On-Demand Webcast: When Will Your Industry Get “Ubered?” Adient’s Digital Journey

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Randy Urban – Vice President, Digital Office, Adient

Megatrends in the digital technology space are starting to converge and create opportunities that are going exponential. When trends go from linear to exponential, the change in ability or cost performance is transformational and leads to significant disruption. This can be seen in many industries today. The accelerating capabilities of digital coupled with a creative start-up mentality give people the ability to re-think just about any product or service. As these innovators re-imagine how to serve an industry or create a completely new one, those of us who are already operating in the business need to move onto the exponential curve or risk being disrupted. It is time for the automotive industry to transform.

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How to Conquer Digital Disruption: Best Practices for Automotive 2017 Conference Takeaways

The third annual Best Practices for Automotive conference brought together hundreds of industry professionals and SAP users to learn how to improve business performance in today’s digital and connected enterprise. Over the course of three days, attendees heard case studies and thought leadership on how to succeed over disruptive trends like workforce dynamics, autonomous technologies, IoT and connected cars, big data, increasing consumer demands, and more.

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10 Reasons to Attend Best Practices for Automotive

pexels-photo-481114This year’s Best Practices for Automotive will be an unrivaled experience for the auto industry. Uniting hundreds of professionals, from senior leaders and business owners, to analytics and solution providers, this will be the can’t-miss event for those SAP users seeking to improve their overall business performance. Since this industry is experiencing one of the most challenging times ever due to digital disruption, now is the time to prepare yourself for future revolutions by embracing leading-edge solutions today. Continue reading

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On-Demand Webcast: Digitizing Business Outcomes in Automotive

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Marty Groover – Operational Technology Manager, Caterpillar

To compete in an e-commerce market, a fully integrated digital thread is required from the customer through the industrial complex to the digital supply network. For Caterpillar business transformation meant implementing digital tools in a Live Factory project which included Predictive Maintenance, RFID tracking, vehicle insights, live digital manufacturing insights, integration and intelligence. Hear from CAT’s Operational Technology Manager, Marty Groover, in this complimentary webcast to learn about their project and its results.

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Top Tech Challenges Disrupting & Revolutionizing the Auto Industry



The transformation the automotive industry is undergoing can be almost entirely attributed to the shift in technological trends in regards to consumer behaviors. During the extensive research Best Practices in Automotive Conference does every year, 2017’s report identifies the most pressing challenges that automotive companies are facing today.

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8 Trends Driving Innovation in the Auto Industry

A quarter billion connected cars will be on the road globally by 2020. With new in-vehicle and automated driving capabilities taking shape every day, opportunities for automotive companies to innovate abound.

Twenty-six experts from the automotive industry who attended the SAP sponsored Best Practices for Automotive conference shared the connected vehicle and autonomous driving trends they are seeing in the industry. Here are eight of the hottest topics they discussed in interviews recorded live for The Future of Cars with Game Changers Radio.

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The Value Of Your Moving Assets

london-94704_1280During a recent radio interview on SAP Game Changers, three experts discussed the value of moving assets within a company. Larry Stolle, Bill Powell, and Joe Barkai focused on the role moving assets within a company. Each moving asset plays a key role in accomplishing specific goals and tasks. Thus, a company must understand the ways a fleet of vehicles or specific equipment benefits the business.

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Pack your bag for the Best Practices for Automotive Event 2016 in Detroit!

aaeaaqaaaaaaaadeaaaajguwyjrjnwfilwrmyzetnde2zc05nzrmltqwzdy4yjc3ytfknaThe automotive industry is experiencing one of its most challenging times ever. Facing intense competition, altering demand, new mobility trends, complex supply chains and changing customer expectations. Today’s industry players are challenged by ubiquitous disruptions to become leading digital enterprises of the future. There is a growing need to learn fast how to turn disruption into opportunities: A McKinsey Study recently found out that by 2020, global profits for automotive OEMs are expected to rise by almost 50 percent and overall, the global automotive industry is in better shape than it was five years ago

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Best Practices For Automotive 2016 Is Almost Here – WILL YOU BE THERE?

img_1789-800x533The automotive industry is undergoing the most significant change in its 100 plus year history. It is being impacted from all sides and indeed from within. Technology enables tremendous possibilities, expectations are continuously being driven from outside the industry and new players, specifically technology companies, are making their presence felt. In short, the automotive industry is transforming and evolving its customer interactions and services, its interactions with its data and its interactions with its assets.

It is crucially important to hear expertise and solutions from your peers as they capitalize on this transformation and explore ways to drive success with new technology and digital innovations. Best Practices for Automotive is the “go-to” event that brings together over 400 innovative automotive professionals from across the world. Join your peers from all sectors of the industry, including OEM/Manufacturers, Suppliers and Sales and Service Organizations to embrace fresh ideas, innovative solutions and thought provoking insights to re-imagine business and to improve business performance.

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