All CIO articles

  • mahle.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Mahle CIO: "IT is needed for future business models and the development of new products"

    2018-11-06T11:11:00Z

    Mahle CIO Markus Bentele discusses the art of juggling changes and new collaborations between Mahle’s IT and the group’s operating units.

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Audi CIO: “Agility is a powerful tool, but it is no panacea”

    2018-08-27T13:15:00Z

    Audi CIO Loydl sees speed of implementation as a key issue for the carmaker (Photo: Claus Dick) 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. ...

  • Ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford Motor appoints Jeff Lemmer CIO

    2018-05-10T17:16:11Z

    Jeff Lemmer, Ford's new CIO, will report to former CIO Marcy Klevorn (Photo: Ford) 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 ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
    Article

    Nissan appoints new CIO

    2017-10-19T11:00:47Z

    Nissan no longer shares a CIO with alliance partner Renault (Photo: Nissan) 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ludwig succeeds Kleinjohann as Siemens CIO

    2016-10-17T13:28:23Z

    Helmuth Ludwig (Photo: Siemens) 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 ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    “My aspiration is to actively help shape new business models”

    2016-09-14T16:34:30Z

    Brecht wants IT to play a big role in Daimler's digital transformation (Photo: Claus Dick) 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 ...

  • emc.automotiveIT
    Article

    EMC poll: Independent IT divisions could disappear by 2019

    2016-04-19T12:11:05Z

    (Graphic: EMC) 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 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Achenbach is new CIO at BMW Brilliance

    2015-12-09T16:12:17Z

    Thorsten Achenbach (Photo: BMW) Thorsten Achenbach ist the new 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 ...

  • daimler brecht.automotiveIT
    Article

    Sources: Adidas executive to become next Daimler CIO

    2015-07-23T12:48:10Z

    Jan Brecht is set to succeed Michael Gorriz (Photo: Adidas) A senior 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 ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi CIO wins European award

    2015-06-05T15:59:32Z

    Ulbrich runs an IT department that employs 1,000 people (Photo: Audi) A European CIO network has chosen Audi's IT chief, Mattias Ulbrich, 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 ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler CIO Gorriz to leave post

    2015-03-25T09:48:03Z

    Gorriz has headed IT at Daimler since 2008 (Photo: Claus Dick) 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 ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars CIO gets promotion

    2015-03-23T11:18:10Z

    Volvo CIO Bendrik will report directly to CEO Hakan Samuelsson (Photo: Volvo) 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 ...

  • ford marcy-klevorn.automotiveIT
    Article

    Marcy Klevorn to become CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015

    2014-11-07T16:25:02Z

    Marcy Klevorn (Photo: Ford Motor) Marcy Klevorn will take over as CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015, overseeing all information technology services globally at the US automaker. Klevorn succeeds Nick Smither, who is retiring. The announcement of Klevorn's new role coincided with news that Ford of Europe CEO ...

  • zf Sturm.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch-Siemens' Sturm to become CIO of ZF

    2014-10-20T16:05:03Z

    Sturm (pictured) is succeeding Peter Kraus, who is retiring (Photo: ZF) Juergen Sturm, currently CIO of the Bosch-Siemens domestic appliances joint venture, will become CIO Â of ZF Friedrichshafen at the end of the year. Sturm, 51, will succeed Peter Kraus, who is retiring. The Bosch executive joins ZF ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT
    Article

    SAP's new CIO to run SAP HANA

    2013-10-21T12:25:50Z

    Goerke will have a dual role at SAP (Photo: SAP) SAP has appointed Bjoern Goerke as its new CIO effective immediately. The German business software group said Goerke will also head its SAP HANA enterprise cloud organization. In his new role, Goerke will  be responsible for SAP's cross-departmental ...

  • vw muehleck.automotiveIT
    Article

    Former VW CIO Muehleck to head IT at Thyssen Krupp

    2012-12-11T10:38:22Z

    Klaus-Hardy Muehleck Former Volkswagen Group CIO Klaus-Hardy Muehleck will take over as head of all IT operations at  Thyssen Krupp, a spokesperson for the German German engineering and steel group said Tuesday. Muehleck, 58, will assume his new responsibilities on January 1, 2013, taking over from Hans-Guenter Gaul. ...

  • audi ulbrich.automotiveIT
    Feature

    New CIO, in interview, sees importance of IT growing at Audi

    2012-10-19T12:26:37Z

    Mattias Ulbrich became Audi CEO in February, 2012 (Photo: automotiveIT) Mattias Ulbrich has been CIO at Audi AG in Ingolstadt since February 2012. In an interview with automotiveIT, he talks about his current duties as a process integrator, the new era of collaboration with the company”˜s other divisions, and ...

  • man fingerling.automotiveIT
    Article

    MAN appoints Volkswagen IT executive as new CIO

    2012-09-13T10:36:37Z

    Stephan Fingerling joins MAN from controlling shareholder VW German truck maker MAN has appointed a Volkswagen executive as its new CIO, underlining the tightening control of the German car group over the Munich-based truck maker and engineering company. Stephan Fingerling, who most recently served as CIO of VW's American operations ...

  • telekom Mueller_Markus.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mueller takes over as CIO at Deutsche Telekom

    2012-03-05T16:13:35Z

    Markus Mueller (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) Markus Mueller has been appointed chief information officer of Deutsche Telekom and head of its new Telekom IT division. The German telecommunications group decided in December to merge the IT departments of all of its business units into one division in an effort to improve ...