LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday at the LA Auto Show's Connected Car Expo (CCE), Robert Herjavac of ABC's "Shark Tank" announced the much-anticipated FASTPITCH competition winner to an audience of hundreds of automotive technology enthusiasts and industry professionals. Estify, a company that streamlines the auto collision industry with the use of cloud-based services, was deemed the best of the best, among eight finalists.
Powered by Splunk®, FASTPITCH showcased the ideas of innovative professionals exploring new mobility solutions and offered competitors the opportunity to connect with top decision makers in the auto industry. Throughout the opening day of CCE, a group of esteemed influencers listened to automotive technology pitches, ranging from traffic light coordination to reduce accident frequency to a new and improved navigation system to decrease drive time.
Estify aims to streamline the auto collision industry with the use of cloud-based services. The proposed system uses three platforms to simplify the collision repair process. EstifyTransfer imports estimate data into the current estimating platforms, EstifyReconcile combines multiple estimates in a split second and EstifyParts electronically sends parts lists to many providers simultaneously, ensuring competitive pricing for shops and convenience for users.
The FASTPITCH competition challenged entrants to solve a current issue in the automotive landscape, and the diverse array of finalists addressed concerns ranging from privacy and security to mapping and safety. As reigning champion, Estify will go home with a Splunk Start Program Enterprise License: 20GB for 12-month term, including Splunk education, marketing and support teams ($40,000 Value).
This year's winner was carefully selected by Philip Potloff, Executive Vice President and CIO at Edmunds.com; Christy Wilson, VP of Product Operations at Splunk; Linda Senigaglia, NeverLost Senior Director of Product Marketing for Hertz; and Martin Price, Co-Founder of Productsy. The event was emceed by Jon Alain Guzik, founder and CEO of RideApart and Hubris Factory, Inc.
About the Connected Car Expo
Recognizing that tech innovation and integration have transformed the automobile into the ultimate mobile device, LA Auto Show® organizers (ANSA Productions) launched the Connected Car Expo (CCE) – a global stage designed to showcase new mobility solutions, unveil new auto technology and connect professionals from two ever-converging industries. CCE represents a singular environment in which the companies, key players and media involved in the connected car space can exchange ideas, develop solutions and create the business opportunities that will shape the future of transportation. Chaired by automotive technology expert Doug Newcomb, CCE is purpose-built as a thought leadership forum, technology showcase and industry exchange hosted in Los Angeles – an international hub for innovation. CCE debuts on November 19, 2013, and will continue as part of LA Auto Show® Press Days on Nov. 20 and 21. For more information, please visit http://www.connectedcarexpo.com.
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