Meet the Keynote: Who is Frank M. Rinderknecht?

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.

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Leading Success Stories Prove the Automotive Industry is Reclaiming Innovation

“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

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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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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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Why you should attend the Best Practices for Automotive Event

Eventful_HFT_Web-328-800x533 (1)Digital Transformation is fundamentally and strongly shaping the way we will do business in the future and is particularly evident in the automotive industry. New technologies and the Internet of Things / Connectivity are driving the development of new business models, manufacturing processes and products. At the same time, our customers have to meet the expectations of their ever more digitally savvy customers and consumers. How can you succeed in this transformation? How can SAP help you?
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Accelerating Business in the Digital Age

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The automotive industry faces a sales forecast of 111 million new vehicles sold annually by 2020, and all of them “connected”. Over $100 billion in self-driving mobility services by 2035. And all of this from an industry that has roots just over a century and a quarter old.  And the excitement, opportunity and the challenges that are upon us have never been greater.

Most global vehicle manufacturers have the same vision of transforming from vehicle makers to mobility providers with accident free driving and emission free operation. With new ideas and new technology, and new customer expectations, innovation will create new business models and force massive change on the global automotive industry.

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Venue

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive Detroit, MI 48243
Phone: +1-313-568-8000

Venue

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive Detroit, MI 48243
Phone: +1-313-568-8000