Avis Client Forum
Avis presents The Evolution of the Connected CarNina Bell, Avis Budget Group's Northern Region Managing Director, was joined by leading representatives from Volvo, Vodafone Automotive, PwC and the BVRLA to explore the Evolution of the Connected Car.
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Experience the EvolutionWith the continued rise of connected cars in the UK, this rapidly-evolving technology is prompting new questions, posing new challenges and providing new opportunities.
See the fascinating insights shared by our speakers and audience members as we explored the evolution of the connected car. Watch our highlights video to the right to find out more.
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Meet our Thought Leaders
Nina BellManaging Director, Northern Region at Avis Budget Group
Nina is responsible for the company's vehicle rental operations in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Nina has over 13 years' experience within Avis Budget Group and spent three years as Strategy Director, EMEA before her current role as Managing Director.
Prior to this role, she led a new business development team implementing strategic initiatives across the region.
“Connected car technology has the potential to change not only the car rental experience but the entire automotive industry, as well as business models within other sectors.”
Having joined Volvo in 1984 Anders has been involved in the structural crashworthiness design of the Volvo 850, before joining the legal requirements department and later the Volvo Safety Centre, working on strategic issues as well as interacting with governments and policymakers.
“Self-driving cars will change the world. As a firm that has always prioritised the safety of drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users, we see autonomous driving as a natural extension of our philosophy of car making.”
Dr Nicolaus Gollwitzer
Nicolaus joined Vodafone in March 2011 as Global Head of Technical, Internet of Things (IoT).
With over two decades’ experience in the technology and telecommunications sectors, Nicolaus successfully led the Global Technical IoT team, enabling the completion of multiple business transformation programmes and improvement of the customer service organisation.
Since the acquisition of Cobra (now Vodafone Automotive) in 2014, he has led Vodafone’s Global Telematics team to deliver world class connected car services and products for the automotive, fleet and insurance industries.
“The automotive industry is in the middle of a technological revolution – and whether you’re a car manufacturer, fleet operator, town planner or insurer, the radical changes are set to affect you.”
Carlo is one of PwC’s global thought leaders and practitioners in digital strategy and differentiation, and has authored various articles on digital advantage.
He specialises in digital transformation and innovation, including “Connected Life” and new business models made possible by the emergence of Digital Identities.
Carlo leads the PwC Digital Practice in the PwC Strategy& UK.
He has 25 years of experience in advising clients and routinely facilitates workshops with CXOs and presents at conferences on themes around growth, advantage and innovation in the Digital Age.
“Over the next five years, the connected car could disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem. Connected cars are the leading edge of disruptive technology that’s changing not only the automobile, but the nature of the automotive industry.”
Jay ParmarDirector of Policy and Membership at the BVRLA
Jay is adept at lobbying to promote the benefits of the industry and consults regularly with policymaker to ensure fairer legislation is produced to support sustainable growth and safer roads.
He utilises his Whitehall and Westminster network to secure a good deal for the fleet sector and negotiates hard for his members and their customers.
“An F-35 fighter jet has around 8 million lines of computer code. A connected car has 100 million.”
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