The year 2015 was one of many successes for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the seventh largest automotive manufacturer in the world, and we at Techedge are honored to have been named their global ICT Supplier of the Year.
With margins decreasing and global competition increasing, manufacturing companies must ensure the most efficient operations possible. To do this, companies must have access to critical production data and the tools to transform that data into actionable information.
The future car will be part of an ecosystem providing customer value through mobility, communication and information. New partners are entering this ecosystem with completely different processes, product life cycles and customer channels. [What does this change mean for the Automotive industry?]
Paola has been with Techedge since 2012. Her focus is on strategic programs for automotive customers.
In particular, her area of expertise revolves around manufacturing, logistics, supply chain and product lifecycle management.
Prior to Techedge, she worked in both technology and management consulting companies always focusing on the automotive industry.
Before entering the corporate world Paola spent three years in advanced research activities at the National Institute of Nuclear Physics as part of a CERN Program.
Paola earned a Master's Degree cum laude in Physics from Universita' degli studi di Torino and completed her post graduate at The International school of Physics Enrico Fermi.
Managing Partner of Techedge Germany, Kai-Olaf has more than 25 years of experience consulting for the Automotive Industry.
He has worked with both OEMs and suppliers to develop best-in-class solutions and processes, fueled by technology, to flexibly overcome the disruption that frequently challenges the industry.
Prior to joining Techedge in 2012, Kai-Olaf held a leadership position with the SAP automotive team and served as head of the automotive supplier group of Central Europe at Capgemini. He started his career working with a subsidiary of the German automotive supplier ZF before transitioning into automotive consulting.
Kai-Olaf earned a Mechanical Engineering degree at the Technical University of Munich and for more than 15 years he has served as a lecturer at the University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart for Industrial Engineering.