Digital Leaders

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
    Article

    T-Systems CEO to depart

    2017-09-18T11:51:00Z

    Reinhard Clemens (Photo: T-Systems) Reinhard Clemens, who heads German business services group T-Systems, will leave his post January 1, 2018, parent company Deutsche Telekom said in a press release. A successor from outside the company has been appointed and will be announced shortly. Clemens served on ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Siemens China to spearhead robotics push

    2017-09-18T11:42:52Z

    China is one of the largest R&D locations worldwide for Siemens (Photo: Siemens) Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the country’s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Volkswagen R&D chief: "We are reworking our entire development process"

    2017-09-06T10:01:00Z

    Ulrich Eichhorn heads up Volkswagen Group’s R D operations, and discusses impacts for vehicle development from artificial intelligence and electrification, and explanins how digital tools and data are changing engineering processes.

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: German industry not well prepared for cyber attacks

    2017-09-06T08:24:27Z

    Bitkom says cybercrime-related damages totaled 55 billion euros a year (Photo: FBI) German companies are not well prepared for espionage, sabotage or data theft, according to a new poll. The country's high-tech association interviewed 1,069 executives in charge of corporate security and found that only four out of 10 ...

  • hella.automotiveIT
    Article

    At lighting specialist Hella, Grabmair is new CIO

    2017-09-06T08:17:08Z

    Hella's new CIO previously worked at ThyssenKrupp (Photo: Hella) 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 ...

  • faraday future.automotiveIT
    Article

    Faraday Future recruits BMW's Kranz as CTO

    2017-09-05T16:13:55Z

    Kranz (right) helps prepare Faraday Future's Hanford plant for production (Photo: FF) Faraday Future has recruited veteran BMW executive Ulrich Kranz as chief technology officer (CTO), adding more automotive expertise from the German premium car group. Earlier this year, FF hired former Deutsche Bank board member Stefan Krause to ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Philips exec to take over BMW sales & marketing

    2017-09-05T16:09:13Z

    Nota (pictured) will take over from Ian Robertson on January 1 (Photo: Philips) Ian Robertson will retire as BMW’s head of sales and marketing in 2018, handing over to Philips executive Pieter Nota on January 1. Robertson, the former head of BMW’s Rolls-Royce luxury brand, has been in his ...

  • nvidia.automotiveIT
    Article

    Nvidia's GTC Europe - Munich

    2017-09-05T14:54:00Z

    Nvidia will host the European version of its GPU Technology Conference in Munich October 10-12, Â offering participants more than 150 sessions covering a broad range of topics relevant to the auto industry. The event will feature a keynote address by Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jensen Huang. There will ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota in partnership to handle connected-car data

    2017-09-05T14:05:03Z

    Automotive data traffic is expected to grow 10,000 times in the next 8 years (Photo: Denso) Toyota Motor has formed a partnership with Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT to better handle the huge data volumes that are expected to move in and out of tomorrow's cars. The carmaker also ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    New Opel CIO's challenge: integrating IT into PSA

    2017-09-05T13:32:00Z

    Thomas Kuelpp (Photo: Opel) Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier ...