DaimlerChrysler management board member Eckhard Cordes will be a keynote speaker at the first Automotive News Europe e-Business Conference later this year in Strasbourg, France.
Cordes is responsible for corporate development and IT management at D/C.
The conference, scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 to Friday,
December 1 at the Hilton hotel in Strasbourg, will be among the most significant automotive industry e-business events this year. It will focus on how web connectivity is changing the way carmakers and suppliers do business. Among the topics will be supply chain management on the web and the drive toward shorter build-to-order times.
Speakers at the conference will be executives responsible for setting policy and executing e-Business strategies at automakers and the world's largest suppliers.
Cordes will speak at a gala dinner on Thursday evening, November 30. The two-day event will begin on November 29 with a tour of DaimlerChrysler's Smart car factory in nearby Hambach, France.
Co-sponsors of the event are Deloitte & Touche and Deloitte Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Firepond.
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