Like automotive firms, agricultural equipment maker AGCO is planting the seeds of transformation, implementing a common global IT infrastructure, more digital manufacturing processes and an agile approach to IT service and development. By Christopher Ludwig Manufacturers of passenger vehicles are not alone in implementing technology that will change the way their products and business Read More..
Dr. René Deist (pictured) is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models. By Christopher Ludwig The automotive industry faces clear challenges in a slowing global economy, geopolitical risks and technological disruption. Across the supply Read More..
CIO Raman Mehta is leading a dramatic modernization of Visteon’s IT and IS architecture and enterprise systems, helping the cockpit electronics supplier to further digitalize its engineering, production and supply chain. By Christopher Ludwig Every company in the automotive industry today is concerned with the transformation of their business models, from manufacturing and value chains, Read More..
Renault CIO Frederic Vincent is joining the Executive Committee of the French carmaker effective April 1, as part of a broad management restructuring following the appointment of a new CEO, Thierry Bollore. Vincent will continue in his roles as head of the group’s digital factory – Renault Digital – and the company’s Information Systems and Read More..
A mere 14% of German IT bosses say their companies have adopted agile working methods, according to a new study. The main reason, 71% of them told IT service provider Citrix, is the aging infrastructure they were confronted with when they started their jobs. Another major factor was a lack of support from top management. Many 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..
Audi CIO Frank Loydl has been on the job since February of this year. One of the first decisions he made was to launch an IT transformation project called NEXT:IT. It centers around a reorientation of the IT organization at Volkswagen Group’s premium brand. With a restart planned for January 1, the pace is high. Read More..
Ford Motor appointed Jeff Lemmer CIO, succeeding Marcy Klevorn, who assumed broader mobility responsibilities last year. Lemmer, who currently serves as vice president and chief operating officer of information technology, will take up his new role June 1. He has spent his entire career at Ford, serving in a range of IT leadership positions at Read More..
Nissan Motor has appointed Anthony Thomas CIO of the Japanese brand, filling a position vacated by Celso Guiotoko earlier this year. Thomas most recently served as CIO of GE Global and previously also worked at mobile phone group Vodafone as its India CIO. Guiotoko used to be CIO of Nissan, its alliance partner Renault and Read More..
Christine Grabmair has taken over from Gerd Niehage as CIO of German automotive lighting specialist Hella. Grabmair served as IT boss of the components technology division of steel group ThyssenKrupp until February. At Hella, Grabmair will play a major role in further developing the groupâ€™s digital strategy. In particular, she is expected to focus on Read More..