Porsche CIO Sven Lorenz already is investing one-third of his project budget in connected-car technologies and the amount of investment is rising. Like other automotive companies, the premium sports car brand of the Volkswagen Group is streamlining processes all along the value chain. It also is developing new, digital products and functions, and is forging Read More..
A German poll finds that many companies feel they still don’t need help with digital transformation. But there are indications that more will be recruiting consultants in the near term.
Many companies expect digitalization to boost sales in coming years, but, so far, relatively few are already seeing this trend materialize, according to a new poll conducted by management consultants Horvath & Partners. The survey of 200 decision makers in German speaking companies found that 52 pc see some sales growth as a result of Read More..
Toyota bundles some of its separate IT units into one company.
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..
HANNOVER – Tomorrow’s cars will be part of a digital ecosystem that relies on full connectivity, Daimler’s top strategist, Wilko Andreas Stark, said Thursday. “Personal mobility will change forever as a result of digitalization,” Stark told the automotiveIT Congress here. The Daimler executive said tomorrow’s mobility will be defined by keyÂ trends such as electrification, autonomous Read More..
BMW has appointed Jens Monsees to the position ofÂ vice-president digital strategy, according to theÂ former Google manager’s LinkedIn profile. The website shows that Monsees, 45, took up his new role last month. Monsees previously served as Google’s industry leader automotive and, in an earlier role, was BMW’s Â international innovation manager. Monsees is one of several senior Read More..
Despite greater focus on digital technologies throughout the auto industry, carmakers are Â still struggling with digitalization, according to a new study. The study, conducted by management consultants Batten & Company, found that the auto industry lags behind most other industry sectors in the implementation of digital technologies. For their research, the consultants developed a so-called Read More..
FRANKFURT – Automakers are making progress in adapting their development cycles to faster-moving partner industries, but they cannot yet match the agility of digital companies, said Bernd Herold, associated partner atÂ management consultants Mieschke, Hofmann undÂ Partner (MHP). In an address to the carIT Congress here, Herold said the auto industry needs to develop modular software libraries Read More..
MUNICH — New automotive technologies and the increasing digitalization of all aspects of the car business are providing growth opportunities for the auto industry, Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Group, said Thursday. In an address to the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, the head of Europe’s biggest automaker also said he didn’t fear theÂ transformation of the industry, Read More..