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Group CIO, Volkswagen AG
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 the course of the next few years, OEMs and retailers will be faced with sweeping changes that will take place at a speed this industry has never experienced before. Investments in connectivity, electromobility and autonomous driving will require Research & Development budgets to be reallocated in favour for digital solutions, ensuring the industry remains competitive as other players entering the market. New mussels have to be trained to develop successful new business models and products. Despite declining margins, it will be required to position the customer in the centre of all activities. The speed at which the development of digital solutions and services takes place, in addition to the continuous updating of these solution models and the willingness to take risks and make mistakes will ultimately determine the difference between success and failure in the automotive industry in the years ahead. The presentation will provide an insight into how Ford views this as a great opportunity, sharing example of the new digital processes required for the design and development of Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E customer experience, and the challenges Ford had to overcome in order to implement digital transformation in the retail sector.
Direktor Sales Operation & Customer Experience, Ford Europa
If one asks the German industry, the subject of digitisation and thus the digital transformation of one's own company is still one of the most important development and future topics in order for businesses to maintain or improve competitiveness. Despite intensive efforts, these companies’ balance sheets of such activities in recent years, with some exceptions, is very limited. This is often due to the fact that the topic (I)IOT and the challenges and paradigms associated with it are underestimated or not fully understood. We would like to explain what is needed for a successful digital transformation and help you receive a holistic picture of the process.
Senior Manager Digital Supply Chain Solutions, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH
The spin-off of the powertrain business area Vitesco Technologies from the parent company Continental poses a complex challenge for the IT, but most importantly it entails potential for innovative changes. For Vitesco Technologies CIO Thomas Buck and his team, this change means establishing an autonomous IT, while ensuring that business processes continue to run smoothly, as well as driving innovation in an agile and dynamic manner. The goal is to design the new IT landscape in such a way that it is ideally aligned with the business model and products.
At the automotiveIT Kongress 2020, Mr. Buck will reveal how he intends to achieve this.
SVP Information Technology, Vitesco Technologies
3 Startups, 4 minutes speaking time
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NTT DATA Deutschland
Founder & Managing Director, Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH
Co-Founder & CEO Kopernikus Automotive
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
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 Europe, Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
NEXT:IT is Audi IT’s response to the corporate goals that AUDI AG has set itself under the 2025 Transformation Plan. The aim is to develop and structure a future-proof Audi IT organisation that comprehensively supports both core business activities and new business models. In essence, it now places the focus on technologies instead of individual divisions. One characteristic of NEXT:IT is its agile, participative approach. For example, over 250 employees from across the Audi IT community were actively involved in structuring NEXT:IT during the design phase.
In addition to the shared values system as the basis for this transformation, a rigorous separation between structural elements and workflow-oriented processes also influences the future collaboration model.
Since the last AutomotiveIT Congress, the organizational restructuring has been completed and essential actions on the way to the Next:IT target picture have been implemented. Andrea Feuerlein and Frank Loydl share experiences that AudiIT has gained during the transformation phase and point out steps that lie ahead.
IT Services / IT Projektleitung, Audi AG
CIO, Audi AG
CIO Mercedes-Benz Development
The ultimate customer experience is based on a premium product, but goes far beyond. Find out how the BMW Group uses innovative software solutions to further strengthen customer centricity. The digitalization of sales and service processes along the entire customer journey is the key to a completely new way of interacting with prospects and customers. Combining the forces of business and IT is the prerequisite for making this vision a reality
Head of IT Systems Operational CRM, BMW Group
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
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