HERE Industry Advisory Board
Promoting industry insights, collaboration and innovation.
HERE is dedicated to enabling an autonomous world for everyone. Given that no company or individual can solve this alone, we are proud to have assembled acclaimed international experts and key players from various industries to create the HERE Industry Advisory Board (IAB).
The HERE IAB is set up to formalize a regular dialogue all over the world to create insights, ignite innovation and promote collaboration to improve the way everyone and everything lives, moves and interacts enabled by location data.
Chairman, HERE Industry Advisory Board and Managing Director, Future Mobility Technologies GmbH
Ricky Hudi is a mobility technology pioneer with a passion for innovation and over 26 years of experience in the automobile industry. After holding various roles at Audi AG, he founded Future Mobility Technologies and chairs the HERE IAB while he is a member of the supervisory board of TTTech and the innovation advisory board of Samsung.
Patrick Cheng is the CEO of NavInfo and has been pushing the globalization of the company by enhancing global partnerships and extensive R&D in the fields of autonomous driving and implementing “Turn-key solution” with hardware and software for telematics. Before this, he was the COO and played a key role in reorganizing the overall structure of the company.
Dr. Christoph Grote
SVP Development Electronic, BMW Group
Dr. Christoph Grote has been the SVP Development Electronics at BMW Group since 2016. He joined BMW Group in 1997 with their in-house consultancy and over the years has assumed responsibility for a diverse range of departments and held roles such as head of BMW Research and Technology and SVP of Research, Advanced Technologies and Innovation.
Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility, Daimler AG
Sajjad Khan is the VP Digital Vehicle & Mobility at Daimler AG. Previously he worked for MAGNA as director of the e-car and electronics unit and BMW Group AG as VP where he was most recently responsible for Connected Drive worldwide. Sajjad has also been working as CTO CASE since June 2017.
SVP and General Manager of IoT Group, Intel Corporation
Thomas Lantzsch is the SVP and General Manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the worldwide organization responsible for Intel® architecture computing solutions across IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, retail, transportation, smart buildings and homes, and aerospace.
Dr. Claudius Leibfritz
CEO, Allianz Global Automotive
Dr. Claudius Leibfritz is a member of board of management, Allianz Worldwide Partners SAS – German Branch and CEO Global Automotive Munich, Germany. Prior to this he was managing regional groups at Allianz and principal of the Boston Consulting Group’s German entity. He spent more than ten years at Boston Consulting Group conducting various international projects.
President of the Interior Division and Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG
Helmut Matschi is the managing director and president of Interior division at Continental Automotive GmbH and is a member of the executive board. He has been a member of the executive board at Siemens VDO Automotive AG since 2007. He is also a member of the executive board of Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG and VDO Automotive AG.
Dr. Thomas Müller
VP Electrics/Electronics at AUDI AG
Dr. Thomas Müller is the VP Electrics/Electronics at AUDI AG. He started his professional career at BMW Group in Munich where he worked internationally in strategic and operative management positions. From 2009 he was Director, Connected Car at BMW Group, before moving to Volvo Car Group as the VP Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering.
Advisor, NTT DATA
Imran Sayeed teaches Disruptive Technologies, New Business Models, Software and Internet Entrepreneurship, and Global Innovation in Large Companies at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also the founder of Teach the World Foundation and was previously CTO and Head of the Digital Practice for NTT Data, Inc.
Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Robert Siegel is a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has led primary research and written cases on Google, PayPal, Axel Springer and Starbucks (La Boulange), amongst others. He is also a partner at XSeed Capital, and his investment areas include business operations, mobile solutions, and software systems.
President and Chief Strategy Officer for Samsung Electronics
Young Sohn is the President and Chief Strategy Officer for Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board, Harman International. He leads development and strategy for global innovation, investment and new business creation, including the $8 billion acquisition of Harman International Industries.
VP & General Manager Map, Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Cham Zhong leads three departments at Tencent MIG (Mobile Internet Business Group): Browser Product, Map Platform Product and Smart Platform Product. He established the Wireless R&D Department in 2008, and in early 2009, he launched the browser project, which hatched the basis of the mobile phone QQ browser.
SVP and General Manager EMEA, HERE Technologies
Stefan joined HERE in 2015 and as Head of Transformation, he led the transformation of the company towards greater operational efficiency and productivity. In his role as General Manager EMEA, he is responsible for prioritizing, initiating and maintaining customer relationships and ensuring service delivery across Europe and Russia, Africa and the Middle East. As the Executive Manager of the HERE IAB, he facilitates the dialogue between HERE and its partners while carrying the insights of the HERE IAB into the company. Prior to joining HERE Technologies, he served as the CEO of Lufthansa Systems.