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In 2015, more than 500 people attended the annual conference (Photo: Claus Dick)

The automotiveIT Congress, held annually during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, is set to take place March 17.

With its focus on the digital transformation of the auto industry, the one-day conference brings together more than 500 top decision makers from automotive and IT companies.

Speakers include CIOs and other senior executives from some of the world's biggest industry players. Among the CIOs scheduled to address the conference are: Ford Motor's Marcy Klevorn; ZF Friedrichshafen's Juergen Sturm; MAN's Stephan Fingerling, and Continental's Christian Eigler.

Wilko Andreas Stark, head of strategy at Mercedes-Benz, and Peter Lorentzon, vice president consumer IT services at Volvo Cars, will also speak in Hanover.

The conference language is German, but there will be simultaneous translation into English.

More information about the automotiveIT Kongress is at: http://kongress.automotiveit.eu/facts