SAP will host its Automotive Symposium in Mainz, Germany, Nov 16 and 17.

The business software maker has drafted a program that focuses on how to speed up development and operations, improve intra-company cooperation, and streamline supply chain management.

In addition, the two-day conference will look at the new opportunities that come from the growing electric-vehicle market; the mobile revolution; and the implications of more Cloud computing.

BMW CIO Karl Probst will give the keynote address on the first conference day. His subject will be: Shaping the future with IT.

Senior IT executives from carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen as well as automotive supplier Mahle will also address the gathering.

More information on the conference - in German - can be found here.