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..
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..