Speaker: Christof Horn
Christof Horn is heading the Automotive and Transformation practice of umlaut, a global consulting, engineering and technology company with more than 5500 experts in 50+ locations worldwide. Since October 2021, umlaut is Part of Accenture, where he is heading the Automotive practice of Industry X in Europe. Accenture IX is an Automotive partner on strategy design, process implementation and product development with more than 12.000 Automotive enthusiasts, offering end2end capabilities from embedded SW development inside the vehicle to operating cloud-based services. In a world of rising complexity and speed, Christof Horn is helping OEMs and 1st tiers to transform their processes, organizations and mindsets to get ready for SW and Data driven business. After his diplomas in physics and mathematics at Stuttgart and Bologna, Horn joined the firm (still under the former name of P3) in 2001 at a size of less 30 people and got first experiences at OEMs and suppliers. With the rise of electronics and software in the vehicle, Horn focused on the transformation of Automotive processes and organizations towards mechatronics and E/E systems. He ramped up a significant automotive practice and founded spin-offs on E/E validation (umlaut systems) and semantic data layers (umlaut hotsprings). umlaut’s current capabilities are a result of 20+ years of constant curiosity, entrepreneurship and growth, resulting in more than 2.000 Automotive experts today. Besides Automotive, Horn is active as keynote speaker and author on transformational processes. In his personal podcast #digdeep he is putting a spotlight on hot topics of digital transformation in business, research, and society (digdeep.de).