Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details


OpenStack and Cars – The OpenStack Journey of the Volkswagen Group

Ranking among the world’s second largest automaker with 9.9 million cars sold in 2015, the Volkswagen Group is a global leader in the field of manufacturing and innovation. The German company’s brands are sold in 153 countries and comprise the car manufacturers Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, Skoda, Bugatti, SEAT, Bentley and Volkswagen. 

Volkswagen is in the transition phase from an automotive producer to a mobility provider. To direct these market transitions and forge new business models, Volkswagen is in the process of reinventing the IT in order to accelerate business agility. 

For this goal, we need new IT-solutions. In order to make the necessary IT-infrastructure within the VW Group faster, we rely on OpenStack. 

During this session, we will share our experience (Project Onboarding, Operations, Integration of legacy services etc..) in implementing an OpenStack Environment in a large enterprise like Volkswagen Group.

Thursday, October 27, 11:00am-11:40am
Difficulty Level: N/A
Volkswagen AG
Holger Urban studied economic computer science at the “Otto von Guericke University” in Magdeburg. He joined the VOLKSWAGEN AG in 2002, where he was first responsible for Database projects. As of 2010, he assumed responsibility for the application management for customer order process systems. At present, Holger is responsible for the IT Infrastructure and is leading the... FULL PROFILE
Head of Server Operation, Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg
Tilman Schulz studied Mathematics at RWTH Aachen and University of London and earned a PhD in Mathematics of RWTH Aachen. He joined VOLKSWAGEN AG in 2002, where he was first responsible for a PKI project, after which he joined the Unix Team in 2005. Starting in 2011, he assumed responsibility for server operation. At present, Tilman is heavily involved in a VOLKSWAGEN Group private cloud project. FULL PROFILE