Auto Captives Summit 2018


25th January 2018


The Shard, London, UK

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White Clarke Group
Auto Captives Summit 2018

We are delighted to announce the third annual Auto Captives Summit, taking place on 25th January 2018, in conjunction with International Auto Finance Network.

This is not just a run-of-the-mill conference but a unique opportunity for senior auto finance executives to meet to consider and debate the transforming landscape of auto finance, and to network with other senior auto finance industry executives from across the globe.

Attendees will also receive a complimentary ticket to the International Auto Finance Network, taking place on the following day.

Keynote Speaker

Andy Hinrichs, CEO and Co-Founder of AutoGravity, the new fintech startup currently taking the USA by storm.


The Auto Captives Summit is free of charge to attend and on an invite-only basis, simply register your interest below.

Evening Entertainment

Join us after the conference for drinks and canapes at Oblix Restaurant, hosted by White Clarke Group.

The Speakers

Exclusive presentations, demonstrations and case studies from global industry experts

David Slider


White Clarke Group

Group Executive Vice President

Royce Curtin


Barclays Bank

Head of Global Intelligence

Toby Woolf



Big Data Automotive Leader

Irfon Watkins



Founder & CEO

David Betteley


Marknad Ltd


Andy Hinrichs




Toby Kernon



Founder & CEO

Steve Wright


O2 Telefónica UK

Head of O2 Drive


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*Programme subject to change



11:00 - 11:15

Introduction: Auto Captives Summit - Think Bigger.

David Slider
Group Executive Vice President - White Clarke Group

David SliderDavid joined White Clarke Group in 2017 as Group Executive Vice President, responsible for building global client relationships, executing strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and solidifying the company’s global expansion into target markets including North America, Asia and South America.

David brings with him a 30+ year impressive track record in the global software market, with a specific concentration in the North American automotive finance sector. He earned his degree in Political Science and Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Texas.

11:15 - 11:50

Data Wars - How Barclays manage the threat from cyber attacks

Royce Curtin
Managing Director of Global Intelligence - Barclays

Royce CurtinRoyce has more than 27 years of extensive leadership experience within the FBI and U.S. military, He now serves as head of global intelligence for Barclays Bank.

11:50 - 12:25

Using data to transform your auto finance business

Toby Woolfe
Big Data Automotive Leader - IBM

Toby WoolfeToby’s focus within the IBM Information Agenda team is on addressing strategic industry business issues where the combined assets of IBM Information Management, Business Analytics, Content Management and Consulting, across the product range are combined to create complete solutions.

12:25 - 13:00

Making data pay: How the world's first mobility cryptocurrency is enabling auto finance innovation

Irfon Watkins
Founder & CEO - DOVU

Irfon WatkinsIrfon is the CEO and Founder of DOVU, the world’s first mobility cryptocurrency. DOVU is transforming global monetisation of data in the transport sector. Through facilitating revenue models on the DOVU blockchain, simplifying access to transport data, and accelerating the integration of multiple data points via APIs, DOVU will accelerate innovation.

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:40

Impact of digitalisation on auto finance

David Betteley
Director - Marknad Ltd

David BetteleyDavid has held a long career within the automotive financial services industry with senior positions at: Vauxhall Finance, Toyota Financial Services and Jaguar Land Rover. David took early retirement in July 2017 and now works as an independent consultant for Genpact Ltd. and other companies.

14:40 - 15:20

CASE STUDY: The AutoGravity Revolution - How US car buyers are finding finance on their smartphones

Andy Hinrichs
CEO - AutoGravity

Andy HinrichsAndy is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AutoGravity and a member of its Board of Directors. An accomplished entrepreneur and seasoned executive, Andy is the visionary behind AutoGravity, building a diverse team of innovators to digitally reinvent car financing for millions of car buyers.

Throughout his 20-year financial services career in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Andy has started businesses and led digital initiatives on a global scale. Prior to founding AutoGravity, Andy had profit and loss responsibilities for various Daimler Financial Services markets in Asia, where he tripled the volume of assets under management. Previously, Andy served as Vice President of Marketing for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree from Pforzheim University in Germany and an MBA from the University of Louisville.

15:20 - 15:55

Tea Break

15:55 - 16:30

CASE STUDY: Cars-as-a-Service - Next generation mobility for millennials

Toby Kernon
Founder & CEO - Wagonex

Toby KernonToby is the founder and CEO of ‘car subscription’ service Wagonex. Prior to starting up Wagonex, Toby worked in finance where he ran his own business for 12 years. Toby is also the Venture Partner at (a business that specialises in building cost-effective minimum viable products), Business Mentor at Mass Challenge (one of the largest accelerators in London that currently has c.90 startups across several industries), and angel investor focusing on high growth technology.

16:30 - 17:05

Panel Session

Steve Wright
Head of O2 Drive - O2 Telefónica UK

Steve WrightSteve is head of commercial and product at O2 Drive. Steve has more than 20 years of product and programme management experience and has led some of the largest product launches and change programmes in O2 UK's history including managing iphone launches, the first global devices process and now Internet of Things products. The O2 Drive app uses GPS to score customers driving and provide feedback. Customers can see how well they're driving after each journey and manage their insurance and Car Assistant all via their mobile phones.

17:05 - 17:30

Summary & Conclusion

17:30 - 19:30

Drinks & Canapés


The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY


A great event to learn more about future development topics and challenges on auto finance business. Also a unique opportunity to exchange with other White Clarke Group customers.
Networking was easy as everyone was relaxed and the event was very much focused around idea sharing rather than selling.
Great opportunity to get in touch with White Clarke Group and other customers of their products. Hot topic “Digitalization” presented very well by guest speakers based on real live examples. Highly recommendable.
A well organised and attended event. The subject matter integrated well into the speakers for the IAFN conference on the following day. Thanks White Clarke Group for inviting me.
The usual high standards that are synonymous with White Clarke Group - with a depth and diversity of subject matter that was both thought provoking and action inspiring!


This event is invite only. Register your interest now!

Secure your place today for this exclusive event. The delegate registration includes access to conference sessions, lunch and all-day refreshments, and the evening networking dinner.

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Join senior executives from major auto finance captives from around the globe

  • BMW Financial Services logo
  • Daimler Financial Services logo
  • FCA logo
  • Ford Credit logo
  • GM Financial logo
  • Honda Finance logo
  • Hyundai Capital logo
  • Jaguar Land Rover logo
  • Mazda Financial Services logo
  • MercedesBenz Financial Services logo
  • PSA Finance logo
  • RCI Financial Services logo
  • Tesla Motors logo
  • Toyota Financial Services logo
  • Volkswagen Financial Services logo
  • Volvo Financial Services logo

Location and Venue

Shangri-La Hotel - The Shard

Should you also be able to join us for the International Auto Finance Network Autumn Conference the following day, we have arranged discounted accommodation at the Hilton - London Tower Bridge.


Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard

35 London Bridge Street



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Other Nearby Accommodation

Hilton - London Tower Bridge

5 More London Place

Tooley Street



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London Bridge Hotel

8-18 London Bridge Street



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The Tower Hotel

St Katharine's Way



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Premier Inn London Southwark Borough Market

Bankside, 34 Park Street



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Additional details

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