Digital Leader Interviews – Page 6

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    Interview: Opel's Neumann is committed to affordability


    Neumann became CEO of Opel in March, 2014 (Photo: GM) With a new CEO, a revamped strategic plan and a strengthened commitment from parent General Motors, Opel believes it is on the road to a sustained recovery. The European GM brand has for years suffered losses and weak sales, ...

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    GM CIO Mott is confident IT transformation making progress


    GM CIO Randy Mott spoke at the Hanover automotiveIT Congress in March (Photo: Larry Peplin) More than halfway into a massive three-year project to transform IT at General Motors, Randy Mott is confident he's making progress. The CIO, who joined the largest North American carmaker in February, 2012, cites ...

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    Diez: "Times are getting tougher" for auto industry


    Diez says electric mobility needs to become more fashionable (Photo: Claus Dick) Veteran industry observer Willi Diez said the car market in Germany and Europe won't likely pick up anytime soon. "The times are definitely getting tougher," Diez said in an interview with automotiveIT. The economist, who runs the ...

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    AutomotiveIT Newsletter: An interview with VW CIO Martin Hofmann


    CIO Hofmann wants Volkswagen to have the best IT in the auto industry (Photo: Claus Dick) After a decade working for the Volkswagen Group in various positions, Martin Hofmann became CIO of Europe's largest carmaker a year ago. He took on the position at a time when VW is ...

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    In this month's Executive Newsletter: Ford's Paul Mascarenas


    Paul Mascarenas (Photo: Larry A. Peplin) As chief technology officer, Paul Mascarenas is a key player in Ford Motor's long-term strategic ambitions. Mascarenas, a 30- year veteran of the US based global automotive giant, helps define, research and implement the broad array of new technologies that Ford wants and ...

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    Ford's big data chief helps with "heavy lifting"


    Ford's John Ginder uses new data analysis techniques to help Ford's operations (Photo: Ford) John Ginder, who runs the big-data operations of Ford Motor, sees his role as allowing the carmaker”˜s operating units to solve their problems with the help of IT. "We look for opportunities where organizations don't ...

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


    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 ...

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    Interview: JCI's automotive CIO on course to meet global targets


    Sanjay Rishi is CIO and group vice president, information technology, at Automotive Experience, the biggest division of US-based Johnson Controls. Rishi runs a global IT operation with between 400 and 500 people worldwide, not including a "partner ecosystem" of companies that provide a broad range of IT services to JCI.The ...

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    In interview, Volvo's CEO says less is more in infotainment


    Volvo CEO Jacoby shows the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept at the Detroit auto show (Photo: Volvo) DETROIT -- Volvo Car CEO Stefan Jacoby believes the Swedish carmaker can compete with its premium rivals in the field of new automotive electronics systems by providing less, rather than more. "Consumers don't need ...

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    Interview: TRW's Engelhardt says powerful IT needed


    Rafael Engelhardt: TRW global director of information services (Photo: TRW) Rafael Engelhardt has reduced IT expenditures at US-based automotive supplier TRW by imposing a range of restrictions on, among other things, employees' use of smartphones.He also took action to curb expenses in other areas. That has helped bring down TRW's ...

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    BMW's Draeger predicts big EV battery improvements


    MUNICH -- It wasn't so long ago that a typical discussion with BMW's r&d chief would focus on new combustion-engine technology, the aerodynamic qualities of the latest car designs or the relative driving characteristics of Germany's three premium carmakers. Those topics are still important. But in an interview with automotiveIT ...

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    Interview: BorgWarner CIO balances costs and growth


    Jamal Farhat, CIO of BorgWarner, is working on more than 1,000 projects this year, as the U.S. based automotive supplier expands its global business operations. He needs to make sure the group’s engineers have the IT tools they need, that the company’s 17,500 worldwide employees can communicate and share information ...

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    GM CIO in interview: Protecting GM electronically is my top priority


    DETROIT - Whether General Motors or Toyota or, before too long, Volkswagen is the world's biggest automaker is a subject of debate. What's not in dispute is that GM, with 176 plants in 31 countries, 20 engineering centers and more than 200,000 employees worldwide, is a complex, multifaceted global corporation ...

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    Steria Mummert: Automated software tests save time


    Testing expert Lars Hinrichsen says there is too much improvisation in software testing (Photo: Steria Mummert) More automation in software testing would make the process better, cheaper and more efficient, according to German testing consultants Steria Mummert. Three out of four IT departments in Germany test most of their software ...