Digital Leaders – Page 8

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    carIT Congress: BMW executive sees cooperation as essential for autonomous driving

    2017-09-20T11:45:17Z

    BMW's Frickenstein says car industry cannot manage data on its own (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT -- Cooperation between automakers, IT companies and other stakeholders in the car industry is essential to realize autonomous driving, Elmar Frickenstein, head of fully automated driving at BMW, said Wednesday. In an address to ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
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    T-Systems CEO to depart

    2017-09-18T11:51:00Z

    Reinhard Clemens (Photo: T-Systems) Reinhard Clemens, who heads German business services group T-Systems, will leave his post January 1, 2018, parent company Deutsche Telekom said in a press release. A successor from outside the company has been appointed and will be announced shortly. Clemens served on ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Siemens China to spearhead robotics push

    2017-09-18T11:42:52Z

    China is one of the largest R&D locations worldwide for Siemens (Photo: Siemens) Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the country’s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua ...

  • 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.

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
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    Poll: German industry not well prepared for cyber attacks

    2017-09-06T08:24:27Z

    Bitkom says cybercrime-related damages totaled 55 billion euros a year (Photo: FBI) German companies are not well prepared for espionage, sabotage or data theft, according to a new poll. The country's high-tech association interviewed 1,069 executives in charge of corporate security and found that only four out of 10 ...

  • hella.automotiveIT
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    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 ...

  • faraday future.automotiveIT
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    Faraday Future recruits BMW's Kranz as CTO

    2017-09-05T16:13:55Z

    Kranz (right) helps prepare Faraday Future's Hanford plant for production (Photo: FF) Faraday Future has recruited veteran BMW executive Ulrich Kranz as chief technology officer (CTO), adding more automotive expertise from the German premium car group. Earlier this year, FF hired former Deutsche Bank board member Stefan Krause to ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Philips exec to take over BMW sales & marketing

    2017-09-05T16:09:13Z

    Nota (pictured) will take over from Ian Robertson on January 1 (Photo: Philips) Ian Robertson will retire as BMW’s head of sales and marketing in 2018, handing over to Philips executive Pieter Nota on January 1. Robertson, the former head of BMW’s Rolls-Royce luxury brand, has been in his ...

  • nvidia.automotiveIT
    Article

    Nvidia's GTC Europe - Munich

    2017-09-05T14:54:00Z

    Nvidia will host the European version of its GPU Technology Conference in Munich October 10-12, Â offering participants more than 150 sessions covering a broad range of topics relevant to the auto industry. The event will feature a keynote address by Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jensen Huang. There will ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota in partnership to handle connected-car data

    2017-09-05T14:05:03Z

    Automotive data traffic is expected to grow 10,000 times in the next 8 years (Photo: Denso) Toyota Motor has formed a partnership with Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT to better handle the huge data volumes that are expected to move in and out of tomorrow's cars. The carmaker also ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    New Opel CIO's challenge: integrating IT into PSA

    2017-09-05T13:32:00Z

    Thomas Kuelpp (Photo: Opel) Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler Financial Services pushes digitization with new appointment

    2017-09-05T12:21:15Z

    Schell will be CXO of Daimler Financial Services (Photo: Daimler) Daimler Financial Services is expanding its senior management team to focus more heavily on digital business models, especially in financing and mobility services. The financial services arm of the German premium car group appointed Benedikt Schell as chief experience ...

  • accenture.automotiveIT
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    At Accenture, Schmidt is new automotive boss

    2017-09-05T12:00:38Z

    Axel Schmidt (Photo: Accenture) Axel Schmidt is taking over from Luca Mentuccia as head of Accenture's global automotive business, effective immediately. Schmidt, 51, previously was in charge of European automotive operations for the global management consultants. "I'm looking forward to continue the development started by Luca," Schmidt said. He ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
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    Poll: German auto industry worried about digital change

    2017-09-05T11:42:51Z

    Germany's auto industry is dealing intensively with digital disruption, according to a new poll Three out of four automotive companies have serious concerns about the future as the industry faces massive disruption, according to a new study. The survey also found that half of all companies interviewed felt that ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford Europe appoints smart mobility director

    2017-08-11T15:40:24Z

    Sarah-Jayne Williams will work out of Ford's Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford of Europe has recruited Bearing Point consultant Sarah-Jayne Williams to take charge of the carmaker's efforts in Europe to broaden its business into mobility services and other new ventures. Williams will report ...

  • tata.automotiveIT
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    VW, Tata end cooperation on small cars, new mobility

    2017-08-10T14:01:51Z

    The Tiago is Tata's best-selling small car (Photo: Tata Motors) Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors ended efforts to forge a small-car and new mobility cooperation, five months after the two car groups started to explore ways to work together in India and other fast-growing markets. The two companies "concluded ...

  • 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 ...

  • EV.automotiveIT
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    Outlook: EVs set to soar in late 2020s

    2017-07-09T12:07:29Z

    More EVs will require more electricity overall. This will reduce demand for diesel and gasoline (Photo: Nissan) Global electric vehicle sales are likely to remain "relatively low" through 2025, but will start rising quickly in subsequent years, according to a new forecast. The Bloomberg Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017 says ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo forms high-performance EV unit

    2017-06-22T15:17:20Z

    Volvos upgraded by Polestar compete in the Nuerburgring FIA World Touring Car Championship (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is forming a separate division to build electrified high-performance cars, in a move that underlines how the global automotive industry is readying itself for rapid growth in electric vehicle sales. The Swedish ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: German industry lacks company-wide strategies for digital training

    2017-06-22T13:57:15Z

    Bitkom says training is crucial for the digital transformation (Photo: Alstom) Few German companies have a coordinated strategy to prepare their employees for the digital era, according to a new poll conducted by Bitkom, the country’s high-tech association. A survey of 305 companies found that only one in five ...