Open architecture trend accelerates in equipment finance

The movement toward open architecture software systems is accelerating in equipment finance. Companies increasingly prefer open architecture platforms when evaluating systems for planned upgrades or building their own software. The trend has become more evident in recent interactions with equipment lessors and software vendors.

Open architecture trend accelerates in equipment finance

May 23, 2018

The movement toward open architecture software systems is accelerating in equipment finance. Companies increasingly prefer open architecture platforms when evaluating systems for planned upgrades or building their own software. The trend has become more evident in recent interactions with equipment lessors and software vendors.

Former senior Tesla executive Diarmuid O’Connell joins Fair to lead expansion

Former senior Tesla executive Diarmuid O'Connell has joined used car subscription app Fair as chief strategy officer ahead of its expansion throughout the US this year. O'Connell will help direct Fair's organisational and market activities and joins after 11 years at Tesla, where he served across multiple functions in his capacity as vice-president of business development.

Former senior Tesla executive Diarmuid O’Connell joins Fair to lead expansion

May 17, 2018

Former senior Tesla executive Diarmuid O'Connell has joined used car subscription app Fair as chief strategy officer ahead of its expansion throughout the US this year. O'Connell will help direct Fair's organisational and market activities and joins after 11 years at Tesla, where he served across multiple functions in his capacity as vice-president of business development.

Ford appoints Jeff Lemmer as chief information officer

Ford has announced the appointment of Jeff Lemmer as vice-president and chief information officer. He takes responsibility for information technology services for the company’s operations globally and oversees Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centres, engineering and infrastructure services. He reports to Marcy Klevorn, executive vice-president and president of mobility at Ford.

Ford appoints Jeff Lemmer as chief information officer

May 14, 2018

Ford has announced the appointment of Jeff Lemmer as vice-president and chief information officer. He takes responsibility for information technology services for the company’s operations globally and oversees Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centres, engineering and infrastructure services. He reports to Marcy Klevorn, executive vice-president and president of mobility at Ford.

Thought Leaders

Best global cities for mobility services revealed

May 14, 2018

Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has unveiled the findings of its major global study into mobility, with a warning that much more work needs to be done worldwide to improve urban transport networks. Singapore and several European capitals lead the rankings, with London in eighth place overall. In the study, cities are marked out of 100 based on the maturity, innovativeness and performance of their urban mobility systems. Arthur D. Little said most cities it analysed had scope for major improvement, with an average score of just 42.3 worldwide.

Appointments

DLL appoints Mike Janse as chief operating officer

May 14, 2018

Global asset-based financial solutions provider DLL has appointed Mike Janse as chief operating officer and member of its executive board. Janse joined DLL, formerly De Lage Landen, in 2004 and has held several leadership roles within finance and operations, as well as international assignments in Europe and Latin America. Most recently, he served as senior vice-president for the Latin American Region, overseeing business activities and operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Members' Blogs

Why successful customer engagement needs to go beyond words

Mar 21, 2017

Currently the lion’s share of communications from auto financiers, in concert with their brand partners and franchised retailer networks, is delivered by conventional methods. Very often this communication is one way and doesn't promote interaction ‘in the moment’. For example, traditional posted mail and outbound telephone calls from retailers or contact centres are very much alive and kicking. Whilst these efforts are laudable, the old conventional methods are fast running out of road and they are not in sync with the habits of the 21st century consumer.