Customers are changing and want different cars, in different ways from the past. That’s why Volvo is fundamentally changing its business.
The company is going all-in on electric vehicles with the aim for half of its sales to be fully electric by 2025. Volvo is also changing the way customers access cars by offering them on all-inclusive subscriptions and for sale online.
At the same time, Volvo Cars is enabling its cars to become better every day. No longer will a car’s best day be the day it leaves the factory. Through continuous updates to software, cars will improve and see features added over the air.
We now have our first electric cars on the road. In a few years we’ll have many – and some of them will be able to drive by themselves.
The future of mobility is changing, and Volvo aims to lead that change.
Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Cars
Group CIO (komm.), Volkswagen AG
Connectivity, automated driving, digital user experience, and electrification make mobility smart. The vehicle becomes a smartphone on wheels and a node in the Internet of Everything. Today, this is no longer a dream of the future: With our customers, we have already brought the first fully connected solutions for their vehicles onto the road.
The key to a fully connected car is a vehicle architecture based on high-performance computers. They act as central interfaces and orchestrate information management in and beyond the vehicle.
The complexity of the implementation puts system integration into the focus and requires new collaboration models, methods, and structures for all the companies involved.
In addition to the development, the markets are also changing. Software evolves from development effort to product, system integration becomes a service on its own, and applications related to connected cars result in completely new business fields and models.
Head of Vehicle Networking and Information Business Area and member of Executive Board of Continental
Concepts for software-defined vehicles, automated driving, but also the importance of innovative online services for drivers and passengers define new requirements for future Connected Car platforms.
Agile development methods, ever shorter update cycles for software and services – also over-the-air – as well as the integration and management of new partners and devices make the operation of connected car platforms increasingly complex and force migration to the cloud.
However, not everything is always plug-and-play: cloud services can cost more than expected, their standard functions often do not sufficiently cover the high demands of connected vehicles with large data volumes and strict security requirements, and subsequent architecture modifications cost time and money.
In his presentation, Oliver Bahns gives an insight into the challenges and experiences on the way to cloud-based Connected Car platforms.
Head of Connected Mobility, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Systems, Digital Solutions
In times of digital change, companies are increasingly faced with the question of organizational responsibility in the plan, build and run of digital products, digital services or smart factories. New roles are often created, which all too often cannot achieve their intended goals due to a lack of clear demarcation, and just as quickly disappear from the organizational models again. The strategic aspects that have determined the direction of MANN + HUMMEL as an automotive supplier are examined in a critical reflection of the past, but also in an overview of the future, because the question is not so simple: where does IT actually end?
Chief Information Officer, MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
We have been optimizing almost every aspect of our lives since the early days of humanity. This has demanded new mathematical tools and consequently has been a driving force in the development of mathematics itself. Computers ushered in a new era of optimization, making it possible to deal with previously intractable optimization challenges. Now we are at the dawn of a new era that opens up unprecedented possibilities.
Quantum Computing is on the horizon, while quantum-inspired computing is already being deployed with astonishing results. How does this new level of optimization work and what are the particular advantages for the automotive industry? We will look at these questions and discuss specific scenarios from various industries.
Fujitsu Fellow, CTO Central & Eastern Europe, Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
The broadcasting industry is facing major changes in their business model. The technological and cultural change in society presents new challenges to the broadcaster of tomorrow. New competitors entering the market and changing rules demand fundamental change to allow for adaption and growth. Similarities to the changes in the automotive industry are clearly visible.
CIO Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland GmbH, Division Head of Technology/IT CBC Cologne Broadcasting Center GmbH
Look forward to our traditional “Currywurst”, a Siemens-Cocktail and DJ!