The automotive industry is undergoing more technological transformation now than it has in the past 100 years – and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon. With steep competition from global manufacturers and new market entrants, the industry is being pressured to consider digital strategies, manage costs, source materials through a global supply chain and remain compliant with local regulations.
On Thursday, September 13, SAP announced the winners of the first annual Excellence in Automotive Awards at the Best Practices for Automotive conference. The three awards; Breaking the Mold, Digital Disruptor and Excellence in Operational Performance were hotly contested. Each nomination was evaluated by a panel of industry experts on how they meet and exceed the pre-defined standards listed in each category, as well as ranked against their competitors.
Frank M. Rinderknecht, founder & CEO of Rinspeed, will be a keynote speaker at the Best Practices for Automotive conference September 11-13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
Who is Frank M. Rinderknecht?
Frank Rinderknecht is the founder and CEO of Rinspeed. He started this company in 1977 as a student at the Technical University of Zurich. Rinderknecht is an innovator, a revolutionary, a disruptor, and maritime enthusiast. But really, he’s best known best for Rinspeed’s concept vehicles.
“The auto industry will change more in the next five to 10 years than it has in the last 50,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra notably mentioned at the World Economic Forum two years ago.
The speed of change can certainly be seen with leaders like Tesla beginning to charge for their connected cars premium internet and therefore establishing a revenue stream. As well as outsiders like Waymo (Google’s autonomous car development company) making huge strides in producing reliable and safe driverless cars.Continue reading
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.
With still a few weeks to go, you may think the Best Practices for Automotive conference seems like a long way away. But, as most things go in life, getting the most out of an upcoming event is all about good preparation and having a plan. Continue reading
This 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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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.
The 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
The 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.