March 29-30, 2023 (Association Meetings Begin Tuesday, March 28) || Caesars Palace Las Vegas


James Spears

James Spears

Head of Automotive | Tractable

Jimmy is the Head of Automotive for Tractable, which develops artificial intelligence for accident and disaster recovery. Growing exponentially across 14 countries, the solution has processed $1B+ in auto accidents and accelerated recovery for over a million households, equipping 25+ of the global top 100 insurers. 

Prior to Tractable, he led the USAA Auto Experience and the USAA Global Auto Physical Damage operations and strategy. Before that, he led the Strategic Initiatives team at Farmers Insurance and served on staff at Nationwide Insurance.  

Jimmy currently serves as member of the Future Disruptions Committee for the Collision Industry Conference and an Advisory Board Member for Towing and Storage for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Member of the Board of Trustees for the Collision Repair Education Foundation, and as a Mentor for the military veterans served by Patriot Boot Camp.  

Jimmy served 13 years in the US Army- a combat veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He was the Distinguished Military Graduate of the JFK School of Special Warfare at Fort Bragg, NC, Graduate of the US Armor Officers School at Ft. Knox, KY, and Graduate of the Infantry School, at Ft. Benning, GA.   

Upcoming and recent sessions

Deep-Drive: How Digital Imaging and A.I. Are Spurring an Auction Revolution

March 24, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PT)

See a detailed analysis of how imaging systems saves on time and costs after one year of operation; how economies of scale and efficiencies evolve out of digital technology; how this will transform vehicle resale documentation and what that means for pricing. More Info

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