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Best Practices in Automotive Innovation Labs

Published: 24 March 2017

ID: G00316753

Analyst(s): Michael Ramsey , Erik Van Ommeren


As automotive companies seek to evolve into digital-first, software-focused enterprises, CIOs must play a key role in enabling digital innovations at laboratories to build value for new products and services.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • CIOs Must Demonstrate Their Importance to the Company Beyond Administrative Roles by Adding Value to the Product and Brand, Thereby Improving Their Upward Mobility in the Executive Ranks
  • Encourage Innovations That Will Allow Faster Iterations of Concepts by Driving Projects That Focus on a Software-Defined Vehicle as Well as Ecosystems in the Cloud
  • Build Digital DNA by Rotating Tech Professionals In and Out of Innovation Labs

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