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..
In the IT world the battle for the cloud will decide who rules enterprise computing for the foreseeable future. It’s a battle that has already been disrupted by the entry of Amazon, a company that was never analysed or structured as a traditional IT player. Yet it has gone from zero to become the No 1 Read More..
HANOVER — The digital-transformation to-do list at Robert Bosch is long and Bernd Heinrichs, chief digital officer smart mobility solutions, has his work cut out for him. “It’s a long road and we need sustainability, but also speed and innovation power,” he told the carIT Congress here on Tuesday. “And we have to be more Read More..
Rapid industry transformation cited by Daimler as reason to bring forward succession of Ola Kaellenius as CEO of group and core Mercedes-Benz passenger car division
Supervisory Board prepares succession at an early stage Dieter Zetsche to be elected as member of the Supervisory Board in 2021 Ola Källenius to be appointed for a new term of five years as Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars division Ola Kaellenius will succeed Dieter Read More..
HANOVER –Audi’s digitalization chief said the premium carmaker aims to focus on “a limited set of profit pools” as it adapts its business strategy to changing market conditions. John Newman, Audi’s head of digitalization, told the carIT Congress here that the auto industry is facing a broad range of disruptive market forces. These include trends Read More..