Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics general manager known for building winning baseball teams with low payrolls, will be the afternoon keynote speaker at the Automotive News Retail Forum in January.
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson will be the opening keynote speaker.
Beane will share insights on how his management philosophy can be applied to auto retailing in a session titled "An Afternoon With Billy Beane."
Beane has used statistical methodology to assemble teams that have delivered six American League West titles in 15 years.
His philosophy was celebrated in a 2003 best-seller, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, and a 2011 movie.
The Automotive News Retail Forum will be held Jan. 22 at the InterContinental San Francisco hotel. The half-day conference will run at the start of the annual National Automobile Dealers Association convention.
You can register for the retail forum at autonews.com/retailforum. SCI MarketView is the presenting sponsor of Beane's appearance.