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  • bosch.automotiveIT
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     “One out of every two open positions at Bosch involves IT or software”

    2016-04-26T13:45:43Z

    Pritsch wants to network all Robert Bosch processes (Photo: Claus Dick) The Bosch Group championed hot topics such as digitization, networked products and Industry 4.0 at an early stage. In an interview, CIO Elmar Pritsch explains the focus of the Stuttgart-based technology company in its individual business areas and ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    "It’s very important that we filter which technologies add value for the consumer"

    2016-04-13T13:54:12Z

    The new S90 sedan will help boost Volvo's sales, Annwall says (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Bjoern Annwall joined Volvo Cars as global head of marketing, sales and customer service in October last year. The former McKinsey consultant succeeded industry veteran Alain Visser in a job that involves transforming the Swedish ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "We are experiencing an upheaval in manufacturing"

    2016-04-04T11:32:11Z

    Schaefer (right) tests equipment at a Daimler transmission plant in Rumania (Photo: Daimler) Against a backdrop of steadily rising numbers of vehicle models and derivatives, extremely volatile markets and growing volumes, automotive manufacturing is facing major challenges. And digitization is adding more complexity to the mix. Daimler, like many ...

  • BMW.automotiveIT
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    "The classic sales process is a thing of the past"

    2016-02-16T19:46:46Z

    Robertson sees "plenty of room for improvement" in the Chinese market (Photo: BMW) BMW sales chief Ian Robertson wants to process future sales transactions in minutes. He’s counting on information technology to enable this speedup in what has, for decades, been a much lengthier process. In an interview in ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
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    GM's infotainment chief: It's all about the infrastructure

    2016-01-25T15:06:29Z

    GM's Abram: “If we get the infrastructure right, we can react to everything." (Photo: A. Bongard) General Motors, like most of its competitors, is embracing new technologies as customers increasingly look for new and different personal-mobility products. “The convergence of connectivity, vehicle electrification and evolving customer needs demands new ...

  • kia.automotiveIT
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    Kia USA executive: "Automakers are willing to take more risks"

    2016-01-21T14:02:14Z

    Kia's Bzeih says CRM will be crucial in attracting customers to the brand (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Kia announced at the CES consumer electronics show that it plans to spend an initial 2 billion dlrs on advanced driver assistance systems in the next three years as it pursues a goal ...

  • kienbaum.automotiveIT
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    Kienbaum consultant: Automotive culture change is key

    2015-12-16T15:20:40Z

    Dirk Seiferth (Photo: Kienbaum) Non-traditional players are increasingly moving into the automotive space and, to counter this competitive threat, carmakers will, to some extent, have to become more like IT companies. Dirk Seiferth, partner at Kienbaum Management Consultants talks to automotiveIT about data labs, time-to-market and the impact of ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi production boss sees big changes in car manufacturing

    2015-09-08T16:59:35Z

    Waltl says the traditional assembly line will stay, but it may not always be used (Photo: Claus Dick) Digitalization is not just changing the car; it is changing every aspect of the car-making industry as well. Hubert Waltl, who has headed production at Audi since April 1, 2014, recently ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
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    T-Systems executive: Telecoms and automotive have grown closer together

    2015-08-26T12:44:49Z

    Heinz Egeler (Photo: T-Systems) Heinz Egeler has been in charge of the Connected Car business of T-Systems since June 2015. In written answers to questions, Egeler explains the strategic priorities of the German IT service provider and discusses some of the characteristics of the changing personal-mobility industry. automotiveIT: Mr. ...

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    Daimler IT Exec: Standards will help manage engineering complexity

    2015-08-13T15:06:58Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars R&D CIO Haasis says standards are key in exchanging  information with suppliers (Photo: Daimler) As vehicles grow in complexity, coordination between carmakers, suppliers and other partners  faces increasing challenges. In answers to written questions, Siegmar Haasis, CIO Research and Development at Mercedes-Benz Cars, discusses the ...