McKinsey’s Ellencweig to discuss AI at MEMA Conference

by | Sep 6, 2023 | 0 comments

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers announced Ben Ellencweig McKinsey as a speaker at the 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference, October 9-11, 2023, the world headquarters of the Genuine Parts Company (GPC) in Atlanta.

As the leader of QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey, acquisitions, and partnerships, Ellencweig will delve into his extensive research into AI technology, trends, and applications for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. “AI & Vehicles: A Good Match?” will cover what in AI technology will stick, how the aftermarket can leverage it, and what concerns are emerging.

“2023 has been a breakout year for AI technology, and Ben Ellencweig is a thought leader in this space,” says Chris Gardner, senior vice president of programs & technology at MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “His research and work in AI and its applications in the motor vehicle industry make his session a can’t-miss for attendees.”

Ellencweig is a senior partner with McKinsey’s Stamford, Conn. office, as well as leading QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey Practice in its alliances, acquisitions, and partnerships globally. He also led the firm’s acquisition of Iguazio, a machine learning operations (MLOps) platform, and spearheaded McKinsey’s growing ecosystem of AI and generative AI partners. He advises McKinsey clients on strategy, digital and analytics, growth, marketing, and sales across industries with a focus on business-to-business software, industrials, and automotive.

The 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference will bring together key players from across the aftermarket ecosystem, including suppliers, distributors, retailers, and technology providers, fostering an environment of innovation and cooperation. Leaders in heavy-duty technology, automotive technology, and business technology are encouraged to attend.

Registration for the 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference is now open. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and the full conference agenda, please visit the official event website at

About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket 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 across all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing. 

MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association. 

Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.

MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at


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