Digital Leader Interviews

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi CIO: "A bit faster is always a bit better"

    2017-09-16T13:12:00Z

    Matthias Ulbrich has overseen an increase in agile working methods and a growth of the IT staff at Audi as the carmaker undertakes a growing number of digital projects.

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    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.

  • Raman Mehta, CIO, Visteon, (L) and Markus Schupfner, CTO, Visteon Corp.
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    "We can bring new technology to market in one year"

    2017-07-09T14:18:44Z

    Visteon's Schupfner (r) and Mehta (c) spoke to automotiveIT International Editor Arjen Bongard (Photo: Larry Peplin) Markus Schupfner became chief technology officer of Visteon in March 2016. Raman Mehta started as CIO of the US-based cockpit systems maker in April of this year. Both are part of the new ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
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    "Partnerships with IT players are vital"

    2017-04-24T14:00:00Z

    One side of a digital win Source: Claus Dick ZF CDO Mamatha Chamarthi sees herself as “digital-transformer-in-chief”, working closely with CIO Juergen Sturm At ZF Friedrichshafen, digitization has a huge influence on the business. In an interview, Chief Digital Officer Mamatha Chamarthi describes the ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "Digitization offers completely new possibilities and we will make use of these"

    2017-03-20T14:54:29Z

    Klaus Entenmann: "The customer no longer needs to come to the dealership to get car-buying advice." (Photo: Daimler) Digitization is changing the automotive industry top to bottom. In a short interview with automotiveIT, Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services, discusses which technological developments are crucial for the financial ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "There is no added value in gesturing with your fingers”

    2017-03-10T11:46:07Z

    Massing: “With artificial intelligence, we will soon be in a position to significantly reduce the stress level behind the wheel.” (Photo: Claus Dick) Digitization is changing vehicles’ interiors along with their other aspects. Georges Massing, director, user interaction at Mercedes-Benz, spoke with automotiveIT about the effects of the trend, ...

  • GM.automotiveIT
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    "My role is to protect the vehicle ecosystem"

    2017-02-02T18:43:00Z

    Jeff Massimilla was named chief product cybersecurity officer of General Motors (GM) in 2014. His appointment, one of the first of its kind in the global auto industry, underscored the crucial importance of cyber safety for the coming generations of fully connected cars. Massimilla spoke to automotiveIT at the Detroit ...

  • nextlap.automotiveIT
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    "IoT is coming to car manufacturing with big steps"

    2017-01-21T13:37:52Z

    Andre Ziemke: "The potential of digitization in manufacturing is gigantic" (Photo: Claus Dick) Andre Ziemke is one of the co-founders of nextLAP, which has built a software platform designed to boost efficiency in car manufacturing. Ziemke spoke by phone recently to automotiveIT. Why did you start nextLAP? nextLAP co-founder ...

  • skoda.automotiveIT
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    "The issue won't be 'either-or' in digitization"

    2017-01-18T12:59:55Z

    Wehner: The main issue in digitization is speed (Photo: Claus Dick) More automakers are creating the position of chief digital officer as a central point of contact for digitization issues. Someone who is sure to understand how the role is different from that of the CIO is Skoda CDO ...

  • continental.automotiveIT
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    "We will need more IT professionals in the future"

    2017-01-16T17:09:47Z

    Continental's Eigler: "Our expertise is in demand." (Photo: Claus Dick) Christian Eigler is a realist. In his view, it won't be trendy roadmaps that lay the basis for successful digitization, but standardization and harmonization. In an interview with automotiveIT, the CIO of automotive supplier Continental talks about the trend ...