Digital Leaders – Page 10

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch CIO: Digital change offers opportunities for IT departments

    2017-03-23T17:29:51Z

    Bosch CIO Pritsch has 1,000 open positions in his IT department (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Robert Bosch CIO Elmar Pritsch on Thursday said digital change provides corporate IT departments with an opportunity to assume a different role. "IT is growing out of the role of driver of efficiency ...

  • psa.automotiveIT
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    PSA Group's mobility chief wants to be preferred services provider

    2017-03-23T16:50:20Z

    Brigitte Courtehoux is targeting 300 million euros in mobility services revenue by 2021 (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is stepping up eff0rts to build a real fourth brand for mobility services, the French carmaker's new mobility services chief, Brigitte Courtehoux, said Thursday. Next to Peugeot, Citroen and DS ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel brand strategist plans with OnStar after PSA takeover

    2017-03-23T15:01:54Z

    Opel's Tobias Gubitz (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Opel sees General Motors' OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France's PSA Group. "If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler CDO sees culture change as key to digitization

    2017-03-23T14:29:59Z

    Gerhard Baum (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Networking the manufacturing industry involves a high degree of cultural change at industrial companies, Schaeffler's chief digital officer, Gerhard Baum, said Thursday. "It's important to bring the people along," Baum said in an address at the annual automotiveIT Congress here. The CDO ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW CIO touts possibilities of machine learning

    2017-03-23T11:34:53Z

    VW's Hofmann: Embrace machine learning or lose competitiveness (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER --Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann believes machine learning is coming into its own as a means to achieve significant digital innovation across all business areas. "Machine learning is no longer science fiction," Hofmann told the automotiveIT Congress. "It's ...

  • 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 ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
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    Renault opens Paris innovation lab

    2017-03-13T11:49:22Z

    Renault showed an electric Zoe concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Renault) Renault has opened a so-called "Open Innovation Lab" in Paris in a bid to speed up new-mobility research and step up cooperation with French startup companies. The carmaker already runs similar innovation labs in Silicon Valley ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    VW, Tata to cooperate in India

    2017-03-10T16:38:46Z

    In 2014, VW's Pune factory celebrated the 50,000th car built there for export (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have agreed to cooperate on mobility services for developing countries, the two carmakers said in a statement Friday. VW, which became the world's biggest automotive group by unit sales ...

  • 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, ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    France's PSA Group to acquire Opel

    2017-03-06T08:47:12Z

    PSA expects a 2 pc operating profit margin at Opel in three years (Photo: Opel) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM's European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies ...

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    automotiveIT Congress: Digital transformation in focus

    2017-02-27T12:57:46Z

    More than 500 people attend the annual automotiveIT Congress The auto industry's digital transformation will, once again, be the focus of the annual automotiveIT Congress, which takes place during the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover on March 23. More than 500 automotive and IT industry executives each year attend ...

  • ibm.automotiveIT
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    Study sees shortage of cybersecurity experts

    2017-02-13T18:24:32Z

    Cyberthreats are growing and companies are having trouble finding enough specialist IT staff (Photo: IBM) A new study has found that companies and organizations are having a tough time finding the cybersecurity experts they need in a world increasingly exposed to digital dangers. Isaca, a global IT association, found ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford bets on artificial intelligence

    2017-02-13T16:57:57Z

    Ford plans to have an SAE level 4 autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021 (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor plans to invest 1 billion dollars in artificial intelligence by acquiring a majority stake in Argo AI. The artificial intelligence startup will continue to operate independently from Ford, but the ...

  • capgemini.automotiveIT
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    Study: German CIOs prioritize networking, data analysis

    2017-02-10T15:12:53Z

    Siemens operates a "Cyber Security Operation Center" to protect factories (Photo: Siemens) CIOs in German-speaking countries put a high priority on improving data networking and the development of data analysis. According to a new study, they also prioritize new products and services and the expansion of cloud capacity. The ...

  • tata.automotiveIT
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    Tata Motors joins new-mobility trend

    2017-02-06T11:25:54Z

    Tata Motors expects its new modular platforms to make it easier to introduce new technologies (Photo: Tata Motors) Tata Motors has formed a new unit that will help the Indian automotive group develop new business areas. The division, which is called Tamo, will unveil its first product at the ...

  • 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 ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Volkswagen ethics boss departs

    2017-01-27T07:39:21Z

    Hohmann-Dennhardt spent slightly more than a year revamping VW's ethics culture (Photo: Daimler) Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt is leaving the Volkswagen Group management board, having served little more than a year as the carmaker's top executive in charge of integrity and legal affairs. VW and Hohmann-Denhardt decided to go separate ways ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford hires Apple exec for brand position

    2017-01-24T15:43:10Z

    Tariq Musa is the latest executive to join an automaker from another industry (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has hired an Apple marketing executive, Musa Tariq, to serve as its chief brand officer. Tariq, who most recently was Apple's global marketing and communication director for retail, is charged with further ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
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    Study: Global EV sales set for massive jump in 2020s

    2017-01-24T15:15:14Z

    Tesla is the biggest foreign seller of EVs in China (Photo: Tesla) Global sales of electric vehicles are set to start growing rapidly in the next decade, according to a new study. The report by Germany's Center of Automotive Management (CAM) said that, so far, car buyers are still ...

  • 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 ...