Helion founder discusses technology threats to dealerships for 2013

Jan. 1, 2020
Erik Nachbahr, founder of Helion, is sharing his expertise with automotive dealers and managers on top technology threats to automotive dealerships in 2013.
Erik Nachbahr, founder of Helion, is sharing his expertise with automotive dealers and managers on top technology threats to automotive dealerships in 2013. Dealers will face increased risk and challenges with their computers systems in 2013. The push for mobile devices will strain antiquated and insecure wireless networks. Hardware obsolescence is a continued pain point and causes immeasurable front line productivity loss. On the regulatory side, the FTC announced its first action against a dealership for "Putting thousands of customers at risk." The Business Software Alliance is also taking action against dealers for alleged software piracy. Join industry technology expert Erik Nachbahr for a frank discussion on the risks and get real world tips to prepare and protect the dealership. Erik Nachbahr is sharing his expertise with dealers and managers.

What will dealers and managers learn and what action items will they take back to the dealership?

  • Identify security risks in wireless networks and perform a simple self-assessment of security.
  • Understand and project hardware requirements and refresh recommendations.
  • Understand the specifics of the FTC action and implications for dealers and how to protect themselves.
  • Understand the basics of software license compliance.

Erik Nachbahr founded Helion in 1997 with the goal of bringing strong information technology strategies and leadership to auto dealerships. That vision has guided Helion with a focus on outstanding service and innovative, client centric solutions. Nachbahr believes that a strong information technology strategy centers on improving the efficiency of the business it serves while controlling costs. Nachbahr holds a B.A. from Loyola University Maryland, an A.A. from Baltimore International Culinary College and industry certifications from Microsoft and Cisco. In his current role as president and CEO of Helion, he works as chief information officer for a client base with billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Erik Nachbahr will be speaking to dealers and managers on top technology threats to dealerships in 2013, at the 13th Digital Dealer® Conference & Exposition, October 23-25, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about Erik Nachbahr and other speakers, visit: www.DigitalDealerConference.com

Dealer Communications is the leading multi-media information source for franchised automotive dealers and managers. Connecting with franchised automotive dealers and managers over ten million times per year, Dealer Communications publishes the monthly print and online editions of Dealer magazine and Digital Dealer magazine. Online weekly newsletters include Dealer; Digital Dealer; Dealer Fixed Operations; Dealer Pre-Owned; Dealer F&I, and Dealer Sales and Marketing. Dealer Communications also offers the Digital Dealer Webinar Series, with online presentations throughout the year. To see all that Dealer Communications offers, visit: www.dealer-communications.com 

Dealer Communications also owns and operates the Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition, the premier educational conference and expo dedicated to Internet and technology solutions for automotive professionals. Digital Dealer events deliver the largest array of speakers, peer to peer opportunities, and exhibit hall offerings – all carefully designed to impart cutting edge business strategies. With an audience of the industry’s most progressive dealers and managers and the most innovative conference format, Digital Dealer provides the ultimate learning and networking environment.

The 13th Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition will be held October 23-25, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. There will be new Digital Dealer Learning Labs, Digital Dealer Innovation Hours, a new Digital Dealer Peer Networking Roundtables dinner, more than 100 workshops, over 100 specialized technology solutions providers, and many more exciting new benefits. For more information, visit: www.DigitalDealerConference.com


Helion Technologies is the auto industry’s premier IT provider we are able to help with both large and small projects.  Helion services the auto industry exclusively, and understands the inner workings of the dealership and how they relate to technology.

Helion Technologies, now in its 15th year, has offices nationwide and currently supports more than 450 dealers and 15,000 users. 

For more information, visit www.heliontechnologies.com

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