RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. Dale Hopkins, vice president of information technology for Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, will be a featured speaker at the 2008 Fall Conference presented by the MEMA Information Services Council (MIS Council), slated for Sunday, Oct. 12, through Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Marco Island, Fla. Hopkins will discuss the e-commerce and technology approach of the Alliance and its current and future initiatives with suppliers and data standards.
Hopkins has more than 20 years of business management and consulting experience in the information technology arena, most recently at the Alliance. He had a lengthy career in high-tech, where he served as vice president and general manager for companies such as i2 Technologies, Aspect Development and CCI/Triad (now known as Activant). In these roles, Hopkins successfully managed sales, marketing, business development, operations, software engineering, customer support and was actively involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his technology tenure, Hopkins spent more than 10 years managing stores for a large automotive warehouse distributor.
Details about the MIS Council Fall Conference, including the event agenda, can be found at: http://www.miscouncil.org/conferences/agenda_fall08.html.