Digital Leaders – Page 11

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    Production logistics next in line for digital overhaul

    2017-01-19T13:47:11Z

    An autonomous tugger train supplies assembly logistics at a BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany (photo: BMW) Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, but production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency haven’t been as high as they could ...

  • 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 ...

  • automotiveit
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    automotiveIT Congress - Hanover

    2017-01-18T11:52:04Z

    More than 500 people attended the 2016 automotiveIT Congress in Hanover (Photo: Claus Dick) This year's automotiveIT Congress, which will take place March 23 in Hanover, will focus on one of the biggest challenges facing the global car industry: How to move to a more agile IT approach. The ...

  • mwc.automotiveIT
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    Mobile World Congress - Barcelona

    2017-01-18T11:20:57Z

    More than 2,200 companies exhibited at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (Photo: MWC) The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), which brings together stakeholders in the global connectivity revolution, will take place in Barcelona Feb. 27 through March 2. The annual gathering, the world's largest meeting place for the mobile ...

  • nvidia.automotiveIT
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    Nvidia GPU Technology Conference - San Jose

    2017-01-17T19:00:04Z

    At the Amsterdam GTC, Nvidia CEO Huang unveiled new AI technology (Photo: Nvidia) Nvidia hosts its annual GTC Technology Conference, a forum for the global GPU development community, in San Jose, California, May 8 through 11. The chipmaker, which plays a growing role as a provider of high-powered systems ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch Connected World - Berlin

    2017-01-17T16:19:00Z

    More than 1,000 people attended last year's ConnectedWorld event (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch will hold its annual internet-of-things conference in Berlin March 15 and 16. The German automotive supplier, which has in recent years focused heavily on IoT technologies, is hosting an event that features senior industry executives speaking ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
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    Baidu appoints Microsoft exec to COO position

    2017-01-17T09:53:14Z

    Qi Lu was global executive vice president at Microsoft before joining Baidu (Photo: Microsoft) Baidu has recruited a senior Microsoft executive, Qi Lu, to serve as its group president and COO. Lu, an artificial intelligence expert, will be in charge of products, technology, sales, marketing and operations at the ...

  • 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 ...

  • new mobility.automotiveIT
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    What to expect in 2017

    2016-12-31T08:30:24Z

    Automakers are hiring software engineers to develop new-mobility offerings (Photo: BMW) Is 2017 going to be the year of electric mobility? Will this be the year that autonomous vehicles take a decisive step toward roadworthiness? And will this be the year that automakers convince skeptics that they - rather ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW to hire 1,000 IT experts over 3 years

    2016-12-29T13:52:04Z

    IT experts in VW's digital lab in Berlin work on new mobility services and connected-car technologies (Photo: VW) Volkswagen said it will hire more than 1,000 additional IT experts in the next three years, as Europe's largest car group aims to bolster its expertise in digital technologies. VW said ...

  • SEAT.automotiveIT
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    With UK retail store, SEAT tests new sales concept

    2016-12-12T13:31:08Z

    Seat customers can use 8 touchscreens to handle all aspects of their car purchase (Photo: Seat) LONDON -- Nobody really knows what car buying will look like in 10 years. Some say online retail will be the future, but others are certain that car showrooms and dealer groups will ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo Cars appoints new R&D boss

    2016-12-07T11:13:11Z

    Green joined Volvo in 1996 and has held several management positions in Sweden and China (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars has appointed Henrik Green senior vice president research & development, moving a company insider into a key management position. Green, 43, is currently in charge of sales and production planning ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
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    Trump advisory panel includes GM's Barra, IBM's Rometty

    2016-12-03T10:39:31Z

    GM's Barra will join a business panel that will advise Donald Trump once he takes office (Photo: GM) US President-elect Donald Trump has put together a business advisory council that includes General Motors CEO Mary Barra, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty and a host of other US business leaders. Trump ...

  • bongard.automotiveIT
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    Automakers will cooperate more on new mobility

    2016-12-01T15:50:13Z

    Competition for market share is fierce in the global auto industry, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room to cooperate. Especially in the past two years, as the pace of change has picked up, there’s been a marked increase in the number of strategic jont ventures the world’s carmakers have ...

  • volvo-rafiq.automotiveIT
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    Volvo Cars appoints McDonalds exec in CIO-CDO post

    2016-12-01T14:28:15Z

    Atif Rafiq (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars has appointed Atif Rafiq senior vice president IT and chief digital officer effective January 2. The Swedish carmaker said Klas Bendrik, the current CIO, will leave the company. Rafiq, 43, has been the chief digital officer at fast-food chain McDonalds Corporation since ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT
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    JLR wants to build EVs in post-Brexit Britain

    2016-11-30T14:15:01Z

    In November, Jaguar unveiled an electric i-Pace concept that will go into production in 2018 (Photo: JLR) (Bloomberg) --Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. said it intends to build electric cars in the UK if the government can overcome shortfalls in available energy and infrastructure investment, potentially giving Britain a manufacturing ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW Boosts Tech Startup Fund

    2016-11-30T14:06:48Z

    Photo: BMW) (Bloomberg) --BMW AG plans to boost its investments in startups, as competition intensifies with new rivals including Tesla Motors Inc. over technologies that make cars smarter and more energy efficient. The luxury-vehicle maker will invest as much as 500 million euros through its iVentures capital fund over ...

  • nextlap.automotiveIT
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    Startup's predictive process control includes both manufacturing and logistics

    2016-11-28T17:37:33Z

    nextLAP says Production 4.0 requires a holistic approach to the manufacturing process (Photo: Audi) Predictive maintenance is one of the best know applications that fall under the header ofIndustry 4.0, but nextLAP considers it only a first step toward a fully new approach to manufacturing. The startup, which has ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
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    “There is a renaissance of the automobile underway”

    2016-11-25T15:20:33Z

    Thilo Koslowski (Photo: Porsche) Thilo Koslowski, the CEO of the newly formed Porsche Digital GmbH, recently talked to automotiveIT about Silicon Valley, Germany's digital infrastructure and Porsche's new digital technologies. Â _Mr. Koslowski, specific assets have shaped Porsche's DNA for a long time: air cooling, rear-wheel drive and the ...

  • luenendonk.automotiveIT
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    Study: Industry slow to implement information security measures

    2016-11-25T14:52:26Z

    The poll found managers are aware of risk but many factors slow down actions that need to be taken (Photo: NTT Security) MUNICH -- Industrial companies are aware that information security and risk management are crucial in today’s data-driven and connected world. But, according to a new study, they ...