Axel Schmidt is taking over from Luca Mentuccia as head of Accenture’s global automotive business, effective immediately. Schmidt, 51, previously was in charge of European automotive operations for the global management consultants. “I’m looking forward to continue the development started by Luca,” Schmidt said. He also warned that car companies should be prepared for a Read More..
Following news that Audi, BMW and Daimler are set to jointly acquire Nokia HERE, automotiveIT asked Accenture automotive expert Axel Schmidt three questions about the implications of the transaction. automotiveIT: What’s in it forÂ Audi, BMW andÂ Daimler to acquire Nokia HERE? Schmidt:Â The carmakers are first and foremost interested in a platform that can be the foundation Read More..
Accenture hopes to further boost its expertise in the growing product lifecycle management (PLM) sector through the planned acquisition of Montreal-based PCO Innovation. The global business consulting group said the addition of PCO will increase its ability to help clients organize, develop, manage and introduce new products and services. PCO specializes in PLM strategy Read More..
Accenture plans to buy Prion Group in a bid to grow its consulting business in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area. The US-based consultant said the planned acquisition of Prion, a privately held German PLM specialist, will expand its end-to-end PLM offering. “The combination of Prion Groupâ€™s PLM specialist skills and Accentureâ€™s industrialized delivery methodologies Read More..
Japanese automotive supplier Denso, Korean components maker Mobis and management consultancy Accenture have joined the GENIVI alliance, the association said in a press release. GENIVI is an association of automotive and electronics companies that drives the development and adoption of an open in-vehicle infotainment reference platform. The group hopes that further standardization of in-car infotainment Read More..
Cloud computing is particularly well suited to deal successfully with the challenges and opportunities of the auto industry, according to an Accenture report. The consultants cited three business areas where Cloud computing can provide a major benefit: Handling multi-brand dealer operations, integrating new alliances and takeovers, and supporting the further development of in-vehicle infotainment. In Read More..