Christian Senger is set to take charge of all software-related matters at Volkswagen Group, according to company sources. Senger, who currently heads the VW brand’s electrification strategy, will take charge of vehicle software at the carmaker’s core division in a new management board-level position, company sources say. He is also expected to assume responsibility for Read More..
As head of future solutions at the core Interior Division of Continental, Ralf Lenninger looks at the big trends that are not only reshaping the car business but also are redefining the roles that traditional automotive supplier groups such as Continental need to play. The transformation of the auto industry is forcing suppliers to be Read More..
A massive change in the Volkswagen Group’s IT system landscape is looming. In an interview late last year, Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about the burden of VW’s technological legacy, cultural change within the company and the opportunities afforded by new technologies. By Hilmar Dunker and Yannick Polchow. Volkswagen Group has deliberately decided against establishing a Read More..
Frank Loydl has been CIO at Audi since February 2018. He says the effects and impacts of digitalisation can be overdone. It makes little sense, he says, for all of a company’s processes to be fully agile. Nor is it feasible to achieve such a goal. Ralf Bretting spoke to him about how he is putting Read More..
Dan Ammann, the number two executive at General Motors, will step down from his post as president of the company January 1 to head the carmaker’s Cruise Automation autonomous vehicle unit. The move underlines GM’s belief that it needs to further strengthen its commitment to a future dominated by driverless cars. GM also hopes that Read More..
The We generation: Volkswagen has big plans for its digital app ecosystem including retail tie-ups and Function as a Service (FaaS) in near future
Volkswagen has been steadily building up the capabilities of its digital We platform. The company was at the WebSummit 2018 expo in Lisbon, Portugal, to increase the number of partners and developers contributing to its growing portfolio of digital services. Paul Fisher met Christoph Hohmann, head of customer experience and communication at Volkswagen We, to discuss how Read More..
German automotive supplier Mahle is in the middle of a digital transformation. Electric/electronics, software and networks are extremely important to the company’s new products, and its information technology has to be converted companywide. In an interview, CIO Markus Bentele discusses the art of juggling all the changes and the new collaboration between Mahle’s IT and Read More..
Dirk Abendroth, a former BMW manager and currently a senior executive at electric-vehicle startup Byton, will become chief technology officer at Continental’s automotive division, effective January 1. Abendroth will oversee all global R&D in a new company the German automotive supplier will form next year. The Byton manager, 43, has expertise in key areas such Read More..
Volkswagen appoints former Allianz Deutschland corporate privacy officer as new head of its group data protection unit, move reflects importance of data to group’s transformation plan
Volkswagen has appointed Oliver Draf to head up the group’s data protection unit as its transformation plans being to take shape. Mr Draf previously held the role of chief privacy officer at Allianz Deutschland AG, an insurer, his most senior role since joining the Munich based company in 2001. His predecessor at Volkswagen, Christoph Alt, is Read More..
Mention Ola Källenius, the soon-to-be boss of Daimler, and industry watchers note that he is the first non-German to take the role. That is significant but there is more to the Swede who will now guide the auto giant into the first stage of its digital future. He will come directly from two years as head of Daimler’s Read More..