Analyst Profile

Thilo Koslowski

Thilo Koslowski

VP Distinguished Analyst

17 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Thilo Koslowski is recognized as a global thought leader, futurist and strategic advisor regarding the evolution of the automotive industry, the connected vehicle, the connected driver, consumer needs, mobility innovation and new business models. In his role, Mr. Koslowski works with C-level and senior business and technology leaders in the automotive, consumer electronics, Internet, communication and technology industries on the creation and execution of disruptive and successful cross-industry business opportunities. He is also an advisor for venture capitalists and public agencies focusing on a variety of topics, including new mobility and transportation concepts, e-mobility, mobility as a service and multimodal transportation. Mr. Koslowski's work spans across the entire automotive value chain, including vehicle-centric information and communication technologies (Vehicle ICT), marketing and sales, distribution of automobiles, customer centricity and the automotive supply chain.

Areas of Coverage

  • Manufacturing


Previous Experience

Before founding Gartner's Automotive practice in Silicon Valley in 1999, Mr. Koslowski was Lead Consultant in Gartner'™s Consulting practice (1997-1999) where he managed global consulting assignments for companies in the automotive and emerging technologies markets. Prior to that, he worked in various marketing and strategy positions for a premium German automaker.

Professional Background

Academic Research Institute, Researcher in Marketing Department, 2 years
GartnerConsulting, Gartner Inc., Lead Consultant, Executive Market Analysis Program, 2 years
German Premium Automobile Manufacturer, Marketing and Strategy Positions, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


Mr. Koslowski graduated from the Technical University (RWTH) Aachen in Germany and holds a master's degree in Business Studies with majors in Marketing, European Economy and Production Engineering.