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..
Helmuth Ludwig, a 26-year company veteran, will become the new CIO of Siemens, succeeding Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig, 54, previously served as chief digital officer of Siemens’ PLM business unit. He also was president of Siemens PLM Software and CEO of the group’s industry sector in North America. In his new position, Ludwig Read More..
Jan Brecht wants to move away from managing and administration to a focus on software and system architectures. The new Daimler CIO, who joined the premium car group from sporting-goods maker Adidas in November 2015, has made speed his top priority. In an interview with automotiveIT, Brecht spoke about his agenda, the opportunities he sees Read More..
Independent IT divisions could be gone in three years, according to a majority of IT executives polled by EMC. The cloud computing specialist in February interviewed 2,741 IT decision makers and business managers across companies in 13 countries. One of the key findings was that 58 pc of CIOs polled expect their IT organizationÂ to all Read More..
Thorsten Achenbach ist the newÂ CIO at BMW’s Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive. The IT manager, who earlier served as vice president at consultants Capgemini, has been in his new position in China since September 1. Achenbach, who has an engineering degree, knows BMW well from his days as global account director for BMW at Read More..
A seniorÂ Adidas executive, Jan Brecht, will succeed Michael Gorriz as CEO of Daimler, industry sources say. Brecht is currently in charge of IT and global supply chain at Adidas, a Germany-based maker of sporting goods. He is expected to assume his new position at Daimler in September. The new CIO already worked for the German Read More..
A European CIO network has chosen Audi’s IT chief, Mattias Ulbrich,Â as “European chief information officer of the year.” CIONET, a group that brings together more than 5,100 IT executives from 18 countries, cited Ulbrich’s succcess in working with Audi’s various business departments and his push to introduce digital technologies at the premium car brand. “What Read More..
Michael Gorriz is leaving his position as CIO of Daimler to join Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. Gorriz, 55, will succeed 55-year-old Jan Verplancke as group CIO at Standard Chartered. Verplancke is retiring. Gorriz has been in charge of information technology management at Daimler since 2008. In this role he is responsible for strategy, planning Read More..
Volvo Cars CIO Klas Bendrik has been promoted to a new senior vice president position, as the Swedish carmaker acknowledges the growing importance of IT across its model lineup. The move underlines “the key role technology will play for carmakers in future as they develop their connectivity products and services,” Volvo said in a press Read More..