LAVA Mobile – MVP: Mobile in Automotive

This week’s LAVA Mobile event, 6:30 Thursday evening at tiato (2700 Colorado Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404), is shaping up to be a fascinating examination of the emergence of mobile tech on car selling, buying and ownership.

Invited to present their views as part of the Mobile Vertical Perspectives is Shuki Lehavi, CEO and Co-Founder of Gumiyo; Jim Hughes – Strategy & Business Development / Principal; and there will be a team member from Carvoyent to discuss their ‘health records’ for cars.

Shuki Lehavi co-founded Gumiyo in 2006, and has been the company’s leading voice ever since. Today, as the Chief Executive Officer, Shuki continues to lead Gumiyo’s dynamic team in building the company’s unique platform and portfolio of products.

Shuki is an avid technologist with more than 15 years of successful experience in managing and developing enterprise applications in the banking, healthcare, automotive, and mobile industries. He enjoys working with founders and solving business, product and technology problems.

For over 30 years, Jim Hughes has been a successful entrepreneur, winning awards and delivering the wow for well-known brands. With an extensive background in creating powerful solutions for both dealers and OEMs (e.g. Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, etc.), Jim brings his passion and expertise to the mobile space with IntellaCar, a game-changing iPad solution that accelerates the sales process and enhances the customer experience.

Carvoyant is a leader in the development of devices and applications that  allow car owners to communicate with their repair centers and giving the car owners more knowledge about what is going on under the hood of their car. Carvoyant sells a piece of hardware which connects to the car’s on board diagnostic system and uses blue tooth to connect to the driver’s cell phone. 

We’ve got a couple of other surprises in store for the evening, but with this pair we’re expecting a broad overview and specific examples of how mobile technology is now a critical part of buying, selling and owning vehicles.

All LAVA Mobile events require pre-registration at:  LAVA Mobile.  SIG events are free for LAVA members, guests are only $35.  Parking at tiato is free after 5:00 PM – enter on Colorado.

LAVA Mobile is the Strategic Interest Group focused on mobile technology, business and trends for the Los Angeles Venture Association’s members, guests and community.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


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