All Digital Leaders articles – Page 13

  • 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 ...

  • Audi.automotiveIT
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    Volvo's Mertens to be next Audi R&D chief

    2016-11-24T17:27:39Z

    Peter Mertens (Photo: Audi) Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo's senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left Audi in ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota considers fuel-cell truck

    2016-11-18T14:04:52Z

    Toyota believes fuel-cell technology may work well in heavy trucks (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor is studying whether fuel-cell technology can be used in heavy-duty trucks. The Japanese carmaker said it is exploring a semi-trailer truck application for a feasibility study in California. Toyota said more details on the study ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW brand to invest in new business, cut work force by 30,000

    2016-11-18T12:55:12Z

    At this week's LA auto show, VW presented a new version of the electric e-Golf (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group announced plans to strengthen its focus on new mobility, while at the same time reducing the work force at its core VW brand by 30,000. The moves are necessary to ...

  • intel.automotiveIT
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    At Intel, a greater focus on autonomous driving

    2016-11-16T12:28:23Z

    Krzanich, speaking at the LA auto show, said "data is the new currency of the automotive world" (Photo: Intel) Intel will spend an additional 250 million dlrs on automotive technology, as the US company targets a potential high-growth market for its core semiconductor business. In a keynote address at ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT
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    Automotive Summit: Industry tackling change on many fronts

    2016-11-10T14:40:12Z

    Zetsche (l), Krueger and Mueller (r) debate new mobility (Photo: Thorsten Jochim/Euroforum) MUNICH -- The auto industry's commitment to change was clearly on display at this year's Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, where the CEOs of the five Germany-based car companies laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The ...

  • dudenhoeffer.automotiveIT
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    "Automakers have to make adjustments or they will fail"

    2016-11-08T16:02:02Z

    The German auto industry is at a crossroads, Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer says. In an interview, the German automotive expert warns that industry and the political world have to get future issues such as electric mobility, autonomous vehicles and digital sales channels on track ”“ or Germany’s importance as an automotive nation ...

  • ford:automotiveIT
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    Laura Merling to develop autonomous-vehicle business models at Ford

    2016-11-01T14:30:11Z

    Laura Merling (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor said Laura Merling, a Silicon Valley based technology executive, will lead the commercialization of the autonomous vehicles it plans to introduce from 2021 onwards. Merling, who has worked at a range of technology companies in the course of her career, will become ...

  • peugeot.automotiveIT
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    "We need to talk differently to the connected consumer"

    2016-10-25T16:00:19Z

    Brigitte Cantaloube joined PSA from Yahoo in early 2016 (Photo: PSA/Peugeot-Citroen) Brigitte Cantaloube became chief digital officer of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen on February 1. At the Paris auto show, the former Yahoo executive spoke to automotiveIT about the digital transformation of France’s biggest car group You’ve been on the job for ...

  • Renault-Nissan.automotiveIT
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    “Over-the air updates will be a big enabler”

    2016-10-25T15:21:48Z

    Redzic is bringing on board more software developers (Photo: Renault-Nissan) In January of this year, Ogi Redzic joined the Renault-Nissan alliance as senior vice president, connected vehicles and mobility services. The former Nokia executive was tasked with speeding up the development of connected services, building a team of software ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT
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    Poll: Auto industry needs to do more with big data

    2016-10-24T16:27:21Z

    Executives cite a lack of expertise and the absence of a comprehensive data pool (Photo: IBM) Automotive companies see the relevance of big data and analytics, but few have effectively introduced the new technologies, according to a new study. Consultants BearingPoint polled 120 European decision makers at car companies ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler China engages with high-tech startups

    2016-10-18T16:02:15Z

    Daimler's Lampe (left) and Plug and Play co-founder Rahim Amidi symbolically exchange gifts to celebrate their partnership (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is teaming up with technology investor Plug and Play in China to jointly identify and help Chinese startup companies. The German premium car maker said the tie-up with Plug ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Ludwig succeeds Kleinjohann as Siemens CIO

    2016-10-17T13:28:23Z

    Helmuth Ludwig (Photo: Siemens) Helmuth Ludwig, a 26-year company veteran, will become the new CIO of Siemens, succeeding Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig, 54, previously served as chief digital officer of Siemens' PLM business unit. He also was president of Siemens PLM Software and CEO of the group's ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford appoints Rao smart mobility chief

    2016-10-17T13:04:30Z

    Raj Rao's mobility division plays a key role in Ford's plans to expand its business areas (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has appointed Raj Rao to head its global new mobility initiatives. The US automaker's new division, which is called Ford Smart Mobility LLC, designs, builds, grows, and invests ...

  • schaeffler.ibm.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler signs IoT agreement with IBM

    2016-10-17T12:44:00Z

    Connected components and systems can provide insights into a car's performance (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will be the foundation of the German automotive supplier's digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform will let it process large amounts of data ...