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Ultima Media launches B2B automotive data, insight and intelligence unit with Automotive Analyst appointment

2019-06-25T12:19:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

Daniel Harrison has been appointed Automotive Analyst at Ultima Media, the B2B media business which owns a portfolio of brands and channels including automotiveIT International, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Automotive Logistics and Car Design News.

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Ford tackles last-mile delivery challenge with pedestrian couriers, algorithms

2019-06-19T13:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford’s European smart mobiity boss, Sarah-Jayne Williams, explains how a last-mile delivery pilot project yielded several positive insights

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Report: Jungwirth to leave Volkswagen Group

2019-06-11T16:32:00+01:00By Yannick Polchow, Arjen Bongard

Former Volkswagen Group CDO Johann Jungwirth is leaving the German carmaker, according to a report in the newspaper Welt Am Sonntag.

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Watch: Talking top IT priorities with Mercedes-Benz’s Sabine Scheunert

2019-06-04T14:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this video, Mercedes-Benz Cars’ head of IT for sales and marketing has big plans for connected services, development speed and cloud-based mobility.

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Mercedes-Benz wants to become your digital one and only

2019-06-04T14:52:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Sabine Scheunert and her digitalONE team for sales and marketing IT are expanding customer touchpoints through apps and digital features, including vehicle-connected services through Mercedes me and new mobility services – all of it supported by an open architecture, artificial intelligence and cloud capabilities. 

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Watch: BMW board member Pieter Nota on improving digital customer journeys

2019-06-04T13:58:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this video, BMW’s board member for customer, brands and sales reveals big investment in connected technology to improve customer experiences and transform the carmaker’s business model.


Mamatha Chamarthi is now CIO at FCA in North America and Asia

2019-06-02T13:17:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Automotive IT and digital veteran Mamatha Chamarthi took on the chief information officer role at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in April – and she may be set to lead key elements of its digital transformation at a critical time.

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News analysis: Daimler's new CEO must move fast with transformation

2019-05-27T14:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ola Kaellenius, Daimler’s new CEO will have to prove that he has the right skillset to run the world’s biggest premium car maker and move at digital speed to transform the company into a mobility services provider and one that excels at developing software.

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2019-05-22T21:09:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

Register for free to join our global community of digital leaders in the automotive IT and technology sector on our new website.

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Roland Villinger moves from Audi CDO to strategic role at Volkswagen Group

2019-05-22T14:56:00+01:00By Hilmar Dunker

Roland Villinger, until recently Audi’s chief digital officer, has taken on a new role within the Volkswagen Group as head of strategic projects.

Stefan Eberhardt, CIO, Daimler China

IT and software keep Daimler ahead in China

2019-05-18T13:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The vehicle manufacturer has a dedicated IT organisation in Greater China, led by Stefan Eberhardt, which is focusing on front-end development, improving digital customer experiences and benefiting from the country’s huge tech and startup scene – all of it strategic to Daimler and Mercedes-Benz growth in the world’s largest market.

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Vehicle production: Stay connected, stay safe

2019-05-16T14:48:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Automotive production networks have become far more connected but also more exposed to problems with IT and OT network security and compatibility. Nick Boughton, digital lead at Boulting Technology, explains how manufacturers should be more aware and prepared

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Salesforce: "At no time in history have business and IT been as closely connected as today"

2019-05-14T10:36:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Markus Ehrle, senior vice president enterprise business at Salesforce Germany, speaks to automotiveIT International about the Audi e-tron project, digitalization in the manufacturing industry and the role of the software company in improving customer service.

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automotiveIT International to host Detroit event

2019-05-02T14:24:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

automotiveIT International will host its inaugural Go innovate! Live event in Detroit in September, bringing together key players from the automotive, IT and high-tech sectors to discuss the transformation of the global automotive industry.


Poll: Culture change the biggest challenge in digital transformation of car industry

2019-04-29T11:10:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Changing the corporate culture remains one of the biggest challenges faced by the automotive industry as it attempts to implement its digital transformation.

Carla Gohin, CTO, PSA

At PSA, new top execs for quality, engineering, R&D

2019-04-29T10:04:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Nicolas Morel and Carla Gohin (pictured) are taking over top roles as Gilles Le Borgne steps down as CTO.

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Ford names new leaders amid shake-up

2019-04-17T17:44:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Joe Hinrichs takes on more responsibilities across product and technology; former CIO Marcy Klevorn to retire.

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Aptiv safety chief: "We've seen a big adoption curve in safety technology"

2019-04-16T10:07:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

David Paja, head of advanced safety at Aptiv, talks about IT and technology for safety are spreading across the automotive industry

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Analysis: Dual role for Porsche CIO Ulbrich combines IT operations and digital strategy

2019-04-12T12:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Mattias Ulbrich’s dual role, and the departure of previous CDO and head of Porsche Digital, Thilo Koslowski, suggests that digital transformation at many OEMs might be most effective by those with hands-on IT roles.


Daimler in focus: Development speed, open architecture and connecting with customers

2019-04-11T14:24:00+01:00By Hilmar Dunker, Ralf Bretting

Daimler’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, speaks to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.

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