Renowned social-media analyst, blogger and web strategist Jeremiah Owyang will keynote the second annual DrivingSales Executive Summit presented with WardsAuto October 18-20 at the Encore Wynn Las Vegas.

Owyang is renowned for his passion in helping companies communicate online “and for his innovative and trail-blazing approach to social media and the web in general,” says DrivingSales CEO and Founder Jared Hamilton.

“He knows how to make new media relevant and actionable for businesses. His focus on integrating customer/community needs, business objectives, and technology is particularly relevant to the goal of the summit, which is to leverage innovative practices and technology to enhance dealership profit centers.”

Owyang, a former industry analyst, currently is a partner at Altimeter Group, which provides thought leadership, research, and consulting on digital strategies. He is author of the blog Web Strategy that focuses on how corporations connect with their customers using web technologies.

Owyang writes a regular column for the Forbes CMO network, has appeared on Bloomberg TV, and is quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press and other technology and business-related publications.

The DrivingSales Executive Summit presented with WardsAuto is a uniquely collaborative event modeled after the best practices sharing among dealership professionals on DrivingSales.com.

The event brings together the most successful and innovative dealers in the country, along with world-renowned speakers, all to focus on dealership innovations and profitability.

Unlike other automotive industry events, the DrivingSales Executive Summit is 100% dealer driven and designed specifically for the most progressive dealer principals and dealership executives in the industry.

For more information and to register, go to http://wardsauto.com/drivingsales