 January 2020 
    The new decade brings the future of mobility into focus. Tune in for IHS Markit’s recap of the 2020 CES, highlighting key announcements and how the CASE mega-trends are evolving into tangible deployments. Mark Boyadjis and Kristen Balasia will discuss how the automotive industry is delivering on end-customer needs for CASE—Connected, Automated, Shared and Electrified—products and services.
  • Episode 9: EV Adoption in the US Market
    8 October 2019
    IHS Markit expects EV share of new vehicle registrations in the United States to reach 8% by 2025. Regulations, pricing, technology and infrastructure — including overcoming the dreaded range-anxiety — are all key to moving consumers away from internal combustion engines.  Join us on October 8  as Kristen Balasia and Bruce Harrison discuss the current state and next steps of EV adoption in the US market.

  • Episode 8: The Impact of Multi-cultural Consumers on OEM and Dealer Success
    10 September 2019
    The impact of the multi-cultural consumer on the US automotive industry is increasing in surprising ways. This influence goes beyond sales, to marketing efforts, dealer engagement, technology adoption and segment preferences. Join us to gain a better understanding of the drivers within this key and growing market to help shape your strategies to best serve the growing multi-cultural consumer.

  • Episode 7: Making Money with Vehicle Data
    13 August 2019 
    Connected vehicles have provided users with myriad services to keep their connected lifestyle intact, while on the move. However, these connections also offer a potential surplus of opportunities to a burgeoning marketplace of data suppliers, brokers, aggregators, and buyers, hungry to monetize the value of connected vehicle data. Privacy concerns and scaling analytics and insights present considerable challenges. Yet, one thing is for sure: while the industry experiments—as a whole—with new business models, the value of data will become a central tenet of the future of mobility. 

  • Episode 6: The Impact of China on the Global Automotive Industry and Supplier Strategies 
    9 July 2019 
    The importance of China transcends its position as the largest global market.  The regulatory structure promoting increased electrification as well as a number of startup OEMs in the BEV space underscore the longer-term Sino ambitions. Key global OEMs need to have China’s propulsion considerations as a central hub of future propulsion strategies – thus impacting economies of scale for the globe. Suppliers must have China’s impact on volume, technology and scale as a key focus for future strategy.

  • Episode 5: The Customer Journey
    11 June 2019
    The vehicle buyer journey is a rapidly changing landscape as technology, consumer expectations and lifestyle factors evolve including the interaction and relationship with the brand and the dealership.  There are key factors that contribute to a customer’s loyalty or defection when they consider purchasing a vehicle – and critical loyalty drivers can vary by brand.   As consumers demand an enhanced overall retail experience, customer convenience will likely emerge as a leading retention factor.

  • Episode 4: The Role of Electrification in the Commercial Vehicle Space and the Impact on Passenger Vehicles
  • 14 May 2019
    The commercial vehicle market is beginning to embrace alternative powertrain technologies. In this episode we will explore the viability of these technologies, the likelihood of adoption, and the pathway forward for these alternative powertrains. Additionally, we will explore how the decisions from an industry that is focused heavily on cost-benefit impacts the likely adoption trend in the passenger vehicle industry.

  • Episode 3: Are We Ready for the Powertrain of the Future?
    9 April 2019
    By now, everyone has heard the noble truth about the future of powertrain development around the globe: “This is the last generation of ICEs ever to be built!” While the shift to electric vehicles may be inevitable, the journey to make them a reality is going to be very complex and time consuming. Is there enough capacity to build the battery packs required? Will oil producing countries give up producing a critical natural resource to protect the health of the planet? Will the technology advance quickly enough to enable faster charging and greater range necessary to get customers to choose electrons over oil?

  • Episode 2: Volume Instability - A Roadmap for Suppliers
    12 March 2019
    Our industry is facing an unprecedented number of secular and cyclical drivers impacting vehicle production volumes. Trade actions, consumer preferences, economic uncertainty abroad, as well as shifting input prices are presenting significant headwinds. Join us as we discuss these key drivers and potential solutions suppliers utilize to better anticipate and mitigate negative impacts.

  • Episode 1: Future Mobility and the Automotive Supply Chain
    12 February 2019
    As the industry prepares to launch new MaaS platforms, the incumbent supply chain will have to adapt and/or consolidate to sustain revenue and profit. The shift is driven largely via the emerging power and headstart of mobility providers, many of which do not have direct ties to OEMs. These new players to the industry are laser-focused on the customer experience and customer data, and are seeking to commoditize the very existence of the automotive product as the industry slowly shifts over to a service model. What are traditional suppliers doing to stay relevant in this time of rapid change?

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